AMG E55 Smokes It Up at LS Fest West in Sin City

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AMG E55 Swinging at Cleetus & Cars Burnout Contest - LS Fest West 2019 Day 1

Big Mercedes-AMG wagon hangs with the other big boys in the big burnout competition on the first day of LS Fest West.

While a few of us lost our shirts on the Kentucky Derby this past weekend, we all at MBWorld were in Vegas for the 2019 edition of LS Fest West. The annual gathering happens to be a celebration of the General Motors LS engine, so it might be a bit out of place for us Mercedes fans to be there.

And yet, there were than a few Benzes around that happened to have LS power under the hood, like this AMG E55 we witnessed smoking everyone up in the festival’s burnout competition.

AMG E55 Swinging at Cleetus & Cars Burnout Contest - LS Fest West 2019 Day 1

The competition, hosted by YouTube personality Cleetus McFarland, was held on the first and second day of the festival in its Side Show pit. And what a side show it was.

The big AMG E55 hung with the other LS-powered big boys as it swung its big weight around, leaving everyone of us and the car blanketed in tons of tire smoke.

AMG E55 Swinging at Cleetus & Cars Burnout Contest - LS Fest West 2019 Day 1

The top prize for each competition was $2,500 to the one who made the best smoke from their meaty rubbers. We don’t know if the E55 took home the big prize on the first day, but if it didn’t, we’re surprised. How can you not crown this big wagon the winner?

Photos for MB World by Derin Richardson

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Since launching her professional writing career nearly a decade ago as a fashion blogger, Cameron Aubernon has written for a handful of online and print publications on a wide variety of subjects, including expat issues, fashion, music, and, of course, the automotive industry. The automotive expert was even the editor-in-chief of a popular online lifestyle publication, where she reviewed luxury cars and interviewed fellow automotive enthusiasts.

A graduate of The Evergreen State College Class of 2005 with a bachelor's in liberal arts, Aubernon took a left turn from fashion writing into the automotive realm when she asked a fellow writer via Facebook if she could write for their site. Following an internship, stints with a couple of hyper-local online publications, and a move to Seattle, she made her then-biggest impact with The Truth About Cars, writing full-time for the publication from 2013 to 2015.

Currently, the highly-regarded automotive journalist is a frequent contributor to the high-traffic Internet Brands Auto Group websites Rennlist, Club Lexus, LS1Tech and Mustang Forums, among others.

Aubernon’s expert knowledge of all things Ford trucks has also made her a mainstay as one of the most prolific writers on Ford Truck Enthusiasts and F-150 Online.

Aubernon can be contacted via email at [email protected].

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