CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring
Cadillac
 

Cadillac Forums | Help Us Help You | Advertise | Cadillac Parts | Cadillac News | Cadillac Classifieds / (Old System)

Cadillac Technical Archive | Cadillac Dealers | Cadillac Reviews | Cadillac Dealer Reviews | Cadillac Vendors

CadillacForums.com is the premier Cadillac Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 13 of 13
2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Check it out, CTS-V race cars turned #1 and #3 best practice laps yesterday evening (3/18) out of a field ...
  1. #1
    jimt222 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Age
    60
    Posts
    15

    CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring

    Check it out, CTS-V race cars turned #1 and #3 best practice laps yesterday evening (3/18) out of a field of 32 cars (including Z06 Vettes, Porsche 911s, Vipers, Audi RS6, etc.

    http://www.world-challenge.com/2004/...practcomb.html

    CTS-V is da bomb for sure.

    Jim T.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    CadillacForums.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    GNSCOTT is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    1,061

    Angry Re: CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring

    Quote Originally Posted by jimt222
    Check it out, CTS-V race cars turned #1 and #3 best practice laps yesterday evening (3/18) out of a field of 32 cars (including Z06 Vettes, Porsche 911s, Vipers, Audi RS6, etc.

    http://www.world-challenge.com/2004/...practcomb.html

    CTS-V is da bomb for sure.

    Jim T.
    Wow, awesome showing for Cadillac and GM. 4 out of the top 5 are GM cars. Wish the damn race was live.

  4. #3
    jimt222 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Age
    60
    Posts
    15

    Re: CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring

    Qualifying is under way at this moment (noon EST)

    Max Angelelli in CTS-V #16 has just set the mark for the pole position with a best lap of 2:09.076, more than a second better than any other car. Andy Pilgrim CTS-V #8 currently has the fourth spot with a 2:10.795 best lap.

    The race won't be televised live but it will be rebroadcast on Speed-TV on Sunday afternoon 3/28.

    Hard core fans can watch a live "leaderboard" online at http://www.world-challenge.com/2004/...ivetiming.html the race is this Friday 3/19 at 4:25 PM EST.

    Jim T.

  5. #4
    jimt222 is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    Northern Virginia
    Age
    60
    Posts
    15

    Re: CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring

    Here's a nic pic of Angelelli in the pole-setting CTS-V #18

    http://www.world-challenge.com/2004/...eb-gtp1-16.jpg

  6. #5
    benjet's Avatar
    benjet is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Bay Area, CA
    Posts
    1,372

    Re: CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring (SPOILER)

    Whoo hooo!!!

    Took Pole in Qualifying as well (500 point bonus)!

    http://www.world-challenge.com/2004/...b/gt-qual.html

    The 2 cars were 1st and 3rd in Practice, 1st and 4th in Qualifying. Hope they do at least this well during the race!

    -Ben

  7. #6
    ktills45 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Location
    North of Philly
    Posts
    493

    Re: CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring

    Please, Please post that thread over on bimmerfest.com.

  8. #7
    rueben44 is offline Cadillac Owners Fanatic
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Posts
    356

    Re: CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring

    This is such good news!!!!

  9. #8
    GNSCOTT is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Connecticut
    Posts
    1,061

    Re: CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring

    I can't wait to hear what the announcers/commentators have to say about the V and Caddy on Sunday when the race is televised. My friends, Cadillac has arrived!

  10. #9
    Brett's Avatar
    Brett is offline Watching the Watchers
    Join Date
    Jan 2003
    Location
    Tampa
    Age
    40
    Posts
    5,965

    Re: CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring

    ANGELELLI SHATTERS SPEED GT QUALIFYING MARK IN CADILLAC

    SEBRING, Fla. (March 18, 2004) – Italian Max Angelelli and Cadillac made their respective debuts in grand fashion Thursday, shattering the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge GT track record to take the pole position for Friday’s Round One race, part of the 52nd Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring at Sebring International Raceway. Returning driver and former Champion Lou Gigliotti, of Dallas, Texas, will start outside the front row.


    Max Angelelli used a tow from his teammate to take the pole. Click for larger.

    Driving the No. 16 Team Cadillac/Mobil 1/Motorola/Bose Cadillac CTS-V, Angelelli shattered the track record by more than three seconds with a lap of 2:09.076 (103.195 mph) - 3.570 seconds better than Phil McClure’s 2003 mark of 2:12.646. His time was a full 1.112 seconds faster than Gigliotti’s best lap.

    “We’ve spent a lot of time practicing here at Sebring,” Angelelli said. “My best lap, I got a very nice slipstream from my teammate all the way down to turn 17. I had a lot of speed [there] and gained a lot all the way to the end of the lap.”

    The pole was the first for a Cadillac in SCCA competition and marked the successful debut of a factory-backed production car from the manufacturer in motorsports.

    Not lost in the excitement, Gigliotti, a three-time series Champion who has been on hiatus since 1997, returned in grand fashion with his No. 28 LG Pro Long Tube Header Chevrolet Corvette ZO6, turning a lap of 2:10.188 (102.313 mph) at the beginning of the session. Angelelli answered some laps later, but Gigliotti’s attempt to steal the pole back was thwarted when he came in contact with another car while on a cool-down lap, breaking a wheel and ending his session.

    Defending series Champion Randy Pobst was third quick in his No. 1 Audi Certified Pre-Owned Audi RS 6. Pobst turned a lap of 2:10.661. Andy Pilgrim, of Delray Beach, Calif., qualified fourth in his Cadillac, followed by McClure, of Floris, Iowa, in his Corvette ZO6.

    In all, the top eight cars, which also included Tommy Archer (Dodge Viper Competition Coupe), Leighton Reese (Corvette ZO6) and Michael Galati (Audi), were under the previous track record.

    John Young, who had recorded the seventh quickest time, was moved to the back of the field for being under weight.

    Friday’s Round One race will take its standing start at 4:40 p.m. (Eastern), with Live Timing & Scoring Presented by Cadillac available at www.world-challenge.com. Friday’s race will be broadcast at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, March 21 on SPEED Channel.



    Shattering records is cool

  11. #10
    JEM
    JEM is offline Cadillac Owners Enthusiast
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Posts
    655

    Re: CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring

    Cadillac bought the series.

    There's been a lot of grumbling among other competitors in both Speed World Challenge and Grand Am that the organizers have given Cadillac an enormous array of breaks that other cars don't get. They get engine setback no one else gets, C6 engine parts that even the Vettes can't run, bigger engines, etc. etc.

    It'd be an embarrassment if they didn't run away from the field.

    Let's wait a few races and see if things get evened out.

  12. #11
    Wienk is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2005 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Bend OR
    Age
    72
    Posts
    82

    Re: CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring

    It's live on Speed Channel Saturday.



    Quote Originally Posted by GNSCOTT
    Wow, awesome showing for Cadillac and GM. 4 out of the top 5 are GM cars. Wish the damn race was live.

  13. #12
    Wienk is offline Cadillac Owners Member
    Automobile(s): 2005 CTS-V
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Bend OR
    Age
    72
    Posts
    82

    Re: CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring

    It's live on Speed Channel.

    Quote Originally Posted by jimt222
    Qualifying is under way at this moment (noon EST)

    Max Angelelli in CTS-V #16 has just set the mark for the pole position with a best lap of 2:09.076, more than a second better than any other car. Andy Pilgrim CTS-V #8 currently has the fourth spot with a 2:10.795 best lap.

    The race won't be televised live but it will be rebroadcast on Speed-TV on Sunday afternoon 3/28.

    Hard core fans can watch a live "leaderboard" online at http://www.world-challenge.com/2004/...ivetiming.html the race is this Friday 3/19 at 4:25 PM EST.

    Jim T.

  14. #13
    gothicaleigh's Avatar
    gothicaleigh is offline Cadillac Owners Master
    Automobile(s): Current: None Past: '94 STS, '93 Eldorado, '98 ETC, '03 CTS
    Join Date
    Oct 2003
    Location
    MyWorldIsEvil, ButAmericanMade
    Posts
    6,654

    Re: CTS-V race cars post top times at Sebring

    Unfair?
    Sounds like you're doing damage control to me...

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Bookmarks

Cadillac Posting Rules

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Read about Lincoln | Buick | Kia Forte Forum
Need products for your Cadillac? Check out your options at the links below:

custom floor mats | Cadillac Chrome and Black Chrome Wheels | window tinting