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2009-2014 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, October Texas Mile in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2009-2014; 650 plus I will have nitrous. You have to fight fire with fire. See you soon....
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    Re: October Texas Mile

    650 plus I will have nitrous. You have to fight fire with fire. See you soon.

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    Re: October Texas Mile

    I understand, just luv it. I believe you will do 186 MPH

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    the car puts out 650 hp at the wheels but I have added more since then. I will show you when you show up. See you soon

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    Re: October Texas Mile

    Hunterkiller

    If all goes as planned Secret Weapon and I shoul be there waiting for the gate to open also. We should all swap cell numbers before Thursday. So far we have to save some room for a few more. Still need to get a total count of how many.

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    Re: October Texas Mile

    Anybody with FRS Radios, be sure to bring them. We'll probably be needing spotters, too.
    Snake Bit Super Chilled Black Raven 2006 Cadillac XLR-V aka Elwood (Jake's brother)
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    Re: October Texas Mile

    I have 4 or 5 I can Bring

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    Re: October Texas Mile

    We had 7 cars in our pit area surrounding the Caddy Shack RV.



    Then there were three other groups of Caddys spread out throughout the paddock.




    Steve and I made our final runs Saturday afternoon. Steve's best time was 154.6 My best time was 159.5 Then on my 160+ run I spun the supercharger pulley off the snout at 18lbs of boost.





    As an update, the CTS-V crews had 2 cars over 190. The bulk of them were between 178 and 189.
    Snake Bit Super Chilled Black Raven 2006 Cadillac XLR-V aka Elwood (Jake's brother)
    Verified 501rwhp and 486TQ at 6000RPM so far...final goal 575/550

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    Texas Mile Record Holder: Street Legal XLR @ 159.5MPH
    ECTA LSR Record Holder: 4.2-5.0L Blown Gas Modified Sports Car

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    Re: October Texas Mile

    Nice! Is that Mark's motor home in the pics?

    Who did the 190+s

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    Re: October Texas Mile

    Quote Originally Posted by V locity View Post
    Nice! Is that Mark's motor home in the pics?
    Yes, he's the one who named it "The Caddy Shack"
    Snake Bit Super Chilled Black Raven 2006 Cadillac XLR-V aka Elwood (Jake's brother)
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    Texas Mile Record Holder: Street Legal XLR @ 159.5MPH
    ECTA LSR Record Holder: 4.2-5.0L Blown Gas Modified Sports Car

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    Re: October Texas Mile

    Great time GizmoQ It was great meeting all the guys and finally meeting you .

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    Re: October Texas Mile

    Dan what was your best time?I left a little before lunch Sat. so I did not see you run again. Did you hit the 190 mark or better? Enjoyed visiting with you as usually. Hopwe to have my V ready for the March Texas Mile. Don

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    Re: October Texas Mile

    Home Sweet Home. Getting back was a long trip without the blower pulley/belt.
    Snake Bit Super Chilled Black Raven 2006 Cadillac XLR-V aka Elwood (Jake's brother)
    Verified 501rwhp and 486TQ at 6000RPM so far...final goal 575/550

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    Re: October Texas Mile

    Quote Originally Posted by dons View Post
    Dan what was your best time?I left a little before lunch Sat. so I did not see you run again. Did you hit the 190 mark or better? Enjoyed visiting with you as usually. Hopwe to have my V ready for the March Texas Mile. Don
    My best on motor only no meth or nitrouse was 185.6 I planned to run a 100 shot but had a bad seliniod. HAD a great time all everone that had a v. Congrates to steve with his record breaking run. Hope to see everyone in March. You cant ask for a better run, better formate than the Texas mile. Dont miss the next event in March

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    Re: October Texas Mile

    I'm still downloading picks and videos. Car goes to Steigemeier on Thursday. No blower meant no rapid acceleration on the way home, but cruising at 85 was fine once I got there. With the oil leak my engine compartment it a mess. Oil pressure never went over 48PSI so it wasn't leaking too much - just enough to coat everything with a thin film.

    The trip down was pretty inconsequential. I had forgotten the speed limit in Texas was higher than most. Even on the State highways there were parts posted at 75MPH. I spent the first night of the journey with cousins in Katy, TX. Then took US59 down into Beeville.



    We had anticipated approximately 20 Cadillacs, but some teams wanted to park elsewhere. The airport paddock ended up with 4 different Cadillac corrals. Personally, I think it was a good thing because it provided several different enviroments to experience. The Caddy Shack was laid back and playful. TX Conda's pit crew was very serious and all business (he was the first Caddy to exceed 192MPH). Blinky's pit area was Party Central with all the young adults partying all nite. By the end of the day on Friday, HunterKiller had the "Caddy Shack" (RV) all set up and pitted all our cars next to it.



    My biggest contribution was the Cadillac Racing banners - Everyone at the track was impressed. The local Caddy Dealer wanted to buy them, then asked where I got them.



    Steve heading to get registered and take the car through tech inspection.



    Elwood returning from Tech inspection:



    Steve returning from Tech inspection:




    Thursday nite finally ended with the sun setting on our pits.

    Everybody was done for the day and prepped to get up at 5AM. We would get in line around 6AM; the grid opened promptly at 630AM; we staged our cars in the grid then walked back to our pits for breakfast. The first car on the track would be at 8AM so we had a couple hours to kill before it was our turn.
    Snake Bit Super Chilled Black Raven 2006 Cadillac XLR-V aka Elwood (Jake's brother)
    Verified 501rwhp and 486TQ at 6000RPM so far...final goal 575/550

    ELWOOD - "Corvette in a Tuxedo ... with a Jet Pack"



    2013 St Louis Region SCCA Solo SSM Class Champion
    Texas Mile Record Holder: Street Legal XLR @ 159.5MPH
    ECTA LSR Record Holder: 4.2-5.0L Blown Gas Modified Sports Car

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    Re: October Texas Mile

    Friday was all about licensing and shakedowns. I ran my licensing run at 141.9, Steve's was at 151, I think. Saturday it was time to get serious, BUT.....
    Steve and Jack were having a good time.

    Steve and I tried to get Jack in this photo but he was walking away and the cameraman only got part of his back.


    There were actually 5 XLRs at the Mile. Jack, Steve, and I parked by the Caddy Shack and the other two were relegated to the spectator parking area.



    Steve and I staged in the grid together for my third run and his second.



    Elwood underway to another record setting run: 159.5MPH





    The aftermath of my last run of the weekend. Notice I set the supercharger pulley on top of the supercharger. The Gates belt lived up to its reputation - it never broke. I had to cut it to get it from behind the supercharger pulley.Then the pulley came off. Unfortunately, it WAS a 7-rib belt - by the time I got it back to the pits all the ribs had melted off and were embedded in the power steering and tensioner pulleys.
    Snake Bit Super Chilled Black Raven 2006 Cadillac XLR-V aka Elwood (Jake's brother)
    Verified 501rwhp and 486TQ at 6000RPM so far...final goal 575/550

    ELWOOD - "Corvette in a Tuxedo ... with a Jet Pack"



    2013 St Louis Region SCCA Solo SSM Class Champion
    Texas Mile Record Holder: Street Legal XLR @ 159.5MPH
    ECTA LSR Record Holder: 4.2-5.0L Blown Gas Modified Sports Car

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