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The last time Cadillac lined up for the World Challenge Series from 2004 to 2007, it was competing with the CTS-V sedan. As put by an understated Jim Vurpillat, Cadillac's global head of marketing, "We've been here before and had some success."
The CTS-V Coupe race cars were plucked from the same line as cars headed to dealerships.
By "some success," he means that the four-door roared off with the championship in its second and fourth years. The team has a steep road to climb if they're going to relive that kind of winning percentage with its new CTS-V Coupe, but, having watched the package shred the Long Beach circuit last weekend, there's no doubt they have a car that will be able to do it... eventually.
With just six months to prepare for the racing season, the two CTS-V Coupes piloted by Johnny O'Connell and Andy Pilgrim were built at the Lansing, Michigan plant, plucked from the same line as cars headed to dealerships. They were then taken to Pratt & Miller, the same firm that prepped the championship-winning CTS-V sedans, to be overhauled.
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Come out and watch O'Connell and Pilgrim in the Pirelli World Challenge series at Mosport:
May 20-22 Victoria Day SpeedFest Weekend
The Mosport SpeedFest Corral is a VIP Hospitality package that includes:
• 3-day admission, a private chalet with trackside (Turn 1) hospitality
• reserved parking for owners of Corral-featured cars
...• tech talks, driver appearances, autograph sessions, prizes
• an opportunity for a controlled on-track parade lap around Mosport
• Sunday bar-b-q lunch.
There will also be tours of the various team paddocks where you can get up close and personal to the teams, cars & crews. All this for $100 per person.
The Mosport SpeedFest schedule includes:
SCCA Pro Racing Trans-Am Series, World Challenge GT, GTS and Touring Class, Canadian Castrol Touring Car Championship, SCCA Pro Spec Racer, SCCA Pro Formula Enterprises and the Sundown Grand Prix.
To order your SpeedFest Corral tickets, contact Jen at the Mosport hot-line (905) 983-9141 or 1-800-866-1072.