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Old 03-21-2004, 04:16 PM   #1
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Im posting this around to some of the forums I frequent. Not sure if this is the best spot on this forum but it is where I first showed the CTS-V. It did not click at the time that it was not a Northstar powered car. Its still great news anyhow.

The Cadillac CTS-V 2 car team debut in the SCCA Speed World Challenge at Sebring this weekend. Racing in the GT championship class the CTS-V brings #1 and #2 victory competeing with cars such as the Viper, AWD Audi RS6, Corvette, and Saleen Its a 50 minute 20 lap supporting race that runs same weekend of 12 hours of Sebring. Sebring is a 7 + mile circuit. Sitting on the pole in 1 and 3 position from standing start Andy Pilgrims #3 pole car stalls because of clutch creep long before light. Audi AWD RS6 jumps to lead off the line. The pole sitter Max Angelelli'* CTS-V is in second. After a few laps Angelelli passes the Audi and pulls to over a 3 second lead. Pilgrim'* CTS-V running from the back makes lap times from 3-4 seconds faster than the pack and dashes just in time to make second by the last few laps.

Not bad for rice, ey ?

Audi RS6 3rd, Viper 4th, Corvette 5th and Saleen also dashes from second to last from line problems to 6th place.

Great race. Great day for this GM fan.

http://www.fast-autos.net/cadillac/cadillacctsvr.html

The yellow Corvette C5-R wins GTS class in the 12 hour race 3rd year in a row.It was a fourth overall running with the P1 and P2 prototypes and the army of Porsche'* in the GT class. The fastest running Corvette of the team drops out after a few hours due to burned clutch. Ferrari of Danny Sullivan takes 2nd, Saleen 3rd, Viper 4th, Ferrari 5th, with third Corvette at 6th.

http://www.fast-autos.net/chevrolet/...rvettec5r.html

The first place P1 Audi R8 was leading the 12 hours by 5 laps on its 5th year of domination. Lola/Nissan car won P2 and of course nothing but Porsche 1-6 and beyond for the GT class,there is some Ferrari'* in GT but not up to par yet I guess.

I have been waiting for this race along time and nothing pleases me more than to see GM on top against the worlds best.
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I tuned in for about an hour or so.

C5R are insane still!!!! Can't wait to see how the C6R'* do!


I never saw the CTS-v when i was in and out, but that'* what i wanted to hear!
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The CTS was in a different race. Like a preshow or post show thing. That race was on today at 1:00.

Heres a better press release. I just found. I'm no news man. Those black and red cars looked sharp as hell. Record times.

http://www.world-challenge.com/news/04press55.html
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thats good info/news SteveLS... thanks
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