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 |  Aug 07 2011, 12:09 PM


Looking to improve upon some of the success the team found during rounds five and six of the SCCA World Challenge series, Cadillac Racing is competing with its duo of CTS-V Coupe race cars at Mid-Ohio this weekend.

So far the podium has been elusive, with the No. 3 car piloted by Johnny O’Connell forced off track only to battle back to 8th place. The No. 8 car of Andy Pilgrim came close, finishing fourth in the seventh round of the series. The race was won by Alex Figge in the Volvo S60, with Patrick Long in the No. 45 Porsche GT3 second and James Sofronas in the Porsche GT3 coming 3rd.

O’Connell and Long will have a second chance during the 8th round later this afternoon. Currently O’Connell sits 4th in the driver points while Pilgrim is 7th with Cadillac second in the manufacturer’s championship.

If you’re looking to get a feel of what it’s like to ride along with these pros. You’re in luck. Cadillac Racing has provided a narrated hot lap by O’Connell and Pilgrim, with an amazing display of speed and some excellent tips from two pros.

GALLERY: Cadillac Racing CTS-V Coupe Mid Ohio


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 |  May 24 2011, 8:12 AM


The Cadillac Racing Team used the grunt of its supercharged V8-powered CTS-V race cars to achieve some of the season’s best results over the weekend at Mosport International Raceway. And if you’re at all curious as to what its like to be behind the wheel of one of the big coupes, do we have a treat for you.

Ride shotgun for two laps of what Caddy hot shoe Johnny O’Connell calls one of North America’s “fastest and, probably, most dangerous race tracks.” O’Connell and team mate Andy Pilgrim even provide some commentary.

GALLERY: Cadillac CTS-V Coupe Race Car


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 |  Mar 23 2011, 9:09 AM

As Cadillac gets ready for its return to racing this weekend, they’ve now quietly rolled out the first three installments of the ‘Refueled: The Return of the CTS-V’ YouTube miniseries.

The series profiles the creation of the cars, their testing and includes more insights on the team and drivers, with Andy Pilgrim driving the No.8 and Johnny O’Connell the No.3 car.

Set to take on everything from Vipers to Volvos in the GT class, the first race of the 2011 SCCA World Challenge series starts this weekend in St. Petersburg, Fla. And the best news, is, while in the past you’d have to wait at least two weeks to watch it on the NASCAR-obsessed SPEED channel, now you’ll be able to watch it live streaming at with two races this weekend, 11:55 a.m. Eastern time on Saturday, March 26, and 4:35 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday, March 27th.

Watch episode 1 through 3 after the jump and subscribe to Cadillac’s YouTube channel for updates here.:

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