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Cadillac V-Racing Invitational Shootout - Texas Motorplex

  • 02/25/2018
  • 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
  • Ennis, Texas


  • Registration for non-members of the Cadillac V-Club. You are allowed one pit crew or guest at no additional charge. Your additional guests will be required to pay the $10.00 guest fee at the gate.
  • Registration for members and sponsors of the Cadillac V-Club. As a V-Club member, you may bring one guest as a pit crew member at no additional cost. Additional family members should register as spectators and present their V-Club membership ID at the gate for free entry.

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Open to the public - Spectator tickets are available for purchase at the gate at Texas Motorplex beginning at 9:00AM, 2/25/18.

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After 5 years of hosting private track rentals at Texas Motorplex, the Cadillac V-Club is hosting our Inaugural “Cadillac V-Racing Invitational Shootout” drag race and roll race event at the world re-known 1/4 mile drag strip in Ennis Texas on Sunday, February 25, 2018.  This event is restricted to owners of Cadillac V-Series and V-Sport vehicles.  You are not required to be a member of the Cadillac V-Club to compete in this event as long as you own a Cadillac V.

This is an "advance registration" event and the number of entries is limited to a maximum of 70 vehicles. For spectating, this is a public event and all non-V-Club member spectators will be required to pay a $10.00 entry fee at the gate or you may purchase advance tickets for $7.50 each.

All V-Club Chapters including non-members of the V-Club are invited to participate for 5 hours of "open track unrestricted grudge or test 'n tune racing" before the bracket finals begin at 3:00PM.  Each sponsor will be allocated "no charge" competitor entries based on their level of sponsorship.  Our title sponsors for this event are Cadillac and Sewell Performance.  Additional supporting “co-sponsorships” are available.  All vehicles (including sponsor vehicles) competing in this event are restricted to Cadillac V-Series or V-Sport vehicles. You must own or compete in a Cadillac V-Series or V-Sport vehicle - no exceptions and that includes the roll racing session.

If you are a V-Club member who plans to attend as a spectator, there is no entry fee as long as you display your membership ID card at the gate.  All V-Club member guests must pay a spectator fee due at the gate at Texas Motorplex.

Event Details

V-Club Member Competitor Registration Fee: $50.00 (includes 1 pit crew member)
Non-Member Competitor Registration Fee: $85.00 (includes 1 pit crew member)
Optional Roll-Race "buy-in" Fee: $20.00 (due at driver's meeting on day of event)
Spectator Fee: $7.50 per person ADVANCE PURCHASE (children under 12 free) or $10.00 per person at the gate on day of event.

NOTE:  No late registration at track allowed.  Refund of entry fees for cancellations allowed up until 48 hours prior to start time on date of event, no exceptions.  No refunds for "no shows".  Roll Racing competitors MUST also have registered and paid the drag racing competition fee.  No "roll racing only" entries allowed but you may pay the required fee and opt out of racing in the drag race session if you only want to roll race.

Gates Open: 9:00AM
Drivers Meeting: 9:30AM
Track Hot: 10:00AM
Lunch: 11:30AM
Gates Close: 7:00PM


Bellatrino Wood Fired Pizza Truck will be onsite at 12:00 noon. Each registered competitor and sponsors including their employees who have membership Id cards with the V-Club will receive a coupon at the driver's meeting to receive one free meal and drink.  All other guests and spectators will have the option to purchase food and drinks at their expense at a special discount. 

Vehicle Classes
There will be 4 Cadillac V classes (2 ATS-V and 2 CTS-V) regardless of modifications to vehicle. Stock class is restricted to cold air intake, exhaust system upgrades and a tune only (no internal engine mods such as cam, heads, no-meth, no flex fuel, no pulley swap, no injector upgrade, no drag radials or slicks).  Modified class includes all modifications and is unrestricted.  Cadillac V-Sport, XLR-V, STS-V and Gen 1 CTS-V naturally aspirated vehicles will compete in the ATS-V class.

All competitors (drivers) will be required to sign two waivers, one from the Texas Motorplex and one from the V-Club.  Helmets and pants are mandatory (no shorts).  

WAIVER:  Click here to view the V-Club waiver. Print and bring this with you to the event "signed" by anyone who will be driving your vehicle.

All competitors and sponsors will receive a custom commemorative shirt as a gift for attending and supporting this event.

In the event of rain or the temperature is below 50 degrees based on weather forecast, the event will be rescheduled to the alternative track date which is Sunday, March 4.


Warren Wright of IM Racing Fuels will be on site at the event to provide racing fuel (pure high octane gas, methanol and Ignite E85/E90 ethanol).  Bring your own 5-gallon can to purchase fuel.  To pre-order a specific fuel and reserve 5 or more gallons of fuel in your name, call 817-648-1044.


Track will be fully prep'd extra VHT (PJ1) so expect excellent traction.  Unlimited passes on the track and wait times are expected to be minimal during open session.

Open Drag Racing Session: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
You choose your grudge match or just line up and "hot lap".  Drag radials or slicks are recommended but street tires are allowed.  If we have a lot of vehicles with street tires, lane 2 will be designated for street tires or drag radials/slicks and lane 1 will be drag radials or slicks only.  During this session your best E/T will determine whether you make it to the final four of each class of competition.

LUNCH SERVED: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Open Drag Racing will continue while lunch is being served. Catered by Bellatrino’s.


A V-Racing Champion will crowned from each class competing in the  Drag Race finals and a Champion will be crowned in the Roll Race finals. All Class Champions will receive custom "steel" laser cut award plaques as shown in the above image. 

The overall bracket "stock class" winners from the Drag Race event finals for "Top ATS-V" and "Top CTS-V" will each receive a paid family level membership (or renewal) in the Cadillac V-Club. $250 value each.

The overall bracket "modified class" winners from the Drag Race event finals for "Top ATS-V" and "Top CTS-V" will each receive a $500 cash prize for a total $1,000 payout.  

Cash payout for Roll Race TOP GUN will be based on number of competitors (limited to 50 maximum for a total possible payout of $1,000).

Drag Racing Top Gun Finals: 3:00PM - 5:00PM

  1. ATS-V Stock Final 4
  2. ATS-V Modified Final 4
  3. CTS-V Stock Final 4
  4. CTS-V Modified  Final 4

Both lanes 1 & 2 will be fully prep'd for drag radials/slicks for heads up competitive racing.  The session will include the Top 4 cars from each class  open drag racing session based on E/T time slips from the open drag race session in a single elimination bracket. Cars will be placed in bracket based on E/T time slips "fastest vs slowest".

Cadillac V-Series Roll Racing Top Gun Finals: 5:00PM - 6:30PM

This is an optional racing session for any class of Cadillac V-Series competitor in the drag race session.  Single elimination roll racing bracket  $20.00 "buy-in, winner take all" limited to 50 competitors who RSVP at time of advance registration. Entry fee due at driver's meeting check-in at Texas Motorplex.  

First round pairings will be determined by a blind draw to be placed in the bracket. Winners will continue to advance to next round in bracket until the champion is crowned

The left lane will always be designated as the pace vehicle.  Vehicles will be staged approximately 200 feet behind the starting line "tree" and will be traveling 30-40MPH when they enter the launch pad.  Both vehicles MUST remain side by side within one half car length and the "tree" will go green. It is up to the chase car to keep up with the pace car - no restarts for any reason!


DIRECTIONS: http://texasmotorplex.com/motorplex-info/travel-directions/

Built in 1986, The Texas Motorplex has been the place of many drag racing milestones and world record performances. Ever since Darrell Gwynn christened the first all-concrete, quarter-mile, national records and speed milestones have been commonplace at Texas Motorplex.

The Texas Motorplex is a favorite of drivers for the all-concrete race surface and ideal weather conditions, NHRA national events at Texas Motorplex commonly yield national records. Season championship titles are commonly clinched here and race fans get a great speed show!