The Cadillac V-Club is hosting our 4th annual “Cadillac V-Racing Top Gun Invitational” drag race and roll race event at the world re-known 1/4 mile drag strip in Ennis Texas on Saturday, February 29, 2018. This year a special Extreme Street Pro Modified class has been added which is open to Cadillac V-Series, Dodge Hellcat/Demon, Chevrolet Corvette/Camaro and Ford Mustang vehicles manufactured after 2005. With the exception of the Roll Racing class, all other classes are limited to drivers of Cadillac V-Series vehicles. This is an "invitation only" restricted event and the number of entries is limited to a maximum of 125 vehicles.
For spectating, this is a public event and spectators who are not members of the Cadillac V-Club will be required to pay an entry fee at the gate. Cash only, no credit cards accepted.
All Cadillac V-Club Chapters including non-members of the V-Club are invited to participate per the class rules. Each sponsor will be allocated "no charge" competitor entries based on their level of sponsorship. Sponsored vehicles are not required to be a Cadillac V-Series vehicle and if a non-V, then they may only compete in the test 'n tune/grudge racing, Roll Racing and the Extreme Street Pro Modified classes.
Title Presenting Sponsor: Sewell Cadillac
Co-Sponsor: Monster Clutch Co.
Frankenstein Engine Dynamics
Submit a Contact Us form if would like to join our list of sponsors for this event
V-Club Member Competitor Class Registration Fee: $50.00 per class (includes 1 competition class + 1 pit crew member)
Non-Member Competitor Registration Fee: $150.00 for first class plus $50 for each additional class (includes 1 competition class + 1 pit crew member)
Spectator Fee: $10.00 (children 12-under free and all active V-Club member spectators pay no spectator fee)
Gates Open: 9:00AM
Drivers Meeting: 9:30AM
Track Hot: 10:00AM
Gates Close: 7:00PM
Hospitality: For lunch, each registered competitor and sponsors and their employees who are members of 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.
NOTE: Non Cadillac V-Series drivers who are not members or event sponsors and wish to compete in the Extreme Street Pro Modified class must pay a $100 event participation fee in addition to the $50 class entry fee for a total Competitor Registration fee of $150. The class competition fee of $50 in the Extreme Street Pro Modified class IS NOT waived for drivers who are registered as a “sponsored driver” and received free entry to this event. All sponsored drivers may participate in test ‘n tune/grudge racing at no cost but must pay $50 per class to participate in Roll Racing and Extreme Street Pro Modified classes.
Cadillac V-Series owners who are not members of the Cadillac V-Club may join as a Regional Member for $100 prior to registering for this event and the $100 event participation fee will be waived. Click here to join the Cadillac V-Club.
There will be 9 classes of "Top Gun" competition regardless of modifications to vehicle with the exception of the Daily Driver classes which may NOT have any internal engine modification and must have factory turbos or superchargers. Daily Driver classes may have only 1 performance adder, i.e. twin turbos, supercharger or nitrous.
Class Sponsors (9 classes): – NOTE: Classes must have a minimum of 4 entries. Top 8 entries from test ‘n tune session in each class will be seeded into a single elimination championship bracket for all classes excluding the Roll Race class) class. The Roll Race class will include will include all competitor entries up to a maximum of 32 entries.
Dedicated Motorsports CTS-V Pro Modified Top Gun (no E/T restriction) - $1,000 payout to winner, $250 to runner-up + Award plaques
Tapout Tuning ATS-V Pro Modified Top Gun (no E/T restriction) - $1,000 payout to winner, $250 to runner-up + Award plaques
Monster Clutches V-Series Unlimited Manual (shifter) Top Gun (no E/T restriction) - $500 payout to winner, $150 to runner-up + Award plaques
4DHPCLUB/Justin White Tuned Extreme Street Pro Modified - $1,000 payout to winner, $250 to runner-up + Award plaques (Open to 2005 or newer CTS-V/ATS-V, Hellcat/Demon, Corvette, Camaro, Mustang vehicles) - E/T breakout 8.5)
Weapon X Motorsports All Out Roll Racing Top Gun limited to 32 entries - $50 buy-in, 70% payback to winner, 30% payback to runner-up
Circle D Specialties CTS-V Street Racer Top Gun (E/T breakout 10.0) Award plaques to winner & runner-up
TBD ATS-V Street Racer Top Gun (E/T breakout 10.5) Award plaques to winner & runner-up
Boost Mode Racing CTS-V Daily Driver Top Gun (E/T breakout 11.0) Award plaques to winner & runner-up
Diesel Dynamics ATS-V Daily Driver Top Gun (E/T breakout 11.5) Award plaques to winner & runner-up
All competitors (drivers) will be required to sign two waivers, one from the Texas Motorplex and one from the V-Club.SAFETY REQUIREMENTS: All drivers are required to wear a helmet and long pants (no shorts) in all classes. Any vehicle running faster than a 9.5 E/T, it is highly recommended that the vehicle include a minimum of a 4 point roll bar and that the driver wear a SFI approved firesuit/gloves/shoes. NHRA safety rules will not be enforced at this private event.
WAIVER: Click here to view the V-Club waiver. Print and bring this with you to the event "signed" by any 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, the event will be rescheduled to the alternative track date which is Saturday, March 28.
AGENDA FOR THE DAY
Track will be fully prep'd so expect excellent traction. Unlimited passes on the track during 5 hours of test ‘n tune/grudge racing session. Wait time in the staging lanes should be minimal.
Open Drag Racing Session: 10:00AM - 3:00PM
Competitors choose grudge matches or just line up and race. Dial in your best E/T which will determine whether or not you make it to the finals in your respective class. Drag radials or slicks are recommended but street tires are allowed. If there are 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.
LUNCH SERVED: 11:00AM - 1:00PM (Test 'n Tune & Grudge Racing will continue while lunch is being served)
Drag Racing Top Gun Finals: 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Both lanes 1 & 2 will be fully prep'd for drag radials/slicks for heads up competitive racing. This Top Gun finals session will include the Top 8 cars from each class test 'n tune/grudge racing session which will be seeded into a single elimination bracket based on E/T time slips. Cars will be placed in each bracket based on E/T time slips "fastest vs slowest". A brief driver's meeting will be held to announce bracket competitors and pairings.
All Out Roll Racing Top Gun Finals: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
This is an optional activity with an advance “buy-in” required at time of registration. 100% payback of entry fees for any class of driver who wants to compete in a single elimination roll racing bracket. Non Cadillac V-Series vehicles may compete in this class. You will get 1 “practice” roll race pass before competition begins. 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.
Award Presentation to Class Champions: 6:45PM - 7:00PM
A total of nine TOP GUN Champions will be crowned from the Drag Race and Roll Race events. Special recognition and awards presentation for "Top Gun" drag race finals and roll race finals. All class champions will receive custom laser cut steel award plaques.
ABOUT TEXAS MOTORPLEX
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!