THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVE STREAMED
NOTE: No refunds allowed after Wednesday, February 23, 2022.
OFFICIAL FUEL SPONSOREthanol and race fuel will be available at track. If you have special fuel requirements or would like to preorder fuel, submit a contact us form.
TnT/Grudge Racing Session
The 5 hours of TnT/Grudge racing session will afford competitors the opportunity to dial in their best E/T to determine whether or not they qualify for the final 8 Top Gun bracket finals in each respective class. Every competitor MUST register to compete in 1 competition class even if they do not plan to compete in the finals if they qualify among the fastest 8 in their class of competition.
E/T Restricted Classes. All drivers are allowed to run as fast as possible in the TnT/Grudge Racing session in an attempt to reset their "personal best E/T". They may make as many passes as desired and are allowed to run faster than their competition class E/T restriction. If a driver's qualifying ET is faster than the breakout, then their actual qualifying ET will be whatever the time restriction is set to for the class, i.e. 9.50, 10.0, 10.50 or 11.0 depending on the class. If more than one driver in the same E/T restricted class breaks out, then those drivers will be seeded in their class bracket based on their best E/T even if their E/T has exceeded the breakout restriction.
All competition classes are restricted to Cadillac V-Series vehicles only except for Extreme Street Unlimited class and the All Out Exhibition class per the rules established for those two classes.
Competition Class Requirements
Every competitor is allowed to compete in a maximum of two drag racing classes with the following limitations:
1) No competitor is allowed to compete in two E/T restricted bracket classes, you cannot enter both the Street Racer and Daily Driver classes. However, Street Racer and Daily Driver competitors are allowed to also enter the Pro Street and Extreme Street Unlimited classes if they choose to do so.
2) Competitors who have entered the Extreme Street Unlimited class "no E/T" class ARE NOT allowed to compete in an E/T restricted Street Racer or Daily Driver Class. The 2nd class of competition must be a Pro Street class as long as the vehicle is a Cadillac. Pro Street Class competitors are encouraged to also compete in the Extreme Unlimited Class to compete against non-Cadillac V-Series vehicles.
3) Non Cadillac V-Series owners must request a registration code in order to compete in the the All Out Exhibition TnT/Grudge Racing class.
4) If a competition class does not have a minimum of 4 drivers, that class will be cancelled and the drivers will be moved to another class of competition closest to their power level and E/T breakout (if any).
All competitors (drivers) will be required to sign two waivers, one from the Texas Motorplex and one from the V-Club.
SAFETY: All drivers are required to wear a helmet and long pants (no shorts) in all classes. For auto racing, a helmet with a Snell rating of SA2010 or newer is required. However, if you are competing in the True Street or Daily Driver classes and you only have a motorcycle helmet, as long as it is DOT rated it will be allowed.
WAIVER: Click here to view the V-Club waiver. Print and bring this with you to the event "signed" by any one who will be driving your vehicle. RULES: During the registration process all drivers will be required to acknowledge they have read the rules and competition guidelines for this event. Driver's are responsible to ensure they enter the correct class based on their vehicle model and horsepower level.
Top Gun Competition Vehicle Classes
Class Sponsors (9 classes): – Classes must have a minimum of 8 entries for a full payout of cash awards. If less than 8 entries, payout will be pro-rated. Top 8 entries from test ‘n tune session in each class will be seeded into a single elimination championship bracket for each of their respective classes.
All competitors and sponsors will receive a custom commemorative Cadillac Racing TShirt, a Cadillac V-Club/Mobil 1 co-branded cap and a "beenie" as a commemorative gift for attending and supporting this event. In addition to the custom laser cut steel "V" award plaques, each class champion will each receive a custom co-branded Mobil 1/Cadillac Racing jacket.
Weapon X Extreme Street Unlimited Top Gun (no E/T restriction, no weight or tire restriction, aftermarket blowers/turbos plus nitrous/meth injection allowed, transbrake, transmission swap OK. GM (Cadillac, Corvette, Camaro), Ford (Mustang), MOPAR (Dodge) vehicles manufactured after 2005 - Must be street legal and current inspection is not required) - $1,000 payout to winner, $500 to runner-up + Award plaques. Championship jacket to winner.
Dedicated Motorsports Cadillac V8 Pro Street Top Gun (CTS-V, CT5-V including Blackwing, no E/T restriction, no weight or tire restriction, aftermarket blowers/turbos plus 2 power adders allowed, i.e. nitrous and meth injection. Must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker.) - $1,000 payout to winner, $500 to runner-up + Award plaques. Championship jacket to winner. Cadillac V-Series vehicles only.
Tapout Tuning Cadillac V6 Pro Street Top Gun (ATS-V, CT4-V including Blackwing & V-Sport no E/T restriction, no weight or tire restriction, aftermarket blowers/turbos plus 2 power adders allowed, i.e. nitrous and meth injection. Must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker.) - $1,000 payout to winner, $500 to runner-up + Award plaques. Championship jacket to winner. Cadillac V-Series vehicles only.
Circle D Specialties Cadillac V8 Street Racer Top Gun (CTS-V, CT5-V including Blackwing E/T breakout 9.50, may have OEM or aftermarket supercharger (no turbos), may have engine modifications/swaps with 1 additional power adder, i.e. nitrous or meth injection. Must be street legal. Drag radials or slicks and weight reduction allowed) - Award plaques to winner and runner up. Championship jacket to winner. Cadillac V-Series vehicles only.
Tapout Tuning Cadillac V6 Street Racer Top Gun (ATS-V/CT4-V including Blackwing & V-Sport E/T breakout 10.00, must have OEM twin turbos, may have 1 power adder, i.e. nitrous or meth injection. Must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker. Drag radials or slicks and weight reduction allowed) - Award plaques to winner and runner up. Championship jacket to winner. Cadillac V-Series vehicles only.
Exodus Performance Cadillac V8 Daily Driver Top Gun (CTS-V, CT5-V including Blackwing E/T breakout 10.50, OEM engine, bolt-on engine modifications, must have OEM supercharger (no turbos), no power adder (nitrous or meth injection), must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker, drag radials allowed but no slicks) - Award plaques to winner and runner up. Championship jacket to winner. Cadillac V-Series vehicles only.
Exodus Performance Cadillac V6 Daily Driver Top Gun (ATS-V/CT4-V including Blackwing & V-Sport E/T breakout 11.00, OEM engine, bolt-on engine modifications, must have factory turbos, no power adder (nitrous or meth injection), must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker, drag radials allowed but no slicks) - Award plaques to winner and runner up. Championship jacket to winner. Cadillac V-Series vehicles only.
Sewell Performance Cadillac True Street Limited Top Gun ( E/T breakout 11.00, CTS-V. CT5-V CT6-V, ATS-V, CT4-V including Blackwings & V-Sport models, no drag radials, no slicks, no engine or major performance modifications allowed with factory supercharger or turbos. Must be street legal with all factory interior installed, no weight reduction - CAI/Tune/Exhaust upgrade are the only mods allowed) - Award plaques to winner and runner up. Championship jacket to winner. Cadillac V-Series vehicles only.
All Out Exhibition - Test 'N Tune/Grudge Racing Only - No competition in finals - "all mods allowed", limited to 10 vehicles of any make or model by pre-approval and invitation only. GTR's, Mclaren's, etc. are welcome to register to participate. Request a registration code if you want to bring your vehicle out to make passes.
AGENDA FOR THE DAY
Gate will open at 8:30AM. Do no arrive prior to 8:30AM because you will not be allowed to enter Texas Motoplex. The track will not "go hot" until 10:00AM and 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 based on prior event history. In the event of cold weather below 50 degrees, the start time will be delayed until the ambient temperature is above 50 or the Race Director and Track Management agree the track is ready for racing.
Mandatory Drivers Meeting: 9:30AM
All competitors are required to attend this meeting where you will turn in your waivers and receive your tech card. During the driver's meeting, our sponsors will be introduced and there will be drawings from among all competitors to win some special prizes. In addition, you will receive your commemorative gifts and your lunch coupon. DO NOT MISS THE DRIVER'S MEETING!!!
Open Drag Racing Session: 10:00AM - 3:00PMCompetitors 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. Street tires are allowed in the Stock Street and Daily Driver classes only. 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 - Lunch coupons will be distributed during driver's meeting)
Drag Racing Top Gun Finals: 3:00PM - 6:00PM
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". Your best E/T during the TnT/grudge racing session will determine seeding and which bracket class of competition you will compete in during the finals. At no time during the Top 8 bracket finals may a driver who is competing in an E/T restricted class "breakout" during a race. Doing so will result in immediate disqualification. If both drivers breakout, then the next two drivers will advance or if the breakout occurs during the finals, the driver whose E/T is closest to the E/T restriction will be crowned the champion and the other driver will be the runner-up.
SCHEDULE FOR FINALS BRACKETS
There will be 8 cars in each class of competition and all 8 cars will complete their first round of passes before the next class proceeds to the starting line.
1. Extreme Unlimited 1st Round
2. V8 Pro Street 1st Round
3. V6 Pro Street 1st Round
4. V8 Street Racer 1st Round
5. V6 Street Racer 1st Round
6. V8 Daily Driver 1st Round
7. V6 Daily Driver 1st Round
8. True Street 1st Round
Once the first round of bracket finals is completed, the quarter finals, semi-finals and finals will be run in the same order. Drivers must be in the staging lanes ready to race when your class is called to the starting line. The tower will call classes to the starting line and if you are not in the staging lane when your class is scheduled to run, you will be eliminated from the competition. If you are registered to compete in two classes, it is possible you may have to "hot lap".. there will be no cool downs allowed!
A total of eight TOP GUN Champions will be crowned from the Drag Race events. Special recognition and awards presentation for "Top Gun" drag race finals.
ABOUT TEXAS MOTORPLEX
7500 US Highway 287, Ennis, TX
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!
HOTELS CLOSE TO TRACK
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Covert Cadillac of Austin
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Genesis Cadillac of St. Clair Shores
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