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  • 12/03/2016 9:28 AM | Anonymous

  • 11/09/2016 8:55 AM | Anonymous
    The 2nd annual wannaGOFAST Texas 1/2 Mile kicks on this week-end on Saturday, November 12 in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Sewell Cadillac is a "Double Platinum" sponsor and representatives of the Cadillac Racing Team will also be in attendance at the event.  Johnny O'Connell and Michael Cooper will both be onsite showing support for members of the V-Club who are competing and they will be available for autographs.

    There will be 42 V-Series vehicles competing in the two day event hosted by Blake Hutchinson of wannaGOFAST.   Blake founded wannaGOFAST in 2012 in order to fill a niche in the motorsports marketplace.  His goal is to create a safe and controlled environment for fellow car enthusiasts to pursue their “Need For Speed” without the restrictions of the standard 1/8 or 1/4 mile drag strip. Competitors are able to see what it’s like to hit speeds they have only dreamed of without the risk of law enforcement or causing injury to others, while being surrounded by on-site safety personnel.

    This is the 3rd wannaGOFAST event in Texas and the 2nd at the Sulphur Springs airport.   The current 1/2 Mile record for a V-Series vehicle was set in 2015 by Kurt Decker at 182.3 MPH in his 1,000+ WHP nitrous fed CTS-V sedan.  There will be several 1,000+ WHP V's competing for the Top Gun award this week-end and no doubt the current record will be reset.

    For more details on this event, visit our event calendar.

  • 05/28/2016 7:05 AM | Anonymous

    Founded in 2013, in just 3 years the V-Club has reached the 300th member milestone and continues to grow and increase V-Series awareness for Cadillac and our title sponsor the Sewell family of Cadillac dealerships.  Launched with only 8 "charter" members, the V-Club now has 3 Chapters:  Dallas/Fort Worth (146 members), Houston (98 members) and Austin/San Antonio (51 members).  Affiliate Membership includes 5 members.

    58 have been active members in the V-Club since 2013 and although there has been some natural attrition due to members selling their V's or moving to another state, with the launch of the new Gen-3 ATS-V and CTS-V, membership continues to increase.   The V-Club membership includes a wide variation of vehicles from Gen 1 through Gen 3 some of which are factory OEM stock while others are "mild to wildly" modified.

    Our Affiliate members do not reside physically in Texas but have committed to support the V-Club and are recognized as a valuable extension of our V-Series family.   Last but certainly not least, membership includes our sponsors who are key supporters of the V-Club.   The products, services and support they have provided to our members has been outstanding and is certainly much appreciated!

  • 11/15/2015 7:51 PM | Anonymous

    V-Club member and sponsor Kurt Decker of LSX Performance & Dyno Tuning in Victoria Texas reset the world 1/2 Mile record for a V-Series vehicle at the wannaGOFAST Texas 1/2 Mile event in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  The new record is 182.33 MPH!  Congratulations Kurt!

    Here's a video of the pass down the runway!

  • 08/10/2015 10:09 PM | Anonymous

    Driver Registration opens on August 14th, 2015 at 8am Central Time for the November 14-15th, 2015 Texas 1/2 Mile Shootout!!

    Check out this promotional video:

  • 07/06/2015 6:49 AM | Anonymous

    by TMS Media Relations | Jul 06, 2015

    FORT WORTH, Texas (July 6, 2015) – Fireworks were not relegated to the sky above Texas Motor Speedway this past Friday evening during Week 3 of Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing.

    More than 200 competitors were joined by nearly 5,000 fans – with more than 800 military and law enforcement officers on hand – as part of DSG Arms Law Enforcement and Military Appreciation Night in an evening that featured intense racing as well as a fireworks display.

    After rain washed out Week 2 of Friday Night Drags, racers returned to action to compete on Texas Motor Speedway’s 1/8-mile drag strip. A trio of drivers extended their winning streaks and in the process allowed them to take commanding leads each of their division point standings. Sportsman Division’s Brock Anders, of Keller, (1966 Chevrolet Nova), AWD Tuning All-Wheel Drive Division’s Abel Narezo, of Fort Worth, (2015 Nissan GTR) and DSG Arms Black Smoke Warrior Division’s Eric Cothrum, of Sunnyvale, (2006 Dodge 2500) were all victorious.

    Other Week 3 winners included Aledo’s Chase Prollock (2013 Scion FRS) in the Tuner Division, Longview’s Brock Gilliam (1957 Volkswagen Bug) in the Street Bandit Division.  In the SNL Performance Supercar DivisionArlington’s Wes Coleman (2013 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon) was victorious against Highland Village's Sean O'Rourke (2011 CTS-V Coupe) in a "Texas V-Club member" finals for the 2nd time this season. There were over 30 entries in the Supercar Division.  Fort Worth’s Pat Gloner (2000 Pontiac Trans Am) was victorious in the B&G Mufflers Street Outlaw Division.

    With their wins, Prollock, Gilliam and Coleman are tied for the lead in their respective divisions. Gloner, who missed the opening week of Friday Night Drags, is tied for second in the Outlaw standings.

    Each week racers battle for points as part of the six-week summer series. At the conclusion of the season, the racers in each division with the most points accumulated will be crowned the champion and receive a six-drawer, 40-inch Snap-On roll cart. To View the season points standings, click here.

    Racing continues Friday for Week 4 of Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing. Gates open at 6 p.m. CT with inspection, practice and the Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine beginning at 6:15 p.m. Drag racing competition gets underway at 9 p.m.

  • 06/22/2015 1:07 PM | Anonymous

    by TMS Media Relations | Jun 22, 2015

    FORT WORTH, Texas (June 22, 2015) – Texas Motor Speedway opened its seventh season of Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing this past week with an impressive showing as more than 200 competitors turned out to race their personal vehicles down the speedway’s converted 1/8-mile drag strip. 

    Competitors from across North Texas joined in the thrill of going head-to-head with fellow car enthusiasts for the chance to earn bragging rights during the first week of the six-week summer amateur racing series that takes place on the pit lane of the 1.5-mile superspeedway. 

    This year marked the debut of a seventh division with the addition of the AWD Tuning All-Wheel Drive class. Fort Worth’s Abel Narezo and his 2015 Nissan GTR edged out Chris Brown, of Lucas, in his 2014 Nissan GTR to become the division’s inaugural winner.  

    Other Week 1 winners included Haltom City’s Jesse Cerenas (2005 Acura RSX) in the Tuner Division, Saginaw’s Chance Bracken (2015 Ford Mustang) in the Street Bandit Division, Keller’s Brock Anders (1966 Chevrolet Nova) in the Sportsman Division, Fort Worth’s Mike Franks (2011 Cadillac CTSV Coupe) edged out Stephen Hannah (2009 CTS-V Sedan) in the SNL Performance Super Cars Division, Sunnyvale’s Eric Cothrum (2006 Dodge 2500) in the DSG Arms Black Smoke Warrior Division, and Northlake’s Tyler Mitchell (1979 Ford Fairmont) in the B&G Mufflers Street Outlaw Division. 

    Also on display were prized vehicles from both the past and present as part of the Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine competition. Each week Texas Motor Speedway will select the top entries that will earn awards in four categories – Best of Show, Best Classic-1972 or earlier, Best Current Custom-1973 to current, Best Motorcycle. 

    Taking home the top honors from among the 200 overall entrants included Fort Worth’s Sam Soutsvahth and his 2000 Plymouth Prowler earning Best in Show. North Richland Hills natives John Atkins (Ducati Hypermotard) and Steve Boria (1969 Chevrolet Camaro) earned Best Motorcycle and Best Classic, respectively. Sterling Johnson, of Richardson, and his 2010 Chevrolet Trans Am conversion – ZTA Firebird picked up the honor for Best Current Custom. 

    Racing continues Friday for Week 2 of Friday Night Drags presented by Snap-On Racing. Gates open at 6 p.m. CT with inspection, practice and the Hills Air Support Show-N-Shine beginning at 6:15 p.m. Drag racing competition gets underway at 9 p.m. 

     Parking is free in the PSL lot outside Gate 6 and also available for $20 in the infield (with admission included in the pricing). Coolers are permitted in both the grandstands and infield. 

  • 05/21/2015 11:34 AM | Anonymous

    Reprinted Newsflash dated 5/20/2015 from the U.S. Mile staff...

    We had a very successful day at The Houston ½ Mile at Ellington Airport on May 16th 2015.  We had some really fast cars and motorcycles and it did NOT rain!! Check out these cool results and highlights. 

    TOP SPEED: This honor goes to Ricky Crossley who went 209.4MPH in a ½ Mile in his 2004 Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo. 

    The current fastest speed record still stands from 2014 held by Cody Whitehead at 224.4MPH in his Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo.

    FASTEST GTR:Mark Johnston takes home the title of fastest GTR at The Houston ½ Mile. He achieved a top speed of 203.3MPH! Congrats to him and his crew at AC Motorsports.  

    FASTEST CAMARO: Chase Dooley achieved a top speed of 196.7MPH in the Snappy Racing Camaro. This breaks their previous record of 178.7MPH in the same car in 2014. Congrats to them for having the official 1/2 Mile Camaro Record and for having the 3rd fastest vehicle at the event. 

    FASTEST SHELBY GT500:  Kevin Johnston went home with the honor of fastest Shelby GT500 going 179.1MPH in a 1/2 Mile, beating his previous speed of 160.5MPH and grabbing the record for fastest Shelby GT500. 

    FASTEST PORSCHE: Todd Nall's top speed was 185.2MPH in his 2011 Porsche 911 Turbo in 2014 and he came out this year and beat his record achieving a top speed of 191.7MPH.

    FASTEST CORVETTE: A 2013 ZR1 driven by Jim Cosco went 178.1MPH and takes the title of fastest corvette of the event!

    FASTEST CADILLAC: The fastest Cadillac of the weekend was driven by Mike Franks. He beat his speed from 2014 which was 175.8MPH by achieving 176.1MPH in his 2011 Cadillac CTS V. Mike Franks is the president of the Texas V-Club and brought out a few new CTSV participants to enjoy our event! We appreciate you Mike!

    FASTEST MOTORCYCLE: Brian Trennepohl who went 176.9 MPH on his 2007 Suzuki Hayabusa 1300 takes the honor of Fastest Motorcycle of the event. Brian did not beat his own personal best from 2014 of 198.4 MPH but he was the fastest motorcycle of the weekend. 

    ALL ELECTRIC ZOMBIE CAR: Mitch Medford's all electric Mustang made its ½ Mile debut at The Houston ½ Mile and did a whopping 165.3MPH! He almost took the record from John Metric who currently holds the all-electric record at The Houston ½ Mile at 165.5MPH.  

    FASTEST FEMALE DRIVER: Zoe Slaton with AC Motorsports was the fastest female driver of the weekend. She went 164.0MPH in a 2011 Ford Mustang GT. Right behind her was Kathy Johnston who went 163.5MPH in her 2015 Dodge Hellcat! Congrats to you both! 

    MOST RUNS: Darrell Johnston did a total of 20 runs in 1 Day!!!!

    To view all of the event results check out our website: 

  • 03/16/2015 12:24 PM | Anonymous

    We had 25 drivers compete in the 1st V-Racing Shootout at Texas Motorplex sponsored by SNL Performance and Sewell Performance Group.  The final single elimination bracket race of the day was between Dustin Callaway and Bo Clifton.   What a great race.... very evenly matched!

    There were over 50 spectators who attended and a great time was had by all.   All drivers, V-Club members and their guests were treated to some outstanding pizza catered by Tracy's wood fire grill food truck.  

    Thanks to Clint Wallace and theTexas Motorplex for hosting this event. The track prep was perfect and there were no "traction" complaints.

    Hopefully we can make this an annual event and get more of our members from Houston, Austin and San Antonio to particiate next time.  Congratulations to Bo Clifton who will receive an award plaque and a free 1 year membership in the Texas V-Club.

  • 01/13/2015 10:09 AM | Anonymous

    The Texas V-Club had several V's at this event.  Great promotional video of the event!  Visit the news section via this link:

 Sewell Cadillac of Dallas

 Sewell Cadillac of Grapevine

 Sewell Cadillac of Houston

Ken Batchelor Cadillac of San Antonio

    Covert Cadillac of Austin

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