As of 2/24/21 the weather forecast has not improved. We are monitoring the weather daily and if for any reason due to inclement weather we feel the track will not be safe or ready for racing on Saturday morning, we will make the decision to reschedule NLT noon CST on Thursday, February 25.
NOTICE: Registration will close at noon on Wednesday, February 24 or when classes are full. If event is sold out, a wait list will be available. No class entries will be accepted at the track on February 27. You must register and pay in advance and refunds will be allowed up to 72 hours prior to the event date. NO REFUNDS for any reason after Thursday, February February 25 at 5PM CST.
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The Cadillac V-Club is hosting the 5th Annual Cadillac V-Racing Top Gun Invitational presented by Sewell Performance, Monster Clutch Co. and Autoplex Customs. This annual drag race and roll race event will once again be hosted at the world re-known 1/4 mile Texas Motorplex drag strip in Ennis Texas on Saturday, February 27, 2021. The 2020 event included competitors from Texas, Oklahoma, Ohio, Arkansas, Louisiana and Florida.
With the exception of the Extreme Street Unlimited Top Gun, Roll Racer and Sponsor Exhibition vehicles, all other competition classes are restricted to drivers of Cadillac V-Series vehicles. The EXCEPTION is the Test 'N Tune/Grudge Racing session which is open to any foreign or domestic late model vehicle. This is an "invitation only" restricted event and the number of non-Cadillac V-Series vehicles is restricted to a maximum of 25 entries.
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 the driver may only compete in the test 'n tune/grudge racing unless the vehicle model is one of the "Big 3" models allowed per the rules, the driver may also compete in the Roll Racer and the Extreme Street Unlimited classes.
In the event of rain or the temperature is below 50 degrees throughout the day, the event will be rescheduled to the alternate track date. The decision to reschedule will be made NLT than 5PM on Thursday, February 25.
View photos from the 2020 Cadillac V-Racing Top Gun Invitational.
Video from 2020 Cadillac V-Racing Top Gun Invitational produced by Sarah Karger
V-Club Member Competitor Class Registration Fee: $50.00 per class up to a maximum of 2 drag racing classes plus the roll racing class (includes 1 pit crew member) Competition class entry includes 5 hours of TnT/Grudge session to qualify for Top 8 bracket finals.Non Cadillac V-Series drivers who are not members or event sponsors and wish to compete in the Extreme Street Unlimited class must pay a $100 event participation fee in addition to the $50 class entry fee for a total Competitor Registration fee of $150.
Non-Member Competitor Registration Fee: $100.00 non-member entry fee plus $50 for each competition class up to a maximum of 2 drag racing classes plus the roll racer class (includes 1 pit crew member)
Competition class entry includes 5 hours of TnT/Grudge session to qualify for Top 8 bracket finals.
Public Spectator Fee: $10.00 (children 12-under free and all active V-Club member spectators pay no spectator fee if they display ID card at gate and have RSVP'd to attend)
Gates Open: 9:00AM
Mandatory Drivers Meeting: 9:30AM - (9:15AM turn in waivers/pick up commemorative shirts)
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.
FUEL AT TRACK: Texas Motorplex will have a limited amount of fuel at the track. If you have special fuel requirements, the fuel provider needs to know at least one week prior to the event date. Please pre-order your fuel by contacting Warren Wright at 817-646-1044 who provides the fuel to Texas Motorplex.
Cadillac V-Series owners who ARE NOT members of the Cadillac V-Club may join as a V-Club Regional Member for $100 or a V-Club Local Chapter member for $150 prior to registering for this event and the $100 event participation fee will be waived. All new members will receive an official Cadillac V-Club Polo Shirt and membership ID card prior to the event. Click here to join the Cadillac V-Club.
Top Gun Competiton Vehicle Classes
Class Sponsors (7 classes): – NOTE: 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 all classes excluding the Roll Race class which will include all competitor entries up to a maximum of 16 entries.
Dedicated Motorsports CTS-V Pro Modified Top Gun (no E/T restriction, no weight or tire restriction) - $750 payout to winner, $250 to runner-up + Award plaques (Must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker)
Tapout Tuning ATS-V Pro Modified Top Gun (no E/T restriction, no weight or tire restriction) - $750 payout to winner, $250 to runner-up + Award plaques (Must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker)
Weapon X Motorsports Extreme Street Unlimited Top Gun (no E/T restriction, no weight or tire restriction) - $750 payout to winner, $250 to runner-up + Award plaques (GM, Ford, Dodge vehicles manufactured after 2004 - Must be street legal)
Weapon X Motorsports Roll Racing Top Gun - $750 payout to winner, $250 to runner-up + Award plaques (No mod restrictions, 175mph max speed, must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker)
Circle D Specialties CTS-V/ATS-V Super Modified Top Gun (E/T breakout 9.50) Award plaques to winner & runner-up (may have only 1 performance adder, i.e. twin turbos, supercharger or nitrous and must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker)
Circle D Transmission CTS-V/ATS-V Street Racer Top Gun (E/T breakout 10.50) Award plaques to winner & runner-up (may have only 1 performance adder, i.e. twin turbos, supercharger or nitrous and must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker)
Boost Mode Racing CTS-V/ATS-V Daily Driver Top Gun (E/T breakout 11.50) Award plaques to winner & runner-up (may NOT have any internal or bolt-on engine modification, may not be “tuned”, must have factory turbos or superchargers, must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker)
RULES: Click here to view & print a copy of the class descriptions and rules. It is each driver's responsibility to read the rules and enter the correct class of competition.
All classes must have a minimum of 8 entries in the finals for a full payout (excluding the roll race class). Payout will be pro-rated if less than 8 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 Racer class will include will include all pre-registered competitor entries up to a maximum of 16 entries. 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. Refer to class rules for specific requirements - NO EXCEPTIONS!
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 Cadillac Racing lightweight pullover hoodie as a gift for attending and supporting this event.
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". Your best E/T will determine seeding and which bracket class of competition you will compete in during the finals. For example, if you run a 10.99 E/T and you registered to compete in "Daily Driver" class, you will be bumped up to the Street Racer class and not be allowed to compete in the Daily Driver class.
Every competitor is allowed to compete in a maximum of two drag racing classes plus the roll racing class for a maximum of 3 classes. The exception to this rule is a competitor is not allowed to compete in two E/T bracket classes. The 2nd class of competition must be either an Unlimited class or a Pro Modified class. A brief driver's meeting will be held to announce the finals bracket competitors and pairings.
Roll Racing Top Gun Finals: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Advance “buy-in” required at time of registration. Payback is guaranteed based on a full draw of 16 entries for any class of driver who wants to compete in a single elimination roll racing bracket. Big 3 manufacturer 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 seven 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
7500 US Highway 287, Ennis, TX
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!