37 out of 100 competitor entries remain available to purchase!
This is an "advance registration" event and the number of entries is limited to a maximum of 100 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 spectator tickets for $8.00 each via CadillacVclub.com.
All V-Club Chapters including non-members of the V-Club are invited to participate in 5 hours of "open track unrestricted grudge or test 'n tune racing" before the bracket finals begin at 3:00PM.
Our title sponsor for this 5th annual event is Sewell Performance. All vehicles (excluding sponsor vehicles) competing in this event are restricted to Cadillac V-Series or V-Sport vehicles. To compete in the bracket finals that begin at 3:00PM, you must own or compete in a Cadillac V-Series or V-Sport vehicle - no exceptions and that includes all "Top Gun" cash payout bracket finals.
If you are a current V-Club member who plans to attend as a spectator, there is no spectator entry fee as long as you display your membership ID card at the gate. All V-Club member guests and non-members of the V-Club must pay a spectator fee due at the gate at Texas Motorplex (unless you have purchased advanced spectator passes).
V-Club Member Competitor Registration Fee: $50.00 (includes 1 pit crew member at no extra cost)
Non-Member Competitor Registration Fee: $100.00 (includes 1 pit crew member at no extra cost)
Optional Roll-Race "buy-in" Fee: $25.00 (due in advance at time of registration and you must have also paid the Competitor Registration fee as either a member or non-member of the V-Club)
Non-Member Spectator Fee: $8.00 per person ADVANCE PURCHASE (children under 13 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 and the roll racing "buy-in" fee. No "roll racing only" entries allowed but you may pay the required competitor registration fee and opt out of competing in the drag race session if you only plan compete in the roll race session.
Gates Open: 9:00AM
Drivers Meeting: 9:30AM
Track Hot: 10:00AM
Lunch: 11:30AMGates Close: 7:00PM
Provided by Texas Motorplex concession stands. All competitors and sponsors will receive free meal coupons to cover the cost of a meal plus a non-alcoholic beverage value up to $15.00.
Vehicle ClassesThere will be 5 Cadillac V classes comprised of ATS-V and CTS-V models plus 2 Top Gun "final eight" bracket finals and 1 Top Gun Roll Race bracket "buy-in" winner-take-all class limited to 32 entries.
2 Semi-Stock classes are restricted to "bolt-ons" such as cold air intake, pulley swap, headers, downpipes, cat-backs, injectors, heat exchanger, interchiller, drag radials and a tune only (no internal engine mods such as cam, heads, no-meth injection, no flex fuel, no race fuel, no slicks and no built engines or non-factory built engines). Pump gas only and if you have a flex fuel kit installed, as long as you verify that your octane level does not exceed 95 with 10% ethanol, you can still run in this class.
2 Pro-Modified classes include all modifications and is unrestricted. All power adder upgrades allowed: supercharger, turbos, nitrous, E-85, Race Fuel, Meth Injection; forged engines, heads, cam, transmission and engine swaps, slicks and any wheel/tire combo allowed.
Cadillac V-Sport twin turbo, XLR-V, STS-V and Gen 1 non-modified CTS-V vehicles will compete in the ATS-V class.
1 Shifter (manual) class includes all modifications and is unrestricted. All power adder upgrades allowed: supercharger, turbos, nitrous; internal mods, slicks, drag radials, transmission and engine swaps allowed. All vehicles in the Shifter class can qualify to compete in the final 8 Top Gun Shifter finals. This includes ATS-V, CTS-V and Gen 1 modified CTS-V's.
WAIVER: Click here to view the Cadillac 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 24.
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 the 5 hour open track session.
Open Drag Racing Session: 10:00AM - 3:00PMYou 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 eight of each class of competition.
LUNCH SERVED: 11:30AM - 1:30PM
Open Drag Racing will continue while lunch is being served.
A Cadillac V-Racing Champion will crowned from each class competing in the Drag Race Top Eight Eliminator class finals. Each of the 4 ATS-V & CST-V Eliminator Class Champions will receive custom manufactured "steel" laser cut award plaques. A single Top Gun Champion will be crowned in the Unlimited, Shifter and the Roll Race finals and the champions will receive a cash payout plus an award plaque.
The fastest overall top eight competitors from the 4 above classes will compete for the Cadillac V-Racing Top Gun Unlimited Class drag racing award and a cash prize of $1,000. The final two competitors will be given the option to split the cash award 60-40 or 70-30 during the driver's meeting prior to the final race. If the two competitors cannot agree on a split, then the award will be "winner take all".
NOTE: There will be a 15 minute "cool down" period before the Top Gun final two drag race. There is no cool down allowed during final 8 bracket competition.
The winner of the CTS-V cash payout for Roll Race TOP GUN will be based on number of competitors (limited to 32 maximum at $25 buy-in) for a total possible payout of $800).
Drag Racing Top Gun Eliminator Finals: 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Both lanes 1 & 2 will be fully prep'd for drag radials/slicks for heads up competitive racing. The session will include the Top 8 cars from each class in a single elimination bracket based on E/T time slips from the open drag race session. Cars will be placed in bracket based on E/T time slips "fastest vs slowest". Any vehicle competing in one of the Top Gun classes (excluding the Roll Race Class) will not be allowed to also compete in an Eliminator class final. Drivers can compete in only 1 class therefore if the 8 finalist in the Top Gun Unlimited class are from the Pro-Modified class, then the Pro-Modified Eliminator class will include the next 8 fastest vehicles from that class.
Cadillac V-Series Roll Racing Top Gun Finals: 5:30PM - 7:00PM
This is an optional racing session for any class of Cadillac V-Series competitor in the drag race session who had pre-registered to compete and paid the $25.00 fee. Single elimination roll racing bracket "buy-in, winner take all" limited to 32 competitors who RSVP and pay their buy-in fee at time of registration.
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. NOTE: There is no cool down allowed during final 32 bracket competition for racing. Proceed back to the starting line if you win your race.
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!
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!
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