THIS EVENT WILL BE LIVESTREAMED
NOTE: No competitor refunds allowed after midnight Sunday, April 23, 2023. If the event is cancelled and not rescheduled due to track availability or weather, there will be no refunds allowed but you will receive a credit which may be applied towards our 2024 event. No exceptions to this refund policy due to expenses incurred by the Cadillac V-Club which are not recoverable. The Cadillac V-Club will use its best efforts to reschedule and host this event during the calendar year 2023 but there is no guarantee the event organizers will be able to do so.
FUEL AVAILABILITYIf you need to pre-order Renegade Fuel or VP Racing fuel, you must contact Central Speed Supply. There will be no other fuel supplier at the track therefore you must pre-order Ethanol E-85/E-90 or race fuel by no later than April 14, 2023 and it will be delivered to you at the track by Central Speed Supply. Contact Lori at CSS (405) 728-0621. Pump gas will not be available at the track but may be purchased locally at several different stations.
TnT/Grudge Racing/Qualifying Session
The 5 hours of TnT/Grudge Racing/Qualifying 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 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. However, they will be eliminated from the competition if they breakout during the top 8 finals.
Drivers are not allowed to compete in two E/T restricted classes. Your 2nd class must be either a Pro Street class or the Extreme Unlimited class or the OEM True Street class if your vehicle is un-modified "stock" and does not have drag radials or slicks.
All competition classes are restricted to Cadillac V-Series vehicles only except for the Extreme Street Unlimited class and OEM True Street class per the rules established for these two classes. The Exhibition class is by "invitation only" and there are no restrictions for the type of vehicle that will be allowed to make passes during the 5 hour TnT/Grudge Racing/Qualifying session.
Competition Class Requirements
Every competitor is allowed to compete in a maximum of two drag racing classes with the following limitations:
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 SA2015 or newer is required. This applies to all classes of competition. This is a non-sanctioned, private event and NHRA rules will not be enforced.
WAIVER: Click here to view the V-Club waiver. Print and bring this with you to the event "signed" by anyone who will be driving your vehicle.
WEIGHT REDUCTION: Scales will be active at the track. If a vehicle is deemed during tech inspection to not be within 100lbs of the OEM factory weight and driver has entered a Street Racer, Daily Driver or OEM True Street class, vehicle weight will be verified at the track. Driver will be required to add weight or he/she will be disqualified from competition.
RULES: Click here to view the event rules. During the registration process all drivers will be required to acknowledge they have read the rules and competition guidelines for this event. Drivers are responsible to ensure they enter the correct class based on their vehicle model and horsepower level. The "Race Directors or Pit Boss" reserves the right to reclassify any competitor who has entered the wrong class.
Top Gun Competition Vehicle Classes
Competition Classes (8 total): – All classes must have a minimum of 8 entries for a full payout of cash awards and to advance to the bracket finals. If less than 8 entries, payout will be pro-rated and in the E/T restricted classes, Street Racer and Daily Driver, the V6 and V8 classes will be combined.
Top 8 entries from test ‘n tune/qualifying session in each class will be seeded into a single elimination championship bracket for each of their respective classes based on their best E/T.
All competitors and sponsors will receive a custom commemorative TShirt and a meal coupon for lunch. In addition to the custom laser cut steel "V" award plaques, each class champion will each receive a custom embroidered Cadillac V-Racing class championship jacket.
Frankenstein Engineering 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) - $1,500 payout to winner, $750 to runner-up + Award plaques. Championship jacket to winner.
Vibrant Performance 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 1 power adder allowed, i.e. nitrous. Must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker.) - $1,500 payout to winner, $750 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, no E/T restriction, no weight or tire restriction, aftermarket blowers/turbos plus 1 power adder allowed, i.e. nitrous. Must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker.) - $1,500 payout to winner, $750 to runner-up + Award plaques. Championship jacket to winner. Cadillac V-Series vehicles only.
The Driveshaft Shop 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 meth injection but no nitrous. Must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker, vehicles must weigh without driver within 200lbs of OEM weight - DOT drag radials only no slicks) - 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 9.50, may have OEM or aftermarket twin turbos, may have engine modifications/swaps with meth injection but no nitrous. Must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker, vehicles must weigh without driver within 200lbs of OEM weight - DOT drag radials only, no slicks) - Award plaques to winner and runner up. Championship jacket to winner. Cadillac V-Series vehicles only.
Kooks Cadillac V8 Daily Driver Top Gun (CTS-V, CT5-V including Blackwing & V-Sport E/T breakout 10.50, OEM engine, bolt-on engine modifications, must have supercharger (no turbos) no nitrous - meth injection OK, must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker, no weight reduction allowed - DOT 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 10.50, OEM engine, bolt-on engine modifications, must have factory turbos, no nitrous - meth injection OK, must be street legal and have a current inspection sticker, no weight reduction allowed - DOT drag radials allowed but no slicks) - Award plaques to winner and runner up. Championship jacket to winner. Cadillac V-Series vehicles only.
Sewell Performance True Street Top Gun (Open to GM, FORD, DODGE, MOPAR/JEEP, BMW, MERCEDES, AUDI, PORSCHE vehicles manufactured after 2005, no drag radials, no slicks, no engine or major performance modifications allowed and no additional power adders. AWD allowed but you will receive a .2 second delay at the launch in the bracket finals (if you qualify). Must have factory supercharger or turbos or be naturally aspirated with no other power adders. Must be street legal with all factory interior installed, no weight reduction, Catback exhaust upgrade and Cold Air Intake are the only mods allowed - if your vehicle is basically OEM stock, this is the class for you) - Award plaques to winner and runner up. Championship jacket to winner.
All Out Exhibition - Test 'N Tune Only - No competition in finals and no cash payouts or award plaques - "any and all mods allowed" but must be street legal otherwise NHRA rules apply and must pass tech inspection. Limited to 8 vehicles of any make or model by pre-approval and invitation only. You must request a registration code if you want to bring your vehicle out to make passes "for exhibition purposes only".
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/Qualifying will continue while lunch is being served - Lunch coupons will be distributed during driver's meeting or may be picked up by competitors and sponsors at the Cadillac V-Club booth)
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/qualifying 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. Cadillac V8 Pro Street 1st Round
3. Cadillac V6 Pro Street 1st Round
4. Cadillac V8 Street Racer 1st Round
5. Cadillac V6 Street Racer 1st Round
6. Cadillac V8 Daily Driver 1st Round
7. Cadillac V6 Daily Driver 1st Round
8. OEM 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!
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