Land Speed Events (1 Mile & 1/2 Mile)


  • 10/29/2018 8:56 AM | Anonymous

    Partial reprint from Victoria Advocate Article

    The sun was high and the track was hot Friday morning when Kurt Decker pulled up to the start line at the Texas Mile, full of nerves and adrenaline.

    Less than a minute later, Kurt set a new world record.

    “You always have your nerves when you start because you know you're pushing the limits,” Decker said, a few hours later. “I knew I was going fast because the speedometer stops at 200. I was looking for 210, but then they handed me the ticket and it said 212.”

    Event organizers said Decker, 42, set the new Cadillac CTS-V blower-only half-mile record at 177.5 mph and full-mile record at 212 mph on Friday.

    He is among many racers who enjoy pushing vehicles’ limits at the bi-annual Texas Mile event, held at Victoria Regional Airport.

    Decker, who owns LSX Performance Dyno Tuning in Mission Valley and works as a chemical engineer for Dow Chemical Company, said he has been coming to the Texas Mile with his team members since 2004, including Patrick Guerra, who tunes cars at his shop.

    The LSX Performance Dyno Tuning team is one of the few local teams that is at the Texas Mile this weekend, though Decker and Guerra have worked on many of the vehicles at the event.

    Patrick Guerra, of Pat G Tuning in Victoria, custom calibrates the ECU perimeters on Bruce Warren’s 2011 Cadillac CTS-V before Warren makes a run at the Texas Mile. This is the second time Warren, of Traverse City, Mich., has participated in the top speed event held at the Victoria Regional Airport.

    “We’ll typically have 15 to 20 vehicles at any Texas Mile that we’ve modified or tuned. For our little Victoria shop, we pull people from many states over,” Guerra said. “The camaraderie is awesome; we share business with each other. I am helping a guy today from Michigan, who came down and wanted me to give him a good tune.”

    Guerra has developed a reputation for tuning cars over his years in Victoria. Currently, he said he tunes for 64 different shops across the country and sends them by computer to people around the world.

    “It went from part-time work for me to full-time work and tuning just for Kurt’s shop to now tuning for 64 shops,” Guerra said.

    Shannon Matus, co-owner and CEO of the Texas Mile, said the three-day event originally started out as a small get together with friends.

    As the event has grown, Matus is glad to say that the competition has remained friendly.

    “It isn’t like it is in drag-racing. It is competitive but you help one another, and it is very family-oriented,” Matus said.

    On Saturday Kurt reset the CTS-V blower only 1/2 and 1 mile record.
    143.5 in 1/4, 178.6 in the 1/2 and 213.6mph at the mile.

  • 04/15/2018 11:13 AM | Anonymous


    Mike Franks 2011 LSX Twin Turbo Coupe

    April 11-12 Cadillac V-Club Shootout Results

    Competitors in the following classes will receive a steel laser cut award plaque similar to the image shown above.

    Top Gun Unlimited
    ATS-V Semi-Stock
    ATS-V Pro-Modified
    CTS-V Semi-Stock
    CTS-V Pro-Modified

    Competition Class Driver Car Trap Speed
    Top Gun Unlimited Mike Franks 2011 Cadillac CTS-V  Coupe 181.74
    Top Gun Unlimited Edgar Argueta 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe 174.55
    Top Gun Unlimited Wes Coleman 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon 169.61
    Top Gun Unlimited Daniel Baker 2009 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan 155.92
    CTS-V Pro Modified Arnold Schoech 2009 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan 165.13
    CTS-V Pro Modified Joanie Porter 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan 164.77
    CTS-V Pro Modified Lee Bartlett 2014 Cadillac CTS V Coupe 163.69
    CTS-V Pro Modified John Dobmeyer 2012 cadillac CTS-V Coupe 162.22
    CTS-V Pro Modified Earl Parmer 2015 Cadillac CTS V Coupe 160.31
    CTS-V Pro Modified Susan Robinson 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe 155.17
    CTS-V Pro Modified Clay Young 2012 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe 152.49
    CTS-V Pro Modified Nathan Hodges 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan 152.07
    CTS-V Pro Modified Matthew Owen 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe 151.05
    CTS-V Semi Stock Sean O'Rourke 2017 Cadillac CTS-V Sedan 150.55
    CTS-V Semi Stock John McCaine 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Wagon 145.02
    CTS-V Semi Stock Chad Doerr 2013 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe 144.23
    CTS-V Semi Stock
    Anthony Hawkins 2010 cadillac CTS-V Sedan 139.36
    CTS-V Semi Stock Michael Wallace 2016 Cadillac CTS-V Sport Sedan 132.66
    ATS-V Pro Modified John Sullivan 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe 154.74
    ATS-V Pro Modified Dan Whiffin 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan 152.43
    ATS-V Pro Modified Dustin Callaway 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe 151.26
    ATS-V Semi Stock Camner Rubin 2017 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan 142.58
    ATS-V Semi Stock Kelly Rubin 2017 Cadillac ATS-V Sedan 142.27
    ATS-V Semi Stock Mark Kirby 2016 Cadillac ATS-V Coupe 142.04





    Semi Stock Class: OEM as delivered from factory,  no performance adders except for Cold Air Intakes (CAI), catback exhaust and a custom tune. No other modifications allowed and must have street tires or drag radials.  V-Sport OEM "non-modified" V6 turbo vehicles should compete in this class.
    Any non-boosted Gen 1 CTS-V's and V-Sports should compete in this class.
     


     
    Pro Modified Class: includes all "Semi Stock " classification specs plus one or more upgrades such as headers, downpipes, blow-off valve upgrades, upper/lower pulley upgrades, injector upgrades, meth injection, ZL1 supercharger lid upgrade, heat exchanger upgrade, ported throttle body or 102mm throttle body, ported supercharger/snout,  cam, ported or upgraded heads but no other performance adders.  E-85/Flex Fuel conversions.  Suspension mods and drag radials and road racing tires allowed
     


     
    Top Gun Unlimited Class: Open to all Cadillac V-Series vehicles but at a minimum, includes all "Stock and Semi-Modified" classification specs plus one or more upgrades such as a forged LSA engine or any non LSA engine, Racing fuel, Ethanol, nitrous, twin turbos (excluding ATS-V), upgraded non-OEM supercharger.

    wannaGOFAST Competition Class Results

    SATURDAY V-Club Competitor Results

    No champions but the following were runner-ups in their respective classes:

    4DR Arnold Schoech 2009 Cadillac CTS V (600 HP) 165.13
    HVYWGHT Wes Coleman 2013 Cadillac CTS-V (819 HP) 168.98

    SUNDAY V-Club Competitor Results

    SHVYWGHT Mike Franks 2011 Cadillac CTS-V (1340 HP)
    181.74
    HVYWGHT Edgar Argueta 2011 Cadillac Cts-v (850 HP) 174.55

    SUMMARY OF ALL CLASSES

    DALLAS 1/2 MILE - SATURDAY CLASS WINNERS
    SPONSOR DIVISION
    Overall Exotic/Import & AWD - Dallas Performance, LLC - Sijin Varughese - 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera - 230.88
    Overall Domestic & RWD - Calvo Motorsports - Antonio Calvo - "The General" Dodge Viper - 225.00
    Naturally Aspirated - Vengeance Racing - "The Eddie Blackwell" - 2003 Corvette Z06 - 197.45 (LS All Motor World Record!)
    4-Door - Sewell Automotive Companies - Jay Lane - 2018 BMW M5 - 155.70
    Manual - Calvo Motorsports - Collin Murphy - Dodge Viper GTS - 215.93
    Heavyweight - True Street Motorsports - Chad Price - 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - 167.59

    PRIVATEER DIVISION

    Overall Exotic/Import & AWD - Mitch Michaels - 2014 Nissan GT-R - 208.71
    Overall Domestic & RWD - Michael Stout - 193.13
    Naturally Aspirated - Nick Mosley - 2007 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - 168.98
    4-Door - Jesse Blackwell - 2012 Cadillac CTS-V - 173.87
    Manual - David Meyer - 2003 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 - 177.93
    FWD - Jeremy Freedman - 1997 volkswagen GTI VR6 - 176.19
    Heavyweight - Gary Coyne - 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 - 193.05 - ZL1 World Record!

    DALLAS 1/2 MILE - SUNDAY CLASS WINNERS
    SPONSOR DIVISION

    Overall Exotic/Import & AWD - Dallas Performance, LLC - Jason Bergstrom - 2009 Lamborghini Gallardo LP560-4 - 234.49 (E-Gear World Record!)
    Overall Domestic & Manual - Calvo Motorsports - Collin Murphy - Dodge Viper GTS - 220.15
    Naturally Aspirated - Vengeance Racing - "The Eddie Blackwell" - 2003 Corvette Z06 - 195.73
    RWD - Nth Moto - Will Dugas - 2016 Dodge Viper - 215.20
    4-Door - American Body Works - Pat Mistry/Manuel Began - Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon - 167.91
    Heavyweight - Sewell Automotive Companies - Mike Franks - Cadillac CTS-V - 181.74

    PRIVATEER DIVISION
    Overall Exotic/Import & AWD - David Pearlman - 2015 Lamborghini Huracan - 202.42
    Overall Domestic & RWD - Nick Sent - 2014 Ford Mustang GT - 200.17
    Naturally Aspirated - Alexei Korovin - 2013 Dodge Viper - 168.09
    4-Door - David Vu - 2008 BMW 535i - 156.84
    Manual - Joshua Goldman - 2005 Chevrolet Corvette - 198.85
    Heavyweight - Edgar Argueta - 2011 Cadillac CTS-V - 174.55



  • 11/14/2016 10:04 AM | Anonymous


    The weather was almost perfect both Saturday and Sunday and there were over a thousand spectators on site at the event over the two-day wannaGOFAST Texas ½ Mile in Sulphur Springs, Texas.  Blake Hutchinson and his wannaGOFAST team did an outstanding job logistically and with the overall management of the event.
     
    Our two top competitors for the week-end were V-Club member Brandon Barr who reset the 1/2 Mile world record for Cadillac V's with a pass of 185.18 mph and V-Club President Mike Franks who hit 183.97 mph.   Brandon had recently reset the Texas Mile record by hitting a trap speed of 216.2 in Beeville Texas in October.  Congratulations to both members for breaking last year's record of 182.3 mph set by V-Club member and sponsor Kurt Decker.
     
    Overall, the event was very successful. Cadillac Racing from Detroit brought down their exhibition trailer which included a 2017 ATS-V and CTS-V and also Johnny O’Connell’s ATS-VR race car. Both Johnny O’Connell and Michael Cooper attended the event, signed autographs and joined the V-Club for dinner at Bodacious BBQ on Saturday evening along with 95 other V-Club members and guests.  The V-Club had 38 registered to compete in the event.
     
    All wannaGOFAST event class winners are now listed on their website at www.wannagofast.com via these two links:

    Saturday - http://wannagofast.com/event-time/TX-2016-Sat.htm

    Sunday - http://wannagofast.com/event-time/TX-2016-Sun.htm

    Click Here to view V-Club V-Racing Shootout Rules.  Here are the V-Club Member Shootout class winners for 2016:  (only active members of the V-Club were allowed to compete for these special awards)


    TEXAS V-CLUB CLASS WINNERS

    TOP GUN
    Brandon Barr - CTS-V Sedan - 185.18 MPH

    SUPER MODIFIED CLASS
    1st Mike Franks 2011 CTS-V Coupe 183.97mph
    2nd Kurt Decker 2009 CTS-V Sedan  178.42mph
    3rd Sean O’Rourke 2011 CTS-V Coupe 172.28mph
    4th Karl Wendt 2011 CTS-V Coupe 171.51mph
    5th Edgar Argueta 2011 CTS-V Coupe  170.30mph
    6th Steve Topletz 2013 CTS-V Coupe 166.73mph
    Danny Baumgartner - 2009 CTS-V Sedan - DNC
    Justin Casey - 2013 CTS-V Sedan - DNC

    PRO MODIFIED CLASS
    1st Wes Coleman 2013 CTS-V Wagon 168.79mph
    2nd Kurt Decker 2011 CTS-V Sedan 167.91mph
    3rd Shaun Stiefel 2009 CTS-V Sedan 165.44mph
    4th Tony Ornelas 2012 CTS-V Sedan 163.75mph
    5th Abe Emad 2009 CTS-V Sedan 163.57mph
    6th Jimmy Langston 2014 CTS-V Coupe 162.68mph
    7th Susan Robinson 2013 CTS-V Coupe 161.87mph
    8th Dustin Callaway 2013 CTS-V Coupe 160.94mph
    9th Andrew Tallman 2011 CTS-V Coupe 160.14mph
    10th Bo Munholland 2012 CTS-V Coupe 159.12mph
    11th Lee Bartlett 2014 CTS-V Coupe 156.46 mph
    12th Dale Smith 2011 CTS-V Sedan 154.97 mph
    13th Mike Choquette 2014 CTS-V Coupe 154.12mph
    14th Rick Perry - 2012 CTS-V Coupe - 139.0mph
    Bennett Loftin - 2009 CTS-V Sedan - DNC

    SEMI STOCK CLASS
    1st Dan Whiffin 2016 ATS-V Coupe 151.10mph
    2nd Steven Tucker 2012 CTS-V Coupe 150.30mph
    3rd Amy Alexander 2011 CTS-V Coupe 148.80mph
    4th Jon Sullivan 2016 ATS-V Sedan 147.63mph
    5th Joe Dean 2013 CTS-V Coupe 145.25mph
    6th Jerry Newman 2012 CTS-V Wagon 145.06mph
    7th Michael Franks 2005 CTS-V Sedan 140.81mph
    Tim Elliott  2012 CTS-V Sedan - DNC
    Stephen Fleming - 2014 CTS-V Sedan - DNC

    PURE STOCK CLASS
    1st Jason Manquist - 2016 CTS-V Sedan 146.77mph
    2nd Camner Rubin 2017 ATS-V Sedan 142.85mph
    3rd Kelly Rubin 2017 ATS-V Sedan 142.13mph
    4th John Hennes 2016 ATS-V Sedan 139.66mph
    5th Mark Gervig 2016 CTS-V Sport 138.64mph
    6th Jamie Friedman 2014 CTS-V Wagon 138.45mph
    7th Art Cooper - 2016 ATS-V Sedan - 132.0mph
    8th Robb Murray - 2013 CTS-V Wagon - 130.35mph

    wannaGOFAST OFFICIAL CLASS WINNERS

    Sponsor Division - Saturday Results
    Fastest Overall Exotic/Import & AWD - Dallas Performance, LLC - Taylor Sims - Lamborghini Huracan - 212.46 MPH
    Fastest Overall Domestic & RWD - Vengeance Racing - Ron Mowen - C6 Corvette Z06 "FATMAN" - 203.43 MPH
    Fastest Heavyweight - Krazy House Customs Billy Ray Motorsports LLC - Brandon Barr - Cadillac CTS-V - 185.18 MPH - CTS-V World Record!

    Fastest Manual - Dallas Performance, LLC Dallas Racing - Mike Davis - Toyota Supra TRD - 188.12 MPH
    Fastest 4-Door - Sewell Cadillac - Jon Sullivan - 2016 Cadillac ATS-V - 147.63 MPH
    Fastest Naturally Aspirated - Vengeance Racing - Eddie Blackwell - C5 Corvette Z06 - 184.88 MPH

    Privateer Division:
    Fastest Overall Exotic/Import & AWD: Jeff Hagaman - Nissan GT-R Alpha Performance 20 T1 Race Development - 217.18 MPH
    Fastest Overall Domestic - Nick Senn - 2014 Ford Mustang - 187.50 MPH


    Fastest Heavyweight - Kurt Decker - 2009 Cadillac CTS-V - 178.42 MPH
    Fastest Manual - Wade Hill - Toyota Supra T1 Race Development - 192.63 MPH
    Fastest 4-Door - Frankie Romero - 2005 Subaru STI awdtuning - 173.74 MPH
    Fastest FWD - Josh McClintock - 1996 Acura Integra - 165.07 MPH
    Fastest RWD - Steve Ransom - Dodge Viper Vengeance Racing - 185.95 MPH
    Fastest Naturally Aspirated - Damien Crow - 2008 Corvette Z06 Lethal Performance - 165.31 MPH

    Sponsor Division - Sunday Results
    Fastest Overall Exotic/Import & AWD - Dallas Performance, LLC - Jason Begstrom - Lamborghini Gallardo - 201.25 MPHFastest Overall Domestic & RWD: Vengeance Racing - Ron Mowen - C6 Corvette Z06 "FATMAN" - 205.29 MPH (United States Corvette Record!)
    Fastest Heavyweight - Sewell Cadillac - Mike Franks - 2011 Cadillac CTS-V - 180.86 MPH
    Fastest Manual - Vengeance Racing - Norm McClung - C5 Corvette Z06 - 191.32 MPH
    Fastest 4-Door - Sewell Cadillac - Jon Sullivan - 2016 Cadillac CTS-V - 147.34 MPH
    Fastest Naturally Aspirated - Vengeance Racing - Eddie Blackwell - C5 Corvette Z06 - 186.87 MPH (LS Corvette All Motor World Record!)

    Privateer Division - Sunday Results
    Fastest Overall Exotic/Import & AWD: Ben Haynes - Nissan GT-R Alpha Performance 16 - T1 Race Development - 221.02 MPH (Alpha 16 World Record!)
    Fastest Overall Domestic & RWD: Sam Miller - C7 Corvette Z06 - Advanced Modern Performance - 191.81 MPH (C7 Corvette World Record!)
    Fastest Heavyweight - John Luzetsky - 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Vengeance Racing - 178.71 MPH
    Fastest Manual - Wade Hill -1995 Toyota Supra T1 Race Development - 195.48 MPH
    Fastest 4-Door - Frankie Romero - 2005 Subaru STI awdtuning - 180.28 MPH - (Subaru World Record!)
    Fastest FWD - Rico Jones - 1999 Honda Civic - 171.49 MPH
    Fastest Naturally Aspirated - Tony Carniero - 2007 Chevrolet Corvette - 163.51 MPH

     



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