Florida Members - February 24th -- CTS-V Shootout at PBIR
02-14-2012, 07:04 PM
On Friday, February 24th, 2012, I've organized a CTS-V shootout event at PBIR. It's taken quite a bit of planning, but we've got close to 20 of the fastest CTS-V's from across the country coming to South Florida to race their butts off.
There should be a pretty good crowd there and I'm trying to get some magazines out there too. I've procured a dyno for the event and attendees will be allowed to dyno their cars; some of them are putting down massive power so it will be awesome to watch.
Several tuners/shops will be in attendance, including one of our sponsors -- Howard Tanner from Redline. He's opening up a shop in South Florida and is someone I met a couple months ago at the track. Great guy with an amazing reputation in this industry.
Spectators will be charged $5 and gates open at 9am. I'm going to close the gates around noon because there's no point in paying to have someone at the front all day. So, if you can make it out, it will be a great time and unique event. As far as I know, this is the largest race-inspired gathering of second gen CTS-Vs in the country.
Let me know if you have any questions and I look forward to seeing you guys out there.
02-14-2012, 07:46 PM
I'll come thru if I can get off early.
02-17-2012, 10:23 PM
idk if i can make it. i got my promotion. so litigator if i dont see you or speak to you before. good luck
02-18-2012, 12:20 PM
i'd like to come....will bring back memories of my old V.....plus I will look forward to leaving the track with a few of you :-)
02-19-2012, 10:50 AM
I would go with a bunch of ppl but im working in jupiter all day. You shouldve set it up for that night. Are any of them hanging out in town till that nights races?
02-21-2012, 06:46 PM
I couldn't set it up at night because there's a test-and-tune, plus the time would be limited.
Only a couple days away!
For everyone that's making the event, try and get there before 9 am. It's only a couple days away and I'm freakin' pumped! I'm looking forward to racing and meeting a bunch of fellow V enthusiasts. For any spectators, get there before noon, because I'm only paying to have someone working the entrance till then. Also, I believe the concessions stand will be there for anyone that's hungry.
02-22-2012, 04:09 AM
Is it still test and tune night, or strickly caddys
02-22-2012, 08:50 PM
He is just renting it out in the morning. It will still be test and tune at night.
I'll be working litigator, so I guess I'll just see the videos and pics after.
02-23-2012, 11:10 AM
We'll have the track till 4pm, and then normal test-and-tune starts at 6pm, which is of course open to anyone. If you're planning on coming to the CTS-V Shootout, get there before noon.
02-25-2012, 06:44 PM
this was a sick event,,,
02-25-2012, 09:14 PM
Hope everyone had a good time. It was a great turnout and I will certainly be doing it again, bigger and better.
02-25-2012, 10:26 PM
Good to hear. Any vids?
02-25-2012, 10:38 PM
i had to work.hurd it was a good turnout.also hurd jeffs ctsv i did all the work on and jeremy tuned it went 10.50s.4 drs doing tens ,who would of thought.
02-25-2012, 10:44 PM
Yea, there are tons of vids and pics; they'll start pouring in here the next couple days.
Off the top of my head, five cars were in the 10s.
1) Manny (800+ CTS-V) with a ~ 10.4 @ 135
2) Jeff McKee with a 10.5
3) LitiGATOR with a 10.8 @ 127
4) BookinCTSV (Brandon) with a 10.9
5) Bowtye8 (Dennis) with a 10.9
Great times considering the weather. I had the quickest non-E85 car there. But, those E85 cars ride out! Jose Novo had a monster coupe trapping over 131 but he couldn't get traction and hovered around the 11.0 mark all day. Several other cars were in the 11.0-11.2 range.
02-25-2012, 11:05 PM
you got a nice ride litigator .e85 burns mad fast.hard to get for a dd.but man does it make power.
02-26-2012, 09:38 AM
Sorry we missed this one - sounds cool
10 second passes all while enjoying heated seats and navigation lolol!
02-26-2012, 10:40 AM
I saw one or two Vs on my way down 710, wish i could have made it but had to work
Sounds like you guys had a great time and look forward to some videos
02-26-2012, 10:48 PM
Here are my pics. I want to thank everyone that came out, especially the sponsors (KD Innovations, Redline, and CadillacForums.com), Anthony with Mobile Dyno Solutions, the folks at Palm Beach International Raceway, and those that drove all the way from Minnesota and Ohio! Everyone seemed to have a good time and I can't wait to start putting the next one together; it will be bigger and better.
02-26-2012, 10:48 PM
Keith from KDi doing some on-the-spot tuning.
These are all the cars I could gather for the group shot, there were several more that didn't make it in.
02-26-2012, 10:48 PM