Cadillac V-Series Performance Academy @ Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch Final Session 30 Nov 2012
Some raw footage taken with my GoPro Hero2 attached to my helmet from my final session around Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch at the Cadillac V-Series Performance Academy on 30 Nov 2012.
I was driving a 6 speed manual CTS-V Coupe.
My first "track day" experience.
Cadillac V-Series Driving Lab @ COTA - Dec 2012
This is a few laps in a Cadillac CTS-V coupe during a Cadillac V-Series
Driving Lab held at the Circuit of the Americas (COTA) during the weekend
of Dec 7-9, 2012. I ran in the morning group on Friday, Dec 7th, so AFAIK
my run group was the first batch of "outsiders" to drive @ COTA following
the Formula1 debut of the track in November.
The V-Series Driving Lab was a very cool event, particularly because of it
being held @ COTA. I've got quite a bit of track time in my 2005 CTS-V, so
running on the newest world-class motorsports venue in the world in a newer
V was an opportunity I couldn't pass up! There were 3 stages to the Driving
Lab. (1) An auto-cross type setup with a 0-60 "drag strip", stop box,
evasive lane change, and slalom. This segment was done in the new Cadillac
ATS with the 3.6L V-6 and automatic transmission. (2) A familiarization
session on the track in either a CTS-V sedan or wagon (I drove a wagon).
The instructor did the first lap to show each driver the line, then pulled
back into the pits, swapped positions, and then the driver went out for a
couple laps. (3) An additional session on the track in a CTS-V coupe set up
with cameras and GPS and g sensors. Since we had already been out on the
track once, the instructor did not do a familiarization lap, so each driver
got another 3 hot laps in. Apparently there were a few manual transmission
CTS-Vs in the mix, but both of the cars I drover were automatics, and I
didn't bother trying to mess with the shift buttons on the back of the
Interspersed with the driving sessions were tech / advertising sessions
with presenters from Cadillac and Cadillac's various partners on the ATS
and CTS-V (Brembo, Recaro, and Michelin). The Brembo session was the most
informative, as the representative recognized the knowledge level of the
group and let us ask more technical questions (rather than him just giving
us his "standard" spiel).
Each of the instructors I had in the cars with me was friendly and
experienced (they all had racing experience at various levels). Andy
Pilgrim from the Cadillac Racing Team was on hand to show off the
championship-winning CTS-V coupe race car and to answer questions. I've met
him at a previous Cadillac event and he was once again very approachable
and knowledgeable. All in all, it was a fantastic event, and very well run
by the Cadillac folks. If you have the opportunity to get to a V-Series
Driving Lab, I highly recommend it! Just sign up at
http://www.cadillacvserieslab.com/ to find events near you (or, fly 1500mi
to get to an awesome track, like I did!).
Corvette C7 at Spring Mountain 2.4 Mile Course
Part of an open lapping session at the level 2 Ron Fellows Performance
Driving School. We are driving the 2.4 mile configuration at Spring
Mountain Motorsports Ranch in the new Z51 Stingrays. The blue car in front
of me is NASCAR truck driver Erik Jones getting some road course practice.
My best laps this session were in the 1:59s (transponder timing).
Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch 9/25/2011
Filmed at Spring mountain Motor sports Ranch in Pahrump Nevada on a busy
porsche club weekend. 9/24/11 - 9/25/11
The traffic made for some exciting passing and even a couple spins off the
In this video....
Ed Beyer- driving Coors Cup Car
JD Stull - driving red Thunder Roadster
Skip Sasser- driving white &blue Thunder Roadster
Chris Araujo & Jessie - Race Mechanic (pit crew)
This video was shot using a HD GO PRO Hero. Compiled and edited with
Windows movie maker.
Cars & Coffee Track Event @ Spring Mountain Ranch BMW E90 M3
Cars & Coffee Track Event @ Spring Mountain Ranch on 12-16-12
3.4 mile configuration
Intermediate run group in my Stock E90 M3 lowered on H&R Sport Plus
First time on this track :)
Since this was a fairly long track... I've edit/ cut out the long catching
up parts to where you can see the car ahead in sight, to give you the chase
Redline Review: 2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport
With the smaller ATS now in the lineup, the 2014 Cadillac CTS is finally
free to move up-market in size, power, and prestige. The all-new
third-generation CTS showcases a lot of firsts for the Cadillac brand. The
first twin-turbo engine, 8-speed
transmission, and a plethora of luxury and technology makes this one of the
best mid-size luxury sedans money can buy. If you want the best handling
vehicle in the segment, look no further, your sport sedan has arrived.
SWEET!! - 10 Second CTS-V Wagon!
CTS-V's are already bad ass cars but when a wagon is running 10's that's
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Cadillac V-Series Performance Lab. 10/18/12 @ Palm Beach International Raceway
CTS-V Coupe in the rain at the V-Series Lab. This was an amazing
experience. Cadillac has truly out done themselves with this marketing
campaign. They let you go all out in some of the best vehicles on the
This was a fun 2 laps in the rain with some passing so you can see what
this event is really like. You get to drive the cars very hard. It's a
2011 CTS-V Coupe: Back Road Driving
Just some driving footage shot with the GoPro Hero2 and the suction mount.
-Custom secondary cat-delete
-Corsa Sport axle-back
2014 Cadillac CTS V-Sport Start Up, Test Drive, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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Cadillac V Series Performance Academy - Nov 30 2012
Track instruction in a CTS-V. Driving starts at 1:55. Top speed is 111 at
5:15. At 2:49 I hit a cone and drag it around the track :)
Top speed in my V on the way there was 130+, but 15 doesn't have any sharp
Ford's response to Cadillac's ELR ad
During the Winter Olympics, Cadillac aired an ad for their new ELR
(Cadilac's version of the Chevy Volt hybrid) that some saw as a little
pretentious. Ford countered with a version of that ad for their electric
Focus that appeals to the rest of us. Well done, Ford.
Matt Martin racing his Cadillac CTS-V in the Cadillac Challenge at Auto Club Speedway
Canyon Run Videos produces another video from the Season Finale of the
Cadillac Challenge at Speed Ventures.
Matt Martin drives another of the D3 Equipped CTS-V. The Cadillac Challenge
is the first and only road race series exclusively for Cadillac
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