Cadillac enthusiasts have a commanding lead in manufacturers’ fan championship

#3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac CTS-V.R: Johnny O'Connell
#3 Cadillac Racing Cadillac CTS-V.R: Johnny O'Connell

Photo by: Michael Tan

Topeka, KS - With just two race weekends remaining in the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge Championships, Cadillac enthusiasts have a dominating lead in the Manufacturers’ Fan Championship. Cadillac fans have shown up in force at events throughout the year to cheer on the Cadillac Racing CTS-Vs of Johnny O’Connell and Andy Pilgrim and have won all but one race weekend. Back in May at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, close to 200 Corvette fans came out to cheer on Mike Skeen in the CRP Hawk Performance Corvette and Tony Gaples in the Blackdog Corvette to claim the win.

Johnny O'Connell won both races at Detroit's Belle Isle.

“Last year I remember a Cadillac fan at our last race of the season saying they had their eye on the 2012 championship and that they were going to win it,” said Dave Drimmie, VP, Marketing and Communications, WC Vision. “Corvette fans have won the award the last two seasons, but this year the support of the Cadillac fans has been tremendous and they have already mathematically clinched the championship for 2012.”

A Manufacturers’ Fan Championship victory is awarded at all eight Pirelli World Challenge Championships race weekends during the season, with the win going to the fans that demonstrate the strongest support trackside, traditionally in the form of a car corral.

Cadillac enthusiasts have certainly had a lot to cheer about this season with O’Connell and Pilgrim first and second in the GT Drivers’ Championships and Cadillac in the lead for the Manufacturers’ Championship.

Follow the 2012 Pirelli World Challenge Championships all season long at Watch the Pirelli World Challenge races from Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course on NBC Sports Network, August 25 at 1:30PM eastern. And catch live streaming of all Pirelli World Challenge races, including the Mid-Ohio races, at

Source: Pirelli World Challenge

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Series PWC
Drivers Johnny O'Connell , Andy Pilgrim , Tony Gaples , Mike Skeen
Teams Cadillac Racing
Article type Breaking news
Tags cadillac, o'connell, pirelli, scca-wc