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Laguna Seca: Team Cadillac qualifying notes

Cadillac Qualifies on the Fourth Row of the Grid for Laguna Seca Angelelli sets eighth fastest time on Saturday MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Cadillac CTS-V racing team will start from the fourth row of the grid for Sunday's SCCA SPEED World ...

Cadillac Qualifies on the Fourth Row of the Grid for Laguna Seca
Angelelli sets eighth fastest time on Saturday

MONTEREY, Calif. -- The Cadillac CTS-V racing team will start from the fourth row of the grid for Sunday's SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Max Angelelli was the top Cadillac qualifier on Saturday, in eighth position, with a lap of 1:32.336. Andy Pilgrim qualified 12th and Olivier Beretta will start from 16th. Sunday's race will determine the Manufacturers' and Drivers' championships in the SPEED GT.

"Sunday's starting positions do not reflect the effort put forth by the Cadillac team this weekend," said Karen Rafferty, marketing manager for Cadillac V-series and Cadillac motorsports. "For a circuit that is not suited to our cars, the team has done a fantastic job to get every possible ounce of performance out of these machines. Our drivers will work hard to make sure that it pays off on Sunday."

After an impressive victory at Road Atlanta just a few weeks ago, the Cadillac team evened the points total for the Manufacturers' Championship with Audi. With all the marbles on the table, the three CTS-V race cars will look to improve their positions on Sunday.

"It's a very close field," said Andy Pilgrim, driver of the #8 Cadillac CTS-V. "We worked so hard to get the most out of the car today. We even tried to make some changes during qualifying because the car wasn't working exactly as I wanted. But, I'm looking forward to moving up tomorrow and doing battle with Audis for the Manufacturers' Championship."

The race will be televised live on SPEED Channel at 1:00 p.m. PDT on Sunday.

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Drivers Andy Pilgrim , Max Angelelli , Olivier Beretta