Cadillac CTS-V on the Pole Position at Road Atlanta Max Angelelli sets new track record ATLANTA -- The Cadillac CTS-V racing team will start from the pole position for Friday's SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at Road Atlanta. Max Angelelli...
Cadillac CTS-V on the Pole Position at Road Atlanta
Max Angelelli sets new track record
ATLANTA -- The Cadillac CTS-V racing team will start from the pole position for Friday's SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT race at Road Atlanta. Max Angelelli claimed the pole position, Cadillac's fourth of the season, after setting a time of 1:27.734. Andy Pilgrim and Johnny O'Connell will start from the second and fourth rows of the grid, respectively.
"Every pole position for the CTS-V race car continues to build upon the strong performance credentials for the CTS-V and the entire V-Series line," said Karen Rafferty, marketing manager for Cadillac V-series and Cadillac motorsports. "All of our drivers did a fantastic job and we are looking forward to staying exactly where we are--up front--during tomorrow's race."
Angelelli's pole position puts Cadillac in good standing for the start of Friday's race. Cadillac and V-Series fans will hope Angelelli, Pilgrim and O'Connell stay in front of the Audis. Nine points back in the Manufacturers' Championship, the top-finishing Cadillac must finish in front of the top-finishing Audi in order to remain in the title chase.
"I'm very happy to capture the pole position for Cadillac today," said Angelelli. "I'm very happy with that lap -- it was definitely the maximum that the car could give. The team worked very hard and I hope that we can stay in front at the start tomorrow."
Andy Pilgrim will start on the second row after qualifying fourth on Thursday.
"The car handled very well and we got a nice clean lap," said Pilgrim. "Luckily I got a good first lap and I was happy that put me in the top five early on. Overall, I'm happy we've got two cars in the top five for the race."
Friday afternoon's World Challenge GT race begins at 3:55 p.m. Television coverage of the race will appear on SPEED Channel at 1:00 p.m. EDT on Sunday, September 26.