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Powell Motorsport Announces Cadillac Campaign

3/22/2004 - Two of the three all-new Cadillac CTS-V race cars built by Powell Motorsport that will compete in the 2004 Grand-Am Cup Series will debut this weekend in the Grand-Am Cup 250 at Homestead-Miami Speedway.

The 400-horsepower, LS6 V-8 powered Cadillacs, available to the public only since January, will race in Grand-Am Cup's premier Grand Sport division. The Cadillacs will make their debut in Sunday's Grand-Am Cup 250, featuring both the Grand Sport and Sport Touring classes on Homestead-Miami Speedway's 2.3-mile road course.

Mike Weinberg and Devon Powell will co-pilot the Powell Motorsport No. 11 Sunoco Ultra 94/Chemcraft Cadillac CTS-V, and the team will add an additional race car to the line-up, the No. 02 Rockland Standard Cadillac CTS-V, later in the season. Veteran endurance racing driver Don Knowles is expected to join the Powell outfit then.

"You just have to drive a CTS-V for a minute to know that this will be one great car to race," Powell said. "We are a 'privateer' team and rely on our sponsors Sunoco, Chemcraft and Rockland Standard Gear to facilitate our racing programs in Grand-Am Cup. Sunoco was keen for us to keep racing production-type cars, Rockland remanufactures transmissions for all types of production vehicles and GM has always proven ready to give technical advice to us when we raced Firebirds and Corvettes over the past eight years."

"We have needed a lot of help and are grateful to all of our various partners," Powell said. "There are people at GM, like suspension development engineer Adam Dean, the HRP World gang, who supply most of our racing parts, Georgian Bay Motorsports who made our roll cages, our local GM Dealer Conlin Motors, Nick Oram our painter, and of course the hard working Powell crew. We have worked around the clock since late January with testing in-between. It is a real team effort."

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Weinberg = T56 transmission god B) i love what cadillac is doing with the CTS. they killed sebring last week, and now this. thigns are looking up, i must say, for caddy. and powell, et al. are an amazing race team. i guess it's to be expected when you have the best drivers and the best car on the field. ;)
 

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What I hope is that Caddy learns from this racing is how to make a better performance car. I know Caddy is luxury first, but in todays market, people are looking for luxury sport too.
 
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