Cadillac Racing Finally Gets A Checkered Flag

Cadillac Racing last took a checkered flag in 2007 at Laguna Seca. After a long drought and a three year absence from the circuit, the Cadillac team took the flag at Mid-Ohio.

Johnny O’Connell was at the helm of the new generation CTS-V coupe for the double header at Mid-Ohio. In the first race he took a glancing blow from a Corvette that shall remain nameless and hit the skids. He returned to the track to eventually pass said Corvette, finishing 8th in the first race.

Redemption was the only thing on his mind for the second set. O’Connell worked his way from seventh to third, then took advantage of some light contact between the race leaders to move into first permanently.

Cadillac racing is trying to figure out what is wrong with the new generation CTS-V. It seems to be more of a problem with weight limits and restrictor plates than driver and build problems. One win usually leads to another, so this should not be the last checkered for the team.  Kind of makes you want to lease a Cadillac CTS-V, no?

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