World Challenge GT fans were treated to another close race at the Streets of
Long Beach. Die hard crowds packed the stands over the 1.9 mile Long Beach,
California street course where the racing is always close and the crashes heavy.
Impacts with 10,000 lb. concrete blocks were never more than inches away for the
thirty cars and drivers.
Team Remington Cadillac driver Andy Pilgrim gained a second podium finish
in his No. 8 Remington Cadillac CTS-V with K&N Engineering products. Pilgrim
came in 3rd and holds on to a close third place overall in the points
championship series. The SCCA SPEED World Challenge is a production based road
racing series. Several manufacturers compete in sprint format road racing.
Team Remington Cadillac is second overall in series points
Cars drive inches away from concrete blocks in World Speed
Challenge at Long Beach, California
Andy Pilgrim on the podium at Long Beach
Team Remington Cadillac CTS-V
“This is the third year the GT cars have raced at Long Beach,” said Pilgrim.
“It’s a tough place to race for us. We drive the heaviest cars in the series and
threading the needle between the concrete walls is tough.”
Team Remington Cadillac driver Michael McCann started 10th and battled a failing
gearbox to finish at 15th. “I had a tough race but I learned a lot by having to
battle a broken transmission and still bring it home to get some useful series
points,” he said. “Both Andy and I have race cars that are ready for the next
race in Salt Lake City in May. A lot of our competitors’ cars are facing major
damage from these Long Beach Streets.”
With Pilgrim going to the next race third in Drivers Championship points and
McCann at 11th, Team Remington Cadillac is currently second over all in the
Manufacturer Championship points.
The Long Beach race will be televised on SPEED-TV Wednesday, April 30 at noon
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