Team Cadillac is in strong contention for the drivers and manufacturers' standing after nine races at tracks from Sebring and Long Beach to Salt Lake City and Toronto. Cadillac leads the manufacturers' standings and Cadillac drivers Lawson Ashenbach and Andy Pilgrim are second and third in the driver rankings. Ron Fellows could be the wild card driving Team Cadillac's third race-prepared CTS-V at Laguna Seca. Team Cadillac is equipped with K&N Engineering Oil Filters (HP-1007).
Cadillac is in position to repeat its 2005 sweep of the SPEED GT manufacturers' and drivers' titles. If Cadillac wins the pole or finishes 6th or better it wraps the manufacturers' championship. With 40 points on the line at Laguna Seca, the drivers' championships could go any way.
"Our strategy of running a third car at selected events has worked well for us," said GM Road Racing Group Manager Steve Wesoloski. "We were able to come out of Road Atlanta with a 10-point lead. Anything can happen in racing, but we have a good cushion going into the last race."
Fellows will have a front-row seat when the championship race unfolds. This will be his fifth start of the season with Team Cadillac. Fellows posted runner-up finishes in Toronto and Atlanta.
"My role is first to provide Cadillac with a third opportunity to clinch the manufacturers' title and then to help Lawson and Andy," said Fellows. "The Laguna Seca track can be difficult because of the sand that gets blown onto the course. I'm optimistic that we'll race just fine."
The final round of the 10-race SPEED GT Series is scheduled to start at 2.55 p.m. PST on Sunday October 21. The race will be televised on SPEED TV on Sunday, October 28 at 1 p.m. PST.
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