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Cadillac Racing CTS-V Coupe Scores First World Challenge Victory At Mid-Ohio

Johnny O'Connell landed his first World Challenge victory at the Mid-Ohio race track, giving Cadillac its first win since the final race of the 2007 season at Laguna Seca Raceway in California.

O'Connell's number three car was in second place during Saturday's race, but he lost control, slid off the track and finished in eighth place. O'Connell was eager to use the same plan for Sunday, but without the contact.

On Sunday he managed to slide through a crash on the last lap involving the leaders, squeaking through to beat Patric Lindsey to the finish line by a little more than a second. Andy Pilgrim in the number eight Cadillac fought a fierce battle with James Sofronas all day yesterday and finished in sixth place.

With O'Connell's victory, he has moved up into fourth spot in the GT Series point standings, and Pilgrim is in fifth place. Porsche now leads with 56 points and Cadillac is in second place with 30.

"Today is really a culmination of an incredible amount of preparation, not only at the race shop but by our Cadillac team," said Jim Campbell, General Motors U.S. Vice-President for Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. "What it shows you here today is that you have to be prepared, you have to pounce on every opportunity and when you have the chance, you've got to go. I am so proud of Johnny for being ready to take advantage and grab the win".

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