MADISON, Wis. (Feb.1, 2008) - Remington Shaving & Grooming is proud to announce it’s first-ever sponsorship of a race team competing in the SCCA Pro Racing SPEED World Challenge. The brand will be the primary sponsor of two Cadillac CTS-V race cars being campaigned in the 2008 SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT series.
Team Remington Cadillac will feature two champions on its roster in pursuit of the SPEED World Challenge GT Manufacturers Championship.
The 2005 season Drivers Champion, Andy Pilgrim, will pilot the #8 Cadillac CTS-V for his fifth season.
“I’m really looking forward to this season,” said Pilgrim. “It’ll be my 10th year with GM Racing, and I was very excited when they asked me to work with Team Remington Cadillac for 2008. We will have a lot of challenges this year for sure - with a new team, and especially with the new Toyo tire, but we’ll be ready.”
The #16 Cadillac CTS-V will be driven by the 2006 Sebring race winner Michael McCann. This will be his first experience in the Cadillac. McCann has driven a Viper for the last four seasons.
“Cadillac, since its debut, has always been the class of the SCCA World Challenge GT field,” said McCann. “I am very excited about racing the CTS-V this season. Most importantly I would like to thank Remington and Cadillac for making this possible.”
“We couldn’t be happier than to be aligned with Cadillac for our inaugural season in the SPEED World Challenge GT series,” said Kent Hussey, CEO, Spectrum Brands. “Just like Cadillac, Remington is an all-American, iconic brand that always delivers on superior quality, performance, style and innovation. With Andy and Michael behind the wheel of our two CTS-V race cars, we’re confident that this partnership is going to translate into a successful 2008 season on the track.”
As a full factory race effort the last four years, the CTS-V race cars campaigned by Team Cadillac won 12 out of 41 races and captured the Manufacturers Championship in 2005 and 2007.
“Our Cadillac team is very proud of the success the CTS-V race cars and Team Cadillac achieved racing against some of the world’s finest sports cars in the SPEED World Challenge GT series the last four years,” said Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor. “We’re thrilled that through Remington’s sponsorship these CTS-V race cars will continue campaigning in the 2008 season and we’re anxious to see continued racing success under the new Team Remington Cadillac livery.”
Team Remington Cadillac will make its racing debut at Sebring International Raceway on Friday, March 14, for round one of the 2008 SCCA SPEED World Challenge GT series.
About Remington Products
Remington Products (http://www.remington-products.com) a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc., is a global consumer products company of shaving, grooming and personal care products.
Cadillac (http://www.cadillac.com) has been a luxury automotive brand since 1902. Cadillac's heritage of dramatic design and technical innovation has undergone a recent renaissance, returning it to the top-tier of luxury brands in the U.S. and propelling its growth around the world. Cadillac is a division of General Motors.
About SCCA SPEED World Challenge
SCCA SPEED World Challenge is the premier production based road racing series in the country. Several different manufacturers competing in sprint format road racing makes for some of the most exciting racing anywhere. For more information on the series and for a complete 2008 schedule go to www.world-challenge.com.