Stanley & Weiss Racing PDRA Pro Extreme Cadillac CTSV
The Hottest PDRA Cadillac CTS-V Pro Mod / Pro Modified Cadillac CTS-V Around
Our Year End Review:
PDRA Pro Extreme Cadillac CTS-V Pro Mod and A Look Back
By Camp Stanley: Post Date: 10/28/2014
Photos By Roger Richards, BlackRock Photography, goDragRacing Mark
Another year has gone by in the latest racing career of Stanley & Weiss Racing. It has seen a myriad of changes take place for our team that have been good for all but have set us off on a new path. We made the conscious decision last winter to change our motor combination over to something similar to what the "hitters" are using.
We also upgraded our great record setting NRE Blackhawk heads to the new NRE Superman heads along with their new matching billet intake. This combination created a whole lot more bottom end power than our old combination and threw us out into left field with all these changes.
We persevered through the first half of the season seemingly slowly making gains. The fact that we had connecting rods falling into the oil pan over no apparent reason on several different occasions did not help our progression even a little bit. Bill Miller of Bill Miller Engineering manufactured us three sets of rods that we had in our hands in ten days thanks to Ken of Motorsports Unlimited.
We then took possession of our brand spanking new Larry Jeffers Race Cars CTS-V Cadillac in June and started into a whole new learning process that showed us some promise and then took it all away!
The new car responded favorably to all we threw at it and proved that LJRC is at the top of the list of the premier chassis builders.
At its first outing in Richmond, Virginia the Caddy as it has affectionately been dubbed was awarded the very prestigious Jeff Hoskins Best appearing car!
The weather refused to cooperate with our testing plans at the PDRA events so we were left to do our testing in the qualifying rounds. Some worked out and some didn't but we worked away at our progress. We made a stop in St Louis, Missouri at the newly minted Street Car Super Nationals between Tulsa, Oklahoma and Rockingham, North Carolina to see how the car would do in quarter mile trim and to use It as Test session as well.
We did manage to run a 5.84 at only 217mph which gave us some pretty good data for later. A first round win came in that race when the vaunted Moits turbo Mustang had trouble at mid track that enabled John Stanley to get to the finish line first. If nothing else he earned the right to gloat to "Dat Guy" and gloat he did. You know what they say: "Be careful what you wish for."
We did manage to qualify at the last two races of the year but lost first round both times with unforeseen mechanical failures. But we feel that we have learned a lot this year and have had the support of lots and lots of fans from literally around the world!
The Caddy snagged a cover and lots of photos in RPM Magazine where you can "read the full article online HERE" and there is more yet to come. All that is left for us now is to make the decision on whether or not we venture across the country once more to take on the best the world has to offer in the 1/4 mile racing world...
What to do? What to do?
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From PDRA Pro Extreme to SCSN and Back To PDRA
A Hectic Three Race Stretch...
By Camp Stanley: Post Date: 9/8/2014
The last three racing weekends have been busy, busy, busy ones to say the least! We came out of the Virginia race feeling pretty good about the new Larry Jeffers Race Cars built Pro Extreme Cadillac CTS-V. The next stop on the trek was at the Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
We made two test hits on Thursday night with both showing some promise. BUT when it was time for them to count we could not get the combinations to adapt to the excellent track conditions that were put out there for us. On the last qualifier John had a quick pedal just off the line and the Caddy was making a move mid track till the telltale sign of a shredding blower belt put the end to that run as well! Another DNQ was not what we were looking for at all. Not counting the $1000 qualifying money lost that would go a LONG way towards travel expenses!
So then it was on up the highway of life to Gateway Motorsports Park in St Louis, Missouri which is really, really in Madison, Illinois just across the mighty Mississippi river from St Louis! We had decided to attend Mel Roth's Anarchy at The Arch 1/4 mile race since it was on the way home for the racing operation anyhow. And the three most important parts of the manpower equation, John Stanley along with Scott and Jimmy Kline could fly in and out economically (read CHEAPLY!). We thought it would be a great place to get some more testing laps in on the new car as well as try a few different things for 1/4 mile racing on the VERY SLIGHT chance that we would go back to Las Vegas this fall.
One test shot and three qualifying shots gave us ZERO to feel confident about while the heavy hitters on the grounds were running 5.50's with ease! The fourth qualifier led to more of the same BUT the hard launch from the LJRC Caddy showed us the cause of the issues on all the prior runs. The car was dumping alcohol under the tires at the hit and a lot of it on the starting line had shown us that some dummy had made a grievous error with the fuel tank vents! A set of liner wheels that were loaned to us by Clint Satterfield (one of them, there turbo guys) and the vents turned the correct way for the fifth and final qualifier told the tale! John Stanley clicked the Caddy at 4.95 in to check things and went a GREAT 5.844 at 217!!! It's amazing what doing things correctly will do for you!
Our final qualifier netted us a number FOUR slot out of the six cars on the grounds. This would pair us against our good friend from Down Under, Mr Paul "Dat Guy" Mouhayet in another one of those pop-pop, bang-bang, pffft-pffft turbo cars! And at the flash of yellow John was off and gone knowing that Mr Dat Guy had BIG speed out the back. While the Caddy was sounding as if it had a bit of a miss down track Dat Guy had bigger issues with a loss of traction from all that ProLine turbo power! He did his best but fell just a bit short. Although he did get a GREAT souvenir from us to carry back to OZ for Frank Mamone to beat him viciously about the head and body with! But after we ran into that Q80 buzzsaw in the semis our weekend was over!
So then it was on to PDRA Rockingham, North Carolina where we finally seem to have gained our sea legs. The last qualifier netted us a 3.72 at a great 208.71! But a broken quill shaft in the blower drive ended our weekend in the first round although we finally feel good about where we are! Richmond, Virginia and the last PDRA race of the year will provide us with an opportunity to see if this all true or is just another one of those "bait and switch" deals ...
Come join us in Virginia and see what transpires!
2014 PDRA Cadillac CTSV Pro Mod Virginia Pro Extreme Review
Inside With Stanley And Weiss Racing's New 2014 SDI Cadillac CTSV Pro Extreme
By goDragRacing.org: Post Date: 7/31/2014 | Photos Courtesy Of goDragRacing.org - Black Rock Photography - Roger Richards
It's an honor again to have the man himself "Camp Stanley" give me journalistic license to review my inaugural visit to the newly formed "PDRA - Professional Drag Racers Association" at Virginia Motorsports Park this past weekend.
Doorslammer Legend Camp Stanley prepares the new Caddy CTSV in the pits at PDRA Virginia
I take Camp and his teams word as gospel when it comes to him telling me I have to visit one of these events. As the official team "Mascot" and their webmaster, I have a sterling relationship with last years "Record Setting Team" who broke barriers at Las Vegas Street Car Supernationals.
Having the inside scoop after last years stellar performance I knew there was a new car coming out of Larry Jeffers Race Cars as Camp was on his long ride home he broke the news to me and it would be a Cadillac CTSV! to run specifically in the quickest doorslammer class again "Pro Extreme".
COMPLETE STORY AND PHOTOS: Read More Here
Cadillac Numbers To Plummet
With The Team's New CTSV Pro Mod, We're Talking About ET's !!
By Stanley & Weiss Racing Press Corps: Post Date: 7/3/2014
Since the record setting run at last years PSCA in Las Vegas with the Stanley & Weiss Racing Camaro we had heard rumors of a certain "New Pro Mod" in the works for this team. Well, it's here after months of tidbits thrown out there about it's coming to life. As of Today it looks like you can expect Cadillac numbers to plummet in the ET range and skyrocket in MPH as this will undoubtedly be the quickest and fastest CTSV on earth very soon.
Built exclusively for the Stanley & Weiss Racing Team by Larry Jeffers Race Cars to run in the Pro Extreme Class again in the rising star "PDRA Series". The quality, detail and sheer beauty has been well accepted among the fans of door slammer race cars with the updates John Stanley has been leaking and now we're seeing the complete car in all it's glory.
The exceptional chassis is nothing short of "Top Tier" in design and execution. Larry Jeffers Race Cars is behind the chassis that makes John Stanley's arch nemesis in PDRA Pro Extreme "Frankie Taylor" able to run record setting 1/8th mile numbers like he does. We've all become accustomed to the wild rides Camp Stanley has produced in his lifetime retiring the latest "Orange / Purple flamed" Camaro they have been running for so many years.
This new CTSV is quite a different take on the outrageous and a move towards "Sexy" and "Sophisticated" that represents the Cadillac's slogan since 1908 the "Standard of the World".
The sleek lines of the custom built body keeps its nature despite the many revisions, it's look is unmistakably a "Cadillac", just with a little more "attitude". The brilliant silver hue is accented by deeper "ghosted" flames also laid on by Larry Jeffers. Standing tall above the raised hood will still be the alcohol belching Noonan headed screw-charged Hemi that set the World record last year.
The trademark M/T Tires are tucked tightly under the sharp lines of the rear quarters as John Stanley is positioned under the modified roof. The debut has caught the attention of almost anyone who is looking at Pro Mod's today.
The stance is just perfect
The Sleek lines from the rear filled with M/T Rubber
Now we expect the team of Stanley and Weiss racing to begin the transition to this new car seamlessly but I doubt they will be coming to the races in silver Versace three piece suits, though it would be cool.
Look for them to get this car on track fast with help from their sponsors and their never ending hard work. We're all in awe at the new CTSV and are waiting patiently as the car is being finished for it's debut on the asphalt soon at a PDRA Event.
If perhaps you've just fallen in love with this new car today, you can now follow Stanley And Weiss Racing at their new Facebook Page and here on the website.
PDRA Pro Modifed Drag Racing Series Recap
2014 is not starting off quite as well as 2013 ended…
By Camp Stanley: Post Date: 6/1/2014
Photo by Kelly Leslie www.onpointimage.com
The second race of the 2014 PDRA season at Valdosta, Georgia showed us a little promise after we broke TWO blower belts, one used one and one BRAND NEW one at the hit! We made the show at number 15 with a weak run of 3.77. We then looked only a tiny bit better than The Madman Frankie Taylor in the first round of eliminations. Frankie's car cut off in the burnout and we broke that aforementioned brand new belt when John let go of the button! This made us the winner by default because John took the tree and Frankie could not.
Then in the second round John appeared to be on his way to our first semifinal round of eighth mile racing in what seems like twenty seven years. Was that to be? Of course not!! Several of the internal rotating parts of the engine decided to turn themselves into salvage material about two and a half seconds into the run and that ended the race for us!
So off to stop number three of the PDRA season in Memphis, Tennessee we went two weeks later with the spare motor between the frame rails of the Appalachia on Steroids Camaro. With another brand new blower belt on the engine into qualifying we went. The first run was a very conservative 3.78, BUT the car went down. The second and third runs were duplicates of the issues we have had since the first race of the year resulting in our first Did Not Qualify in over a year!
I am still suffering from the "Dumbass 101" syndrome it appears! I have not yet found that magic potion for harnessing our newfound horsepower. If I make the car weak it will go down with a high 3.70 which will not do anything for us except to say we were at the track supporting the PDRA but not enhancing the checkbook with a few dollars! And definitely not good for the ego! Anything hopped up over that and it starts to spin the tires about 5-6/10ths in and then shakes at about 1.1 to 1.3 from the tires spinning. But I DO have a plan!
I have "planned my work" and in Martin, Michigan in four weeks it will be time to "work my plan"!
"My heartbreaker of the evening photo... after a blower explosion caused trouble into his run, John Stanley kept his cool and kept his car hugging the right lane wall all the way to top end just in case he was leaking fluids (which he wasn't). That my friends is class. Hated to see this happen to one of the nicest and hardest working teams in the business. - Kelly Leslie http://www.onpointimage.com/ "
Back at The Rock! PDRA Pro Extreme Race Recap
Race One of the PDRA Series Down
By Camp Stanley: Post Date: 4/21/2014
The first PDRA event held at The Rock was a rousing success with full stands and overflowing pits! And the numbers posted by the racers in attendance were mind numbing the entire weekend. World records were set and reset time and again! You c an read all about this great inaugural event at: pdra660.com
And as to our fortunes they were not so good for us as we found the weak links in our valve train with our new engine combination. We took advantage of the Friday testing day to try and get our arms around this new deal. Two hits netted us two aborted runs as the Camaro started to rattle the new Mickey Thompson Bubbas on the rear. When this happened the car was carrying the front end and turning left all at the same time. But having the excellent wheelman we do, John aborted both runs just past the 60 foot clocks. These two runs earned us our best ever 60 foots even with the tires starting to rattle at about 7/10ths in!
The first qualifier on Friday night had to be aborted as well when John couldn’t get the trans brake to release after backing up from the burnout. Saturday morning saw that issue solved and some chassis tweaking netted us a subpar 3.79 that would stand to keep us qualified in the F-A-S-T field with yet another broken rocker! We did not make one run all weekend that we did not lose at least one rocker arm!.
But on Sunday our race day ended early against the eventual race winner, Bubba Stanton when we lost an exhaust rocker at 5/10s in and then the intake rocker at 7/10ths in! And then to top it off we lost the blower belt at 2.8 seconds. BUT there was a bit of hope in the run after it was completed. On seven cylinders and no blower belt at the end, the Camaro still went out the back with a 3.87 at only 167mph. We’re thinking our new Super 600 Noonan Race Engineering cylinder heads and billet intake manifold are going to be bad to the bone!
And now its on to South Georgia Motorsports Park for round two!
Stanley & Weiss Racing's PDRA Pro Extreme On It's Way To The ROCK
And so it begins,The 2014 PDRA racing season that is!
By Camp Stanley: Post Date: 4/1/2014
The Appalachia on Steroids 68 PDRA Pro Extreme Camaro is locked and loaded for our first outing of the 2014 season. Felix the Cat will pull off The Hill on Wednesday morning and be southbound and hammer down to the infamous Rockingham Dragway in Rockingham, North Carolina. This will the first stop of eight for the new PDRA 1/8th mile drag racing series.
We plan to test on Friday and then we will have one qualifier on Friday night, three on Saturday and then into eliminations on Sunday. We need to the testing bit because we have changed our entire engine combination looking for a bit more efficiency from our hemi.
Besides who wouldn't take their entire record setting combination and change it all completely throughout the winter months???
The new Noonan Race Engineering heads and manifold we have put on our revised short block should give us that which we are looking for.
Then Shannon Davis' new, updated Profiler wheel speed management device has been tweaked, twisted and manipulated hither and yon and we shall see how much we can abuse this product as well we did the prototype!
And if you are looking to see the newest and baddest 1/8th mile extreme drag racing this weekend you can keep track of the entire racing series all weekend starting on April 4 by monitoring the live posted results on pdra660.com and watch the live feed at motormaniatv.com.
If you see us on your computer monitor, jump up and down and wave!
Stanley & Weiss Racing's PDRA Cadillac CTS-V Pro Mod
Progress is being made....
By Camp Stanley: Post Date: 3/8/2014
Larry Jeffers Race Cars is getting it done on our new CVT-S Caddy race car!
|Is this PDRA Cadillac CTS-V Pro Mod going to be Bad-Azz or what?|
John and I made a flying trip to Missouri last week so John could be fitted for the cockpit of this new creation.
The progress on this new car is nothing short of astounding! The craftsmanship is second to none and there are a lot of well thought out bits, both large and small throughout! We truly believe we can have this car in our hands before mid-year.
Larry, Axle (Weiss) and I have planned our work and Larry Jeffers Race Cars is working our plan!
Enjoy these progress update photos.
John's new Jungle Jim
Garret Livingston hard at it
Hmmmm, what to put where
The Master his own self
Larry and I discuss wings
William C (Axle) Weiss, assistant financier, extraordinaire!
Stanley & Weiss Racing's PDRA Transport "Felix"
Getting dressed up for The Big Dance
By Camp Stanley: Post Date: 2/13/2014
Felix, the cat had done such a great job for us transporting The Appalachia on Steroids Camaro across the country and back that we decided he had earned some new livery for the upcoming 2014 season.
So off I went with hat in hand to see the Tony, the proprietor of Hagerstown Spring and Alignment in Hagerstown, Maryland.
A large part of Tony’s business conglomerate is a full service large truck and trailer body shop business.
Tony had done such a good job for us several years ago helping turn Clifford the big red dog into Clifford the big white dog that I knew that was where I had to go for Felix.
It took bucket loads of tears and lots of whining and complaining about poverty on my part to persuade Tony to take Stanley & Weiss Racing’s latest large asset under the HSA umbrella.
And it worked!
Tony agreed to do his part to help us spiff up Felix by giving us poor racers a drastically reduced price to give our truck and trailer a shiny new coat of white paint.
And now all that is left to be done is the installation of the Stanley & Weiss Racing logos and all the rest of the required stuff that goes with having a big truck and trailer as the transportation unit for your racing team.
BUT of course as with a lot of other things Mother Nature has made us put that on hold till the weather gets a bit better.
Tim Fraker Signs has issues with installing decals and signage while standing in ten inches of snow and its twenty below zero outside.
Look for Felix and the entire Stanley & Weiss Racing team at a PDRA (Professional Drag Racers Association) race track in 2014.
Come by and see us please.
We are not hard to find. Just look for the peepuls having all the fun doing what they love!
Our Road Trip To The Street Car Super Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada
What a fantastic drive
By Camp Stanley: Post Date: 1/13/2014
When the final decision was made that we would attend the Street Car Super Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada I knew it was going to be a looooong drive. But I didnt realize was how beautiful the southwestern part of our United States really was. I invite all of you to come along with "Felix the Cat" and I as we make our way across the country and back.
The first night of the journey was spent in Brownsburg, Indiana after a visit to the Steel Dymamics' mill in Pittsboro, Indiana. We could not have made this journey without their support.
After a night in a service area outside of Tulsa, Oklahoma it was on the highway after breakfast, orange juice and coffee. And not a street racer in sight!
And now it is on to Texas and then into New Mexico.
As we head further west towards "Vegas" the states are rolling by under Felix's eighteen wheels!
After a stop in Albuquerque to purchase a blower for my friend Bronte Henning from Darwin, Australia it was time for long sleep in a scenic service area.
The morning daylight showed this beautiful quaint Indian pueblo village with the church looking down from on high at the pueblo.
There were buttes arising from the land seemingly from nowhere and for no reason. And there were trains galore coming and going along Interstate 40 all the way. By this time I had become pretty proficient at driving and snapping pictures at the same time! Although I won't say how many were absolutely junk!
And yet another western state has disappeared in Felix's mirrors. We have arrived in Arizona with the flat lands giving way to hills both large and small.
After another nights sleep outside of Las Vegas it was time for some more conservative driving on the way to our final destination.
And we have arrived, all safe and sound!
After a successful week in Sin City...
where we did the tourist thing and got an autograph of a famous TV star...
it was time to head east. And here we are coming up on Lake Mead just before crossing over the Hoover Dam area.
After a stop at Larry Jeffers Race Cars in House Springs, Missouri to pick up Bronte Henning's new race car we were off yet again.
The famous arch in St Louis, Missouri rises into the clouds.
And the Mighty Mississippi keeps a rollin along, all the way to New Orleans.
After one more nights sleep in Wild and Wonderful West Virginia we were home safe and sound.
I hope you all have enjoyed this quick snapshot of the trip that Felix and I had as we trekked our way across our great land and back!
We have enjoyed having you along.
Davis Technologies Profiler World Record Setting Runs with John Stanley's Pro Mod At Vegas SCSN
Something for your weekend...
By Camp Stanley: Post Date: 12/27/2013
Shannon Davis of Davis Technologies has created a fantastic video documenting our success at the Street Car Super Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This video shows all of our runs and Shannon has done a fantastic job documenting them. Please enjoy our record setting weekend with us and give out a resounding "HELL YEAH!!!" at the end!
Don’t forget to sign into your youtube account and give a big thumbs up!! for Davis Technologies, and share this outstanding feat on your social media sites.
Stanley & Weiss Racing's 2014 Cadillac CTS-V Pro Mod!
Can you say Pimp Daddy John...
By Camp Stanley: Post Date: 12/15/2013
Pro Modified Rendering by Wicked Grafixx
And here it is, for one and all to ogle! Tyler Clark of Wicked Graffix fame's official rendering of the new Stanley & Weiss Racing's 2014 Cadillac CTS-V. Ewws and Ahhh' s are welcome and are to be expected, please!
John's new ride will be constructed by Larry Jeffers Race Cars in House Springs, Missouri. This is the home of many record holding cars and we plan on adding our name to Larry's Wall of Fame! The first of the new tubing is expected to be laid out on the jig starting late this month and should be ready for Outlaw racing by spring.
The car as you can see will be adorned in our familiar construction barrel orange paint with purple flames although Tyler has added a bit of variation to the nose of the car and has added his version of a new flame design. The paint will be laid down by Jeffers' Collision Center also of House Springs, Missouri.
Remember all of this because Larry can also be your one stop shop for your next race car. The new graphics will be applied by Tim Fraker Signs of Hagerstown, MD. And as always Tim will have my graphics designed, printed and waiting on me to provide him with a car to install them on!
This new car will be powered by a bit different variation of our own world record holding screw supercharged, Noonan Race Engineering hemi. Backing it up will be our Neal Chance Racing Converter and our good ole reliable Lencodrive Transmission that is ably maintained by Matt Moore from Lenco Transmissions!
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