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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS General Motors Cadillac Mobil 1 Motorola Bose On Star XM Satellite Radio

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In 2006 the Cadillac program was forced to run with the highest base weight and smallest engine restrictor of any GT car in Speed World Challenge, and we had to do this against very strongly supported factory teams from Dodge and Porsche. Despite running with one arm tied behind our backs consistent finishes throughout most of the season kept us in contention until the very end. We didn’t bring home the championship this year but in defiance of both the handicaps we were forced to run with, and the strength of the opposition, we never gave up trying. That speaks volumes about the winning spirit that drives everyone to succeed in the Pratt & Miller family.

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Our customer programs continued to expand this year and thanks in large part to the integrity of the cars we design and build, and the trackside support we provide, they met with considerable success in both Europe and the United States. The GTO.Rs did particularly well in Grand-Am, winning eight races and sweeping the driver, team and manufacturer championships. C5-Rs and C6.Rs continue to race and win in Europe in LMS, FIA GT, and several national GT series.

MOSPORT: 3rd FOR TEAM CADILLAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

SEBRING: PODIUM FINISH FOR CADILLAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 ST. PETE: O’CONNELL REBOUNDS TO 2nd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 LONG BEACH: CADILLAC AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 MID OHIO: CADILLAC FINISHES 5th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6 INFINEON: TEAM CADILLAC PLACES 3rd AND 4th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 MILLER: PILGRIM 3rd AND FELLOWS 4th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 ROAD AMERICA: TOUGH DAY FOR CADILLAC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 ROAD ATLANTA: PILGRIM SCORES CRUCIAL WIN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 LAGUNA SECA: ANGELELLI EARNS PODIUM SPOT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 2006 SCCA AWARDS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 CADILLAC TEAM PERSONALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 PONTIAC GTO.R . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 A REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23

The diversity, scope, and success of Pratt & Miller’s racing involvement in America and around the world would not be possible without the hard work and dedication of each and every one of you. Your work ethic, will to win, and focus on being the best at what you do are the factors that fuel this company’s success. We are both extremely proud of all that you have accomplished this year and look forward to working with you again in the coming season.

— Jim Miller and Gary Pratt

Jim Miller Cover Photo: R Prince

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PRATT & MILLER ENGINEERING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 PRATT & MILLER SHOP PERSONALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 CORVID TECHNOLOGIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 PRATT & MILLER PORTFOLIO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 PRATT & MILLER ON THE MOVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 RACE ENGINE OF THE YEAR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 CHAMPIONS AGAIN! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

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SEBRING: PODIUM FINISH FOR CADILLAC PILGRIM PUTS TEAM CADILLAC ON SEBRING PODIUM FOR 3rd STRAIGHT YEAR

SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE GT, RACE #1 Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Florida March 17, 2006 QUALIFYING: 5th, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 2m09.943s (100.419 mph) 6th, Max Angelelli, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 2m10.110s (102.375 mph)

RACE: 2nd, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 20 laps 16th, Max Angelelli, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 19 laps

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Despite carrying ballast to throttle back its performance, the Pratt & Miller run Cadillac CTS-V team managed to finish second in the opening round at Sebring. It was Andy Pilgrim’s third consecutive runner-up finish at Sebring. Starting fifth on the grid for the 20-lap race, Pilgrim benefited from a solid race strategy and savvy driving as misfortune befell his rivals on the famed Florida airport circuit. He crossed the finish line 11.571 seconds behind Viper driver Mike McCann, launching Team Cadillac's defense of the World Challenge GT drivers and manufacturers championships in style. Max Angelelli had his CTS-V as high as 5th before a punctured tire forced him into the pits. He emerged in 23rd place, one lap down from the leaders, and fought his way back to16th as the checkered flag fell. "Max may have run over some debris on the track that damaged his tire," reported Team Cadillac program manager Dave Spitzer. "The Team Cadillac crew practices tire changes, and that paid off when they made a brilliant pit stop and got him back out quickly. "Andy did a great job of conserving his tires early and then he ran hard at the end," Spitzer noted. "He didn't have anything for McCann, but it was a great way to start the season with a Cadillac driver on the podium at Sebring again. We know that you make your own luck by working hard. Every time this team gets a good result, it motivates us to work even harder to make some more luck for the next race." Photos: R Prince, J Machaqueiro


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ST. PETE: O’CONNELL REBOUNDS TO 2nd CADILLAC TAKES MANUFACTURERS LEAD Johnny O'Connell relied on his Pratt & Miller built Cadillac CTS-V and his years of street racing experience to finish as runner-up at St. Petersburg. After an electrical gremlin dropped him from second to sixth in the running order at the midpoint of the race O’Connell charged back through the pack to finish 7.973 seconds behind the winning Porsche, gaining enough positions to give Cadillac a two-point lead in the manufacturers championship. "Maybe it's my years of road racing experience, but working the traffic really helped me today," said O'Connell. "I was running fourth at one point, and when we came up on traffic, I think I read what was going to happen and passed two guys in one move." O'Connell's gutsy pass earned him the "B&M Oil Coolers Coolest Move of the Race" award. An electrical problem also struck Andy Pilgrim’s CTS-V, relegating him to an 8th place finish after he led the race for 11 laps. With his runner-up finish in the Sebring season-opener, Pilgrim came out of St. Pete second in the drivers championship standings. "Both Andy and Johnny drove phenomenal races today," said Team Cadillac program manager Dave Spitzer. "I'm proud of the whole team, and we'll look at the data and figure out what happened. We're thrilled that Johnny finished second."

SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE GT, RACE #2 Honda Grand Prix Of St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida April 1, 2006

Photos: R Prince

QUALIFYING: 4th, Johnny O’Connell, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m18.791s (82.242 mph) 6th, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m19.105s (81.916 mph)

RACE: 2nd, Johnny O’ Connell, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 33 laps 8th, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 33 laps

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LONG BEACH: CADILLAC AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL FELLOWS WINS WITH LAST-LAP PASS

SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE GT, RACE #3 Toyota Grand Prix Long Beach, California April 9, 2006

Team Cadillac earned its first victory of the year at the Grand Prix of Long Beach. Ron Fellows executed a brilliant last-lap pass on the tricky street circuit to take the win. It was Fellows? third career SPEED GT win and it gave Cadillac a five-point lead over Dodge in the manufacturers championship. Andy Pilgrim finished seventh after starting the race at the back of the field because he spun on the pace lap. "That was good fun, and it shows that a Cadillac handles better than a Viper!" Fellows laughed. "There's no question that my experience here at Long Beach helped today. Mike blocked the inside, so I went to the outside. I could see how much rubber and grip there was out there, and I just gave it a shot. I had a great CTS-V racecar today, thanks to the engineers and crew on Team Cadillac. They gave me a really good setup, and the small-block V-8 was so smooth that I could manage my rear tires and save the brakes for the end of the race." "The idea was to bring an all-star team of champions from the GM Racing family to help Cadillac win the manufacturers' title," explained Steve Wesoloski, GM Racing road racing group manager. "With Ron's experience at Long Beach, it made sense to put him in a Cadillac CTS-V for this race. That experience paid dividends today." Photo: R Prince

QUALIFYING: 4th, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m26.979s (81.454 mph) 5th, Ron Fellows, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m27.059s (81.379 mph)

RACE: 1st, Ron Fellows, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 29 laps 7th, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 29 laps

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MID-OHIO: CADILLAC FINISHES 5th PILGRIM TAKES 5TH WHILE O’CONNELL ELIMINATED BY CRASH The speed GT race at Mid-Ohio was marred by a multi-car accident in Turn 13 that ended the day for a number of competitors, including Johnny O'Connell. Andy Pilgrim drove his CTS-V through the chaos to move from 10th to fifth at the finish. "I knew this would be a tough race," said Pilgrim. "There were 10 cars running nose-to-tail, and something had to give. We were fine running in a line, but when we got into traffic, it had to happen. There were cars spinning everywhere, I saw Johnny get hit, and I had to thread the needle." O’Connell was understandably frustrated by the not only the accident, but also the performance restrictions SCCA imposed on the Cadillacs. "I'm disappointed because Team Cadillac gave me a great car and I was just biding my time," said O'Connell. "It's tough because the Cadillacs are saddled with so many handicaps that the competition just drives away from us on every straight." "We're glad that Johnny's OK, and the crew will be able to fix the car," said Team Cadillac program manager Dave Spitzer. "Andy did a terrific job as always, and the crew did a tremendous job from the minute we arrived. It's frustrating because this team wants to be able to race for a win, and I don't feel we were able to race today."

SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE GT, RACE #4 Mid-Ohio Sports car course Lexington, Ohio May 20, 2006

Photos: R Prince, R Mochernuk

QUALIFYING: 5th, Johnny O’Connell, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m28.008s (92.364 mph) 7th, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m28.146s (92.219 mph)

RACE: 5th, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 29 laps 21st, Johnny O’ Connell, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 21 laps

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INFINEON: TEAM CADILLAC PLACES 3rd AND 4th PILGRIM POSTS FOURTH PODIUM FINISH OF SEASON

SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE GT, RACE #5 Infineon Raceway Sonoma, California June 24, 2006

The Pratt & Miller run Cadillac program kept championship hopes alive when Andy Pilgrim claimed the final spot on the podium and Johnny O'Connell finished 4th. These results were all the more respectable given the ongoing performance restrictions the SCCA imposed on Team Cadillac. Alluding to the extra weight the Cadillacs were forced to run with, Pilgrim had this to say: "Everyone was slipping and sliding, and we knew that whoever could slide the least was going to win. We were seeing extreme tire temperatures, and it makes sense that the car that won was the lightest car out there. O’Connell recognized the difficulty of trying to catch the lighter front runners but that didn’t stop him from trying after a late race caution. "It was a good restart," he said. "The leader was going slow coming to the flag, and I pulled the trigger right on time. I got by Andy, but wasn't able to get around Archer. I was pushing hard to catch the Viper, but those laps were as fast as I could go." "I'm pleased that both CTS-Vs ran well,” said Team Cadillac program manager Dave Spitzer, “but what we had today was everything we've got. Team Cadillac has terrific drivers, a great team and exceptional race cars, but under the current circumstances that's just not enough.” Photos: R Mochernuk

QUALIFYING: 3rd, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m18.198s (91.613 mph) 5th, Johnny O’Connell, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m28.425s (91.348 mph)

RACE: 3rd, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 27 laps 4th, Johnny O’Connell, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 27 laps

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MILLER: PILGRIM 3rd AND FELLOWS 4th ANOTHER PODIUM KEEPS CADILLAC IN CONTENTION Team Cadillac posted a strong finish in the inaugural SPEED GT race at Miller Motorsports Park as Andy Pilgrim and Ron Fellows were third and fourth respectively in their CTS-Vs. The two Pratt & Miller built Cadillac race cars were unfazed by the heat at the high-altitude track and had trouble-free runs to the finish as other competitors dropped out. "The car was just about perfect everywhere, but we were sliding like crazy," said Pilgrim after scoring his third podium finish of the season. "I think the wind picked up and covered the track with dust because we had much less grip today than we did in practice and qualifying." Fellows fell behind at the start when he took evasive action to avoid contact with other cars but spent the remainder of the race patiently working his way through the field. He won the B&M Oil Coolers "Coolest Move of the Race" award for his inside pass on Mike McCann's Viper on lap 11. "Actually I think the coolest move of the race was avoiding running into Andy at the start," Fellows laughed. "Andy and I both got awesome starts and we both went for the middle. Whoever was in front of Andy bogged a little bit and when I got out of the throttle to avoid contact with Andy, I lost a lot of positions."

SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE GT, RACE #6 Miller Motorsports Park Tooele, Utah July 15, 2006

Photos: R Prince

QUALIFYING: 5th, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 2m57.186s (91.144 mph) 7th, Ron Fellows, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 2m57.998s (90.729 mph)

RACE: 3rd, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 14 laps 4th, Ron Fellows, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 14 laps

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ROAD AMERICA: TOUGH DAY FOR CADILLAC PERFORMANCE RESTRAINTS HAMPER TEAM CADILLAC

SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE GT, RACE #7 Road America Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin August 20, 2006 QUALIFYING: 6th, Ron Fellows, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 2m16.390s (106.846 mph) 7th, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 2m16.544s (106.726 mph)

RACE: 7th, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 19 laps 20th, Ron Fellows, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 19 laps

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If adversity builds character, then Team Cadillac had character in abundance following the Road America race. Andy Pilgrim finished seventh while Ron Fellows, slowed by an intermittent problem with his CTS-V, finished 20th. "We started seventh and finished seventh, and we're doing the best we can with what the rules give us," said Pilgrim. "In the current circumstances, we're going into a gunfight with a water balloon. We can brake with the best cars, but otherwise we have no ammunition - we struggle on the straights and then work as hard as we can in the corners. The team is working fantastically hard, and to finish seventh is frankly amazing in this situation." “I was in the middle of a pack of cars,” reported Fellows after the race, “and with the restrictions the Cadillacs have, some of these guys could just blow past me,” he explained. “Once I got clear of the pack, I was able to make up some ground in the corners, but unfortunately we had some kind of gremlin.” “Today was a difficult day,” said Team Cadillac program manager Dave Spitzer. “I just wish we could compete; the fans can see how hard Andy and Ron are driving, and I know how hard the entire team is working. As reigning champion, Team Cadillac belongs up front, and we intend to get there again.” Photos: J Machaqueiro


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MOSPORT: FELLOWS 3rd FOR TEAM CADILLAC CADILLAC REMAINS IN CONTENTION FOR CHAMPIONSHIP Ron Fellows finished third at Mosport, keeping the Pratt & Miller run program’s championship hopes alive despite the SCCA imposed performance penalties that held the Cadillac race cars back all year. Starting his No. 16 CTS-V on the pole on the rain-slick track, Fellows lost the drag race to the first turn to Michael Galati's all-wheel-drive Volvo S60R. He then lost second place to Tommy Archer's Viper on the 21st lap as his car suffered from an intermittent misfire. Andy Pilgrim suffered a similar misfire, finishing 21st after a pit stop failed to fix the problem. Galati won with a one-minute, 32-second margin of victory over Archer, and James Sofronas' Porsche finished fourth behind Fellows' Cadillac. Cadillac gained ground in the race for the manufacturers championship, cutting Porsche's lead to seven points and Dodge's margin to six points. Pilgrim's finish proved costly; he remained third in the drivers championship standings, but after Mosport trailed leader Lawson Aschenbach by 22 points. "We had a car that was strong enough to finish a solid second, so I'm disappointed for Team Cadillac today," said Fellows. "I could run a pace that perhaps could have put pressure on the Volvo, but as soon as the misfire started my lap times fell off seven or eight seconds. If we had been able to force Galati, the outcome might have been different. Photo: J Machaqueiro

SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE GT, RACE #8 Mosport International Raceway Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada September 2, 2006 QUALIFYING: 1st, Ron Fellows, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m25.498s (103.539 mph) 2nd, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m25.522s (103.510 mph)

RACE: 3rd, Ron Fellows, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 26 laps 21st, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 23 laps

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PETIT LE MANS: PILGRIM SCORES CRUCIAL WIN CADILLAC REMAINS IN CONTENTION FOR CHAMPIONSHIP

SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE GT, RACE #9 Road Atlanta Braselton, Georgia September 29, 2006 QUALIFYING: 2nd, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m26.539s (105.663 mph) 5th, Max Angelelli, #12 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m27.318s (104.720 mph) 6th, Ron Fellows, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m27.354s (104.677 mph)

RACE: 1st, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 29 laps 3rd, Ron Fellows, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 29 laps 22nd, Max Angelelli, #12 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 16 laps

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The Pratt & Miller run Cadillac team turned in a championship-caliber performance at Road Atlanta. Andy Pilgrim scored his first victory since joining Team Cadillac and racked up nine valuable points in the manufacturers championship. Ron Fellows earned third in his CTS- V after a wild finish. "I'm very happy, really thrilled," said Pilgrim after his first World Challenge win since 1996. "I was running all-out for manufacturers' points today." Pilgrim started on the front row alongside Tommy Archer's Viper. Corvette driver Leighton Reese led at the first turn, but was penalized for jumping the start. Max Angelelli's Cadillac was then running second to Archer, with Pilgrim in third. Angelelli made a move for the lead on the second lap but spun into the tire barrier. Pilgrim pressured Archer and took the lead for good on the seventh lap. While Pilgrim led, Ron Fellows was engaged in a pitched battle with Archer for second. Fellows got ahead on lap 14 but Archer passed in the final corner, forcing Fellows into the grass as they raced side-by-side to the finish line. After his encounter with the tire barrier, Angelelli nursed his battered car back to the pits. The Team Cadillac crew made quick repairs and got him back into the fray, allowing him to complete 50 percent of the laps. Cadillac general manager Jim Taylor summed up today's race: "This one had everything and was full of drama," he said. "Team Cadillac came through at the end." Photos: R Prince, J Machaqueiro


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LAGUNA SECA: ANGELELLI EARNS PODIUM SPOT PILGRIM FINISHES 3rd IN DRIVERS CHAMPIONSHIP All three of the Pratt & Miller built Team Cadillac CTS-Vs survived the season finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, but they bore the wounds of battle at the conclusion of the wild 27-lap race. Hit from behind on the first lap, Max Angelelli drove his No. 12 Cadillac through the pack after a costly pit stop to finish 3rd. Andy Pilgrim showed true grit as he shrugged off a third-lap spin, finishing 8th on the track and 3rd in the drivers championship. Johnny O'Connell was nailed from behind on a restart, then put the hammer down to take the 12th. "I'm very happy to finish on the podium for Cadillac," said Angelelli. "My CTS- V was outstanding as usual. I got hit on the first lap and that basically cut my race off, but I never gave up." Pilgrim's run for a second drivers title ended at the top of the Corkscrew. He dropped to 26th after a spin, then battled back to finish 8th. O'Connell's Cadillac was the pinball in the third-lap restart, sustaining damage to the rear and knocking his window net loose. After a pit stop to reattach the errant net, O'Connell charged to 12th at the checkered flag. “Our Cadillacs had to run with very significant performance handicaps this year,” reflected Jim Miller, “but despite that we remained in contention for the championships until the end. That shows how hard everyone connected to this program works, and also says a lot about the incredible performance of the CTS-V race cars.” Photos: R Prince, J Machaqueiro

SPEED WORLD CHALLENGE GT, RACE #10 Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Monterey, California October 22, 2006 QUALIFYING: 3rd, Max Angelelli, #12 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m29.110s (90.414 mph) 6th, Johnny O’Connell, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m29.386s (90.135 mph) 9th, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 1m29.951s (89.568 mph)

RACE: 3rd, Max Angelelli, #12 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 27 laps 8th, Andy Pilgrim, #1 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 27 laps 12th, Johnny O’Connell, #16 XM/Mobil 1/Motorola/On Star Cadillac CTS-V, 27 laps

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TEAM CADILLAC 2006

DRIVERS MAX ANGELELLI RON FELLOWS JOHNNY O’CONNELL MAX PAPIS ANDY PILGRIM TEAM JIM MILLER GARY PRATT LYNN BISHOP DAVE ALBRIGHT NEVILLE AGASS

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TOM MIKRUT JEFF BATES BRAD BUENTING TOM DIX ANDREW EMERICK KEN FLORY MIKE HASS BRIAN HOYE JASON LADD DAVID MATTE CHAD MONROE ROBIN PRATT

ALEX ROBERGE BRIAN TRINGAL TIMING AND SCORING MELANIE CORRELL KATECH CALEB NEWMAN TOM NICKOU HOSPITALITY MARSHA READ

GM RACING EXECUTIVE TEAM BRENT DEWAR MARK KENT STEVE WESOLOSKI GM RACING DAVE SPITZER JAMES BISHAR JIM GEHRINGER MIKE HENNEY JIM LAFONTAINE TIM O’NEILL NORMAN PERALTA

RICH PRIESTER RICHARD PRINCE RICK VOEGELIN CADILLAC JIM TAYLOR TIM O’NEIL KEVIN SMITH


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GM RACING EXECUTIVE TEAM BRENT DEWAR MARK KENT STEVE WESOLOSKI JOHN LARSON MARK-HANS RICHER STEVE SITEK GM RACING JIM LUTZ NORMAN PERALTA KIP WASENKO STEVE MOORE JIM GEHRINGER BRIAN THOMPSON

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A REPUTATION FOR EXCELLENCE PRATT & MILLER CUSTOMER CARS CONTINUE TO WIN As time marches forward and more Pratt & Miller built customer cars race and win around the world the company’s reputation and influence grows accordingly. Whether at home in America or throughout Europe the name Pratt & Miller has come to symbolize excellence in every measure. The company employs a work force that is second to none and provides them with all of the resources required, including the most advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing tools available anywhere, to create safe, competitive, and cost effective winners. In 2006 GLPK Racing, PSI Experience, Selleslagh Racing Team (SRT), and Luc Alphand Aventures (LAA) successfully campaigned C5-R and C6.R racecars all across Europe in FIA GT, the European based Le Mans Series (LMS), Belcar Series, French GT (FFSA), and at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Highlights include 4 wins, 2 poles, 3 fastest race laps, and 2nd place in the championship standings for PSI in FFSA. In Belcar GLPK won 5 races and the championship while SRT won two rounds and earned 2nd in the championship. GLPK earned several podium finishes in FIA GT, including a win at Paul Ricard. A high note for LAA was their well-earned podium spot in the 24 Hours of Le Mans.

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Pratt & Miller's range of design, engineering, fabrication, and race program management capabilities are among the most sophisticated in the world. The company offers full vehicle kinematics and compliance testing, vehicle and component mass-inertia testing, seven-post ride analysis, full and fractional scale wind tunnel development, and vehicle dynamics and evaluation testing. Advanced computational fluid dynamics analysis (CFD) tools are used to analyze aerodynamic impacts and flow field structures of vehicles. In addition, a proprietary ADAMS (Automated Dynamic Analysis of Mechanical Systems) model for virtual track simulations accelerates the development of new vehicles and components. Pratt & Miller’s fabrication and build capabilities are no less impressive than its engineering prowess. Component, system, and complete vehicle fabrication and assembly benefit from highly trained and experienced people utilizing the most advanced computerized machining tools and equipment found anywhere. Pratt & Miller’s ability to effectively manage race programs is demonstrated by the performance of its Corvette and Cadillac CTS-V teams, as well as its various customer car programs. These programs have won multiple championships as well as five class wins at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and an overall victory in the Rolex 24 at Daytona. In addition to Pratt & Miller’s headquarters in New Hudson, Michigan, other company facilities include a damper and hydraulics lab in Ypsilanti, Michigan, and a Mooresville, North Carolina office housing a 460-processor super computer. Photos: G P Johnson, C Ladouceur

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DESIGN VISUALIZING CONCEPTS AND CREATING INTELLIGENT, EFFICIENT DESIGN SOLUTIONS

Pratt & Miller's design capabilities result from highly skilled and experienced people employing the most sophisticated tools and techniques currently available anywhere. While the company's core business is motorsport, arguably the most difficult and demanding environment possible, it also has extensive experience in OEM automotive, military, and specialty design projects. Cross fertilization of processes and technologies among the various programs Pratt & Miller is engaged in provides the company's personnel with unrivaled expertise in every phase of the design process and enables them to develop innovative solutions to even the most complex problems imaginable. The most intelligent design solutions are centered around the integration of CAD (computer aided design), CAE (computer aided engineering), and CFD (computational fluid dynamics). Pratt & Miller engineers utilize the most up-todate and powerful computer software and hardware in existence to design, construct and analyze "virtual" components, systems, and complete cars. The company then takes this combination of CAD, CAE, and CFD a step further by linking it with CAM (computer aided manufacturing) via a seamless network that fully integrates every facet of a project from initial conception to completion of the finished product. By joining together personnel whose breadth and depth of experience is unmatched with the most advanced computer technologies and computer hardware available, and linking every stage of a project together from conception through to completion, Pratt & Miller offers total design solutions that yield efficiencies, accuracy, performance, and timeliness that cannot be matched elsewhere else.

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DEVELOP PUSHING THE ENVELOPE TO MAXIMIZE DESIGN POTENTIAL

Pratt & Miller has all of the resources needed to develop newly designed vehicles to their fullest potential, including the most advanced computer engineering tools available and dedicated personnel with the expertise to apply them. Highly sophisticated computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and vehicle dynamics simulation (VDS) are perhaps the best known computer driven development aids, and Pratt & Miller makes full use of both. They are, however, only the beginning. CFD and VDS are fully integrated with a wide variety of additional tools, including the company's proprietary automated dynamic analysis of mechanical systems model (ADAMS), kinematics, vehicle and component mass inertia testing, seven-post rig analysis, full and fractional scale wind tunnel development, and finite element analysis (FEA). Together these technologies help ensure that Pratt & Miller's engineering staff can offer clients the most advanced level of analytical capability possible. Complementing its wealth of expertise in the application of advanced computer assisted engineering tools is Pratt & Miller's unmatched over-the-road development experience. Nowhere is this more evident than with the company's racing programs, which have brought it to the pinnacle of success on the world motorsport stage. The powerful combination of unrivaled engineering prowess and championship winning competition experience enables Pratt & Miller to offer clients the most comprehensive, innovative, cost effective, time efficient, and results oriented development solutions possible.

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BUILD BRINGING THE DESIGN FROM CONCEPT TO REALITY

After an idea is successfully converted into a viable design and that design is refined through the use of our highly advanced computer modeling and other development tools, it is transformed into reality by Pratt & Miller’s fabrication and assembly teams. Over the years, Pratt & Miller has seen major expansion of its fabrication and assembly areas. Early in 2002, the company moved its headquarters into a brand new building designed to better meet its growing needs, and in 2005 a major expansion of the facility was completed. Today Pratt & Miller's operational headquarters in New Hudson, Michigan looks like the nerve center of a top-line automotive engineering business, with effective spaces for all the various operations, including extensive fabrication and assembly divisions. In addition to having the requisite space and equipment, the build techniques employed by Pratt & Miller demand that personnel have the necessary specialist skills and high levels of proficiencies across numerous disciplines. The company continuously invests the resources necessary to employ a workforce with the requisite experience, skill levels, and dedication. This, in concert with an intelligently designed infrastructure and highly sophisticated equipment, allows the company's engineers and technicians to accurately and efficiently produce everything from small, individual components and subassemblies to complete turnkey road and race cars. And because the fabrication and assembly divisions are fully integrated with Pratt & Miller's design and development services, clients are assured a level of precision, time and cost efficiency, and winning results that they simply can't find elsewhere.

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RACE PUTTING OUR DESIGNS TO THE ULTIMATE TEST

Top level racing is the most demanding and least forgiving endeavor imaginable. The fact that the checkered flag is black and white is not an accident because in competition there is no gray area. Meticulous preparation and flawless execution yield success, anything less results in failure, and excuses mean absolutely nothing. Racing truly is a venue where the best and brightest emerge victorious and that is precisely why it is a core element of the Pratt & Miller operation. The primary race program for the Michigan based company is Corvette Racing, run on behalf of General Motors. Racing brings together many facets of Pratt & Miller's business and enhances them all exponentially by combining its engineering capabilities with on-track competition and integrating research and development with maximizing performance at all levels and in all ways. A dedicated race operation within Pratt & Miller demonstrates the company's understanding of the value of experienced, professional personnel who can work together as a seamless team. In concert with a strict program of quality control, diligent working practices and stringent attention to detail this ensures that Pratt & Miller can provide clients with professional motorsport technicians and engineers with the skills, commitment, and passion to deliver success. Pratt & Miller is proud of its achievements and everyone involved in the company can be credited with the continuing on-track success enjoyed with Corvette Racing, Cadillac Racing, and the Pontiac GTO-R customer car program.

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WIN ACHIEVING SUCCESS ON THE WORLD STAGE

Pratt & Miller has evolved from a small company designing and building race cars into an engineering powerhouse and highly successful turn-key racing operation. Achievements to date include multiple wins and championship titles at the most prestigious production based racing events in America and Europe. In 2001, Pratt & Miller's Corvette Racing program achieved major international success with an outright victory in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona, followed by a one-two finish in GTS class in the famed 24 Hours of Le Mans. They also scored their first of six successive GTS team and manufacturer championships in the American Le Mans Series. Corvette Racing won GTS honors in nine of 10 ALMS races in 2002, including victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and Road Atlanta's Petit Le Mans. In addition to team and manufacturers titles, Corvette Racing also claimed its first GTS drivers championship in 2002. In 2003, a succession of wins in ALMS competition added up to GTS team, manufacturers and drivers titles once again. In 2004 the C5-R was undefeated, winning every round of the ALMS as well as the prestigious 24 Hours of Le Mans. In 2005 Corvette Racing won nine out of ten ALMS races and again finished first and second in class at Le Mans. That same year Pratt & Miller's CTS-V Cadillac program beat Porsches, Vipers, and a host of other competitors to win the SCCA Speed World Challenge GT class championship. In 2006 ALMS competition Pratt & Miller overcame a series of performance restraints dictated by the sanctioning body to beat very strong opposition and win GT1 at Le Mans and the ALMS GT1 team, manufacturers, and drivers championships. Also in 2006, Pratt & Miller built GTO.Rs earned manufacturer, team and driver championships in Grand-Am racing. 37

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CORVID ENABLES PRATT & MILLER TO OFFER THE MOST ADVANCED COMPUTATIONAL-PHYSICS TECHNIQUES POSSIBLE ANDREW ATTARDO JIMMY CARPENTER JOHN COGAR JOHN COLLIER CAMERON DEMPSTER CHRIS GILLIGAN DOUG KIRBY

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The Corvid Division of Pratt & Miller brings advanced computational-physics techniques, experienced and internationally recognized staff, and cutting-edge hardware together to solve complex engineering problems. Core competencies Corvid offeres, including advanced high fidelity numerical modeling, are on par with the national labs in terms of capability, resources, and experience. The application of Corvid’s highly advanced computational expertise enhances Pratt & Miller’s motorsports programs by maximizing aerodynamic, design, and vehicle simulation analysis. This is yet another example of how Pratt & Miller’s world-class people deliver world-class results.


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PRATT & MILLER PORTFOLIO PRATT & MILLER RACECARS THROUGH THE YEARS Gary Pratt and Jim Miller founded Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication in 1989. Their aim was to create a world-class engineering, fabrication, and racing company that could take automotive-based programs all the way from concept to reality. Over the years Pratt & Miller has been involved in the creation and development a very diverse array of racecars, including sports racing prototypes, Trans-Am cars, Pikes Peak Hill Climb trucks, NASCAR stock cars, and various production-based GT racers. Particularly memorable vehicles include the incredibly powerful and advanced Chevrolet Intrepid GTPs, overall winning Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Chevrolet S-10 pickup, championship winning CTS-V Cadillacs and GTO.R Pontiacs, and incredible C5-R/C6.R Chevrolet Corvettes. The latter have quite literally blazed a trail through the record books in America and Europe on the way to becoming the most successful GT racers of the modern era. The motorsport landscape has changed dramatically over the years since Pratt & Miller’s founding and the company has changed with it, evolving into a truly world-class technology leader that offers comprehensive and cost efficient solutions to even the most complex challenges. But through all of the changes to the sport, the business, and the technology of racing, one thing has remained consistent; from the high banks of America’s superspeedways to the classic racing circuits of Europe, and from the heights of Pikes Peak to the medieval city of Le Mans, Pratt & Miller creates winners!

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RACE ENGINE OF THE YEAR LS7.R WINS PRESTIGIOUS GLOBAL MOTORSPORT AWARD Corvette Racing's LS7.R was named the Global Motorsport Engine of the Year at the inaugural Professional Motorsport World Expo in Cologne, Germany, on November 9, 2006. The race-prepared LS7.R engine, which shares its architecture with the production LS7 small-block V-8, propelled Corvette Racing’s C6.Rs to the 2006 American Le Mans Series manufacturers, drivers and team championships and their fifth GT1 class victory in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with a perfect reliability record. The Global Motorsport Engine of the Year award was given to GM engineer Roger Allen, engine manager for Corvette Racing. Herb Fishel, former director of GM Racing, accepted the award on behalf of Allen and GM Racing at the ceremony. The Corvette Racing program was conceived in 1996 under Fishel's guidance. "Winning this prestigious award spotlights the technical expertise of GM Racing and the world-class team of partners and suppliers who have contributed so much to the success of the LS7.R engine," said Allen. "Winning at Le Mans, winning the ALMS championships, and winning this award are all tributes to the teamwork of Pratt & Miller Engineering, Katech Engine Development, and all of the LS7.R component suppliers. On a personal level, it's an honor for me as an engineer to have designed engines that have won the Daytona 500, Indianapolis 500, Daytona 24-hour, and the 24 Hours of Le Mans." Photos: C Ladeuceur

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PRATT & MILLER PEOPLE: A WINNING TEAM!

Richard Prince, writing, editing, John Machaqueiro, art direction, design Dan Kelly, Colortech Graphics, Inc., printing Alleyne Kelly, proofreading

THE PHOTOGRAPHERS Peter Brock Gayle Brock Rick Dole Colleen Egan Jurgen Evers Eric Fabre Gregory P Johnson Kelsey Johnson Chris Ladouceur John Machaqueiro Darren Maybury Robert Mochernuk Dorsey Patrick Robin Pratt Richard Prince Steve Robertson Susane Rossbach Denis Tanney Mike Zimmermann

2006: Champions Again! When I first began as a member of this team I did not have any idea what a privilege it was. If there is one thing that I want to do for the team it is document its’ successes. This is our 6th Pratt & Miller book and each tells a different story through the words and the images. The company is growing so fast that it is not possible to cover every little thing but I do believe we got the big picture. I hope you enjoy all of the magnificent pictures and articles written that were donated to this book. Without all the behind the scenes help this book could not have been done. And without help and cooperation from all of you this book could not have been done either. I appreciate all the times you didn't want your picture taken because I personally hate having my picture taken too. But putting up with the photographers throughout the year ensures that all of your hard work and accomplishments are documented and preserved in these books. It’s amazing to think how far we have all come in the past 10 years, thanks to the hard work and incredible talent of everyone at Pratt & Miller, and it’s even more amazing to think about how much further we will go in the future working together as a team!

Copyright © 2007 Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication, Inc. All rights reserved. Pratt & Miller Engineering & Fabrication, Inc. 29600 William K Smith Dr., New Hudson, MI 48165 Phone: 248-446-9800 Fax: 248-446-9020 www.prattmiller.com

Robin Pratt

Executive Staff JIM MILLER GARY PRATT LYNN BISHOP BILL DELONG DOUG LOUTH TOM MIKRUT

Machinists RON CLAYTON BLAKE BROOKS PAUL FOLLETT DAN POLASKY SAM VALDEZ RYAN WADE

Engineering GONZALO BAEZ BENJAMIN BRADY BRAD BUENTING STEVE COLE KEN FLORY CHUCK HOUGHTON JOE KIEFER JUSTIN LIN KYLE MILLAY STEF MONTRESOR JUSTIN RODRIGUEZ JESPER SLATTENGREN STUART TAYLOR

IT/CAE Tools & Methods PERIANNAN KUMARAN ROB COOPER ERIC FERNANDO JONATHAN NICOLS JOSHUA RAYMOND JEROME ROGERS MIKE SULLIVAN PRASHANTH VAKATI

CAD/Design GARY LATHAM TOM DIEHM JEREMY FOUST DEREK GALLO JAMES JARRETT MICHAEL KURYLO JOHN LANKES BOB PAYTON BLAIR SONNEN

Purchasing MIKE ATKINS RUSTY ELLIOTT TONY GUBACZ JASON MOEHLE ROB WALKER Front Office LLOYETTA ATKINS LISA MARTELLO KATI SULLIVAN Travel coordination PAM PRINCE SHARON RIGGS Public relations ROBIN PRATT CHRIS LADOUCEUR

JFM KATHLEEN BAER MAUREEN FISHER FRANK SILZER MADELINE SPAKAUSKY Contract FRANK PARKER Manufacturing JEFF CAMPBELL KEVIN CAPARELLA BOB CHAPMAN VINCENT CIARAVINO TOM DIX SAM HOWARD ADEM JAKUPI MARK SALICE PAUL SWINDLEHURST BILL TAYLOR BRIAN WADE ROCCO WILSON GREG ZIEGLER Composite CHARLES DEGENER BOB EDGAR DARRYL GLYNN BRAD LAFEVRE MATT LOISELLE Maintenance JR REDFIELD STEVE HARTSELL

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