Jack Greene Moves To Pro 275 With This All-New Cadillac CTS-V

There’s no easy route to winning in small tire heads-up racing because every aspect of your program has to be on point to deal with the tough competition. Jack Greene has battled with the best in Radial vs The World, but is now transitioning to Pro 275 and climbing back in the driver’s seat. Greene’s new supercharged 2014 Cadillac CTS-V known as the “Butcher” is ready to cut up the 275-radial class.

The biggest reason Greene made the move to Pro 275 from RVW is weight; Greene is a very competitive person, and his Warbird Firebird tipped the scales at 2,500 pounds with him behind the wheel. That weight limited Greene to run a best of 3.61, which is impressive, but not good enough to run at the front of the class.

Greene even took a look at his options and decided to try something different to win in RVW.

“I tried a different strategy and put Daniel Ray, who’s a great driver, behind the wheel. We were able to run a 3.56 at 2,335 pounds with Daniel driving. While this was a good elapsed time, to be honest, I just really want to drive again. The car weighed around 2,175 pounds without a driver, and I’m a big guy at 6’3 and weighing 330 pounds, so weight became a critical factor in determining which class I stayed with this year. There are RVW cars capable of running multiple 3.40s and we weren’t going to keep up,” Greene says.

You don’t see many CTS-V’s in heads-up racing, and that’s one of the reasons Greene went with this body style. The car has a 113 ½-inch wheelbase and provides a comfortable area for a big driver like Greene to call home inside the car. Greene purchased the bones for his Cadillac from B&B Race Cars and brought all the parts to David Lemmond’s Race Shop. Lemmond and his team got to work on the body, front end, took care of the carbon-fiber parts, built the headers, mounted the engine, and got the Performance Racing dampeners that were worked over by Menscer Motorsports mounted.

A FuelTech ECU was selected to control the Cadillac. Neil Hawkins at Hawkins Racecraft got the CTS-V plumbed and wired for Greene.

The switch to Pro 275 and a new car weren’t the only changes that Greene made coming into 2022. Greene has been a nitrous racer for years, but in Pro 275 Greene’s car would need to weigh 2,400 pounds on giggle juice and that wasn’t going to work. So, Greene looked at the rules and decided that moving to an F4 supercharger from ProCharger was the way to go.

A 4.9-inch bore space HEMI from Noonan Racing Engineering that was assembled by Brandon Snyder was selected as the CTS-V’s engine. A geardrive from New Era Racecraft connects the ProCharger to the engine. The driveline is finished up with a transmission and billet torque converter from M&M Transmission.

Greene plans on running the Radial Outlaws series with the goal of winning the Pro 275 championship. That’s a big goal and Greene wanted to make sure and thank those who are a part of this build.

“First, I would like to give honor to our Lord, without him none of this would be possible. I would like to extend a special thank you to Xavier McBride (McBride Installation) who is our Team Manager and the brains of our operation. A very special thank you to Arnold Greene who does the tuning and is the glue that holds it all together. Also, Joey Greene, he’s truly the missing piece to the puzzle and brings everything full circle. Last but definitely not least, a big shout out to my BAR racing family for all of their love and support that is shown not only at the races, but each and every day,” Greene says.

Jack Greene’s new CTS-V has the potential to be an immediate threat to win the Pro 275 Radial Outlaws title this year. The car is packed with great parts and Greene’s team has proven they know how to go fast. There’s a good chance that the “Butcher” is going to carve out a few big wins this year in Pro 275.

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Brian Wagner

Spending his childhood at different race tracks around Ohio with his family’s 1967 Nova, Brian developed a true love for drag racing. When Brian is not writing, you can find him at the track as a crew chief, doing freelance photography, or beating on his nitrous-fed 2000 Trans Am.
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