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Tuesday, April 08, 2014

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Time Attack Victory at Autobahn Country Club

Ryan Gates dominated Round Three of the Redline Time Attack at the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois. He captured the Modified AWD Class as well as the Overall Modified Class Championship in his 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X with K&N air and oil filters.Gates time in the Overall Modified Class Championship was 1:30.7 set a track record and was more than 2.3 seconds faster than the nearest competitor.

Saturday was practice day for the Time Attack,” said Gates. “We ran the practice sessions conservatively and focused on the chassis setup.” 

On race day Gates was prepared. In Sunday’s first practice session, he made sure the Evo X was running well. He also had to determine his grid position by posting a lap time. “I posted a conservative lap,” he said. “I knew there was much more power in the Mitsubishi, about six seconds more.” 

Gates was confident on the grid at the start of the Time Attack session. As soon as he was on the track and up to speed, Gates drove at 100 percent. His first time lap was very smooth and he flew onto the front straight away to cross the finish line with a quick lap time on 1:30.781. Gates next took a cool down lap in preparation for the third and final timed lap. The third lap went well, but he was conservative and posted a time of 1:32. The next closest competitor was 4 seconds behind. 

Gates sat out the second Time Attack session, confident his lap time was more than fast enough to take the win and it was. “My K&N products last forever and help make power,” he said. “The K&N air filter also protected my engine from track debris. The K&N oil filter kept a constant flow of fresh oil circulating through the engine. Oil filters are important in Time Attack because the engines are constantly revving at a high rate and K&N oil filters work.”

Some specifications for Gates 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X are as follows:

Exterior :

  ► AMS Carbon/Kevlar roof
  ► Seibon Dry Carbon hood and trunk
  ► Seibon Carbon Fiber doors
  ► Voltex Front lip/splitter
  ► JDM RS grilles 

Interior :

  ► Recaro Pro Racer Hans SPG seat
  ► Takata 6-point harnesses
  ► AMS Built 6-point rollbar
  ► AMS Delrin Shift knob 

Engine :
  ► AMS Custom Cold Air Intake w/ K&N filter
  ► AMS Custom Intercooler Piping w/Tial BOV
  ► AMS Intercooler
  ► AMS Titanium Exhaust
  ► AMS Surge Tank w/Walbro 255 Fuel filter
  ► AMS Fuel Rail w/RC 780cc injectors
  ► AMS Prototype Cast Manifold 750R Turbo kit
  ► Chris @ AMS Tuned ECU
  ► K&N Oil filter 

By : Automotive News & Super Modified Sports Cars

Posted by : Shahen Tharammal

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