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2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X Time Attack Lap Record at Carolina Motorsports Park

Ryan Gates won his 3rd consecutive Redline Time Attack race at Carolina Motorports Park in Kershaw, South Carolina.

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X driven by Ryan Gates at Carolina Motorsports park in Kershaw, South Carolina, photo by Kyle McManus
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X driven by Ryan Gates at Carolina Motorsports park in Kershaw, South Carolina, photo by Kyle McManus
Gates also won the Modified AWD Class, the Overall Modified Class and set the track record in the Modified Class. This makes him 4 wins out of 4 races in the Modified Class for 2009.

Ryan Gates was victorious in the Modified AWD Class, the Overall Modified Class Championship and set a new lap record at Carolina Motorsports Park for Modified Class in 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, photo by Kyle McManus
Ryan Gates was victorious in the Modified AWD Class, the Overall Modified Class Championship and set a new lap record at Carolina Motorsports Park for Modified Class in 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X, photo by Kyle McManus
Race weekend started out with a few test laps after the AMS performance Time Attack Race Team made a few adjustments to the 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. The car was tuned on E85, and the car ran fast and smooth. “My K&N air filter and oil filter also worked great,” said Gates. “We have a true cold air intake setup, and with the K&N filter in place it kept the intake temperatures down nicely, even in 97 degree heat. The K&N oil filter worked just as well, the oil stayed fresh and clean all weekend.”

On Saturday, Gates focused on the chassis setup and the crew was confident it would lead to fast lap times. Gates ran a 1:36.5 lap using in-car timing and did not make any more adjustments because other Modified Class competitors were running in the low 1:40’s.

Gates recorded a lap time of 1:38.1 during Sunday’s second qualifying practice session. It was fast enough for first place on the grid by more than three seconds.

In the first Time Attack session, Gates planned to run a conservative time in hopes to secure the lead in the Modified Class. His goal was to prepare for a faster laptime in the second Time Attack session. Gates ran a 1:38.1 in the first timed session, 2.8 seconds ahead of the Forged Performance GT-R. The time remained untouched by the competition and it lead to Gates’ victories.

Round 6 of the Redline Time Attack series will resume at E-Town in Englishtown, New Jersey on August 29-30.

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