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

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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.

Ryan Gates won is the Red Line Time Attack Modified AWD Class at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois, photo by Rich Karbowiak from AMS
Ryan Gates won is the Red Line Time Attack Modified AWD Class at Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois, photo by Rich Karbowiak from AMS

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X set the track record in the Overall Modified Class at Autobahn Country Club, photo by Rich Karbowiak from AMS
2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X set the track record in the Overall Modified Class at Autobahn Country Club, photo by Rich Karbowiak from AMS
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.
Modifications on Gates' 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X include an AMS carbon Kevlar roof and JDM RS grilles, photo by Rich Karbowiak from AMS
Modifications on Gates' 2008 Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X include an AMS carbon Kevlar roof and JDM RS grilles, photo by Rich Karbowiak from AMS

Ryan Gates will next race at Nashville, Tennessee on July 26th, photo by Rich Karbowiak from AMS
Ryan Gates will next race at Nashville, Tennessee on July 26th, photo by Rich Karbowiak from AMS

“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:

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

Suspension
  JRZ Triple Adjustable Race Dampers w/JRZ Camber plates
  AMS Adjustable Rear Toe Link w/Eccentric delete
  AMS Bumpsteer kit
  Whiteline 27mm Rear Adjustable swaybar
  Cusco F/R Strut braces
  Corner weighted and aligned by Justin @ AMS

Drivetrain
  AMS Solid Rear Differential bushings
  AMS Lightweight Front crossmember
  Carbonetic Triple Carbon Race clutch
  Cusco 1.5 Way Rear differential
  AMS Poly Engine mounts

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

Wheels, Tires & Brakes
  Volk CE28N & TE37 Forged Alloy wheels
  Nitto NT-01 tires 275/35/ZR18
  AMS Braided Brake lines
  Girodisc 2-piece Front and Rear rotors

Gates next race will be at Nashville, Tennessee on July 26th. Check out the Ryan Gates Evo X video.

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