2008 Mitsubishi Lancer EVO X driven by Ryan Gates at Carolina Motorsports park in Kershaw, South Carolina, 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
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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