Presented by Centric Parts and its StopTech performance and racing division

September 27, 2009

AMS / NOS Mitsubishi EVO Takes Spring Moutain with StopTech Brakes

The AMS/NOS Energy Drink Time Attack Team’s Mitsubishi EVO X enjoyed a September victory on StopTech brakes at the Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch in Nevada for the 7th round of the Redline Time Attack series.

The team overcame what would normally be considered a comedy of errors if so much wasn’t on the line. The car severely overheated on Saturday when the alternator bracket broke causing the belt and water pump to stop running. After patching things together for Sunday it was determined that the engine was running on 3 cylinders due to the overheating on Saturday.

Having traveled almost 2000 miles, the AMS/NOS Energy Drink Team wasn't about to give up. Tuner Martin Musial tweaked the tune trying to extract more power out of the hurt engine and a fresh set of BFG tires were put on for the first timed session.

Driver Paul Gerard knew he had to set a fast time right away as the engine problems were probably going to get worse. With only a few hot laps under his belt the whole weekend, Paul laid down a quick 2:18.005 lap. Good thing because after the first hot lap the alternator fix let go right after the start/finish line putting the car out of action. Luckily his time was enough to secure a first place finish in unlimited all wheel drive, 3.5 seconds ahead of the nearest competitor.

The AMS/NOS Energy Drink Mitsubishi EVO X was outfitted with BBKs that includes StopTech performance rotors and the cutting edge StopTech Trophy calipers. AMS has accumulated over 40 victories in road racing and hill climbs in 2008, and looks to best that in 2009. Way to go guys!