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Dominating Victory at Redline Time Attack Season Opener!!!

RTA season opener at Willow Springs Raceway: Another Victory for the ER Team!


  • Street Class RWD Win: 1:30.548 sec.  5 secs faster than the next closest competitor!
  • Overall Street Class Win!
  • Beat out the entire Modified RWD Class (higher class)!
  • 3rd fastest car at event, including the Unlimited and Modified Classes!

Racing season is back and it started for us at the Redline Pro Time Attack Round 1 at Willow Springs Raceway!  This is the same track last season where we had taken 1st place in Street RWD Class as well as 1st place overall in Street Class.  Piloted by VJ Mirzayan, we set a new track lap record for Street Class RWD with a 1:29:331.

Unfortunately, due to scheduling conflicts with VJ, he was not able to pilot our 135i this year at Willow Springs.  Enter Dieter Heinz Kijora!  Dieter, a veteran of Redline Time Attack, agreed to pilot our 135i for the season opener on short notice.  Saturday's pratice session was to be his first time in the car.  Normally driving high powered Evos in competition, Dieter took little time to get accustomed to our 135i.  Starting the day around the 1:35 mark,we made a few adjustments on our KW Clubsport Suspension and changed our Swift Springs to a different spring rate.  With these changes, Dieter was able to dropped the time down to 1:33 by days end, putting us ahead at P1. 

Sunday brought high winds and bad conditions. This made the high speed corners in turn 8 and 9 quite harrowing.  Yet, during the morning practice session, Dieter managed to improve and dropped his time down to 1:32 range. 

Competition session.  Go big or go home time.  Brand new set of Hankook RS3s go on the car.  Dieter goes all out and we clock a 1:30:548.  This was enough to easily win our class (Street RWD) as the next closest competitor was over 5 seconds behind (1:36 range).  This was also enough to take the overall victory in Street Class.  Amazingly, this was also faster than any other Modified Class RWD car, a class higher than us running R compound tires (we're running Hankook RS3 street tires).  We had the 3rd fastest time in the entire field (Unlimited, Modified and Street Class).  We now have a streak of 1st place finishes (in class and overall) at Willow Springs Raceway.

Unfortunately, we could not beat our best time and track lap record at Willow Springs but we're confident we will next time.  At least the track lap record stays ours for another year!

Big thanks to our sponsors for the continued support for 2011! 

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Team Evolution with the beautiful Redline Time Attack Girls!