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Photo courtesy of Budski photography

Photo courtesy of Budski photography

Forged Performance completed their first official Redline Time Attack event of the year, and finished in 2nd place overall in the Modified Class. We are pleased with the results, especially given the impressive heavy hitter competition we were up against. The likes of Ryan Gates in his AMS prepared EvoX, and James Elterman in his Takata Impreza STi, were among the teams that put up some stiff competion.

For those of you unfamiliar with Time Attack Racing, each team must run their fastest lap in an offical three lap sesion. We don’t have endless laps to go fast…just three. That puts some serious pressure on the drivers, and teams, to deliver a fast lap on command.

In the end, the Forged Performance Time Attack GT-R was edged out by the AMS EvoX. Prior to the event, Sharif Abdelbaset, GM and driver of the GT-R, had expected some tough competition. “This was an absolute nail biter until the end”, explains Sharif. “During practice we were consistently the fastest team on track, but little did we know, that Ryan Gates was holding back the special sauce for the official timed sessions. He caught us off guard with a blistering 1:30 laptime.” James Elterman finished in third position, about a second behind our GT-R.

I’d like to thank our generous sponsors, for their continued support, and faith in the Forged Performance Time Attack program for 2009: Toyo Tires, Volk Wheels, JRZ Suspension, Nagtroc, HKS, and Willall Racing.

Next stop for Redline Time Attack is the Nashville Super Speedway, on July 25-26th. See you all there!