AMS NOS Energy Drink Time Attack EVO X Wins Redline Time Attack Nashville
and Breaks the Track Record!
In its first outing the AMS/NOS Energy Drink EVO X was able to secure a second place finish operating on low boost. With more testing under their belt and more power on tap, the team looked to make an even stronger showing at the Redline Time Attack at the Nashville Super Speedway.
Competing in the Unlimited AWD class in itself proves to be a challenge. When competing with world-class teams like Sierra Sierra Enterprises, it becomes even more difficult. This would be the first time the two teams had met. Many have suspected these two cars would be the two to watch this season. Both teams have a great deal of experience in racing and both were campaigning very well-built EVOs so it was sure to be a dog fight.
Saturdays practice went as expected with both teams gradually getting quicker and quicker as the day went on. The conditions were hot but the skies were clear for the days events. Back and forth, AMS and Sierra Sierra traded the fastest laps; each team within mere tenths of a second of each other. At the end of the day, it was the AMS/NOS Energy Drink EVO X piloted by Mark Daddio that had the fastest lap in class and for the day with a 1:02.7 besting the Sierra Sierra car by only two tenths of a second. The stage was set for Sunday.
Sunday morning rolled in and the weather wasnt as kind. Rain had pounded the track overnight and into the morning. Teams were putting on their rain tires and getting ready for unfavorable conditions. Luckily the rain passed over, but even with the track still damp, AMS laid down an even faster time. Sierra Sierra was up to the task too as they also bested Saturdays times. By the end of the practice sessions, the AMS/NOS Energy Drink EVO X had claimed the number one qualifier spot with a 1:00.994 lap – the only team of the day to break into the one minute category. Sierra was not far behind posting a 1.01.3 second lap so both teams entered into competition with just over three tenths of a second separating them!
It was do or die time! With the heat and sun rolling in, the track conditions were only going to get worse throughout the day. All competitors knew the first session would be the one to post the fastest lap. The AMS/NOS Energy Drink EVO X took the number one position in grid. In the first round, AMS charged around the bank clearly on a mission to lay down a fast lap. As it rounded the final bend, Mark Daddio sailed across the finish with a time of 1:01.296 – breaking the track record for a lap in competition at the Nashville Super Speedway by nearly 2.5 seconds! Unfortunately Sierra Sierra suffered some rear end issues and were not able to compete. The AMS/NOS Energy Drink EVO X was able to take home the first place finish in the Unlimited AWD class – winning the Unlimited Class overall and taking the overall win for Round 4 of the Redline Time Attack series!
With the overall win and with AMS sponsored driver Ryan Gates taking home a commanding 1st place finish in the Modified Class, AMS was able to win every class they entered!
The AMS/NOS Energy Drink Time Attack EVOs next stop is Round 5 of the Redline Time Attack series at Carolina Motorsports Park on August 8th and 9th. Be sure to check out AMS as they try for back to back wins and bring even MORE power to the table for Round 5!
AMS would like to take time out to thank our generous sponsors whom without their support TA-X would not be possible:
- -AEM http://www.aempower.com/
- -Aeromotions http://aeromotions.com/
- -BF Goodrich http://www.bfgoodrichtires.com/bfgapp/index.jsp
- -Child Rescue Network http://www.childrescuenetwork.org/
- -Exedy http://www.exedyusa.com/race/
- -JE Pistons http://www.jepistons.com/
- -JRZ Suspension http://www.jrzsuspension.com/
- -Manley http://www.manleyperformance.com/
- -Mishimoto http://www.mishimoto.com/
- -Mitsubishi Motors USA http://www.mitsubishicars.com/MMNA/jsp/index.do
- -NOS Energy Drink http://www.drinknos.com/
- -Precision Turbo http://www.precisionturbo.net/
- -Prototype Composites http://www.prototypecomposites.com/
- -Status http://www.statusracing.com/
- -StopTech http://www.stoptech.com/
- -StickerDude http://www.stickerdudedesigns.com/
- -Vibrant Performance http://www.vibrantperformance.co
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