After an exciting season, the Super Lap Battle is now rapidly approaching. Those who were lucky enough to qualify will duke it out for the top spot on Nov. 12 at Buttonwillow Raceway. The invite-only event will feature the fastest vehicles from the four qualifying races held throughout this year. The final will give each team one last chance to prove themselves, and to earn the much deserved, year-end bragging rights. As a preview to the event, we are showcasing a few of the competing vehicles and are taking you into the garage of each shop as they make their final preparations. Here we give you a closer look into the build process of each vehicle to show you the amount of work that goes into each project. The countless hours of wrench time and the thousands of dollars spent on parts, research, and design are worth it when you're standing on the podium in triumph, but only one car in each class will reap the rewards and earn the title of Super Lap King. Who will it be? Check next month's issue for a full recap of the event.

AMS Performance EVO X
CLASS: Limited AWD
Vehicle: '08 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR
Owner: AMS Performance
Driver: Mark Daddio
Horsepower/Torque: 487/380

Vehicle Weight: 3,125 pounds (3,300 pounds with driver)

Engine: 2.0L, AMS GT 35R turbo kit, AMS fuel rail with feed line kit, AMS FMIC, AMS UPIC, AMS LICP, AMS cat-back exhaust system

Trans/Gears/Clutch/Differential: Exedy clutch, AMS Evo X motor mounts, AMS shifter bushings

Suspension: Endura-Tech coilovers

Wheels/Tires/Brakes: Enkei RPF-01 18x10.5 rims, Stop-Tech six-piston big brake kit (front), Stop-Tech four-piston big brake kit (rear)

Interior: Buddy Club P1 racing seats

Exterior: N/A

Goals for the Competition: Learn what works so we can further develop the car and our products

Build Notes: This project has been a great chance for us to work with the Evo X and get the most out of Mitsubishi's new machine




Sticker Dude

Buddy Club


Crawford Performance STI
Class: Unlimited AWD
Vehicle: '08 Subaru WRX STI
Owner: Crawford Performance
Drivers: Tanner Foust, Tarzan Yamada, and Russ Warr
Wheel Horsepower/Torque: 500/500

Vehicle Weight: 2,850 pounds

Engine: Crawford Performance Billet SR6 2.65L race motor, Crawford Performance time attack heads, Crawford Performance tumbler deletes, Subaru STI cams (in/ex), Crawford Performance CP35R turbo kit, Crawford Performance BIG FMIC, Crawford Performance CAI, Crawford Performance 800cc injectors, Crawford Performance A/O separator, Crawford Performance race exhaust, ECUtek tuned by Crawford Performance

Trans/Gears/Clutch/Differential: Exedy triple-carbon race clutch, Subaru OEM transmission

Suspension: TEIN Super Racing coilovers and springs, Crawford performance rear lateral links

Wheels/Tires/Brakes: 18-inch Volk CE-28N, Hankook Ventus Z214 275s, Brembo Gran Turismo (front and rear)

Interior: Crawford Performance chromoly six-point rollcage, Recaro Profi SPA carbon-Kevlar seats

Exterior: Crawford Performance carbon hood, Crawford Performance carbon rear spoiler, Crawford Performance carbon front splitter, Crawford Performance canards

Goals for the Competition: To test the recent work we've put into the car, and of course win the class.

Build Notes: Nearly everything that is not OEM on the car was built from scratch at the Crawford facility. There are a several internal engine components from our existing catalog on the car, the rest of the new components will find their way onto the new website after they are tested and proven Crawford Performance worthy, so keep on the lookout.

Crawford Skunkworks Partners

Hankook Tire