I am a car fanatic obsessed with all types of performance cars and auto racing. This is my *evolution* from a driving enthusiast to race car driver of a Mitsubishi Evolution IX.

The Car

Posted by hammer On July - 30 - 2009

My car is a Tarmac Black 2006 Mitsubishi Evolution MR. I bought this car when it was about a year old with 13,000 miles on it. The previous owner had maintained the car and taken really good care of it. I have been a fan of the Evolution since I first saw the Top Gear episode where Jeremy Clarkson squared off the evo, sti and the A4. You could really see the potential of the car when Clarkson took it on their test track.

Jim McKendree's Evo IX MR

2010 NASA Time Trials

The MW3 Evo has been tested and tuned for A class in the NASA Rocky Mountain regions Time Trials. After a lot of time and math, the power-to-weight ratio and modification points put us at the top of the class with a few points to spare.



Cosworth 272 cams
COBB Tuning turbo-back exhaust system
Perrin 3″ downpipe
K&N drop in filter
ECU re-flash/tune


Tein Flex coilovers
Perrin Rear Sway Bar 25mm
Perrin Stout mounts
DBA 5000 Series Slotted front rotors
DBA 4000 Series Slotted rear rotors
Motul RBF 600 Brake Fluid
17×9 Rota DPT


336 AWHP, 362 TQ



Video: Lap Record at PPIR

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New Sponsor for 2011 – APR Performance

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NASA Event #3 – High Plains Raceway

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NASA Event #1 – Pikes Peak

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DBA Brakes, Brake Partner for 2010

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