Joey@WORKS On Monday, March 28, 2011

On March 26-27 the WORKS Motorsports team raced in the 24 Hours of Lemons here at Infineon Raceway!
Our team included:
Pete Kang
Lars Wolfe
Troy Budde
Nick Neil
Kirk Harper
Jan Mahler

Senior Assistant Crew Member: Aziz

Now, we are proud to introduce our beast of a car:

The Mitsubeastie doing work, scaring the competition.

Joey@WORKS On Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We had a very successful race! It was a lot of fun, we meet different teams and racers and saw their cars. This race is going to be shown in the premiere of the new show on Versus Channel, called "Circuit Battle" Be sure to tune in and watch the episode when it airs on March 26th at 11am Pacific Time.

Our Time Attack Evo X Looking Good

On the track

Lined up with the Subaru

Our driver, Lars Wolfe, being interviewed for "Circuit Battle"

Some late night work

Joey@WORKS On Wednesday, March 2, 2011

WORKS Motorsports will be attending the REDLINE TIME ATTACK at Willow Springs Raceway in Willows, CA. THIS WEEKEND March 5th and 6th! We are going to be competing in the Redline Time Attack Pro Track Challenge: Round One on March 6th. This will be the first official tapping of the 'Circut Battles' TV Show that will be airing on Versus Channel March 26th at 11am!!! If you can't make it out, please set your recorders for some AWESOME Time Attack Racing!!!

WORKS in-house Rally and Time Attack Driver, Lars Wolfe will be driving the WORKS Time Attack Mitsubishi Evo X, as seen in the BFGoodrich commercials with Shaun White.

You can get a free admission on Sunday if you just print out a ticket here:

Outline of the map:

We hope to see our fans out at the track supporting our team on Saturday and Sunday! Especially SUNDAY FOR THE TAPPING OF THE SHOW!

Joey@WORKS On Friday, February 4, 2011

WORKS Motorsports will be having a Lancer and EVO Meet on Saturday February 12th! This is to celebrate the DEBUT of the MITSUBISHI/WORKS Motorsports Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart Touring Car. After several years of painstaking work, WORKS and Mitsubishi are finally going Touring Car Racing! The car will be entered this year into N.A.S.A.'s USTCC (US Touring Car Championship). With USTCC Champion Dave Brown behind the wheel we aim to WIN! Saturday will be the very first day for the car out on track, known as the 'Shakedown'. Please come out and support Mitsubishi and WORKS with the release of this new one of a kind chassis!

How does a 5 spd in a Ralliart sound?
WORKS made it happen!

You will also have the chance to meet WORKS Touring Car Driver - Dave Brown, as well as meet with WORKS Pro Rally Driver - Lars Wolfe and other Lancer/Evo enthusiasts from all over. WORKS Professional Drivers, Lars and Dave will also be signing autographs for all attendees of the meet and greet. And WORKS will be giving out free gifts to those that show up before 11am.

In addition we will also be having a WORKS Parts SALE for all new and used WORKS Parts that are IN STOCK. We will also have Non-WORKS parts for Lancers, Ralliarts, and Evolutions 8/9/10's on sale. ALL PARTS WILL BE AT SUPER LOW PRICES! Some rare parts for sale will include an ARC Intercooler and the C-West Carbon Hood and Trunk as well as many other rare and hard to find parts. WORKS deals in "cash and credit" ONLY, no personal checks please!

Depending on the amount of people that will be attending, we may also barbecue so be sure bring friends, family, and other Lancer/Evo enthusiasts alike.

We are located here:

WORKS Motorsports
Infineon Raceway
(Formerly Sears Point)
29673 Arnold Drive
Sonoma, CA 95476

See you there!


Shaun White wants to drive fast, we're here to help.

Joey@WORKS On Monday, January 31, 2011

Lars Wolfe, Pro Rally Car driver for WORKS Motorsports got an invitation from BFGoodrich Tires earlier this year to take X- Games Pro Gold Medalist Shaun White out in the WORKS Time Attack Mitsubishi Evolution X and show him what the WORKS TA Evo X can do when teamed up with BFGoodrich R1 tires. '.....Shaun wants to drive.....' they said, well fortunately he has WORKS Pro Rally driver Lars Wolfe to help him out with that.

Here is the end result.

This is the same WORKS Evo X that took 2nd place at the second to last Redline Time Attack event at WORKS' home track Infineon Raceway this past October. Shaun learned what its like to be taught by a Pro Rally driver, and man does it look like he's having fun. We can't get enough of Shaun's face in this video!

WORKS would like to give a BIG Thank You to; BFGoodrich Tires for giving us the pleasure of teaching Shaun a thing or two about Driving.

More to come soon............

Joey@WORKS On Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Newry Maine, July 19th 2010 - WORKS Motorsports traveled across the United States to compete in Round 6 of the Rally America National series. With two month between their last event in Mt hood Oregon Lars Wolfe, motorsports director and driver of the WORKS 2010 Mitsubishi RalliArt, made the decision to go for the last round of the 2010 calendar. “It’s a long drive for us and we do not have a chance for a championship or anything, but its important that we go.” Said Lars after arriving at Sunday River resort, the head quarters of the New England Forest Rally.

The team is coming off a disappointing 2009 season with 2 major crashes that set them back the entire season. But when Mitsubishi Motor America presented them with 2010 RalliArt there was only one direction to go. Along with BFGoodrich and GO PRO HD Camera’s a new team was built from the ground up. The first 2 rallies were shake downs for the car and the crew on figuring out what combinations would make the team faster. The team’s normal crew was not able to assist the team this year so a whole new team had to be put together. And with the help of WORKS employee Josh Hellem, friend Scot Langford, and Gary Grahn the team was complete for the trip to go cross country and compete.

Throughout the season there was the looming question of the new Mitsubishi SST duel clutch transmission. This transmission has never been driven under these conditions and was a big concern for the team. With help from South Side Performance the transmissions’ internals were enhanced to take the rigors of Rally. Next was the team in the car. With many ups and down pairing driver and co-driver this year, Lars’ biggest concern was getting the right Co-driver for this event. A chance introduction paired up Jake Blattner and Lars. Jake, a retired Pro Snowboarder turned rally Co-driver, has had success in many high level teams in past years and took it upon him self to help complete with this up and coming team. “I’ve seen Lars and his team for some time now at rally events; and after talking with him it just felt like the right thing to do, there’s an energy and excitement that I think is a perfect match for me and that I don’t see in many teams any more” Jake said before starting Recce on Thursday morning.

After a long 12 hours in the car together during Recce, or stage reconnaissance, Jake and Lars perfected the notes and communication that would make them fast during the event. This is by far the most important time for a new pairing. It’s when the driver and co-driver to learn what motivates each other at a comfortable pace and allows them to perfect certain corners, creating a language that will in the end enhance trust. And after two months of tireless car prep the team was ready for the 2010 New England Forrest Rally.

With the starting of 64 cars in the field, the largest turnout in years, the team found themselves starting 26th on the road. The first day went surprisingly smooth. At the first reseed, or reposition of start order, the team moved up to 23rd. A thunderstorm moved in late in the day keeping everyone on their toes and adjusted pace to meet the changing conditions. “That’s the most difficult thing about rally,” Jake said after stage, “you can start a stage in perfect dry conditions and half way threw it can start poring and we have to totally change our driving style to match the new conditions.” The heat and humidity was a huge surprise at over 100 degrees F and with 95% humidity. “Rally is a constant test, not only driving but weather and road changes, and focus has to be on at all times. That’s what keeps me coming back to this sport.” Lars said at the end of the first day of competition.

Saturday was the final day of competition for the rally. Jake and Lars’ communication rose to the next level and speed increased as they found themselves climbing up the leader board. Every stage was a challenge to the car and the team. The roads were rough and the choice had to be made on the fly to pick a path through the rough stages or power through risking a broken car and not finish. With over 100 miles of competitive road passed, Jake and Lars made their way back to the finish and after two days of grueling heat and humidity sporadic thunderstorms that changed stages from dust to mud, move from 26th to 11th overall and 5th in class. “This has been a huge learning experience this year. It has been a year of finding the right people and putting them in the right spot. I think we have that now and all we are going to do is get better.” Lars said at the finish of the 2010 New England Forrest Rally.

WORKS Motorsport would like to extend the greatest thanks to BFGoodrich this year for supplying the best bolt on performance and give them the biggest advantage possible. Go PRO cameras for giving us the ability to show the world what type of sport Rally is. This event would not have been possible without their help. We also thank Mitsubishi Motors for the car to show the world what it’s capable of competition. SSP Performance for giving us the best possible parts for an untested transmission, Hot bits suspensions, Lab 17 vinyl graphics, Whiteline suspension components, All points Petroleum, Anzo Lighting, As well as to all the family members, friends and co-workers without them this season would not have been possible.

Thank you and see you all next season.
WORKS Motorsports Team

Joey@WORKS On Friday, June 4, 2010

Hey everyone, we have been receiving some questions and interest about the build of our rally car so we decided to go ahead and post the spec list for the ralliart! Let us know if you have any questions!

Mitsubishi 4B11T motor
• WORKS High Flow Air Filter
• WORKS Cold Air Intake
• WORKS P2 ecu Flash (with anti-lag)
• 3” straight pipe exhaust made by WORKS
• EVO X turbo/piping/intercooler
• Royal Purple racing oil

• Mitsubishi TC-SST Twin Clutch Transmission
• SSP Transmission Cooler
• SSP 400 HP Power Package Clutch Packs
• SSP Oil Pan

• Hot Bits Rally Coilover Suspension
• Whiteline Front and Rear Sway bars
• OZ Rally Wheels
• BF Goodrich Rally Tires

• WORKS Teflon-Kevlar-Stainless Steel Line Kit
• Front Endless Brake Pads

• Evo X Rear Wing
• Graphics by LAB17

• Custom light weight dash
• Custom WORKS Roll cage built to Rally America specs
• Sparco Seats
• 6 Point Harness