Well I actually got two races!!! This is a very rare occurence for me because everytime I think I am about to get one, the other car turns off at the last second.
Anyway, my first race was last night against a 350Z Convertible with at least an exhaust. We both were at a light, with one car inbetween us (4 lane road) and I was pretty sure that he was going to go at green, but I didnt want to risk looking like an ass and launching if I was going to end up racing myself. When the light went green I had my radio turned down and I immediately heard his engine and saw the nose of his car started to pass my window fast... so this is when I decided it was GO TIME. I was already taking off slowely, but I immediatly slammed the gas down in first, ran it out and shifted to 2nd, 3rd, 4th and finally fifth. On every damn shift I hit fuel cut ... mainly because I was paying too much attention to where he was behind me rather then my gauges and the road ahead. At 100mph I was at least 3-5 cars in the lead.
I know I would have really laid the smack down if I had actually shifted when I should have (instead of always getting cut) and launching the car... but like I said before, I didnt want to end up launching if he decided not to go. If I was more focused on racing him, I dont know how much I would have beat him, but it would be nice to know.
This one took place this morning on the highway. It was me against this turbo protege that I have seen once before. He has the intercooler in the front, CF hood and it looks nice. When I saw him last, I noticed that his car was really fast, but I didn't know how it compared to mine. So I look in my mirror and see him coming up really quickly (trying to catch up to me and pass me). He gets to my side and the cars ahead of us clear up so we go at 60mph. I dont know how much HP he might have had, but from the moment we went, he was gone... er I was gone. I put numerous car lengths between us from 60-120mph, so many that I could even say bus lengths.
Anyway, they seemed like cool guys, they pulled up to me and gave me the thumbs up.
It was a fun two races. I am a COBB stage 2 STi, with a helix catted DP on 93 octane. I wish I could have had a real one on one race with that z, but for my slow ass start and terrible shifting I am pretty happy with the results.
OT: Something I noticed was that whenever I am shifting into 5th at high speeds, I always get a GRIIIIIND!!! Anyone else have this?? Am I shifting too fast?