My friend was riding along with one of his buddies in a 98 (my bad) Camaro, which had a $5,000 paint job, "possy" (sp) diff. and were talking all this smack about how they would "beat" me off the line, and kill me in a race.
The first time we raced I only got a launch at about 3k rpms, and he won. I told him that I was positive that I would at least beat him off the line, since he didn't even get that far ahead of me. The second time I got a good launch, from about 5k, got about 1-1/2 car lengths ahead of him, and it stayed that way til I got off of it at about 90. They were complaining about how they were "going sideways" and had to get slow down to keep the car steady.
So we stopped at a gas station, so he could fill his tank, (mine was already) and we met up with a few other cars. (2000 Honda S2000, Honda Accord, Acura Integra, and some dude in a truck) And we promptly were on our way to a nice backstreet to settle it. We lined up, and had the friend that was riding with me be the flagger.
This time I got an awesome start, actually squakin the tires as I got grip, and I got ahead of him by at least 2 carlengths off the start. As I was going through 2nd and 3rd he didn't move from the view in my side mirror. Finally at about 110-115 he started catching up, but I let off because we were running outta road. We got back to the group of ppl watching, and he tried saying about how he was gaining on me nasty, and that if we would have kept going he would have won. I laughed and said that in the 1/4 mile, we would have been done waaaaaay before you would have caught me. I figure my 1/4 mile speed would be around 99-101, and he didn't even start catching me til 110
I got some props and we all left.
Chalk one more up for the 4 bangers vs. 8 cylinders