Well, it finally happened. I got to race a brand new stock srt-4, about 8 times. This guy in town, that bought a brand new SRT-4 has been trying to race everyone, (small town, everyone knows everyone) and well it was my turn last night. I was pretty nervous since there was like a grip load of people watching the races, I kinda tend to F up the launches.
STi: Intake hack, HKS Catback (downpipe in, but base post office closed till tue )
SRT-4: Temp Tags
1st-2nd race: 40mph Roll
I start off in 3rd 2 times, (for some reason I find third to be more of a suitable gear at 40 then 2nd gear, just me?) We hit the telephone polls that we are suppost to get on it basically at the same time, and he gets a slight lead, about a fender. Boost kicks in and I gain about 1 car. With semi good shifting, I hold the one car all the way through the 1/4 mile.
3nd-4th race: 40 mph Roll again. he has a passenger, I have a passenger
His passenger weighs about a 160 soak and wet, mine wieghs about 270 dry
First race I start off in third agian, DEAD even all the way past the 1/4 mile. I was in 5th. My passenger said to try 2nd, and I should be in boost while hitting the throttle, and should stay in boost all the way through the gears, and edge him out. I say ok, and well, when we past the telephone poles, he was already starting about 1 car ahead for some reason, and well I only had about 1-2k rpm's to play with, hensing I had to shift about 1 sec after we hit it, and I ended up not cathing up but loosing by about 1.5-2 cars.
5th-6th race: Dig, no passengers
Well, we have a flagger, 1st and 2nd race from a dig, I bog so bad that I think the car is gonna stall . I could have literally stopped, then launched agian, and would have had a better take off then what I had. But even with the huge ass bogs, I was in front and kept about a 1.5 car on the SRT-4 the whole way down the road, and through the 1/4.
7th-8th: Dig, Same Passengers back in
I get a nasty ass launch the first race, and put on about 3-4 cars on the guy by about 2-3rd gear. by the end of the race, I was up about 4-5 cars up. We thought he had given up, or if he had a crappy launch. But he said he had a pretty decent launch, and how my car just shot out the hole like a bat outta hell. My passenger just kept saying, OMG OMG OMG Theres your 5 car lead DUDE, That was sic as hell......
2nd race, I get a decent launch, but not as good as the one before, and keep about a 2 car lead all the way through. By then his clutch was slipping hella bad, pretty heated I guess (Reminds me of evo's clutches ) so he didnt want to race anymore.
All and all, that damn little SRT-4, had some balls. I was pretty iffy about racing one, lots of props to dodge and there little low priced fast neon. Now I just gotta get that darn RSR custom fab'd downpipe in so I can be totally catless tbe