Tonight while just driving down one of the main streets here in Knoxville, a guy and his girlfriend in an orange mazdaspeed protege came up on me in the next lane. for a few blocks, he didnt pull up far enough for me to even see his bumper next to me but i could see him in the side mirror....so i dropped it into 2nd and took off...just for about 100yds to see what he did. well he pulls up hard past me after i already shut it down..heard an intake (with injen stickers on the side) and a bov, but it still had the stock exhaust. i wasnt really worried since stock they are only about 170hp. he was a little ahead of me and the light turned yellow..he slammed on the brakes to stop since we were at the light with noone in front of us. light gets ready to turn and i hear his engine rev up. i take off from the light and before i even hit mid 2nd, he was about 4 or 5 cars back. he tried a couple of rolling ones up the road but still had the same outcome. my car is pretty stock with the exception of a minor change one of our techs made and my first gear..as most stock WRX's..well, sucks to be honest. 2nd and 3rd is where mine pulls the most.
anyone..long story short...race and won tonight against the mazdaspeed protege.