Ok, this kid i know wants to do time trails at my local track (PIR) for a sum to the tune of 3 grand (winner take all type ****). I told him i might do it for a thousand after my engines got a few more mods on it. He's all cocky atm thinking he can beat me in the curves with tien coil-overs and z-rated tires, but i got springs, strut bars, and paradas, not to mention awd. Anyways, he's swapping out his engine for a pretty sick H-series, and I don't know what kind of numbers he'll be pulling, but I do know it will be NA with probably forged internals, intake, exhaust and all the basic bolt-ons.
Question: two weeks from now I'll have a full turbo-back exhaust system and an EM tuned on a dyno, and sooner than later a VF34 and possible FMIC. My question is: should I even bother racing him, or should i just save my money? I also got intake and intercooler hoses and I'm sure I'll have more little toys on it when i race, if I do.
So, opinions on if i could beat him or not would be stupendous, or any other advice on what i could do to make sure I'm going to smoke him. I'll of course post the results if/when it does happen, and maybe a vid.