Few weeks ago me and some friends were out looking for some fun runs and happened to come across a few. The first was an early 90's BMW M3 Sedan. He was a few car lenghts in front of me on the interstate and I downshifted to catch up to him and try and get a run. Well I guess he punched it right when I did because from 70 all the way to 130 I couldn't catch up and he couldn't pull away. Impressive for an oldschool Bimmer.
Next me, a stock auto WRX, a turbo sunfire, a stage 2 SRT, a stage 3 SRT and an 03 Grand Am GT with a 100 shot are driving together heading off somewhere. I'm in the front and I keep seeing headlights bobbing around behind me working up through the traffic. It finally catches up to me and it's some 18 year old looking kid in a late 90's BMW M coupe. After running the M3 on the interstate I wanted a shot at this one. The Grand Am ran him first from a roll and it looked like it was pretty close with the BMW pulling very little (and I can pull the Grand Am). Next I got to see the stage 3 srt absolutely murder the BMW from a 40 mph roll. As they raced I floored it behind them and it seemed like I was inching up on the Bimmer. I catch up to them and we hit a stoplight and wouldn't you know it me and BMW are lined up. We both rev, and I get a great launch. Get a couple car lenghts in 1st gear and all the way up to 100mph he's still a few car lenghts behind me. Didn't get a chance to talk to him, after he got beat by a wagon I saw him turning around behind me. I checked the stats on them and the late 90's M Coupes have 240 hp and somewhere around 2002 they had 315hp. So I either raced the 240hp one, he couldn't drive, or both.
Other races were the sunfire vs the stage 2 srt which was dead even, stock wrx auto vs integra gsr (200,000 miles, intake, exhaust) and the integra pulled away pretty good. I raced the Integra from a 20 mph roll and beat him by about 2 car lenghts at 80 mph. That integra runs 9.2 @ 77 mph in the 1/8th mile.