Hmph. Well I think a stage 2.5 WOULD help regardless of how fast people think the V8s are. If he runs a low to mid-13 and the stage 2.5 runs a low 13 then yes, it would help. Another thing -- this was from a roll. I knew I was going to lose, especially from a roll, but it was fun which is why I raced him. I don't always win but losing is a blast sometimes, especially to a fast car like that. Like the first responder said ... "Nice death."