I look into my rear view and notice a black car moving in and out of traffic (just cought my attention).
I stop at a light in the middle lane and he rolls up on my right. His lane merges into mine about 50ft after the intersection. I can tell that he keeps looking over at me and he is inching more and more forward. I know he intends to get in front of me and it's confirmed when I hear the growl of that wicked exhaust
I usually just rev it once when I launch but this time knowing what I'm up against (and have always wanted to race one), I kept blipping the throttle to about 4k and 4.5k when the light turned green.
I got a great launch and before the double white lines across the intersection I think I was about a car and a half ahead. I couldn't detect any wheelspin but I certainly heard his motor.
I tach to 6800 between shifts and by the time I reached 100 I had about 3 or 4 car lengths on him (he was gaining very slowly until 90 then it was even all the way), and looking back I can tell he started to back off just a bit once I got to 110.
I then casually slow down for the next light where I had to make a left turn. He passes me on the right (to go across) and stops about one car length ahead (red light) and stares at my car (in his side view mirror)...he wouldn't take his eyes off it (the guy seemed to be in his mid thirties).
I'm excited over the good race and slowly make my left turn. After about 50yds. I look into the mirror and this guy leaves his lane and makes a left to follow me just as it turns yellow. He races after me and tails me. I really wanted more but 2 things, a well known speed trap was around the next bend and with this guy wanting to beat me this bad it could get ugly if he doesn't have any common sense as the road ahead has a 50mph limit and more turns.
So I relax and watch him speed by, knowing I'm not racing any more, and at the next chance he makes a u-turn and goes back the way he came.
I have a feeling he is going to crach that thing some day, but man....it felt great!