This was the race I have been dreaming all about and it happened yesterday. Beautiful Day.
Heading home on Hoover, I spotted a drop dead alsome VIPER srt10. Black with hard roof. The driver was probably a drug dealer because he was heading South towards Detroit like me...
We instantly made contact and we went at it on Hoover a few times. I would boost and stop and he would run and stop. It was teaser time.
The real race began when we HIT 8 Mile. The turn off of Hoover onto 8 mile lead to a RED light. The game was on
....GO...we stayed together in 1st gear....I was gentle with my 1-2 gear shift because of my stock tranny, so he gained a little. His rear was at my front fender...but when I finished my 2nd gear shift and was WOT, I slowly was pulling on him. I was impressed so far. Thru all of 2nd gear, I started to pull even with him....THE MONSTER GEAR (THIRD GEAR) approached and I changed gears very fast. I was slowly walking him...and then he gave up
I won. Either he chickend out and gave me the win, or he missed a gear. Maybe he stopped racing because he did not want any more attention...afraid of getting caught by the police...drug dealer?
Whatever the reason...I raced the biggest race and my dream race...I can die a happy man now. I was impressed with my car...4 wheel power does play a roll against the big guys. I know if we ran any futher, he might had killed me, but he gave up. I'm sure it will be different the next time we meet.
Note: the viper could possible be a very old VIPER and the driver may really have sucked. Maybe the car was not running good?
All I know is that I raced a VIPER on 8 Mile around 5:30 PM with 100 of cars around us. 8 Mile is a 4 lane road.