First time I've "raced" in a long time.
I was pulling up to a light that was red with a large truck in the left lane. I was in the right lane, and we were both well aware that my lane (right lane) ended and merged several hundred feet ahead.
I went into second gear and very slowly approached the light waiting for it to turn green with absolutely no intention on racing. When I am nearly stopped the light goes green and I give it gas but since I am in second gear I am getting some bogging. The guy in the truck slams the gas and apparently wants to get ahead of me prior to my lane merging.
I go WOT in second gear when he begins to pass me but since I am in a very low rpm (about 2500) I bog a bit and have to wait for the spool up. The truck gets his rear bumper about 10ft in front of my front bumper when the turbo begins to spool. I short shifted (6k rpm) 2nd-3rd as I began to pass him... Once I was in 3rd I pulled away HARD.
I more or less toyed with him it seemed. I bogged the crap out of my car and short shifted and still walked him like a dog.
His vehicle I believe was a Ford F350 turbo-diesel. The only mod I could make out was an exhaust. I know these have the potential to be quick, but was no match for a moderately modded wrx it seems.
I would venture to say he was running exhaust and a mild chip.
I have a 2002 WRX stage2 + tuned + other minor goodies.