To start, this wasn't a race at all obviosly. But it's a funny story about a retard in a 4000+ pound SUV that doesn't know a fast car from a grocery getter. Last Sunday I'm on the way to the Colts game in downtown Indianapolis and traffic is pretty heavy. There's two lanes, and people are doing their normal weave in and out trying to get one up on the guy next to them for whatever reason.
I'm watching this black Explorer in my RVM and he's all over the place which annoys me. He gets in the lane next to me and I'm watching traffic ahead of us and have a smirk on my face, because I see a bus in his lane. I know this area because I drive it everyday back and forth to work,and I know theres a bus stop ahead. This guy doesn't know it, but he's about to get screwed.
He sees the bus hits his brakes, so he instantly jams in front of me. He misses my bumper by a few feet which is too close for comfort, so now I'm pissed. I notice he's got a v8 emblem on the back, and it's an '07. So I realize this guy thinks he's got a hot rod. I stay behind him for a bit hoping he makes a turn where there's less traffic, and he does. He turns North on to a road that is never heavily travelled and it's a beatiful stretch of two lanes that turns back East into a popular road for going to downtown if you want to park North the stadium.
As soon as we turn left, I gun it to pass him on the right, and he's already on it thinking he can keep me from getting around him before we turn on the road going into downtown. It's not much of a race as I get 4 or 5 lengths on him very quickly. My buddy says his wife is chewing his butt as we go by, so I'm really laughing now as I turn to go back to downtown.
I did a little research on the '07 Explorers when I get home and find that the are putting the same v-8 as the Mustang in them now, but they're rated at 292 HP due to a more restrictive exhaust. So now I know this guy's salesman must have told him that this thing would wipe the floor with most sports cars because it's got a "Mustang" engine in it. He probably went home that night and ordered a chip and exhaust for it. I don't normally do that kind of stuff, but I just couldn't help it. What a tool.