There is more to a race then just the car. So this sunday my two friends will be racing their cars
Dave - 2002 Cobb Stage I 5 speed wrx (other mods, short throw shifter, silencer delete)
Tracy - 2002 Camaro SS SLP 6 speed (other mods...bone stock)
So here is some backround info. Both of them raced at the same dragstrip in the summer in 80 degree weather. The interiors were left alone and so were the tire pressure, both ran on normal fuel not race gas. The WRX was run 1 day after my friend bought his first awd car so his driving of the car was limited, Tracy has owned the SS for a couple of years now. The SS was driven with the traction control on and the WRX was driven when it was bone stock. There best times are as follows.
WRX (stock) - firstname.lastname@example.org
SS Camaro (slipping clutch ran with traction control on) - 14.4@101mph
Now they will be racing again sunday, temps will be in the mid 40s, wrx is now stage I, camaro has a new clutch and will be run without traction control. Tire pressures will be fiddled with, interiors may or may not be taken out. Both cars will most likely run normal gas and not race fuel but that is not confirmed yet.
Some things to think about
SS will be driving without traction control on in cold weather, obviously the driver isn't the best and may have traction issues on non slicks. SS now has a new clutch.
WRX driver now has alot more practice with the car, it is now stage I, cold weather will help being 40 degrees cooler out.
Now before you go bashing their times and stuff, this is all for fun, sure the SS is alot faster, but it all comes down to the owners, pick who you think will win and I will report back the outcome on sunday. Thanks and have fun.