So I'm the first car in line in one of the two left hand turn lanes and an M3 pulls next to me. I'm just sitting there with my windows down and chatting with my boss (we're on our way to lunch). So the guy in the M3 starts revving and looks really cool since he's basically staring at me and he has these really cool glasses on . Anyway, the light turns green and we both go easy through the corner except he accelerates a bit faster to show me that he's "da man" . So I shift into second right after we hit the straight and he's about 2 car lengths ahead of me. So leave it in second and take it up to about 4k rpms (because I figure I'm racing this car froma roll and my advantage is from a stop). So my intention is to get up next to him and then we both hit it. Well as soon as my front bumper is almost to the back edge of his door, he punches it (he had some form of exhaust) so I"m like, "what a d**k". Anyway, i floor it to the top of 2nd, into 3rd (my bumper is now even with his door midway through 3rd), at the top of 3rd i was pulling on him, and when I was midway through 4th, his bumper was about even with my gas filler door. That's when we shut it down.
edit: BTW- this was the first time I actually got a chance to "race" someone in my car since it only has 3500 miles on it. To tell you the truth I thought i was gonna get beat.
I didn't really smoke the guy, but I was definately pulling on him. We both stopped at the next light, and being the nice guy I am, complimented him on his nice car. he said he mis-shifted, which I didn't notice, but regardless, a mis-shift will make you lose ground but then you should be back to being even with the car your racing (or if you're faster, you should pull back some ground). I wanted to make a smart-ass remark like I was driving an RS (not that an RS isn't fast). Oh yeah, we went down another light, and this time raced from a stop (i have no experience launching my car against another driver). So he actually gets about 3 feet ahead of me as I "try" to "slip the clutch from about 4500 rpm" (as i've read in the forums..lol), once It catched, his bumper was about even with the front of my rear door, shifted into second, and started pulling. There was another light coming up, so as soon as I put it in 3rd, we hit the brakes. Then he says "i think that was pretty even" I didn't waste my time and just kept quiet. lol. Anyway, that's my story and I'm stickin' to it. Thanks!