I had just finished putting my air silencer/stock airbox back on my WRX, (Wanted my car to be quiet) and I was taking it out for a test drive. (really did make it quiet - no more turbo spool up sound)
Well to the race. I pull out on the main drag and I see this black Lighting pickup truck speed past me. So I get behind him a follow at a distance. Way up a head I can see the light turning red so I slow down. We both line up at the light side by side. I wasn't sure if he wanted to race so I just waited until the light turned green to see what he was going to do. He slowly rolled off the line and then punched it. I could hear that supercharger screaming. I was ready for him and punched it in the middle of 1st gear ( still didn't get the benifit of a launch).
He was slightly ahead of me for about a second and then I started to pull on him. I got about 1-2 cars on him in 2nd gears but he was still holding tuff. I slammed it into 3rd gear and he was still about 2 cars back. He stayed about 2 cars back through 3rd gear. Then I slammed into 4th ( I thought for sure he would now reel me in) but I held a solid 2-3 cars on him all the way to 140mph!!
I then let off because I was going 140mph! and because I could see some traffic coming up further down the road. He then flys by me and slows down.
At the next light I pull up next to him and we talk. He didn't tell me what mods he had but he said it was modded and had 450+hp. I told him my WRX was modded and running about 17 psi boost right now ( I run 18+ at the track)
He then said" That thing is turbo charged"? He knew nothing at all about WRX's?
I told him he had a nice truck - he said nothing nice to me about my WRX - he was definately in shock and really didn't know what to say to me. He didn't say that my car was fast or anything. He just kept repeating " I've got 450hp in this truck"?
Then the light turned green and he nailed it and so did I the same. I beat him again this time by about 2 cars up to 70mph. I guess he thought the first race wasn't good enough.
Just think what would have happened if I would have given him a 5K launch. That 2 car lead would have been 5 easy.
He was in his 20s and had his girl friend with him in his Lightning. That had to hurt.
Well another Victory for the WRX