I went up to Great Lakes Dragaway this weekend. There was supposed to be some event there but it rained in the morning, so when I was there it was just me and a bunch of Mustangs and a few Camaros. There was also a CL55 AMG there, he only ran once but he ran 12.66 @ 115
My first run was against a Fox body with a super loud exhaust. I saw him pulling off the trailer, so I figured I was going to get whipped. I ran a 13.01 @ 105 to his 13.29@ 108. After that I ran a few stock looking mustangs, they were running from low 14's to high 15's. My best of the day was still 13.01. I happened to look down during one of my runs and noticed that in 3rd gear at 5000 rpms I was only running about 16 psi. So I popped the hood and cranked up the ABC a few turns.
My very next run was against a supercharged Fox body mustang who I had seen run low 13's. I bogged a little off the line and ran a 13.13 @ 107 against his 13.23 @ 109. Awesome race! I lined up against him again and this time I nailed my launch for a 1.8 60' time and ran a 12.85 @ 107.5 to his 13.2 @ 108. I ended up running 5 runs in the 12's, but the 12.85 was my best of the day.
Overall I was happy to break into the 12's and beat all the mustangs They were all cool, almost every one of them came over to talk to me about my car. In general the WRX was very well received, with quite a few people cheering at me from the stands after I broke 12's. The map I was running was tuned to the highway, so I'll be messing around with it to get full boost under "drag" load conditions and heading back.