Well it finally happened. I got beat today. I ran into this Eclipse on my way home. It looked like any other modded Eclipse. 4'' exhaust out back, a lot of gauges, tach, etc. So we both turn on to this street at the same time and nail it in 1st gear. I got a slight jump on him but he was right behind me. I shifted into second gear and he started slowly gaining ground on me. I then let off at about 70mph because of traffic down the road.
Then we both slowed down to about 35mph and almost at the same time we nail it in 2nd gear. He got a slight jump on me off the start. I did everything I could to stay with him. He probably pulled about 1/2 - 1 car on me at most. My nose was just about on his rear bumper when we let off at about 85 mph. But I definately lost the race.
I pulled up next to him at the light and he told me " Your the first fast WRX I've run into. I asked him what mods he had and he said I believe a 16G Turbo and bunch of other stuff. I can't remember the mods for sure.
I then asked him if he has ever run his Eclipse at the track. He said yes, it runs 11.90s!!! Yikes, no wonder.
That made me feel a little better. It was actually pretty cool racing someone faster than me for a change. It sure makes for an exciting race.