Today, I had my first race against an LS1 Fbody from a roll. I've beaten many from a dead stop at the track, but I've never raced one from a roll before. They have a very strong top end so I wasn't feeling all that confident.
The first go was from about 20mph up to 70mph. He let me get the jump and tried to reel me in. I got the jump and basically stayed there. I stayed about a 1/2 car in front of him until we both let off. He didn't seem to happy with out first incounter so he started shadowing me down the road. He got right up next to me doing about 50mph and just sat there. I knew what he wanted. So I did it. I revved to about 4k and dropped down to 3rd gear and floored it. I again got a slight jump on him. We then proceeded to run up to about 90mph before I had to let off because of up coming traffic. We were running door to door all the way. I stayed maybe 1/2 car out in front of him but it was close. We were very equal in speed. I was suprised because a WRX isn't at its best from a roll. Also I was also only running 15psi. I had just turned it down because I had it set close to 17psi from the night before. (1/8 mile track)
It was fun. Who says a WRX can't hang with a Big V8 from a roll.