I got KILLED ... but it was fun. I was almost home on Johnson Ferry and I pass a modded T/A. I think nothing of it but he comes next to me and jumps on the gas and gets off. I wanted to race one anyways so I honked 2 times at it and he slows down. We get along side of each other around 40mph and I give me the wave and I gun it. I pull 1/2 a car but he quickly .... very quickly catches up. We come around a long sweeping turn and I stay on the gas ... 3rd gear 80+/- mph. The T/A jumps on the brakes because of the turn and there was a van in his lane. I slow down and he comes along side of me and I wave for him to pull over. We pull into a parking lot and chat for 30+ minutes and he was going over all his mods and he end goals. I asked him what his mods are and he stated: 98 LS1 T/A, BBK 8mm TB, Slip Lid, Long Tube Headers, Off Road Y Pipe, Borla catless exhaust, SIP Mass Air, and he had some other little things which he couldn't remember. He stated that no one ever wants to race him so I asked if he wouldn't mind running. I know he does 12s no problem but I wanted to see anyways. He agreed so we went to "my" favorite place to do 10-100mph runs.
We're on the cell phone w/ the headset as usual and I do the count. The first run was from 10-100; I pull 1/2 a car then he just kills me once I'm in 2nd and continues to kill me through 3rd. I back off by 85+/- since he's 3+ cars head of me. The 2nd run was from 40-100mph and it was a little better ... I pull on him 1/2 car and then he kills me 2nd through 3rd. He comes around the turn and he's a little fishy so I give him plenty of room because we already talked about his not good handling car. We go into a gas station and I complemented him on his "fast" car ... that was the 1st time I got "killed" in a "street race." He stated he was surpise that I kept up for the time I did ... umm which is only a few seconds. He even stated that he "knows" I'd kill him in "any" real turns ... the first time we were on Johnson Ferry he saw me just fly through the turn while he was on the brakes. We chatted some more and he turns out to be a nice person.
1. There ARE always faster cars on the road.
2. American car where NOT meant for turns ... majority.
3. There are nice people in other clubs even not Subaru dominated ones.
4. If I race w/ a T/A and/or Camero I will launch next time.
5. Mountain driving it still more fun ... Street Racing is fun but not as legal.
I had a good time and I told him to join us next time we have a meet. He's never been in high performance handling cars and I never been in a 12s car. I'm sure if the T/A was stock it was be more comparable but anyways it was all fun.