Yesterday as I was driving home in my WRX (see avatar), I passed this beater pickup truck giving off some weird smoke. Stank real bad because I could smell it before I passed him, even with windows up and vents off. Could see it too, grey-blue colored.
So I eventually pull up to a red light. It's three lanes now, but only 100 ft ahead it merges to two. So he pulls up next to me, in the lane that's going to end. I had an odd feeling he might try to beat me. But I didn't know for sure, he didn't rev or anything like that. In any case, I wasn't going to let him pass me because of all his stinkin' smoke.
As soon as the light turned green, he must have floored it. Caught me by surprise. So he was actually slightly ahead of me for the first two seconds. I took it up to 6K RPM (which I don't often do), and by the time I hit 2nd gear and in boost range, he was history. So he had to merge in behind me, and I could see in my mirror his truck's weird smoke behind him.
What was he thinking? Would someone be stupid enough to take the passing lane and try to beat a Rex in a freakin crappy junk?
My motto: If ya can't beat him, don't try. $.02