I just got my 2002 WRX two weeks ago... Before my WRX I was driving a 1993 mazda MX-3 all through college. Now finally I have an awsome car! And a large difference in horse power!
Any ways, I've been driveing around looking every where for a race... And for the past two weeks I pull up next to nothing but mini vans... I was getting so frusterated!!! A new car and not a single chance to play it against another car!!!
Last night after a night at the Rib Fest in Minneapolis, Minnesota. I was driving through Minnetonka with a couple friends and stoped in a service station for a bathroom break. After I came out I noticed that a mazda6 was sitting in the corner of the gas station with only their parking lights on. As I driving towards the exit to get back on the street I swung right over past the mazda6 and reved up the engine. I'm still stock - but I'm working on that. Any ways, he took the challange right away. He quickly poped around and we met on the street at a light.
When we both pulled up to the light it was about to turn green and neither of us got a chance to completely stop. My launch was TERRIBLE!!! (Give me a break, it was my FIRST race in my new car!) I launched at about only 3500 rpms and he had me right away on that by a couple yards. I red lined it and granny shifted into second. After red lineing again in second I was ahead, but only by a several feet. Then again after my horrible launch I completely missed third gear and grinded the clutch. Which brough my rpms all the way back down to near 4500. JESSE this was a horrible race on my part... Any ways the road was to narrow to two lanes up ahead and I was already almost a car length ahead still in third so I beat him to the narrow and we both slowed down. I finally turned off to turn around and he kept going.
That was my crappy race... My first one... I'm dissapointed that I sucked it up so bad... But I'm still way excited that I still won! It's great to be a WRX driver! Hopefully next time I will have the chance to polish up on the mistakes I made this time.
Also, any advice on the best method of shifing in our WRXs would be helpful. What have you guys found to be most effective? How do you double clutch?
Thanks everyone for making a web site like this work. Its great to know other WRX fans!