No it wasn't a race, but it was fun.
Took my buddy's Elkie out today. 468 ci, 450+ hp, 500+ ft-lb, Richmond Gear 6 speed, curb weight about 3300 lbs. Holy Jesus. This thing will snap your neck off. Left about 100 ft of rubber in 1st and another 50 in 2nd on the first run. Sounded like a whole NASCAR race was happening in the engine compartment. Wheelspin on demand in 1st through 4th gears. Second run I just tried to shift slow and let it hook up and man it was great.
Then I took another friend out in the WRX. He drives a 383 stroker Camaro and hadn't ridden in the Elkie yet. I do a 4500 rpm full on launch. Passenger was like "holy **** this thing is fast, nice car!"
I was like "WTF something is wrong with my car?!?" I launched again to make sure, and nothing was wrong with the car. It's just that after the Elkie my car felt like a POS.
Classic domestics rule.
PS Next time we're going out in his "sporty car."
1955 Austin Healey 100.
With a fuel injected 327.