So today when I get to work one of my leads was telling me that the new guy let him drive his Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec V. He said it was impressive and I think it’s a pretty damned cool car myself. But since everyone got to ride in that I loaded up the WRX wagon and took everyone for a spin and launched it once. Everyone was impressed and all that, but the new guy said that he thought he could take me and wanted to race after work. Now I talk cars a lot, so I would be a total punk if I didn’t race him and all. Which I did, we went twice really. There was a short stretch of road, enough room for me to totally wind out second and then stop before a light, so like 70mph almost. That is about an 8th mile right?
The first time we lined up and we kind of messed up the start and I got a big jump on him, wasn’t fair at all so I apologized and we went again. I let him count down to three, and went. I launched it, 4500rpms and did a pretty good job at it and all that. I had somewhere between 2 and 3 cars on him by 70mph, and I was still pulling away the whole time it seemed. Thought I bet he gave up after the launch, I will have to ask him more about it tomorrow. Either way though, I think his car is damned cool. I respect him for just saying “lets race” instead of like trying to come on a forum and find out if he would win before trying to race someone. It’s best just to go for it I think not be all worried about losing. He was cool about it, he was like “I just couldn’t hook up like you.” Either way, it’s nice to win a race in front of all your work buddies.