Hello once again racing fiends errr friends. here's yet another lovely racing story so fasten your seatbelts and we gonna have some fun!
This guy for the passed week or so been wanting to race me. with a lot of replacement work done to his SI tho. 93 or so civic hatchback SI with intake, headers, and exhaust. the biggest thing was that he was totally stripped! But don't worry guys and gals, i still wasn't going to lose tonight.
We pulled up on the starting line, and we began our pre-race preparations (well... at least i did) then came the moment of truth. vroom.. vroooooooom!!! ERRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!
Immediately i jump out a nice one car lead. 2nd gears comes around and i just keep pulling away. 3rd gear, and i'm a whole 5-7 car lengths ahead!!
After that we had another race, but he wanted to take me from a roll (knowing that one of the WRX's major strength really lies on our ability to launch)
So we agreed to go on a roll from 15mph. Indeed, once the 3rd honk came, we were neck and neck all the way up to the end of 1st gear. after 2nd gear however i pulled on him.. although not hard.. in the end i only beat him by the length of my car.
Here's where the story gets a bit more interesting. seeing this race, a 4 door civic comes by and asks if i wanted to run. i said sure! and off we went.
Rolling to the starting line, i felt a sudden loss of competitive spirit. Something inside me told me.. i was going to lose. Shaking that feeling off, i began to revv up. Slipping the clutch at 5-6krpms, I still had my very consistent launch. Already i was in the lead by a good car length. But the start of 3rd gear, i heard his engine change, and was working extremely harder than it had been the last 2 gears; and blew right passed me near the end!! Although afterwards i found out he was running a GSR motor with a turbocharger set at around 6psi among some other work done, i'm still wondering if he had a wet shot of n2o waiting for me. I'm still a bit baffeled, but oh well, that's what racing is all about for me, i'm always surprised by other beautiful creations in motion.