Okay, I just got my Vishnu Stg. 2 completed completed last weekend (upgraded from stg. 1). And I've been itching to race a REAL car since but havn't found one yet. Until yesterday on the way to work, I see a silver Evo about 4 cars up in front of me on 980 in Oakland,CA. I do a zig around a couple cars and pull up even with him-me in the slow lane, and him in the fast with both open roads for a ways. We both looked at each other for a few seconds and then I lunged the car to let him know I wanted to run and dropped back even with him doing about 60-65mph or so.
I guess he wanted it because we both downshifted and mashed the gas at that point and started hauling. We stayed even a second or two until the VF30 got into it's power band and I started pulling....shift to forth...continue to slightly pull...My rear bumper was about even with his front...and I had to brake for a semi in my lane after we hit about 125 or so.
After slowing I jumped behind him in his lane so we could get through some cars to another clearing. He spotted an opening, and hammered it, with me behind him chasing. This time we went from about 75mph. This time, my RPM's were already in the sweet spot when I downshifted, and I immediately started reeling him in, so I had to change lanes before running into his bumper. I shift to forth, and pull up even with him, and start to over take him by 120 or so. By 130-135mph I was a car length ahead of him and we shut down for good. My brakes were toasted after slowing down twice from those speeds, but they were already getting pretty warped anyway.
We slowed down when we caught up to traffic and chatted through the windows for a sec. I told him some of the stuff I had on the car and he told me he had some kind of exhaust pipe. I don't know if he meant catless or what, I could barely hear him, and he called it an extension pipe or something? I let him know that there was plenty more power in his car if he only had 1 or 2 mods. We parted ways in traffic and lost each other few minutes later.
Awesome race though...it almost made up for the fact that I had to work and missed the wed. night drags that day, which is where I would have preferred to lay some smack down.