Whats up with you man? Did I get your panties in a bunch with my story?What I think probably happened was he left it in 5th. If he had downshifted you'd be left back.
He deffinately downshifted/floored it(auto or stick) the black smoke from exhaust was noteable. And we were going 40mph when the encounter began, which makes it not as likely he would have been in 5th as if we were going 65-70mph. REMEMBER he was the one who instigated previously on the highway, we were both moving at a high rate of speed through traffic before the first off-ramp and the aformentioned race ocurred.
SO I dont know about you, but if I am instigating something with another car, and that car ends up getting behind me I am ready to run as soon as a bottle neck opens up.
This was the most straight up, legitimate encounter I have had with a Vette. And I came 1/2 CL behind to 1 1/2 CL ahead, able to turn in-front...completing a full passing manuver. Now I in, no way am incinuating that this was soley up to the potential of the cars.
Please forgive me for posting this story, I in no way want to offend the ultimate "stoplight warrior"