Was driving along putting miles on my rotated Falken Azenis RS tires when I just happened to come across 10 or so guys chilling in variously modded/riced up imports. We take off searching for some non-patrolled industrial roads to do battle
1st place we go to was a nice smooth strip about a mile in length... perrrrrrrfect. But after the 1st race, a security minivan stops us.. so I didn't even get to race. <growl> Off we go searching for another place, find one closed and deserted road and setup. Sure enough, the same security guy tailed us all the way there... DAMN! He pulls up and some guys talk to him. They somehow manage to sweet talk him so that he lets us race. He even stuck around to watch me go against the slightly modded (intake/exhaust) S2000 that really looked like Johnny Tran's in F&TF :P
Tires Azenis RS on Stock RS mags (which are too sticky imo for dragging)
AVC-R at 16.5 psi till 5000 then gradual slope to 12 at redline
Full tank of 92 octane.
Golf clubs in the trunk
So..... Pull up.. wait for the signal... 5000 rpms quick slip/release clutch... BANG! GONE! Toasted him off the line - 1 1/2 car lengths. Hear his VTEC kick in, both shift into 2nd and he's staying on my arse slowly closing in, shift into 3rd - he reels me in till he's beside me at the top of 3rd, 4th... he walks away 1 1/2 car lengths before we shutdown. WOAH what a race! And what a sound! cripes the song of a 9000 rpm beast right next to me sent shivers through me
We agree to do a roll on from idle in 1st, and interestingly enough, when we both mashed the throttle, he'd gain 1/2 a car length before my turbo would spool, then I'd gain 1/2 a car length on him before he'd jump into vtec, and then through 2nd gear, he'd walk me by a car length, through 3rd another one and 4th... bye-bye! FUN!
I raced a modded Type-R (no idea on the mods) and if I'd launch properly, I'd be able to stay ahead of him by a 1 1/2 car lengths or so till 4th. On a roll, it was almost like racing the S2000, but I'd be 1 car length behind. More Fun!
Went against a seriously slammed & modded RSX Type-S. erf I'd see sparks flying from his undercarriage on bumps. Same outcome as the Type-R.
It seemed to depend on who didn't fudge their shifts (didn't count those races), I missed once but the other guys missed more often
So yah, I was generally humbled. Everyone there was cool and gave props to the WRX's traction off the line . I thought that I'd be able to hold em off longer, but 4th is waaay too underdriven imo. I remember being able to take a modded Type-R on a roll with my RS-T at 6 psi easily all the way to 100 mph. <sniff> memories I didn't have a chance to go against the modded Saab (turbo) and some other turbo'ed monster. That's for another day