Yes, it was in the snow. I have Pilot Sport A/S on the STi, not sure what he had, but they were huge and knobby, almost like a dirt tire.
We were just playing around in the snow covered parking lots (empty), but from a stop, he took 3-4 carlengths within 2 seconds. Sounded great, too. Finally, it's scary and awesome watching an H2 do 35-40 MPH sideways drifts in a snow-covered parking lot.
Wish I had my camera.