I'm not in anyway disputing what happened in the original post but something seems odd to me that the evo (with both cars pulling similar mods) would take an sti in a highway race, especially when you look at some of times in the magazines. I am NOT advocating magazine racing but it does strike me odd that if you look at some of the stats the cars are VERY VERY close in most magazines 0-60, 1/4, 0-100 but as you start getting up there above 100 the sti crushes the evo in everything I've read. If you look at Car and Driver from June of last year, look at the 0-130 times for both cars....sti 24.5, evo 28.5. That is a 4 second difference, not like a tenth or two. We all know what 4 seconds translates to in a race, an ass-whipping.....so how is it that the evo walks the sti in a highway run given this. I could see if the evo was modded and the sti was stock but it seemed like they had similar mods. Are the mag's that off? I'm not trying to start a huge debate about mag racing vs reality and all that but my sti pulls pretty damn hard on the highway and I'd be shocked to see it taken easily by an evo on the upper end of the speedometer. I think there needs to be more real evidence of this same event posted from others before I buy this as an expected outcome.