I was out this past Saturday with some friends... we hit the local illegal-drag spots and a street-racing buddie (someone you only hang out with when you are doing this) named Joe came up to me and asked me if I was supposed to race a 3000GT....a VR-4...
I knew nothing of it... heck I wasn't even there to race, just spectate... turns out though, sure enough a '99 Black 3000GT VR-4 showed up (w/ an Altered Atmosphere window banner).... and was looking for me... interesting... I did not know my car was this well known.... anyway....
He popped the hood upon request and the only mods that I could see were a BOV and an intake. He also had a full turbo back dual exhaust. Didn't look to be too hard of a victory... but the window banner through... I have heard they wont give you one unless they do work on your car.... maybe they put the exhaust on.... who knew?
Anyway... I decided to race him... he said that was all he had done and I wanted to believe him. At first it was to be for fun... then for $50... then for $100... and eventually held at $140... soo ok onto the race:
We went to our deserted highway spot.... 4 lanes of a main highway coming out of a park n ride. NO traffic at 3am... EVER.
We stage at what is supposed to be the quarter mile starting point, which ends under 2 green highway signs hung over the road... (I know its alot longer though... it needs to be measured off...)
The flagger points at me... then the 3000GT.... hands go up and at the first twitch of downward motion from his finger tips... we are off!!
I leap frogged him at least 2 cars just on the start.... from there I pulled all through 1st, 2nd and 3rd... he finally locked me in in 4th (like I said, not a true 1/4 mile) and he began creeping up on me... damn gearing!! anyway... it wasn't enough for him though.... I was victorious for what I was told was about 3 cars!!
It was a good race... we pulled over and waited for the spectators to catch up to us. He said he bogged off the line... and actually I thought I did too, I guess he bogged more though... still, I pulled him for a good while so I dont think it would have mattered. I could tell he honestly thought he was gonna smoke me... the way he acted, like he didn't think he was gonna lose. Oh well... he was cool though.
He told me that he runs LOW 13s in the car and I also heard through the grapevine that he was also running twin 18g turbos... but was all stock beyond that, other than the intake, exhaust and BOV.
I was running stage 0 with stock everything else, other than the modified rear exhaust section.... ie- no muffler.
Well thats my story... thanks for listening....