I was driving Shane back to his place last night and was driving back home. I'm coming down Upper Roswell and and I see some headlights coming up behind me not too fast but definitely faster than I'm driving. Speed limit is 45mph and I'm going 50mph and the guy in the back is probably doing 60mph. As the car passes me I looked over and it was some older guy ( 40-50 ) driving a Z28. I was like ... humm maybe we'll get a light but will he race me? Also I reset my ECU earlier this morning thus I'm NOT going to get full power so should I even try? Well lucky me at the next light we were the first 2 cars and no cops around. Light goes green and I start as normal and just as I start he jumps it. Well I wanna see how we do in a nonlaunch match so I gun it too. The Z28 is already 1/2 a car ahead and he hits his limiter because I can hear his engine ... I'm assuming he was too surprised that some car w/ a roof rack was able to sit right next to him at a roll. While he is realizing all this ... maybe 1-1.5 seconds ... I'm already in 2nd and I pull 1/2+ car and now I'm right next to him and a "little" in front of him. We both see a car in front of me in my lane and since I wasn't pulling "hard" as normal the guy in the Z28 and I realized this and we both shut down. The Z28 was making sure I could cut into his lane if needed but I just slowed down. I was trying to catch up to talk to him but there were other stupid "SUVs" blocking both lanes. I HATE big cars.
Overall I was NOT impressed but it was a learning factory ... umm never race especially if your ECU was just reset. I expected to pull on him hard but I could feel my car was doing it's normal thing. I didn't feel like launching but at a "street race" it's determined in the first second or two. Next time I'll know and just have to learn. Next time.