Well after driving my car like a grandma during my break in period (new EJ257) over the past months, my car is finally seeing some action. First race was last week, it was my car with two passengers (one guy weighs 255 and the other is 270) and the other car was an SRT4 w/ Mopar stage 1. We ran two times, the first race was from a 30mph roll which I started out in 2nd gear and he started in first. I took the jump and was able to hold a 2 car lead till about 75mph where I proceeded to put bus lengths between us. The second run we both started in 2nd gear and I simply just ran away from the start, my friends commented on my speedometer and I look down to see the needle buried at 140 and my tach was @ 6500 rpms in 4th gear.
This week I go to a racing hang out to meet up with a few guys and on my way there my friends call me to say they just raced a Cadillac CTS-V (400hp z06 powered sedan) and got killed. As if it was on que as I’m approaching the hangout I see the CTS-V, and he proceeds to follow me to the lot where everyone was at. We all got out and talked for a bit and checked out each other’s car. After taking a good look at the CTS-V, I can safely say I would take that over the E46 M3 any day! The car is very muscular looking and the interior fit and finish was on par with European auto makers. Anyways, we all leave to find this abandoned road and since all of us were so indecisive this process took several hours. Well we find the road we were looking for and it is the moment of truth, me vs the CTS-V. I have one passenger (+220 lbs) and the CTS is just carrying the driver. My friends parked up at the middle and end of the street to catch a view. We agree to go from a second gear roll at 30mph and on three honks we are off. I couldn’t really see what was happening, but it seemed like every time I gained a car, he would cut it down to a half, by the time I was at the top of 4th gear I was ahead by a car lenth and strangely enough I was actually starting to gain more. Regardless, I’m sure if I shifted into 5th he would have overtaken me. We race again and the results were similar, but I was able to observe what happened, he stayed very close through 2nd gear and through a part of 3rd, but by the top of 3rd I have put a car on him and by the time we got through 4th gear I was ahead a little over a car by the time I hit 130mph. After the race we all went back to my house to talk about how the race looked from everyone else’s prospective and to exchange numbers. We all had a great time and I’m sure this will not be the last time I run against my new acquaintance since he in the process of building up a SR20DET powered 240sx.
In addition to the previously mentioned cars, there were two stage 3 WRX’s and a WRX w/ turbo back, I’ll save their races for another time.