So I was cruising aimlessly around Brooklyn last night at about 2:30am and I found myself on a deserted avenue in Boro Park (maybe 15th ave in the 30's or 40's). I thought nothing of it, because I was just wasting time and I enjoy getting lost (who needs GPS...I've got a compass mirror!).
At the same moment that I noticed that I was on a very long deserted one-way straightaway, what pulls up next to me as I approach a red light? None other than a blue stock looking WRX sedan. No other cars on the road. We kinda looked at each other like "what the hell?" and the light turned green.
I took off roaring because I'm just like that, and I assumed that this guy would be too. Unfortunately he wasn't so I slowed down after two blocks and let him catch up. As I was rolling at about 10mph, he pulls up next to me and we both just took off, full throttle.
My car is stock, and his must have been too, because we were seriously hauling, but pretty much stayed next to each other the whole time. I think that we hit at least 80mph, but it's tough to tell because when you're street racing, it's tough to pay attention to those things.
So two blocks ahead of us the light turns red, and as soon as I noticed it, I hit this freaky pothole that caused me to catch some air on a level surface. That didn't help me slow down at all, but my special secret weapon (ABS) did the trick quite nicely.
At the red light, we roll down our windows and he was looking just as shaken up as me (If he's reading this, I'm not calling him an amateur!). His girl says, "Whew, did you guys get that out of your system?". I tried to blame it on the girl that I was with--"She told me to do it!"--as she was still clutching the oh sh*t handle.
This race taught me a number of things.
1. A race can still be fun, even if both people don't care who wins. I may be wrong, but I doubt that either of us really felt that competitive since we both drove WRX's.
2. Street racing is exhilerating, but dangerous so don't do it.
3. The races in the Fast and the Furious (which I just saw two days ago) are complete BS. I'll be damned if I have the concentration to reach over and open my passenger's seat to turn on the nitrous in the middle of a race.
Anyway, if the BK dude reads this...good show last night man.