Try to make this short but I FINALLY got to have some fun with an evo. I am moving back from CT to nova and my buddy (aka 03cobra) and I were out Wed night and I had to go pick up a package. For those from nova we are cruising on Rt 7W and getting ready to get on Rt28S when I notice this blue evo coming up on my rear. I NEVER see Evo's in CT so I was excited to finally have one near me. There are two guys and they are smiling and laughing and speeding up to my tail then easing off....they were letting me know that they were game for a nice run :-).......there is a car in front of us as we go around the entrance ramp but I know that once we get on there is a 3 lane straightway........I tell Mike that "these guys want to run"....as we approach the straightway the car in front moves to the right giving us a free lane ahead....I go from 5th to 3th and stomp it around 50-55 and immediately start pulling on him.....redline and slam it into 4th now about 2.5-3 cars ahead (Mike can read this and chime in if I am wrong with the lengths but he was a good distance back), go to fifth and he is holding his ground back there....its hard to tell how far back but I don't see him gaining or me losing.......finally slow down well over 120-130 with 5th pretty much tapped out........adrenaline was pumping.........we come to the light and start chatting with them he had full exhaust and bov (my car is stock)...my buddy Mike went nuts because as they were talking to me the light turned and the guy took off while I was sitting there not even trying to run.........its ok, I'll get em next time...I was trying to talk and they just took off while I was sitting there not expecting it.
A few minutes later I let Mike drive and we are heading back from the fedex and these guys in some turbo'ed civic let us hear their bov. We merge onto Cascades parkway the whole while Mike is saying that they make take us with their sleeper....I'm like "who cares, let them take us lets see what they can do"....Mike comes up beside them in I believe 3rd and you immediately hear them downshift to HIGH rpms (thought he was gonna blow that engine, he actually barks the tires with the downshift so they definitely had some power), Mike just punches it and for about .1 of a second they put up a fight but his gear was maxed out and as he shifted we blew by him like he was sitting still with plenty of gear left in 3rd......race was over......of course they turned off instead of pulling up to the approaching light at Palisades Pkwy to run us fully.
All in all alot of fun. I hope to meet up with those Evo guys again just to do some runs in a more controlled setting. BTW, I don't condone running my car on the street at 120+, its not smart but there were no other cars in the area and it was a nice 3 lane straightway. Not something I do normally but again, it was my first time running an evo and my right foot was ahead of my common sense.