I was on my way to work and I ran into a guy driving a
Celica GTS running an open exhaust ( very loud) with performance stickers and his track number on the window. He was definately playing the part of a big time racer.
For whatever reason, I was day dreaming when the light turned green (thinking about work) and he nails it and takes off. Before I had time to react he was gone. I didn't want to get into a high speed run trying to catch him so I just drove normally but kind of fast hoping to catch him up the road. To my luck he gets stuck at the next light. So I pull up next to him and wait for the green.
When the light turns green, I slip out the clutch and do a mellow launch, but I still put about 1+ car on him. Through second gear, I pull another 1-2 cars. When I shift into 3 rd gear , he gives up about 3-4 cars behind me.
It felt good to get a rematch against this kid and show him whats up (otherwise I'm sure he would have been in some Celica forum bragging about how he smoked an STi).
At the next light he made a quick exit onto a side street so he wouldn't have to talk to me (or race again).