Let me preface this story with the fact that this was my first race in the WRX, I'm totaly stock.
I was returning from the grocery store last evening when a black Mustang Cobra (97ish?) coming in the opposite direction pulls a U turn right in from of me. I am forced to slow down and know I'm right behind him. So I figure I'll keep up with him to show him what is up.
So I'm tailing him pretty good for about a quarter of a mile. I pass my apartment enterance and we line-up at the next red light.
At the light, he looks over and says
Cobra: "Is that thing fast"
Me: "0-60 in 5.5 seconds"
Cobra: "Wow, I bet it handles pretty good too"
Me: "yeah, pretty good, probably not as good as your car"
Cobra: "what is that, the wr7?"
Me: "Nah, WRX"
Cobra: "Is that for off road?"
Me: "Yeah, you can Rally race it"
Cobra:' Nice looking car"
Me: "Thanks, want to run?"
Cobra: "Yeah, I'll run, but I'm having 2nd gear syncro problems"
Me: "That's okay, I still don't know how to launch it"
I start to rev and so does he. The light turns green and I get a jump, but I bogg
He is right next to me, until the top of first were I start to pull, I sifted WAAAYYY to early (5.5k) and got in second far to low on the powerband. he is even with me now and starting to pull. I was looking at the boost gauge and I was only getting 11psi
He gets about a car in front of me by the top of second and we shut down.
I was disapointed with my driving. I knew I'd loose, but I expected to hold him off for a little while.
Two things: I wish I could launch with out bogging, and shifted later so I would have gotten more boost.
That's my story, flame on