Hopefully you guys won't find this another of my boring "WRX vs." posts which nobody responds to. Fact is, I don't street race much - never challenge anyone and pick my spots carefully whether to respond when somebody challenges me. And dang, guess when they see an old guy driving, nobody wants to race - wheras chuglobal can't even back out of his garage without somebody revving on him. I think racing is generally something better left for the track - but if somebody throws down the gauntlet and insults the honor of Subaru - you just gotta step up sometimes and make a statement.
Anyhow, I'm driving home from work last night, not that far from the plant but far enough that the car is warmed up. I'm in the middle lane, Mitusbishi Eclipse next to me in the right lane. I didn't pay him much mind, light goes green and we roll away. All of the sudden, he punches it. LOL, the guy wants to race a WRX. Okay.
I speed up too, but he's pulled out a few car lengths on me. Still kind of a populated area, so I keep pace but don't go all out. I check out his car. It's not the new "corrugated garbage-can-sides" model, but the older "fat-ass" body style. Not totally ricey, but kind of a wierd lime-green color with some big Japanese character sticker on the back.
We're now getting close to the freeway and there's a very nice on-ramp where I know I can make my move and in safety if things work out right. On-ramp is a 90 degree right turn off of the street we're on, two lanes wide. Most people always pick the right lane for some reason. I'm coming up on him now, he stays on it and heads for the right lane, me to the left. On the inside arc, his turn is therefore sharper, he has to brake earlier and harder. I pull alongside, braking deeper. We're into the turn, I get hard on the gas as we apex and I'm GONE. Just that quick. WOT up the incline and I've pulled 5-6 carlengths by the time it's time to shift to third. He gives up and his lights fade rapidly in my mirrors.
Yeah, big deal, it was only an Eclipse. I know. I feel so ashamed of myself.