I took my blown mustang out yesterday, and got in a tangle with a blue Sti on Rt 175E in MD (near Columbia). Just wondering if it was anyone here. If so, don't feel bad -I have a wrx and an evo, and I'm a big fan of the the 4cyl/turbo/AWD platform. The stang you raced has 455 rwhp (the blower whine should have warned you), weighs 3200lb and ran 11.6 at 123 last time at the track.
About the race (for the rest of you). I was waiting alone at a redlight, when this blue Sti pulled up to me in the next lane. I wasn't sure he if he was going to go for it, until he started reving just before the green. Light turns green and we both react at about the same time. Because of traction, I pretty much have no choice but to launch off idle. So he initially jumped out about a car length ahead. I reeled him in and got even with him in the middle of 2nd gear (about 45-50 mph). In third gear, it got really ugly and I pulled at least 6-8 carlengths on him. I let off there, thinking that he gave up. Instead I get a fly-by (he must have taken it up to triple digit speeds after that). I just coasted, hoping to catch him at the next light, but he either made the green or turned off.
From the flyby, I felt like he was kind of a poor sport. Props to the Sti though. It really bolted off the line -even chirped the tires (something I can't do with my Evo).