I had a run in with a Lightning yesterday. This happened at a nearby road (near my work). At first, I didn’t pay him no mind because I thought he wasn’t starting anything with me. As I proceeded from stop light to stop light, I notice him revving at me and staying pace with me (going the speed limit – 45mph). So then I look over at him and he guns it without any warning what-so-ever. So I said to myself that I’ll just let him go because for one thing, I just didn’t feel like a race today and secondly COPS. So as I was approaching the next light (which was red – was that predictable or what), I look over and said…”back to square 1”. And he said…”I meant to catch the light, I wanted to see what you got” and then he smiles. I was thinking, WTF!!!! I told him let’s do it. I can see that he got all excited thinking he was going to place another WRX under his belt. As we were waiting for the green, he was revving the hell out of his engine. Finally, I can see the cross-lights turn yellow to red And then he jump the light So needless to say, he got out faster than me. I was playing catch-up and rung out 1st (I shifted @ 7100rpms – I have my Link set to 7300rpms) and I was at his side door. Then I shifted to 2nd and redlined there as well and I was a ½ a car length ahead already. Went into 3rd and I didn’t even get a chance to top out of 3rd because we came up on another red light. But by that time, I pulled about 2 – 3 cars on him. It was most exhilarating. At the light he didn’t even want to talk to me nor even look at my direction He just pretended that he was playing with his radio (CLASSIC!!!!). I wasn’t even going to talk smack at all. In fact, I was going to give him props. Oh well, I guess he had better things to do than exchange pleasantries with me.
Maybe next time, he will watch out for WRXs…
…but then again, maybe not