I ran into a very nicely modified WRX and SRT-4 last night. I am almost positive that they were cruising together when they came up on me. I was pretty excited because it was about to be my first real race in the STi since I got it in December.
Basically, the fact that an SRT-4 was playing around with me made me feel pretty certain I was in for a loss, but I didn't care about that, I was just excited for some action. We went down main street in Newark, then eventually made a U-turn and found a nice empty stretch ahead of us.
I don't remember who went first, as there was no honking involved, but I think I waited for him to gas it so I didnt screw it up. Well anyway, he put the gas down and took off like a bat out of hell... my boost picked up and I tagged along at his rear door, but he was inching on me the entire time.
The race was pretty quick, I dont know if we went any more then from 20mph - 80mph... but he had the lead the whole time, and if we went to 120, I am unsure what type of distance he would have on me. At the end of the race we talked briefly at a light. He asked if I was stock, I said yes, then I asked him what he had done and he said "A lot of work"... so that made me feel better. He seemed like a really nice guy and had a really nice looking and mean sounding blue srt-4.
Anyway, I feel like the STi did pretty well, especially since it hung in there better then I had expected it to. I hit the shifts really well, and it was a great race. Now I need to get this downpipe in that has been sitting in my kitchen, but who knows how long it will be before I get around to that!
OT: The wrx cruising with the SRT was a really nice metallic orange color with a "Faction Racing" decal on the back window, STi style wing and bugeye headlights (also had plenty of other decals). If you are on this board, beautiful car .