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    Enough With 1/4 Mile...

    Look, it's cool to smoke someone from a light or at the track for 1/4 mile. It's a good sensation of raw speed.

    But racing, really racing, involves that round thingy you're holding, that middle pedal, as well as quick reflexes and control. I'm talking about the twisties...this is where real Balls and Brains come into play.

    Most vehicles that can roast a 'Rex would have severe problems on a winding country road, in the rain, or in the snow. So yeah, there are plenty of cars capable of beating the little blue brute in a drag. Take those same vehicles through the woods and watch them gasp for breath.

    The same goes for 'Rex owners who do nothing but brag about Green Light Kills. There's so much more to the story than standing start quarter miles.

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    Speakng for myself: Around Chicago, there are few roads outside of forest preserves that feature windy or country roads. And the times that I do venture into Wisconsin or southern IL that have some nice country roads, there are even fewer other vehicles worthy of being competitive, let alone a driver that is willing to have some fun.

    So it's essentially a numbers game: Most of us are more likely to run into races at green lights or on expressways on straightaways, hence, more stories about such encounters. I have to go to the autocross to get competitive with other cars in the twisties.

    If you like to read hunting stories about lions and tigers, you have to read stories from people that are in Africa. If you read hunting stories by North Americans, it's gonna be about birds and deer. Same principle applies here. Sorry!


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    I love the twisties. I would never race on them though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hellafastWRX
    I love the twisties. I would never race on them though.
    ditto. at least not with competition in mind. my roomate has a wicked A4 and we occasionally drive to some bendy mountain roads for a helluva good time following each other. we don't race, but the drive is definitely "spirited" to say the least.
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    Why is this posted in WRX vs the world?
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    Originally posted by yermom
    heh, fairlady

    does not sound like a fast car, no wonder they changed the name for the US market

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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilDolemite
    So yeah, there are plenty of cars capable of beating the little blue brute in a drag. Take those same vehicles through the woods and watch them gasp for breath.
    I like both twisties and 1/4 mile tracks, and no, my ride won't be gasping for breath.

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