Well after bragging about how I hadn't killed the car because of the clutch I broke that streak this morning.
I took a back road into the work (hey I gotta give the car a good work-out before I give it up to the kid!) this road ends on a really steep hill at a stop sign. Car pulls right up behind me and yep I killed it! Well I had my first moment of "OK maybe this isn't so much fun! But all ends well, but I'm not sure if the smell I ended up with as I rocketed up that incline was clutch or tires but I will advise my son not to put himself in a similar situation anytime soon!