And that's why I took out my driver side floormat 3 years ago - just gets in the way. I even went so far as to cut the carpet and foam by the gas pedal; they were blocking full pedal travel. BIG difference when you can get your foot ALL the way down. I found this in my 96' Formula too; worth making sure that pedal goes blam when you want it to.
A question is never stupid if you don't know the answer. Many people are too embarassed to ask.
Just because you have the pedal to the floor, you may not have WOT. Have someone hold the pedal down, and make sure the Throttle Body(TB) is all the way to the wide open stop. You wouldn't believe how many times a floor mat or improperly adjusted linkage has cost someone power (or lost a race!).