08-01-2005, 10:56 AM
I just got 300 miles on the rear end and hadn't really done a full run with it when this STi shows up, all the way from Salem OR. to run me. Figuring that's a good 6 hour drive, I thought I'd oblidge him. Our spot with the marked 1/4 was a bit warm so we went to the alternative. A good race from the tractor sign to the first telephone pole on the left, a tad over a 1/4 I think. Anyway, we get there and one of the ridealongs drives down the road to check things out. He comes back and we pull out to stage. I throw the switch for the Locker as I pull forward to heat, dump @ 4K and put about 4 seconds of heat on the Mickey's. We stage up, I rev to 3500 and we go. Damn! Revved too high for the gears (first hard launch with 'em) and have to feather a bit while the Scooby pulls two to 2nd, hit 2nd and the dancing starts (too late to back out now). She hooks about 3/4's of the way through 2nd and I hit 3rd with the STi holding his 3 car lead. I'm winding out 3rd and not pulling this guy a bit. I hit 4th and she starts to pull like a friggin' train. At the top of 4th I blow by him at least 20 MPH faster, just before we passed the pole. Damn he was quick! I've never had any problems running a Scooby down by 4th before. We cruised back to the spot and talked about the run. I reckon this guy was running WAY more than the 15 PSI he claimed and I know he was well modded. I gotta get some stickier rubber now.