PSM and I were cruising in the G8 tonight on our way to meet some friends for food and I was just telling him that we needed to find a race when we came to a light behind a car and a blue STI (with spoiler delete) pulls past us on the left. As it went by the two guys inside were checking out my car. We decide to put off food for a few minutes and see if they were game.
We got through traffic so no one was in front and we played tag a few times. A couple times it looked like I was pulling him a bit and sometimes it looked like we were pretty even. Either way it was making for a good matchup.
We toyed around for a few miles and finally got to a light that was just turning red with no one in front of us. Two people in each car and PSM looking to try out the camera on his new i-phone
Afterwards I got him to roll down his window and told him it was a good race and he said, "Yeah, remember you beat me in my GT a while back!" Once he said that I instantly remembered the race a couple years ago where we lined up on the highway and I pulled a bit on his bolt-on 2003 Mustang GT with 4 people in my car, lol. He had been really cool about that race and had said he had heard that G8's were fast and wanted to find out.
He just got this car and it's a bit different from launching/driving the Mustang, so I think he could probably beat me with a little practice. We pulled over for minute and talked and he said that his car is a 2006 STI with "exhaust and a Cobb stage 2 tune".
He also said that he's going to end up selling the STI and that he wants to get back into a Mustang, preferably a Cobra.
Very fun, friendly race, and just the fix I needed after a long winter
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Last edited by ScreaminRedZ; 03-03-2011 at 08:06 AM..
Nice kill! I enjoyed watching that vid, I have a lot of respect for STi's, well built they can be pretty quick. Definitely looks like you were edging on him up top, but I also agree he was lagging to much in-between his shifts and if they were improved he may have pulled a bit. It looked like a really good match though, makes me want to get a good race in!
I raced a similar 06 STi when I had my 2000 SS. It was from a roll but everything else was close your race. We each had a passenger, he had a DP, cat-back, and Cobb tune. I had a Lid abs Cat-back. We were even until the top of second and then I started pulling slowly. Really great cars, and they sound sweet too!
Good kill once again.
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Thanks guys! It was pretty much the perfect scenerio, cruising around and randomly running into a car that was a great race for my car. Also, I've been itching to get a good stoplight race since I haven't had one of those in a long time.
Before I ever raced one, I thought I would get pulled by a stock STI from any race, dig or roll, but then I raced my friend's (stock except for exhaust) and was pleasantly suprised:
I do agree that the one I raced last night probably could be faster than my car from a dig is he practices a bit. Maybe we'll get the chance to find out!
Here's the race from a while back against the same guy when he had his bolt-on 2003 GT. Don't mind my girlfriend's friend, who apparently thought she was going to die via the extreme G-forces from my 13 second car accelerating. (Crappy camera phone)