Hanging out at a gas station with some friends and a black C5 Z06 drives past, so I jump in the G8 and try to chase it down. About a mile down the road I catch up to him at a light and ask the passenger if they are interested in a run. He turns to ask the driver and then says sure, so I tell them to follow me up onto the highway. I had been out looking for some fun, so the bottle was open and ready to rock.
They followed me out and we lined up going about 40 mph. I dropped to second gear and heard them downshift. I gave it a couple seconds just to make sure they were ready and then honked it off. Looked like a clean hit to me, and we hung even for a second and then I started walking out. I think I got out about 1-1/2 cars when we let out for a car up ahead.
We went around the car and cruised up ahead. Once there was some space behind us and no one in front, the Z pulled next to me again so we slowed to about 45 and both downshifted. I again gave it a couple seconds and then honked it off and we hit it. Seemed like a clean starts and we hung together for a second and then I started walking out. Again I believe I put about 1-1/2 cars on him before we let out.
I motioned for them to follow me and headed off the highway to a nearby gas station. They were both real nice guys and we gave each other props on good races. They told me the car rolled out and asked about my mods and to see the setup, which I was happy to oblige. I asked about his mods and he told me it had a cold air intake, canned tune, and drag radials. It was nice to see someone rolling around on sticky tires for once. He said he wants to get headers and a dyno tune and then we can line up again.
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixerDcY7eeQ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jJw7nzpr2Ls
Here's the car:
While we were talking, a guy in silver Tiburon pulled in. They knew him and told him about the races and he started asking about the car. He asked if I ever race without spraying and I told him absolutely, I try to make it a good race if I can. He asked if I would run his Tiburon and I asked him what was done. He must have been able to tell by the look on my face that I wasnít interested in a stock Tiburon, because he immediately told me that it had a supercharger. Now my interest was piqued and I asked him to pop the hood. Sure enough there was an Eaton blower sitting under there. Iím not sure what else was done, but I think he said he was running 8 psi.
I asked what speed he wanted and he said he spins down low, and asked for 60 mph. I told him that was the worst possible spot for me and asked if he could do 40. He said heíd spin, so I said what about 50. He said heíd do 50 if I gave him a 60 roll. I figured what the hell, itís all in good fun, so we headed out. This time there was a passenger in both cars.
Took a minute to find a spot with no traffic, but then we lined up at 50 mph. We both downshifted (me to 2nd gear) and I honked it off. I started walking out and put 2+ cars on him. This is a guess as I wasnít paying too close attention, but I was walking decently.
We lined up once more, this time going 60 mph. This is about the bottom of 3rd for me. I honked it off and hit it (doesnít feel like I hit it at that rpm, lol), and he jumped out probably 1-1/2 or 2 cars on me. I stopped his pull and then slowly walked back. I stayed in it until I nosed out on him and then let out.
Videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJDkt403_XY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7WQef...2&feature=plcp
Here's the Tiburon:
We headed back to the gas station and complimented each otherís car, then chatted a bit before heading out. The passenger said he caught all four races in his phone, so if he posts them, I'll post them up here, but I don't have the vids as of yet.
Overall it was a blast, and itís always nice getting friendly races with people you havenít met before.