It was an '05 Evo, no special edition or anything, just regular ol' plain Jane Evo. I had met the guy before and we talked about the cars a little. He actually test drove a Goat before he got the Evo, but couldn't get the dealer to deal with him. Apparently the dealer told him that the Employee discount deal didn't apply to GTO's, and he wouldn't come off the $33,000. ANYWAY, he came out to our meet tonight. Afterwards I was turning right, back to my place and he was going straight. I get on it around the corner, and the next thing I know, there is Evo all up in my rear veiw and he gets up next to me and says, "We gotta make a run or two!" And I couldn't disagree, so out to "the spot" we go.
We make a couple 45 rolls on the way out to "the spot" and I put a solid 2.5 cars on him to 100 both times. He thought it was more like 3, but I always underestimate the gap. Then we get out to "the spot" to make a couple runs from a dig.
Run 1: I spin CRAZY through 1st and a little of 2nd, but he bogged so he only had 1 car on me. I pulled past him in 2nd and then on to about 2 cars by 110ish.
Run 2: He has an AWESOME launch, and I spin again, but feather the gas and hook up and start to pull. THEN I miss second
Run 3: I launch REALLY easy with a fair amount of clutch to keep from spinning and he bogs. I hear him yell an explative over both of our cars, but he still gets a car on me, but I reel him back in like the 1st run, but take it to 125, and 3 cars.
So 5 runs, GTO 4 Evo 1. But he is an awesome guy, and he asked me if I'd take him for a ride at the meet on Tuesday, and I couldn't say no, as long as I get a ride in the Evo. Hopefully he'll get some mods on it soon and we can run again. Those things BLAST off the line when its driven right. I mean I expected that, but damn, I've never seen it on the street!
I wish I would have hit second on that 2nd run, it would have been interesting.