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witnessed a good race last night
I'm on my way to work, late at night, work the dead man's shift with almost NOBODY on the interstate (which is how I ran 163 a couple times and NOT putting any other driver's life in danger...) anyways, I'm short on cash this week and was putzing along at 70 with the cruise control on to try and squeek an extra day or two outta my gas tank...
In my review I see 2 sets of headlights coming on me.....FAST. I'm thinking, ok, I'm out here in the middle of the bay on the bridge with nowhere to go, can't get out of the way, this could get ugly... At the last 2nd, the car behind me in my lane, zips over behind the other guy in the left lane and FLY by me.
The leader was a new body style (retro) mustang gt, the follower was a beautiful black SSR, assuming the LS1 or LS2 version, doubt very much it had the vortech in it. Anyways, they were following each other "playing" for so long at first I thought they were together/knew each other. I speed up to investigate a bit. The stang had FL plates and the SSR had AL plates, so I assumed they didn't know each other. It seemed the stang was playing with the SSR, would get about 10 cars on him and slow up, then get side by side almost, and he'd take off again. He wasn't blowing the SSR's doors off by any means, but a steady gradual pull away.
There was just enough distance between the 2 that I was able to pull up beside the SSR. When I did that the stang must've downshifted cuz there were no brake lights and I was right on his ass, but he paced the the SSR so I couldn't get in front of the SSR and up beside the stang in the opposite lane. We got into traffic and slowed up and went through the tunnel coming out on the other side where 2 lanes changed to 5.
I DID get up beside the stang, almsot scared, figuring he was modded for bear playing with the SSR like that. He didn't make a move. Wouldn't even look at me. We rolled on for about 3 miles, I pulled away from him running about 10 over the speed limit to see if he'd speed up and play with me. It never happend. I had to get off at the next exit and go to work, mad as hell I didn't try to get up to their speed when I saw them in my rear view to run along side the stang instead of letting him blow by me and missing out on what could have been a fun opportunity.
I will say this though, I know those SSRs are like 347,000 pounds with no driver and an empty gas tank and people give them a hard time for slower accelerating speeds and all, but on their upper end, rolling down the interstate, they can haul ass.
Last edited by dustyminpin; 10-01-2007 at 04:02 PM.