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Ok. So i am coming into the shop this morning MMOB, when I pull behind a STI and beside him is a brand new SRT-4 neon. They are definetely going to run when the light hits green.

So the light hits and I follow the STI as best I can. He pulls on me because I had to delay to prevent from shoving my twin grills into his exhaust. The neon skids badly and I end up practically next to him. We pull to 3rd gear and then shut down to catch the next light. The lanes open up and I line up on the far right side for the next light. The Neon is careening his neck to see what is on the other side of the STI. So we wait the cycle and the traffic opens up(you ever have one of those situations where everything goes your way).

Run# 1 - We all catch perfectly. I have bever grabbed so hard in a GTO. Absolutely nailed 1st gear. This made me able to pull a nose on the STI. I run 1st gear hard and slam into second at full throttle. I do break loose a little at this point, but nothing serious. I am constantly pulling on the STI and the neon is pacing me, but is a car length behind me. By 3rd gear the STI and neon are dead even and I have a full car on both of them. I shift into 4th and I start to walk on both of them by then. I shut down at around 130. We all cruise for a while, all giving thumbs up and ding ding ding we catch another light.

Run #2 - The STI launches like a damn frog and gets 1/2 a car on me. I grab hard, but not that good. The SRT still skids(you can tell he is not used to the car yet) and he falls behind 1/2 a car. Second gear I absolutely own the STI and pull even with him. The SRT does the same(suprisingly quick little car) and we are all dead even at the end of 2nd gear. I throw 3rd and I hit the sweet spot. I pull 1/2 a car by the end of 3rd. The other two are dead even through 120. We shut down again and I end up with my bumper on their noses.

We all pull over and check out each others cars. All three of us are car salesmen and all work for the respective companies. Very cool guys that , now, absolutely love the GTO. I invited them both onto the forum, so we might be hearing from them today.


I tell you I am a OEM kinda guy, I generally do not lie to mod cars, but after the race today I have to admit I am seriously considering doing a setup like Big Mike was thinking for his future car.

Definetely made my day
 
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Oh I can build me some fast rides!! But with you being an M6, you cant do a converter.
 

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well yeah I know. Short Shifter instead :D


I had more fun this morning with those two runs then all of my racing experiences all combined. I ran my very best and so did they for the most part. Even if I lost those races I would have been juiced up from them. But I won so it is even better. I would have given any amount of money to film them. DAMNIT!!!!!
 
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this goes back to what I said yesterday. Even if you lose, if your a GOOD loser, you gain some friends.
 

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Doc GTO said:
Good kills! You can have all the power you want!!!

Yeah I know. I am generally against it. But I am sitting in front of a new Brazen Orange Goat and thinkin......22500 for trade, 31000 OTD......+ another 3 or 4k for mods. 12k makes one badass lil Orange GTO.


<sigh>


I hate decisions like this.
 
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HEY! If you trade yours in for 22,500 I will buy it from ya for the same price! Work THAT deal up!

yeah, its a manual, so what, its 22k !!!
 

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If you did not have that damn cavalier then I could get that for you no problem.

Wrong color and transmission
 

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Congrats Bro!!! :cheers :willy:
yea last week I killed my borther on a cross street from where we live A nice piece of straight away he has an 04 STi stock at launch he had me about a good car length but exiting 2nd I had him and never caught up after that.
Next my causin and his 97 Supra single Turbo with 800hp.
 

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TORNATIC!! said:
Man I wish there was a camera in one of the cars. Great story!!


believe me I wish I did also. Hell I wish I was on a track the first run. I have never launched so hard in my GTO experience. I am going running with them this weekend. One of them has a camera. SO YEAH MAN WE WILL HAVE SOME VIDEO!!!!!
 

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707GTOLS2 said:
Congrats Bro!!! :cheers :willy:
yea last week I killed my borther on a cross street from where we live A nice piece of straight away he has an 04 STi stock at launch he had me about a good car length but exiting 2nd I had him and never caught up after that.
Next my causin and his 97 Supra single Turbo with 800hp.

Supras are monsters. I had a twin turbo back in the day and was one of the fastest cars I personally have ever dirven. Also the fastest I have ever been in a car, being 183.
 

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Supras are monsters. I had a twin turbo back in the day and was one of the fastest cars I personally have ever dirven. Also the fastest I have ever been in a car, being 183.
Yea when he first got it he was on leave so he stayed at my house for a good 2 weeks so I got to ride in it almost everyday whenever he would go to a performance shop, everytime he shifted it had my neck snap, and its not to friendly to the taller folks though I had the seat all the way back on the rail and leaned all the way back, and my knees were still cramped by his damn glovebox.

Now he since hes been stationed in Arizona he met up with Ryan Woon who has one of the fastest Supras in the nation and got him to install a GIANT Single turbo pushin around 800hp
 
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