All you WRX STI guys suck.
I mean that in a good way, just ribbing ya'll a little bit.
My name is Garrett and I've raced my car at Noble a bunch of times this summer and theres a couple of guys in WRX STI's that are out of control. I have a 67 Mustang with a 347 stroker on N2O. Big slicks, built C6, built and spooled 9 inch. Basically a drag car, hell I can't even drive the thing on the street anymore. When I started this summer I had the car in the 11's. After many weeks of tweaking, tuning, practicing, etc. I finally ran a best of 9.98 in the quarter.
Heres where I get frustrated. I guess theres an STI club in the area and theres 3 guys with these cars. They must really know how to use this technology because the first time I was out there one of em ran a 10.5. Pretty darn good, I was impressed. The other guys ran in the 12's I think. Anyway fast forward a few weeks and I'm in the pits tweaking my nitrous set up and these guys are next to me standing around a silver car with a lap top on the roof. Out of curiosity I go over to see whats up. They're setting their car up for drag racing. With a lap top computer! Holy cow. There was a blue STI that I happened to line up on. I figured with my dedicated drag car I'd smoke him. It was close, that was the day I ran a 9.98 and he ran a 9.36!
This is the part that really gets me. I was loading up my car on the hauler to take it home and these guys are in the pits with their lap top detuning their cars for the drive home. The guy in the blue car ran a 9.36 and was able to drive to and from the track!
Anyway I just thought I'd drop in and check this out. I will grudgingly admit that I now have an immense amount of respect for you young tuner guys. I used to think it was all stickers and fart can exhausts but these car owners showed me it can be more than that. What was really cool is that they were down to earth guys and were willing to pop hoods and explain to me what they got. I also enjoyed watching them line up on Mitsubuishi Lancer Evolutions, another very, very, fast import. That was some of the closest racing I had seen all day.
Keep up the good work guys (if you're on this forum) and thanks for showing an old dog new tricks. If I ever decide to go import the WRX is on my short list. Those Evolution owners had a bad superiority complex and really looked down on my carbed car. Not cool. I hope all STI owners share such a sportsman like attitude as the 3 guys I met this summer.