half of those guys own base model(90-95hp) Storms with rediculous body mods like wings, wheels, etc.
Storm GSI on the other hand (my second car) is faster than half of the cars on the road. They usually ran high 15s and low 16s. 1.8l DOHC 140hp, red line at 7200 and no variable timing crap.
but they only weigh 2500-2600lb.
There is also a guy in the states who ran 10.5 in 1/4 mile in his Storm with the stock engine from Impulse RS. 400HP at 30PSI with completely stock internals. So much for a GEO being slow.