I ran against my friends Mazda Mx3 6 cyl. 5spd
The story: I went into this race thinking I was going to lose for sure. I had nothing to lose, this was just an experiment. The only performance modification I had was a MarkD chip. My friend’s Mazda had an intake and I believe an exhaust. However the Mazda did have a sound system which contributed more weight. Anyhow we started the race from a rolling start at about 30-40 km\hr (both in first gear). Off the line his car jumped about 1\4 car length ahead of mine but, I think that was because he started slightly before me. I didn’t even powershift through 3rd and 4th. I would say that at about 90-100 Km\hr we were dead even. Then at 130 km\hr my car was about 1\2 (maybe 2\3) car lengths ahead of the Mazda. At this point we both slowed down
I was totally socked. I did not expect my 4 banger to even come close to the 6cly. My car had a really bad alignment which also should have given him the advantage
If we ran again, I think from a dead stop the results might be different – but who knows. Anyhow, the mx3 driver (who’s name I’m not going to say
) put up a good race, but this time the “bimmer” came out victorious!