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Well, i was just driving down woodward going back home from Kroger when I see a fixed up Blue GTS w/action package a few cars in front of me. It had an exhaust, was lowered, bigger rims, and most likely had an intake. I haven't really raced anybody in my MR2 besides a caddy, so i thought this would be fun. I decided to creep up next to it and as I did, he downshifted and took off... The funny thing was, the upcoming light just turned red! So, i line up next to him revving up my engine... he did the same! I was just thinking to myself... Don't BOG!!! I keep the rpm's at around 4700. The light turns green, and we're off. I could hear his front tires squeel as he drops the clutch. I on the other hand slip the clutch a lil and release and my car jumps about 1 car length ahead. I shift to 2nd at around 6k and as i look in my sideview mirror I can see the GTS (most likely still in 1st) pull up a bit as he hits lift. Just about a second later, my turbo comes to full spool and now I'm about 2-3 car lengths ahead of him. Then he hits lift again and his car closes the gap a lil. I shift to 3rd at around 6500 and now it seems like i'm really pulling on him. At the end of 3rd i was a good 3-4 car lengths ahead of him. That's when i started to slow down. He caught up, looked over and gave me a thumbs up. This was probably the best race i've had in a long time! It's kinda interesting... cuz i didn't realize how hard the gts pulls at the top of the rpm band until i actually raced one. The power in my MR2 tapers off after 6k (redline at 7k).