Kind of reminds me of my race against an F355 (in my mod'd SHO), I knew I had no chance, I just wanted to hear and see this thing take off. To my surprise I stayed close enough to read his plates until the light changed in front of us.
The best place to get experience against the big boys are "track days" at places like Road Atlanta or Elk Hart Lake. At IRP I was able to get laps with recently retired Nascars, NSX, Vipers, Porsche Turbos, an absolute blast. The best part was smoking the guys in their mid-late 80s Porsches with the old Ford. "Take that you snotty wanna-be"