That's why there's different classes and at the time when sport compacts were taking off pre Fast&the Furious era it was a big deal to whoop a V8 with a lowly 4 banger plus on the street it made me a bit of money back in the day especially when my car was AWD since it ran the same on the street as it did on the track no need to change tires or take out my seats and such.
The only reason I throw a 1/4 mile time out there is you can compare it to others across the country as opposed to individual tracks where you can only judge other cars on the same track.
'12 Focus Red Candy SE Sport 5 spd
'99 Toyota 4Runner Sport
'11 Subaru WRX STI Hatch