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Old 10-09-2006, 11:23 AM   #1
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Thumbs up Airport fun...

We'd always heard about how this kids dad let his son and all of his buddy's drag on his privatly owned airport... so we finaly met up with some of our friends that knew this kid and showed up.

I show up in my 2003 SVT focus, and my friend is right behind me in his SRT-4. There are ALOT of cars there. Mustangs, civics, WRX's, Acura RL's... alot of different kinds of cars... I went there just in the chance to watch... me and a friend start talking and laughing about how our cars might be the slowest two here... since NO ONE knew what my focus was... (all thought it had a fartcannon on it...)

I race the Civic... Easy win.
As soon as i get back a guy comes up and asks if we could race... so we do. I end up beating his 1997 Acura RL by... well i dont know, it was alot though...

I'd never done alot of drag racing... i'm more into autocross... and the only person i've really dragged was my friend in his SRT-4... and most of the time he only catch's me at the end of 2nd... I never knew if i was good or not...

As soon as i come back from my run with the Acura, a kid comes up to me and wants to race me. wants to put down money and tells him he wont use his bottle, i tell him i'm just here for fun. So we drag anyway. He comes out with a CRX that looks strait from the F&F. Bodykit, Loud as hell.

My friend keeps telling me to watch out for this guy, he's a cheater, watch out. The guy signals us, hands drop... and i jump infront of him by 2 car's off the launch, into second... 3 lengths... into 3rd... 2 lengths and he never pass's me...

When i get back there's a crowd waiting for me... I get out and the guy in the CRX comes running over yelling at me... "where's your *bleep'n* Bottle!! i know its in there! where is it! I know these have one on them!" I keep telling him the only thing thats not stock on my car is the stickers. i open the hatch, and the hood... He gets his phone out try'n to look for any turbo or supercharger that could be hidden in there... nothing. Then he tells me this... "well i just let you get alittle bit infront of me to make it fun." yeah, bull poo poo. He aparently lost a large portion of money betting that he could beat me.
The whole rest of the night people were wanting to know what i had done to my car, what it was, where they could get one... I guess i did a good job of representing The SVT Focus in something it wasnt really made to do... Drag race.


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Old 10-09-2006, 11:52 AM   #2
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well... i know how to launch it better then they do... plus i guess i i did do alittle fibbing... unless toms tune is just that amazing.

Yeah, i fibbed alittle bit and told him everything on it was stock but the stickers... technicaly toms tune wasnt "on" the car, but was in the computer... He he.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:08 PM   #3
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you should of punched dude in the face!!!!!! i dont open my hood for nobody. even though all is visible is an intake. Cant wait for the invisiable procharger.
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:22 PM   #4
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i need to get plugged into things like that.. michigan roads suck bad... and pretty much everyone around here that has a sport compact has all show and stock go... my main thing is i need to get to know people who know about these cars and how to work on them and all that good stuff.. the only thing i have is this web site and a friend in PA... i just need the know how
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:30 PM   #5
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That was a fun read!
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Old 10-10-2006, 04:35 PM   #6
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Thats so cool man! I love these stories. I told one on here just a couple weeks ago similar to this one. We have a new kid thats works here at the dealership, hes pretty cool but really not up on his cars. Right before he started working here, he was behind me one night when i hit it off with a RSX-S. I killed the RSX and he saw the whole thing happen. Shortly after he started working here he made a remark that i was "jelous of the blue beast". He has a '99 civic Si with the usual bolt ons. I asked him, "what did you say?" and he said it again. lol. I asked him if he wanted some of the svt and he said oh yeah. He said that he would even give me a head start if (now heres the kicker) i didnt spray on him. I was like WTF? I told him i didnt have any power adders and he said, "you must be boosted then', and i came back with nope, i have NO power adders. You should have seen the look on his face, lol. He has never brought up racing me since, lol.
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Old 10-10-2006, 06:03 PM   #7
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^^^Oh yeah...
I had my hood up to cool the engine off after one of my runs this past weekend (AutoCross).
I see this head buried in the engine bay, looking everywhere...
It was none other than the driver of a massively modded Civic Hatch that I kicked the snot out of by a substantial margin.
His first words when I walked up to him were;
"Where's the blower? I just can't seem to see it. "
He about dropped off the face of the earth when I mentioned it was NA,
with only a tune and a drop in air filter.
Oh, how I love those types of comments. LOL!
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Oh come on Doug , I saw that invisi-charger .... It's under your right foot. lol
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:40 PM   #9
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^^^LOL!!
Ya shoulda seen the friggin wing he had on the back.
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Old 10-11-2006, 01:06 AM   #10
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^^^^^^^LOL! God i wish i woulda seen that! I told people there that this car ISNT MADE to drag, that its horrid at dragging... They asked me what it was good at then, being roomy? And then i told them how its a totaly god at autox and thats what i LIKE to do, hence i came here to watch, not run because i find dragging boring compared to AutoX. Eyes got bigger, people started asking me for my number so they could go with the next time there was an event i was going to so they could come with! Poor sheltered little kids this group was!!

The best part was the driver of the Totaly-stripped-out nothing but the seats CRX told me that he'd kick my ass at that and he'd actually use his NOS and show me whats up... I laughed at him and told him he needs to learn how to drive his car, and understand alittle something more about NOS when mixed with corners and braking. Plus i told him about how the officials really dont like the use of NOS at AutoX and he responded like i thought he would "BS!! I'll show them that NOS can outrun and outgun any of them in a race!" --- CRX driver, Near retarded... hence "outrun and outgun". No Offence to anyone with NOS, but personaly i think its more of an excuse to be fast. Dont mean to bash. :o\

Also, why this group was so dumbfounded by my Focus was because of what it actually was. A fast focus that was completely stock. They had never seen an SVT, let alone one in action. Sure its just a 15 second car, but non svt's that are stock dont run 15's.

All in all it was crazy fun. I showed some people what a Focus could do... and without really meaning to, recruited at least 6-10 people to come autoX'n with me! So beware of the street pimped rides at an AutoX event near you!!
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-Automobile Magazine's 2002 Best Coupe of The Year. The Ford SVT Focus.

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