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Old 03-27-2013, 10:11 AM   #1
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A little fun topic here to get everyone's minds off all the doom and gloom plaguing this forum.. What cars have you gone head to head with in a 1/4 drag or w/e. win or lose lets hear about it. (I know the focus isn't a sports car by any means but doesn't mean you can't have a little fun once in a while) my '12 is still stock (sadly) and have won against a 2008 Mitsubishi eclipse gs that sports a 2.4L I4 with 162HP, I have also won against a 2006 Hyundai Sonata V6 that sports a 3.3L with 235hp. The one car I lost too was a Chevrolet Cobalt SS.


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A little fun topic here to get everyone's minds off all the doom and gloom plaguing this forum.. What cars have you gone head to head with in a 1/4 drag or w/e. win or lose lets hear about it. (I know the focus isn't a sports car by any means but doesn't mean you can't have a little fun once in a while) my '12 is still stock (sadly) and have won against a 2008 Mitsubishi eclipse gs that sports a 2.4L I4 with 162HP, I have also won against a 2006 Hyundai Sonata V6 that sports a 3.3L with 235hp. The one car I lost too was a Chevrolet Cobalt SS.
It's against the forum rules to talk about street racing.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:18 AM   #3
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I had some guy trying to give me a run in a MK1 Focus then he got butthurt when I kept pulling away from him. Outside of that I doubt my Focus will see a dragstrip but my STI sees plenty and I beat alot of interesting cars with that.
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It voids your warranty to race the car. even 1/4 mile trips
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Why would you want to race a car that goes 0-60 in 9 secs? Seems pointless to me! If I wanted to race someone (which I don't), I'd used my Supercharged Benz SLK230. A bit faster then my Focus....

Anyway street racing is dumb and gets people killed....keep it on the track.
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Why would you want to race a car that goes 0-60 in 9 secs? Seems pointless to me! If I wanted to race someone (which I don't), I'd used my Supercharged Benz SLK230. A bit faster then my Focus....
>>>>>>>>>>>Have you ever heard of bracket racing? Whatever you bring you can race.<<<<<<<<<<<<<
Anyway street racing is dumb and gets people killed....keep it on the track.
Bracket racing= fun, fun, fun!!!
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It voids your warranty to race the car. even 1/4 mile trips
How would they be able to tell the difference between a 1/4 mile drag strip run vs accelerating full bore from a standing stop at a redlight onto a freeway entrance ramp which happened to also be exactly 1/4 of a mile long?

I posit that unless it actually was a factor in whatever component failed they would never know the difference in the first place.
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You shouldn't race on the streets. And you certainly shouldn't talk about it. If you race on a track, make sure you tell your insurance company first.
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Old 03-27-2013, 11:19 AM   #9
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Did I say strictly street racing???? NO I said 1/4 drag which can very well mean strip. All u people with ur panties in a bunch calm down.
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Yea i was wondering where the mention of street racing was lol

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