I had just changed my oil after 800 miles (I was giving the engine a little break in for the bottom end rebuild) and desided to start pushing it to see how it would hold up. I pushed it up and down the road for about 30 minutes thinking if it was going to blow it would have blown then. I was relieved that the car felt stronger than it ever has and had noticably better throttle responce thanks to clean injectors and a clean manifold with new gaskets. So I was ready to call it a night and head home when I hear this weird noise from behind me. I didn't even think abotu what it was at first. I looked in my left side mirror and saw a WRX comeing up behind. I thought, "Great! I have always wanted to see how fast these cars are!" He lined up behind me for a few seconds and then changed lanes and down sifted. I droped it into second at 45 mph when I heard his really weird sounding BOV. I looked right expecting to see him right there and slowing falling back but he wasn't there! I looked ahead thinking I just got smoked. Not there either! Then I looked in my rear view just in time to see him Lord only knows how many car lengths back as he shifted and his BOV made it's unusual sound again. I slowed down and got into third and waited for him again. We lined up at about 55 mph and he droped it. I stayed in 3rd this time and still ran away with it! Then I looked up and saw the light change red. ow one in site. He pulled up next to me as we were stoping. He pointed at the light and I knodded. The light took for ever to change. When it finally did I quickly remembered that you have to launch these things a certain way or you bog. Just like I did. The car idles at abotu 700 rpm. I watch as my rpms droped to just below 500 rpm! I was so mad at myself! I didn't even try to catch him. A Geo Metro would have one that race. He didn't seem to take off very hard at all. I hope that wasn't his best launch. I know he thought we were still raceign because once he got through the intersection his engine started winding up. In any case, I am very pleased to have beated one that badly at speed and then again in 3rd at 55mph with out droping it from a higher gear. Man, I thought these things weren't that fast (but still resonabley quick)when they came out but people kept going on about them. So I thought were faster. I guess my first impression was right.