Just read this thread from the beginning.
It's not the content of the thread that sent shivers up my fat spine. The title brings back memories of a previous member (long since perma-banned) who swore he had a "factory freak"...
No one ever was really sure if he actually had a G8 or not.
As to racing in a Honda, two things - and please do not take them personally.
1. I've blown up more honda motors racing in one year than I have blown in 30 years of racing GM motors...and every one thinks they are "reliable" - Perhaps just not at the track.
2. You will grow out of it. Trust me. There will come a day when it's too expensive to run 11s in a honda, and the G8 ( and any other v8) will go 11s with simple mods - some bolt ons and nitrous, and still be a great daily driver.
Cannot comment on your kill, though. In a roll race you can never tell if the winner is the guy with the faster car, or the one who stayed in it longer. The 1/4 mile never lies.
Nice video though.
No growing out of it, when I own a business and Tune/build performance Honda's lol.. The Sig isn't fake, its my real business, its not there for looks, i get flown around the nation to tune cars, and i have a national reputation as a cam profiler and tuner for the import industry. With that said, Jumping over to the domestics is a new experince for me, while tuning is pretty much the same thing, it allows me to grow my business.
I got into the industry because i'm good at it, very good.. I've been tuning for over 10 years, and have been profilling cams for quite sometime as well as building motors.. Its not enough to quit my day job as a Audi Tech, but its enough to help with living and when i have a bad day as a flat rate tech, tuning 2-3 cars pays the car note/insurance fairly quick.
Obviously the 3rd gear, which i reeled him in , and walked pass him was just that. In most races, i've actually never street raced above 120ish..in all honestly this is because in my Hatch, i'm geared for 1/4, meaning anything above 120-130, i'd be in 5th gear, which is dumb. So i normally shut my races down around there.. That was around 90ish i wanna say if i remember correctly when i let out, and so did he.. he was at my back bumper when i let off. There was no "staying it longer".
Its getting to the point where its annoying now. The video shows i walked over that mustang, i dont care what it is now, because its obvious everyone gets their panties in a wade. This is almost as bad as honda-tech or other import forums, Guy told me information, i posted what he told me, was it true? Who knows, nor cares, it was a good race ,obvious a V8 with bolt ons, and any case, a respect win. LTS/Xpipe and stuff is on its way, should be here next week and i'll have some pics of install and stuff in the exhaust forum.