So the other day a friend of mine comes over with his new 300 ZX and asks if i wanna race. First let me say that this was not a TT (i wouldnt of thought about racing if it was) Anyways we head off to my towns little illegal drag strip. When we get there some friends are already draggin and when we show up everyone was like oh man the crap is about to hit the fan cause everyone knew that we were both real fast. So as we line up and are getting ready to take off i hear him revin up his car ( i have no idea that im supposed to rev mine up so that i can start out at a higher rpm, like i said it was my first time racing) So the hat drops and we are off. Automatically his is at least a car length ahead of me since i started off at like 1500 rpm (stupid me) but as we start flyin down the strip i started to catch up with him. By the time we finished the 1/4 mile i was less than half a car length behind him. I was surprised as hell cause i thought that my bone stock MX would get eatin alive against his V6. When we were finished and lettin our cars cool down i started askin him why the race was so close. I really thought he would rip me a new one. Come to find out that he thinks his exhaust is the pimp sheeit but i really think that it was his demise. He has hedders with 2.5 inch exhaust with no cat and straight through mufflers. So im thinkin that he has no back pressure at all. what do you guys think? Anyways i just wanted to let everyone know that i could of beaten this 300 ZX if i knew what the hell i was doin. Anyone got any real good tips on how to start out and shift my car to its fullest potential? now im rambling so im gonna shut up!