one day in auto shop at my H.S. i hollowed out my cat. it was pretty fun and i was anxious to drive it. as i left school this guy in a 91 prelude (who has been revving his engine at me for a while) pulled up behind me. everyone is telling me that he wants to race me and that his car will spank mine. i was thinkin maybe so because he had a high-flow filter, header, and cat-back. it was the 2.0 Si. so i decide to try out the hollow cat. we pull up to a light, im in the right lane, hes in the middle. as im strapping on my 5-point harness, this guy in a 99 ford F-150 pulls up in the left lane, rolls down his window, and says " i bet you $50 that he [the lude] kicks your ass." im thinkin "this is gonna be close". hes like well see [the lude]. i put my window up, the light turns green and we both launch. were even through first. as we shift into 2nd i was thinkin he was gonna pull on me but the 2nd gear of my 6 was better. i gain a nose length and hold it (and even pull a little)through third. about halfway through third, he cuts it off. i look over to tell him good race (thumbs up) and he doesnt even look at me. i drive for a few hundred more feet when i realize (over my pumping adrenaline) that that a$$hole in the F-150 owes me $50!!! it was too late. he turned off before i could turn around and i had places to go anyways. oh well i felt pretty good and the next day at school was a good one!