The Real Winner of a Street Race...
The real winner of a street race, is the driver who can keep his foot off the gas pedal when the light turns green.
I'm telling this to myself as much as I'm telling others.
Street racing is stupid and deadly. Therefore, the real winner is the one who doesn't engage in it. Once you frame it in this way, you can feel good about actually not indulging your need for speed.
This post was triggered by an event a few weeks ago. I was driving the family around in our family car. After crossing an intersection, I noticed a driver in a Mustang GT peel out right behind us. He was on the throttle so hard, that he was fishtailing his way as he passed cars in front of him. He drove in this manner all the way to the next traffic light. He was being chased by another Mustang GT driver. Fools.
A slight jerk of the steering wheel from a scared driver and there would have been an accident. Thankfully, everyone else on the road stayed in their lanes. And the fishtailing Mustang GT successfully passed everyone without incident. Still, that was extremely stupid on the part of the Mustang GT driver.
If you want to race, take your car to a race track. Otherwise, don't endanger innocent people on the road with your antics.