Accomplished though he was, I bet Mario Andretti never navigated US75 Central Expressway at full speed. I don't even know why they built Texas Motor Speedway since 75 accomplishes the very same thing. I pulled off the entrance ramp, having to adjust my speed to slip between two cars just after rush hour, accelerating to match. The car to my left was matching my speed, and since the car behind me had fallen back, I hit the brakes hard but quick, indicated once, and jerked the wheel to the left while flooring it to immediately draft behind the person previously to my left. A quick mirror check and I flew past him on the left with a single hit of the blinker, accelerating to prevent the person coming up behind me in the new lane from braking. One more hit of the blinker and I was back in the left right lane keeping the rev's up best I could as I coasted betwix two vehicles, one which was indicating to swing in behind me. With that nearly accomplished, I rechecked the mirror and hit the indicator, moving over one, accelerating, moving over again, this time into the far left lane, and took my place among the 80+ group! Had I 10" vented disc brakes, a 4-speed tranny and about 725 horsepower in that Cav, I could have accomplished this much easier. As it was, I'm pretty impressed I was able to pull off the delicate balance of manuvering, maintaining RPM, and braking in an '02 stock LS model. Now I'll tell you what could manuver, that gorgeous Sebring LXi. It sat so low, and with those 17" stock wheels, she could take the G's of the quick lane change...and she at least had a V6. Alas, she is no more:
Gave Daisy lots of lovin' last night but felt like I laid awake in bed six hours instead of sleeping.
Today is the day teh max0r gets OC'd! 1500MHz baby!