It's kind of remarkable to me that this fellow went to the trouble of writing up a small article about his traffic light duel. I guess some people take these things more seriously than others. While I don't pretend to know this person, I can only imagine the sort of guy that sticks bold red "supercharged" stickers on the side of his car... I have trouble believing his claim that they're on there to ward off challengers. My guess is, he's a bit of a poser- in his own words he didn't want to "embarrass" his bold red letters, he considered the impending race as a chance to hurt the other guy's ego, then after racing the stocker that he knew he'd easily outpace, he goes on a forum to pat himself on the back.
It's moronic racing antics like this on public roads that get people hurt or worse. I don't care if he thought it was clear ahead- everyone who does this stuff thinks they are safe right up until they wipe out a family at mach 1. I also love how, even whilst accelerating to 125+, he still had the time to observe the other guy's changing facial expressions. Whilst I think that's totally absurd, it made for a decent story. I'm glad he enjoyed his cappuccino.
I agree, for the most part, over the years I have had a couple of turbo cars, one supercharged car, I actually removed the emblem on the turbo cars.
Also, over the years, I have had my share of street duels, even with my wife(who seemed to always have been driving the faster car). I had to get rid of my RX-7, that I had recently built to over 300 rwhp, because these kids out here just wouldn't leave me alone. This "Fast and Furious" crowd will just hound you until you beat them. Out here in Cali, if they catch you Street Racing, they can impound your car and can take it to the crusher! I'm too old for that...
Don't get me wrong,... I'm still a "Driver". My cars see full throttle most everyday, I have my favorite on/off ramps and curves and I still get over 100 mph from time to time, just not in town, anymore.