I'm up for a good race, but I've made some strong guide lines.
1. You have to be worthy. I'll mess with a F430, 997, or a Gallardo. Imports and younger drivers I avoid. Before I race someone I watch on how they are driving their car and the body language of the driver. Younger drivers of these imports are twitchy and inexperienced. They often have no regard for traffic and will weave in and out of traffic at high speeds. That is a disaster waiting to happen.
2. Not on the streets, only on the freeway. I will never race anyone from stop light to stoplight or on any street. To dangerous. People are walking around, riding their bikes, and people are pulling out into traffic. While your at high speeds. Disaster waiting to happen.
3. No weaving in and out of traffic. I share the road, I don't own it. Here in Washington, if the person you are racing crashes and hurts someone, you are just as quilty and responsible as the driver who crashed.
4. There's always a time and place. You might be on the perfect stretch of freeway, where the next exit is miles down the road. No cops anywhere, but there's traffic. Can't do it, even if it's a LP 640. The main concern is you can't hurt anybody if you crash, and if you say you won't crash. You should not be racing anybody. Things happen, especially at high speeds.
5. Know and be familiar where you are racing, so you know what to expect. I like bridges and causeways. There is just shoulder, no on or off ramps. Cops can't really hide and it's usually staight and you have some distance.
6. I don't like passengers. I had an E55 roll up on me and wanted to race. He had people in his back seat. I was over it, even though the conditions were perfect. No traffic, straight wide open freeway, clear of any troopers. The thing is if he crashed that's a lot of people getting hurt.
7. Keep both hands on the steering wheel. Not one hand on the shifter and the other on the wheel.:crazy: You can't steer with the shifter.
The main concern for any race track is safety. That's why they have flags, driver's meetings and all that. Your main concern should not be winning the race. It should be safety. With good driving skills and and a strong car. The win will happen, trust me.:devil: