This thread reminds me of a reply to a topic on a different forum:
Originally Posted by silver328i
i tend to have a heavy foot... there have been times i didn't realize someone was trying to race me until i hear their tires chirp or until i just look over, and see the pained look of determination on their face. i usually just floor it, and leave them well behind me. it always happens with rice cars. every kid with a civic thinks his CAI, and spoiler will give him a 12sec 1/4 mile.