A race is a race so nothing can gurantee that you or him will win. There have been 10 sec. cars that beat 9 sec. cars on the street because they hooked better off the line. To even consider giving that guy a run I would drop a k20 in and turbocharge the biatch. Of course this sounds simple but then you have to think about: Motor work (lots), tires, traction bars, suspension, fuel, gauges, fuel lines, fuel pump....should I go on???? Well you get the idea, a ton of cash. There was a video on HT that had a turbocharged ek (not sure what motor0 vs a 10.74 Viper on a third gear roll on race. The Ek helld him pretty good and then the viper started to slowly pull on him. Now if the race would had been from a dead stop I am sure the outcome would had been very different.