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Cars > Thunder3’s Garage > Blog > 2005 Dodge Stratus Coupe (ThunderStratus SXT) > My First Stop Light to Stop Light!!


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My First Stop Light to Stop Light!!

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Filed under: 2005 Dodge Stratus Coupe (ThunderStratus SXT)

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Ok, Don't laugh, but today, while the wife and I are in the Southern Pines/Sandhills, NC area this past week, I finally got a challenge to race my "ThunderStratus" !! I had just pulled out from a Car Wash, after cleaning and shining and armor all all areas I normally do at the edge of dark when a 02 or 03 Mustang, metal flake Green with really nice wheels and nice paint, shot by me, as I pulled up behind him at the Light, about 100 yards below the car wash where I pulled out, I pulled along side of him rather quickly, with one of my Fav KISS tunes playing on CD player, I cranked it up. I looked over at the guy where we had eye contact and he montion with his hand and head that he wanted to run at the light, I nodded and said sure, why not, expecting to get my butt handed to me, I thought, "What the hell". So when the Light turn Green, I had one foot on the brake and other on the gas and release the brake with the left foot and slammed the gas with the right foot and I could hear my wheels squeal (for the first time) and off we went. Then to my surprise I ended up leaving this guy, I mean I pulled him and left him doing nearly 70 before we hit the next light. So I ended up signaling and going into his lane and then turning to the right way before he got there.. WOW!! What a rush!! I know it was probably luck, but dang, first time I had gotten a challenge on a busy 4 lane with it being so freakin clear.. So I was on such a high from that I ran up to a nice CAMARO, who was running a bit faster than the speedlimit and I shot by him before he had a chance to react, LOL!! Anyways, that was my 15 seconds of fame on the Racelanes.. Just though I would share it with everyone, Like I said, don't laught, but that 2.4 Stratus, has a little punch, LOL!!!!

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Frog’s Profile Photo
Apr 21, 2008 at 10:24 am
Congratulations! Now, do it again.
sherrifroscoe’s Profile Photo
Apr 18, 2008 at 4:37 pm beans, more power to ya!!! just goes to show ya Dodge is where it's at!!
CorvairJim’s Profile Photo
Apr 18, 2008 at 2:41 pm
I know what you mean... I'm currently 12-for-12 against 5.0 Mustangs with my little Hot Rod Corvair... The look on those guy's faces: Priceless! biggrin image
SNL71’s Profile Photo
Apr 18, 2008 at 9:36 am
Never no who wants to play or not way to go i catch my self doing the same thing when i take the wife out just to hear those famous words "IF YOU GET A TICKET AND OUR INSURANCE GOES UP" love hearing those words when you got your foot into it
BifferSoul’s Profile Photo
Apr 18, 2008 at 8:31 am
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orange82’s Profile Photo
Apr 18, 2008 at 7:39 am
That's cool, we all need a little bit of fame now and again.
jebfastlane’s Profile Photo
Apr 18, 2008 at 7:26 am
You need to take it to a local track and see a time slip and see how you compare to other Stratus's. I mean it's a trip seeing some of the times of some of the so called family cars, thanks for the story. John B.
05supersport’s Profile Photo
Apr 18, 2008 at 12:57 am
LOL thats what I like about never know what kind of story you got!! Wish I seen the race I wouldve liked to see the look on his face.
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Apr 18, 2008 at 12:00 am
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Apr 17, 2008 at 10:34 pm
I am 66 years old and Have a Lincoln Town Car and it will move out too. I like to do that now and then with some young guy..

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