I ran into one out in the desert in so cal last weekend going through palm springs area. I didn't realize those things have a small turbo on them. Anyways, had 3 really good pulls from the stop lights with one of them. The Focus ST got me from the start, I think they have about 80 lbs more torque if not more. But, once the VTEC enganged at 4200 and again at 5800, I kept WOT to just 7k each gear, and by end of 2nd gear going into 3rd gear I finally pulled past him. It wasn't easy for sure. The guy definitely knew how to drive. I definitely underestimated that car not realizing they come stock with turbo. It was really fun and we both gave the friendly and obligatory thumbs up when all was said and done. He didn't want to go for a 4th pull though. It sounded like his turbo was overheated, hehe.