I've got an MT 04R and this summer my buddy and I plan on occasionally going to the drag strip and maybe some autocross too (if we can find something nearby).
He's got some light mods (he drives on slicks, like track/street tires in the summer), and whooped me when I went on the drag strip for the first time ever, just before the winter hit.
I got my S60r pretty close to stage zero before the winter, and once things start warming up again I've saved some money and plan on upgrading some things as I perform some of the standard maintenance.
I want to know what kinda money, and effort it would take to beat my friend in a straight line and in corners, and what kind of maintenance things to check, as well as parts and upgrades I should look for. I really don't know a ton about this type of stuff so I'd love some help or direction here.
Thank you all so much for any responses in helping me beat my friend!