Funny "Car Guy" semi-race story (mostly for Rick)....
Some of you on here know my son, Chris and his long departed 1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX drag car. He and his race car friends all had heavily chipped, 7.3 liter Cummins diesel pickups with which to haul their race cars to and from the tracks. One year, they were headed out to Mid-Ohio for the Diamond Star (Mitsubishi) Drags Shoot Out and left mid-Massachusetts around 9pm, headed west on I-84/I-80 and expecting to arrive in Lexington, Ohio for breakfast. Somewhere long after midnight, as they were coming down out of the Apple-chain mountains, they were cruising at an even 100mph in the deep night air, all six trucks/trailers just smokin' along and suckin' up fuel, everyone chatting on their CB's, when someone breaks in and asks, "All Y'all doin OK with those car haulers? Y'all don't think you're runnin' a bit fast?"
"Nope!", came the answer from the lead truck, We're just trying to make Lexington, Ohio for breakfast with our friends and tryin' to run safe in the middle of the night."
As the unmarked Pennsylvania State Cruiser pulled alongside the lead truck, he held his badge out of the window for the truck driver to see and said on his CB, "OK for now, fellas, but along about 5 am or so I'm gonna ask you to back it down to 80 or less and watch for increasing traffic, OK? Jus' wanna keep all y'all safe!" and then dropped back while giving each truck a headlight flash and blip of the horn.
Diesels can do this. Cummins diesels can do this all night long (for many nights). Don't try this with your gas jobs. You, too, Rick!
Sometimes, it's more fun getting to the track, than running at the track.
IIRC, that was the year they rebuilt an Eclipse transaxle in the hotel parking lot overnight, too.