Saw this link on LS1 forums, just had to post it up, some of the reasons are pearlers.... was off a rather silly forum from
cv8 users guide for if you lose a street race :
1: i couldnt get traction, holdens make fulsik powerful motors
2. "i cant race.. im on my way to get my gen3 oil top up"
3. "my clutch is &^%#!"
4. Ive just rebuilt my LS1, i cant race
5: i wasnt concentrading i was checking out the guy in the vl commodore across the street
6: i was answering my mobile phone mum wanted me to bring home dinner
7. i dont have interceptors on the back
8. "oh were u racing.. i was driving normal.."
i was checking out my 13 year old sisters legs
9: its my parents car
10. "it was a berfday present from dad"
11:its not really my parents car i just cant drive it
12: "its too hot"
13. my mid life crisis just ended
14: if i had've known we were racing I would go home and get my schlicks (actually heard at a UG)
15. its too powerful for the street
16: i thought u were a cop
17: its only a 6..but i luv to brag wen i bet slower cars only
18: was looking for the handle for the back doors
19: my tyres are to dear
20: it was only running on 8 cylinders
my sister was sitting on the gear stick again
21: your mum was sucking too hard
"i couldnt find 2nd"
22: my HSV badge fell off... lost power
23: habib rang me as i was stalling it up
24:my carby flooded
25: i was changing the cd cause my subbie was making strange noises
26: my flux capaictor wasn't charged
27: its only a 2 door commo u expect me to be quick?
28: my NOS button is broken
29: i was looking at the map 4 the finish line
30: my passenger told me she was scared
31: i wasnt ready
32: I thought you meant after 3, not ON 3...