LHSer, If I remember correctly he only had a fart can muffler that a friend gave him. No other mods. It was a new car at the time. That car was friggin quick, and the guy wasn't even driving it for all it had. Probably could have run 15.5's in that thing.
DJ, man I can guarantee there is a SCCA chapter somewhere in or near NY city. As big as that place is, there has to be at least one or more. Most SCCA event are just held in big parking lots. The one here used to be on a military base's parking lot, but they got kicked off since Sep. 11 and moved to local dragstrip for their races.