I'm not going to take the time to read this whole thread, so I don't know if this has been touched yet.
You did a wonderful job driving! But it wasn't fair from the beginning. You were put up against fully built race cars with gobs of money put in it when you had a basically stock sti.
The promo for this show made me not want to watch it, the part where the "redneck" slaps the other guy just pissed me off. Therefor I never wanted to watch it. But I heard there was an sti so I watched the show. It's a stupid premise of a show, if they took equally valued cars, the "redneck" would have no chance. Just my .02