Whereupon my mind immediately started calculating how much faster my car would be if I lost that pesky 15 pounds. After all, it equates to carrying around a few phone books in the front seat. And I'd gone to such trouble entering the numbers for every pizza joint into my cell phone so that I could ditch the Yellow Pages.
Before anyone (especially family members, who like to have dramatic reactions to this type of musing) protests "You're Not Fat!!," I realize this. But wouldn't you agree that at approximately 5'3" and 105 pounds, Danica Patrick has a slight edge over her 175-lb male opponents at launch-time? And that Fox Mustangs make great project cars because of their inherent lightness? There is a small amount of logic behind this plan.
Then again, 15 extra pounds of driver weight hardly makes a difference with 100 pounds of Dynamat and subwoofers dragging down the back end. Think I'll make some eggs and Canadian bacon (400 calories) for breakfast, and keep saving up for a ProCharger.