It does seem a bit far fetched, but I can fathom it in my mind. I was doing consistent 1.9x 60's on stock tires when I had my first 03. Best time was 12.9x on heavy 18's.
My problem was up to even 2nd gear was useless. With the right traction and a perfect run, maybe could have done 12.70's or 12.80's. Add in a set of slicks...with the right driver who cares nothing about his axles, or has some upgraded ones, up to a full second could be realized off the 1/4 time. Add in the weight reduction...roughly .1 for every hundred lbs. and if this dude is anorexic...could see it happening.
However, do you drive with your racing tires on, are they street legal or do you slap them on at the track?
Reason I ask, and this is only my opinion, but it is 100% more bad ass and respect owed to drive your car to the track, make no modifications when you get there, line up and run.
If you are Mr. Hyde at the strip, but Dr. Jekyll on the street...it's
What did the car do on stock tires?