By short times do you mean 60ft times, or 0-60mph. I have always heard 60ft times refered to as short times, and 0-60 as 0-60. Not that a 1.4 60 ft tim isn´t impressive in itself. As far as this 0-60 in 1.8 I´m no too sure about that. I live on a ranch with 7 houses and a cow, and my neighbors have a bull and 4 cows, so I am pretty farmiliar with the smell of horse shit and bull shit, and this smells and sounds like both. I´m not doubting he has a fast car. it is set up nice and I LOVE that custom intake manifold, but 0-60mph in 1.8 sec would me he is accelerating at 33mph/sec that would put him in the range of doing 8-9s if I did the math right. So unless he falls on his face half way down the track to get an 11 I´m not too sure. a 1.8 60ft tim on the other hand sounds more like it. My biggest question is if this guy is going this fast in an Escort why haven´t we seen write-ups about this guy in sport compact, or any other mags.