2nd thatI might be late for this answer, but here's how it goes:
Personally (since I can't use "hate" words in the forum), I extremely highly dislike drag racing, which I don't even consider racing. Perhaps you should challenge your friend to lapping at a track to see who can turn faster laps. That would be a real race. Finding out whether or not you can beat him in a very specific and limited (and pretty meaningless I might add) circumstance like taking off from a stand still in a straight line and for a specific distance doesn't account for anything important in my book.
A car's acceleration is one of the many elements that contribute to make a car a joy to drive. It is not the only one and that one only can't possibly be of any interest to anybody who truly appreciates cars.
Sorry for the rant, that's my 2 cents.