It wasn't the Indianapolis 500, but Colorado Gov. Roy Romer took to the track like a pro in a red Corvette convertible to win his drag race against a police officer.

Romer covered the quarter-mile straightaway with a time of 15.958 seconds to beat opponent Steve Adams during Monday's drag race at Denver's Bandimere Speedway's Memorial Day Kops 'N Kids program."It just got my competitive juices rolling," Romer said. "It was fun to win. I'd never done it before, and it was fun to learn."

Romer beat Adams two out of three times at the event promoting the Communities for a Drug Free Colorado, the governor's initiative against substance abuse.

Adams is a member of the Race-a-Cop drag-racing team, which gives teenagers a chance to test road skills against police officers in a friendly competition.