I'm reading The Sellout by Paul Beatty. In this paragraph I have some difficulties:
Facing north, I timed my run and sprinted between a speeding Maserati and two teenagers in a birthday BMW convertible. A dirt trail peeled down the mountainside and through the chaparral for about a mile or so, eventually leading to a side street and Crystalwater Canyon Park.
Does it mean that "I took a look at my watch and started a short running race with those cars"?