ok so I was out on Okeechobee road racing when all of a sudden I hear a pop and then my engine sounded like there was a paper bag stuck in the engine. So im like WDF. SO i stop and put it on the idk whats it called at this time but the thing u used to change a tire...and i didn't see nothing stuck. So i take it in to the mechanic today and the catalytic converter is blown to shit. it sounds like it has rocks inside. So the guys is like why don't u just take it out and wield a straight pipe on there and finito? SO im like ok...wait ill get back to you.. so should i do it? what do u need the catalytic converter for? what happens if i take it out? i heard i gain hp and save on gas? my friend says he did it to his at a local performance muffler shop for 60 bucks should i do it? thanks.