So after having run the car for a while (starting at ten minutes or so) and letting it sit for a while, i believe that pressure begins to build in the gas tank. After waiting a while and coming back to start the car, it takes several seconds and lots of pumps into the throttle to get fired up. I've found that after opening the gas cap, the pressure in the gas tank is released, even hearing the gas tank pop back into shape. After this pressure release, the startup is just fine.
When this first occurred, I checked out the hose from and before the fuel filter, and found that NEITHER had gas flowing. I believe that it is an issue isolated at the gas tank. Is there something that I routed incorrectly about the gas tank? I currently have filler neck and vent hose hooked up fine, with the hose going to the crank case secured and fine. The only thing i was unsure about was the second hose coming from the bottom of the gas tank, which I routed back up to the L tip, located on the top left of the gas tank (when looking at the tank from the trunk.