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SARAH Heaney waved the Barra flag for her first

Street Ma­chine Drag Chal­lenge with a ni­trousas­sisted EB Fal­con in the Hal­tech Ra­dial Blown class, co-driv­ing with part­ner Brett Ewings. Their cam­paign wasn’t with­out in­ci­dent, though: “The ra­di­a­tor failed on Day One, and then we chased a tune is­sue for three days be­fore fi­nally sort­ing it out on Thurs­day night.”

The ni­trous Barra is backed by a BTR four­speed trans and TCE 3000rpm stall, all built by Pre­ston Au­to­mat­ics, while at the back a Borg­warner diff runs 3.45s and 31-spline Mark Wil­liams axles. The whole shoot­ing match is good for a whop­ping 555 ned­dies at the rear.

With no chance to run times be­fore DC, Sarah used the five days as an op­por­tu­nity for test­ing, sort­ing out the bugs to fi­nally lay down an im­pres­sive 1000ft pass of [email protected] – 11.22sec on the quar­ter – on Day Five at Calder.

“My plan go­ing into Drag Chal­lenge was to drive the EB home again on Fri­day night,” Sarah said. “I’m happy that by Thurs­day the car had fi­nally made a full pass for the first time! This is just the be­gin­ning, and we can’t wait to see how we can im­prove.” There’s clearly un­fin­ished busi­ness for Sarah, so there’s no doubt she’ll be back at Drag Chal­lenge 2019 to try and run de­cent num­bers over all five days.

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