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Sarah aims to drag race in the US

Sarah Glanville waits for her next pass at the Warwick Dragway.
Sarah Glanville waits for her next pass at the Warwick Dragway. Gerard Walsh

SARAH Glanville has already passed 220kmh in a modified dragster as she dreams of competing in the US one day.

The dragster was built by her father, Dennis, and is twice as fast as the dragster she started in as a junior eight years ago.

"I have a fastest time of 5.21 seconds for the eighth mile at Warwick Dragway - I used to run 11 seconds for a pass," Glanville said.

Her new dragster has also been raced by her Dad and has a 150-inch wheelbase, marginally bigger than most in the class.

Glanville is competing in a sport where men and women compete side by side.

"I don't mind racing the men, it is good when you can prove you can race as good as they can," she said.

"I like going fast, our modified dragster pulls twice the speed of gravity off the line."

Her support crew are her father, who is crew chief, Tim Murphy, Tim's father Peter who is the data expert and Jarrid Bartley.

The group work together at Warwick Drags and the 1/4 mile strip at Willowbank.

She was runner-up in the Quick ET class on Sunday to Andrew Loy, missing victory by .004 of a second.

Long-term, her aim is to compete in the US, where three women won against the men last weekend.

Topics:  drag racing warwick dragway


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