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Barkley Sets Canadian Pro Street Record

Calgary's Ethan Barkley made history at the CMDRA's most recent round at Mission Raceway Park, becoming the quickest Canadian Pro Street racer in history after a 7.505-second quarter-mile lap at over 187 mph.

The cool, dense sea level air at Mission combined with a smooth sticky racing surface allowed Barkley to finally begin turning up the boost on his turbocharged Suzuki GSX-R1000. Out of the box in early testing Saturday the bike ran a nice clean 8.0 at a mere 170 mph with a mild "off the trailer" tune. After a soft 7.7@185 in the first qualifying session, Barkley made some slight chassis adjustments and the engine tune was left the same. The Gixxer, dubbed 'Eleanor' shot off the line with the front tire hovering above the track. The result was a historic 7.505 @ 187. Barkley couldn't go quicker in the final qualifying session.

Monday, 20 August 2012 14:58 Published in Reports, Results & Points