NHRA Top Fuel driver Hillary Will to appear at Racing Day as part of the North American International Auto Show
DETROIT, (Jan. 23, 2009) --Hillary Will, NHRA Top Fuel star and the world's fastest female, will participate in Racing Day, featuring motorsports stars from National Hot Rod Association (NHRA), NASCAR, Automobile Racing Club of America (ARCA), American Le Mans Series (ALMS), Firestone Indy Lights and IndyCar Series, during the North American International Auto Show, this afternoon in downtown Detroit at the COBO Center.
Will, a 28-year old native of Fortuna, Calif., and current resident of Ypsilanti, Mich., will be interacting with Auto Show attendees and will be a participant in the 5:00 p.m. (ET) 30-minute question and answer session with other motorsports stars including Robbie Buhl (IndyCar) and Brian Keselowski (ARCA).
The 2008 season was the best of Hillary Will's three-year career as a professional driver. Will became the fastest woman in the world when she posted a 335-mph lap down the quarter-mile race track at the first event in the 2008 NHRA season. Will then powered her 8,000-horsepower, nitro-fueled KB Racing dragster to a fourth place finish in championship points after scoring three final-round finishes and five semi-final round finishes. She picked up an emotional first NHRA national event title in Topeka, Kan., June 1, 2008