Brainerd: Hillary Will preview

A look to the future hints of good things to come for Hillary Will at BIR BRAINERD, Minn. (August 7, 2007) -- With 15 races in the books and two left in the first segment of the Countdown to the Championship, Hillary Will, driver of the KB...

A look to the future hints of good things to come for Hillary Will at BIR

BRAINERD, Minn. (August 7, 2007) -- With 15 races in the books and two left in the first segment of the Countdown to the Championship, Hillary Will, driver of the KB Racing Top Fuel dragster, is still looking for one of the spots in the top eight drivers that will advance to segment two of the Countdown.

At the last race in Sonoma, Calif., Will picked up important points and now is only 64 points from the coveted No. 8 position held by her Kalitta Motorsports teammate David Grubnic.

In addition to picking up points, Will and her KB Racing-LLC, Kalitta Motorsports-managed team also got a jolt at Sonoma when GumRunners LLC, makers of Jolt Energy Gum, signed on as an associate marketing partner. She will need all the energy she can get, and then some, at the 28th annual NHRA Lucas Oil Nationals being held at Brainerd International Raceway (BIR) this weekend, as she tries to narrow the point gap.

Her team is ready to narrow that gap and a look to the future has Will ready to get things underway at BIR.

"I read my horoscope and it said that I'll be celebrating on the 12th of this month," said Will. "That happens to be race day at Brainerd and the only thing I want to celebrate on that day is a win for our KB Racing Top Fuel team."

Now Will knows it will take more than her horoscope to put her KB Racing Top Fuel dragster in the winner's circle, but she feel that her team is up for the task.

"We plan to be in the top eight for the Countdown to the Championship, so a Brainerd win would be great timing since we only have two more races to move up. Our team definitely has extra incentive to win. We are going to do everything we can to do just that."

-credit: kbr

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Series NHRA
Drivers David Grubnic , Hillary Will