Columbus: Hillary Will preview

Confidence one key in winning for rookie driver Hillary Will KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (May 14, 2006) -- Through a lifetime of competition in a different array of sports, Hillary Will has developed the confidence it takes to be a winner.

Confidence one key in winning for rookie driver Hillary Will

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio (May 14, 2006) -- Through a lifetime of competition in a different array of sports, Hillary Will has developed the confidence it takes to be a winner. Using that confidence, Will looks to the upcoming NHRA Pontiac Performance Nationals as the steppingstone to her first win in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

"Between the last seven races and all the testing we have been doing, I have a lot of runs in our KB Racing dragster," said Will. "I'm gaining more confidence in my driving ability and as always, I have full confidence in my team and my dragster. Winning is not a matter of if, but when. We are looking to make it happen in Columbus."

Crew chief Jim Oberhofer also has confidence in the rookie Top Fuel driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed dragster. "Hillary is the most focused driver I've ever been associated with and that focus will translate to wins. She is learning her job well and gaining experience with each race. Her first win light could come at any time."

Will enters the 42nd annual NHRA Pontiac Performance Nationals presented by Summit Racing Equipment, this weekend, at National Trail Raceway in Kirkersville, Ohio, near Columbus, No. 10 in the NHRA POWERade Top Fuel point standing.

Qualifying for the Pontiac Performance Nationals begins with two nitro fuel sessions on Friday, May 19, scheduled for 5:30 and 8 p.m. and concludes with two additional nitro fuel sessions on Saturday, May 20, at 1 and 3:30 p.m. Will begins her quest for the Pontiac Performance Nationals Top Fuel title on Sunday, May 21, with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Columbus time (ET) and subject to change at anytime.

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Drivers Jim Oberhofer , Hillary Will