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Girl Power Racing- Will Eyes Second Straight Division Six Win ACTON, Mont. (Aug. 17, 2005) - Life couldn't get much better for rising drag racing starlet Hillary Will. The 25-year-old racer was recently named to drive a Top Fuel dragster for the...

Girl Power Racing- Will Eyes Second Straight Division Six Win

ACTON, Mont. (Aug. 17, 2005) - Life couldn't get much better for rising drag racing starlet Hillary Will. The 25-year-old racer was recently named to drive a Top Fuel dragster for the top flight Kalitta Motorsports team in 2006. A week prior to that, the Northern California native scored her first career NHRA Division Six victory at Mission (B.C.) Raceway.

Coming off her win at Mission, where the Girl Power Racing team recorded low elapsed time and top speed in all three rounds of eliminations, Will looks to claim a second straight Lucas Oil Drag Racing Series victory, Aug. 19-21, at Intermountain Motorsports Park in Acton, Mont. near Billings, Mont. Two weeks ago, Will shared the Mission winner's circle with her crew chief and veteran Top Alcohol Funny Car driver Bucky Austin.

"It was great having both teams in the winners circle at Mission," Will said. "We hope to repeat our performance in Montana and double-up with Bucky's (Austin) team again. We still have a lot of races to claim this season so, it's crucial for us to go rounds at each event that we compete in.

"Things are going so well for me right now. I can't believe how much my life has changed in just a few weeks. To win at Mission and then get tabbed to driver the Kalitta dragster just a week later is just unbelievable. It's been a busy couple of weeks, but I can't wait to get back into my dragster this weekend."

The Girl Power Racing team has one victory (Mission, B.C.) and one runner- up finish (Woodburn, Ore.) in NHRA Division Six competition this season. Will claimed her first major victory when she earned the win at the Summitracing.com Nationals at Las Vegas in April. She enters the weekend ranked fourth nationally in the Top Alcohol dragster points standings.

Racing action begins at 7 p.m. (MT) Friday, Aug. 19, at the Montana track, and the TAD competitors will qualify again at noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Final eliminations kick off at Noon on Sunday, Aug. 21.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bucky Austin , Hillary Will