Hillary Will to appear at Detroit auto show

NHRA Top Fuel driver Hillary Will to appear at Auto Education Day as part of the North American International Auto Show DETROIT, (Jan. 22, 2008) -- For the second consecutive year, Hillary Will, driver of the 8,000-horsepower, 330-mph KB Racing,...

NHRA Top Fuel driver Hillary Will to appear at Auto Education Day as part of the North American International Auto Show

DETROIT, (Jan. 22, 2008) -- For the second consecutive year, Hillary Will, driver of the 8,000-horsepower, 330-mph KB Racing, LLC Top Fuel dragster in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series, will attend Auto Education Day during the North American International Auto Show, Wednesday, Jan. 23, in downtown Detroit at the COBO Center.

Will, a 27-year old native of Fortuna, Calif., and current resident of Ypsilanti, Mich., will be interacting with local students and signing autographs at the annual event that draws media attention from over 6,000 outlets throughout the world.

"It's really an honor to be able to participate in the North American International Auto Show," Will, a 2002 Magna Cum Laude Wheaton College (Massachusetts) graduate, said. "I reside in the Detroit area so it makes sense that I would contribute my time to an event that adds $500 million annually to the Southeast Michigan economy. Also, it is the ideal audience to build awareness about the NHRA professional drag racing.

"I feel it's important for people to let their passions drive them and pursue careers that are meaningful to them. Last year at Education Day, I spoke to about 7,000 students from over 100 schools throughout Southeastern Michigan and encouraged them to have this mindset. I'm thankful I have the opportunity to go to Auto Education Day again and interact with students. I will convey that there a lot of opportunities in Michigan, in the auto industry, and in the racing industry."

-credit: kbr

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