Las Vegas: Hillary Will Saturday summary

Will takes No. 11 position at the SummitRacing.com Nationals LAS VEGAS (April 14, 2007) -- Hillary Will drove her KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed dragster to a career best speed -- 329.91 mph -- in the final qualifying sessions...

Will takes No. 11 position at the SummitRacing.com Nationals

LAS VEGAS (April 14, 2007) -- Hillary Will drove her KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed dragster to a career best speed -- 329.91 mph -- in the final qualifying sessions at the eighth running of the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Her elapsed time of 4.569 seconds, recorded in second session on Friday evening, placed Will in the No. 11 qualifying position on the final qualifying ladder for eliminations tomorrow.

Will, who hails from Fortuna, Calif., and now lives in Ypsilanti, Mich., the home of Kalitta Motorsports, will square off against former Top Fuel champion, Larry Dixon. Dixon qualified No. 6 (4.540/324.67).

"We feel at home here at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway because we test here often and race here twice each season and our team owners, Ken, Judy and Kenny Black, are from here, "said Will following qualifying.

"In a way we feel we're out here trying to conquer the track because of our crash here the weekend before the season-opening event. We've had success at this track in the past and we can do it again. We've worked extra hard and finally got ourselves back to where we are and owe it to our team owners to bring home a trophy for them. I think all the pieces are going to be there tomorrow."

-credit: kb racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Larry Dixon , Hillary Will