Las Vegas II: Hillary Will Saturday summary

Will No. 4 at Vegas LAS VEGAS (October 28, 2006) -- Hillary Will, driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed Top Fuel dragster, took the No. 4 position during qualifying for the ACDelco Las...

Will No. 4 at Vegas

LAS VEGAS (October 28, 2006) -- Hillary Will, driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed Top Fuel dragster, took the No. 4 position during qualifying for the ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals, at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on the strength of a 4.527-second elapsed time.

Will was consistent during qualifying running elapsed times of 4.561 seconds, 4.527 seconds, 4.527 seconds, and 4.557. Her best speed was 327.11 mph run Friday evening.

"We've been running well this weekend," said Will following qualifying. "Our car is back and this confirms my love for The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. It's a great facility. We race here and test here as much as possible. I won here in 2005 (in my last year in Top Alcohol Dragster). We've been consistent throughout the weekend and won the Full Throttle Pit Crew Challenge and hopefully translates to a win tomorrow."

Crew chief Jim Oberhofer looks for good things to happen tomorrow: "We've got a good baseline from our first run today," said Jim O. "We went a 56 (4.56 seconds). We'll go back to something like that, especially if it's sunny. Overall we're pretty pleased with qualifying. If we repeat what we've done in qualifying, we could have a good day tomorrow.

Will begins her quest for the ACDelco Las Vegas Nationals Top Fuel title tomorrow (Oct. 29), with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. She faces Alan Bradshaw who qualified in the No. 13 position with a pass of 4.584 seconds.

-credit: kbr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Alan Bradshaw , Jim Oberhofer , Hillary Will