Pomona: Hillary Will Friday summary

In first professional race Hillary Will now No. 2 After two of four qualifying passes POMONA, Calif. (February 10, 2006) -- After qualifying No. 5 yesterday, Hillary Will, the driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed ...

In first professional race Hillary Will now No. 2 After two of four qualifying passes

POMONA, Calif. (February 10, 2006) -- After qualifying No. 5 yesterday, Hillary Will, the driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed dragster, showed that her first-ever run in competition, a 4.61-second pass, was for real.

Today's run moved the Northern California native into No. 2 on the provisional qualifying grid for the NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals. Will, from Fortuna, Calif., who now resides in Ypsilanti, Mich., covered the quarter mile at the Auto Club Raceway of Pomona track in 4.518 seconds at 323.19 mph during Friday's single qualifying session.

But the rookie driver was realistic when she said, "I expected this from this team. It's a championship caliber team, so I have to be a championship-caliber driver. But let's not get carried away, it's only Friday and we still have two qualifying sessions left."

For Will, 25, qualifying for the NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals will come to an end with two additional sessions on Saturday scheduled at 12 noon and 3 p.m. Will begins her quest for the Winternationals' Top Fuel title on Sunday with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Pomona time (PST) and subject to change at anytime.

Qualifying highlights for the 46th annual NHRA CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals can be seen on ESPN2 on Saturday (Feb. 11) from 10 p.m. until 12 midnight. ESPN2 will also air same-day television coverage of eliminations from 7:30 until 10:30 p.m. on Sunday (Feb. 12). The elimination show repeats early Tuesday morning (Feb. 14) from 3-5 a.m. Television times are Eastern Time (ET) and subject to change at anytime. Check local listings.

-kbracing-

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