Pomona: KB Racing teams win special award

KB Racing LCC teams win Full Throttle Award POMONA, Calif. (February 12, 2006) -- KB Racing LLC claimed two of the three Full Throttle NHRA Pit Crew Championship bonus awards at the season-opening CARQUEST Auto Parts ...

KB Racing LCC teams win Full Throttle Award

POMONA, Calif. (February 12, 2006) -- KB Racing LLC claimed two of the three Full Throttle NHRA Pit Crew Championship bonus awards at the season-opening CARQUEST Auto Parts Winternationals. Hillary Will, rookie Top Fuel driver and teammate Jason Line, who finished No. 3 in the 2005 Pro Stock point standings, accepted the awards on behalf of their teams who propelled them to top five qualifying positions.

Jim Oberhofer, crew chief of the KB Racing LLC owned Top Fuel Dragster, and his crew tuned Will to a No. 4 qualifying position in what was her first event as a professional Top Fuel driver. Off the trailer, Will ran down the quarter-mile in 4.61 seconds, then improved her position with a 4.51 that was repeated two more times to hold her in a respectful fourth position.

Line held down the No. 1 position after the first day of qualifying, before finishing in the No. 5 qualifying spot. His crew produced runs were a model of consistency, with four qualifying passes of 6.74 seconds, 6.70, 6.68 and 6.72. Hats are off to his team and the job they did in the opening event in the 23-race POWERade Drag Racing Series.

The Full Throttle NHRA Pit Crew Championship program awards bonus money to one team from each of the four professional categories attending NHRA POWERade Series events. The program utilizes a points system, generally based on a combination of qualifying position and elapsed times to determine and award Full Throttle NHRA Pit Crew Championships at each event. The Full Throttle NHRA Pit Crew Champions at each NHRA POWERade National Event receive awards as follows: Top Fuel, $3,000; Funny Car $3000; Pro Stock $1,500 Pro Stock Motorcycle $750. Points accumulate from each event to determine and award an annual season-end Full throttle NHRA Pit Crew Champion. The season-end Full Throttle NHRA Pit Crew Champions shall receive awards as follows: Top Fuel $25,000; Funny Car $25,000; Pro Stock $15,000; Pro Stock Motorcycle $5,000.

KB Racing LLC is owned by Las Vegas businessmen Ken Black and Kenny Black. KB Racing LLC fields the Kalitta Motorsports-managed Top Fuel dragster driven by rookie driver Hillary Will. In addition to Hillary Will's Top Fuel Dragster, KB Racing LLC also fields two Pro Stock cars, driven by Greg Anderson and Jason Line on the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Anderson has won three consecutive POWERade Pro Stock Championships (2003-2005). Line finished third in the 2005 POWERade point standings and was honored with the 2004 Automobile Club of Southern California Road to the Future award, presented to the most outstanding rookie in a professional category.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Greg Anderson , Jason Line , Jim Oberhofer , Hillary Will , Ken Black