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Will hopes Maple Grove Raceway produces win MOHNTON, Penn. (September 13, 2006) -- As a rookie Top Fuel driver, Hillary Will, who drives the KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed dragster, continues her learning curve this weekend at...

Will hopes Maple Grove Raceway produces win

MOHNTON, Penn. (September 13, 2006) -- As a rookie Top Fuel driver, Hillary Will, who drives the KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed dragster, continues her learning curve this weekend at the NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals on yet another track -- Maple Grove Raceway, near Reading Penn. -- that she has not tested or competed on in her career.

"I have never been to this track before," said Will. "The race at Maple Grove Raceway will mark the thirteenth time this year that I have entered a race having never competed at that facility.

"I am really looking forward to the Reading race. Our KB Racing team has been building momentum lately and I feel we are a win waiting to happen."

The momentum that Will noted has come in the form of a runner-up position at the NHRA race in Memphis, Tenn., and a win during an IHRA event in late September at Norwalk (Ohio) Raceway Park, which will join the NHRA next season.

Also, Jim Oberhofer and his crew have Will's KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed dragster running very consistent of late and consistency is a main ingredient in winning races in the NHRA professional classes.

Entering the 22nd running of the NHRA Toyo Tires Nationals, Will holds the ninth position in the NHRA POWERade Top Fuel point standings. With five races remaining on the 2006 schedule, the 26-year-old driver, who now calls Ypsilanti, Mich., home, can move up in the point standings with a good showing at Maple Grove Raceway. She is only 28 points out of eighth spot and 134 points behind seventh.

Qualifying for Will and her KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed Top Fuel dragster begins with two nitro sessions on Friday, Sept. 15, scheduled for 3 and 6 p.m. and concludes with two additional nitro sessions on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 12 noon and 3 p.m. Will begins her quest for the Toyo Tires Nationals Pro Stock title on Sunday, Sept. 17, with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Reading time (ET) and subject to change at anytime.

-credit: kb racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Oberhofer , Hillary Will