Brainerd: Hillary Will Saturday summary

Will matched against Grubnic in tomorrow's eliminations BRAINERD, Minn. (August 12, 2006) -- Hillary Will, who drives the KB Racing-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed Top Fuel Dragster, ended qualifying for the 25th annual Lucas Oil Nationals in...

Will matched against Grubnic in tomorrow's eliminations

BRAINERD, Minn. (August 12, 2006) -- Hillary Will, who drives the KB Racing-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed Top Fuel Dragster, ended qualifying for the 25th annual Lucas Oil Nationals in the top half of the qualifying field.

After smoking the Goodyears on her KB Racing LLC dragster in Friday's opening round of qualifying, Will returned in the late afternoon to run a 4.619-second pass, ending the day in the No. 6 qualifying position.

It was another tire-smoking pass in Saturday's first qualifying session, followed by a sound 4.674-second pass in the final run of qualifying. Her best pass of 4.619 seconds run in the cooler temperatures of Friday night placed the 26-year-old driver in the No. 10 position.

Looking to eliminations Will said with determination, "We are ready to win tomorrow!"

Will squares off against her Kalitta teammate David Grubnic, who drives the StriVectin-SD Top Fuel Dragster, when eliminations get underway tomorrow. Grubnic qualified No. 7 with an elapsed time of 4.577 seconds.

Will begins her quest for the Lucas Oil Nationals Top Fuel title on Sunday, August 13, with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. Time is local Brainerd time (CT) and subject to change at anytime.

-credit: kb racing

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Series NHRA
Drivers David Grubnic , Hillary Will