Phoenix: Hillary Will preview

Hillary Will and the KB Racing, LLC team eying consistency in Phoenix PHOENIX, Ariz., (Feb. 20, 2008) -- This weekend, Feb. 22-24, the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series makes its second stop of the new quarter-mile racing season at Firebird Int'l...

Hillary Will and the KB Racing, LLC team eying consistency in Phoenix

PHOENIX, Ariz., (Feb. 20, 2008) -- This weekend, Feb. 22-24, the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series makes its second stop of the new quarter-mile racing season at Firebird Int'l Raceway in Phoenix, Ariz., for the annual running of the Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals. Rising Top Fuel star Hillary Will, the fastest female in the history of NHRA drag racing (334.65 mph) and driver of the KB Racing, LLC Top Fuel dragster, is hoping that her nitro-fueled, 8,000-horsepower dragster continues to run consistently in the desert.

At the season-opening Winternationals event in Pomona, Calif., two weeks ago, Will's KB Racing, LLC team, led by veteran crew chief Jim Oberhofer, made five out of six laps down the race track in the 4.5-second range. Will is optimistic that her race car will maintain that momentum of quickness this weekend.

"I have every reason to believe we are going to put up some great numbers at Firebird this weekend," Will, a 27-year old native of Fortuna, Calif., said. "We were just there testing less than a month ago and we ran really well. In fact, one run was even quicker and faster than any of our times in Pomona. I'm really looking forward to a great weekend."

-credit: kbr/km

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