Pomona: Hillary Will final summary

Lost of traction dampens Hillary Will debut at Pomona POMONA, Calif. (February 12, 2006) -- Hillary Will, driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed Top Fuel dragster debuted her professional career at the...

Lost of traction dampens Hillary Will debut at Pomona

POMONA, Calif. (February 12, 2006) -- Hillary Will, driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed Top Fuel dragster debuted her professional career at the NHRA CarQuest Auto Parts Winternationals. Will's initial race as a Top Fuel driver can be considered a success with a No. 4 qualifying position and a Full Throttle NHRA Pit Crew Championship bonus award.

In the first round of today's eliminations, Will lost to fellow competitor Morgan Lucas when she struck the tires (lost traction) after leaving the starting line. Unable to regain momentum, Wills finished the run in 14.204 seconds at 43.04 mph on the Auto Club Raceway of Pomona quarter-mile track.

Looking forward to the next race, Will stated, "I wish Phoenix was tomorrow. I wish our next race was tomorrow. I just can't wait to do this all over again. I know my crew is awesome I can't say enough about them and my crew chief, Jim O. (Oberhofer). I have a great team, a lot of support and couldn't do anything without them."

Next up for Will is the NHRA Checker Schuck's Kragen Nationals, Feb. 24-26, at Firebird International Raceway (FIR) in Chandler, Ariz., just outside Phoenix. At a recent test session in late January at FIR, Will tripped the finish line timing clocks in 4.568 seconds at 306.33 mph.

ESPN2 will 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.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Morgan Lucas , Hillary Will