Topeka: Hillary Will preview

Focus on winner's circle for Will in first visit to Topeka TOPEKA, Kan. (May 23, 2006) -- Hillary Will now turns her attention to this weekend's NHRA O'Reilly Summer Nationals which unfolds over Memorial Day weekend. The ...

Focus on winner's circle for Will in first visit to Topeka

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 23, 2006) -- Hillary Will now turns her attention to this weekend's NHRA O'Reilly Summer Nationals which unfolds over Memorial Day weekend. The California-native, who now lives near the Kalitta Motorsports shop in Ypsilanti, Mich., is focusing on the Top Fuel winner's circle at Heartland Park Topeka.

"I have never raced at Heartland Park Topeka," said Will, who drives the KB Racing-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed Top Fuel dragster. "Last year and the year before, I was at home during the race listening to the results on the Internet. I'm looking forward to racing there and hopefully picking up our first win."

Will enters qualifying for this weekend event No. 11 in the NHRA POWERade Top Fuel point standing, just 20 points out of the top ten.

Will's KB Racing-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed team, led by crew chief Jim Oberhofer, leads the point standings for the season-long battle in the Full Throttle Pit Crew Championship -- a program, based on a point system, that offers prize money to the four professional categories in excess of $250,000 throughout the 2006 season. In Top Fuel, the top point earning crew of each event earns $3,000, while $25,000 goes to the highest point earning team for the entire 23-race season.

Qualifying for Will and her KB Racing LLC dragster begins with two nitro fuel sessions on Friday, May 26, scheduled for 5 and 8 p.m. and concludes with two additional nitro fuel sessions on Saturday, May 27, at 12: 30 and 3 p.m. Will begins her quest for the O'Reilly Summer Nationals Top Fuel title on Sunday, May 28, with eliminations for all classes beginning at 11 a.m. All times are local Topeka time (CT) and subject to change at anytime.

-kbr

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Drivers Jim Oberhofer , Hillary Will