Topeka: Hillary Will Saturday summary

Will heads into eliminations from the No. 7 qualifying position TOPEKA, Kan. (May 27, 2006) -- With four consistent passes down the mostly hot and tricky Heartland Park Topeka (HPT) track, Hillary Will ended qualifying for the 18th...

Will heads into eliminations from the No. 7 qualifying position

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 27, 2006) -- With four consistent passes down the mostly hot and tricky Heartland Park Topeka (HPT) track, Hillary Will ended qualifying for the 18th annual NHRA O'Reilly Summer Nationals in the No. 7 qualifying position.

In Friday night's evening session, which was by far the coolest of her four qualifying session, Will behind the wheel of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed Top Fuel dragster ran her best qualifying pass, a 4.665-second pass.

On Saturday, Will made two strong passes in the record-breaking heat, running 4.748 seconds in the first session and 4.769 seconds in the second. These two passes should give Will the confidence she needs to pursue her first win of the 2006 POWERade Drag Racing Series.

"Jim O (Oberhofer) and the team gave me a very good, very consistent car throughout qualifying. It went down the track four out of four times which translates to 100 percent and A-plus. Now I have a lot of confidence that tomorrow we can get down the track four times and pick up four wins," said Will.

In tomorrow's opening round of eliminations, Will faces No. 10 qualifier Morgan Lucas, who covered the HPT quarter-mile in 4.699 seconds.

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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Series NHRA
Drivers Morgan Lucas , Hillary Will