Will earns No. 5 qualifying position
Las Vegas, Friday: On the strength of a 4.559 second pass, Hillary Will, driver of the KB Racing LLC-owned, Kalitta Motorsports-managed Top Fuel dragster, earned a No. 5 qualifying position at this weekend’s NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.
For the rookie driver, it ties her highest qualifying position of her young career. She also qualified No. 4 at the season-opening NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif., the debut race of her professional Top Fuel career.
“I am please with our qualifying runs and we should have a have a good car for Morgan (Lucas) tomorrow,” said Will, following qualifying. “We owe Morgan, so to speak. We’re zero and one against him, so lets hope we can make it one and one after tomorrow.
“This is the hometown of our team owner Ken Black and several of our sponsors -- Findlay Automotive and the Technicoat Companies – and is also a race sponsored by another sponsor, Summit Racing. We want to do well in front of these folks and also for Autolite Spark Plugs, Calico Coatings, Mac Tools and Red Line Oil.”
Will squares off against Morgan Lucas in the opening round of eliminations tomorrow. Lucas qualified No. 12 with a best of four passes of 4.604 seconds at 311.27 mph. As noted above the pair has met one time previously, with Lucas coming away with the win light.
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