CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Winternationals
Will becomes fastest female driver in NHRA history
In the opening round Sunday, Will, the No. 5 qualifier (4.521 at 334.65 mph) rolled to the starting line to race against No. 12 qualifier J.R. Todd. Both 8,000-horspower race cars had problems with maintaining traction on the famed
Will then had to race Morgan Lucas in the quarterfinals. Both race cars made almost flawless trips down the race track, but Lucas’ 4.564 at 322.73 mph was just enough to turn back Will’s 4.594 at 325.85 mph to get the win.
In a qualifying run Saturday, Will became the fastest female driver in the history of NHRA drag racing with the fifth fastest (tie) lap down the quarter-mile for any gender with an amazing speed of 334.65 mph. The booming speed was also the fastest of the event at the Winternationals.
“That’s a great accomplishment, but all the credit goes to my KB Racing, LLC team,” Will, a 27-year old native of
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