Monroe, Ohio – The Dote Racing Top Fuel team , Monroe, OH, has tapped Hillary Will, Avon, IN, to drive their 300+ MPH dragster in the Full Throttle NHRA Drag Racing series starting in 2012.
The team, led by crew chief, Doug Kuch will begin their season in Gainesville, FL on March 9-11. The team is actively seeking marketing partners and aims to compete the full season in 2013 and beyond. They will begin testing this October.
Connie Dote, the team co-owner said, “Doug Kuch and the guys have been working diligently all summer to get everything ready. Now that we have hired Hillary, I think we have all the right parts and people in place.” Sue Dote, co-owner added, “I hope to be more competitive than ever and I can’t wait for the season to start.”
Hillary, a native of Fortuna, CA, won the 2008 NHRA Summernationals in Topeka, KS and went to three finals enroute to a fourth-place finish in NHRA Top Fuel that year. She has had International success as well, winning the Inaugural Scott Kalitta Memorial USA vs Austrailia Race in Sydney, Australia.
“I couldn’t be more excited; I am so thankful for this opportunity,” said Will. “I miss driving, I miss winning, and I miss being part of a team. The Dote Racing Team is exactly where I want to be. Like me, they began racing in the sportsman classes and have a strong passion for racing. I can’t wait for our team to be in the winner’s circle and I’m looking forward to many successful years of racing with them.”
About Dote Racing
The Dote Racing Family, a three generation race team started competing in the mid 80’s with Lynn and Sue purchasing a Henry J drag car. Mike Dote, Lynn & Sue’s son, and his wife Connie, soon followed in his parent’s footsteps. Mike, Connie, and daughters Camie and Joanna began competing weekly and winning in NHRA’s sportsman categories. Then they decided to take their passion for racing to the next level. The Dote Racing family started racing top fuel in 2010 and has run 10 races thus far.