Baton Rouge: First-round pairings

BATON ROUGE, La. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Inaugural Summit Racing Equipment Mardi Gras Nationals at State Capitol Raceway, the first of 10 events in the 2009 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings...

BATON ROUGE, La. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Inaugural Summit Racing Equipment Mardi Gras Nationals at State Capitol Raceway, the first of 10 events in the 2009 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Del Cox Jr, 4.712 seconds, 314.83 mph
    vs. 8. Tim Boychuk, 5.040, 244.87
2. Bruce Litton, 4.723, 306.88
    vs. 7. Mitch King, 4.900, 283.91
3. Terry Haddock, 4.768, 302.41
    vs. 6. Paul Lee, 4.897, 291.45
4. Terry McMillen, 4.863, 305.63
    vs. 5. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.875, 282.48.

Pro Modified
1. Raymond Commisso, Chevy Camaro, 5.970, 246.08
    vs. Bye
2. Tommy Gray, Camaro, 6.011, 240.94
    vs. 11. Harold Martin, Martin M 4, 8.257, 120.89
3. Ed Hoover, Camaro, 6.015, 238.93
    vs. 10. Al Suggs Jr., Chevy S-10, 7.404, 195.56
4. Danny Rowe, Camaro, 6.018, 240.12
    vs. 9. Earl Folse, Camaro, 6.395, 220.19
5. Kenny Lang, Chevy Corvette, 6.071, 242.28
    vs. 8. Harold Laird, Corvette, 6.374, 222.69
6. Roger Burgess, Camaro, 6.116, 237.25
    vs. 7. Taylor Lastor, Camaro, 6.189, 232.79.

Pro Stock
1. Jason Collins, Chevy Cobalt, 6.294, 222.03
    vs. 14. Scott Hintz, Ford Mustang, 6.644, 217.91
2. Pete Berner, Pontiac GXP, 6.306, 221.49
    vs. 13. Trevor Eman, Ford Escort, 6.396, 219.94
3. Frank Gugliotta, GXP, 6.317, 221.67
    vs. 12. Jerry Haas, Pontiac GTO, 6.395, 221.31
4. Mark Martino, Cobalt, 6.338, 222.77
    vs. 11. Bob Bertsch, Mustang, 6.395, 220.69
5. JR Carr, GXP, 6.340, 221.05
    vs. 10. Cale Aronson, Escort, 6.394, 218.76
6. Cary Goforth, Cobalt, 6.351, 221.02
    vs. 9. Dean Goforth, GXP, 6.366, 220.73
7. John Montecalvo, Cobalt, 6.353, 221.13
    vs. 8. Richard Freeman, GXP, 6.353, 219.29.

-credit: ihra

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