Budds Creek: First-round pairings

BUDDS CREEK, Md. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the IHRA President's Cup Nationals at Maryland International Raceway, the ninth of 10 events in the 2009 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in...

BUDDS CREEK, Md. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the IHRA President's Cup Nationals at Maryland International Raceway, the ninth of 10 events in the 2009 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Bruce Litton, 4.697 seconds, 311.70 mph
    vs. 8. Ron August Jr, 11.694, 67.52
2. Dom Lagana, 4.795, 295.85
    vs. 7. Smax Smith, 9.199, 85.54
3. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.829, 235.64
    vs. 6. Del Cox Jr., 7.695, 106.71
4. Todd Paton, 4.845, 297.68
    vs. 5. Mitch King, 5.580, 237.42.

Pro Modified
1. Kenny Lang, Chevy Corvette, 5.884, 243.55
    vs. Bye
2. Tony Pontieri, Chevy Camaro, 5.929, 243.33
    vs. 15. Benny Alfonso, Pontiac Firebird, 21.970, 33.14
3. Ike Maier, Corvette, 6.239, 231.79
    vs. 14. Ed Hoover, Camaro, 15.502, 60.69
4. Harold Martin, Martin M 4, 6.321, 204.66
    vs. 13. Frank Patille III, Buick Special, 12.388, 91.11
5. Andy Jensen, Camaro, 6.324, 154.92
    vs. 12. Chris Russo, Corvette, 12.252, 70.47
6. Killer Brooks, Chevy Cavalier, 6.874, 186.07
    vs. 11. Steve Bareman, Corvette, 12.029, 100.67
7. Larry Plummer, Camaro, 7.054, 229.00
    vs. 10. Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 10.122, 73.59
8. Tommy Gray, Camaro, 7.511, 130.07
    vs. 9. Frederick Scriba, Corvette, 9.412, 105.60.

Pro Stock
1. Pete Berner, Pontiac GXP, 6.306, 222.00
    vs. Bye
2. John Montecalvo, Chevy Cobalt, 6.308, 222.11
    vs. 15. Richard Freeman, GXP, 13.133, 67.32
3. Cary Goforth, Cobalt, 6.309, 221.05
    vs. 14. Lester Cooper, Ford Mustang, 9.332, 97.92
4. Mark Martino, Cobalt, 6.358, 208.78
    vs. 13. John Konigshofer, Mustang, 9.253, 108.12
5. Dean Goforth, GXP, 6.359, 220.22
    vs. 12. Robert Patrick, Mustang, 8.874, 72.93
6. John Pluchino, Mercury Cougar, 6.373, 219.44
    vs. 11. Michael Bruno, Pontiac GTO, 6.839, 165.09
7. Ned Katuran, Cobalt, 6.381, 213.37
    vs. 10. JR Carr, GXP, 6.395, 217.67
8. Bob Bertsch, Mustang, 6.386, 219.86
    vs. 9. Frank Gugliotta, GXP, 6.394, 216.27.

-credit: ihra

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Series Drag
Drivers Bruce Litton , Robert Patrick , Bobby Lagana Jr. , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Todd Paton , Tommy Gray , Mitch King , Harold Martin , Ron August , Kenny Lang , Richard Freeman , Mark Martin , Frank Gugliotta , Ike Maier , Dom Lagana , Pete Farber