Budds Creek first-round pairings

BUDDS CREEK, Md. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 13th annual IHRA President's Cup Nationals at Maryland International Raceway, the 11th of 12 events in the 2004 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Pairings based...

BUDDS CREEK, Md. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 13th annual IHRA President's Cup Nationals at Maryland International Raceway, the 11th of 12 events in the 2004 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Clay Millican, 4.616 seconds, 316.75 mph
    vs. 8. John Sipple, 5.100, 240.38
2. Doug Foley, 4.718, 314.90
    vs. 7. Todd Paton, 4.916, 288.21
3. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.732, 307.02
    vs. 6. Bruce Litton, 4.864, 290.19
4. Joel Collins, 4.810, 285.95
    vs. 5. Tim Cullinan, 4.813, 305.22.

Pro Modified
1. Mike Janis, Chevy Corvette, 6.150, 231.95
    vs. 16. Milt Decker, Corvette, 6.360, 224.51
2. Billy Harper, Dodge Viper, 6.158, 227.69
    vs. 15. Pat Moore, Chevy Bel Air, 6.328, 223.65
3. Mitch Stott, Corvette, 6.192, 229.43
    vs. 14. Al Billes, Corvette, 6.313, 227.80
4. Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 6.198, 228.11
    vs. 13. Chip King, Dodge Avenger, 6.298, 229.04
5. Carl Spiering, Corvette, 6.214, 226.13
    vs. 12. Chuck Ulsch, Corvette, 6.278, 224.58; 6. Rick DiStefano, Corvette, 6.216, 230.92
    vs. 11. Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.271, 228.38
7. Jim Halsey, Camaro, 6.224, 226.20
    vs. 10. Tom Carter, Corvette, 6.270, 226.47
8. Steve Vick, Camaro, 6.259, 226.13
    vs. 9. John Russo, Pontiac Trans Am, 6.262, 226.66.

Funny Car
1. Mark Thomas, Dodge Avenger, 5.870, 239.36
    vs. 16. Larry Dobbs, Chevy Corvette, 6.116, 234.09
2. Jim Sickles, Avenger, 5.891, 240.77
    vs. 15. Joe Comella, Pontiac Firebird, 6.103, 234.82
3. Terry McMillen, Avenger, 5.903, 239.06
    vs. 14. Charlie Gambino, Avenger, 6.083, 229.90
4. Chris Foster, Avenger, 5.917, 234.78
    vs. 13. George McNeil, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 6.070, 231.24
5. Neal Parker, Chevy Camaro, 5.953, 236.42
    vs. 12. Jeff Burnett, Firebird, 6.050, 233.64
6. Scott Wildgust, Firebird, 5.971, 235.51
    vs. 11. Mark Poyser, Camaro, 6.042, 228.38
7. Dave Ray, Ford Mustang, 5.972, 237.42
    vs. 10. Tony Bogolo, Oldsmobile Achieva, 6.001, 226.66
8. Bunny Burkett, Avenger, 5.978, 241.15
    vs. 9. Rob Atchison, Firebird, 5.986, 240.08.

Pro Stock
1. Rob Mansfield, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.465, 216.06
    vs. 16. Kenny Benso, Chevy Cavalier, 6.539, 215.17
2. John Montecalvo, Cavalier, 6.485, 215.41
    vs. 15. John Bartunek, Grand Am, 6.534, 213.00
3. Robert Patrick, Ford Mustang, 6.491, 214.86
    vs. 14. Tony Gillig, Mustang, 6.533, 214.08
4. Pete Berner, Mustang, 6.492, 214.72
    vs. 13. Chuck DeMory, Ford Escort, 6.533, 214.25
5. Steve Spiess, Cavalier, 6.502, 216.24
    vs. 12. Jason Collins, Mustang, 6.525, 215.86; 6. Elijah Morton, Mustang, 6.503, 214.04
    vs. 11. Rick Jones, Dodge Stratus, 6.516, 214.79
7. John Nobile, Ford ZX2, 6.504, 215.10
    vs. 10. Frank Gugliotta, Escort, 6.512, 213.84
8. Richard Penland, Mustang, 6.509, 215.55
    vs. 9. Mike Bell, ZX2, 6.511, 214.83.

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Series Drag
Drivers Bunny Burkett , Mike Janis , Mark Thomas , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Tony Gillig , John Nobile , Robert Patrick , Quain Stott , Chip King , Bobby Lagana Jr. , John Montecalvo , Todd Paton , Al Billes , Jim Sickles , Doug Foley , Mike Bell , Rick DiStefano , Steve Spiess , Frank Gugliotta , Terry McMillen