Epping first-round pairings

EPPING, N.H. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Tenth annual Amalie Oil North American Nationals at New England Dragway, the tenth of 12 events in the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on ...

EPPING, N.H. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Tenth annual Amalie Oil North American Nationals at New England Dragway, the tenth of 12 events in the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Doug Foley, 4.649 seconds, 311.56 mph
    vs. 8. Chris Karamesines, 4.885, 296.50
2. Clay Millican, 4.661, 286.62
    vs. 7. Paul Athey, 4.841, 280.66
3. Louie Allison, 4.724, 303.84
    vs. 6. Bruce Litton, 4.817, 306.74
4. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.771, 313.73
    vs. 5. Rick Cooper, 4.780, 284.03.

Pro Modified
1. Carl Spiering, Chevy Corvette, 6.125, 234.57
    vs. 16. Sal Passarelli, Corvette, 6.334, 214.79
2. Scott Cannon, Studebaker, 6.138, 229.55
    vs. 15. Dennis Radford, Corvette, 6.310, 222.58
3. John Russo, Chevy Camaro, 6.157, 231.04
    vs. 14. Steve Vick, Corvette, 6.305, 222.62
4. Mike Janis, Dodge Stratus, 6.163, 234.45
    vs. 13. Billy Harper, Dodge Viper, 6.288, 223.69
5. Mike Castellana, Chevy Cavalier, 6.206, 230.29
    vs. 12. Jim Halsey, Camaro, 6.269, 225.60
6. Shannon Jenkins, Camaro, 6.211, 228.96
    vs. 11. Burton Auxier, Corvette, 6.261, 222.84
7. Harold Martin, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.220, 224.73
    vs. 10. Milt Decker, Corvette, 6.261, 224.47
8. Ed Hoover, Corvette, 6.230, 230.17
    vs. 9. Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.254, 231.56.

Funny Car
1. Frederick Tigges, Chevy Camaro, 5.702, 246.39
    vs. 8. Neal Parker, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.864, 239.14
2. Jim Sickles, Monte Carlo, 5.732, 248.75
    vs. 7. Thomas Carter, Camaro, 5.848, 242.10
3. Rob Atchison, Pontiac Firebird, 5.742, 245.49
    vs. 6. Terry McMillen, Dodge Avenger, 5.825, 241.97
4. Mark Thomas, Avenger, 5.768, 241.50
    vs. 5. Terry Munroe, Monte Carlo, 5.787, 242.02.

Pro Stock
1. Steve Spiess, Chevy Cobalt, 6.380, 219.33
    vs. 16. Robert Patrick, Ford Cobra, 6.505, 217.11
2. Brian Gahm, Ford Mustang, 6.395, 219.44
    vs. 15. Michael Bruno, Chevy Cavalier, 6.504, 214.31
3. Frank Gugliotta, Ford Escort, 6.401, 213.33
    vs. 14. John Bartunek, Cobalt, 6.503, 215.62
4. Pete Berner, Mustang, 6.421, 216.38
    vs. 13. Jerry Haas, Cavalier, 6.500, 216.20
5. Rick Jones, Cobalt, 6.427, 217.84
    vs. 12. Elijah Morton, Escort, 6.500, 215.96
6. Daniel Seamon, Escort, 6.437, 217.74
    vs. 11. Larry O'Brien, Dodge Stratus, 6.472, 216.38
7. John Nobile, Ford ZX2, 6.438, 215.93
    vs. 10. Tony Gillig, Mustang, 6.471, 215.44
8. John Montecalvo, Cobalt, 6.449, 216.90
    vs. 9. Chuck DeMory, Escort, 6.469, 216.34.

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Series Drag
Drivers Mike Janis , Mark Thomas , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Paul Athey , Tony Gillig , John Nobile , Robert Patrick , Quain Stott , Chris Karamesines , Louie Allison , Bobby Lagana Jr. , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Shannon Jenkins , Jim Sickles , Jerry Haas , Doug Foley , Harold Martin , Steve Spiess , Frank Gugliotta , Terry McMillen