Grand Bend first-round pairings

GRAND BEND, Ont. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Sixth annual Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol at Grand Bend Motorplex, the fourth of 12 events in the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. ...

GRAND BEND, Ont. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Sixth annual Mopar Canadian Nationals presented by Castrol at Grand Bend Motorplex, the fourth of 12 events in the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Clay Millican, 4.748 seconds, 295.53 mph
    vs. 8. Paul Athey, 5.086, 288.39
2. Doug Foley, 4.779, 300.20
    vs. 7. Todd Paton, 5.035, 255.97
3. Louie Allison, 4.809, 291.76
    vs. 6. Rick Cooper, 5.017, 294.31
4. Bruce Litton, 4.909, 294.50
    vs. 5. Chris Karamesines, 4.983, 259.71.

Pro Modified
1. Shannon Jenkins, Chevy Camaro, 6.191, 227.11
    vs. 16. Charles Carpenter, Chevy Bel Air, 6.374, 221.74
2. Al Billes, Dodge Stratus, 6.240, 231.28
    vs. 15. Eddie Ware, Willys, 6.370, 222.88
3. Carl Spiering, Chevy Corvette, 6.248, 228.96
    vs. 14. Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.370, 225.97
4. Harold Martin, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.267, 225.60
    vs. 13. Tony Pontieri, Camaro, 6.354, 223.06
5. Mike Castellana, Chevy Cavalier, 6.269, 226.96
    vs. 12. Mike Janis, Stratus, 6.342, 226.39
6. Billy Harper, Dodge Viper, 6.277, 222.69
    vs. 11. Keith Baker, Corvette, 6.328, 221.49
7. Ed Hoover, Corvette, 6.286, 226.35
    vs. 10. Jim Halsey, Camaro, 6.326, 224.14
8. Rick DiStefano, Corvette, 6.301, 225.22
    vs. 9. Burton Auxier, Corvette, 6.309, 220.91.

Funny Car
1. Rob Atchison, Pontiac Firebird, 5.844, 239.02
    vs. 8. Terry McMillen, Dodge Avenger, 6.089, 230.02
2. Frederick Tigges, Chevy Camaro, 5.887, 240.55
    vs. 7. Thomas Carter, Camaro, 5.990, 237.05
3. Chris Foster, Avenger, 5.927, 237.13
    vs. 6. Larry Dobbs, Chevy Corvette, 5.969, 232.87
4. Jim Sickles, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.929, 239.40
    vs. 5. Mark Thomas, Avenger, 5.943, 239.48.

Pro Stock
1. Robert Patrick, Ford Cobra, 6.506, 213.54
    vs. 16. Dwayne Rice, Chevy Cobalt, 6.672, 208.14
2. Steve Spiess, Cobalt, 6.508, 214.83
    vs. 15. Ed Machacek, Chevy Cavalier, 6.664, 209.88
3. John Montecalvo, Cobalt, 6.515, 213.27
    vs. 14. Daniel Seamon, Ford Escort, 6.639, 212.03
4. Frank Gugliotta, Escort, 6.526, 213.00
    vs. 13. Richard Penland, Cobra, 6.634, 209.14
5. Tony Gillig, Ford Mustang, 6.527, 212.90
    vs. 12. Larry O'Brien, Dodge Stratus, 6.602, 210.60
6. Rick Jones, Cobalt, 6.536, 213.67
    vs. 11. Chuck DeMory, Escort, 6.598, 210.05
7. Jerry Haas, Cavalier, 6.545, 213.98
    vs. 10. Doug Kirk, Mustang, 6.575, 211.73
8. Pete Berner, Mustang, 6.563, 212.43
    vs. 9. John Nobile, Ford ZX2, 6.564, 212.36.

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Series Drag
Drivers Mike Janis , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Paul Athey , Tony Gillig , John Nobile , Robert Patrick , Quain Stott , Louie Allison , Dwayne Rice , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Todd Paton , Shannon Jenkins , Al Billes , Jim Sickles , Jerry Haas , Doug Foley , Harold Martin , Jim Halsey , Rick DiStefano , Steve Spiess , Frank Gugliotta , Terry McMillen