Martin: First-round pairings

MARTIN, Mich. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park, the seventh of 10 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on ...

MARTIN, Mich. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park, the seventh of 10 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Mike Strasburg, 4.612 seconds, 326.32 mph vs. 5. Bruce Litton, 4.704, 307.02
2. Terry McMillen, 4.659, 316.01 vs. 6. Tim Boychuk, 4.754, 294.24
3. Spencer Massey, 4.683, 313.88 vs. 7. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.860, 307.02
4. T.J. Zizzo, 4.691, 298.60 vs. 8. Kevin Jones, 4.863, 295.08.

Nitro Funny Car
1. Cory Lee, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.053, 292.90 vs. 5. Andy Kelley, Chevy Camaro, 5.166, 296.18
2. Paul Lee, Camaro, 5.064, 286.07 vs. 6. Todd Simpson, Camaro, 5.168, 252.95
3. John Lawson, Chevy Impala, 5.131, 259.91 vs. 7. Steven Macklyn, Monte Carlo, 5.192, 279.50
4. Terry Haddock, Dodge Stratus, 5.132, 295.27 vs. 8. Jeff Diehl, Monte Carlo, 5.221, 252.24.

Pro Modified
1. Mike Castellana, Pontiac Firebird, 6.009, 238.05 vs. 9. Carl Spiering, Chevy Corvette, 6.123, 232.11
2. Jim Halsey, Chevy Camaro, 6.045, 233.76 vs. 10. Kenny Lang, Corvette, 6.124, 234.90
3. Mike Janis, Firebird, 6.065, 236.55 vs. 11. Pat Stoken, Camaro, 6.129, 224.88
4. Ed Hoover, Camaro, 6.073, 234.17 vs. 12. Tim O'Hare, Camaro, 6.133, 231.12
5. Scott Cannon, Firebird, 6.091, 232.47 vs. 13. Chip King, Dodge Daytona, 6.140, 231.40
6. Mike Stawicki, Camaro, 6.095, 231.79 vs. 14. Steve Salvadore, Camaro, 6.162, 233.76
7. Tommy D'Aprile, Chevy Bel Air, 6.117, 234.25 vs. 15. Thomas Patterson, Dodge Charger, 6.166, 229.12
8. Rickie Smith, Corvette, 6.118, 232.59 vs. 16. Jason Hamstra, Camaro, 6.168, 227.00.

Alcohol Funny Car
1. Dale Brand, Chevy Camaro, 5.729, 245.05 vs. 5. Laurie Cannister, Camaro, 5.856, 240.72
2. Rob Atchison, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.794, 245.32 vs. 6. Larry Dobbs, Chevy Corvette, 5.872, 246.89
3. Thomas Carter, Monte Carlo, 5.801, 245.00 vs. 7. Terry Munroe, Monte Carlo, 5.887, 238.55
4. Paul Noakes, Dodge Avenger, 5.851, 238.30 vs. 8. Mark Thomas, Monte Carlo, 5.945, 239.57.

Pro Stock
1. Pete Berner, Pontiac GXP, 6.365, 218.76 vs. 9. Frank Gugliotta, Ford Mustang, 6.399, 219.15
2. Jeff Dobbins, Ford Escort, 6.376, 220.33 vs. 10. Dean Goforth, Chevy Cobalt, 6.405, 219.08
3. Steve Spiess, Cobalt, 6.378, 219.36 vs. 11. Cary Goforth, Cobalt, 6.416, 217.74
4. John Montecalvo, Cobalt, 6.384, 219.01 vs. 12. Jason Collins, Cobalt, 6.420, 216.90
5. Rob Mansfield, Pontiac GTO, 6.392, 218.58 vs. 13. Brian Gahm, Mustang, 6.427, 218.97
6. Elijah Morton, Mustang, 6.396, 218.23 vs. 14. Michael Bruno, GTO, 6.427, 217.91
7. Robert Patrick, Mustang, 6.397, 218.09 vs. 15. John Konigshofer, Mustang, 6.440, 217.00
8. Bob Bertsch, Mustang, 6.398, 218.80 vs. 16. Richard Freeman, Cobalt, 6.457, 219.76.

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Series DRAG
Drivers Laurie Cannister , Mike Janis , Mark Thomas , Robert Patrick , Thomas Patterson , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Paul Lee , Mike Strasburg , Mike Stawicki , Rickie Smith , Cory Lee , Dale Brand , Terry Haddock , Jim Halsey , Jeff Diehl , Steve Spiess , Kenny Lang , Richard Freeman , Spencer Massey , Terry McMillen , Todd Simpson