Milan: First-round pairings

MILAN, Mich. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Motor City Nationals presented by GM Performance Division & Heritage Newspapers at Milan Dragway, the third of 11 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing...

MILAN, Mich. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Motor City Nationals presented by GM Performance Division & Heritage Newspapers at Milan Dragway, the third of 11 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Scott Palmer, 4.597 seconds, 317.49 mph
    vs. 5. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.716, 290.13
2. Bruce Litton, 4.620, 322.27
    vs. 6. T.J. Zizzo, 4.740, 272.06
3. Mike Strasburg, 4.647, 327.43
    vs. 7. Kevin Jones, 4.833, 282.36
4. Spencer Massey, 4.715, 307.51
    vs. 8. Chris Karamesines, 5.052, 289.14.

Nitro Funny Car
1. Daniel Wilkerson, Chevy IMpala, 4.831, 316.01
    vs. 5. Dale Creasy Jr., Chevy Impala, 5.060, 278.35
2. Paul Lee, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.939, 303.64
    vs. 6. Terry Haddock, Dodge Stratus, 5.087, 299.53
3. Jeff Diehl, Monte Carlo, 5.017, 292.27
    vs. 7. Jack Wyatt, Stratus, 5.111, 237.13
4. Matt Hagan, Monte Carlo, 5.045, 302.35
    vs. 8. Andy Kelley, Pontiac Firebird, 5.180, 289.57.

Pro Modified
1. Kenny Lang, Chevy Corvette, 5.958, 239.65
    vs. 9. Thomas Patterson, Willys, 6.091, 222.07
2. Scott Cannon, Pontiac Firebird, 6.000, 240.77
    vs. 10. Mark Nielsen, Chevy Camaro, 6.095, 237.46
3. Tommy D'Aprile, Chevy Bel Air, 6.038, 232.31
    vs. 11. Jim Halsey, Camaro, 6.122, 231.16
4. Jason Hamstra, Camaro, 6.053, 234.49
    vs. 12. Chip King, Dodge Daytona, 6.124, 236.09
5. Carl Spiering, Camaro, 6.054, 235.27
    vs. 13. Jason Stock, Corvette, 6.135, 234.25
6. Pat Stoken, Camaro, 6.069, 233.16
    vs. 14. Ed Hoover, Camaro, 6.147, 235.72
7. Mike Janis, Firebird, 6.076, 238.60
    vs. 15. Billy Gibson, Plymouth Superbird, 6.196, 232.87
8. Mike Castellana, Firebird, 6.088, 236.05
    vs. 16. Burton Auxier, Corvette, 6.275, 224.96.

Alcohol Funny Car
1. Dale Brand, Chevy Camaro, 5.654, 245.90
    vs. 5. Larry Dobbs, Chevy Corvette, 5.790, 247.57
2. Paul Noakes, Dodge Avenger, 5.754, 246.44
    vs. 6. Rob Atchison, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.828, 248.93
3. Laurie Cannister, Camaro, 5.783, 244.78
    vs. 7. Tim Stevens, Dodge Stratus, 5.887, 237.88
4. Thomas Carter, Monte Carlo, 5.789, 247.66
    vs. 8. Tony Bogolo, Ford Mustang, 5.893, 238.60.

Pro Stock
1. Jeff Dobbins, Ford Escort, 6.294, 222.40
    vs. 9. Jason Collins, Chevy Cobalt, 6.336, 220.94
2. John Montecalvo, Cobalt, 6.320, 220.66
    vs. 10. Bob Bertsch, Ford Mustang, 6.344, 218.65
3. Robert Patrick, Mustang, 6.322, 220.12
    vs. 11. Dean Goforth, Pontiac GTO, 6.346, 213.94
4. Cary Goforth, Cobalt, 6.327, 221.23
    vs. 12. Elijah Morton, Mustang, 6.349, 219.94
5. Rob Mansfield, GTO, 6.327, 220.69
    vs. 13. Richard Freeman, Cobalt, 6.360, 221.60
6. Pete Berner, Pontiac GXP, 6.327, 220.94
    vs. 14. Michael Bruno, GTO, 6.361, 220.15
7. Frank Gugliotta, Mustang, 6.329, 219.33
    vs. 15. John Konigshofer, Mustang, 6.371, 219.15
8. Brian Gahm, Mustang, 6.332, 221.56
    vs. 16. Trevor Eman, Escort, 6.391, 220.58.

-credit: ihra

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Series Drag
Drivers Laurie Cannister , Mike Janis , Bruce Litton , Robert Patrick , Chris Karamesines , Chip King , Thomas Patterson , Dale Creasy Jr. , Bobby Lagana Jr. , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Billy Gibson , Paul Lee , Jack Wyatt , Scott Palmer , Mike Strasburg , Dale Brand , Terry Haddock , Jim Halsey , Jeff Diehl , Matt Hagan , Kenny Lang , Richard Freeman , Spencer Massey , Frank Gugliotta , Daniel Wilkerson