Norwalk: First-round pairings

NORWALK, Ohio -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Skull Shine World Nationals presented by ACDelco at Norwalk Raceway Park, the eighth of 11 events in the 2006 eMax Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results...

NORWALK, Ohio -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Skull Shine World Nationals presented by ACDelco at Norwalk Raceway Park, the eighth of 11 events in the 2006 eMax Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. J.R. Todd, 4.586 seconds, 321.12 mph
    vs. 5. Bruce Litton, 4.674, 314.68
2. Doug Foley, 4.624, 312.64
    vs. 6. Andrew Cowin, 4.687, 317.79
3. Hillary Will, 4.643, 322.11
    vs. 7. Rick Cooper, 4.693, 316.08
4. Clay Millican, 4.653, 309.77
    vs. 8. Louie Allison, 4.779, 305.29.

Pro Modified
1. Tony Pontieri, Chevy Bel Air, 6.122, 234.41
    vs. 9. Kenny Lang, Chevy Corvette, 6.200, 228.81
2. Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.145, 230.25
    vs. 10. Harold Martin, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.200, 228.77
3. Carl Spiering, Chevy Camaro, 6.152, 231.12
    vs. 11. Raymond Commisso, Camaro, 6.217, 198.73
4. Jim Halsey, Camaro, 6.157, 227.80
    vs. 12. Mike Janis, Chevy Cobalt, 6.219, 229.63
5. Alan Pittman, Bel Air, 6.163, 228.19
    vs. 13. Danny Rowe, Corvette, 6.219, 228.38
6. Mike Castellana, Chevy Cavalier, 6.172, 230.13
    vs. 14. Matt Hagan, Corvette, 6.222, 227.96
7. Pat Stoken, Camaro, 6.183, 227.54
    vs. 15. Brandon Pesz, Corvette, 6.223, 229.66
8. Eddie Ware, Camaro, 6.185, 229.59
    vs. 16. Mike Bell, Ford Mustang, 6.223, 227.00.

Alcohol Funny Car
1. Rob Atchison, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.766, 245.32
    vs. 5. Larry Dobbs, Chevy Corvette, 5.866, 236.63
2. Frederick Tigges, Dodge Avenger, 5.838, 243.33
    vs. 6. Paul Noakes, Ford Mustang, 5.920, 237.34
3. Mark Thomas, Monte Carlo, 5.845, 244.52
    vs. 7. Thomas Carter, Chevy Camaro, 5.928, 237.80
4. Terry Munroe, Monte Carlo, 5.865, 237.00
    vs. 8. Tim Stevens, Dodge Stratus, 5.952, 237.25.

Pro Stock
1. Rob Mansfield, Chevy Cobalt, 6.434, 217.14
    vs. 9. Rick Jones, Cobalt, 6.500, 214.66
2. Robert Patrick, Shelby GT 500, 6.442, 215.48
    vs. 10. Jeff Dobbins, Ford Escort, 6.503, 212.90
3. Brian Gahm, Ford Mustang, 6.464, 216.10
    vs. 11. Michael Bruno, Pontiac GTO, 6.505, 214.18
4. Frank Gugliotta, Escort, 6.465, 215.72
    vs. 12. Cary Goforth, Cobalt, 6.505, 214.08
5. Pete Berner, GTO, 6.466, 215.17
    vs. 13. Steve Spiess, Cobalt, 6.519, 212.86
6. John Nobile, Escort, 6.483, 214.66
    vs. 14. Jerry Haas, GTO, 6.522, 213.87
7. John Montecalvo, Cobalt, 6.484, 213.87
    vs. 15. Bert Jackson, Chevy Cavalier, 6.529, 212.79
8. Tony Gillig, Mustang, 6.492, 213.98
    vs. 16. John Konigshofer, Mercury Cougar, 6.532, 213.16.

Nitro Funny Car
1. Bob Gilbertson, Dodge Stratus, 4.800, 318.39
    vs. 5. Dale Creasy Jr., Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.011, 273.22
2. Jack Wyatt, Pontiac Firebird, 4.917, 271.24
    vs. 6. Paul Lee, Monte Carlo, 5.086, 297.02
3. Gary Densham, Monte Carlo, 4.948, 309.56
    vs. 7. Vincent Arcadi, Monte Carlo, 5.086, 261.22
4. Scott Kalitta, Toyota Solara, 4.965, 314.24
    vs. 8. Andy Kelley, Pontiac Trans Am, 5.125, 277.49.

-credit: ihra

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Series Drag
Drivers Mark Thomas , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Alan Pittman , John Nobile , Robert Patrick , Bob Gilbertson , Quain Stott , Andrew Cowin , Dale Creasy Jr. , Gary Densham , Louie Allison , John Montecalvo , Scott Kalitta , Paul Lee , Jack Wyatt , Jerry Haas , Doug Foley , Danny Rowe , Harold Martin , Jim Halsey , Mike Bell , Brandon Pesz , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Matt Hagan , Kenny Lang , Frank Gugliotta