Norwalk first-round pairings

NORWALK, Ohio -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 28th annual Skull Gear World Nationals presented by PPG Automotive Refinish at Norwalk Raceway Park, the ninth of 12 events in the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing ...

NORWALK, Ohio -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 28th annual Skull Gear World Nationals presented by PPG Automotive Refinish at Norwalk Raceway Park, the ninth of 12 events in the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Cory McClenathan, 4.568 seconds, 323.43 mph
    vs. 8. Rick Cooper, 4.789, 307.86
2. Doug Foley, 4.589, 310.77
    vs. 7. Dale Creasy Jr, 4.784, 311.34
3. Clay Millican, 4.635, 319.82
    vs. 6. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.781, 311.34
4. T.J. Zizzo, 4.650, 312.93
    vs. 5. Bruce Litton, 4.686, 316.52.

Pro Modified
1. Jim Halsey, Chevy Camaro, 6.165, 227.04
    vs. 16. Rick Moore, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.273, 223.76
2. Mike Castellana, Chevy Cavalier, 6.172, 230.02
    vs. 15. Steve Engel, Chevy Corvette, 6.271, 227.84
3. Carl Spiering, Corvette, 6.188, 230.76
    vs. 14. Milt Decker, Corvette, 6.268, 224.55
4. Shannon Jenkins, Camaro, 6.198, 227.54
    vs. 13. Steve Bareman, Corvette, 6.267, 227.92
5. Steve Vick, Corvette, 6.210, 224.47
    vs. 12. Billy Harper, Dodge Viper, 6.259, 224.70
6. Dennis Radford, Corvette, 6.231, 225.60
    vs. 11. Burton Auxier, Corvette, 6.253, 223.36
7. Scott Cannon, Studebaker, 6.236, 227.84
    vs. 10. Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.251, 230.17
8. Harold Martin, Grand Am, 6.241, 225.79
    vs. 9. Mike Lockwood, Corvette, 6.249, 223.39.

Funny Car
1. Rob Atchison, Pontiac Firebird, 5.769, 240.38
    vs. 8. Chris Foster, Dodge Avenger, 5.957, 237.34
2. Terry Munroe, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.786, 232.35
    vs. 7. Mike Comella, Chevy Corvette, 5.955, 235.93
3. Jim Sickles, Monte Carlo, 5.803, 243.55
    vs. 6. Melinda Green-King, Avenger, 5.940, 235.76
4. Frederick Tigges, Chevy Camaro, 5.878, 240.72
    vs. 5. Mark Thomas, Avenger, 5.922, 240.04.

Pro Stock
1. Steve Spiess, Chevy Cobalt, 6.462, 215.96
    vs. 16. John Konigshofer, Mercury Cougar, 6.579, 212.39
2. Frank Gugliotta, Ford Escort, 6.465, 215.86
    vs. 15. Chuck DeMory, Escort, 6.576, 212.19
3. Brian Gahm, Ford Mustang, 6.473, 214.79
    vs. 14. Bert Jackson, Chevy Cavalier, 6.576, 213.20
4. Tony Gillig, Mustang, 6.478, 212.39
    vs. 13. Doug Kirk, Mustang, 6.551, 213.81
5. Daniel Seamon, Escort, 6.513, 214.11
    vs. 12. John Montecalvo, Cobalt, 6.545, 213.33
6. Rick Jones, Cobalt, 6.513, 214.89
    vs. 11. Jerry Haas, Cavalier, 6.536, 213.43
7. Pete Berner, Mustang, 6.515, 213.06
    vs. 10. John Nobile, Ford ZX2, 6.535, 214.38
8. Larry O'Brien, Dodge Stratus, 6.529, 213.06
    vs. 9. Ed Machacek, Cavalier, 6.534, 213.37.

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Series Drag
Drivers Mark Thomas , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Tony Gillig , John Nobile , Quain Stott , Bobby Lagana Jr. , John Montecalvo , Cory McClenathan , Shannon Jenkins , Jim Sickles , Jerry Haas , Doug Foley , Mike Lock , Harold Martin , Jim Halsey , Steve Engel , Steve Spiess , Frank Gugliotta