Rockingham II: First-round pairings

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the World Finals presented by CapeFearWheels.com at Rockingham Dragway, the 11th of 10 events in the 2008 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on...

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the World Finals presented by CapeFearWheels.com at Rockingham Dragway, the 11th 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. Bruce Litton, 4.583 seconds, 304.87 mph
    vs. 5. Tim Boychuk, 4.735, 304.60
2. Spencer Massey, 4.644, 310.98
    vs. 6. Terry Haddock, 4.773, 286.07
3. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.688, 288.39
    vs. 7. Scott Palmer, 4.854, 289.26
4. Terry McMillen, 4.691, 310.63
    vs. 8. Mike Strasburg, 4.947, 315.56.

Nitro Funny Car
1. Terry Haddock, Dodge Stratus, 4.963, 297.16
    vs. 5. Matt Hagan, Toyota Solara, 5.193, 284.03
2. Todd Simpson, Chevy Camaro, 5.138, 273.55
    vs. 6. Jack Wyatt, Stratus, 5.358, 259.31
3. Jeff Diehl, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.155, 251.06
    vs. 7. John Lawson, Chevy Impala, 5.507, 259.66
4. Andy Kelley, Camaro, 5.158, 291.07
    vs. 8. Paul Lee, Pontiac Firebird, 5.551, 279.56.

Pro Modified
1. Tommy D'Aprile, Chevy Bel Air, 5.971, 236.67
    vs. 9. Quain Stott, Chevy Corvette, 6.056, 232.99
2. Jim Halsey, Chevy Camaro, 5.972, 237.00
    vs. 10. Rickie Smith, Corvette, 6.110, 232.07
3. Ed Hoover, Camaro, 5.981, 237.42
    vs. 11. Chip King, Dodge Daytona, 6.146, 232.55
4. Burton Auxier, Camaro, 6.014, 233.03
    vs. 12. Tim O'Hare, Camaro, 6.216, 228.23
5. Kenny Lang, Corvette, 6.017, 236.84
    vs. 13. Frederick Scriba, Corvette, 6.227, 225.41
6. Mike Janis, Pontiac Firebird, 6.017, 235.43
    vs. 14. Barney Squiers, Corvette, 6.271, 224.36
7. Pat Stoken, Camaro, 6.036, 232.99
    vs. 15. Mike Moran, Chevy Monte Carlo, 6.460, 240.98
8. Mike Castellana, Firebird, 6.050, 233.84
    vs. 16. Annette Summer, Bel Air, 6.691, 212.03.

Alcohol Funny Car
1. Tony Bogolo, Ford Mustang, 5.704, 243.41
    vs. 5. Neal Parker, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.783, 236.84
2. Larry Dobbs, Chevy Corvette, 5.709, 247.70
    vs. 6. Paul Noakes, Dodge Avenger, 5.845, 239.40
3. Dale Brand, Chevy Camaro, 5.740, 245.67
    vs. 7. Laurie Cannister, Camaro, 5.845, 238.64
4. Thomas Carter, Monte Carlo, 5.761, 243.85
    vs. 8. Jason McKnight, Monte Carlo, 5.878, 240.34.

Pro Stock
1. Frank Gugliotta, Ford Mustang, 6.270, 221.45
    vs. 9. John Konigshofer, Mustang, 6.311, 218.44
2. Pete Berner, Pontiac GXP, 6.278, 219.86
    vs. 10. Elijah Morton, Mustang, 6.317, 218.83
3. Dean Goforth, Pontiac GTO, 6.294, 218.48
    vs. 11. Bob Bertsch, Mustang, 6.320, 219.83
4. Robert Patrick, Mustang, 6.295, 219.12
    vs. 12. Trevor Eman, Ford Escort, 6.325, 219.29
5. Jeff Dobbins, Escort, 6.296, 220.01
    vs. 13. Matt Hartford, GTO, 6.332, 219.40
6. Brian Gahm, Mustang, 6.296, 219.33
    vs. 14. Andreas Karampelas, Chevy Cavalier, 6.355, 216.38
7. John Montecalvo, Chevy Cobalt, 6.300, 221.16
    vs. 15. JR Carr, GXP, 6.356, 217.91
8. Cary Goforth, Cobalt, 6.305, 220.30
    vs. 16. Ned Katuran, Cobalt, 6.358, 214.48.

-credit: ihra

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Series Drag
Drivers Laurie Cannister , Mike Janis , Bruce Litton , Robert Patrick , Quain Stott , Chip King , Bobby Lagana Jr. , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Paul Lee , Jack Wyatt , Scott Palmer , Mike Strasburg , Rickie Smith , Dale Brand , Terry Haddock , Jim Halsey , Jeff Diehl , Matt Hagan , Matt Hartford , Kenny Lang , Spencer Massey , Frank Gugliotta , Terry McMillen , Todd Simpson