ROCKINGHAM, N.C.
First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Ninth annual Bethesda Softworks World Finals at Rockingham Dragway, the last of 12 events in the 2004 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Andrew Cowin, 4.534 seconds, 316.23 mph
    vs. 8. Joel Collins, 4.766, 291.45
2. Doug Foley, 4.650, 312.78
    vs. 7. Danny Dunn, 4.707, 308.14
3. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.654, 306.53
    vs. 6. Louie Allison, 4.679, 310.70
4. Bruce Litton, 4.663, 306.67
    vs. 5. Clay Millican, 4.668, 303.84.

Pro Modified
1. Al Billes, Chevy Corvette, 6.102, 229.74
    vs. 16. Ronnie Hood, Corvette, 6.226, 223.10
2. Rick DiStefano, Corvette, 6.114, 230.96
    vs. 15. Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 6.222, 207.21
3. Mike Janis, Corvette, 6.125, 231.00
    vs. 14. Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.221, 228.92
4. Carl Spiering, Corvette, 6.127, 226.16
    vs. 13. Eddie Ware, Willys, 6.213, 223.65
5. Chip King, Dodge Avenger, 6.149, 229.27
    vs. 12. Rickie Smith, Corvette, 6.174, 222.91
6. Shannon Jenkins, Camaro, 6.150, 224.88
    vs. 11. Billy Harper, Dodge Viper, 6.174, 225.15
7. Mitch Stott, Corvette, 6.158, 228.96
    vs. 10. Jim Halsey, Camaro, 6.166, 225.41
8. Steve Salvadore, Chevy Bel Air, 6.160, 229.82
    vs. 9. Von Smith, Ford Mustang, 6.165, 227.38.

Funny Car
1. Rob Atchison, Pontiac Firebird, 5.782, 240.89
    vs. 16. Scott Wildgust, Firebird, 6.093, 232.95
2. Mark Thomas, Dodge Avenger, 5.786, 238.85
    vs. 15. Mark Poyser, Chevy Camaro, 6.031, 228.77
3. Jim Sickles, Avenger, 5.810, 241.71
    vs. 14. Jeff Burnett, Firebird, 6.024, 234.17
4. Tony Bogolo, Ford Mustang, 5.812, 240.17
    vs. 13. Bill Naves, Firebird, 6.020, 229.66
5. Terry McMillen, Avenger, 5.835, 239.31
    vs. 12. Terry Munroe, Firebird, 5.988, 237.63; 6. Joshua Hernandez, Avenger, 5.854, 233.56
    vs. 11. Melinda Green-King, Avenger, 5.976, 226.01; 7. Fred Tigges, Camaro, 5.858, 241.80
    vs. 10. Bunny Burkett, Avenger, 5.905, 237.96
8. David Ray, Ford Mustang, 5.859, 238.85
    vs. 9. Chris Foster, Avenger, 5.888, 237.88.

Pro Stock
1. John Nobile, Ford ZX2, 6.435, 215.07
    vs. 16. Frank Snellings, Mercury Cougar, 6.502, 212.96
2. Frank Gugliotta, Ford Escort, 6.436, 213.81
    vs. 15. Robert Patrick, Ford Mustang, 6.498, 213.03
3. Steve Spiess, Chevy Cavalier, 6.437, 214.35
    vs. 14. Rick Jones, Dodge Stratus, 6.492, 213.43
4. Kenny Benso, Cavalier, 6.440, 213.87
    vs. 13. Jerry Haas, Cavalier, 6.481, 214.79
5. Pete Berner, Mustang, 6.442, 214.79
    vs. 12. Ron Miller, Cavalier, 6.474, 212.56
6. Brian Gahm, Mustang, 6.443, 214.93
    vs. 11. Elijah Morton, Mustang, 6.463, 213.47
7. Rob Mansfield, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.454, 214.72
    vs. 10. John Montecalvo, Cavalier, 6.462, 213.98
8. Tony Gillig, Mustang, 6.457, 214.01
    vs. 9. Mike Bell, ZX2, 6.458, 212.79.

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