Baytown: First-round pairings

BAYTOWN, Texas -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park, the fourth of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings...

BAYTOWN, Texas -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park, the fourth of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Whit Bazemore, 4.514 seconds, 326.87 mph
    vs. 16. Cory McClenathan, 4.689, 276.86
2. Melanie Troxel, 4.530, 323.89
    vs. 15. Alan Bradshaw, 4.670, 313.58
3. Rod Fuller, 4.533, 326.56
    vs. 14. Bruce Litton, 4.658, 312.78
4. Morgan Lucas, 4.538, 317.27
    vs. 13. David Grubnic, 4.650, 309.91
5. Tony Schumacher, 4.558, 312.50
    vs. 12. Brandon Bernstein, 4.649, 310.34
6. Larry Dixon, 4.597, 313.44
    vs. 11. Doug Kalitta, 4.633, 315.27
7. J.R. Todd, 4.618, 313.37
    vs. 10. Clay Millican, 4.632, 314.61
8. Hillary Will, 4.630, 310.41
    vs. 9. Joe Hartley, 4.631, 312.42.

Funny Car
1. Cruz Pedregon, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.796, 300.20
    vs. 16. Todd Simpson, Chevy Camaro, 5.222, 293.28
2. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.798, 304.25
    vs. 15. Tony Bartone, Monte Carlo, 5.141, 224.47
3. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.806, 315.34
    vs. 14. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.995, 259.41
4. Mike Ashley, Charger, 4.814, 309.63
    vs. 13. Tommy Johnson Jr., Chevy Impala, 4.902, 312.13
5. Jim Head, Toyota Solara, 4.823, 282.72
    vs. 12. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.885, 313.00
6. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.827, 311.85
    vs. 11. Kenny Bernstein, Charger, 4.864, 291.45
7. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.830, 318.24
    vs. 10. Gary Densham, Monte Carlo, 4.861, 310.34
8. Jeff Arend, Monte Carlo, 4.836, 308.50
    vs. 9. Bob Gilbertson, Dodge Stratus, 4.854, 302.82.

Pro Stock
1. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.649, 208.17
    vs. 16. Kenny Koretsky, Cobalt, 6.728, 206.57
2. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GTO, 6.665, 208.59
    vs. 15. Larry Morgan, Dodge Stratus, 6.720, 206.51
3. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.675, 206.89
    vs. 14. Erica Enders, Stratus, 6.713, 205.69
4. Jason Line, GTO, 6.676, 208.42
    vs. 13. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.709, 207.34
5. Warren Johnson, GTO, 6.680, 207.94
    vs. 12. Tom Hammonds, Cobalt, 6.703, 206.16
6. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.688, 206.35
    vs. 11. Jim Yates, GTO, 6.701, 207.11
7. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.696, 207.15
    vs. 10. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.699, 207.43
8. Greg Stanfield, GTO, 6.696, 206.35
    vs. 9. Mike Edwards, GTO, 6.698, 206.61.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Matt Smith, Buell, 6.968, 191.76
    vs. 16. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.092, 189.82
2. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 6.973, 192.22
    vs. 15. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.091, 187.89
3. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.995, 192.41
    vs. 14. Tom Bradford, Buell, 7.084, 188.75
4. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.025, 192.60
    vs. 13. Joe DeSantis, Suzuki, 7.083, 191.48
5. Chip Ellis, Buell, 7.029, 190.70
    vs. 12. Chris Rivas, Buell, 7.076, 188.62
6. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.043, 190.67
    vs. 11. Scott Lewis, Suzuki, 7.071, 187.52
7. Peggy Llewellyn, 7.045, 189.18
    vs. 10. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 7.071, 189.92
8. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.050, 191.10
    vs. 9. Matt Guidera, Buell, 7.069, 187.65.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kenny Bernstein , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Greg Anderson , Larry Morgan , Shawn Gann , Peggy Llewellyn , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Karen Stoffer , Melanie Troxel , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Mike Ashley , Andrew Hines , Jeff Arend , Chip Ellis , Joe DeSantis , Rod Fuller , Matt Guidera , Tom Bradford , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Angelle Sampey , Scott Lewis , Dave Connolly , Matt Smith , Eddie Krawiec , Mike Edwards , Todd Simpson , Tommy Johnson Jr.