Baytown: First-round pairings

BAYTOWN, Texas -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park, the fourth of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings...

BAYTOWN, Texas -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 21st annual O'Reilly NHRA Spring Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Houston Raceway Park, the fourth of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Top Fuel
1. Alan Bradshaw, 4.526 seconds, 323.50 mph
    vs. 16. Urs Erbacher, 4.734, 302.41
2. Doug Herbert, 4.547, 318.02
    vs. 15. Bob Vandergriff, 4.697, 308.71
3. Larry Dixon, 4.549, 314.46
    vs. 14. Morgan Lucas, 4.691, 320.51
4. Cory McClenathan, 4.568, 326.79
    vs. 13. Rod Fuller, 4.684, 319.98
5. Doug Foley, 4.582, 303.09
    vs. 12. Antron Brown, 4.644, 322.42
6. David Grubnic, 4.587, 322.42
    vs. 11. Bruce Litton, 4.620, 324.28
7. Brandon Bernstein, 4.596, 325.77
    vs. 10. Tony Schumacher, 4.619, 313.22
8. Hillary Will, 4.599, 316.45
    vs. 9. Doug Kalitta, 4.606, 317.87.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Mitch King, 4.795, 304.60
18. Troy Buff, 4.823, 309.20
19. J.R. Todd, 7.025, 263.56.

Funny Car
1. Cruz Pedregon, Chevy Impala, 4.834, 314.97
    vs. 16. Gary Scelzi, Dodge Charger, 5.052, 296.57
2. Tony Bartone, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.839, 305.08
    vs. 15. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 4.986, 307.93
3. Mike Neff, Mustang, 4.875, 316.23
    vs. 14. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.977, 310.63
4. Del Worsham, Impala, 4.881, 313.66
    vs. 13. Jerry Toliver, Charger, 4.961, 314.09
5. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.886, 310.05
    vs. 12. Tim Wilkerson, Impala, 4.939, 301.40
6. Ashley Force, Mustang, 4.890, 319.29
    vs. 11. Bob Gilbertson, Monte Carlo, 4.928, 310.34
7. Gary Densham, Impala, 4.904, 312.42
    vs. 10. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.913, 303.16
8. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.906, 314.31
    vs. 9. John Force, Mustang, 4.913, 312.71.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Scott Kalitta, 5.218, 236.55
18. Bob Bode, 5.291, 239.70
19. Melanie Troxel, 5.942, 211.20
20. Robert Hight, 6.273, 200.44
21. Terry Haddock, no time.

Pro Stock
1. Kurt Johnson, Chevy Cobalt, 6.638, 208.42
    vs. 16. John Nobile, Dodge Stratus, 6.703, 206.01
2. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.650, 207.72
    vs. 15. Justin Humphreys, Pontiac GXP, 6.701, 207.08
3. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.666, 207.59
    vs. 14. Matt Hartford, Stratus, 6.693, 206.67
4. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.667, 206.80
    vs. 13. Kenny Koretsky, GXP, 6.689, 206.26
5. Jason Line, GXP, 6.668, 207.98
    vs. 12. Jim Yates, GXP, 6.684, 206.32
6. Greg Anderson, GXP, 6.671, 207.56
    vs. 11. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.681, 207.18
7. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 6.673, 207.37
    vs. 10. Rickie Jones, Stratus, 6.680, 206.39
8. Mike Edwards, Pontiac GTO, 6.676, 206.54
    vs. 9. Warren Johnson, GXP, 6.679, 208.42.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Tom Hammonds, 6.715, 206.51
18. Johnny Gray, 6.735, 206.32
19. Max Naylor, 6.735, 203.40
20. Larry Morgan, 6.741, 206.04
21. Vinnie Deceglie, 6.747, 204.60
22. Bill Glidden, 6.748, 205.38
23. Shane Heckel, 6.919, 202.42
24. Vernon Swindoll, no time.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Matt Smith, Buell, 6.929, 191.62
    vs. 16. Junior Pippin, Buell, 7.190, 185.51
2. Chip Ellis, Suzuki, 6.970, 190.57
    vs. 15. Angie McBride, Buell, 7.175, 185.08
3. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.971, 191.16
    vs. 14. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.150, 188.86
4. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.972, 191.13
    vs. 13. Edward Murphy, Suzuki, 7.128, 187.23
5. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.985, 192.06
    vs. 12. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.124, 188.89
6. Matt Guidera, Buell, 6.988, 190.92
    vs. 11. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.073, 192.06
7. Hector Arana, Buell, 7.003, 190.06
    vs. 10. Chris Rivas, Buell, 7.042, 189.15
8. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.024, 191.57
    vs. 9. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 7.042, 189.92.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Michael Ray, 7.281, 184.42
18. Redell Harris, 7.410, 180.04
19. Jim Randolph, no time
20. Ryan Schnitz, no time.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Bruce Litton , Antron Brown , John Nobile , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Shawn Gann , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Redell Harris , Mitch King , Tom Hammonds , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Karen Stoffer , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Chris Rivas , Alan Bradshaw , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Ryan Schnitz , Andrew Hines , Bob Bode , Doug Foley , Michael Phillips , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Steve Johnson , Terry Haddock , Chip Ellis , Urs Erbacher , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Matt Guidera , Max Naylor , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Troy Buff , Angelle Sampey , Justin Humphreys , Billy Glidden , Matt Hartford , Bob Tasca III , Angie McBride , Michael Ray , Rickie Jones , Edward Murphy , Matt Smith , Eddie Krawiec , Mike Edwards , Vernon Swindoll , Shane Heckel , Mike Neff , Tommy Johnson Jr.