Brainerd: First-round pairings

BRAINERD, Minn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 27th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, the 16th of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results...

BRAINERD, Minn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 27th annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, the 16th 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. Tony Schumacher, 3.864 seconds, 312.21 mph
    vs. Bye
2. Steve Torrence, 3.869, 308.00
    vs. 15. Hillary Will, 4.546, 177.07
3. Cory McClenathan, 3.877, 311.77
    vs. 14. Luigi Novelli, 4.204, 269.13
4. Larry Dixon, 3.899, 306.88
    vs. 13. J.R. Todd, 4.027, 273.11
5. Doug Herbert, 3.901, 306.60
    vs. 12. Doug Kalitta, 4.013, 297.61
6. David Grubnic, 3.910, 306.19
    vs. 11. Bob Vandergriff, 3.988, 290.88
7. Antron Brown, 3.929, 306.19
    vs. 10. Morgan Lucas, 3.984, 300.80
8. Rod Fuller, 3.933, 308.71
    vs. 9. Brandon Bernstein, 3.972, 303.16.

Funny Car
1. Ashley Force, Ford Mustang, 4.110, 299.40
    vs. 16. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.305, 285.83
2. John Force, Mustang, 4.112, 301.27
    vs. 15. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.291, 286.86
3. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.119, 300.26
    vs. 14. Melanie Troxel, Charger, 4.276, 290.32
4. Del Worsham, Chevy Impala, 4.152, 291.01
    vs. 13. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.242, 285.77
5. Mike Neff, Mustang, 4.176, 298.80
    vs. 12. Tim Wilkerson, Impala, 4.233, 276.92
6. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.178, 292.20
    vs. 11. Jim Head, Toyota Solara, 4.226, 290.07
7. Jerry Toliver, Charger, 4.190, 296.83
    vs. 10. Cruz Pedregon, Solara, 4.226, 292.14
8. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.190, 293.86
    vs. 9. Gary Densham, Impala, 4.209, 284.81.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Tony Bartone, 4.375, 256.94
18. Bob Bode, 4.393, 273.50
19. Tommy Johnson Jr., 4.393, 267.91.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GXP, 6.679, 206.76
    vs. 16. Steve Spiess, Chevy Cobalt, 6.744, 204.05
2. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.681, 206.39
    vs. 15. Jim Yates, GXP, 6.738, 204.05
3. Warren Johnson, GXP, 6.684, 206.99
    vs. 14. V. Gaines, Dodge Stratus, 6.729, 204.98
4. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.688, 205.63
    vs. 13. Rickie Jones, Stratus, 6.724, 204.42
5. Jason Line, GXP, 6.691, 206.04
    vs. 12. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.718, 205.29
6. Justin Humphreys, Stratus, 6.703, 205.63
    vs. 11. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 6.714, 205.35
7. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.704, 204.98
    vs. 10. Mike Edwards, GXP, 6.710, 205.38
8. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.708, 205.35
    vs. 9. Richie Stevens, GXP, 6.710, 205.44.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Johnny Gray, 6.747, 204.73
18. Greg Stanfield, 6.749, 204.70
19. Danny Gruninger, 6.831, 201.76
20. Mark Hogan, 7.212, 183.69.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Matt Smith, Buell, 6.958, 189.55
    vs. 16. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 7.274, 185.10
2. Chris Rivas, Buell, 6.977, 190.22
    vs. 15. Wes Wells, Suzuki, 7.173, 187.47
3. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.984, 189.42
    vs. 14. Junior Pippin, Buell, 7.132, 187.16
4. Hector Arana, Buell, 7.019, 189.34
    vs. 13. David Hope, Buell, 7.107, 186.07
5. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 7.021, 188.73
    vs. 12. Mike Berry, Suzuki, 7.094, 186.18
6. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.022, 191.08
    vs. 11. Matt Guidera, Buell, 7.089, 185.41
7. Chip Ellis, Suzuki, 7.026, 191.10
    vs. 10. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.083, 190.38
8. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.046, 188.52
    vs. 9. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.053, 190.46.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Joe DeSantis, 7.274, 184.83
18. Buddy Robinson, 7.370, 181.35
19. Angie McBride, 10.607, 77.12.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Mike Berry , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Karen Stoffer , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Luigi Novelli , Chris Rivas , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Andrew Hines , Bob Bode , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Steve Johnson , Chip Ellis , Joe DeSantis , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Matt Guidera , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Angelle Sampey , Steve Torrence , Justin Humphreys , Dave Connolly , Bob Tasca III , Angie McBride , Rickie Jones , Matt Smith , Eddie Krawiec , Mike Edwards , Steve Spiess , David Hope , Danny Gruninger , Mike Neff , Buddy R , Tommy Johnson Jr.