Bristol: First-round pairings

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Seventh annual O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Q at Bristol Dragway, the 12th of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings ...

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Seventh annual O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Q at Bristol Dragway, the 12th of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Tony Schumacher, 4.544 seconds, 329.58 mph
    vs. 16. Bob Vandergriff, 4.733, 311.99
2. Whit Bazemore, 4.547, 327.43
    vs. 15. David Grubnic, 4.673, 323.43
3. Brandon Bernstein, 4.552, 326.95
    vs. 14. Brady Kalivoda, 4.672, 303.43
4. Rod Fuller, 4.592, 323.04
    vs. 13. Clay Millican, 4.668, 318.24
5. Doug Kalitta, 4.611, 328.62
    vs. 12. Morgan Lucas, 4.666, 324.12
6. Doug Herbert, 4.611, 318.39
    vs. 11. Cory McClenathan, 4.659, 316.15
7. Larry Dixon, 4.641, 313.58
    vs. 10. Melanie Troxel, 4.657, 319.29
8. J.R. Todd, 4.642, 309.77
    vs. 9. Hillary Will, 4.654, 322.88.

Funny Car
1. Tim Wilkerson, Chevy Impala, 4.819, 321.42
    vs. 16. Del Worsham, Impala, 4.898, 300.53
2. Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger, 4.827, 319.67
    vs. 15. Gary Densham, Impala, 4.898, 313.66
3. Cruz Pedregon, Impala, 4.831, 316.60
    vs. 14. Jerry Toliver, Toyota Solara, 4.894, 309.98
4. Mike Ashley, Charger, 4.850, 323.74
    vs. 13. Tony Bartone, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.891, 294.43
5. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.853, 292.46
    vs. 12. Scott Kalitta, Solara, 4.888, 311.20
6. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.863, 310.70
    vs. 11. Tommy Johnson Jr., Impala, 4.886, 313.95
7. Jim Head, Solara, 4.870, 319.45
    vs. 10. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.884, 309.06
8. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.875, 315.27
    vs. 9. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.882, 315.12.

Pro Stock
1. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.765, 204.05
    vs. 16. V. Gaines, Dodge Stratus, 6.818, 202.27
2. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GTO, 6.782, 204.35
    vs. 15. Kenny Koretsky, Cobalt, 6.817, 203.37
3. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.782, 203.58
    vs. 14. Steve Schmidt, Cobalt, 6.814, 203.06
4. Jason Line, GTO, 6.789, 203.86
    vs. 13. Justin Humphreys, GTO, 6.810, 203.49
5. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.789, 203.77
    vs. 12. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.807, 202.15
6. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.791, 203.28
    vs. 11. Max Naylor, Stratus, 6.807, 202.76
7. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.798, 203.65
    vs. 10. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.806, 203.28
8. Jim Yates, GTO, 6.799, 203.28
    vs. 9. Warren Johnson, GTO, 6.805, 202.64.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Clay Millican , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Steve Schmidt , Mike Ashley , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Brady Kalivoda , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Max Naylor , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Justin Humphreys , Dave Connolly , Tommy Johnson Jr.