Bristol: First-round pairings

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Ninth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the eighth of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in...

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Ninth annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the eighth of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Top Fuel
1. Cory McClenathan, 3.874 seconds, 312.21 mph
    vs. 16. Michael Gunderson, 4.191, 290.63
2. Brandon Bernstein, 3.875, 312.64
    vs. 15. Joe Hartley, 4.130, 283.31
3. Tony Schumacher, 3.883, 306.60
    vs. 14. Terry Haddock, 4.036, 296.76
4. Larry Dixon, 3.886, 312.93
    vs. 13. Pat Dakin, 4.033, 296.44
5. Shawn Langdon, 3.892, 309.70
    vs. 12. Dom Lagana, 3.995, 297.02
6. Clay Millican, 3.897, 310.20
    vs. 11. Morgan Lucas, 3.952, 300.53
7. Antron Brown, 3.898, 313.07
    vs. 10. Troy Buff, 3.950, 298.14
8. Doug Herbert, 3.906, 307.23
    vs. 9. Doug Kalitta, 3.916, 307.37.

Not Qualify:
17. Spencer Massey, 4.302, 294.88
18. Chris Karamesines, broke.

Funny Car
1. Ashley Force Hood, Ford Mustang, 4.105, 298.67
    vs. 16. Andy Kelley, Dodge Stratus, 4.633, 241.67
2. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.109, 295.08
    vs. 15. Jerry Toliver, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.456, 223.65
3. Del Worsham, Toyota Solara, 4.128, 298.93
    vs. 14. Jeff Arend, Solara, 4.335, 280.02
4. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 4.139, 295.66
    vs. 13. Tony Pedregon, Chevy Impala, 4.218, 292.39
5. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.151, 291.95
    vs. 12. Bob Bode, Chevy Impala SS, 4.210, 292.90
6. Cruz Pedregon, Solara, 4.153, 295.53
    vs. 11. Mike Neff, Mustang, 4.186, 291.01
7. John Force, Mustang, 4.154, 297.94
    vs. 10. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.184, 298.07
8. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.163, 289.88
    vs. 9. Jim Head, Solara, 4.166, 293.41.

Not Qualify:
17. Robert Hight, 5.229, 274.66.

Pro Stock
1. Mike Edwards, Pontiac GXP, 6.698, 205.72
    vs. 16. David Beckley, Dodge Stratus, 6.796, 203.61
2. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.712, 205.85
    vs. 15. Ronnie Humphrey, Stratus, 6.792, 204.01
3. Greg Anderson, GXP, 6.716, 205.44
    vs. 14. Justin Humphreys, GXP, 6.782, 203.00
4. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.721, 204.76
    vs. 13. Johnny Gray, Stratus, 6.761, 204.39
5. Jason Line, GXP, 6.722, 204.91
    vs. 12. Rickie Jones, Stratus, 6.753, 204.20
6. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.723, 205.10
    vs. 11. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.748, 204.14
7. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.725, 205.07
    vs. 10. Warren Johnson, GXP, 6.747, 204.79
8. Rodger Brogdon, GXP, 6.726, 205.79
    vs. 9. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.726, 204.79.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Dave Northrop, 6.811, 203.65
18. Steve Spiess, 6.821, 202.30
19. Bob Benza, 6.895, 200.11
20. Erica Enders, 6.900, 199.26
21. V. Gaines, 6.912, 203.12
22. John Gaydosh Jr, 6.949, 199.32.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Clay Millican , Antron Brown , Bob Benza , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Chris Karamesines , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Ashley Force , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Michael Gunderson , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Joe Hartley , Bob Bode , Rodger Brogdon , Jeff Arend , Ronnie Humphrey , Jerry Toliver , Terry Haddock , Dave Northrop , Robert Hight , Matt Hagan , Troy Buff , Justin Humphreys , Bob Tasca III , Rickie Jones , Mike Edwards , Steve Spiess , Shawn Langdon , Pat Dakin , Mike Neff , Spencer Massey , Dom Lagana