Columbus: First-round pairings

HEBRON, Ohio -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 42nd annual Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing at National Trail Raceway, the eighth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag ...

HEBRON, Ohio -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 42nd annual Pontiac Performance NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing at National Trail Raceway, the eighth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Tony Schumacher, 4.476 seconds, 331.53 mph
    vs. 16. Scott Weis, 4.662, 318.24
2. Bob Vandergriff, 4.513, 323.89
    vs. 15. Luigi Novelli, 4.646, 318.54
3. Rod Fuller, 4.516, 326.00
    vs. 14. Hillary Will, 4.624, 317.87
4. Cory McClenathan, 4.523, 329.50
    vs. 13. Doug Herbert, 4.617, 316.30
5. Melanie Troxel, 4.529, 303.03
    vs. 12. Morgan Lucas, 4.610, 299.53
6. Larry Dixon, 4.531, 326.95
    vs. 11. Doug Kalitta, 4.590, 329.67
7. David Baca, 4.542, 327.27
    vs. 10. Brandon Bernstein, 4.566, 326.08
8. J.R. Todd, 4.557, 311.49
    vs. 9. David Grubnic, 4.558, 321.96.

Funny Car
1. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.715, 326.63
    vs. 16. Tony Bartone, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.840, 320.89
2. John Force, Mustang, 4.720, 326.79
    vs. 15. Gary Densham, Monte Carlo, 4.832, 312.13
3. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.728, 323.58
    vs. 14. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.832, 318.69
4. Whit Bazemore, Dodge Charger, 4.741, 327.11
    vs. 13. Bob Gilbertson, Dodge Stratus, 4.806, 318.77
5. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.744, 326.56
    vs. 12. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.799, 319.07
6. Gary Scelzi, Stratus, 4.749, 329.58
    vs. 11. Scott Kalitta, Monte Carlo, 4.797, 319.14
7. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.752, 325.92
    vs. 10. Jim Head, Stratus, 4.777, 320.05
8. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.756, 317.72
    vs. 9. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.759, 322.96.

Pro Stock
1. Allen Johnson, Dodge Stratus, 6.679, 205.82
    vs. 16. Greg Stanfield, Pontiac GTO, 6.722, 205.29
2. Jim Yates, GTO, 6.680, 205.85
    vs. 15. Dave Howard, Chevy Cobalt, 6.722, 206.13
3. Jason Line, GTO, 6.688, 206.61
    vs. 14. Dave Northrop, Stratus, 6.718, 205.44
4. Erica Enders, Cobalt, 6.689, 205.98
    vs. 13. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.717, 205.19
5. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.689, 206.26
    vs. 12. Rickie Smith, GTO, 6.712, 205.16
6. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.693, 205.94
    vs. 11. Mike Edwards, GTO, 6.707, 206.39
7. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.693, 205.47
    vs. 10. Warren Johnson, GTO, 6.706, 206.04
8. Greg Anderson, GTO, 6.695, 205.60
    vs. 9. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.696, 204.98.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Chip Ellis, Buell, 7.025, 193.46
    vs. 16. Paul Gast, Suzuki, 7.154, 185.82
2. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.038, 189.26
    vs. 15. Ryan Schnitz, Buell, 7.149, 181.91
3. Matt Smith, Buell, 7.059, 189.79
    vs. 14. Geno Scali, Suzuki, 7.145, 186.98
4. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.071, 191.32
    vs. 13. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.145, 188.99
5. Matt Guidera, Buell, 7.072, 186.64
    vs. 12. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.127, 185.03
6. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.075, 189.20
    vs. 11. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.126, 187.31
7. GT Tonglet, Harley-Davidson, 7.084, 188.04
    vs. 10. Tom Bradford, Buell, 7.110, 192.58
8. Marco Andreano, Buell, 7.085, 185.54
    vs. 9. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 7.089, 186.69.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Larry Dixon , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Shawn Gann , David Baca , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Geno Scali , Karen Stoffer , Melanie Troxel , Allen Johnson , Luigi Novelli , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Rickie Smith , Ryan Schnitz , Andrew Hines , Michael Phillips , Bob Vandergriff , GT Tonglet , Dave Northrop , Chip Ellis , Robert Hight , Dave Howard , Rod Fuller , Matt Guidera , Tom Bradford , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Angelle Sampey , Marco Andreano , Dave Connolly , Paul Gast , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.