Denver: First-round pairings

MORRISON, Colo. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 27th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, the 13th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on ...

MORRISON, Colo. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 27th annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway, the 13th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Doug Kalitta, 4.631 seconds, 319.60 mph
    vs. 16. Scott Palmer, 5.563, 176.47
2. J.R. Todd, 4.638, 316.45
    vs. 15. Cory McClenathan, 5.140, 302.28
3. Brandon Bernstein, 4.640, 324.28
    vs. 14. Mike Strasburg, 4.902, 254.38
4. Tony Schumacher, 4.642, 321.96
    vs. 13. Morgan Lucas, 4.854, 288.15
5. David Grubnic, 4.643, 327.82
    vs. 12. Melanie Troxel, 4.785, 312.42
6. Larry Dixon, 4.654, 314.90
    vs. 11. Doug Herbert, 4.739, 305.29
7. Hillary Will, 4.662, 318.69
    vs. 10. Bob Vandergriff, 4.704, 311.41
8. Rod Fuller, 4.673, 316.60
    vs. 9. David Baca, 4.703, 308.71.

Funny Car
1. Gary Densham, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.893, 292.20
    vs. 16. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 5.177, 286.32
2. Gary Scelzi, Dodge Charger, 4.896, 310.20
    vs. 15. Scott Kalitta, Monte Carlo, 5.172, 274.50
3. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.907, 307.37
    vs. 14. Mike Ashley, Dodge Stratus, 5.138, 299.80
4. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.916, 311.41
    vs. 13. Tony Bartone, Monte Carlo, 5.118, 293.15
5. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.941, 307.37
    vs. 12. Bob Gilbertson, Stratus, 5.107, 298.14
6. Phil Burkart, Monte Carlo, 4.952, 313.37
    vs. 11. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 5.019, 309.42
7. Whit Bazemore, Charger, 4.952, 311.70
    vs. 10. John Force, Mustang, 4.984, 314.31
8. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.956, 309.91
    vs. 9. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.983, 317.64.

Pro Stock
1. Jason Line, Pontiac GTO, 7.062, 195.65
    vs. 16. Mike Thomas, Dodge Stratus, 7.147, 192.85
2. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 7.064, 194.60
    vs. 15. Greg Stanfield, GTO, 7.143, 193.77
3. Dave Connolly, Chevy Cobalt, 7.079, 194.88
    vs. 14. Max Naylor, Stratus, 7.140, 193.82
4. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 7.082, 194.13
    vs. 13. Erica Enders, Stratus, 7.127, 193.05
5. Greg Anderson, GTO, 7.094, 195.14
    vs. 12. Tom Lee, Cobalt, 7.116, 194.60
6. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 7.098, 194.77
    vs. 11. V. Gaines, Stratus, 7.113, 194.21
7. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 7.100, 194.49
    vs. 10. Jim Yates, GTO, 7.108, 193.63
8. Mike Edwards, GTO, 7.104, 194.30
    vs. 9. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 7.105, 193.74.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Chip Ellis, Buell, 7.332, 180.26
    vs. 16. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.521, 178.47
2. Tom Bradford, Buell, 7.399, 180.55
    vs. 15. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.507, 177.65
3. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 7.427, 179.14
    vs. 14. Marco Andreano, Buell, 7.507, 177.46
4. Matt Smith, Buell, 7.429, 177.53
    vs. 13. Geno Scali, Suzuki, 7.500, 178.28
5. Ryan Schnitz, Buell, 7.435, 179.80
    vs. 12. GT Tonglet, Harley-Davidson, 7.474, 179.64
6. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.436, 180.60
    vs. 11. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.472, 179.61
7. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.448, 180.26
    vs. 10. Matt Guidera, Buell, 7.467, 178.85
8. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.449, 180.69
    vs. 9. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.450, 180.21.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Antron Brown , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Shawn Gann , David Baca , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Geno Scali , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Mike Strasburg , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Mike Ashley , Ryan Schnitz , Andrew Hines , Michael Phillips , Eric Medlen , Bob Vandergriff , GT Tonglet , Chip Ellis , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Matt Guidera , Tom Bradford , Max Naylor , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Angelle Sampey , Marco Andreano , Dave Connolly , Matt Smith , Mike Edwards