Joliet: First-round pairings

JOLIET, Ill. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 11th annual Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, the tenth of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on...

JOLIET, Ill. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 11th annual Torco Racing Fuels Route 66 NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, the tenth 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, 4.513 seconds, 331.69 mph
    vs. 16. Bob Vandergriff, 4.789, 307.51
2. Antron Brown, 4.516, 331.53
    vs. 15. T.J. Zizzo, 4.756, 318.62
3. Larry Dixon, 4.525, 325.61
    vs. 14. Troy Buff, 4.631, 307.09
4. J.R. Todd, 4.555, 328.14
    vs. 13. Doug Herbert, 4.622, 318.62
5. David Grubnic, 4.565, 317.87
    vs. 12. Brandon Bernstein, 4.616, 325.30
6. Alan Bradshaw, 4.571, 319.14
    vs. 11. Morgan Lucas, 4.613, 317.57
7. Doug Kalitta, 4.574, 319.52
    vs. 10. Rod Fuller, 4.602, 319.60
8. Hillary Will, 4.594, 324.67
    vs. 9. Cory McClenathan, 4.598, 324.75.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Luigi Novelli, 9.850, 210.44.

Funny Car
1. Melanie Troxel, Dodge Charger, 4.752, 327.27
    vs. 16. Gary Densham, Chevy Impala, 4.854, 315.86
2. Mark Oswald, Charger, 4.757, 328.46
    vs. 15. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.849, 320.81
3. Ashley Force, Ford Mustang, 4.759, 329.10
    vs. 14. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.847, 293.54
4. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.777, 322.11
    vs. 13. Scott Kalitta, Toyota Solara, 4.825, 319.82
5. Cruz Pedregon, Solara, 4.780, 324.51
    vs. 12. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.820, 320.05
6. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.781, 320.89
    vs. 11. Mike Neff, Mustang, 4.815, 322.11
7. Jerry Toliver, Charger, 4.783, 325.77
    vs. 10. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.797, 323.43
8. John Force, Mustang, 4.783, 322.58
    vs. 9. Tim Wilkerson, Impala, 4.788, 319.37.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Del Worsham, 4.869, 311.41
18. Bob Bode, 4.870, 312.13
19. Jim Head, 4.926, 313.88
20. Tommy Johnson Jr., 4.949, 314.61
21. Tony Bartone, 9.339, 81.02.

Pro Stock
1. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.705, 205.10
    vs. 16. Rickie Jones, Dodge Stratus, 6.754, 203.92
2. Warren Johnson, Pontiac GXP, 6.707, 206.95
    vs. 15. John Nobile, Stratus, 6.741, 204.48
3. Greg Anderson, GXP, 6.721, 205.10
    vs. 14. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.741, 205.01
4. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.722, 205.41
    vs. 13. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.739, 204.57
5. Jason Line, GXP, 6.727, 204.70
    vs. 12. Justin Humphreys, Stratus, 6.737, 204.17
6. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.728, 205.19
    vs. 11. Mike Edwards, GXP, 6.737, 204.73
7. Jim Yates, GXP, 6.728, 204.08
    vs. 10. Steve Schmidt, Cobalt, 6.733, 204.82
8. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.731, 204.79
    vs. 9. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.732, 204.26.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Todd Hoerner, 6.763, 204.01
18. Tom Hammonds, 6.763, 203.86
19. Vinnie Deceglie, 6.763, 203.46
20. Max Naylor, 6.763, 203.22
21. V. Gaines, 6.769, 203.52
22. Dave Northrop, 6.770, 204.01
23. Johnny Gray, 6.776, 203.74
24. Steve Spiess, 6.787, 203.22
25. Bob Yonke, 6.794, 202.33
26. Kevin Lawrence, 6.844, 202.21.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Chris Rivas, Buell, 7.027, 188.46
    vs. 16. Wes Wells, Suzuki, 7.209, 184.93
2. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.028, 189.90
    vs. 15. Tom Bradford, Buell, 7.200, 181.40
3. Chip Ellis, Suzuki, 7.039, 186.92
    vs. 14. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.154, 186.41
4. Matt Smith, Buell, 7.061, 187.42
    vs. 13. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.153, 185.41
5. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 7.088, 183.29
    vs. 12. Joe DeSantis, Suzuki, 7.145, 186.48
6. Mike Berry, Suzuki, 7.098, 184.85
    vs. 11. Hector Arana, Buell, 7.132, 186.15
7. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 7.106, 187.21
    vs. 10. Matt Guidera, Buell, 7.129, 185.87
8. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.108, 187.76
    vs. 9. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.113, 188.15.

Did Not Qualify:
17. David Hope, 7.212, 181.32
18. Junior Pippin, 7.293, 174.12
19. Redell Harris, 7.370, 181.67
20. Mike Kovacevich, 7.372, 180.16
21. Ryan Schnitz, 7.404, 177.42
22. Angie McBride, 7.622, 165.78
23. Buddy Robinson, 15.551, 45.64.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Antron Brown , John Nobile , 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 , Shawn Gann , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Redell Harris , Tom Hammonds , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Karen Stoffer , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Luigi Novelli , Chris Rivas , Alan Bradshaw , Morgan Lucas , Bob Yonke , Jason Line , Steve Schmidt , Ryan Schnitz , Andrew Hines , Bob Bode , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Steve Johnson , Dave Northrop , Chip Ellis , Joe DeSantis , Robert Hight , Kevin Lawrence , Rod Fuller , Matt Guidera , Tom Bradford , Max Naylor , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Troy Buff , Angelle Sampey , Justin Humphreys , Dave Connolly , Bob Tasca III , Angie McBride , Rickie Jones , Matt Smith , Eddie Krawiec , Mike Edwards , Todd Hoerner , Steve Spiess , David Hope , Mike Neff , Buddy R , Tommy Johnson Jr.