Joliet II: First-round pairings

JOLIET, Ill. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Fourth annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, the 21st of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on...

JOLIET, Ill. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Fourth annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, the 21st of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Cory McClenathan, 4.490 seconds, 328.62 mph
    vs. 16. Morgan Lucas, 4.716, 310.41
2. Doug Kalitta, 4.496, 330.63
    vs. 15. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.698, 321.96
3. Scott Kalitta, 4.517, 332.34
    vs. 14. Bruce Litton, 4.690, 316.90
4. Clay Millican, 4.540, 326.16
    vs. 13. John Smith, 4.634, 306.74
5. Doug Herbert, 4.540, 322.88
    vs. 12. Brady Kalivoda, 4.625, 325.30
6. Brandon Bernstein, 4.541, 333.41
    vs. 11. T.J. Zizzo, 4.622, 322.27
7. Tony Schumacher, 4.542, 329.02
    vs. 10. David Grubnic, 4.622, 324.28
8. David Baca, 4.558, 329.83
    vs. 9. Bob Vandergriff, 4.615, 309.63.

Funny Car
1. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.697, 332.75
    vs. 16. Tony Bartone, Pontiac Firebird, 4.862, 317.64
2. Del Worsham, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.730, 328.54
    vs. 15. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.858, 319.29
3. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.763, 325.30
    vs. 14. Jeff Arend, Chevy Corvette, 4.854, 320.36
4. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.766, 325.30
    vs. 13. Johnny Gray, Dodge Stratus, 4.850, 317.34
5. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.769, 326.32
    vs. 12. Whit Bazemore, Stratus, 4.847, 314.31
6. Phil Burkart, Monte Carlo, 4.789, 323.43
    vs. 11. Bob Bode, Firebird, 4.844, 308.50
7. Gary Scelzi, Stratus, 4.827, 324.59
    vs. 10. Jerry Toliver, Toyota Celica, 4.832, 317.27
8. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.828, 313.07
    vs. 9. Bob Gilbertson, Firebird, 4.830, 316.82.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.661, 207.75
    vs. 16. JR Carr, Chevy Cavalier, 6.718, 206.13
2. Dave Connolly, Cavalier, 6.667, 207.30
    vs. 15. Ron Krisher, Cavalier, 6.711, 206.51
3. Steve Johns, Cavalier, 6.670, 206.73
    vs. 14. Mark Whisnant, Cavalier, 6.707, 206.20
4. Jason Line, Grand Am, 6.675, 207.40
    vs. 13. Rickie Smith, Cavalier, 6.705, 205.88
5. Greg Stanfield, Cavalier, 6.675, 207.15
    vs. 12. Bruce Allen, Grand Am, 6.699, 206.29
6. Mike Edwards, Grand Am, 6.676, 206.86
    vs. 11. V. Gaines, Dodge Stratus, 6.698, 206.76
7. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.680, 206.73
    vs. 10. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.692, 206.23
8. Kenny Koretsky, Stratus, 6.684, 205.94
    vs. 9. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.685, 206.89.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Jeg Coughlin , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , David Baca , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Bruce Allen , Kenny Koretsky , Phil Burkart , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Rickie Smith , Mark Whisnant , Bob Bode , Jeff Arend , Jerry Toliver , Eric Medlen , Bob Vandergriff , Brady Kalivoda , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards , Steve J , Tommy Johnson Jr.