Joliet II: First-round pairings

JOLIET, Ill. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Third annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, the 19th 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 Third annual CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, the 19th 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, 4.428 seconds, 333.00 mph
    vs. 16. Mike Strasburg, 4.741, 280.54
2. Cory McClenathan, 4.463, 332.10
    vs. 15. Luigi Novelli, 4.669, 315.86
3. Kenny Bernstein, 4.498, 329.75
    vs. 14. David Grubnic, 4.637, 320.58
4. Larry Dixon, 4.507, 332.10
    vs. 13. Darrell Russell, 4.621, 320.81
5. David Baca, 4.508, 321.12
    vs. 12. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.614, 308.21
6. Jim Head, 4.532, 331.20
    vs. 11. Paul Romine, 4.588, 313.66
7. John Smith, 4.542, 314.02
    vs. 10. Shirley Muldowney, 4.579, 327.66
8. Tony Schumacher, 4.555, 320.97
    vs. 9. Scott Kalitta, 4.573, 319.52.

Funny Car
1. Whit Bazemore, Dodge Stratus, 4.725, 324.20
    vs. 16. Cory Lee, Pontiac Firebird, 4.893, 285.17
2. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.725, 326.00
    vs. 15. John Lawson, Dodge Stratus, 4.892, 316.08
3. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.728, 299.13
    vs. 14. Bob Gilbertson, Firebird, 4.880, 317.05
4. Gary Scelzi, Stratus, 4.750, 320.74
    vs. 13. Cruz Pedregon, Firebird, 4.852, 316.08
5. Del Worsham, Firebird, 4.776, 323.50
    vs. 12. Tim Wilkerson, Firebird, 4.845, 299.20
6. Tony Pedregon, Mustang, 4.787, 320.66
    vs. 11. Bob Bode, Firebird, 4.825, 310.05
7. Tommy Johnson Jr., Chevy Camaro, 4.796, 320.66
    vs. 10. Ron Capps, Camaro, 4.816, 319.60
8. Phil Burkart, Firebird, 4.802, 321.81
    vs. 9. Scotty Cannon, Firebird, 4.810, 325.22.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.739, 205.07
    vs. 16. Mark Whisnant, Chevy Cavalier, 6.794, 202.94
2. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.747, 203.34
    vs. 15. Ron Krisher, Cavalier, 6.790, 203.31
3. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.760, 204.88
    vs. 14. Steve Schmidt, Cavalier, 6.786, 203.00
4. Larry Morgan, Dodge Stratus, 6.762, 204.26
    vs. 13. Jason Line, Cavalier, 6.786, 203.80
5. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.770, 203.34
    vs. 12. Gene Wilson, Stratus, 6.782, 203.74
6. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.772, 203.68
    vs. 11. Bruce Allen, Grand Am, 6.779, 203.34
7. Troy Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.775, 203.71
    vs. 10. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.778, 204.60
8. Darrell Alderman, Stratus, 6.777, 203.34
    vs. 9. Mike Edwards, Grand Am, 6.777, 203.03.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Paul Romine , Jim Head , Shirley Muldowney , Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Darrell Alderman , Kenny Bernstein , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , David Baca , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Gene Wilson , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Bruce Allen , Tim Wilkerson , Phil Burkart , Allen Johnson , Luigi Novelli , Mike Strasburg , Jason Line , Steve Schmidt , Mark Whisnant , Cory Lee , Bob Bode , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.