Las Vegas: First-round pairings

LAS VEGAS -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the fifth annual NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the fourth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

LAS VEGAS -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the fifth annual NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the fourth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Scott Kalitta, 4.472 seconds, 333.74 mph
    vs. 16. Steven Chrisman, 5.187, 277.09
2. Brandon Bernstein, 4.479, 333.66
    vs. 15. Scott Palmer, 4.998, 227.27
3. Doug Kalitta, 4.483, 335.57
    vs. 14. Mike Strasburg, 4.778, 300.60
4. Cory McClenathan, 4.550, 322.34
    vs. 13. John Smith, 4.686, 309.56
5. Darrell Russell, 4.561, 321.58
    vs. 12. Doug Herbert, 4.681, 313.66
6. Larry Dixon, 4.564, 325.53
    vs. 11. David Baca, 4.641, 308.14
7. David Grubnic, 4.591, 327.82
    vs. 10. Brady Kalivoda, 4.636, 306.67
8. Scott Weis, 4.613, 287.72
    vs. 9. Tony Schumacher, 4.625, 303.09.

Funny Car
1. Tony Pedregon, Chevy Camaro, 4.747, 321.88
    vs. 16. Jim Head, Toyota Celica, 5.180, 302.35
2. Gary Densham, Ford Mustang, 4.753, 327.27
    vs. 15. Bob Gilbertson, Pontiac Firebird, 5.049, 306.95
3. Ron Capps, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.779, 324.75
    vs. 14. Tony Bartone, Firebird, 4.987, 295.72
4. Gary Scelzi, Dodge Stratus, 4.788, 284.09
    vs. 13. Terry Haddock, Camaro, 4.984, 298.01
5. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.803, 323.58
    vs. 12. Phil Burkart, Monte Carlo, 4.881, 316.08
6. Jerry Toliver, Celica, 4.810, 320.89
    vs. 11. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.874, 312.57
7. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.823, 323.74
    vs. 10. Whit Bazemore, Stratus, 4.850, 313.80
8. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.833, 314.68
    vs. 9. John Force, Mustang, 4.833, 304.12.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.812, 202.03
    vs. 16. V. Gaines, Chevy Cavalier, 6.907, 200.23
2. Jason Line, Grand Am, 6.835, 201.49
    vs. 15. JR Carr, Cavalier, 6.901, 199.79
3. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.857, 201.46
    vs. 14. Bruce Allen, Grand Am, 6.898, 199.67
4. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.864, 201.16
    vs. 13. Vince Fourcade, Ford Escort, 6.898, 199.85
5. Larry Morgan, Dodge Stratus, 6.877, 200.68
    vs. 12. Kenny Koretsky, Stratus, 6.896, 199.85
6. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.881, 200.02
    vs. 11. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.896, 200.20
7. Mark Pawuk, Grand Am, 6.882, 199.46
    vs. 10. Rickie Smith, Cavalier, 6.896, 200.35
8. Steve Johns, Cavalier, 6.888, 200.95
    vs. 9. Dave Connolly, Cavalier, 6.895, 199.29.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Mark Pawuk , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Larry Morgan , David Baca , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Bruce Allen , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Phil Burkart , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Scott Palmer , Mike Strasburg , Jason Line , Rickie Smith , Jerry Toliver , Eric Medlen , Terry Haddock , Brady Kalivoda , Steven Chrisman , Dave Connolly , Steve J