Las Vegas II: First-round pairings

LAS VEGAS -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Eighth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 23rd of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based...

LAS VEGAS -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Eighth annual ACDelco Las Vegas NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 23rd 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, 3.781 seconds, 318.92 mph
    vs. 16. Joe Hartley, 3.952, 301.60
2. Antron Brown, 3.812, 315.49
    vs. 15. Troy Buff, 3.935, 300.26
3. Rod Fuller, 3.816, 318.39
    vs. 14. Tim Boychuk, 3.919, 297.75
4. Larry Dixon, 3.831, 313.88
    vs. 13. Terry McMillen, 3.918, 307.86
5. Cory McClenathan, 3.852, 314.17
    vs. 12. Morgan Lucas, 3.895, 309.98
6. Hillary Will, 3.861, 310.48
    vs. 11. Doug Kalitta, 3.894, 309.27
7. J.R. Todd, 3.864, 313.37
    vs. 10. David Grubnic, 3.874, 308.99
8. Brandon Bernstein, 3.864, 313.00
    vs. 9. Clay Millican, 3.865, 315.42.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Urs Erbacher, 3.953, 303.43
18. Mike Strasburg, 3.961, 308.28
19. Bob Vandergriff, 3.998, 293.03
20. Steven Chrisman, 4.163, 282.19
21. Terry Haddock, 4.255, 243.72
22. Doug Herbert, 6.766, 257.43
23. Arley Langlo, broke.

Funny Car
1. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.043, 309.20
    vs. 16. Tony Bartone, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.138, 297.68
2. John Force, Mustang, 4.062, 307.37
    vs. 15. Jeff Arend, Toyota Solara, 4.115, 302.08
3. Jerry Toliver, Dodge Charger, 4.066, 307.37
    vs. 14. Gary Densham, Chevy Impala, 4.100, 297.75
4. Ashley Force, Mustang, 4.069, 310.05
    vs. 13. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.100, 303.71
5. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.078, 304.46
    vs. 12. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.096, 306.88
6. Cruz Pedregon, Solara, 4.080, 305.56
    vs. 11. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.093, 301.81
7. Melanie Troxel, Charger, 4.082, 306.19
    vs. 10. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.093, 301.94
8. Tim Wilkerson, Impala, 4.090, 304.05
    vs. 9. Mike Neff, Mustang, 4.092, 308.07.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Del Worsham, 4.141, 297.81
18. Jim Head, 4.168, 303.71
19. Tommy Johnson Jr., 4.186, 293.41
20. Bob Bode, 4.234, 293.60.

Pro Stock
1. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.703, 205.47
    vs. 16. Rickie Jones, Dodge Stratus, 6.758, 202.79
2. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GXP, 6.709, 205.85
    vs. 15. Justin Humphreys, GXP, 6.758, 204.73
3. Jason Line, GXP, 6.716, 205.38
    vs. 14. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.748, 204.91
4. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.717, 204.94
    vs. 13. Vinnie Deceglie, Stratus, 6.745, 204.01
5. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.717, 204.73
    vs. 12. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.744, 205.13
6. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.719, 205.07
    vs. 11. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.743, 204.20
7. Mike Edwards, GXP, 6.724, 205.10
    vs. 10. Jim Yates, GXP, 6.742, 204.39
8. Warren Johnson, GXP, 6.735, 205.51
    vs. 9. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.736, 204.91.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Larry Morgan, 6.768, 203.92
18. Ben Watson, 6.797, 201.64
19. Johnny Gray, 6.801, 203.43
20. Bob Panella, 6.831, 202.30
21. Roger Brogdon, 6.837, 201.55
22. Gordie Rivera, 6.874, 201.28.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 6.993, 188.23
    vs. 16. Junior Pippin, Buell, 7.171, 182.67
2. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 7.035, 189.52
    vs. 15. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.169, 182.26
3. Hector Arana, Buell, 7.037, 188.81
    vs. 14. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.150, 188.44
4. Chip Ellis, Suzuki, 7.042, 187.96
    vs. 13. Angie McBride, Buell, 7.139, 185.18
5. Chris Rivas, Buell, 7.046, 187.89
    vs. 12. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.124, 190.19
6. Matt Smith, Buell, 7.059, 84.60
    vs. 11. Matt Guidera, Buell, 7.110, 187.73
7. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.062, 189.66
    vs. 10. Mike Berry, Suzuki, 7.103, 185.89
8. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.071, 188.04
    vs. 9. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.101, 185.00.

Did Not Qualify:
17. David Hope, 7.197, 184.88
18. Valerie Thompson, 7.202, 182.72
19. Peggy Llewellyn, 7.242, 185.21
20. Ryan Schnitz, 7.317, 178.26
21. Freddie Camarena, 7.401, 177.63
22. James Surber, 7.434, 175.84
23. Blaine Hale, 7.558, 171.73.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Clay Millican , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Bob Panella , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Mike Berry , Shawn Gann , Peggy Llewellyn , Blaine Hale , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Ben Watson , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Karen Stoffer , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Mike Strasburg , Chris Rivas , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Ryan Schnitz , Andrew Hines , Bob Bode , Michael Phillips , Jeff Arend , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Gordie Rivera , Steve Johnson , Terry Haddock , Chip Ellis , Urs Erbacher , Steven Chrisman , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Matt Guidera , Hillary Will , Troy Buff , Angelle Sampey , Justin Humphreys , Dave Connolly , Bob Tasca III , Angie McBride , Matt Smith , Eddie Krawiec , Mike Edwards , David Hope , James Surber , Mike Neff , Terry McMillen , Tommy Johnson Jr.