Phoenix: First-round pairings

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 22nd annual Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals presented by Castrol at Firebird International Raceway, the second of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA...

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 22nd annual Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals presented by Castrol at Firebird International Raceway, the second of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Tony Schumacher, 4.459 seconds, 330.96 mph
    vs. 16. Alan Bradshaw, 4.627, 316.01
2. Larry Dixon, 4.501, 329.91
    vs. 15. Cory McClenathan, 4.580, 325.77
3. Melanie Troxel, 4.502, 326.48
    vs. 14. Bob Vandergriff, 4.572, 324.36
4. Rod Fuller, 4.505, 327.59
    vs. 13. Doug Herbert, 4.571, 321.73
5. Brandon Bernstein, 4.516, 328.94
    vs. 12. Hillary Will, 4.565, 325.22
6. David Grubnic, 4.517, 323.74
    vs. 11. Doug Foley, 4.563, 322.96
7. Doug Kalitta, 4.525, 321.96
    vs. 10. Morgan Lucas, 4.535, 325.77
8. Clay Millican, 4.532, 317.27
    vs. 9. David Baca, 4.533, 326.24.

Funny Car
1. Eric Medlen, Ford Mustang, 4.707, 321.96
    vs. 16. Scott Kalitta, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.988, 306.53
2. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.717, 325.45
    vs. 15. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.836, 305.42
3. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.722, 328.70
    vs. 14. Mike Ashley, Monte Carlo, 4.800, 323.35
4. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.724, 317.19
    vs. 13. Gary Densham, Monte Carlo, 4.781, 317.12
5. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.729, 326.08
    vs. 12. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.780, 315.71
6. Ron Capps, Dodge Stratus, 4.733, 324.44
    vs. 11. Whit Bazemore, Stratus, 4.780, 318.62
7. John Force, Mustang, 4.742, 316.52
    vs. 10. Bob Gilbertson, Stratus, 4.769, 316.23
8. Gary Scelzi, Stratus, 4.754, 323.27
    vs. 9. Phil Burkart, Monte Carlo, 4.755, 322.88.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GTO, 6.671, 206.83
    vs. 16. Allen Johnson, Dodge Stratus, 6.730, 205.29
2. Erica Enders, Chevy Cobalt, 6.679, 206.48
    vs. 15. Rickie Smith, Cobalt, 6.727, 205.41
3. Jason Line, GTO, 6.684, 207.05
    vs. 14. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.723, 206.73
4. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.685, 205.63
    vs. 13. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.720, 205.79
5. Greg Stanfield, GTO, 6.687, 206.23
    vs. 12. Max Naylor, Stratus, 6.717, 205.94
6. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.690, 205.66
    vs. 11. Warren Johnson, GTO, 6.716, 207.08
7. Mike Edwards, GTO, 6.692, 206.95
    vs. 10. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.714, 205.76
8. Jim Yates, GTO, 6.696, 205.54
    vs. 9. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.710, 205.41.

-nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Clay Millican , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Whit Bazemore , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , David Baca , David Grubnic , Cruz Pedregon , Greg Stanfield , Tim Wilkerson , Phil Burkart , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Jason Line , Rickie Smith , Mike Ashley , Eric Medlen , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Max Naylor , Hillary Will , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.