Phoenix: First-round pairings

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 24th annual Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals presented by Castrol at Firebird International Raceway, the second of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag...

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 24th annual Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals presented by Castrol at Firebird International Raceway, the second 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. Brandon Bernstein, 4.515 seconds, 330.31 mph
    vs. 16. Steven Chrisman, 4.873, 300.86
2. David Grubnic, 4.524, 327.66
    vs. 15. Troy Buff, 4.796, 241.24
3. Hillary Will, 4.532, 334.32
    vs. 14. Mike Strasburg, 4.784, 282.19
4. Tony Schumacher, 4.536, 329.34
    vs. 13. Doug Kalitta, 4.713, 298.47
5. Antron Brown, 4.538, 324.90
    vs. 12. Doug Herbert, 4.665, 312.06
6. J.R. Todd, 4.543, 329.99
    vs. 11. Rod Fuller, 4.601, 319.07
7. Bob Vandergriff, 4.546, 329.50
    vs. 10. Cory McClenathan, 4.586, 318.24
8. Larry Dixon, 4.549, 319.29
    vs. 9. Morgan Lucas, 4.566, 326.00.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Alan Bradshaw, 6.175, 297.81.

Funny Car
1. Tim Wilkerson, Chevy Impala, 4.775, 327.03
    vs. 16. Bob Bode, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.106, 246.21
2. Mike Neff, Ford Mustang, 4.798, 322.73
    vs. 15. Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger, 5.031, 314.61
3. John Force, Mustang, 4.808, 325.06
    vs. 14. Scott Kalitta, Toyota Solara, 4.874, 321.50
4. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.815, 318.99
    vs. 13. Jerry Toliver, Charger, 4.865, 286.07
5. Cruz Pedregon, Impala, 4.829, 320.05
    vs. 12. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.853, 314.83
6. Tony Bartone, Monte Carlo, 4.829, 315.71
    vs. 11. Jim Head, Solara, 4.852, 323.89
7. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.840, 320.89
    vs. 10. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.849, 318.47
8. Gary Densham, Impala, 4.844, 319.07
    vs. 9. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.844, 304.74.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Bob Tasca III, 5.165, 308.85
18. Melanie Troxel, 5.731, 259.11
19. Del Worsham, 5.867, 240.25
20. Ashley Force, 6.070, 306.40
21. Terry Haddock, 8.750, 105.07.

Pro Stock
1. Allen Johnson, Dodge Stratus, 6.631, 208.01
    vs. 16. Johnny Gray, Stratus, 6.701, 205.60
2. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GXP, 6.635, 208.55
    vs. 15. Kenny Koretsky, Chevy Cobalt, 6.697, 206.35
3. Warren Johnson, Pontiac GTO, 6.638, 208.42
    vs. 14. Tom Hammonds, Cobalt, 6.687, 206.23
4. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.641, 208.14
    vs. 13. Matt Hartford, Stratus, 6.679, 205.98
5.Jason Line, GTO, 6.642, 207.53
    vs. 12. Max Naylor, Stratus, 6.677, 205.85
6. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 6.650, 207.72
    vs. 11. Justin Humphreys, GTO, 6.674, 207.50
7. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.664, 207.37
    vs. 10. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.673, 206.42
8. Mike Edwards, GTO, 6.665, 208.14
    vs. 9. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.669, 206.42.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Jim Yates, 6.713, 204.79
18. Bill Glidden, 6.736, 205.79
19. Larry Morgan, 6.741, 204.57
20. Vinnie Deceglie, 6.745, 204.57
21. Gordie Rivera, 6.752, 204.57
22. Ben Watson, 6.763, 203.40.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Tom Hammonds , Ben Watson , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Mike Strasburg , Alan Bradshaw , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Bob Bode , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Gordie Rivera , Terry Haddock , Steven Chrisman , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Max Naylor , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Troy Buff , Justin Humphreys , Billy Glidden , Matt Hartford , Bob Tasca III , Mike Edwards , Mike Neff , Tommy Johnson Jr.