Pomona: First-round pairings

POMONA, Calif. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 50th annual Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the first of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag...

POMONA, Calif. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 50th annual Kragen O'Reilly NHRA Winternationals presented by Valvoline at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the first of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Top Fuel
1. Cory McClenathan, 3.787 seconds, 320.05 mph
    vs. 16. Steve Faria, 5.610, 121.18
2. Larry Dixon, 3.788, 317.79
    vs. 15. Steven Chrisman, 4.604, 267.43
3. Tony Schumacher, 3.801, 320.05
    vs. 14. Chris Karamesines, 4.035, 308.00
4. Doug Kalitta, 3.822, 317.72
    vs. 13. Terry McMillen, 3.955, 303.64
5. Morgan Lucas, 3.823, 316.90
    vs. 12. Troy Buff, 3.950, 294.05
6. Steve Torrence, 3.844, 314.17
    vs. 11. Antron Brown, 3.869, 313.73
7. Thomas Nataas, 3.844, 310.34
    vs. 10. Brandon Bernstein, 3.863, 312.57
8. Shawn Langdon, 3.847, 309.98
    vs. 9. David Grubnic, 3.849, 319.60.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Andy Carter, 6.093, 218.34
18. Mike Strasburg, 7.791, 96.14.

Funny Car
1. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.059, 312.86
    vs. 16. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Solara, 4.300, 301.20
2. Del Worsham, Solara, 4.062, 312.35
    vs. 15. Jeff Arend, Solara, 4.200, 281.13
3. John Force, Mustang, 4.066, 310.41
    vs. 14. Bob Bode, Chevy Impala SS, 4.184, 264.49
4. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.075, 306.88
    vs. 13. Melanie Troxel, Dodge Charger, 4.180, 304.67
5. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.091, 308.64
    vs. 12. Gary Densham, Impala, 4.167, 293.60
6. Ashley Force Hood, Mustang, 4.093, 310.70
    vs. 11. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.167, 298.73
7. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.101, 310.91
    vs. 10. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.151, 307.58
8. Jim Head, Solara, 4.131, 304.74
    vs. 9. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.144, 301.54.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Terry Haddock, 4.652, 257.09
1 Jeff Diehl, 5.869, 283.91
19. Paul Lee, 8.165, 278.58.

Pro Stock
1. Mike Edwards, Pontiac GXP, 6.578, 211.00
    vs. 16. Justin Humphreys, GXP, 6.650, 209.10
2. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.591, 210.08
    vs. 15. Larry Morgan, Ford Mustang, 6.645, 207.88
3. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.595, 209.75
    vs. 14. Shane Gray, GXP, 6.642, 208.23
4. Allen Johnson, Dodge Avenger, 6.595, 209.56
    vs. 13. Steve Spiess, Cobalt, 6.631, 208.26
5. Rodger Brogdon, GXP, 6.603, 209.36
    vs. 12. Johnny Gray, GXP, 6.627, 208.52
6. Greg Anderson, GXP, 6.608, 209.82
    vs. 11. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.627, 209.39
7. Vinnie Deceglie, Avenger, 6.613, 209.23
    vs. 10. Ronnie Humphrey, GXP, 6.619, 209.75
8. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.617, 209.30
    vs. 9. Jason Line, GXP, 6.619, 210.24.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Bob Yonke, 6.654, 208.14
18. Danny Gruninger, 6.657, 207.62
19. Warren Johnson, 6.659, 208.36
20. V. Gaines, 6.661, 207.82
21. Rickie Jones, 7.859, 129.29
22. John Nobile, 14.265, 207.82
23. Gordie Rivera, broke.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Antron Brown , John Nobile , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Chris Karamesines , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Paul Lee , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Mike Strasburg , Morgan Lucas , Bob Yonke , Jason Line , Bob Bode , Rodger Brogdon , Jeff Arend , Ronnie Humphrey , Gordie Rivera , Terry Haddock , Andy Carter , Steven Chrisman , Robert Hight , Jeff Diehl , Matt Hagan , Troy Buff , Steve Torrence , Justin Humphreys , Bob Tasca III , Rickie Jones , Mike Edwards , Steve Spiess , Shane Gray , Shawn Langdon , Danny Gruninger , Steve Faria , Terry McMillen