Richmond: First-round pairings

DINWIDDIE, Va. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Second annual Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorprorts Park, the 21st of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on ...

DINWIDDIE, Va. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Second annual Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorprorts Park, the 21st of 23 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, 4.524 seconds, 321.27 mph
    vs. 16. Morgan Lucas, 4.646, 307.51
2. Brandon Bernstein, 4.549, 323.50
    vs. 15. Bob Vandergriff, 4.645, 316.08
3. Larry Dixon, 4.570, 317.42
    vs. 14. Clay Millican, 4.634, 314.83
4. Whit Bazemore, 4.574, 321.42
    vs. 13. Melanie Troxel, 4.633, 323.58
5. J.R. Todd, 4.577, 317.64
    vs. 12. Cory McClenathan, 4.629, 321.96
6. David Grubnic, 4.587, 317.64
    vs. 11. Doug Kalitta, 4.619, 318.24
7. Rod Fuller, 4.591, 321.50
    vs. 10. Doug Foley, 4.605, 316.30
8. Doug Herbert, 4.591, 316.01
    vs. 9. Hillary Will, 4.601, 308.50.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Terry Mcmillen, 4.732, 259.36
18. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.853, 289.26.

Funny Car
1. Tommy Johnson Jr., Chevy Impala, 4.790, 312.06
    vs. 16. Cruz Pedregon, Impala, 4.902, 296.96
2. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.790, 307.58
    vs. 15. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.901, 314.61
3. Mike Ashley, Charger, 4.797, 315.19
    vs. 14. Tim Wilkerson, Impala, 4.890, 302.08
4. Kenny Bernstein, Charger, 4.818, 316.23
    vs. 13. Tony Bartone, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.865, 315.71
5. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.835, 309.98
    vs. 12. Jeff Arend, Impala, 4.862, 316.08
6. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.837, 312.86
    vs. 11. Scott Kalitta, Toyota Solara, 4.862, 315.93
7. Gary Densham, Impala, 4.838, 309.13
    vs. 10. Jerry Toliver, Solara, 4.859, 305.70
8. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.849, 319.22
    vs. 9. Del Worsham, Impala, 4.858, 311.41.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Jim Head, 4.929, 307.86
18. Bob Gilbertson, 4.980, 298.27.

Pro Stock
1. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.645, 207.27
    vs. 16. Tommy Brown, Cobalt, 6.699, 205.16
2. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.645, 207.24
    vs. 15. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.697, 206.07
3. Richie Stevens, Dodge Stratus, 6.646, 207.15
    vs. 14. Kenny Koretsky, Cobalt, 6.692, 205.69
4. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GTO, 6.652, 207.11
    vs. 13. Greg Stanfield, GTO, 6.692, 205.91
5. Justin Humphreys, GTO, 6.656, 206.89
    vs. 12. Mike Edwards, GTO, 6.681, 205.82
6. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.659, 206.73
    vs. 11. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.681, 206.61
7. Max Naylor, Stratus, 6.660, 205.60
    vs. 10. Jason Line, GTO, 6.671, 207.15
8. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.663, 206.57
    vs. 9. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.668, 206.20.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Tom Hammonds, 6.700, 205.51
18. Jim Yates, 6.707, 204.94
19. Warren Johnson, 6.708, 206.39
20. Craig Hankinson, 6.713, 204.66
21. Dave Northrop, 6.713, 203.61
22. Bob Benza, 6.748, 204.70
23. Adam Flamholc, 6.771, 203.86
24. Jim Cunningham, 6.843, 200.41.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Clay Millican , Bob Benza , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kenny Bernstein , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Jim Cunningham , Larry Morgan , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Bobby Lagana Jr. , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Tom Hammonds , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Mike Ashley , Doug Foley , Jeff Arend , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Dave Northrop , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Max Naylor , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Justin Humphreys , Dave Connolly , Craig Hankinson , Adam Flamholc , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.