Richmond: First-round pairings

DINWIDDIE, Va. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Third annual Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorprorts Park, the 22nd of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in ...

DINWIDDIE, Va. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Third annual Virginia NHRA Nationals at Virginia Motorprorts Park, the 22nd 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, 3.771 seconds, 317.05 mph
    vs. 16. Scott Palmer, 8.610, 71.88
2. Hillary Will, 3.799, 315.49
    vs. 15. T.J. Zizzo, 4.195, 213.03
3. Doug Herbert, 3.814, 311.70
    vs. 14. Tim Boychuk, 3.906, 304.80
4. Cory McClenathan, 3.815, 312.64
    vs. 13. Morgan Lucas, 3.890, 307.30
5. Doug Kalitta, 3.815, 308.35
    vs. 12. Bob Vandergriff, 3.873, 308.00
6. Larry Dixon, 3.816, 312.06
    vs. 11. J.R. Todd, 3.845, 311.77
7. Rod Fuller, 3.823, 315.56
    vs. 10. David Grubnic, 3.837, 306.26
8. Antron Brown, 3.823, 308.57
    vs. 9. Brandon Bernstein, 3.824, 312.71.

Funny Car
1. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Solara, 4.041, 306.88
    vs. 16. Tony Bartone, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.157, 292.71
2. Tony Pedregon, Chevy Impala, 4.041, 306.74
    vs. 15. Jerry Toliver, Dodge Charger, 4.125, 299.00
3. Mike Neff, Ford Mustang, 4.041, 304.80
    vs. 14. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.088, 295.98
4. Melanie Troxel, Charger, 4.047, 309.98
    vs. 13. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.081, 301.00
5. Ashley Force, Mustang, 4.048, 304.46
    vs. 12. Tim Wilkerson, Impala, 4.079, 302.48
6. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.056, 304.32
    vs. 11. John Force, Mustang, 4.078, 298.21
7. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.059, 301.54
    vs. 10. Del Worsham, Impala, 4.078, 296.70
8. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.070, 303.64
    vs. 9. Jeff Arend, Solara, 4.078, 302.55.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Bob Tasca III, 6.860, 299.06
18. Gary Densham, 8.946, 295.14.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GXP, 6.554, 210.31
    vs. 16. Steve Spiess, Chevy Cobalt, 6.590, 208.39
2. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 6.554, 209.10
    vs. 15. John Nobile, Dodge Stratus, 6.590, 209.01
3. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.555, 209.59
    vs. 14. Justin Humphreys, GXP, 6.589, 208.55
4. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.559, 210.11
    vs. 13. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.584, 209.04
5. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.561, 209.79
    vs. 12. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.578, 208.81
6. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.565, 209.10
    vs. 11. Johnny Gray, Stratus, 6.573, 209.14
7. Mike Edwards, GXP, 6.567, 209.26
    vs. 10. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.571, 209.17
8. Jason Line, GXP, 6.568, 209.59
    vs. 9. Jim Yates, GXP, 6.568, 208.71.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Rickie Jones, 6.591, 207.66
18. Dave Northrop, 6.600, 208.36
19. Warren Johnson, 6.604, 210.37
20. Richie Stevens, 6.604, 209.04
21. Tom Hammonds, 6.629, 207.62
22. Roger Brogdon, 6.678, 205.29
23. John Gaydosh Jr, 6.765, 202.61.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Antron Brown , John Nobile , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Tony Pedregon , 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 , Greg Stanfield , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Johnny Gray , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Jeff Arend , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Dave Northrop , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Justin Humphreys , Dave Connolly , Bob Tasca III , Rickie Jones , Mike Edwards , Mike Neff , Tommy Johnson Jr.