St. Louis: First-round pairings

MADISON, Ill. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 11th annual O'Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Castrol at Gateway International Raceway, the seventh of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

MADISON, Ill. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 11th annual O'Reilly NHRA Midwest Nationals presented by Castrol at Gateway International Raceway, the seventh of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Rod Fuller, 4.596 seconds, 313.37 mph
    vs. 16 Doug Herbert, 4.782, 318.99
2. Bob Vandergriff, 4.610, 321.19
    vs. 15 Doug Kalitta, 4.751, 301.00
3. Brandon Bernstein, 4.612, 326.87
    vs. 14 Bruce Litton, 4.723, 288.39
4. Cory McClenathan, 4.616, 326.08
    vs. 13. Hillary Will, 4.711, 320.43
5. David Grubnic, 4.620, 326.71
    vs. 12. Scott Palmer, 4.697, 308.57
6. Luigi Novelli, 4.646, 326.32
    vs. 11. Melanie Troxel, 4.693, 311.41
7. J.R. Todd, 4.650, 316.82
    vs. 10. Larry Dixon, 4.682, 317.64
8. Tony Schumacher, 4.652, 321.19
    vs. 9. Clay Millican, 4.681, 315.78.

Funny Car
1. Mike Ashley, Dodge Charger, 4.799, 331.77
    vs. 16. Tim Wilkerson, Chevy Impala, 5.111, 282.66
2. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.819, 319.07
    vs. 15. Cruz Pedregon, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.969, 314.02
3. Ashley Force, Mustang, 4.853, 309.70
    vs. 14. Jerry Toliver, Toyota Solara, 4.966, 303.98
4. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.855, 318.39
    vs. 13. Del Worsham, Impala, 4.918, 318.02
5. John Force, Mustang, 4.856, 317.57
    vs. 12. Jeff Arend, Monte Carlo, 4.911, 313.73
6. Tommy Johnson Jr., Impala, 4.869, 316.45
    vs. 11. Tony Bartone, Monte Carlo, 4.910, 307.16
7. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.873, 314.02
    vs. 10. Gary Densham, Impala, 4.904, 309.84
8. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.891, 314.02
    vs. 9. Scott Kalitta, Solara, 4.894, 315.12.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GTO, 6.676, 207.69
    vs. 16. Erica Enders, Dodge Stratus, 6.740, 204.48
2. Jason Line, GTO, 6.680, 207.05
    vs. 15. Justin Humphreys, GTO, 6.739, 205.69
3. Dave Connolly, Chevy Cobalt, 6.692, 205.91
    vs. 14. Kenny Koretsky, Cobalt, 6.738, 205.26
4. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 6.703, 206.61
    vs. 13. Mike Edwards, GTO, 6.737, 205.04
5. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.709, 205.66
    vs. 12. Max Naylor, Stratus, 6.734, 205.22
6. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.716, 205.26
    vs. 11. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.732, 205.47
7. Warren Johnson, GTO, 6.717, 205.98
    vs. 10. Tom Hammonds, Cobalt, 6.731, 205.94
8. Jim Yates, GTO, 6.725, 205.69
    vs. 9. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.725, 205.79.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Matt Smith, Buell, 6.970, 190.27
    vs. 16. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.148, 188.31
2. Chip Ellis, Buell, 6.989, 190.54
    vs. 15. Wes Wells, Suzuki, 7.134, 188.04
3. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 6.989, 190.00
    vs. 14. Scott Lewis, Suzuki, 7.121, 187.65
4. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.029, 189.71
    vs. 13. Hector Arana, 7.110, 188.31
5. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.042, 192.03
    vs. 12. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 7.080, 188.15
6. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.052, 190.65
    vs. 11. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.070, 188.65
7. Chris Rivas, Buell, 7.053, 187.57
    vs. 10. Tom Bradford, Buell, 7.066, 188.25
8. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.062, 190.81
    vs. 9. Peggy Llewellyn, 7.064, 187.57.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Bruce Litton , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Greg Anderson , Larry Morgan , Peggy Llewellyn , Tommy Johnson , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Tom Hammonds , Kenny Koretsky , Karen Stoffer , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Scott Palmer , Luigi Novelli , Chris Rivas , Jason Line , Mike Ashley , Andrew Hines , Michael Phillips , Jeff Arend , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Steve Johnson , Chip Ellis , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Tom Bradford , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Angelle Sampey , Scott Lewis , Justin Humphreys , Dave Connolly , Matt Smith , Eddie Krawiec , Mike Edwards