Topeka: First-round pairings

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 18th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX at Heartland Park Topeka, the ninth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing ...

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 18th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX at Heartland Park Topeka, the ninth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Melanie Troxel, 4.567 seconds, 321.50 mph
    vs. 16. Alan Bradshaw, 4.805, 303.30
2. Cory McClenathan, 4.602, 316.30
    vs. 15. Doug Herbert, 4.797, 305.91
3. Doug Kalitta, 4.614, 319.98
    vs. 14. Rod Fuller, 4.727, 322.96
4. Tony Schumacher, 4.622, 312.35
    vs. 13. Bob Vandergriff, 4.723, 309.77
5. David Baca, 4.638, 316.08
    vs. 12. Clay Millican, 4.721, 305.49
6. J.R. Todd, 4.642, 308.99
    vs. 11. David Grubnic, 4.713, 263.36
7. Hillary Will, 4.665, 310.05
    vs. 10. Morgan Lucas, 4.699, 290.76
8. Brandon Bernstein, 4.684, 316.45
    vs. 9. Larry Dixon, 4.696, 312.64.

Funny Car
1. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.824, 315.19
    vs. 16. Gary Densham, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.001, 292.01
2. John Force, Mustang, 4.859, 314.53
    vs. 15. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.998, 300.40
3. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.880, 268.60
    vs. 14. Mike Ashley, Monte Carlo, 4.988, 301.00
4. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.883, 301.94
    vs. 13. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.953, 286.92
5. Whit Bazemore, Charger, 4.893, 311.49
    vs. 12. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.933, 303.71
6. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.897, 311.70
    vs. 11. Tony Bartone, Monte Carlo, 4.929, 306.26
7. Scott Kalitta, Monte Carlo, 4.903, 307.58
    vs. 10. Phil Burkart, Monte Carlo, 4.914, 314.17
8. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.905, 291.32
    vs. 9. Frank Pedregon, Dodge Stratus, 4.911, 302.62.

Pro Stock
1. Erica Enders, Chevy Cobalt, 6.785, 203.06
    vs. 16. Max Naylor, Dodge Stratus, 6.870, 201.37
2. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.815, 202.48
    vs. 15. Mark Pawuk, Cobalt, 6.863, 201.46
3. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.818, 202.61
    vs. 14. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.853, 201.25
4. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GTO, 6.820, 202.91
    vs. 13. Mike Edwards, GTO, 6.848, 201.91
5. Jim Yates, GTO, 6.820, 201.88
    vs. 12. Warren Johnson, GTO, 6.847, 202.39
6. Rickie Smith, GTO, 6.824, 202.27
    vs. 11. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.840, 201.01
7. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.827, 201.88
    vs. 10. Jason Line, GTO, 6.836, 202.42
8. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.831, 202.03
    vs. 9. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.833, 201.91.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Clay Millican , Frank Pedregon , Larry Dixon , Mark Pawuk , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , David Baca , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Tim Wilkerson , Phil Burkart , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Alan Bradshaw , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Rickie Smith , Mike Ashley , Eric Medlen , Bob Vandergriff , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Max Naylor , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Tommy Johnson Jr.