Topeka: First-round pairings

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX at Heartland Park Topeka, the ninth of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series....

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 20th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX at Heartland Park Topeka, the ninth 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. Larry Dixon, 4.527 seconds, 325.30 mph
    vs. Bye
2. Cory McClenathan, 4.565, 323.04
    vs. 15. Bob Vandergriff, 4.875, 291.01
3. Rod Fuller, 4.565, 320.13
    vs. 14. Morgan Lucas, 4.728, 306.12
4. Antron Brown, 4.584, 312.06
    vs. 13. David Grubnic, 4.690, 303.78
5. Doug Kalitta, 4.590, 324.83
    vs. 12. Joe Hartley, 4.653, 321.81
6. Doug Herbert, 4.609, 313.15
    vs. 11. Hillary Will, 4.649, 313.58
7. Tony Schumacher, 4.622, 317.64
    vs. 10. Alan Bradshaw, 4.647, 307.79
8. Brandon Bernstein, 4.623, 324.75
    vs. 9. J.R. Todd, 4.623, 322.34.

Funny Car
1. Tony Bartone, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.881, 301.81
    vs. 16. Gary Densham, Chevy Impala, 5.042, 296.37
2. Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 4.901, 305.91
    vs. 15. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.988, 298.27
3. Frank Hawley, Dodge Charger, 4.907, 311.63
    vs. 14. Tim Wilkerson, Impala, 4.979, 305.56
4. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.911, 303.57
    vs. 13. Cruz Pedregon, Toyota Solara, 4.965, 301.20
5. Melanie Troxel, Charger, 4.912, 304.53
    vs. 12. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.940, 306.12
6. Jerry Toliver, Charger, 4.917, 298.27
    vs. 11. Tommy Johnson Jr., Charger, 4.933, 304.32
7. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.917, 293.09
    vs. 10. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.929, 301.60
8. Ashley Force, Mustang, 4.920, 298.80
    vs. 9. John Force, Mustang, 4.921, 304.60.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Del Worsham, 5.124, 288.39
18. Mike Neff, 5.228, 303.91
19. Scott Kalitta, 7.637, 152.59.

Pro Stock
1. Dave Connolly, Chevy Cobalt, 6.720, 204.51
    vs. 16. Justin Humphreys, Dodge Stratus, 6.761, 203.68
2. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.723, 204.23
    vs. 15. Todd Hoerner, Stratus, 6.760, 202.79
3. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.724, 204.66
    vs. 14. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GXP, 6.759, 203.61
4. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.732, 203.68
    vs. 13. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 6.755, 204.14
5. Mike Edwards, GXP, 6.736, 204.48
    vs. 12. Jim Yates, GXP, 6.754, 203.55
6. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.737, 203.31
    vs. 11. Jason Line, GXP, 6.751, 203.16
7. Warren Johnson, GXP, 6.739, 205.51
    vs. 10. Rickie Jones, Stratus, 6.751, 203.61
8. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.742, 203.89
    vs. 9. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.749, 203.43.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Tom Hammonds, 6.767, 202.91
18. Johnny Gray, 6.776, 203.55
19. Bob Yonke, 6.804, 202.39
20. Kenny Koretsky, 6.805, 201.88
21. Max Naylor, 6.814, 202.24
22. Ben Watson, 6.818, 201.43
23. Lamar Swindoll Jr, 6.828, 200.59.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , 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 , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Tom Hammonds , Ben Watson , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Alan Bradshaw , Morgan Lucas , Bob Yonke , Jason Line , Joe Hartley , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Max Naylor , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Justin Humphreys , Dave Connolly , Bob Tasca III , Rickie Jones , Frank Hawley , Mike Edwards , Todd Hoerner , Lamar Swindoll , Mike Neff , Tommy Johnson Jr.