Topeka: First-round pairings

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX at Heartland Park Topeka, the ninth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 22nd annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX at Heartland Park Topeka, the ninth of 23 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Top Fuel
1. Antron Brown, 3.785 seconds, 321.96 mph
    vs. 16. Luigi Novelli, 4.248, 292.27
2. Doug Kalitta, 3.849, 316.08
    vs. 15. Steven Chrisman, 4.168, 282.24
3. Brandon Bernstein, 3.886, 312.13
    vs. 14. Scott Palmer, 4.148, 281.83
4. Shawn Langdon, 3.887, 312.57
    vs. 13. Mike Strasburg, 4.074, 305.56
5. Tony Schumacher, 3.896, 313.58
    vs. 12. Dom Lagana, 3.987, 302.21
6. Steve Torrence, 3.902, 305.91
    vs. 11. Terry McMillen, 3.957, 303.30
7. Cory McClenathan, 3.904, 312.13
    vs. 10. Morgan Lucas, 3.946, 305.91
8. David Grubnic, 3.915, 311.92
    vs. 9. Larry Dixon, 3.915, 311.05.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Chris Karamesines, 4.257, 280.54.

Funny Car
1. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.095, 308.21
    vs. Bye
2. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.103, 307.16
    vs. 15. Paul Lee, Chevy Impala SS, 4.507, 298.60
3. Jeff Arend, Toyota Solara, 4.104, 305.84
    vs. 14. Jeff Diehl, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.373, 264.70
4. Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger, 4.113, 306.26
    vs. 13. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.256, 294.05
5. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.117, 305.42
    vs. 12. Cruz Pedregon, Solara, 4.206, 286.92
6. John Force, Mustang, 4.118, 307.58
    vs. 11. Matt Hagan, Charger, 4.200, 297.81
7. Jim Head, Solara, 4.125, 296.31
    vs. 10. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.195, 299.00
8. Ashley Force Hood, Mustang, 4.133, 303.37
    vs. 9. Del Worsham, Solara, 4.173, 303.78.

Pro Stock
1. Mike Edwards, Pontiac GXP, 6.638, 207.56
    vs. 16. Justin Humphreys, GXP, 6.780, 204.88
2. Allen Johnson, Dodge Avenger, 6.656, 207.34
    vs. 15. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.767, 206.01
3. Jeg Coughlin, Chevy Cobalt, 6.663, 205.04
    vs. 14. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.762, 206.32
4. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.666, 206.64
    vs. 13. Rodger Brogdon, GXP, 6.757, 204.82
5. V. Gaines, Avenger, 6.670, 206.39
    vs. 12. Bob Yonke, GXP, 6.692, 206.54
6. Shane Gray, GXP, 6.680, 206.51
    vs. 11. Rickie Jones, GXP, 6.686, 205.63
7. Jason Line, GXP, 6.682, 205.94
    vs. 10. Greg Anderson, GXP, 6.685, 206.10
8. Warren Johnson, GXP, 6.684, 206.51
    vs. 9. Johnny Gray, GXP, 6.684, 206.23.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Erica Enders, 6.784, 205.01
18. Richie Stevens, 6.810, 205.26
19. John Nobile, 6.827, 204.73
20. Steve Spiess, 6.845, 205.01
21. Larry Morgan, 6.857, 205.54
22. Mark Hogan, 6.861, 196.70
23. Dave River, 7.014, 198.32.

-source: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Antron Brown , John Nobile , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Chris Karamesines , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , David Grubnic , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Ashley Force , Brandon Bernstein , Paul Lee , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Scott Palmer , Luigi Novelli , Mike Strasburg , Morgan Lucas , Bob Yonke , Jason Line , Rodger Brogdon , Jeff Arend , Steven Chrisman , Robert Hight , Jeff Diehl , Matt Hagan , Steve Torrence , Justin Humphreys , Bob Tasca III , Rickie Jones , Mike Edwards , Steve Spiess , Shane Gray , Shawn Langdon , Dom Lagana , Terry McMillen