Topeka: First-round pairings for Sunday eliminations

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 14th 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 14th 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. Larry Dixon, 4.588 seconds, 320.81 mph vs. 16. Scott Weis, 4.994, 264.39
2. Cory McClenathan, 4.618, 322.42 vs. 15. Mitch King, 4.895, 274.11
3. Darrell Russell, 4.683, 313.58 vs. 14. Andrew Cowin, 4.883, 266.95
4. Tony Schumacher, 4.711, 312.13 vs. 13. Paul Romine, 4.816, 295.72
5. Kenny Bernstein, 4.737, 312.35 vs. 12. John Smith, 4.795, 295.46
6. Melanie Troxel, 4.737, 299.13 vs. 11. Chris Karamesines, 4.789, 312.78
7. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.748, 300.80 vs. 10. David Grubnic, 4.788, 291.51
8. Doug Kalitta, 4.776, 298.01 vs. 9. Doug Herbert, 4.787, 311.63.

Funny Car
1. Bruce Sarver, Toyota Celica, 4.862, 304.39 vs. 16. Del Worsham, Pontiac Firebird, 5.099, 294.88
2. Johnny Gray, Firebird, 4.882, 317.12 vs. 15. Bob Bode, Dodge Avenger, 4.995, 293.98; 3. Tony Pedregon, Ford Mustang, 4.886, 314.97 vs. 14. Dale Creasy Jr., Firebird, 4.990, 298.67
4. Tim Wilkerson, Firebird, 4.893, 308.50 vs. 13. John Lawson, Firebird, 4.990, 299.73
5. Ron Capps, Chevy Camaro, 4.908, 312.28 vs. 12. Dean Skuza, Dodge Stratus R/T, 4.985, 305.36
6. Scotty Cannon, Firebird, 4.913, 308.43 vs. 11. Frank Pedregon, Firebird, 4.970, 305.91
7. John Force, Mustang, 4.914, 318.39 vs. 10. Whit Bazemore, Firebird, 4.960, 307.65
8. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.924, 308.71 vs. 9. Cruz Pedregon, Firebird, 4.949, 290.13.

Pro Stock
1. Jim Yates, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.853, 200.80 vs. 16. Ron Krisher, Chevy Cavalier, 6.878, 201.73
2. JR Carr, Pontiac Firebird, 6.854, 201.10 vs. 15. Darrell Alderman, Dodge Neon R/T, 6.876, 200.65
3. Mark Osborne, Grand Am, 6.855, 201.16 vs. 14. Mark Pawuk, Grand Am, 6.875, 199.79
4. Gene Wilson, Neon R/T, 6.856, 201.37 vs. 13. Mark Whisnant, Cavalier, 6.875, 200.47
5. Allen Johnson, Neon R/T, 6.859, 201.70 vs. 12. Richie Stevens, Grand Am, 6.874, 200.17
6. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.859, 200.71 vs. 11. George Marnell, Grand Am, 6.867, 199.37
7. Greg Anderson, Cavalier, 6.860, 201.73 vs. 10. Troy Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.866, 200.65
8. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.862, 201.25 vs. 9. Bruce Allen, Grand Am, 6.864, 199.97.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Paul Romine , Doug Herbert , Bruce Sarver , Frank Pedregon , Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Darrell Alderman , Kenny Bernstein , Mark Pawuk , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Tony Pedregon , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Chris Karamesines , Andrew Cowin , Ron Krisher , Dale Creasy Jr. , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Gene Wilson , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Bruce Allen , Mitch King , Tim Wilkerson , Melanie Troxel , George Marnell , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Mark Whisnant , Bob Bode