Epping first-round pairings

EPPING, N.H. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Ninth annual Amalie Oil North American Nationals brought to you by Auto Value Parts Stores at New England Dragway, the tenth of 12 events in the 2004 Hooters IHRA...

EPPING, N.H. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Ninth annual Amalie Oil North American Nationals brought to you by Auto Value Parts Stores at New England Dragway, the tenth of 12 events in the 2004 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Clay Millican, 4.682 seconds, 314.24 mph
    vs. 8. Todd Paton, 4.876, 304.19
2. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.727, 309.34
    vs. 7. Tim Cullinan, 4.851, 304.94
3. Louie Allison, 4.746, 307.65
    vs. 6. Doug Foley, 4.813, 280.08
4. Rick Cooper, 4.774, 287.96
    vs. 5. Bruce Litton, 4.803, 287.17.

Pro Modified
1. Rick DiStefano, Chevy Corvette, 6.146, 230.80
    vs. 16. Eddie Ware, Willys, 6.322, 222.66
2. Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 6.158, 227.92
    vs. 15. Pat Musi, Chevy Bel Air, 6.315, 214.69
3. Shannon Jenkins, Camaro, 6.173, 227.65
    vs. 14. Pat Moore, Bel Air, 6.307, 222.51
4. Mitch Stott, Corvette, 6.183, 227.50
    vs. 13. Charles Carpenter, Bel Air, 6.274, 222.99
5. Billy Harper, Dodge Viper, 6.186, 226.28
    vs. 12. Steve Salvadore, Bel Air, 6.264, 219.22
6. Jim Halsey, Corvette, 6.206, 225.18
    vs. 11. Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.258, 226.51
7. Mike Janis, Corvette, 6.211, 228.61
    vs. 10. Steve Vick, Camaro, 6.228, 225.18
8. Al Billes, Corvette, 6.217, 228.96
    vs. 9. Harold Martin, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.221, 227.00.

Funny Car
1. Rob Atchison, Pontiac Firebird, 5.770, 239.70
    vs. 16. Brian Harvanek, Firebird, 7.126, 219.69
2. Mark Thomas, Dodge Avenger, 5.802, 241.15
    vs. 15. Jean-Guy Genest, Dodge Daytona, 6.591, 198.06
3. Jim Sickles, Avenger, 5.884, 239.23
    vs. 14. Bill Naves, Firebird, 6.275, 226.54
4. Terry McMillen, Avenger, 5.923, 236.55
    vs. 13. Dave Ray, Ford Mustang, 6.195, 235.84
5. Terry Munroe, Firebird, 5.924, 235.84
    vs. 12. George McNeil, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 6.080, 230.21
6. Larry Dobbs, Chevy Corvette, 5.962, 234.45
    vs. 11. Fred Tigges, Chevy Camaro, 6.047, 239.14
7. David Rowe, Cutlass, 5.970, 235.60
    vs. 10. Bunny Burkett, Avenger, 6.046, 238.60
8. Jeff Burnett, Firebird, 5.982, 232.75
    vs. 9. Scott Wildgust, Firebird, 6.038, 238.05.

Pro Stock
1. Rob Mansfield, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.425, 216.20
    vs. 16. Larry O'Brien, Dodge Stratus, 6.544, 212.06
2. Brian Gahm, Ford Mustang, 6.442, 215.07
    vs. 15. Tony Gillig, Mustang, 6.542, 211.83
3. John Nobile, Ford ZX2, 6.453, 215.65
    vs. 14. John Bartunek, Grand Am, 6.536, 211.06
4. Elijah Morton, Mustang, 6.468, 212.93
    vs. 13. Mike Bell, ZX2, 6.527, 212.09
5. Pete Berner, Mustang, 6.469, 214.31
    vs. 12. Steve Spiess, Chevy Cavalier, 6.506, 214.21
6. Robert Patrick, Mustang, 6.478, 212.83
    vs. 11. Chuck DeMory, Ford Escort, 6.501, 213.91
7. Carl Baker, Mercury Cougar, 6.480, 214.55
    vs. 10. Frank Gugliotta, Escort, 6.496, 213.91
8. Richard Penland, Mustang, 6.489, 214.04
    vs. 9. Rick Jones, Stratus, 6.494, 214.79.

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Drivers Bunny Burkett , Mike Janis , Mark Thomas , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Tony Gillig , John Nobile , Robert Patrick , Quain Stott , Louie Allison , Bobby Lagana Jr. , Todd Paton , Shannon Jenkins , Al Billes , Jim Sickles , Doug Foley , Harold Martin , Jim Halsey , Mike Bell , Rick DiStefano , Steve Spiess , Tim Cullinan , Frank Gugliotta , Terry McMillen , David Rowe