Martin: First-round pairings

MARTIN, Mich. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the IHRA Northern Nationals presented by Dart at US 131 Motorsports Park, the seventh of 10 events in the 2009 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results...

MARTIN, Mich. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the IHRA Northern Nationals presented by Dart at US 131 Motorsports Park, the seventh of 10 events in the 2009 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Bruce Litton, 4.674 seconds, 319.52 mph
    vs. 8. Tim Boychuk, 4.840, 302.96
2. Pat Dakin, 4.714, 295.34
    vs. 7. Mitch King, 4.833, 307.37
3. Del Cox Jr, 4.767, 312.13
    vs. 6. Tim Cullinan, 4.811, 282.36
4. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.768, 294.31
    vs. 5. Terry McMillen, 4.793, 303.91.

Pro Modified
1. Kenny Lang, Chevy Corvette, 5.947, 239.70
    vs. 16. Jason Kalso, Plymouth Barracuda, 6.774, 215.65
2. Tony Pontieri, Chevy Camaro, 5.954, 241.07
    vs. 15. Jason Stock, Corvette, 6.640, 226.89
3. Ed Hoover, Camaro, 5.981, 241.02
    vs. 14. Harold Martin, Martin M 4, 6.362, 207.27
4. Melanie Troxel, Corvette, 6.029, 238.55
    vs. 13. Steve Bareman, Corvette, 6.340, 223.99
5. Brad Personett, Camaro, 6.060, 247.07
    vs. 12. Tim Mathison, Studebaker, 6.322, 221.85
6. Ike Maier, Corvette, 6.092, 231.00
    vs. 11. Burton Auxier, Camaro, 6.315, 201.67
7. Chris Russo, Corvette, 6.124, 234.45
    vs. 10. Pete Farber, Dodge Daytona, 6.251, 227.69
8. Joe Baker, Camaro, 6.187, 238.43
    vs. 9. Mark Nielsen, Camaro, 6.249, 228.23.

Pro Stock
1. Frank Gugliotta, Pontiac GXP, 6.331, 219.36
    vs. 16. Scott Hintz, Ford Mustang, 6.432, 216.00
2. Mark Martino, Chevy Cobalt, 6.343, 219.15
    vs. 15. Jason Collins, Cobalt, 6.421, 217.25
3. Bob Bertsch, Mustang, 6.346, 220.08
    vs. 14. Chris Holbrook, Mustang, 6.407, 215.31
4. Robert Patrick, Mustang, 6.348, 219.01
    vs. 13. Trevor Eman, Ford Escort, 6.406, 218.37
5. JR Carr, GXP, 6.350, 218.90
    vs. 12. Dean Goforth, GXP, 6.393, 219.15
6. Pete Berner, GXP, 6.353, 219.12
    vs. 11. John Montecalvo, Cobalt, 6.393, 219.26
7. Richard Freeman, GXP, 6.355, 219.04
    vs. 10. Michael Bruno, Pontiac GTO, 6.389, 217.70
8. Cary Goforth, Cobalt, 6.369, 219.79
    vs. 9. John Konigshofer, Mustang, 6.388, 218.80.

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Saturday's final results from the Moser Axle Mania race, held during the IHRA Northern Nationals presented by Dart at US 131 Motorsports Park. The race is the seventh of 10 in the 2009 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series:

Moser 'Axle Mania'
Bruce Thrift, Chevy Beretta, 6.320, 78.06
    def. Scott Macy, Plymouth Volare, foul.

-credit: ihra

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Series Drag
Drivers Bruce Litton , Robert Patrick , Bobby Lagana Jr. , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Mitch King , Melanie Troxel , Harold Martin , Pat Dakin , Joe Baker , Brad Personett , Kenny Lang , Richard Freeman , Tim Cullinan , Mark Martin , Frank Gugliotta , Ike Maier , Terry McMillen , Pete Farber