Milan: First-round pairings

MILAN, Mich. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Suzuki Motor City Nationals Presented By GM Performance Division and Heritage Newspapers at Milan Dragway, the ninth of 11 events in the $19.5 million 2007 Knoll-Gas...

MILAN, Mich. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Suzuki Motor City Nationals Presented By GM Performance Division and Heritage Newspapers at Milan Dragway, the ninth of 11 events in the $19.5 million 2007 Knoll-Gas Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Bruce Litton, 4.581 seconds, 323.50 mph
    vs. 5. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.749, 311.05
2. Scotty Cannon, 4.642, 320.97
    vs. 6. T.J. Zizzo, 4.803, 254.18
3. Jeff O'Neill, 4.676, 296.96
    vs. 7. Mitch King, 5.018, 292.20
4. Todd Paton, 4.712, 280.54
    vs. 8. Kevin Jones, 5.159, 220.15.

Nitro Funny Car
1. Dale Creasy Jr., Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.007, 295.40
    vs. 5. John Lawson, Chevy Camaro, 5.239, 222.03
2. Andy Kelley, Pontiac Firebird, 5.010, 305.01
    vs. 6. Todd Simpson, Camaro, 5.293, 175.50
3. Terry Haddock, Monte Carlo, 5.034, 304.32
    vs. 7. Jeff Diehl, Firebird, 5.372, 279.21
4. Bob Gilbertson, Dodge Stratus, 5.198, 240.89
    vs. 8. Jack Wyatt, Stratus, 5.392, 197.02.

Pro Modified
1. Kenny Lang, Chevy Corvette, 6.031, 238.76
    vs. 9. Mike Castellana, Ford Mustang, 6.164, 231.28
2. Scott Cannon, Pontiac Firebird, 6.041, 239.95
    vs. 10. Matt Hagan, Corvette, 6.184, 232.35
3. Chip King, Dodge Daytona, 6.052, 235.35
    vs. 11. Burton Auxier, Corvette, 6.203, 224.25
4. Mike Janis, Chevy Cobalt, 6.053, 238.05
    vs. 12. Mike Stawicki, Chevy Camaro, 6.228, 223.76
5. Shannon Jenkins, Pontiac GTO, 6.094, 232.15
    vs. 13. Mark Nielsen, Camaro, 6.230, 233.12
6. Ed Hoover, Corvette, 6.127, 231.48
    vs. 14. Harold Martin, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.351, 225.82
7. Jason Hamstra, Corvette, 6.131, 230.84
    vs. 15. Danny Rowe, Corvette, 6.401, 231.12
8. Pat Stoken, Camaro, 6.139, 224.06
    vs. 16. Quain Stott, Corvette, 7.736, 134.78.

Alcohol Funny Car
1. Dale Brand, Pontiac Firebird, 5.649, 244.74
    vs. 5. Rob Atchison, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.888, 242.15
2. Terry Munroe, Monte Carlo, 5.789, 242.84
    vs. 6. Tim Stevens, Dodge Stratus, 5.920, 238.68
3. Joe Comella, Monte Carlo, 5.849, 225.94
    vs. 7. Mark Thomas, Monte Carlo, 5.926, 243.33
4. Paul Noakes, Ford Mustang, 5.873, 241.71
    vs. 8. John Hart, Dodge Avenger, 5.937, 237.75.

Pro Stock
1. Pete Berner, Pontiac GTO, 6.331, 217.18
    vs. 9. John Nobile, Ford Mustang, 6.363, 220.33
2. Brian Gahm, Mustang, 6.336, 221.52
    vs. 10. Cary Goforth, Chevy Cobalt, 6.385, 220.15
3. John Montecalvo, Cobalt, 6.339, 221.34
    vs. 11. Frank Gugliotta, Cobalt, 6.385, 219.69
4. Robert Patrick, Shelby Cobra, 6.345, 219.12
    vs. 12. Rickie Smith, Cobalt, 6.394, 219.61
5. Bob Bertsch, Mustang, 6.347, 220.33
    vs. 13. Chuck DeMory, Ford Escort, 6.434, 217.07
6. Elijah Morton, Ford ZX2, 6.354, 219.29
    vs. 14. Anthony Paone, GTO, 6.448, 213.67
7. Rob Mansfield, GTO, 6.355, 219.72
    vs. 15. Ron Miller, Chevy Cavalier, 6.653, 200.29
8. Steve Spiess, Cobalt, 6.362, 220.37
    vs. 16. Sylvester Barnes, Cavalier, 6.668, 210.77.

-credit: ihra

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Series Drag
Drivers Mike Janis , Mark Thomas , Bruce Litton , John Nobile , Robert Patrick , Bob Gilbertson , Quain Stott , Chip King , Dale Creasy Jr. , Scotty Cannon , Bobby Lagana Jr. , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Todd Paton , Shannon Jenkins , Mitch King , Jack Wyatt , Mike Stawicki , Rickie Smith , Dale Brand , Terry Haddock , Danny Rowe , Harold Martin , Jeff Diehl , Matt Hagan , Steve Spiess , Kenny Lang , Frank Gugliotta , Todd Simpson