Rockingham first-round pairings

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 34th annual U.S. SportsScene.com Spring Nationals presented by Advance Auto Parts & Castrol at Rockingham Dragway, the second of 12 events in the 2004 Hooters...

ROCKINGHAM, N.C. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 34th annual U.S. SportsScene.com Spring Nationals presented by Advance Auto Parts & Castrol at Rockingham Dragway, the second 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, 4.550 seconds, 317.42 mph
    vs. 8. Bobby Lagana Jr, 4.875, 305.70
2. Danny Dunn, 4.610, 310.84
    vs. 7. Rick Cooper, 4.860, 278.86
3. Bruce Litton, 4.715, 306.46
    vs. 6. Josh Starcher, 4.846, 292.39
4. Tim Cullinan, 4.754, 292.52
    vs. 5. Chris Karamesines, 4.773, 296.11.

Pro Modified
1. Fred Hahn, Chevy Corvette, 6.144, 229.12
    vs. 16. Pat Moore, Chevy Bel Air, 6.279, 221.92
2. Rick Distefano, Corvette, 6.199, 222.11
    vs. 15. Troy Critchley, Willys, 6.270, 224.81
3. Mike Janis, Corvette, 6.200, 226.54
    vs. 14. Mike Castellana, Chevy Camaro, 6.264, 223.14
4. Billy Harper, Dodge Viper, 6.200, 223.32
    vs. 13. Chip King, Dodge Avenger, 6.250, 226.51
5. Al Billes, Corvette, 6.205, 227.04
    vs. 12. Steve Salvadore, Bel Air, 6.249, 226.43
6. Glen Kerunsky, Bel Air, 6.207, 224.96
    vs. 11. Zach Barklage, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.242, 229.31
7. Von Smith, Ford Mustang, 6.208, 227.80
    vs. 10. Rickie Smith, Corvette, 6.238, 222.29
8. Shannon Jenkins, Camaro, 6.216, 225.45
    vs. 9. Scotty Cannon, Studebaker, 6.227, 224.96.

Funny Car
1. Rob Atchison, Pontiac Firebird, 5.809, 239.44
    vs. 16. Chris Sipple, Chevy Camaro, 6.200, 223.69
2. Mark Thomas, Dodge Avenger, 5.833, 240.47
    vs. 15. John Bojec, Avenger, 6.062, 230.25
3. Ronnie Midyette, Camaro, 5.841, 240.94
    vs. 14. John Sullivan, Pontiac Firehawk, 6.044, 225.48
4. Dan Roman, Firebird, 5.849, 239.40
    vs. 13. Jeff Burnett, Firebird, 6.041, 223.21
5. Larry Dobbs, Chevy Corvette, 5.908, 238.81
    vs. 12. Melinda Green-King, Avenger, 6.035, 230.88
6. Terry McMillen, Avenger, 5.930, 232.91
    vs. 11. Bunny Burkett, Avenger, 6.027, 235.31
7. Neal Parker, Camaro, 5.936, 232.79
    vs. 10. Terry Munroe, Firebird, 6.017, 214.08
8. Dave Ray, Ford Mustang, 5.944, 234.09
    vs. 9. Chris Foster, Avenger, 5.993, 235.64.

Pro Stock
1. John Nobile, Ford Escort, 6.520, 213.43
    vs. 16. Carl Baker, Mercury Cougar, 6.601, 210.70
2. Pete Berner, Ford Mustang, 6.527, 211.76
    vs. 15. Larry O'Brien, Dodge Stratus, 6.593, 209.49
3. John Montecalvo, Chevy Cavalier, 6.532, 212.66
    vs. 14. Floyd Cheek, Mustang, 6.581, 211.10
4. Rick Jones, Stratus, 6.532, 210.67
    vs. 13. Richard Penland, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.578, 210.18
5. Elijah Morton, Mustang, 6.540, 211.79
    vs. 12. John Bartunek, Cavalier, 6.573, 211.99
6. Tony Gillig, Mustang, 6.558, 211.33
    vs. 11. Charlie Peppers, Mustang, 6.571, 210.24
7. Mike Bell, Ford ZX2, 6.559, 210.80
    vs. 10. Steve Spiess, Cavalier, 6.568, 211.93
8. Ron Miller, Cavalier, 6.562, 210.87
    vs. 9. Frank Gugliotta, Escort, 6.564, 212.59.

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Series Drag
Drivers Mike Janis , Fred Hahn , Mark Thomas , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Tony Gillig , John Nobile , Chip King , Scotty Cannon , John Montecalvo , Shannon Jenkins , Rickie Smith , Al Billes , Troy Critchley , Zach Barklage , Von Smith , Josh Starcher , Mike Bell , Glen Kerunsky , Steve Spiess , Tim Cullinan , Frank Gugliotta , Terry McMillen