San Antonio first-round pairings

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Third annual Amalie Oil Texas Nationals presented by Ancira Cars, Trucks & RVs and the San Antonio Express-News at San Antonio Raceway, the first of 12 events...

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Third annual Amalie Oil Texas Nationals presented by Ancira Cars, Trucks & RVs and the San Antonio Express-News at San Antonio Raceway, the first 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, 4.631 seconds, 309.77 mph
    vs. 8. Rick Cooper, 5.027, 230.61
2. Mark Kinsella, 4.669, 303.30
    vs. 7. Grant Flowers, 4.963, 279.96
3. Bruce Litton, 4.785, 304.25
    vs. 6. Mitch King, 4.883, 255.63
4. Tim Cullinan, 4.817, 283.91
    vs. 5. Todd Paton, 4.882, 288.33.

Pro Modified
1. Zach Barklage, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.208, 229.16
    vs. 16. Glen Kerunsky, Chevy Bel Air, 6.308, 224.25
2. Harold Martin, Grand Am, 6.218, 226.47
    vs. 15. Pat Musi, Bel Air, 6.301, 218.83
3. Rick Distefano, Chevy Corvette, 6.223, 224.85
    vs. 14. Thomas Patterson, Willys, 6.296, 221.82
4. Al Billes, Corvette, 6.224, 226.96
    vs. 13. Steve Vick, Chevy Camaro, 6.288, 223.10
5. Scotty Cannon, Studebaker, 6.227, 228.15
    vs. 12. Dennis Radford, Dodge Viper, 6.284, 223.73
6. Frankie Taylor, Corvette, 6.231, 226.70
    vs. 11. Mike Castellana, Camaro, 6.281, 223.43
7. Mike Janis, Corvette, 6.239, 228.00
    vs. 10. Shannon Jenkins, Camaro, 6.279, 224.43
8. Von Smith, Ford Mustang, 6.241, 228.61
    vs. 9. Mitch Stott, Corvette, 6.265, 226.73.

Funny Car
1. Rob Atchison, Pontiac Firebird, 5.814, 239.78
    vs. Bye
2. Mark Thomas, Dodge Avenger, 5.856, 240.38
    vs. 7. John Sullivan, Pontiac Firehawk, 6.140, 229.12
3. Ronnie Midyette, Chevy Camaro, 5.946, 240.81
    vs. 6. Ray Drew, Ford Mustang, 6.034, 227.50
4. Chris Foster, Avenger, 5.964, 235.68
    vs. 5. Terry McMillen, Avenger, 6.019, 235.10.

Pro Stock
1. John Montecalvo, Chevy Cavalier, 6.533, 213.57
    vs. 16. Bert Jackson, Cavalier, 6.643, 208.49
2. Elijah Morton, Ford Mustang, 6.544, 212.29
    vs. 15. Larry O'Brien, Dodge Stratus, 6.629, 209.79
3. John Nobile, Ford Escort, 6.545, 213.27
    vs. 14. Carl Baker, Mercury Cougar, 6.616, 210.67
4. Rick Jones, Stratus, 6.553, 212.06
    vs. 13. Robert Patrick, Escort, 6.605, 212.26
5. Brian Gahm, Mustang, 6.559, 211.76
    vs. 12. Mike Bell, Ford ZX2, 6.603, 211.00
6. Pete Berner, Mustang, 6.566, 210.90
    vs. 11. Steve Spiess, Cavalier, 6.593, 211.56
7. Tony Gillig, Mustang, 6.568, 211.83
    vs. 10. Charlie Peppers, Mustang, 6.589, 212.03
8. Frank Gugliotta, Escort, 6.577, 212.96
    vs. 9. John Bartunek, Cavalier, 6.588, 212.49.

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Series Drag
Drivers Mike Janis , Mark Thomas , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Tony Gillig , John Nobile , Robert Patrick , Thomas Patterson , Frankie Taylor , Scotty Cannon , John Montecalvo , Todd Paton , Shannon Jenkins , Mark Kinsella , Mitch King , Al Billes , Zach Barklage , Von Smith , Harold Martin , Mike Bell , Glen Kerunsky , Steve Spiess , Tim Cullinan , Frank Gugliotta , Terry McMillen