Tulsa: First-round pairings

TULSA, Okla. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the IHRA Sooner Nationals at Tulsa Raceway Park, the fourth of 10 events in the 2009 Nitro Jam Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended...

TULSA, Okla. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the IHRA Sooner Nationals at Tulsa Raceway Park, the fourth 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, 4.737 seconds, 310.13 mph
    vs. 8. Todd Simpson, 5.331, 211.53
2. Tim Boychuk, 4.878, 296.05
    vs. 7. Mike Bowers, 5.323, 267.11
3. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.921, 282.36
    vs. 6. Scott Weis, 5.310, 191.84
4. Del Cox Jr, 5.003, 275.90
    vs. 5. Mitch King, 5.158, 278.06.

Pro Modified
1. Taylor Lastor, Chevy Camaro, 6.057, 235.72
    vs. Bye
2. Ed Hoover, Camaro, 6.083, 237.42
    vs. 7. Dave Pierce, Chevy Corvette, 7.811, 125.58
3. Chris Russo, Corvette, 6.181, 233.72
    vs. 6. Rick Senft, Camaro, 6.640, 214.62
4. Kenny Lang, Corvette, 6.233, 234.25
    vs. 5. Kirk Wilmes, Pontiac Firebird, 6.344, 227.00.

Pro Stock
1. John Montecalvo, Chevy Cobalt, 6.385, 218.80
    vs. Bye
2. Pete Berner, Pontiac GXP, 6.396, 218.87
    vs. 13. Jerry Haas, Cobalt, 6.513, 215.07
3. Mark Martino, Cobalt, 6.413, 218.72
    vs. 12. Cale Aronson, Ford Escort, 6.480, 216.83
4. JR Carr, GXP, 6.423, 218.41
    vs. 11. Jason Collins, Cobalt, 6.474, 216.00
5. Cary Goforth, Cobalt, 6.428, 218.37
    vs. 10. Scott Hintz, Ford Mustang, 6.459, 215.82
6. Frank Gugliotta, GXP, 6.438, 218.23
    vs. 9. Bob Bertsch, Mustang, 6.453, 217.46
7. Dean Goforth, GXP, 6.446, 218.19
    vs. 8. Richard Freeman, GXP, 6.453, 217.74.

-credit: ihra

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Series Drag
Drivers Bruce Litton , Scott Weis , Bobby Lagana Jr. , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Mitch King , Jerry Haas , Richard Freeman , Mark Martin , Frank Gugliotta , Todd Simpson