US 131 first-round pairings

MARTIN, Mich. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 24th annual Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park, the eighth of 12 events in the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Pairings based...

MARTIN, Mich. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 24th annual Torco Racing Fuels Northern Nationals at US 131 Motorsports Park, the eighth of 12 events in the 2005 Hooters IHRA Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Clay Millican, 4.609 seconds, 318.09 mph
    vs. 8. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.836, 304.19
2. T.J. Zizzo, 4.710, 292.58
    vs. 7. Dale Creasy Jr, 4.795, 291.95
3. Doug Foley, 4.718, 303.37
    vs. 6. Todd Paton, 4.788, 301.87
4. Bruce Litton, 4.736, 310.20
    vs. 5. Rick Cooper, 4.776, 308.92.

Pro Modified
1. Carl Spiering, Chevy Corvette, 6.192, 230.65
    vs. 16. Harold Martin, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.367, 224.17
2. Mike Castellana, Chevy Cavalier, 6.198, 229.90
    vs. 15. Charles Carpenter, Chevy Bel Air, 6.356, 221.92
3. Mike Janis, Dodge Stratus, 6.214, 230.80
    vs. 14. John Russo, Chevy Camaro, 6.340, 203.61
4. Jim Halsey, Camaro, 6.234, 225.26
    vs. 13. Steve Vick, Corvette, 6.325, 221.02
5. Burton Auxier, Corvette, 6.273, 223.84
    vs. 12. Eddie Ware, Willys, 6.314, 221.82
6. Quain Stott, Corvette, 6.282, 229.35
    vs. 11. Dennis Radford, Corvette, 6.314, 222.03
7. Ed Hoover, Corvette, 6.293, 227.54
    vs. 10. Roy Wasko, Camaro, 6.303, 222.77
8. Scott Cannon, Studebaker, 6.300, 225.63
    vs. 9. Pat Moore, Corvette, 6.301, 222.73.

Funny Car
1. Jim Sickles, Chevy Monte Carlo, 5.829, 242.67
    vs. 8. Thomas Carter, Chevy Camaro, 6.050, 234.61
2. Rob Atchison, Pontiac Firebird, 5.835, 240.34
    vs. 7. Terry McMillen, Dodge Avenger, 6.019, 233.88
3. Mark Thomas, Avenger, 5.877, 241.11
    vs. 6. Tony Bogolo, Ford Mustang, 6.005, 234.37
4. Terry Munroe, Firebird, 5.887, 239.57
    vs. 5. Chris Foster, Avenger, 5.919, 227.11.

Pro Stock
1. Steve Spiess, Chevy Cobalt, 6.446, 214.48
    vs. 16. Chuck DeMory, Ford Escort, 6.591, 212.26
2. Brian Gahm, Ford Mustang, 6.483, 215.93
    vs. 15. Bert Jackson, Chevy Cavalier, 6.581, 213.00
3. Tony Gillig, Mustang, 6.485, 213.16
    vs. 14. Daniel Seamon, Escort, 6.573, 214.45
4. Robert Patrick, Ford Cobra, 6.490, 214.79
    vs. 13. Larry O'Brien, Dodge Stratus, 6.540, 213.20
5. John Nobile, Ford ZX2, 6.491, 213.60
    vs. 12. Pete Berner, Mustang, 6.536, 211.83
6. Jerry Haas, Cavalier, 6.511, 213.91
    vs. 11. Doug Kirk, Mustang, 6.520, 213.74
7. Rick Jones, Cobalt, 6.512, 215.13
    vs. 10. Ed Machacek, Cavalier, 6.518, 212.83
8. John Montecalvo, Cobalt, 6.512, 213.00
    vs. 9. Frank Gugliotta, Escort, 6.515, 214.96.

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Series Drag
Drivers Mike Janis , Mark Thomas , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Tony Gillig , John Nobile , Robert Patrick , Quain Stott , Bobby Lagana Jr. , John Montecalvo , Ed Hoover , Todd Paton , Jim Sickles , Jerry Haas , Doug Foley , Harold Martin , Jim Halsey , Steve Spiess , Frank Gugliotta