Brainerd: First-round pairings

BRAINERD, Minn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 23rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, the 16th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based...

BRAINERD, Minn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 23rd annual Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, the 16th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Doug Kalitta, 4.532 seconds, 324.51 mph
    vs. 16. Jim Cavalieri, 5.560, 260.76
2. Scott Kalitta, 4.558, 322.27
    vs. 15. Don Sosenka, 5.286, 268.87
3. Cory McClenathan, 4.575, 306.40
    vs. 14. Gary Cooper, 5.044, 280.49
4. David Grubnic, 4.595, 319.22
    vs. 13. Scott Weis, 4.848, 255.97
5. Morgan Lucas, 4.596, 320.43
    vs. 12. John Smith, 4.764, 303.64
6. Tony Schumacher, 4.607, 321.42
    vs. 11. TJ Zizzo, 4.716, 309.49
7. Brandon Bernstein, 4.609, 320.58
    vs. 10. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.696, 310.34
8. Larry Dixon, 4.634, 317.05
    vs. 9. Doug Herbert, 4.649, 314.02.

Funny Car
1. Tim Wilkerson, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.812, 319.67
    vs. 16. Keith Jackson, Pontiac Firebird, 5.205, 272.89
2. Gary Densham, Ford Mustang, 4.813, 320.43
    vs. 15. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 5.128, 263.20
3. John Force, Mustang, 4.859, 319.45
    vs. 14. Jeff Arend, Chevy Corvette, 5.041, 269.78
4. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.865, 315.93
    vs. 13. Jim Head, Toyota Celica, 4.988, 309.63
5. Whit Bazemore, Dodge Stratus, 4.875, 313.51
    vs. 12. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.939, 308.00
6. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.899, 315.42
    vs. 11. Phil Burkart, Monte Carlo, 4.924, 314.24
7. Gary Scelzi, Stratus, 4.901, 314.90
    vs. 10. Tony Bartone, Firebird, 4.922, 307.37
8. Ron Capps, Monte Carlo, 4.907, 310.84
    vs. 9. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.912, 315.34.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.742, 204.79
    vs. 16. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.798, 203.12
2. Larry Morgan, Dodge Stratus, 6.744, 204.70
    vs. 15. Mark Whisnant, Chevy Cavalier, 6.797, 203.12
3. Steve Johns, Cavalier, 6.754, 205.38
    vs. 14. Rickie Smith, Cavalier, 6.794, 203.22
4. Kenny Koretsky, Stratus, 6.756, 203.28
    vs. 13. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.789, 202.73
5. Bruce Allen, Grand Am, 6.761, 204.26
    vs. 12. Mike Edwards, Grand Am, 6.787, 203.12
6. Jason Line, Grand Am, 6.765, 204.54
    vs. 11. Mark Pawuk, Grand Am, 6.785, 202.45
7. Dave Connolly, Cavalier, 6.767, 203.80
    vs. 10. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.785, 203.46
8. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.775, 203.80
    vs. 9. Ron Krisher, Cavalier, 6.785, 203.92.

Pro Stock Bike
1. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.091, 187.52
    vs. 16. Scott Valetti, Kawasaki, 7.291, 180.28
2. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.107, 188.52
    vs. 15. Kurt Matte, Suzuki, 7.265, 185.89
3. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.125, 187.94
    vs. 14. Mike Berry, Suzuki, 7.235, 185.00
4. GT Tonglet, Harley-Davidson, 7.133, 187.94
    vs. 13. Blaine Hale, Suzuki, 7.230, 186.61
5. Angelle Savoie, Suzuki, 7.153, 186.41
    vs. 12. Chip Hunter, Suzuki, 7.224, 184.95
6. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.154, 188.04
    vs. 11. Josh Helvie, Kawasaki, 7.219, 183.10
7. Geno Scali, Suzuki, 7.170, 187.26
    vs. 10. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.200, 186.90
8. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.171, 186.20
    vs. 9. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.189, 185.89.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Mark Pawuk , Kurt Johnson , Scott Weis , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Mike Berry , Shawn Gann , Blaine Hale , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Bruce Allen , Geno Scali , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Karen Stoffer , Keith Jackson , Phil Burkart , Brandon Bernstein , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Rickie Smith , Andrew Hines , Mark Whisnant , Michael Phillips , Jeff Arend , Josh Helvie , Chip Hunter , Eric Medlen , Steve Johnson , GT Tonglet , Kurt Matte , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards , Steve J , Tommy Johnson Jr.