Brainerd: First-round pairings

BRAINERD, Minn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 25th 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 25th 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. Tony Schumacher, 4.499 seconds, 330.72 mph
    vs. 16. Joe Hartley, 4.826, 287.11
2. Brandon Bernstein, 4.538, 325.14
    vs. 15. Scott Weis, 4.744, 315.56
3. Larry Dixon, 4.550, 323.97
    vs. 14. Doug Herbert, 4.662, 316.82
4. Rod Fuller, 4.558, 322.42
    vs. 13. Bob Vandergriff, 4.655, 312.50
5. Melanie Troxel, 4.564, 325.22
    vs. 12. J.R. Todd, 4.647, 313.15
6. Cory McClenathan, 4.574, 329.42
    vs. 11. Morgan Lucas, 4.643, 313.80
7. David Grubnic, 4.577, 323.27
    vs. 10. Hillary Will, 4.619, 322.65
8. Doug Kalitta, 4.580, 320.36
    vs. 9. David Baca, 4.604, 321.88.

Funny Car
1. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.773, 323.74
    vs. 16. Phil Burkart, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.924, 317.87
2. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.773, 321.04
    vs. 15. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.920, 306.46
3. Ron Capps, Dodge Charger, 4.778, 320.20
    vs. 14. Bob Gilbertson, Dodge Stratus, 4.908, 313.22
4. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.781, 320.20
    vs. 13. Bob Bode, Monte Carlo, 4.897, 308.28
5. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.796, 321.27
    vs. 12. Gary Densham, Monte Carlo, 4.892, 313.88
6. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.797, 321.12
    vs. 11. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.863, 315.56
7. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.799, 316.97
    vs. 10. Jim Head, Stratus, 4.859, 317.05
8. Mike Ashley, Stratus, 4.827, 323.19
    vs. 9. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.835, 319.98.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GTO, 6.736, 204.20
    vs. 16. Richie Stevens, Dodge Stratus, 6.785, 203.00
2. Jason Line, GTO, 6.753, 203.80
    vs. 15. Kenny Koretsky, Stratus, 6.783, 202.82
3. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.762, 203.77
    vs. 14. Dave Howard, Chevy Cobalt, 6.775, 203.40
4. Tom Martino, GTO, 6.762, 203.16
    vs. 13. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.772, 203.03
5. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.764, 203.49
    vs. 12. Greg Stanfield, GTO, 6.771, 203.31
6. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.764, 203.00
    vs. 11. Warren Johnson, GTO, 6.771, 203.61
7. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.767, 203.68
    vs. 10. Jim Yates, GTO, 6.768, 202.73
8. Tom Lee, Cobalt, 6.767, 203.25
    vs. 9. Mike Edwards, GTO, 6.767, 202.33.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Chip Ellis, Buell, 7.086, 186.41
    vs. 16. Geno Scali, Suzuki, 7.203, 185.26
2. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.105, 187.63
    vs. 15. Marco Andreano, Buell, 7.194, 183.47
3. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.108, 187.52
    vs. 14. Joe DeSantis, Suzuki, 7.186, 185.84
4. Tom Bradford, Buell, 7.119, 187.08
    vs. 13. Matt Guidera, Buell, 7.176, 183.97
5. Matt Smith, Buell, 7.131, 185.69
    vs. 12. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.175, 186.67
6. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 7.134, 185.59
    vs. 11. Ryan Schnitz, Buell, 7.168, 185.92
7. Chris Rivas, Buell, 7.141, 184.95
    vs. 10. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.162, 185.46
8. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.143, 184.83
    vs. 9. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.146, 187.34.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Antron Brown , Larry Dixon , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Shawn Gann , David Baca , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Geno Scali , Kenny Koretsky , Tom Martino , Tim Wilkerson , Phil Burkart , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Chris Rivas , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Mike Ashley , Joe Hartley , Ryan Schnitz , Andrew Hines , Bob Bode , Matthew Smith , Eric Medlen , Steve Johnson , Chip Ellis , Joe DeSantis , Robert Hight , Dave Howard , Rod Fuller , Matt Guidera , Tom Bradford , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Angelle Sampey , Marco Andreano , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.