Brainerd: First-round pairings for eliminations

BRAINERD, Minn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 21st annual Rugged Liner NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway, the 16th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings...

BRAINERD, Minn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 21st annual Rugged Liner 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, 4.597 seconds, 322.19 mph
vs. 16. Scott Weis, 5.602, 179.28
2. Larry Dixon, 4.650, 314.97
vs. 15. Luigi Novelli, 5.483, 203.55
3. Tony Schumacher, 4.653, 317.72
vs. 14. Joe Hartley, 5.469, 183.99
4. Kenny Bernstein, 4.664, 319.98
vs. 13. John Smith, 5.380, 214.28
5. Cory McClenathan, 4.690, 319.07
vs. 12. Bruce Litton, 4.841, 301.54
6. Andrew Cowin, 4.715, 316.60
vs. 11. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.775, 285.89
7. Paul Romine, 4.734, 304.60
vs. 10. Darrell Russell, 4.769, 294.56
8. Doug Herbert, 4.746, 302.75
vs. 9. Jim Head, 4.767, 311.56.

Funny Car
1. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.859, 319.60
vs. 16. Scotty Cannon, Pontiac Firebird, 5.076, 294.95
2. Tony Pedregon, Mustang, 4.866, 309.63
vs. 15. Todd Paton, Chevy Camaro, 5.074, 292.14
3. Whit Bazemore, Firebird, 4.891, 315.56
vs. 14. Cory Lee, Firebird, 5.058, 297.09
4. Bruce Sarver, Toyota Celica, 4.900, 312.93
vs. 13. Bob Gilbertson, Firebird, 5.037, 306.81
5. Tommy Johnson Jr., Camaro, 4.910, 305.15
vs. 12. Bob Bode, Firebird, 5.029, 302.62
6. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.915, 310.13
vs. 11. Frank Pedregon, Firebird, 5.006, 303.57
7. Tim Wilkerson, Firebird, 4.923, 311.56
vs. 10. Del Worsham, Firebird, 4.957, 312.71
8. Johnny Gray, Firebird, 4.929, 312.35
vs. 9. Dean Skuza, Dodge Stratus R/T, 4.933, 308.92.

Pro Stock
1. Ron Krisher, Chevy Cavalier, 6.878, 200.32
vs. 16. Troy Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.916, 199.20
2. Allen Johnson, Dodge Neon R/T, 6.878, 200.02
vs. 15. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.910, 198.90
3. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.887, 199.67
vs. 14. V. Gaines, Cavalier, 6.907, 199.61
4. Jim Yates, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.889, 199.70
vs. 13. Jamie Yates, Grand Am, 6.906, 199.76
5. Greg Anderson, Cavalier, 6.896, 200.17
vs. 12. Tom Lee, Neon R/T, 6.903, 199.14
6. Gene Wilson, Neon R/T, 6.897, 200.23
vs. 11. Mark Whisnant, Cavalier, 6.903, 199.64
7. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.901, 200.29
vs. 10. Kenny Koretsky, Grand Am, 6.902, 199.37
8. Tom Martino, Grand Am, 6.901, 199.67
vs. 9. Darrell Alderman, Neon R/T, 6.901, 199.40.

Pro Stock Bike
1. Angelle Savoie, Suzuki, 7.172, 186.38
vs. 16. Sam Hurwitz, Suzuki, 7.330, 181.96
2. Matt Hines, Suzuki, 7.191, 188.46
vs. 15. Fred Camarena, Suzuki, 7.318, 183.00
3. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.195, 188.65
vs. 14. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.298, 184.95
4. Geno Scali, Kawasaki, 7.200, 185.23
vs. 13. Todd Doege, Suzuki, 7.296, 189.44
5. John Smith, Suzuki, 7.203, 191.05
vs. 12. Thomas Miceli, Suzuki, 7.293, 185.41
6. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.214, 184.72
vs. 11. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.285, 184.42
7. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.219, 187.36
vs. 10. Mike Berry, Suzuki, 7.271, 183.77
8. Andrew Hines, Suzuki, 7.241, 190.14
vs. 9. Reggie Showers, Suzuki, 7.259, 184.88.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Paul Romine , Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Bruce Litton , Antron Brown , Bruce Sarver , Frank Pedregon , Matt Hines , Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Darrell Alderman , Kenny Bernstein , Jamie Yates , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Andrew Cowin , Ron Krisher , Reggie Showers , Mike Berry , Shawn Gann , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Gene Wilson , Todd Paton , Sam Hurwitz , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Geno Scali , Kenny Koretsky , Tom Martino , Tim Wilkerson , Fred Camarena , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Luigi Novelli , Joe Hartley , Andrew Hines , Mark Whisnant , Cory Lee , Bob Bode , Michael Phillips , Steve Johnson , Tommy Johnson Jr.