Bristol: First-round pairings

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Eighth annual O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Q at Bristol Dragway, the eighth of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings...

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Eighth annual O'Reilly NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Q at Bristol Dragway, the eighth of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Top Fuel:
1. Tony Schumacher, 4.502 seconds, 327.59 mph
    vs. 16. Alan Bradshaw, 11.289, 85.45
2. David Grubnic, 4.526, 311.85
    vs. 15. Troy Buff, 7.602, 308.50
3. Doug Kalitta, 4.536, 320.66
    vs. 14. Todd Paton, 5.758, 157.15
4. Antron Brown, 4.542, 330.15
    vs. 13. Morgan Lucas, 4.728, 312.50
5. Hillary Will, 4.570, 323.50
    vs. 12. Cory McClenathan, 4.605, 317.72
6. Brandon Bernstein, 4.571, 328.86
    vs. 11. Bob Vandergriff, 4.598, 319.37
7. Doug Herbert, 4.578, 316.97
    vs. 10. Larry Dixon, 4.586, 321.19
8. J.R. Todd, 4.584, 328.30
    vs. 9. Rod Fuller, 4.584, 322.73.

Funny Car:
1. Mike Neff, Ford Mustang, 4.783, 321.04
    vs. 16. Tony Bartone, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.904, 288.52
2. Jim Head, Toyota Solara, 4.785, 323.89
    vs. 15. Jerry Toliver, Dodge Charger, 4.901, 314.09
3. Ashley Force, Mustang, 4.792, 324.98
    vs. 14. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.896, 313.22
4. Tim Wilkerson, Chevy Impala, 4.802, 318.24
    vs. 13. Gary Densham, Impala, 4.880, 310.27
5. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.803, 311.63
    vs. 12. Del Worsham, Impala, 4.842, 322.65
6. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.821, 319.67
    vs. 11. Melanie Troxel, Charger, 4.839, 318.62
7. John Force, Mustang, 4.821, 308.78
    vs. 10. Cruz Pedregon, Impala, 4.831, 313.29
8. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.823, 318.02
    vs. 9. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.831, 317.79.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Mike Ashley, 4.916, 313.07
18. Jack Beckman, 4.932, 318.84
19. Tommy Johnson Jr., 4.936, 301.00
20. Bob Gilbertson, 4.967, 318.77
21. Scott Kalitta, 7.306, 308.00.

Pro Stock:
1. Warren Johnson, Pontiac GXP, 6.674, 207.43
    vs. 16. Mike Edwards, GXP, 6.736, 204.94
2. Kurt Johnson, Chevy Cobalt, 6.685, 206.29
    vs. 15. Johnny Gray, Dodge Stratus, 6.735, 204.54
3. Greg Anderson, GXP, 6.699, 205.66
    vs. 14. Jim Yates, GXP, 6.734, 202.58
4. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.704, 205.32
    vs. 13. John Nobile, Stratus, 6.734, 205.41
5. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.709, 204.26
    vs. 12. Max Naylor, Stratus, 6.731, 202.91
6. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.711, 205.54
    vs. 11. Tom Hammonds, Cobalt, 6.730, 203.77
7. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.717, 205.22
    vs. 10. Todd Hoerner, Stratus, 6.727, 204.98
8. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.720, 204.51
    vs. 9. Jason Line, GXP, 6.725, 205.91.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Steve Schmidt, 6.737, 204.82
18. Larry Morgan, 6.737, 203.86
19. Jeg Coughlin, 6.739, 205.13
20. Dave Northrop, 6.739, 204.08
21. Kenny Koretsky, 6.740, 204.20
22. Matt Hartford, 6.742, 204.48
23. Rickie Jones, 6.751, 204.66
24. Justin Humphreys, 6.758, 204.35
25. Steve Spiess, 6.771, 203.86
26. Rickie Smith, 6.795, 203.28
27. Ben Watson, 6.795, 202.09
28. Vinnie Deceglie, 6.815, 202.52.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Antron Brown , John Nobile , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Todd Paton , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Tom Hammonds , Ben Watson , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Alan Bradshaw , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Steve Schmidt , Rickie Smith , Mike Ashley , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Dave Northrop , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Max Naylor , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Troy Buff , Justin Humphreys , Dave Connolly , Matt Hartford , Bob Tasca III , Rickie Jones , Mike Edwards , Todd Hoerner , Steve Spiess , Mike Neff , Tommy Johnson Jr.