Bristol: First-round pairings for Sunday eliminations

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Second annual Mac Tools Thunder Valley NHRA Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the sixth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings...

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Second annual Mac Tools Thunder Valley NHRA Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the sixth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Larry Dixon, 4.583 seconds, 323.19 mph vs. 16. Roger Dean, 5.210, 281.77
2. Kenny Bernstein, 4.599, 323.27 vs. 15. Bruce Litton, 4.879, 301.87
3. Doug Kalitta, 4.609, 319.45 vs. 14. John Smith, 4.842, 303.84
4. Cory McClenathan, 4.609, 313.66 vs. 13. Scott Weis, 4.813, 288.46
5. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.682, 300.26 vs. 12. Tony Schumacher, 4.801, 302.75
6. Darrell Russell, 4.685, 308.64 vs. 11. Andrew Cowin, 4.795, 312.35
7. David Grubnic, 4.689, 307.30 vs. 10. Doug Herbert, 4.765, 306.88
8. Shirley Muldowney, 4.738, 316.38 vs. 9. Melanie Troxel, 4.755, 306.33.

Funny Car
1. Tony Pedregon, Ford Mustang, 4.844, 322.34 vs. 16. Gary Densham, Mustang, 5.041, 289.07
2. Tim Wilkerson, Pontiac Firebird, 4.895, 311.49 vs. 15. Johnny Gray, Firebird, 5.036, 301.94
3. John Force, Mustang, 4.896, 310.20 vs. 14. Tommy Johnson Jr., Chevy Camaro, 5.020, 300.80
4. Ron Capps, Camaro, 4.907, 308.21 vs. 13. Todd Paton, Camaro, 5.016, 296.50
5. Dean Skuza, Dodge Stratus R/T, 4.909, 300.73 vs. 12. Bob Gilbertson, Firebird, 5.011, 303.71
6. Whit Bazemore, Firebird, 4.910, 312.42 vs. 11. Dale Creasy Jr., Firebird, 4.971, 302.28
7. Del Worsham, Firebird, 4.921, 311.85 vs. 10. Bob Bode, Dodge Avenger, 4.966, 297.75
8. Cruz Pedregon, Firebird, 4.946, 306.88 vs. 9. Scotty Cannon, Firebird, 4.957, 309.91.

Pro Stock
1. Troy Coughlin, Chevy Cavalier, 6.853, 200.74 vs. 16. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.916, 200.62
2. Jim Yates, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.857, 201.46 vs. 15. George Marnell, Grand Am, 6.902, 198.90
3. V. Gaines, Cavalier, 6.868, 201.01 vs. 14. Larry Nance, Oldsmobile Cutlass, 6.901, 199.23
4. Greg Anderson, Cavalier, 6.873, 200.86 vs. 13. Richie Stevens, Grand Am, 6.900, 199.26
5. Ron Krisher, Cavalier, 6.881, 201.58 vs. 12. Darrell Alderman, Dodge Neon R/T, 6.899, 200.38
6. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.886, 199.61 vs. 11. Tom Lee, Neon R/T, 6.897, 199.64
7. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.887, 201.10 vs. 10. Gene Wilson, Neon R/T, 6.897, 200.47
8. JR Carr, Pontiac Firebird, 6.888, 200.02 vs. 9. Mike Edwards, Cavalier, 6.896, 199.43.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Shirley Muldowney , Bruce Litton , Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Darrell Alderman , Kenny Bernstein , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Andrew Cowin , Ron Krisher , Dale Creasy Jr. , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Gene Wilson , Cruz Pedregon , Todd Paton , Cory McClenathan , Tim Wilkerson , Melanie Troxel , George Marnell , Johnny Gray , Bob Bode , Mike Edwards , Larry Nance , Tommy Johnson Jr.