Bristol: First round professional elimination pairings

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- First-round pairings for Sunday's professional eliminations for the inaugural Mac Tools Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the sixth of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on ...

BRISTOL, Tenn. -- First-round pairings for Sunday's professional eliminations for the inaugural Mac Tools Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway, the sixth of 24 events in the $50 million NHRA Winston Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel -- 1. Kenny Bernstein, 4.574 seconds, 319.07 mph vs. 16. Steve Smith, 5.438, 244.07; 2. Gary Scelzi, 4.584, 315.27 vs. 15. Glenn Mikres, 5.009, 286.80; 3. Larry Dixon, 4.615, 315.56 vs. 14. John Smith, 4.928, 273.66; 4. Mike Dunn, 4.622, 317.05 vs. 13. Chris Karamesines, 4.890, 297.16; 5. Doug Herbert, 4.639, 310.98 vs. 12. Tony Schumacher, 4.852, 236.71; 6. Darrell Russell, 4.657, 312.42 vs. 11. Andrew Cowin, 4.768, 306.40; 7. Doug Kalitta, 4.676, 302.48 vs. 10. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.765, 293.79; 8. David Grubnic, 4.691, 304.94 vs. 9. Bruce Litton, 4.745, 304.60.

Funny Car -- 1. Gary Densham, Ford Mustang, 4.870, 303.71 vs. 16. Al Hofmann, Pontiac Firebird, 5.008, 294.75; 2. Frank Pedregon, Firebird, 4.885, 310.20 vs. 15. Tommy Johnson Jr., Chevy Camaro, 4.992, 288.95; 3. Tim Wilkerson, Firebird, 4.903, 307.72 vs. 14. Jim Epler, Camaro, 4.971, 282.01; 4. John Force, Mustang, 4.904, 308.28 vs. 13. Jerry Toliver, Firebird, 4.955, 306.74; 5. Tony Bartone, Firebird, 4.904, 304.74 vs. 12. Dean Skuza, Dodge R/T, 4.948, 288.33; 6. Ron Capps, Camaro, 4.911, 303.78 vs. 11. Bob Gilbertson, Camaro, 4.943, 294.37; 7. Bruce Sarver, Firebird, 4.923, 305.01 vs. 10. Scotty Cannon, Firebird, 4.938, 298.07; 8. Whit Bazemore, Firebird, 4.926, 304.46 vs. 9. Del Worsham, Firebird, 4.931, 304.12.

Pro Stock -- 1. Bruce Allen, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.934, 198.47 vs. 16. V. Gaines, Chevy Cavalier, 6.992, 197.62; 2. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.950, 198.12 vs. 15. Rickie Smith, Chevy Camaro, 6.991, 197.19; 3. Mike Edwards, Cavalier, 6.954, 197.91 vs. 14. Larry Morgan, Dodge R/T, 6.987, 196.76; 4. Ron Krisher, Cavalier, 6.956, 198.32 vs. 13. Mark Osborne, R/T, 6.987, 197.71; 5. Brad Jeter, Grand Am, 6.956, 197.62 vs. 12. Mark Pawuk, Grand Am, 6.985, 197.22; 6. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.956, 197.68 vs. 11. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.984, 197.36; 7. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.959, 198.23 vs. 10. Richie Stevens, Grand Am, 6.972, 196.64; 8. Allen Johnson, Dodge Avenger, 6.964, 197.10 vs. 9. Greg Anderson, Pontiac Firebird, 6.968, 197.54.

-NHRA

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Bruce Sarver , Frank Pedregon , Larry Dixon , Mike Dunn , Kenny Bernstein , Brad Jeter , Mark Pawuk , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Bob Gilbertson , Jim Epler , Tony Bartone , Al Hofmann , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Chris Karamesines , Andrew Cowin , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Steve Smith , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Bruce Allen , Tim Wilkerson , Allen Johnson , Rickie Smith , Jerry Toliver , Tommy Johnson Jr.