Columbus: First-round pairings

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 40th annual Pontiac Excitement NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing at National Trail Raceway, the tenth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade...

KIRKERSVILLE, Ohio -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 40th annual Pontiac Excitement NHRA Nationals presented by Summit Racing at National Trail Raceway, the tenth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Brandon Bernstein, 4.489 seconds, 328.86 mph
    vs. 16. Mitch King, 5.506, 181.37
2. Tony Schumacher, 4.511, 327.03
    vs. 15. Luigi Novelli, 5.184, 231.24
3. Doug Herbert, 4.520, 327.43
    vs. 14. Josh Starcher, 4.764, 295.98
4. Scott Kalitta, 4.530, 330.39
    vs. 13. Don Lampus, 4.692, 306.12
5. Darrell Russell, 4.537, 326.32
    vs. 12. John Smith, 4.664, 310.48
6. Doug Kalitta, 4.541, 317.64
    vs. 11. Scott Weis, 4.651, 320.13
7. Bob Vandergriff, 4.549, 322.58
    vs. 10. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.649, 320.58
8. Larry Dixon, 4.550, 326.48
    vs. 9. David Grubnic, 4.642, 321.04.

Funny Car
1. Cruz Pedregon, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.769, 301.00
    vs. 16. Jerry Toliver, Toyota Celica, 5.008, 290.69
2. Whit Bazemore, Dodge Stratus, 4.774, 325.92
    vs. 15. Jeff Arend, Chevy Corvette, 4.967, 309.70
3. Gary Densham, Ford Mustang, 4.794, 321.73
    vs. 14. Jim Head, Celica, 4.948, 307.72
4. Phil Burkart, Monte Carlo, 4.801, 319.82
    vs. 13. Ron Capps, Monte Carlo, 4.871, 313.29
5. John Force, Mustang, 4.811, 319.60
    vs. 12. Bob Gilbertson, Chevy Camaro, 4.869, 316.82
6. Gary Scelzi, Stratus, 4.812, 323.81
    vs. 11. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.851, 317.72
7. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.829, 318.54
    vs. 10. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.847, 316.90
8. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.837, 317.87
    vs. 9. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.846, 312.64.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.790, 203.06
    vs. 16. Mark Pawuk, Grand Am, 6.862, 200.14
2. Larry Morgan, Dodge Stratus, 6.807, 202.61
    vs. 15. Darrell Alderman, Stratus, 6.862, 200.86
3. Jason Line, Grand Am, 6.810, 202.79
    vs. 14. Ron Krisher, Chevy Cavalier, 6.862, 201.94
4. Steve Johns, Cavalier, 6.814, 203.00
    vs. 13. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.857, 201.22
5. Bruce Allen, Grand Am, 6.815, 202.76
    vs. 12. JR Carr, Cavalier, 6.857, 201.07
6. Dave Connolly, Cavalier, 6.820, 202.33
    vs. 11. Kenny Koretsky, Stratus, 6.844, 202.27
7. Mike Edwards, Grand Am, 6.832, 202.09
    vs. 10. Rickie Smith, Cavalier, 6.836, 202.27
8. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.833, 202.21
    vs. 9. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.833, 202.18.

Pro Stock Bike
1. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.081, 189.39
    vs. 16. Redell Harris, Suzuki, 7.292, 189.20
2. Fred Collis, 7.127, 183.72
    vs. 15. Keith Dennis, Suzuki, 7.282, 184.40
3. Angelle Savoie, Suzuki, 7.133, 186.56
    vs. 14. Mike Berry, Suzuki, 7.263, 183.39
4. Geno Scali, Suzuki, 7.134, 187.57
    vs. 13. Chip Hunter, Suzuki, 7.248, 183.24
5. GT Tonglet, Harley-Davidson, 7.148, 191.51
    vs. 12. Kurt Matte, Suzuki, 7.241, 185.59
6. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.151, 191.76
    vs. 11. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.197, 186.72
7. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.183, 186.85
    vs. 10. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.195, 186.61
8. Matthew Smith, Suzuki, 7.186, 185.89
    vs. 9. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.194, 184.67.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Darrell Alderman , Mark Pawuk , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Mike Berry , Shawn Gann , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Scott Kalitta , Redell Harris , Bruce Allen , Mitch King , Geno Scali , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Keith Dennis , Phil Burkart , Brandon Bernstein , Luigi Novelli , Don Lampus , Fred Collis , Jason Line , Rickie Smith , Andrew Hines , Matthew Smith , Josh Starcher , Michael Phillips , Jeff Arend , Jerry Toliver , Chip Hunter , Eric Medlen , Bob Vandergriff , Steve Johnson , GT Tonglet , Kurt Matte , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards , Steve J , Tommy Johnson Jr.