Columbus: First-round pairings

HEBRON, Ohio -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 39th annual Pontiac Excitement Nationals presented by Summit Racing at National Trail Raceway, the 11th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing ...

HEBRON, Ohio -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 39th annual Pontiac Excitement Nationals presented by Summit Racing at National Trail Raceway, the 11th 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, 4.508 seconds, 325.69 mph
    vs. 16. Chris Karamesines, 5.960, 153.42
2. Tony Schumacher, 4.559, 325.22
    vs. 15. Paul Romine, 4.916, 263.67
3. Larry Dixon, 4.565, 321.35
    vs. 14. Bruce Litton, 4.838, 260.41
4. Jim Head, 4.579, 317.42
    vs. 13. Josh Starcher, 4.768, 300.60
5. Darrell Russell, 4.589, 319.29
    vs. 12. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.750, 302.21
6. Cory McClenathan, 4.611, 321.88
    vs. 11. David Baca, 4.688, 314.24
7. Kenny Bernstein, 4.615, 322.73
    vs. 10. Scott Weis, 4.688, 315.05
8. John Smith, 4.628, 311.70
    vs. 9. Doug Herbert, 4.668, 315.78.

Funny Car
1. Tony Pedregon, Ford Mustang, 4.780, 318.02
    vs. 16. Dale Creasy Jr., Pontiac Firebird, 5.021, 293.92
2. John Force, Mustang, 4.791, 323.66
    vs. 15. Bob Gilbertson, Chevy Camaro, 4.987, 309.13
3. Ron Capps, Camaro, 4.853, 311.05
    vs. 14. Arnie Karp, Firebird, 4.953, 293.98
4. Tommy Johnson Jr., Camaro, 4.857, 312.57
    vs. 13. Frank Pedregon, Firebird, 4.943, 309.77
5. Del Worsham, Firebird, 4.862, 314.02
    vs. 12. Tim Wilkerson, Firebird, 4.925, 298.60
6. Gary Scelzi, Dodge Stratus, 4.863, 320.43
    vs. 11. Cruz Pedregon, Firebird, 4.923, 315.12
7. Whit Bazemore, Stratus, 4.877, 313.95
    vs. 10. Dean Skuza, Firebird, 4.892, 307.30
8. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.891, 303.50
    vs. 9. Scotty Cannon, Firebird, 4.892, 315.64.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.875, 200.53
    vs. 16. V. Gaines, Chevy Cavalier, 6.923, 199.17
2. Scott Geoffrion, Ford Escort, 6.883, 200.29
    vs. 15. Steve Schmidt, Cavalier, 6.919, 199.17
3. Terry Adams, Cavalier, 6.886, 199.55
    vs. 14. Jason Line, Grand Am, 6.911, 199.58
4. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.890, 199.85
    vs. 13. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.906, 199.35
5. Allen Johnson, Dodge Stratus, 6.893, 199.20
    vs. 12. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.905, 199.02
6. Dave Connolly, Cavalier, 6.894, 199.91
    vs. 11. Barry Grant, Cavalier, 6.902, 199.20
7. Ron Krisher, Cavalier, 6.898, 199.32
    vs. 10. Taylor Lastor, Cavalier, 6.901, 199.76
8. Darrell Alderman, Dodge Neon, 6.899, 199.46
    vs. 9. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.901, 200.14.

Pro Stock Bike
1. Fred Collis, Suzuki, 7.193, 184.07
    vs. 16. Joe DeSantis, Suzuki, 7.331, 186.02
2. Angelle Savoie, Suzuki, 7.207, 187.81
    vs. 15. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.326, 181.98
3. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.220, 189.50
    vs. 14. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.310, 181.54
4. Reggie Showers, Suzuki, 7.229, 183.77
    vs. 13. Keith Dennis, Suzuki, 7.310, 182.65
5. Geno Scali, Suzuki, 7.230, 184.40
    vs. 12. Sean Conner, Suzuki, 7.307, 183.92
6. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.259, 183.54
    vs. 11. GT Tonglet, Harley-Davidson, 7.286, 183.10
7. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.265, 182.77
    vs. 10. Mike Berry, Suzuki, 7.282, 181.52
8. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.278, 182.11
    vs. 9. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.279, 182.92.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Paul Romine , Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Bruce Litton , Antron Brown , Frank Pedregon , Jeg 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 , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Chris Karamesines , Ron Krisher , Reggie Showers , Mike Berry , Shawn Gann , David Baca , Dale Creasy Jr. , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Geno Scali , Tim Wilkerson , Keith Dennis , Karen Stoffer , Scott Geoffrion , Barry Grant , Terry Adams , Allen Johnson , Arnie Karp , Fred Collis , Jason Line , Steve Schmidt , Andrew Hines , Josh Starcher , Michael Phillips , Steve Johnson , GT Tonglet , Joe DeSantis , Dave Connolly , Tommy Johnson Jr.