Joliet II: First-round pairing Sunday eliminations

JOLIET, Ill. -- First-round pairings for Sunday's professional eliminations for the second annual Craftsman 75th Anniversary NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, the 20th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERADE Drag Racing Series. Pairings...

JOLIET, Ill. -- First-round pairings for Sunday's professional eliminations for the second annual Craftsman 75th Anniversary NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, the 20th 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 Herbert, 4.518 seconds, 324.59 mph vs. 16. Luigi Novelli, 4.763, 311.49
2. Larry Dixon, 4.540, 323.81 vs. 15. Mitch King, 4.731, 291.13
3. Andrew Cowin, 4.569, 323.19 vs. 14. Joe Hartley, 4.713, 316.52
4. Doug Kalitta, 4.569, 320.13 vs. 13. Jim Cavalieri, 4.681, 309.63
5. Kenny Bernstein, 4.570, 320.89 vs. 12. Jim Head, 4.666, 306.95
6. Darrell Russell, 4.586, 321.58 vs. 11. John Smith, 4.651, 311.92
7. Cory McClenathan, 4.609, 316.01 vs. 10. Tony Schumacher, 4.649, 324.67
8. David Grubnic, 4.621, 315.56 vs. 9. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.622, 317.42.

Funny Car
1. Tony Pedregon, Ford Mustang, 4.765, 317.72 vs. 16. Frank Pedregon, Pontiac Firebird, 4.929, 304.87
2. Whit Bazemore, Firebird, 4.776, 325.14 vs. 15. Bob Bode, Firebird, 4.923, 297.61
3. John Force, Mustang, 4.795, 322.42 vs. 14. Bruce Sarver, Toyota Celica, 4.903, 297.68
4. Scotty Cannon, Firebird, 4.801, 319.60 vs. 13. Todd Paton, Firebird, 4.876, 313.95
5. Dean Skuza, Dodge Stratus R/T, 4.805, 308.21 vs. 12. Bob Gilbertson, Firebird, 4.868, 314.46
6. Ron Capps, Chevy Camaro, 4.817, 313.88 vs. 11. Tim Wilkerson, Firebird, 4.856, 310.70
7. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.821, 312.93 vs. 10. Tommy Johnson Jr., Camaro, 4.842, 313.58
8. Del Worsham, Firebird, 4.822, 314.97 vs. 9. Johnny Gray, Firebird, 4.834, 320.13.

Pro Stock
1. Gene Wilson, Dodge Neon R/T, 6.819, 201.73 vs. 16. Mark Osborne, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.842, 201.34
2. Allen Johnson, Neon R/T, 6.821, 202.12 vs. 15. Greg Anderson, Chevy Cavalier, 6.840, 201.67
3. Greg Stanfield, Neon R/T, 6.821, 201.52 vs. 14. Tom Hammonds, Cavalier, 6.839, 200.86
4. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.821, 200.83 vs. 13. Tom Martino, Grand Am, 6.837, 200.89
5. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.822, 202.09 vs. 12. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.836, 201.67
6. Robert Patrick, Ford Mustang, 6.824, 200.71 vs. 11. Brad Jeter, Cavalier, 6.836, 201.70
7. John Geyer, Neon R/T, 6.829, 201.64 vs. 10. Ron Krisher, Cavalier, 6.832, 201.10
8. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.829, 201.46 vs. 9. Mark Whisnant, Cavalier, 6.832, 201.31.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Bruce Sarver , Frank Pedregon , Jeg Coughlin , Robert Patrick , Larry Dixon , Kenny Bernstein , Brad Jeter , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , 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 , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Gene Wilson , Todd Paton , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Mitch King , Tom Hammonds , Tom Martino , Tim Wilkerson , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Luigi Novelli , Joe Hartley , Mark Whisnant , Bob Bode , Tommy Johnson Jr.