Joliet II: First-round pairings

JOLIET, Ill. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Fifth annual Ameriquest Mortgage NHRA Nationals at Route 66 Raceway, the 20th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on ...

JOLIET, Ill. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Fifth annual Ameriquest Mortgage 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. Tony Schumacher, 4.437 seconds, 331.77 mph
    vs. 16. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.681, 312.64
2. Cory McClenathan, 4.466, 328.14
    vs. 15. Tim Cullinan, 4.669, 315.42
3. Doug Herbert, 4.480, 326.95
    vs. 14. John Smith, 4.629, 312.78
4. Doug Kalitta, 4.491, 330.31
    vs. 13. David Grubnic, 4.578, 325.61
5. Brandon Bernstein, 4.492, 330.39
    vs. 12. Jack Beckman, 4.577, 321.27
6. Rod Fuller, 4.508, 329.83
    vs. 11. Clay Millican, 4.553, 321.73
7. Larry Dixon, 4.511, 329.42
    vs. 10. Scott Kalitta, 4.548, 326.00
8. Morgan Lucas, 4.513, 326.79
    vs. 9. Melanie Troxel, 4.536, 326.95.

Funny Car
1. Cruz Pedregon, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.680, 330.80
    vs. 16. Gary Densham, Monte Carlo, 4.842, 319.98
2. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.680, 328.14
    vs. 15. Tony Bartone, Monte Carlo, 4.792, 325.77
3. Gary Scelzi, Dodge Stratus, 4.697, 331.28
    vs. 14. Mike Ashley, Monte Carlo, 4.787, 324.98
4. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.698, 331.45
    vs. 13. Frank Pedregon, Stratus, 4.779, 318.84
5. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.702, 328.46
    vs. 12. Phil Burkart, Toyota Celica, 4.773, 319.60
6. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.723, 329.42
    vs. 11. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.768, 323.97
7. Whit Bazemore, Stratus, 4.730, 329.75
    vs. 10. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.742, 324.83
8. Ron Capps, Stratus, 4.732, 329.02
    vs. 9. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.737, 325.69.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GTO, 6.646, 207.27
    vs. 16. Dave Howard, Chevy Cobalt, 6.707, 206.07
2. Jason Line, GTO, 6.663, 208.17
    vs. 15. Greg Stanfield, Chevy Cavalier, 6.699, 206.07
3. Larry Morgan, Dodge Stratus, 6.668, 206.70
    vs. 14. Jeg Coughlin, Stratus, 6.695, 205.72
4. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.669, 206.32
    vs. 13. Mike Edwards, GTO, 6.691, 205.85
5. Erica Enders, Cobalt, 6.670, 206.48
    vs. 12. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.691, 206.61
6. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.676, 206.48
    vs. 11. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.688, 206.07
7. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.680, 205.47
    vs. 10. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.687, 207.30
8. Warren Johnson, GTO, 6.684, 206.99
    vs. 9. Jim Yates, GTO, 6.684, 206.35.

-nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Frank Pedregon , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Larry Morgan , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Tim Wilkerson , Phil Burkart , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Mike Ashley , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.