Las Vegas: First-round pairings

LAS VEGAS -- First-round pairings for Sunday's professional eliminations at the sixth-annual NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the fifth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

LAS VEGAS -- First-round pairings for Sunday's professional eliminations at the sixth-annual NHRA SummitRacing.com Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the fifth 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, 4.496 seconds, 329.34 mph
    vs. 16. Scott Palmer, 4.814, 299.00
2. Larry Dixon, 4.504, 330.39
    vs. 15. Mike Strasburg, 4.775, 286.25
3. Morgan Lucas, 4.548, 325.69
    vs. 14. David Grubnic, 4.707, 319.75
4. Rod Fuller, 4.557, 325.14
    vs. 13. Tony Schumacher, 4.693, 299.66
5. Doug Herbert, 4.563, 326.16
    vs. 12. David Baca, 4.662, 300.40
6. Cory McClenathan, 4.569, 326.16
    vs. 11. Scott Weis, 4.634, 298.67
7. Brandon Bernstein, 4.600, 329.75
    vs. 10. Scott Kalitta, 4.632, 321.88
8. Jack Beckman, 4.610, 310.13
    vs. 9. Ben Marshall, 4.619, 319.29.

Funny Car
1. Gary Scelzi, Dodge Stratus, 4.797, 325.06
    vs. 16. Eric Medlen, Ford Mustang, 5.013, 294.37
2. John Force, Mustang, 4.809, 325.53
    vs. 15. Ron Capps, Stratus, 4.989, 304.87
3. Tim Wilkerson, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.809, 315.49
    vs. 14. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.970, 311.20
4. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.811, 325.77
    vs. 13. Gary Densham, Monte Carlo, 4.958, 291.76
5. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.813, 318.92
    vs. 12. Whit Bazemore, Stratus, 4.951, 315.64
6. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.813, 317.87
    vs. 11. Tony Bartone, Monte Carlo, 4.949, 307.65
7. Bob Gilbertson, Monte Carlo, 4.833, 320.66
    vs. 10. Phil Burkart, Toyota Celica, 4.946, 310.98
8. Jeff Arend, Monte Carlo, 4.885, 319.67
    vs. 9. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.907, 303.16.

Pro Stock
1. Warren Johnson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.824, 201.46
    vs. 16. Bruce Allen, Grand Am, 6.886, 200.32
2. Larry Morgan, Dodge Stratus, 6.838, 200.92
    vs. 15. Kurt Johnson, Chevy Cavalier, 6.884, 201.10
3. Ron Krisher, Cavalier, 6.849, 201.22
    vs. 14. Rickie Smith, Cavalier, 6.880, 200.92
4. Jeg Coughlin, Stratus, 6.854, 201.58
    vs. 13. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.878, 200.53
5.Greg Anderson, Grand Am, 6.854, 201.04
    vs. 12. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.874, 201.28
6. Kenny Koretsky, Stratus, 6.857, 200.95
    vs. 11. Greg Stanfield, Cavalier, 6.870, 201.10
7. Dave Connolly, Cavalier, 6.859, 201.49
    vs. 10. Jason Line, Grand Am, 6.869, 200.50
8. Mike Edwards, Grand Am, 6.865, 200.71
    vs. 9. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.868, 201.22.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Bruce Allen , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Phil Burkart , Brandon Bernstein , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Rickie Smith , Jeff Arend , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards