Las Vegas II: First-round pairings

LAS VEGAS -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 23rd of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on ...

LAS VEGAS -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Ninth annual NHRA Las Vegas Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway, the 23rd of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Top Fuel


1. Larry Dixon, 3.805 seconds, 318.24 mph
    vs. 16. Morgan Lucas, 3.978, 298.01
2. Steve Torrence, 3.831, 314.17
    vs. 15. Terry McMillen, 3.968, 304.87
3. Antron Brown, 3.834, 317.42
    vs. 14. Stig Neergaard, 3.963, 299.40
4. Tony Schumacher, 3.839, 315.05
    vs. 13. Urs Erbacher, 3.927, 301.33
5. Cory McClenathan, 3.841, 318.47
    vs. 12. David Grubnic, 3.912, 309.84
6. Brandon Bernstein, 3.853, 317.27
    vs. 11. Bob Vandergriff, 3.881, 307.44
7. Shawn Langdon, 3.855, 314.02
    vs. 10. Spencer Massey, 3.864, 313.66
8. Thomas Nataas, 3.859, 307.65
    vs. 9. Doug Kalitta, 3.863, 314.53.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Mike Strasburg, 3.990, 307.02
18. Troy Buff, 3.994, 290.38
19. Tim Cullinan, 4.023, 281.07
20. Del Cox Jr, 4.054, 302.62
21. Steven Chrisman, 4.073, 291.95
22. Ron August, 4.191, 289.32
23. Scott Palmer, 4.473, 200.14
24. Chris Karamesines, 4.599, 178.85
25. Lex Joon, 5.819, 270.16
26. Rob Passey, broke.

Funny Car


1. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 4.030, 313.88
    vs. 16. Grant Downing, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.211, 291.89
2. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.041, 310.55
    vs. 15. Gary Densham, Chevy Impala, 4.197, 290.76
3. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.065, 308.71
    vs. 14. Ashley Force Hood, Mustang, 4.197, 303.23
4. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.098, 309.20
    vs. 13. Jeff Arend, Toyota Solara, 4.167, 302.69
5. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.107, 307.02
    vs. 12. Del Worsham, Solara, 4.155, 306.12
6. Cruz Pedregon, Solara, 4.114, 305.98
    vs. 11. John Force, Mustang, 4.144, 302.28
7. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.116, 297.22
    vs. 10. Jim Head, Solara, 4.132, 305.84
8. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.118, 305.01
    vs. 9. Mike Neff, Mustang, 4.128, 302.62.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Jeff Diehl, 4.224, 296.70
18. Bob Bode, 4.281, 262.85
19. Jerry Toliver, 7.074, 279.15.

Pro Stock


1. Mike Edwards, Pontiac GXP, 6.623, 207.75
    vs. 16. Kurt Johnson, Chevy Cobalt, 6.742, 206.45
2. Vinnie Deceglie, Dodge Stratus, 6.660, 206.23
    vs. 15. Rickie Jones, Stratus, 6.735, 204.98
3. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.668, 206.92
    vs. 14. Ryan Ondrejko, GXP, 6.725, 204.29
4. Greg Anderson, GXP, 6.670, 207.56
    vs. 13. Ronnie Humphrey, GXP, 6.718, 206.54
5. Johnny Gray, Stratus, 6.677, 206.20
    vs. 12. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.693, 206.07
6. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.679, 206.61
    vs. 11. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 6.688, 206.35
7. Rodger Brogdon, GXP, 6.680, 206.10
    vs. 10. Warren Johnson, GXP, 6.685, 206.23
8. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.681, 205.72
    vs. 9. Jason Line, GXP, 6.683, 206.86.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Matt Hartford, 6.747, 205.54
18. Steve Spiess, 6.747, 204.35
19. V. Gaines, 6.758, 203.68
20. Gordie Rivera, 6.779, 202.73
21. Danny Gruninger, 6.811, 203.06.

Pro Stock Motorcycle


1. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.979, 192.03
    vs. 16. Mike Berry, Buell, 7.194, 186.05
2. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.990, 192.25
    vs. 15. Freddie Camarena, Suzuki, 7.176, 190.30
3. Matt Smith, Suzuki, 7.000, 190.48
    vs. 14. Larry Cook, Buell, 7.165, 186.36
4. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 7.023, 190.97
    vs. 13. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 7.161, 188.75
5. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.035, 190.43
    vs. 12. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.103, 188.96
6. Junior Pippin, Buell, 7.043, 187.96
    vs. 11. Shawn Gann, Buell, 7.076, 188.33
7. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.051, 189.63
    vs. 10. Douglas Horne, Buell, 7.075, 188.86
8. David Hope, Buell, 7.061, 189.76
    vs. 9. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.075, 190.06.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Joe DeSantis, 7.266, 185.89
18. James Surber, 7.303, 181.94
19. Redell Harris, 7.424, 182.77
20. Bailey Whitaker, 7.462, 182.26
21. Katie Sullivan, 7.477, 178.95
22. GT Tonglet, 7.695, 184.12.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Antron Brown , Larry Dixon , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Larry Morgan , Mike Berry , Shawn Gann , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Redell Harris , Jack Beckman , Karen Stoffer , Ashley Force , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Scott Palmer , Mike Strasburg , Jason Line , Andrew Hines , Bob Bode , Rodger Brogdon , Michael Phillips , Ronnie Humphrey , Jerry Toliver , Gordie Rivera , Steve Johnson , Joe DeSantis , Ron August , Steven Chrisman , Jeff Diehl , Matt Hagan , Troy Buff , Steve Torrence , Matt Hartford , Bob Tasca III , Rickie Jones , Eddie Krawiec , Mike Edwards , Steve Spiess , Katie Sullivan , David Hope , Rob Passey , Shawn Langdon , Jim Underdahl , Lex Joon , Tim Cullinan , Mike Neff , Spencer Massey , Ryan Ondrejko