Madison: First-round pairings

MADISON, Ill. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Eighth annual Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals at Gateway International Raceway, the 12th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings...

MADISON, Ill. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Eighth annual Sears Craftsman NHRA Nationals at Gateway International Raceway, the 12th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Darrell Russell, 4.511 seconds, 328.54 mph
    vs. 16. T.J. Zizzo, 4.724, 313.37
2. David Grubnic, 4.524, 325.22
    vs. 15. Scott Weis, 4.692, 316.45
3. Brandon Bernstein, 4.539, 327.19
    vs. 14. Brady Kalivoda, 4.676, 323.12
4. Tony Schumacher, 4.547, 326.24
    vs. 13. Doug Herbert, 4.671, 311.63
5. Doug Kalitta, 4.554, 327.03
    vs. 12. John Smith, 4.656, 319.37
6. Larry Dixon, 4.556, 318.84
    vs. 11. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.631, 319.82
7. Bob Vandergriff, 4.586, 321.81
    vs. 10. Bruce Litton, 4.631, 321.12
8. Cory McClenathan, 4.588,\ 319.82
    vs. 9. Scott Kalitta, 4.589, 326.48.

Funny Car
1. Gary Scelzi, Dodge Stratus, 4.724, 329.50
    vs. 16. Tony Pedregon, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.999, 302.62
2. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.765, 324.90
    vs. 15. Jeff Arend, Chevy Corvette, 4.977, 305.77
3. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.765, 318.39
    vs. 14. Jim Head, Toyota Celica, 4.974, 303.57
4. Whit Bazemore, Stratus, 4.767, 326.48
    vs. 13. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.965, 299.33
5. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.800, 321.81
    vs. 12. Phil Burkart, Pontiac Firebird, 4.946, 296.63
6. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.800, 320.81
    vs. 11. Bob Gilbertson, Chevy Camaro, 4.929, 314.09
7. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.806, 319.52
    vs. 10. Ron Capps, Monte Carlo, 4.900, 313.44
8. Jerry Toliver, Celica, 4.883, 314.02
    vs. 9. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.895, 311.63.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.702, 205.41
    vs. 16. Mike Edwards, Grand Am, 6.767, 203.77
2. Steve Johns, Chevy Cavalier, 6.710, 206.07
    vs. 15. Troy Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.767, 203.25
3. Jason Line, Grand Am, 6.718, 204.45
    vs. 14. V. Gaines, Dodge Stratus, 6.766, 204.23
4. Dave Connolly, Cavalier, 6.720, 205.63
    vs. 13. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.766, 204.42
5. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.736, 203.37
    vs. 12. Rickie Smith, Cavalier, 6.763, 203.55
6. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.745, 204.42
    vs. 11. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.758, 202.97
7. Kenny Koretsky, Stratus, 6.745, 204.42
    vs. 10. Bruce Allen, Grand Am, 6.755, 204.08
8. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.750, 204.29
    vs. 9. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.751, 204.08.

Pro Stock Bike
1. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.086, 187.68
    vs. 16. Tommy Grimes Jr, Suzuki, 7.220, 184.37
2. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.113, 185.87
    vs. 15. GT Tonglet, Harley-Davidson, 7.201, 185.41
3. Angelle Savoie, Suzuki, 7.152, 186.61
    vs. 14. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.201, 186.98
4. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.165, 185.43
    vs. 13. Chip Hunter, Suzuki, 7.187, 186.07
5. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.166, 186.12
    vs. 12. Mike Berry, Suzuki, 7.186, 184.42
6. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.174, 185.77
    vs. 11. Blaine Hale, Suzuki, 7.185, 185.03
7. Matt Smith, Suzuki, 7.175, 184.42
    vs. 10. Josh Helvie, Kawasaki, 7.183, 183.62
8. Fred Collis, 7.177, 181.54
    vs. 9. Geno Scali, Suzuki, 7.180, 185.03.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Bruce Litton , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Larry Morgan , Mike Berry , Shawn Gann , Blaine Hale , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Bruce Allen , Geno Scali , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Phil Burkart , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Fred Collis , Jason Line , Rickie Smith , Andrew Hines , Matthew Smith , Michael Phillips , Jeff Arend , Jerry Toliver , Josh Helvie , Chip Hunter , Eric Medlen , Bob Vandergriff , Tommy Grimes , Steve Johnson , GT Tonglet , Brady Kalivoda , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards , Steve J , Tommy Johnson Jr.