Madison: First-round pairings

MADISON, Ill. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Ninth 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 Ninth 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. Doug Kalitta, 4.564 seconds, 325.85 mph
    vs. 16. Mike Strasburg, 4.959, 286.92
2. Tony Schumacher, 4.580, 328.30
    vs. 15. Tim Gibson, 4.956, 228.85
3. Morgan Lucas, 4.588, 323.19
    vs. 14. Mitch King, 4.874, 281.13
4. Larry Dixon, 4.601, 322.58
    vs. 13. Scott Weis, 4.752, 293.54
5. Brandon Bernstein, 4.602, 326.79
    vs. 12. T.J. Zizzo, 4.747, 300.40
6. Rod Fuller, 4.604, 318.77
    vs. 11. Bobby Lagana Jr., 4.707, 319.14
7. David Grubnic, 4.607, 322.34
    vs. 10. Cory McClenathan, 4.694, 322.73
8. Scott Kalitta, 4.616, 322.65
    vs. 9. Doug Herbert, 4.683, 301.20.

Funny Car
1. Gary Scelzi, Dodge Stratus, 4.797, 325.14
    vs. 16. Terry Haddock, Chevy Camaro, 5.001, 310.63
2. Ron Capps, Stratus, 4.799, 323.35
    vs. 15. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.931, 309.98
3. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.808, 316.82
    vs. 14. Phil Burkart, Toyota Celica, 4.919, 303.84
4. Cruz Pedregon, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.834, 317.79
    vs. 13. Jeff Arend, Monte Carlo, 4.912, 315.19
5. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.842, 316.30
    vs. 12. Gary Densham, Monte Carlo, 4.904, 318.17
6. Whit Bazemore, Stratus, 4.847, 320.66
    vs. 11. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.902, 314.97
7. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.855, 313.07
    vs. 10. Tony Bartone, Monte Carlo, 4.893, 305.70
8. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.863, 317.79
    vs. 9. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.887, 318.32.

Pro Stock
1. Kurt Johnson, Chevy Cobalt, 6.750, 204.14
    vs. 16. Kenny Koretsky, Dodge Stratus, 6.817, 201.61
2. Greg Anderson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.756, 204.01
    vs. 15. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.814, 201.97
3. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.757, 203.89
    vs. 14. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.809, 202.97
4. Jason Line, Grand Am, 6.771, 203.16
    vs. 13. Dave Howard, Cobalt, 6.803, 202.52
5. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.772, 203.43
    vs. 12. Greg Stanfield, Chevy Cavalier, 6.798, 202.79
6. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.778, 203.28
    vs. 11. Rickie Smith, Cavalier, 6.797, 202.73
7. Jeg Coughlin, Stratus, 6.785, 203.19
    vs. 10. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.797, 203.00
8. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.793, 202.64
    vs. 9. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.796, 202.06.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.114, 192.71
    vs. 16. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.305, 183.29
2. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.120, 189.26
    vs. 15. Hector Arana, Suzuki, 7.303, 186.07
3. Ryan Schnitz, Buell, 7.146, 190.78
    vs. 14. Mike Berry, Suzuki, 7.252, 185.31
4. Chip Ellis, Buell, 7.158, 187.44
    vs. 13. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.250, 184.27
5. Angelle Sampey, Suzuki, 7.162, 185.87
    vs. 12. Matt Smith, Suzuki, 7.248, 185.69
6. GT Tonglet, Harley-Davidson, 7.175, 186.92
    vs. 11. Geno Scali, Suzuki, 7.241, 186.72
7. Chris Rivas, Buell, 7.178, 186.07
    vs. 10. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.233, 186.02
8. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.197, 187.47
    vs. 9. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.220, 185.38.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Mike Berry , Shawn Gann , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Bobby Lagana Jr. , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Karen Stoffer , Phil Burkart , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Mike Strasburg , Chris Rivas , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Rickie Smith , Tim Gibson , Ryan Schnitz , Andrew Hines , Matthew Smith , Michael Phillips , Jeff Arend , Eric Medlen , Steve Johnson , Terry Haddock , GT Tonglet , Chip Ellis , Dave Howard , Rod Fuller , Angelle Sampey , Tommy Johnson Jr.