Phoenix: First-round pairings

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 21st annual Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals at Firebird International Raceway, the second of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 21st annual Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals at Firebird International Raceway, the second 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, 4.474 seconds, 327.74 mph
    vs. 16. Bruce Litton, 4.854, 295.66
2. Doug Kalitta, 4.490, 327.19
    vs. 15. Andrew Cowin, 4.717, 296.57
3. Doug Herbert, 4.499, 330.63
    vs. 14. John Smith, 4.699, 282.30
4. Scott Kalitta, 4.500, 327.82
    vs. 13. Scott Palmer, 4.678, 295.27
5. Brandon Bernstein, 4.508, 333.74
    vs. 12. Scott Weis, 4.676, 303.91
6. Morgan Lucas, 4.510, 324.59
    vs. 11. Rit Pustari, 4.601, 312.57
7. Larry Dixon, 4.517, 330.39
    vs. 10. David Grubnic, 4.571, 323.12
8. David Baca, 4.553, 326.32
    vs. 9. Cory McClenathan, 4.569, 325.53.

Funny Car
1. Tony Pedregon, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.703, 325.06
    vs. 16. Gary Densham, Monte Carlo, 4.920, 277.72
2. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.723, 329.99
    vs. 15. Tony Bartone, Monte Carlo, 4.885, 314.97
3. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.748, 324.98
    vs. 14. Whit Bazemore, Dodge Stratus, 4.882, 313.44
4. John Force, Mustang, 4.760, 323.35
    vs. 13. Frank Pedregon, Stratus, 4.853, 318.84
5. Gary Scelzi, Stratus, 4.770, 327.66


    vs. 12. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.816, 311.27
6. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.780, 320.66
    vs. 11. Phil Burkart, Monte Carlo, 4.814, 319.67
7. Ron Capps, Stratus, 4.791, 321.88
    vs. 10. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.808, 323.89
8. Bob Gilbertson, Monte Carlo, 4.803, 322.88


    vs. 9. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.806, 317.19.

Pro Stock
1. Richie Stevens, Dodge Stratus, 6.735, 205.35
    vs. 16. Erica Enders, Chevy Cavalier, 6.789, 203.40
2. Warren Johnson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.743, 205.16
    vs. 15. Ben Watson, Cavalier, 6.780, 203.03
3. Mike Edwards, Grand Am, 6.743, 204.39
    vs. 14. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.779, 203.46
4. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.746, 204.94
    vs. 13. Jason Line, Grand Am, 6.774, 204.85
5. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.754, 204.14
    vs. 12. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.769, 203.55
6. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.754, 204.29
    vs. 11. Greg Stanfield, Cavalier, 6.768, 204.66
7. Dave Connolly, Cavalier, 6.755, 204.70
    vs. 10. Ron Krisher, Cavalier, 6.764, 204.76
8. Jeg Coughlin, Stratus, 6.756, 204.63
    vs. 9. Greg Anderson, Grand Am, 6.757, 205.07.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , David Baca , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Ben Watson , Tim Wilkerson , Phil Burkart , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Scott Palmer , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Eric Medlen , Robert Hight , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.