Phoenix: First-round pairings

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

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the Checker Schuck's Kragen NHRA Nationals at Firebird International Raceway, the second of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series Countdown to the Championship. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Tony Schumacher, 4.430 seconds, 329.34 mph
    vs. 16. Doug Herbert, 4.594, 309.06
2. Rod Fuller, 4.471, 331.61
    vs. 15. David Grubnic, 4.589, 322.42
3. Clay Millican, 4.479, 317.05
    vs. 14. Doug Foley, 4.560, 326.16
4. Brandon Bernstein, 4.494, 330.31
    vs. 13. Doug Kalitta, 4.547, 327.90
5. Melanie Troxel, 4.495, 331.12
    vs. 12. Morgan Lucas, 4.539, 326.32
6. Whit Bazemore, 4.507, 327.19
    vs. 11. Hillary Will, 4.535, 327.98
7. J.R. Todd, 4.510, 323.43
    vs. 10. Bob Vandergriff, 4.523, 329.58
8. Larry Dixon, 4.511, 323.19
    vs. 9. Cory McClenathan, 4.516, 327.51.

Funny Car
1. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.636, 327.74
    vs. 16. Jeff Arend, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.864, 307.16
2. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.659, 324.44
    vs. 15. Scott Kalitta, Toyota Solara, 4.847, 323.43
3. Gary Scelzi, Dodge Charger, 4.697, 330.15
    vs. 14. Gary Densham, Monte Carlo, 4.841, 316.08
4. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.699, 330.07
    vs. 13. John Force, Mustang, 4.818, 297.88
5. Mike Ashley, Charger, 4.727, 326.48
    vs. 12. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.810, 314.09
6. Ashley Force, Mustang, 4.730, 323.43
    vs. 11. Bob Gilbertson, Dodge Stratus, 4.797, 300.20
7. Tommy Johnson Jr., Chevy Impala, 4.733, 330.88
    vs. 10. Jim Head, Solara, 4.762, 325.61
8. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.740, 321.81
    vs. 9. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.748, 323.04.

Pro Stock
1. Jason Line, Pontiac GTO, 6.635, 209.33
    vs. 16. Max Naylor, Dodge Stratus, 6.690, 206.86
2. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.640, 207.53
    vs. 15. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.688, 207.05
3. Erica Enders, Stratus, 6.648, 207.02
    vs. 14. Roger Brogdon, Stratus, 6.684, 208.07
4. Greg Anderson, GTO, 6.650, 209.49
    vs. 13. Tom Martino, GTO, 6.680, 207.53
5. Warren Johnson, GTO, 6.652, 208.14
    vs. 12. Jim Yates, GTO, 6.673, 207.02
6. Greg Stanfield, GTO, 6.658, 207.82
    vs. 11. Mike Edwards, GTO, 6.670, 207.34
7. Kurt Johnson, Chevy Cobalt, 6.658, 207.75
    vs. 10. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 6.667, 207.50
8. Kenny Koretsky, Cobalt, 6.659, 207.66
    vs. 9. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.660, 207.78.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Clay Millican , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Greg Anderson , Gary Densham , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Tom Martino , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Jason Line , Mike Ashley , Eric Medlen , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , J.R. Todd , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.