Phoenix: First-round pairings for Sunday

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 18th annual Checker Schuck's Kragen 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 18th annual Checker Schuck's Kragen 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. Larry Dixon, 4.555 seconds, 321.50 mph vs. 16. John Smith, 4.855, 230.61
2. Kenny Bernstein, 4.567, 325.85 vs. 15. Doug Herbert, 4.804, 302.14
3. Tony Schumacher, 4.588, 329.26 vs. 14. Paul Romine, 4.800, 296.63
4. David Grubnic, 4.600, 314.90 vs. 13. Ken Zeal, 4.790, 299.26
5. Doug Kalitta, 4.605, 324.44 vs. 12. Darrell Russell, 4.735, 302.08
6. Don Lampus, 4.617, 315.64 vs. 11. Yuichi Oyama, 4.718, 309.06
7. Andrew Cowin, 4.642, 318.47 vs. 10. Clay Millican, 4.695, 312.57
8. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.644, 298.07 vs. 9. Cory McClenathan, 4.682, 315.93.

Funny Car --
1. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.797, 318.17 vs. 16. Whit Bazemore, Pontiac Firebird, 5.011, 309.84
2. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.833, 321.19 vs. 15. Dale Creasy Jr., Firebird, 4.999, 276.24
3. Scotty Cannon, Firebird, 4.848, 317.57 vs. 14. John Lawson, Firebird, 4.985, 299.40
4. Tommy Johnson Jr., Chevy Camaro, 4.867, 306.53 vs. 13. Al Hofmann, Firebird, 4.972, 304.60
5. Phil Burkart, Camaro, 4.868, 312.50 vs. 12. Cruz Pedregon, Firebird, 4.962, 278.06
6. Tony Pedregon, Mustang, 4.885, 314.17 vs. 11. Johnny Gray, Firebird, 4.952, 312.06
7. Gary Scelzi, Toyota Celica, 4.886, 312.35 vs. 10. Del Worsham, Firebird, 4.929, 314.53
8. Bob Gilbertson, Firebird, 4.903, 311.13 vs. 9. Ron Capps, Camaro, 4.908, 312.06.

Pro Stock --
1. Ron Krisher, Chevy Cavalier, 6.866, 201.97 vs. 16. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.925, 199.46
2. Bruce Allen, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.877, 200.35 vs. 15. Greg Anderson, Cavalier, 6.922, 200.26
3. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.879, 200.77 vs. 14. V. Gaines, Cavalier, 6.919, 200.62
4. Tom Hammonds, Cavalier, 6.889, 200.65 vs. 13. Mark Pawuk, Grand Am, 6.914, 199.64
5. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.890, 201.52 vs. 12. J.R. Carr, Pontiac Firebird, 6.914, 199.94
6. Mike Edwards, Cavalier, 6.890, 200.05 vs. 11. Darrell Alderman, Dodge Neon R/T, 6.909, 200.23
7. George Marnell, Grand Am, 6.899, 199.70 vs. 10. Mark Osborne, Neon R/T, 6.905, 200.59
8. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.903, 200.71 vs. 9. Larry Morgan, Neon R/T, 6.905, 200.83.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Paul Romine , Doug Herbert , Clay Millican , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Darrell Alderman , Kenny Bernstein , Mark Pawuk , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Al Hofmann , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Andrew Cowin , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Dale Creasy Jr. , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Bruce Allen , Tom Hammonds , Phil Burkart , George Marnell , Johnny Gray , Don Lampus , J.R. Carr , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.