Phoenix: First-round pairings

CHANDLER, Ariz. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 19th 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 19th 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. Doug Kalitta, 4.512 seconds, 329.02 mph
    vs.16. David Grubnic, 4.761, 310.27
2. Brandon Bernstein, 4.517, 323.81
    vs.15. Mike Strasburg, 4.740, 306.46
3. Tony Schumacher, 4.545, 323.50
    vs.14. Bruce Litton, 4.733, 315.49
4. Clay Millican, 4.549, 327.43
    vs.13. Paul Romine, 4.728, 309.06
5. Larry Dixon, 4.572, 323.04
    vs.12. Melanie Troxel, 4.704, 302.08
6. Darrell Russell, 4.574, 322.73
    vs.11. David Baca, 4.693, 303.84
7. Cory McClenathan, 4.583, 324.28
    vs.10. Jim Head, 4.640, 308.57
8. John Smith, 4.591, 312.71
    vs.9. Doug Herbert, 4.604, 313.15

Funny Car
1. Tony Pedregon, Ford Mustang, 4.789, 322.11
    vs.16. Scotty Cannon, Pontiac Firebird, 4.966, 304.80
2. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.807, 320.05
    vs.15. Cruz Pedregon, Firebird, 4.948, 296.89
3. John Force, Mustang, 4.829, 321.81
    vs.14. Dean Skuza, Firebird, 4.931, 308.64
4. Johnny Gray, Firebird, 4.850, 312.28
    vs.13. Bob Gilbertson, Firebird, 4.928, 314.46
5. Frank Pedregon, Firebird, 4.852, 312.57
    vs.12. Dale Creasy Jr., Firebird, 4.917, 306.67
6. Whit Bazemore, Dodge Stratus, 4.853, 320.43
    vs.11. Tommy Johnson Jr., Chevy Camaro, 4.892, 310.77
7. Gary Scelzi, Stratus, 4.861, 319.98
    vs.10. Del Worsham, Firebird, 4.886, 306.19
8. Tim Wilkerson, Firebird, 4.865, 310.13
    vs.9. Ron Capps, Camaro, 4.880, 318.32

Pro Stock
1. Bruce Allen, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.831, 201.31
    vs.16. Tom Martino, Grand Am, 6.873, 201.10
2. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.835, 201.97
    vs.15. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.872, 201.25
3. Greg Anderson, Grand Am, 6.837, 202.15
    vs.14. Ron Krisher, Chevy Cavalier, 6.868, 200.86
4. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.841, 202.30
    vs.13. Darrell Alderman, Dodge Neon R/T, 6.868, 201.37
5. Troy Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.849, 201.58
    vs.12. Greg Stanfield, Neon R/T, 6.865, 201.28
6. Mark Pawuk, Grand Am, 6.850, 201.01
    vs.11. Terry Adams, Cavalier, 6.863, 201.37
7. Allen Johnson, Neon R/T, 6.851, 202.03
    vs.10. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.856, 201.19
8. Scott Geoffrion, Ford Mustang, 6.853, 200.17
    vs.9. V. Gaines, Cavalier, 6.854, 201.58

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Series NHRA
Drivers Paul Romine , Jim Head , Doug Herbert , Clay Millican , Bruce Litton , Frank Pedregon , Jeg Coughlin , Troy Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Darrell Alderman , Mark Pawuk , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , David Baca , Dale Creasy Jr. , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Bruce Allen , Tom Martino , Tim Wilkerson , Scott Geoffrion , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Terry Adams , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Mike Strasburg , Tommy Johnson Jr.