Pomona II: First-round pairings

POMONA, Calif. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 44th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the final of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

POMONA, Calif. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 44th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the final of 24 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Top Fuel
1. Tony Schumacher, 3.827 seconds, 315.93 mph
    vs. 16. Tim Boychuk, 3.925, 305.49
2. Larry Dixon, 3.831, 309.70
    vs. 15. Clay Millican, 3.907, 309.42
3. Hillary Will, 3.835, 314.31
    vs. 14. Troy Buff, 3.904, 302.96
4. J.R. Todd, 3.848, 308.14
    vs. 13. Urs Erbacher, 3.904, 309.20
5. Brandon Bernstein, 3.849, 311.13
    vs. 12. David Grubnic, 3.897, 310.20
6. Cory McClenathan, 3.855, 314.31
    vs. 11. Doug Kalitta, 3.884, 309.56
7. Morgan Lucas, 3.855, 306.46
    vs. 10. Doug Herbert, 3.877, 307.58
8. Rod Fuller, 3.862, 310.34
    vs. 9. Steve Torrence, 3.862, 313.22.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Bob Vandergriff, 3.934, 307.65
18. Mike Strasburg, 3.960, 311.49
19. Antron Brown, 4.056, 256.26
20. Steven Chrisman, 4.228, 275.00
21. Arley Langlo, 17.610, 166.72.

Funny Car
1. Mike Neff, Ford Mustang, 4.079, 305.49
    vs. 16. Jeff Arend, Toyota Solara, 4.200, 292.20
2. Melanie Troxel, Dodge Charger, 4.082, 305.01
    vs. 15. Jim Head, Solara, 4.187, 296.63
3. Ashley Force, Mustang, 4.092, 304.87
    vs. 14. Gary Densham, Chevy Impala, 4.164, 294.43
4. John Force, Mustang, 4.108, 303.78
    vs. 13. Tim Wilkerson, Impala, 4.151, 300.33
5. Jerry Toliver, Charger, 4.110, 303.78
    vs. 12. Cruz Pedregon, Solara, 4.150, 300.33
6. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.118, 302.08
    vs. 11. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.144, 299.86
7. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.121, 302.01
    vs. 10. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.123, 301.67
8. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.122, 301.67
    vs. 9. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.122, 298.14.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Bob Bode, 4.203, 292.71
18. Tony Bartone, 4.226, 282.36
19. Tommy Johnson Jr., 6.733, 281.07
20. Del Worsham, 10.950, 74.38.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GXP, 6.634, 208.20
    vs. 16. Richie Stevens, Dodge Stratus, 6.692, 206.13
2. Jason Line, GXP, 6.637, 208.39
    vs. 15. Johnny Gray, Stratus, 6.692, 206.48
3. Kurt Johnson, Chevy Cobalt, 6.643, 207.91
    vs. 14. Vinnie Deceglie, Stratus, 6.689, 206.99
4. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.643, 208.07
    vs. 13. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 6.678, 207.05
5. Mike Edwards, GXP, 6.649, 208.36
    vs. 12. Jim Yates, GXP, 6.678, 206.99
6. Dave Connolly, Cobalt, 6.650, 208.46
    vs. 11. Rickie Jones, Stratus, 6.675, 206.51
7. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.662, 207.18
    vs. 10. Warren Johnson, GXP, 6.670, 208.59
8. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.665, 207.78
    vs. 9. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.665, 207.11.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Larry Morgan, 6.694, 206.45
18. Bob Panella, 6.727, 205.69
19. Ben Watson, 6.752, 204.20
20. Gordie Rivera, 6.787, 204.05.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Matt Smith, Buell, 6.962, 188.86
    vs. 16. Mike Berry, Suzuki, 7.148, 184.14
2. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.987, 189.55
    vs. 15. Peggy Llewellyn, Buell, 7.146, 182.43
3. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.996, 191.29
    vs. 14. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.135, 189.02
4. Angelle Sampey, Buell, 7.003, 185.49
    vs. 13. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.134, 185.84
5. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 7.015, 187.39
    vs. 12. Angie McBride, Buell, 7.117, 183.12
6. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 7.027, 188.83
    vs. 11. Shawn Gann, Buell, 7.110, 183.19
7. Chip Ellis, Suzuki, 7.049, 187.31
    vs. 10. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.107, 186.56
8. Junior Pippin, Buell, 7.057, 184.75
    vs. 9. Chris Rivas, Buell, 7.094, 183.02.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Matt Guidera, 7.173, 183.39
18. Valerie Thompson, 7.393, 181.62
19. Freddie Camarena, 7.403, 179.06
20. James Surber, 7.458, 176.51
21. Ryan Schnitz, broke.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Bob Panella , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Shawn Gann , Peggy Llewellyn , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Ben Watson , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Karen Stoffer , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Mike Strasburg , Chris Rivas , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Ryan Schnitz , Andrew Hines , Bob Bode , Matthew Smith , Michael Phillips , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Gordie Rivera , Steve Johnson , Chip Ellis , Urs Erbacher , Steven Chrisman , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Matt Guidera , Hillary Will , J.R. Todd , Angelle Sampey , Dave Connolly , Bob Tasca III , Rickie Jones , Eddie Krawiec , Mike Edwards , James Surber , Mike Neff , Tommy Johnson Jr.