Pomona II: First-round pairings

POMONA, Calif. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 45th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the final of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series.

POMONA, Calif. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 45th annual Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona, the final of 24 events in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday. DNQs listed below pairings.

Top Fuel
1. Tony Schumacher, 3.772 seconds, 320.58 mph
    vs. 16. Mike Strasburg, 3.995, 303.23
2. Larry Dixon, 3.801, 321.58
    vs. 15. Del Cox Jr, 3.984, 300.60
3. Spencer Massey, 3.809, 317.94
    vs. 14. Scott Palmer, 3.954, 290.38
4. Antron Brown, 3.813, 316.15
    vs. 13. Urs Erbacher, 3.928, 294.88
5. Brandon Bernstein, 3.832, 312.28
    vs. 12. Chris Karamesines, 3.897, 308.57
6. Doug Kalitta, 3.836, 316.82
    vs. 11. Steve Torrence, 3.891, 306.53
7. Cory McClenathan, 3.838, 316.38
    vs. 10. Bob Vandergriff, 3.881, 308.99
8. Morgan Lucas, 3.844, 310.48
    vs. 9. David Grubnic, 3.852, 317.42.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Troy Buff, 3.995, 289.63
18. Shawn Langdon, 4.016, 293.54
19. Tim Cullinan, 4.040, 290.76
20. Stig Neergaard, 4.087, 284.09
21. Steven Chrisman, 4.753, 171.49
22. Ron August, 4.917, 291.01
23. Lex Joon, 6.587, 205.01
24. Thomas Nataas, 10.381, 72.33.

Funny Car
1. Ashley Force Hood, Ford Mustang, 4.059, 310.20
    vs. 16. Bob Bode, Chevy Impala SS, 4.172, 298.93
2. John Force, Mustang, 4.059, 309.20
    vs. 15. Gary Densham, Impala, 4.159, 294.88
3. Robert Hight, Mustang, 4.067, 310.55
    vs. 14. Jerry Toliver, Impala, 4.145, 305.49
4. Matt Hagan, Dodge Charger, 4.073, 304.94
    vs. 13. Tony Pedregon, Impala, 4.144, 303.98
5. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.076, 307.65
    vs. 12. Bob Tasca III, Mustang, 4.142, 300.13
6. Tim Wilkerson, Mustang, 4.080, 307.79
    vs. 11. Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.140, 303.57
7. Jim Head, Toyota Solara, 4.125, 301.94
    vs. 10. Mike Neff, Mustang, 4.137, 308.28
8. Cruz Pedregon, Solara, 4.127, 304.32
    vs. 9. Del Worsham, Solara, 4.129, 304.25.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Jeff Diehl, 4.192, 292.20
18. Jeff Arend, 4.195, 298.60
19. Grant Downing, 4.262, 278.35
20. Leah Pruett-LeDuc, 8.036, 93.38.

Pro Stock
1. Mike Edwards, Pontiac GXP, 6.562, 210.64
    vs. 16. Larry Morgan, Dodge Stratus, 6.637, 209.36
2. Ron Krisher, Chevy Cobalt, 6.587, 209.69
    vs. 15. Rickie Jones, Stratus, 6.628, 208.71
3. Jason Line, GXP, 6.587, 210.01
    vs. 14. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 6.620, 208.91
4. Greg Anderson, GXP, 6.604, 210.18
    vs. 13. Dave Northrop, GXP, 6.616, 208.81
5. Greg Stanfield, GXP, 6.604, 209.59
    vs. 12. Ryan Ondrejko, GXP, 6.615, 208.14
6. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.606, 209.20
    vs. 11. Vinnie Deceglie, Stratus, 6.615, 208.75
7. Johnny Gray, Stratus, 6.606, 209.17
    vs. 10. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.615, 209.36
8. Ronnie Humphrey, GXP, 6.610, 210.11
    vs. 9. Rodger Brogdon, GXP, 6.613, 209.04.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Warren Johnson, 6.639, 208.97
18. Gordie Rivera, 6.687, 205.72
19. V. Gaines, 6.717, 206.80
20. Erica Enders, 6.720, 204.82
21. Danny Gruninger, 6.741, 206.04
22. Ben Watson, 7.162, 205.69
23. Jim Cunningham, 12.729, 202.00.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Hector Arana, Buell, 6.918, 193.46
    vs. 16. Bailey Whitaker, Buell, 7.047, 187.83
2. Shawn Gann, Buell, 6.951, 191.57
    vs. 15. Junior Pippin, Buell, 7.039, 189.52
3. Douglas Horne, Buell, 6.956, 191.57
    vs. 14. Freddie Camarena, Suzuki, 7.032, 192.03
4. Eddie Krawiec, Harley-Davidson, 6.959, 193.68
    vs. 13. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.024, 190.06
5. Matt Smith, Suzuki, 6.963, 192.30
    vs. 12. Jim Underdahl, Suzuki, 7.023, 191.59
6. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 6.968, 192.19
    vs. 11. David Hope, Buell, 6.992, 189.15
7. Karen Stoffer, Suzuki, 6.969, 192.36
    vs. 10. Larry Cook, Buell, 6.987, 188.96
8. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 6.981, 193.54
    vs. 9. Andrew Hines, Harley-Davidson, 6.986, 192.33.

Did Not Qualify:
17. Mike Berry, 7.105, 189.39
18. Joe DeSantis, 7.202, 189.47
19. James Surber, 7.205, 184.50
20. Redell Harris, 7.206, 185.28
21. Katie Sullivan, 7.254, 182.97
22. Gary Moreno, 7.302, 181.25
23. Rhett Lougheed, 7.530, 178.90
24. Dawn Matthews-Baugues, 7.624, 177.72.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Antron Brown , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Tony Pedregon , Del Worsham , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Chris Karamesines , Ron Krisher , Jim Cunningham , Mike Berry , Shawn Gann , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Ben Watson , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Karen Stoffer , Ashley Force , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Morgan Lucas , Andrew Hines , Bob Bode , Rodger Brogdon , Matthew Smith , Jeff Arend , Ronnie Humphrey , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Gordie Rivera , Steve Johnson , Dave Northrop , Grant Downing , Ron August , Steven Chrisman , Robert Hight , Jeff Diehl , Matt Hagan , Troy Buff , Steve Torrence , Rickie Jones , Eddie Krawiec , Mike Edwards , Katie Sullivan , David Hope , Shawn Langdon , Danny Gruninger , Bailey Whitaker , James Surber , Lex Joon , Tim Cullinan , Mike Neff , Spencer Massey , Ryan Ondrejko , Leah Pruett