Sonoma: First-round pairings for eliminations

SONOMA, Calif. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 15th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway, the 15th of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results...

SONOMA, Calif. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 15th annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals at Infineon Raceway, the 15th 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, 4.608 seconds, 317.94 mph vs. 16. Ken Zeal, 5.022, 226.32
2. Kenny Bernstein, 4.610, 318.47 vs. 15. Chris Karamesines, 4.938, 275.79
3. Doug Kalitta, 4.615, 314.75 vs. 14. Mike Strasburg, 4.872, 300.40
4. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.630, 306.74 vs. 13. Melanie Troxel, 4.816, 299.80
5. Doug Herbert, 4.641, 314.09 vs. 12. John Smith, 4.796, 264.34
6. Cory McClenathan, 4.659, 316.45 vs. 11. David Grubnic, 4.779, 300.66
7. Andrew Cowin, 4.685, 297.02 vs. 10. Scott Weis, 4.754, 305.49
8. Darrell Russell, 4.712, 301.40 vs. 9. Tony Schumacher, 4.714, 302.89.

Funny Car
1. John Force, Ford Mustang, 4.864, 309.20 vs. 16. Todd Paton, Chevy Camaro, 5.103, 253.47
2. Del Worsham, Pontiac Firebird, 4.886, 306.40 vs. 15. Louis Sweet, Camaro, 5.070, 278.40
3. Scotty Cannon, Firebird, 4.896, 305.70 vs. 14. Tommy Johnson Jr., Camaro, 5.054, 284.39
4. Whit Bazemore, Firebird, 4.896, 307.02 vs. 13. Dale Creasy Jr., Firebird, 5.048, 297.22
5. Cruz Pedregon, Firebird, 4.930, 308.28 vs. 12. Dean Skuza, Dodge Stratus R/T, 4.971, 296.96
6. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.935, 301.00 vs. 11. Frank Pedregon, Firebird, 4.962, 293.79
7. Ron Capps, Camaro, 4.939, 301.07 vs. 10. Bruce Sarver, Toyota Celica, 4.945, 301.00
8. Tony Pedregon, Mustang, 4.940, 294.63 vs. 9. Johnny Gray, Firebird, 4.944, 301.87.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Chevy Cavalier, 6.791, 203.34 vs. 16. Tom Martino, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.836, 201.07
2. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.792, 203.12 vs. 15. Larry Nance, Cavalier, 6.836, 201.07
3. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.796, 202.70 vs. 14. Greg Stanfield, Dodge Neon, 6.830, 202.61
4. Gene Wilson, Dodge Neon R/T, 6.799, 202.24 vs. 13. V. Gaines, Cavalier, 6.824, 201.79
5. Ron Krisher, Cavalier, 6.802, 202.12 vs. 12. Tom Lee, Neon R/T, 6.821, 201.88
6. Mark Whisnant, Cavalier, 6.804, 202.03 vs. 11. Larry Morgan, Neon R/T, 6.821, 202.39
7. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.813, 202.64 vs. 10. Darrell Alderman, Neon R/T, 6.818, 202.45
8. George Marnell, Grand Am, 6.813, 201.28 vs. 9. Allen Johnson, Neon R/T, 6.818, 202.58.

Pro Stock Motorcycle
1. Matt Hines, Suzuki, 7.105, 189.44 vs. 16. Chris Reuter, Suzuki, 7.351, 182.43
2. Angelle Savoie, Suzuki, 7.107, 187.47 vs. 15. Greg Underdahl, Suzuki, 7.345, 185.69
3. Craig Treble, Suzuki, 7.111, 190.27 vs. 14. Fred Camarena, Suzuki, 7.328, 186.59
4. Shawn Gann, Suzuki, 7.120, 191.46 vs. 13. Geno Scali, Kawasaki, 7.307, 181.11
5. Antron Brown, Suzuki, 7.164, 191.57 vs. 12. Thomas Miceli, Suzuki, 7.289, 183.49
6. John Smith, Suzuki, 7.217, 188.15 vs. 11. Andrew Hines, Suzuki, 7.242, 184.60
7. Reggie Showers, Suzuki, 7.219, 186.18 vs. 10. Mike Berry, Suzuki, 7.239, 185.41
8. Steve Johnson, Suzuki, 7.227, 184.07 vs. 9. Michael Phillips, Suzuki, 7.232, 183.44.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Antron Brown , Bruce Sarver , Frank Pedregon , Matt Hines , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Darrell Alderman , Kenny Bernstein , Kurt Johnson , Scott Weis , Tony Pedregon , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Tony Schumacher , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Chris Karamesines , Andrew Cowin , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , Reggie Showers , Mike Berry , Shawn Gann , Dale Creasy Jr. , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Gene Wilson , Cruz Pedregon , Todd Paton , Craig Treble , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Geno Scali , Tom Martino , Fred Camarena , Melanie Troxel , Greg Underdahl , George Marnell , Allen Johnson , Johnny Gray , Mike Strasburg , Chris Reuter , Andrew Hines , Mark Whisnant , Michael Phillips , Steve Johnson , Larry Nance , Tommy Johnson Jr.