Topeka: First-round pairings

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 16th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX at Heartland Park Topeka, the ninth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing ...

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 16th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX at Heartland Park Topeka, the ninth of 23 events in the $50 million NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Cory McClenathan, 4.513 seconds, 320.58 mph
    vs. 16. Mike Strasburg, 4.952, 295.66
2. Brandon Bernstein, 4.566, 325.45
    vs. 15. Scott Palmer, 4.799, 305.36
3. Darrell Russell, 4.570, 325.45
    vs. 14. Bob Vandergriff, 4.738, 305.01
4. Scott Kalitta, 4.576, 325.61
    vs. 13. Brady Kalivoda, 4.733, 305.01
5. Tony Schumacher, 4.579, 321.42
    vs. 12. Scott Weis, 4.690, 312.21
6. Doug Herbert, 4.602, 314.61
    vs. 11. David Baca, 4.682, 317.34
7. Larry Dixon, 4.615, 320.51
    vs. 10. David Grubnic, 4.640, 309.20
8. John Smith, 4.630, 315.56
    vs. 9. Doug Kalitta, 4.631, 319.82.

Funny Car
1. Whit Bazemore, Dodge Stratus, 4.792, 323.19
    vs. 16. Tony Bartone, Chevy Camaro, 4.952, 299.73
2. Tony Pedregon, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.798, 320.66
    vs. 15. Jeff Arend, Chevy Corvette, 4.950, 311.99
3. Eric Medlen, Ford Mustang, 4.805, 318.32
    vs. 14. Bob Gilbertson, Camaro, 4.926, 312.28
4. Phil Burkart, Pontiac Firebird, 4.826, 315.27
    vs. 13. Jerry Toliver, Toyota Celica, 4.925, 310.27
5. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.830, 317.05
    vs. 12. Ron Capps, Monte Carlo, 4.918, 314.53
6. John Force, Mustang, 4.831, 316.38
    vs. 11. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.879, 313.51
7. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.833, 311.27
    vs. 10. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.867, 318.02
8. Gary Scelzi, Stratus, 4.837, 319.60
    vs. 9. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.846, 315.42.

Pro Stock
1. Steve Johns, Chevy Cavalier, 6.853, 201.10
    vs. 16. Troy Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.909, 199.35
2. Greg Anderson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.857, 200.68
    vs. 15. Mike Edwards, Grand Am, 6.903, 199.35
3. Jason Line, Grand Am, 6.859, 200.53
    vs. 14. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.903, 199.61
4. Kenny Koretsky, Dodge Stratus, 6.865, 200.20
    vs. 13. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.902, 198.64
5. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.871, 200.95
    vs. 12. Bruce Allen, Grand Am, 6.902, 199.55
6. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.884, 200.83
    vs. 11. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.902, 199.91
7. Jerry Haas, Cavalier, 6.890, 199.97
    vs. 10. JR Carr, Cavalier, 6.900, 199.23
8. Dave Connolly, Cavalier, 6.890, 199.70
    vs. 9. Rickie Smith, Cavalier, 6.893, 200.17.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Troy Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Larry Morgan , David Baca , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Bruce Allen , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Phil Burkart , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Scott Palmer , Mike Strasburg , Jason Line , Rickie Smith , Jerry Haas , Jeff Arend , Jerry Toliver , Eric Medlen , Bob Vandergriff , Brady Kalivoda , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards , Steve J , Tommy Johnson Jr.