Topeka: First-round pairings

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 17th 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 17th 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. Doug Kalitta, 4.505 seconds, 329.26 mph
    vs. 16. Scott Palmer, 4.865, 257.33
2. Morgan Lucas, 4.520, 324.90
    vs. 15. Mitch King, 4.840, 299.20
3. Larry Dixon, 4.523, 331.61
    vs. 14. David Baca, 4.816, 303.98
4. Tony Schumacher, 4.527, 319.67
    vs. 13. Scott Weis, 4.671, 319.37
5. David Grubnic, 4.549, 324.75
    vs. 12. John Smith, 4.656, 307.72
6. Scott Kalitta, 4.561, 327.90
    vs. 11. Cory McClenathan, 4.626, 322.42
7. Brandon Bernstein, 4.570, 326.08
    vs. 10. T.J. Zizzo, 4.622, 318.02
8. Rod Fuller, 4.602, 319.14
    vs. 9. Doug Herbert, 4.622, 322.04.

FUNNY CAR
1. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.729, 324.75
    vs. 16. Bob Gilbertson, Chevy Monte Carlo, 4.983, 305.63
2. Eric Medlen, Mustang, 4.772, 324.59
    vs. 15. Cruz Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.981, 307.79
3. Tim Wilkerson, Monte Carlo, 4.783, 324.59
    vs. 14. Gary Densham, Monte Carlo, 4.949, 289.38
4. Tommy Johnson Jr., Monte Carlo, 4.796, 323.58
    vs. 13. Phil Burkart, Toyota Celica, 4.938, 296.63
5. Gary Scelzi, Dodge Stratus, 4.800, 323.66
    vs. 12. Tony Bartone, Monte Carlo, 4.897, 320.20
6. Whit Bazemore, Stratus, 4.806, 317.19
    vs. 11. Ron Capps, Stratus, 4.878, 314.75
7. John Force, Mustang, 4.821, 322.11
    vs. 10. Jeff Arend, Monte Carlo, 4.876, 309.70
8. Del Worsham, Monte Carlo, 4.847, 318.69
    vs. 9. Tony Pedregon, Monte Carlo, 4.858, 323.35.

PRO STOCK
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.716, 204.82
    vs. 16. Jeg Coughlin, Dodge Stratus, 6.785, 203.46
2. Dave Connolly, Chevy Cobalt, 6.735, 204.85
    vs. 15. Kenny Koretsky, Stratus, 6.785, 203.34
3. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.740, 205.10
    vs. 14. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.785, 203.71
4. Jason Line, Grand Am, 6.743, 203.52
    vs. 13. Rickie Smith, Chevy Cavalier, 6.784, 203.37
5. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.748, 204.32
    vs. 12. Ron Krisher, Cobalt, 6.779, 204.05
6. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.753, 203.00
    vs. 11. Greg Stanfield, Cavalier, 6.765, 204.08
7. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.754, 204.57
    vs. 10. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.764, 204.39
8. Mike Edwards, Grand Am, 6.757, 203.92
    vs. 9. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.757, 202.61.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Doug Herbert , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Tony Pedregon , Tony Bartone , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Ron Krisher , Larry Morgan , David Baca , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Mitch King , Kenny Koretsky , Phil Burkart , Brandon Bernstein , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Jeff Arend , Eric Medlen , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.