Topeka: First-round pairings

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 19th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX at Heartland Park Topeka, the eighth of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series.

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 19th annual O'Reilly NHRA Summer Nationals presented by Castrol GTX at Heartland Park Topeka, the eighth of 23 events in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series. Pairings based on results in qualifying, which ended Saturday.

Top Fuel
1. Joe Hartley, 4.518 seconds, 323.12 mph
    vs. 16. Cory McClenathan, 4.712, 286.13
2. Tony Schumacher, 4.529, 303.09
    vs. 15. Scott Palmer, 4.687, 304.94
3. Whit Bazemore, 4.534, 324.75
    vs. 14. Melanie Troxel, 4.671, 317.79
4. Rod Fuller, 4.566, 324.51
    vs. 13. Doug Kalitta, 4.657, 301.27
5. Bob Vandergriff, 4.576, 316.75
    vs. 12. J.R. Todd, 4.645, 307.79
6. Brandon Bernstein, 4.591, 319.29
    vs. 11. Hillary Will, 4.644, 313.22
7. Clay Millican, 4.597, 318.54
    vs. 10. Larry Dixon, 4.640, 313.51
8. Morgan Lucas, 4.619, 323.04
    vs. 9. David Grubnic, 4.636, 315.19.

Funny Car
1. Robert Hight, Ford Mustang, 4.754, 320.66
    vs. 16. Cruz Pedregon, Chevy Impala, 4.946, 303.71
2. Mike Ashley, Dodge Charger, 4.794, 327.11
    vs. 15. Del Worsham, Impala, 4.943, 305.84
3. John Force, Mustang, 4.796, 302.28
    vs. 14. Gary Scelzi, Charger, 4.921, 309.98
4. Gary Densham, Impala, 4.820, 314.97
    vs. 13. Jim Head, Toyota Solara, 4.919, 310.27
5. Tim Wilkerson, Impala, 4.832, 325.85
    vs. 12. Jerry Toliver, Solara, 4.903, 317.05
6. Tommy Johnson Jr., Impala, 4.843, 310.55
    vs. 11.Jack Beckman, Charger, 4.891, 313.88
7. Ashley Force, Mustang, 4.857, 293.73
    vs. 10. Kenny Bernstein, Charger, 4.877, 313.15
8. Jeff Arend, Impala, 4.873, 316.90
    vs. 9. Scott Kalitta, Solara, 4.874, 316.45.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GTO, 6.703, 206.48
    vs. 16. Max Naylor, Dodge Stratus, 6.773, 204.14
2. Dave Connolly, Chevy Cobalt, 6.719, 204.66
    vs. 15. Greg Stanfield, GTO, 6.768, 204.01
3. Allen Johnson, Stratus, 6.724, 204.88
    vs. 14. Justin Humphreys, GTO, 6.768, 203.95
4. Jeg Coughlin, Cobalt, 6.726, 205.01
    vs. 13. Warren Johnson, GTO, 6.763, 204.76
5. V. Gaines, Stratus, 6.726, 205.13
    vs. 12. Kenny Koretsky, Cobalt, 6.759, 204.23
6. Jason Line, GTO, 6.728, 205.98
    vs. 11. Larry Morgan, Stratus, 6.749, 204.94
7. Kurt Johnson, Cobalt, 6.740, 204.91
    vs. 10. Mike Edwards, GTO, 6.748, 204.70
8. Richie Stevens, Stratus, 6.741, 204.51
    vs. 9. Tom Hammonds, Cobalt, 6.742, 205.01.

-credit: nhra

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Clay Millican , Jeg Coughlin , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , John Force , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Greg Anderson , Larry Morgan , Gary Densham , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Scott Kalitta , Greg Stanfield , Kenny Koretsky , Tim Wilkerson , Jack Beckman , Ashley Force , Melanie Troxel , Brandon Bernstein , Allen Johnson , Scott Palmer , Morgan Lucas , Jason Line , Mike Ashley , Joe Hartley , Jeff Arend , Jerry Toliver , Bob Vandergriff , Robert Hight , Rod Fuller , Max Naylor , Justin Humphreys , Dave Connolly , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.