Topeka: First-round pairings

TOPEKA, Kan. -- First-round pairings for professional eliminations Sunday for the 15th 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 15th 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. Larry Dixon, 4.509 seconds, 327.11 mph
    vs. 16. Chris Karamesines, 5.212, 213.74
2. Kenny Bernstein, 4.545, 327.03
    vs. 15. Melanie Troxel, 4.884, 286.62
3. Cory McClenathan, 4.577, 315.56
    vs. 14. Scott Palmer, 4.883, 287.90
4. David Baca, 4.585, 317.42
    vs. 13. Rhonda Hartman-Smith, 4.687, 311.92
5. Darrell Russell, 4.596, 322.19
    vs. 12. David Grubnic, 4.678, 315.78
6. Doug Kalitta, 4.600, 319.60
    vs. 11. John Smith, 4.653, 316.08
7. Doug Herbert, 4.602, 318.47
    vs. 10. Scott Weis, 4.644, 318.92
8. Tony Schumacher, 4.624, 323.81
    vs. 9. Paul Romine, 4.629, 318.17.

Funny Car
1. Tony Pedregon, Ford Mustang, 4.743, 320.51
    vs. 16. Dale Creasy Jr., Pontiac Firebird, 5.001, 310.84
2. John Force, Mustang, 4.800, 320.51
    vs. 15. Dean Skuza, Firebird, 4.960, 301.81
3. Whit Bazemore, Dodge Stratus, 4.802, 326.48
    vs. 14. Bob Gilbertson, Chevy Camaro, 4.953, 292.65
4. Scotty Cannon, Firebird, 4.814, 312.21
    vs. 13. Frank Pedregon, Firebird, 4.890, 310.84
5. Tommy Johnson Jr., Camaro, 4.817, 318.17
    vs. 12. Cruz Pedregon, Firebird, 4.874, 318.09
6. Ron Capps, Camaro, 4.820, 315.86
    vs. 11. Tim Wilkerson, Firebird, 4.861, 315.56
7. Del Worsham, Firebird, 4.828, 322.50
    vs. 10. Gary Densham, Mustang, 4.852, 317.42
8. Gary Scelzi, Stratus, 4.833, 323.35
    vs. 9. Johnny Gray, Firebird, 4.837, 321.42.

Pro Stock
1. Greg Anderson, Pontiac Grand Am, 6.825, 202.15
    vs. 16. V. Gaines, Chevy Cavalier, 6.883, 200.83
2. Kurt Johnson, Cavalier, 6.838, 201.76
    vs. 15. JR Carr, Cavalier, 6.875, 199.46
3. Bruce Allen, Grand Am, 6.848, 200.71
    vs. 14. Mike Edwards, Grand Am, 6.871, 200.17
4. Taylor Lastor, Cavalier, 6.849, 201.16
    vs. 13. Mark Whisnant, Cavalier, 6.862, 200.17
5. Terry Adams, Cavalier, 6.851, 201.31
    vs. 12. Warren Johnson, Grand Am, 6.860, 201.55
6. Mark Pawuk, Grand Am, 6.853, 200.71
    vs. 11. Greg Stanfield, Dodge Neon R/T, 6.859, 200.35
7. Jim Yates, Grand Am, 6.855, 200.59
    vs. 10. Scott Geoffrion, Ford Escort, 6.857, 201.19
8. Jeg Coughlin, Cavalier, 6.855, 200.68
    vs. 9. Ron Krisher, Cavalier, 6.857, 201.34.

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Series NHRA
Drivers Paul Romine , Doug Herbert , Frank Pedregon , Jeg Coughlin , Larry Dixon , Kenny Bernstein , Mark Pawuk , Kurt Johnson , Warren Johnson , Scott Weis , Bob Gilbertson , Tony Pedregon , Dean Skuza , Del Worsham , Whit Bazemore , Ron Capps , John Force , Rhonda Hartman-Smith , Tony Schumacher , Gary Scelzi , Doug Kalitta , Greg Anderson , Chris Karamesines , Ron Krisher , David Baca , Dale Creasy Jr. , David Grubnic , Gary Densham , Scotty Cannon , Cruz Pedregon , Cory McClenathan , Greg Stanfield , Bruce Allen , Tim Wilkerson , Scott Geoffrion , Melanie Troxel , Terry Adams , Johnny Gray , Scott Palmer , Mark Whisnant , Mike Edwards , Tommy Johnson Jr.