Beckman makes it official at Sonoma
Jack Beckman certified his national record 3.921-second ET in his final qualifying run with a 3.958-second ET at 318.84. His best time today was 0.002 seconds inside the margin required to confirm a national title.
As long as no one beats his time in Sunday’s eliminations, “Fast Jack” will not only have the quickest pass in Funny Car history, he’ll have the top two times. The previous record, set by John Force in 2014, is now the third-quickest ET.
“I think it’s bitchin to be the quickest Funny Car driver in the world, but I want the trophy at the end of the day,” Beckman said. “The national record is for the crew chiefs. If we can win tomorrow I think that’s one that over time would be looked upon as domination. (...) →