NHRA: Torrence, Beckman and Line Bank No. 1 Qualifiers; Lead Fields Into Las Vegas Eliminations

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LAS VEGAS — official series release — NHRA photo — Following the final two rounds of qualifications, Steve Torrence (Top Fuel), Jack Beckman (Funny Car) and Line (Pro Stock) claimed No. 1 qualifying positions and will lead their classes into Sunday’s noon eliminations at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. In Top Fuel, Torrence held on to the …

NHRA: Beckman Hits Record Run; Torrence & Line Also Lead Day One Qualifying in Las Vegas

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LAS VEGAS – official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman raced to a track record performance to lead Funny Car qualifying Friday at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Jason Line (Pro Stock) also were qualifying leaders in their categories at the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series event. Beckman, who is in …

NHRA: Force Finds Speed in Friday Drills; Beckman, Line & Krawiec Also Top Early Gainesville Fields

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. – official series release — NHRA photo — Brittany Force raced to the qualifying lead in Top Fuel at the Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals on Friday. Jack Beckman (Funny Car), Jason Line (Pro Stock) and Eddie Krawiec (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were qualifying leaders at the third of 24 events in the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag …

NHRA: Beckman Looking to Record Pair of Firsts During Amalie Motor Oil NHRA Gatornationals

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman has not yet won during the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season — though there’s hardly reason for concern through only two events — and has yet to record a victory at Gainesville Raceway in his standout Funny Car career. But with all that in mind, …

NHRA: Fast Jack Strikes in Pomona; Beckman Bags No. 1 Qualifying Effort at Winternationals

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POMONA, Calif. – official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman picked up right where he left off last season by racing to the No. 1 qualifying position in Funny Car Saturday at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona. Steve Torrence (Top Fuel) and Greg Anderson (Pro Stock) also will lead their categories into …

NHRA: Infinite Hero Returning to Sponsor ‘Fast Jack’ Beckman Again in 2016

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BROWNSBURG, Ind. – official team release — NHRA photo — Fourteen months ago, Jack Beckman wasn’t certain he’d be driving a Funny Car in the 2015 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. Don Schumacher Racing was working to secure a sponsor for his 2015 Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car when New Mexico’s Terry Chandler, a longtime support of DSR and …

NHRA: Clash of the Titans; Funny Car Title Tilt Comes Down to Worsham & Beckman in Pomona

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POMONA, Calif. – official series release — NHRA photo — The last time Del Worsham needed an impressive performance at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona to win a world championship, he claimed a thrilling victory to win his first Top Fuel title. With his first Funny Car world championship up for grabs at this weekend’s 51st annual Auto Club NHRA …

NHRA: Beckman Looking to Finish Storybook Season in Style; Seeks Eighth 2015 Win in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman has put together a storybook season in what has turned into one of the most thrilling years in NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Funny Car history. But for the Funny Car standout to have an ending he can celebrate, Beckman knows he will need to turn in …

NHRA: Beckman, Lucas, Enders and Savoie Score First-Career U.S. Nationals Victories at Lucas Oil

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CLERMONT, Ind. — official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman completed a sweep of the weekend in Funny Car with his victory on Labor Day Monday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Morgan Lucas (Top Fuel), Erica Enders (Pro Stock), and Jerry Savoie (Pro Stock Motorcycle) also were winners at the world’s most prestigious drag race and the …

NHRA: Beckman Storms to $100,000 Payday; Wins Funny Car Portion of Traxxas Nitro Shootout

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CLERMONT, Ind. – official series release — NHRA photo — Jack Beckman earned a $100,000 payday with his victory in the Traxxas Nitro Shootout for Funny Car Sunday at the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. Beckman, the 2012 world champ, claimed the victory with a winning performance of 4.051 seconds at 309.06 mph, defeating Robert Hight in the final of the …