Las Vegas: Jack Beckman preview

BECKMAN CARRIES MOMENTUM INTO VEGAS LAS VEGAS (April 1, 2009) - After reaching the Funny Car final round for the first time this season last Sunday in Houston, "Fast" Jack Beckman is ready to carry that momentum into the NHRA Nationals at The ...

BECKMAN CARRIES MOMENTUM INTO VEGAS

LAS VEGAS (April 1, 2009) - After reaching the Funny Car final round for the first time this season last Sunday in Houston, "Fast" Jack Beckman is ready to carry that momentum into the NHRA Nationals at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this weekend.

Driving the Valvoline/Mail Terminal Services Dodge, Beckman now has five round wins under his belt and is moving up in the point standings. He's in sixth place and more than encouraged by his and the team's performance as he anticipates a strong run in Vegas.

"It's exciting to carry the momentum," said Beckman, the Las Vegas 2 champion. "It's awesome when you have a good weekend to get right back in the car the next week. And I think (crew chiefs) Johnny (West) and John (Collins) have a lot more confidence right now. I think Johnny is going to seriously tune this thing up for Vegas.

"We have a chance to go out there in a few days and start running again, and I think we've got our consistency back, and once the Valvoline/MTS Dodge got consistent, remember what happened last year." He went on to win two more times in 2008 (after his earlier Phoenix victory) in six final rounds.

"We love coming to Vegas. The city takes very good care of us, including the Stratosphere Hotel and Casino, where we'll be signing autographs on Thursday from 5-7 p.m., and Integrity Dodge, who's providing us vehicles for the third straight year this weekend. With such great support, it's a joy to visit Vegas!"

Mail Terminal Services will continue its popular "Mail From Home" campaign in 2009, supporting the U.S. troops serving in the war zones. In the past two NHRA seasons the campaign has sent over 195,000 post cards overseas signed by fans and supporters at each NHRA national event with messages of support for the troops, along with numerous NHRA National Dragster issues and other automotive magazines. Photos of cars and drivers were also included.   In 2009 the "Mail From Home" program has been challenged to exceed the previous records of cards distributed to hit a 120,000-card record for one season.

-credit: dsr

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