Norwalk: Jack Beckman Saturday report

BECKMAN BAGS NO. 3 IN NORWALK QUALIFYING NORWALK, Ohio (June 26, 2010) - Racing the Valvoline/Mail Terminal Services Dodge Charger Funny Car, Jack Beckman qualified No. 3 for the fourth annual NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio. The defending...

BECKMAN BAGS NO. 3 IN NORWALK QUALIFYING

NORWALK, Ohio (June 26, 2010) - Racing the Valvoline/Mail Terminal Services Dodge Charger Funny Car, Jack Beckman qualified No. 3 for the fourth annual NHRA Nationals in Norwalk, Ohio.

The defending event champion clocked in at 4.060 seconds at 310.27 mph in the cooler Friday night session. Earlier that day he posted a 4.229/294.05, good for No. 5 at the time.

He completed only one qualifying session on Saturday, recording a strong 4.204/291.38 in the heat of the day, then rain cancelled the second half of the final round before Beckman reached the starting line.

"Strange weekend," said Beckman. "Friday night our 8:00 p.m. session got postponed until 10:45 p.m. (because of track incidents). I don't think calling it 'spooky' is stretching it too much. I mean, it was dark out there and we ran well and ran great in the two daytime sessions. And we get up there for this final session and it gets rained out.

"But here is where we put ourselves in a great position. We didn't need to get that run. We've got great data for tomorrow and we're real confident that if it's cloudy and overcast or the sun's out we know how to go down the race track. We are definitely in shape for four round wins tomorrow."

Beckman faces Jim Head in the opening round of Sunday's eliminations.

-source: dsr

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Series NHRA
Drivers Jim Head , Jack Beckman