Topeka: Jack Beckman Saturday report

BECKMAN'S CONSISTENT RUNS NET HIM NO. 4 IN TOPEKA QUALIFYING TOPEKA, Kan. (May 22, 2010) - Jack Beckman's string of solid passes netted him No. 4 in qualifying for the 22nd annual NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka, driving the ...

BECKMAN'S CONSISTENT RUNS NET HIM NO. 4 IN TOPEKA QUALIFYING

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 22, 2010) - Jack Beckman's string of solid passes netted him No. 4 in qualifying for the 22nd annual NHRA Summer Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka, driving the Valvoline/Mail Terminal Services Dodge Charger Funny Car.

Beckman's quickest pass of 4.113 seconds at 306.26, which he clocked in Friday night's cooler session, was preceded by a 4.197/286.25 (No. 2), and followed by today's 4.225/294.75 and 4.311/276.46 under 85-degree ambient temperatures, winds reaching 38 mph, and a track surface registering 115 degrees.

"We're doing great," said Beckman, whose car is tuned by Rahn Tobler. "This is eight runs in a row, going back to Atlanta (last event), that we have been down the drag strip. Every run we're getting data, and every run hopefully we're learning something that's going to help us for the war to win the championship.

"We were second, fourth and fourth quickest respectively in each session out there. In the last session we dropped a cylinder. But the great thing about making it down the track the first couple of runs is you can always try something when you know you're safely in the field. So, maybe we were a little bit over center on the fuel flow on that last run and it dropped a cylinder. That is so easy to fix.

"Bring on the heat, bring on the humidity, and bring on all the other Funny Cars tomorrow."

Beckman faces No. 13 qualifier Bob Tasca III in the opening round of Sunday's eliminations.

-source: dsr

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series NHRA
Drivers Jack Beckman , Bob Tasca III