Jack Beckman tops Funny Car qualifying

Updated: October 5, 2012, 7:57 PM ET
Associated Press

MOHNTON, Pa. -- Jack Beckman topped Funny Car qualifying Friday in the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals, the fourth event in the six-race NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship.

Coming off a victory Sunday in Madison, Ill., Beckman became the third driver in Funny Car history to dip into the 3-second range with a track-record run of 3.989 seconds at 320.58 mph in his Dodge Charger. If he can post a time during the rest of the weekend at 4.029 seconds or quicker, Beckman will certify the ...

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