Jack Beckman has quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history for 3rd straight event

Jack Beckman had the quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history for the third straight event Saturday, powering his Dodge Charger to a 3.901-second pass in qualifying for the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Beckman also had fastest speed in NHRA history at 325.69 mph

Beckman, who posted a 3.921 at Sonoma, California, and a 3.912 in Kent, Washington, in the previous two events, will need to post a time of 3.940 seconds or quicker Sunday to certify the 3.901 as a national record — which carries a 20-point bonus.

NHRA canceled the final qualifying session because of persistent rain showers and the threat of a thunderstorm. Richie Crampton led Top Fuel qualifying, Shane Gray topped the Pro Stock field, and Andrew Hines was the fastest in Pro Stock Motorcycle.