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.