Jack Beckman Bio File

Name: Jack Beckman

Age: 49

Height: 6 feet

Weight: 185 pounds

Hometown: Norco, California

Family: Wife, Jenna; son, Jason; daughter, Layla

Car: Infinite Hero Dodge Charger

Career Wins: 22

Championships: 2012 NHRA Funny Car, 2003 NHRA Super Comp

Fastest Speed: 326.63 mph

2015 Results: Leads teammate Matt Hagan 1,279 to 1,229 in points; has won five times; set NHRA official records for fastest Funny Car pass in each of the last three races, most recently a 3.921-second run at Brainerd, Minnesota

Notable: Cancer survivor, former U.S. Air Force sergeant, won first Funny Car title in fourth career start after making the switch in 2006, made pro debut at Las Vegas in 2005, named 2004 NHRA Division 7 Person of the Year, appeared in first NHRA national event in 1992, serves as consultant at Frank Hawley's Drag Racing School and has taught more than 7,000 students since 1998.