Jack Beckman has track record in Funny Car qualifying

Jack Beckman raced to a track record performance to lead Funny Car qualifying Friday at the DENSO Spark Plugs NHRA Nationals.

Beckman, who is in position to earn his third No. 1 qualifying position of the season, powered his Dodge Charger to a track record time of 3.916 seconds at 322.88 mph in the day's final qualifying session at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway.

Beckman opened qualifying in 11th after his car lost traction early in the run. Qualifying continues Saturday to set the lineups for Sunday's eliminations.