Funny car champion Jack Beckman knows real intensity

Wednesday June 19th, 2013
Jack Beckman says covering a quarter-mile in four seconds or less is the world's greatest thrill ride.
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Cancer traatment cost Jack Beckman 30 pounds, but the disease failed to slow his racing career.
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Quite an intense comfort zone it is.

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