Lars Anderson: Funny car champion Jack Beckman on the most intense four seconds in sports - Sports Illustrated

Funny car champion Jack Beckman knows real intensity

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Jack Beckman says covering a quarter-mile in four seconds or less is the world's greatest thrill ride.

Jack Beckman says covering a quarter-mile in four seconds or less is the world's greatest thrill ride.

Cancer traatment cost Jack Beckman 30 pounds, but the disease failed to slow his racing career.

Cancer traatment cost Jack Beckman 30 pounds, but the disease failed to slow his racing career.

Quite an intense comfort zone it is.