Beckman has 3rd-quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history

BRAINERD, Minn. (AP) Jack Beckman had the third-quickest Funny Car run in NHRA history Friday in the Lucas Oil NHRA Nationals at Brainerd International Raceway.

Beckman, who also owns the top two quickest runs in the class, powered his Dodge Charger to a track-record 3.946 seconds at 324.75 mph in qualifying.

Shawn Langdon led the Top Fuel field, Shane Gray topped the Pro Stock class, and Andrew Hines took the Pro Stock Motorcycle lead. Langdon had a 3.749 at 321.35, Gray ran a 6.607 at 208.88 in Chevrolet Camaro, and Hines had a 6.937 at 190.54 on a Harley-Davidson.

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