Posted: Saturday October 6, 2012 5:51 PM

Beckman sets national NHRA Funny Car record

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MOHNTON, Pa. (AP) - Funny Car title contender Jack Beckman set a national record en route to his fourth No. 1 qualifying position of the season Saturday in the Auto-Plus NHRA Nationals.

After a dominating performance Friday, Beckman powered his Dodge Charger to a time of 4.003 seconds in his first qualifying attempt Saturday. That was quick enough to certify his 3.989 effort from Friday as an NHRA national record. Beckman, who trails series points leader Ron Capps by 17 points, will earn a 20-point bonus if he hangs onto the record following the completion of Sunday's eliminations.

David Grubnic led the Top Fuel qualifiers, Jason Line topped the Pro Stock field, and Eddie Krawiec led in Pro Stock Motorcycle in the fourth of six events in the NHRA Full Throttle Countdown to the Championship.

 
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