Beckman gets his second win in three weeks

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Prior to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park in Englishtown, NJ, the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger team was winless. They watched their Don Schumacher Racing teammates enjoy the early success with Ron Capps winning five of the 10 races up until that point.

Jack Beckman, the pilot of this Funny Car, has won two of the past three races. Since winning the historic NHRA Summernationals in New Jersey, the team has turned things around.

Jack Beckman (Photo by the NHRA)

Jack Beckman (Photo by the NHRA)

Beckman picked up his 26th career win. He had a 4.073 at 311.85 mph in the final round against Robert Hight, before his car exploded and caught on fire at the 11th annual Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals at Summit Racing Equipment Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio.

Hight went 6.673 at 98.53 in his Auto Club of Southern California Chevrolet Camaro SS.

“We were consistently a bit off this weekend, but we are definitely happy to earn the victory this weekend,” Beckman said. “Now that we are getting down the track consistently, it keeps our opponents honest and that is definitely a formula we will continue to use for the rest of the season.”

This was Hight’s second final round of the season. However, it was Beckman’s fourth of the season.

Hight had the starting line advantage, before going up in smoke with the rear tires. Hight attempted to pedal it at least once, but the car went up in tire smoke again.

He then gave up the run to Beckman.

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