Beckman claims final Funny Car at 2019 Auto Club Finals

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Infinite Hero Foundation Funny Car pilot Jack Beckman and his team won its second Wally of the season on Sunday. They also end the season on a high note at the Auto Club NHRA Finals at Auto Club Raceway at Pomona in Pomona, California.

Beckman defeated Robert Hight in the final round. The Norco, California driver was the only one, who made a full pass, in this final round, as he went 3.920 at 323.27 mph.

Infinite Hero Foundation Funny Car pilot Jack Beckman racing on Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals
Jack Beckman racing on Sunday at the Auto Club NHRA Finals (Photo by the NHRA)

“I’ve never won Funny Car at Pomona, so that was awesome,” Beckman said. “If you win at (the World Finals), the off-season is going to be fantastic. They’ve given me such a great race car lately, and finished a solid second, ended the year with a win and we’ve got a phenomenal car. Things are awesome right now. I’m feeling on top of the world, to be honest with you.”

Hight did not register a time. He did a half track burnout then, as he was backing up, his car died.

The John Force Racing President left the Funny Car in his lane, as he came out and went over the guard rail barrier to be away from the track.

Following the pass, Hight celebrated, as he won the Funny Car Championship.

Before this final round, Hight held a 28-20 advantage over Beckman. Hight also held a 10-3 advantage over Beckman in previous final rounds.

Beckman won for the second time during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series. He also won the Mopar Express Lane NHRA Nationals presented by Pennzoil at Maple Grove Raceway in Mohnton, Pennsylvania in September.

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