DSR St. Louis
Post-Race Report

Qualified: No. 8 (3.929 E.T. at 326.00 MPH)

The Results: E1: 4.523 E.T. at 185.28 MPH defeated by John Force 4.025 E.T. at 322.96 MPH

“Broken blower drive shaft. It’s the shaft behind the upper pulley that spins the rotors in the supercharger, and it snapped. Wow. We’re finding a lot of ways to lose right now and that’s the problem with the Countdown, you can’t have these stumbles. We had a wonderful first round car even when we were struggling in the middle part of the season, and now three first round losses in a row. Barring a miracle, we’re not going to be running for a championship, we’re going to be running for trophies at the next four races. We are going to stay and test tomorrow. This is devastating, there’s no way to spin this and say ‘gee we’re going to make the best of this.’ We’re going to do the best we can from here on out, but it’s a gut punch to get two first round losses to open up the Countdown. We’ll run our car tomorrow, we’ll try some things that we think might give us a benefit and now we’re in a situation where not only do we have to win the next couple of races, we have to rely on four or five other cars losing first or second round. It’s not impossible, but we’re going to just control our own destiny at this point.”

Countdown to the Championship Ranking: No. 9

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October 2018 - Races

October 2018 - Races

October 4-7
AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals
Texas Motorplex
Ennis, TX

October 12-14
NHRA Carolina Nationals
zMAX Dragway
Concord, NC

October 25-28
NHRA Toyota Nationals
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, NV


Introducing the 2018 Infinite Hero Foundation Challenge Coin - a tribute to Terry Chandler

About the 2018 IHF Tribute Coin
Introducing the 2018 Infinite Hero Foundation Challenge Coin - a tribute to Terry Chandler

Since the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car hit the track at the sixth event of the season near Houston in April 2014, Beckman has been the pitchman for educating the NHRA community on the foundation and cultivating funds via the sale of Infinite Hero challenge coins.


About Jack Beckman

…overjoyed at the fact that I am now in my twelfth year of remission, have a gorgeous wife and two perfect children, and have the job that I’d always dreamed of.

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About Jack Beckman
Survivor's Story

Survivor's Story

Driving a 330+mph Top Fuel dragster isn’t the most courageous thing Jack Beckman has ever done. In fact, it isn’t even a close second.

In 2003, Beckman achieved a life long dream when he won the NHRA Lucas Oil Super Comp national championship. However, his celebration was short lived as he soon began experiencing health problems that were ultimately diagnosed as high grade level 3B lymphoma, a cancer that had invaded his body from
hip to neck.

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2018 Event Calendar

The 10 month, 24-race schedule travels coast-to-coast from February through November.



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