DSR Las Vegas Four-Wide Nationals Pre-Race Report

DSR Las Vegas Four-Wide Nationals Pre-Race Report

NHRA Four-Wide Nationals (Las Vegas I)
Pre-Race Report
NHRA Four-Wide Nationals
Event 4 of 24 (Las Vegas I)
The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway
Las Vegas, Nev.
April 6-8, 2018

 


Noteworthy:

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  • Don Schumacher Racing ‘doubled up’ winning in both Top Fuel and Funny Car at the 2017 event, marking the organization’s 300th victory
  • Jack Beckman enters the event fresh off of his first Funny Car victory of 2018 (Gatornationals)
  • Inaugural Las Vegas Four-Wide event
  • Beckman has had great success mastering the Charlotte Four-Wide with two wins and one runner-up finish
  • DSR-Owned Track Records:
    • Top Fuel, E.T.: 3.673-seconds, Schumacher (Las Vegas II, 2017)
    • Funny Car, E.T.: 3.854-secs, Beckman (Las Vegas II, 2017)
    • Funny Car, speed: 335.57-mph, Beckman (Las Vegas II, 2017)

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Funny Car:

JACK BECKMAN
Driver of the Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger R/T

NHRA Las Vegas I Event Highlights:
2016 No. 1 Qualifier
Made his NHRA debut at the 2005 event (Top Fuel)

2017 Las Vegas I Recap:
Qualified fifth; Quarterfinal finish (defeated Cruz Pedregon in E1; defeated by Jonnie Lindberg in E2)

Last event (Gainesville):
Qualified No. 1; Event champion (defeated Jim Campbell in E1, Del Worsham in E2, Shawn Langdon in E3, Matt Hagan in E4)

2018 Season Statistics:
Six round wins; ranked second in points

Career Statistics:
279 races; 27 wins; 24 No. 1 qualifiers

Notable:
Enters the event as the most recent Funny Car winner
Owns the Las Vegas Funny Car E.T. and speed records
E.T.: 3.854-secs, Las Vegas II, 2017
Speed: 335.57-mph, Las Vegas II, 2017
Career-best
Raced to his first professional victory (Funny Car) at the 2006 Fall event

Quotable:
“There are a hundred reasons to be excited about rolling into Vegas for this race. It’s the first time at The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway that we’ll have a four-wide event. I can’t wait to see the upgrades they’ve made to the track.

“The Infinite Hero team just came off of our first win of the year, a huge victory at the Gatornationals. It’ll be exciting to try and continue that momentum at Vegas.”

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