Jack Beckman tops Funny Car field at Sonoma

Aug 2, 2015 9:36 PM by Ross Field

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - Jack Beckman won the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday for his second straight victory and fifth of the season, beating Tommy Johnson Jr. on Sunday in the Funny Car final.

Beckman had a 4.037-second run at 310.63 mph in a Dodge Charger to pull away from Johnson.

Beckman also received a 20-point bonus this weekend for setting the national elapsed-time record of 3.921 seconds. He earned 147 of 150 available points in the event.

Antron Brown won in Top Fuel, Chris McGaha in Pro Stock, and Eddie Krawiec in Pro Stock Motorcycle, marking the first time in NHRA history that all four No. 1 qualifiers also won the event.

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