In this photo provided by NHRA, Jack Beckman powers his Funny Car down the track during the first day of qualifying, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals

 

              In this photo provided by NHRA, Jack Beckman powers his Funny Car down the track during the first day of qualifying, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals
In this photo provided by NHRA, Jack Beckman powers his Funny Car down the track during the first day of qualifying, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012, for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals drag races in St. Louis/ Beckman is the provisional No. 1 qualifier. (AP Photo/NHRA, Teresa Long)