Jack Beckman raced to his first Funny Car victory of the season Sunday, beating Don Schumacher Racing teammate Ron Capps in the NHRA Summernationals at Heartland Park Topeka.
Beckman used a quicker reaction time to edge Capps in the final round, finishing in 4.158 seconds at 303.09 mph in a Dodge Charger. Capps had a run of 4.107 at 304.39.
Following the Las Vegas event in early April, Beckman and Capps switched cars and crews. Since then, Capps has been to four consecutive finals and Beckman struggled until this weekend
David Grubnic won the Top Fuel division, and Allen Johnson topped the Pro Stock field.
Grubnic edged Spencer Massey at the finish line for his third career victory and first since 2006. Grubnic had a run of 3.893 at 319.07, while Massey finished in 3.910 at 309.98.
Johnson raced to his second Pro Stock victory of the season and 11th of his career, powering past series points leader Greg Anderson in the final round. Johnson covered the distance in 6.587 at 210.54 in his Dodge Avenger. Anderson trailed at 6.696 at 210.21 in his Pontiac.
David Grubnic, 3.893 seconds, 319.07 mph def. Spencer Massey, 3.910 seconds, 309.98 mph.
Jack Beckman, Dodge Charger, 4.158, 303.09 def. Ron Capps, Charger, 4.107, 304.39.
Allen Johnson, Dodge Avenger, 6.587, 210.54 def. Greg Anderson, Pontiac GXP, 6.696, 210.21.