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Doug Chandler’s
Infinite Hero Foundation

Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Funny Car

Doug Chandler’s
Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
Funny Car

Biography

JACK BECKMAN

Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car


ABOUT JACK

• Residence: Norco, Calif.
• Hometown: Granada Hills, Calif.
• Date of birth: June 28, 1966
• Wife: Jenna
• Children: Jason, Layla 
• Height/weight: 6-foot-0, 185 pounds
• Hobbies: surfing, automotive mechanics
• On the Internet: twitter.com/fastjackbeckman, facebook.com/fastjackbeckman, Instagram/fastjackbeckman_fc

RACING

• Category: NHRA Funny Car
• Sponsor/car: Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat sponsored by Doug Chandler
• Crew chiefs: Dean Antonelli and John Medlen
• Team owner: Don Schumacher
• NHRA world championships 2 (Funny Car 2012, Super Comp 2003)
• NHRA professional event titles: 31
• NHRA professional final rounds: 65
• Career No. 1 qualifying positions: 27
• Career best elapsed time: 3.825 second (Pomona 2, 2016)
• Career-best speed: 335.57-mph (Las Vegas 2, 2017)

NOTABLE

• Owns two NHRA world championships: Funny Car in 2012 and Sportsman Super Comp in 2003
• On May 2, 2013, was presented with the U.S. Air Force Wall of Achievers honor in Enlisted Heritage Hall at Gunter Annex of Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Ala. Heritage Hall presents tributes to enlisted men and women who have contributed to the growth and development of the United States Air Force. Among former enlisted airmen receiving the honor including President George W. Bush, Brigadier General Chuck Yeager, singers Johnny Cash and Gene Autry, actor Charlton Heston and comedian Flip Wilson.
• The City of Norco, Calif., presented Beckman with the Key to City on Aug. 10, 2013, and declared the day “Fast Jack Beckman Day” to honor its resident for racing accomplishments and work as a national spokesman for the Chemotherapy: Myths or Facts campaign.
• Has been licensed in 12 different NHRA competition categories
• Consultant for Frank Hawley’s NHRA Drag Racing School where he taught more than 7,000 students
• Former sergeant in U.S. Air Force
• Cancer survivor

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The Latest From Jack

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Apparently the dining room light that was here when we moved in - back in 2009- had reached its expiration date. Cindy bought Jenna a new lamp that supposedly came with "free installation". I should have seen this coming! https://t.co/dg2lWuhWrp
Now that I have the hardware to convert the cockpit simulator brake to match our current racecar, I got to work with Mr. @LincolnElectric, my favorite welder & my cutoff wheel. Once I figure out how to mount the steering wheel, I'll be ready to make race car sounds to myself. https://t.co/uLKAAC6L3A
AFTER Jason helped replace a wheel on Layla's roller cart, & a bicycle inner tube, THEN he got his reward. Chris & Gary Southern along w/Nostalgia crewchief John Wurtz, got Jason out on the dirt 4 some go-kart fun. It was an awesome time to be a dad. I got in some laps as well! https://t.co/721CblrPoi
Yes, we social-distanced at the beach (NOBODY gets near me in the water...I can't steer too well!). Yes, we took the kids for frozen yogurt and practiced safety there, too. Although, it's very hard sucking yogurt through my mask! https://t.co/WiF3HanuRl
Everyone may (rightfully) think I'm crazy for spending two months -and counting- going through old Drag Racing publications. Well, the payoff is about to start! I've been filming in my secret studio (yeah, the garage) for hours, and I hope you enjoy the results... https://t.co/nLtuaRfmK2
My wife’s car was in the shop so I let her drive the Hellcat to make a 40-mile trip. She mentioned how smooth the car was, once noticing she was going 90 on an uncrowd section of interstate, and having to slow way down. Apparently she didn't know about the "tattletale feature". https://t.co/BpMVA4qDUE
@LicataTom Hell, I just forgot how to get in the darn thing! Not only did the sim. get some rust...so did the driver!
I'm doing my best to stay sharp, and trying to make my simulator as lifelike as possible, but Jason is about 331mph slower than the real thing...maybe he should wear shoes next time! https://t.co/V3z5UpxP6k

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