"Fast" Jack Beckman, who so far this season in the NHRA POWERade Drag Racing
Series has driven the Mail Terminal Services Dodge Charger R/T Funny Car to two
victories in three final rounds and is third in the Countdown to Four
championship playoffs, will be honored this Saturday in downtown Cumberland,
En route to the Oct. 5-7 weekend's final event of the Countdown
to Four - the Torco Racing Fuels NHRA Nationals outside of Richmond, Va. -
Beckman, with wife Jenna and son Jason Russell, will visit his father Bob's
hometown, where he is expected to receive a proclamation from Mayor Lee Fiedler.
He will also be appointed an honorary citizen of Cumberland.
Beckman Recognition Day" will be held at the City's Town Center from 4-8 p.m. on
Oct. 6 and will include a display of competition and specialty automotive
"My uncle Ted (Beckman) must have been the hub in this whole
thing," said Beckman. "I think it was supposed to be a surprise initially, but
because our travel plans had changed, he had to make sure that I would be