Reflecting On A Strong Year For Don Schumacher Racing

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Jack Beckman celebrates his Funny Car victory in the U.S. Nationals on Sunday. (NHRA Photo)
Jack Beckman celebrates his Funny Car victory in the U.S. Nationals this year. (NHRA Photo)

Celebrating the final year of the Chandler family ‘giving car’ program

Jack Beckman kicked off the 2020 NHRA season by racing the Doug Chandler-sponsored Infinite Hero Foundation Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Funny Car to the winner’s circle at the first race of the year, igniting what would become an undefeated season for DSR’s Funny Car program. Aboard the MD Anderson Dodge, Tommy Johnson Jr. doubled-down on Beckman’s triumph by driving his Chandler family car to victory at the very next event in Phoenix, earning a win for the renowned cancer research and treatment center during only his second race bannering the cause.

Between the two of them, Beckman and Johnson won more than half of the 2020 Funny Car Wally trophies, earning six wins for the Chandler family over the course of the season. Both drivers were in the hunt for the 2020 series championship through the final day of the year, capping off an incredible seven-year run of the ‘giving car’ program, which included fundraising campaigns, trackside programs, and national exposure for the Infinite Hero Foundation, MD Anderson, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation.