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2010 IHRA Sportsman Driver of the Year Michael Beard

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Duct Tape Race Team
Duct Tape Race Team
To those of you who know who Michael Beard is, you should know that he has been announced IHRA Sportsman Driver of the Year for 2010. To those of you who don't know who he is, I suggest you check out the amazing year he has been having for the Duct Tape Race Team.
2010 IHRA Sportsman Driver of the Year Michael Beard
2010 IHRA Sportsman Driver of the Year Michael Beard


Now that the infamous Volare is out of commission for the season, Beard is driving a 1974 Plymouth Duster as a backup. Beard has driven behind the wheel of a few different cars this season including Jeff Ross' Dodge Avenger to the winners circle at the Summit Racing All-stars event at the IHRA World Finals.

Over the Halloween weekend, Beard drove the Duster to a, "career-best 1/8th mile time of 7.09 @ 96 mph on Saturday." Not bad considering he, "was among the last nine cars left standing on Sunday." Many plans still lie ahead for Beard for the few remaining events of 2010. Beard mentioned, "The Duck Tape Turismo will do battle at Coastal Plains Raceway in Jacksonville, NC on Saturday with two separate $5,000-to-win races on the line in the Fall Footbrake Frenzy II.

Sunday will be an "off" day, as Michael and Jill Beard celebrate their upcoming 2nd Anniversary (a day early)." Beard gave a special thanks to his sponsors including K&N filters in an interview after receiving recognition as the Sportsman Driver of the Year. Congratulations to the Duct Tape Team and Michael Beard for such amazing talent.

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