After that quick fix, Beard drove through seven rounds of eliminations and finished in the quarterfinals. Three days of racing saw winners crowned with a total purse of $70,000. Beard earned accolades in the Run for the Money, where he tied with two other drivers for a share in the cash. He lost out in the $50,000 main prize by the end of the second round.
In the feature, Beard defeated Tim Clinton’s Chevelle in the semifinals and took home $10,000. “We were running around so fast that I didn’t have time to think about anything,” said Beard. “When the last win light came on, it was unbelievable.”
Beard’s 1980 Plymouth Volare is powered by a Mopar 360 Magnum crate motor, tipping the scales at 3600 pounds to run in the J/CM (Crate Motor) class in stock eliminator. “We use K&N oil filters, K&N air filters and K&N valve breather covers,” said Beard. “I’m so happy to be able to win for a great sponsor like K&N Filters.”
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