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Funny Car driver Neff keeps title hopes alive

Updated: October 8, 2012, 6:45 PM ET
Associated Press

MOHNTON, Pa. -- Funny Car racer Mike Neff kept his championship hopes alive, racing to victory Monday at the rain-delayed NHRA Nationals at Maple Grove Raceway.

Neff won with a time of 4.030 seconds at 317.94 mph in a Ford Mustang to earn his fourth win of the season. Neff closed in on series leader Jack Beckman, who set a national record and advanced to the semifinals over the weekend.

Neff trails Beckman by 54 points as the tour heads to its final two stops in Las Vegas and Pomona, ...

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