Lloyd Beckman started his auto racing career in 1949. He quickly became a force to be reckoned with. He won the Nebraska Modified Racing Association Championship in 1960 and 1961 driving Bill Smith’s No. 4x modified sedan, winning 16 features in a row over those two seasons. When the NMRA converted to supermodifieds, Beckman adapted quickly to the new cars and won championships in 1964 with Smith, 1966 with Charlie Williams and Gary Swenson, 1968 and 1969 with Larry Swanson and 1971, again with Smith. In 1982 he won the Midwest Speedway Track Championship and retired after the 1983 season with the record for career wins at both Midwest Speedway in Lincoln and Eagle Raceway. Beckman was inducted into the Nebraska Auto Racing Hall of Fame in 1999.