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TASCA RACING TO COMPETE IN THE MENARDS NHRA TOPEKA NATIONALS

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Concord, NC (May 11th) – Tasca Racing is excited to announce they will be competing in the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, KS next weekend from May 19-21.

Gary Crossley Ford to sponsor Tasca again for the Topeka Nationals! “Todd Crossley, the owner of Crossley Ford, is a close friend of mine and I’m proud to represent his family and team back at the dealership out on the track. The number one question I get asked at the track is why Ford pulled out of NHRA racing. Truthfully, I really don’t know why; but I strongly believe they will come back. Right now, we have people, like Todd, who see the value in NHRA and want to help keep Tasca Racing and the Ford name out on the track. So, for all the Ford fans that will come out to the Topeka race to support me, there is no better Ford dealer in the area to buy your next vehicle from than Gary Crossley Ford.”

Tasca Racing continues to pick up steam as the season builds. “What a difference a year makes! Even though we are only a part time team for now, we have made big improvements in our performance! Last year at this time we were working hard to break back into the 3’s – now we’re close to breaking into the 3.8’s! It’s going to be great to go back to Topeka with the race car we have right now. Last year Topeka produced the fastest speeds ever in a funny car. I can’t wait to see what we can do this year!”

As one of the largest Ford dealers in the country and now a primary sponsor of a Nitro Mustang, Todd Crossly weighs in on NHRA Racing: “Last year was incredible. The turnout was amazing and the speeds were record setting! Having been both a racer and a race fan my whole life, it gives me great pride to be part of the team bringing a Ford Mustang back to the NHRA Mello Yello Series this season – and who better to drive than one of my best friends, Bob Tasca III. Drag Racing is a team sport, but it takes great sponsors like Mello Yello and Ford to produce a product worthy of our race fans. I’m optimistic that Ford will see the excitement that our participation is creating and work to increase their involvement in the near future.”

Fresh off their second race in Charlotte, Tasca is looking for more. Tasca III says, “We were very happy with our first two races. We qualified great in Charlotte running a 3.96 – 323mph run and we had a really good shot at winning that first round in Charlotte right up until my supercharger belt broke. With these first two races under our belt, my team has a lot of confidence going into Topeka. I know this is a big deal for Todd and his family and we really want to perform well.”

 

MEDIA Contact:

Tina Marques
Tasca Racing
Office: 401-681-1394
tmarques@tasca.com

TASCA RACING TO COMPETE IN THE NHRA FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS

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Concord, NC (April 17, 2016) – Bob Tasca III and his AutoAlert Ford Shelby Mustang will be representing Tasca Racing in the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in  Concord, NC from April 28-30 as part of the 2017 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

“It takes a lot of funding to field one of the Fuel Funny Cars. I couldn’t do it without all my key primary and associate sponsors. I’m excited to have all of my sponsors back for the 2017 season along with expanding my program to at least seven races this season!”

Tasca and AutoAlert are teaming up for two races in 2017. Bob is enthusiastic about the expanding partnership with the company, “We have a great partnership with AutoAlert. Their AlertMiner and One-to-One Intelligent Marketing has helped us grow our dealership business and, this year, we’ll be growing our motorsport’s program with them to two races. AutoAlert sponsored me last year in Chicago and they were blown away with the event. It’s great to be able to represent AutoAlert at two races this year: the Four-Wide event this month and Maple Grove in the fall.”

Bob and Tasca Racing are focused on picking up where they left off. “Last year was a great part-time season for our team. Nearly every run I made was a career best. We’ve been working hard this off-season to take our program to the next level, including making numerous enhancements to the race car. It took us a few runs in Gainesville to get everything dialed in, but Sunday morning we ran a strong run at 3.96 at 321mph! I have no doubt our team will be a contender whenever we enter a race!”

Tasca Racing is scheduled to compete in at least seven 2017 NHRA events. Primary sponsors for the seven races are AutoAlert (two races), TascaParts.com (three races), PPG (one race), and Gary Crossley Ford (one race).  Other key associate sponsors this season include BG, Nitro Fish, and Ameraguard.

AutoAlert CEO Mike Dullea commented, “We’re proud to sponsor a great racing team that has such a rich family heritage, a history of focusing on performance, and that shines a positive light on the automotive industry as a whole. Beginning with Bob Tasca, Sr., who successfully ran the family Ford business and went on to found Tasca racing, the history of this team is steeped in dedication to family, customers, and fans.”

 

MEDIA Contact:

Tina Marques
Tasca Racing
Office: 401-681-1394
tmarques@tasca.com

 

About Tasca Racing:
Now headquartered near Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Tasca Racing was founded in 1962 by legendary Ford dealer Bob Tasca, Sr. of Rhode Island. While most well-known for coining the term “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday”, Bob Tasca, Sr. is also widely recognized for helping bring Ford to the forefront of performance during the golden era of racing in the 1950’s and 1960’s with such vehicles as the 428 Cobra Jet. Today the Tasca performance heritage continues with the second and third generations of the family. Carl Tasca, Sr. (Bob’s son) drives the fastest Ford Cobra Jet in the country. Bob Tasca III (Bob’s grandson) pilots a 300 mph 10,000 horsepower Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car. See more at: www.tascaracing.com

 

About AutoAlert, LLC:

AutoAlert is the industry’s leading data-mining and trade-cycle management platform, focused on helping dealerships identify high-quality sales opportunities, increase gross margin, and improve customer retention. With its recent One-to-One Intelligent Marketing solution, clients now have access to a comprehensive, multi-channel marketing platform that leverages consumer data, as well as precision-targets their top opportunities with strategically-deployed communications, personalized URLs, and call tracking and monitoring. Offering real-time tracking and reporting, AutoAlert’s latest solution gives dealers the ability to communicate the right offer to the right customer at exactly the right time, resulting in increased sales. Additionally, the versatility of Pando, AutoAlert’s innovative communication and collaboration platform, significantly improves workflow and productivity throughout dealerships.

Founded in 2002 and a pioneer in equity mining and client engagement, AutoAlert continues to lead the market with its focus on delivering the best opportunities, reducing overall marketing and advertising expenses for dealers, and improving the customer experience. Visit www.autoalert.com to learn more about the latest solutions driving dealership growth.

 

About TascaParts.com

Tasca Parts Center is a U.S. owned and operated genuine OEM parts store built on over 60 years of automotive experience. TascaParts.com understands the importance of customer service, whether it is a simple repair item or a complex order. In addition to offering our customers exceptional customer service and wholesale pricing, TascaParts.com takes the frustration out of ordering parts online with a commitment to 100% order accuracy, Every order is manually reviewed by their trained automotive parts professionals to guarantee VIN-to-part accuracy. TascaParts.com offers fast order fill rate, and discounted shipping rates for all customers worldwide. They excel at international shipping and can ship any part ordered to any part of the world. The next time your car or truck needs original factory replacement parts, come visit TascaParts.com, or call us and our professional parts team will get you back on the road at a price that won’t break the bank. TascaParts.com – 800-598-1484.

 

TASCA RACING TO COMPETE IN THE ROUTE 66 NHRA NATIONALS

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Concord, NC (July 5, 2016)
– Bob Tasca III and his AutoAlert Ford Shelby Mustang will be representing Tasca Racing in the Route 66 NHRA Nationals in Joliet, IL from July 8-10 as part of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

One of the owners of AutoAlert (as well as an NHRA fan) is Steve Young, former NFL quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers and Pro Football Hall of Famer.

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When asked about AutoAlert’s sponsorship of Tasca Racing, Bob said that “Growing up as a kid Steve was a hero of mine. When we announced our sponsorship I told him ‘I rooted for you every Sunday, now you get to root for me!’ It’s going to be a lot of fun!

“We have been using AutoAlert’s product within our organization for many years. It’s exciting for me to be able to bring a new sponsor to the sport. Drag racing is a great platform for AutoAlert to engage their customer base and build brand awareness by leveraging one of the fastest cars on the planet!”

As for AutoAlert – they’re equally as enthusiastic to be a sponsor of one of the most well-known Funny Car racing teams within the past 12 years.

AutoAlert CEO Mike Dullea commented, “We’re proud to sponsor a great racing team with such a rich history of focusing on performance, heritage, and shining a positive light on the automotive industry as a whole. Beginning with Bob Tasca, Sr., who successfully ran the family Ford business and went on to found Tasca racing, the history of this team is steeped in dedication to family, customers, and fans.”

With his team’s confidence running high after making four of the quickest runs of his career in Epping, NH Tasca is looking to build on that performance. Bob Tasca III says, “When we ran 3.985 – 310mph right out of the gate in Epping, NH I knew we were going to have a great weekend. After four more runs in the 3’s we made a statement that our team can and will run with the best of the class. Running a part-time schedule can make it difficult to catch your stride but, after our performance in Epping, I believe we have as good a chance to win in Chicago as anyone else.”

MEDIA Contact:
Tina Marques
Tasca Racing
Office: 401-681-1394
tmarques@tasca.com

 

About Tasca Racing:
Now headquartered near Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Tasca Racing was founded in 1962 by legendary Ford dealer Bob Tasca, Sr. of Rhode Island. While most well-known for coining the term “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday”, Bob Tasca, Sr. is also widely recognized for helping bring Ford to the forefront of performance during the golden era of racing in the 1950’s and 1960’s with such vehicles as the 428 Cobra Jet. Today the Tasca performance heritage continues with the second and third generations of the family. Carl Tasca, Sr. (Bob’s son) drives the fastest Ford Cobra Jet in the country. Bob Tasca III (Bob’s grandson) pilots a 300 mph 10,000 horsepower Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car. See more at: www.tascaracing.com

 

About AutoAlert, LLC.
AutoAlert is the automotive industry’s leading data-mining and trade-cycle management platform helping dealerships identify high-quality sales opportunities, increase gross margin, and improve customer retention. Offering the industry’s only 24/7, complete 360° portfolio management solution, AutoAlert helps dealerships build long-term client relationships that compound sales, provide better customer service, and make more informed marketing decisions. Founded in 2002, AutoAlert pioneered the equity-mining campaign and a new client engagement methodology through innovative software, marketing, and training solutions. Visit www.autoalert.com to learn more about product capabilities and solutions that offer up-to-the minute consumer insights and drive dealership growth.

 

About PPG:
PPG was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass by Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn. Today, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, glass, and fiber glass. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability, and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.

TASCA RACING RETURNS EAST TO COMPETE IN NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS

TASCA RACING RETURNS EAST TO COMPETE IN NHRA NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS

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NHRA New England Nationals
New England Dragway Epping, NH
June 3-5, 2016

Concord, NC (May 30, 2016) – Tasca Racing is bringing Bob Tasca III and his PPG Ford Shelby Mustang back east to compete in the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, NH from June 3-5 as part of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.

PPG is back to support Tasca Racing. “My family has used PPG for many years. We share a great relationship. If it wasn’t for their support we would not be racing this event. I’m excited to not only run their colors but be able to host over 200 PPG customers and guest during the race weekend. PPG has always seen the value in NHRA Drag Racing and they get the most out of each event!” Says Tasca.

With his entire team’s confidence running high, Bob Tasca III says, “I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about entering any race. Leaving Topeka we are coming off three of the quickest runs of my career in just our second race of the season. We are really close to running at the top of the field!

“Running a part-time schedule can make it difficult to catch your stride but things have really come together for our team. We are in a great place entering the New England race.”

Tasca and his PPG Shelby compete in races around the country, but bringing it back east to New Hampshire – and closer to home – is clearly meaningful for Bob. “I love racing in New England. To be able to have so many friends and family get to experience the excitement of NHRA drag racing in their backyard makes for a fun weekend. I have so many memories racing at this track that I look forward to making a few more this weekend!”

Tasca has been racing since he was 16 years old. With this race in Epping, he can compete in front of his home crowd in his fastest car to date. Following this race, Tasca Racing takes it west to Illinois for the Route 66 NHRA Nationals near Chicago from July 7-10.

 

MEDIA Contact:

Tina Marques
Tasca Racing Office: 401-681-1394
tmarques@tasca.com

 

About Tasca Racing: Now headquartered near Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Tasca Racing was founded in 1962 by legendary Ford dealer Bob Tasca, Sr. of Rhode Island. While most well-known for coining the term “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday”, Bob Tasca, Sr. is also widely recognized for helping bring Ford to the forefront of performance during the golden era of racing in the 1950’s and 1960’s with such vehicles as the 428 Cobra Jet. Today the Tasca performance heritage continues with the second and third generations of the family. Carl Tasca, Sr. (Bob’s son) drives the fastest Ford Cobra Jet in the country. Bob Tasca III (Bob’s grandson) pilots a 300 mph 10,000 horsepower Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car. See more at: www.tascaracing.com

 

About PPG:

PPG was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass by Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn. Today, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, glass, and fiber glass. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability, and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.

 

About BG Products, Inc.

BG Products is committed to maintaining vehicles through high quality automotive maintenance services for fuel systems, engines, transmissions, brakes, power steering, cooling, battery, drive line and climate control systems. BG provides the highest quality chemistry, tools and equipment to dealership service centers, independent repair shops and fleet maintenance facilities that perform BG Automotive Maintenance Services. Visit www.bgprod.com for more information and www.bgfindashop.com to find an authorized BG service center near you.

 

About Nitro Fish Apparel:

Nitro Fish Apparel is owned and operated by Kenny Koretsky, a Pennsylvania-based businessman and longtime NHRA drag racer. Featuring a wide selection of T-shirts, hats, decals, die cast replicas and other memorabilia, the Nitro Fish Apparel line is available at trackside locations during select NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events or online at www.nitrofish.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TASCA RACING TO COMPETE IN THE NHRA NATIONALS IN TOPEKA

TASCA RACING TO COMPETE IN THE NHRA NATIONALS IN TOPEKA

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NHRA Kansas Nationals
Heartland Park Topeka Raceway, KS May 20-22, 2016

Concord, NC (May 16th) – Tasca Racing is excited to announce they will be competing in the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, KS this month from May 20-22.

“This is a special race for a number of reasons,” says Bob Tasca III. “The primary sponsor on my hot rod is Gary Crossley Ford, which is owned by Todd Crossley. Todd is a very close friend and is one of the new owners of Heartland Park Topeka Raceway. Todd is a fellow racer and has been a huge fan of Tasca Racing ever since I started. When Heartland Park went up for sale I knew it was Todd’s dream to own a race track and none better than one just around the corner from his Ford Dealership. I was thrilled when I heard he ended up with the track. And I know Todd; he will make Topeka into one of the premier race events in the country.”

Being a new track owner, one of the Largest Ford dealers in the country and now a primary sponsor of a Nitro Mustang Todd Crossly weights in on NHRA Racing, “It’s a dream come true to be able to have my own NHRA Funny Car running in the inaugural race at our track and who better to drive than one of my best friends, Bob Tasca III. Having been both a racer and a race fan my whole life, it gives me great pride to be part of the team bringing a Ford Mustang back to the NHRA Mello Yello Series this season.
Drag Racing is a team sport, but it takes great sponsors like Mello Yello and Ford to produce a product worthy of our race fans. I’m optimistic that Ford will see the excitement that our participation is creating and work to increase their involvement in the near future, says Crossley!”
Fresh off their first race in Charlotte Tasca is looking for more. Tasca III says, “We were very happy with our first race but my main reason for running Charlotte was to get ready for Topeka. I know this is a big deal for Todd and his family and we really want to perform well. It was great to get all the guys back together and into race mode. It was even better to be back in the seat! We ran a great first run at 4.10 – 313mph on Saturday morning.”

When asked what it’s going to be like to have something other than a Tasca Ford logo on his Hot Rod, Tasca III said, “Todd and I spoke just after the purchase of Heartland and we came up with a plan to run my car with a Gray Crossley Ford themed design. This is definitely a first for Tasca Racing to run another Ford dealer’s logos but I couldn’t think of a better dealer to promote in the Kanas City area than Gary Crossley Ford! They run a first class organization from top to bottom, family owned for multiple generations, and one of the largest Ford stores in the country. Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday has been a big part of our success in business and I know it will work just fine for the team at Gary Crossley Ford!”

TASCA RACING TO COMPETE IN 4 NHRA NATIONAL EVENTS

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TASCA RACING TO COMPETE IN 4 NHRA NATIONAL EVENTS
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Concord, NC (March 22nd ) – Tasca Racing is excited to announce they will be competing in four NHRA events starting with the Charlotte Four-Wide Nationals in April and then Topeka, Epping, and Chicago. With regard to the upcoming races, Bob Tasca III says, “I’m thrilled to have NewAutoParts.com back as the primary sponsor for the Four-Wide Event. We also have three other primary sponsors that I will be announcing soon for the remaining events.”

Looking forward to his return to the dragstrip, Bob III is happy to be answering the demands from NHRA Ford fans who want to see more Ford Funny Cars on the track.
“I get emails and see social media posts nonstop asking why Ford pulled out of NHRA Funny Car racing. I talk to the executives all the time and, trust me, the Ford family and many people within the company love the NHRA Ford fans. I firmly believe that one day they will come back and support their fans and their teams. Until then, the Tasca Family will do whatever we can to keep the passion alive for the Ford fans.”

The four upcoming races, Tasca Racing will be joined by sponsors BG Products and Nitro Fish.
“I’m excited to announce that BG is on board for all four races as an associate sponsor. BG is new to the sport of drag racing. We use BG products throughout our dealerships. They provide a tremendous value to our customers and I look forward to helping build the BG brand within the NHRA fan base.”

“Nitro Fish will also be on board for all four races as associate sponsor. Kenny Koretsky has developed a wild apparel line in the Nitro Fish brand and has helped many racers over the years with funding,” says Bob III. “Kenny is a long-time friend and I’m proud to be officially on the Nitro Fish Team!

Tasca will use Charlotte as starting point to build momentum for the 2016 season. “With limited funds it’s hard to find the budget to test. We’re focused on going to Charlotte to get our setup dialed in on Friday and Saturday. We have a lot of data from that track and I feel confident, come Sunday, we will have a car that can compete for the win!” states Tasca.

MEDIA Contact:

Tina Marques
NewAutoParts.com
Tasca Racing
Office: 401-681-1394
tmarques@tasca.com

 

NewAutoParts.com:
Founded by a team of OE parts and shipping professionals, Newautoparts.com understands the importance of customer service, whether it is a simple repair item or a complex order. In addition to offering our customers exceptional customer service and wholesale pricing, Newautoparts.com takes the frustration out of ordering parts online with a commitment to 100% order accuracy, fast order fill rate, and discounted shipping rates for all customers worldwide. Call us at 1-877-498-7278 or visit us at www.newautoparts.com for genuine OEM parts and accessories at prices that won’t break the bank.

 

BG Products, Inc.
BG Products, is committed to maintaining vehicles through high quality automotive maintenance services for fuel systems, engines, transmissions, brakes, power steering, cooling, battery, drive line and climate control systems. BG provides the highest quality chemistry, tools and equipment to dealership service centers, independent repair shops and fleet maintenance facilities that perform BG Automotive Maintenance Services. Visit: www.bgprod.com for more information and www.bgfindashop.com for a service center near you that performs BG services.

 

Tasca Racing:
Now headquartered near Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Tasca Racing was founded in 1962 by legendary Ford dealer Bob Tasca, Sr. of Rhode Island. While most well-known for coining the term “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday”, Bob Tasca, Sr. is also widely recognized for helping bring Ford to the forefront of performance during the golden era of racing in the 50’s and 60s with such vehicles as the 428 Cobra Jet. Today the Tasca performance heritage continues with the second and third generations of the family. Carl Tasca, Sr. (Bob’s son) drives the fastest Ford Cobra Jet in the country. Bob Tasca III (Bob’s grandson) pilots a 300 mph 10,000 horsepower NewAutoParts.com Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car. When Bob III is not involved with his race team, he works at the family dealership. The Tasca family is proud to say that “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” is alive and well within the Tasca team. See more at: www.tascaracing.com

 

About Nitro Fish Apparel:
Nitro Fish Apparel is owned and operated by Kenny Koretsky, a Pennsylvania-based businessman and longtime NHRA drag racer. Koretsky has driven both Top Fuel dragsters as well as Pro Stock in a career that dates back to 1976. He is the only driver to qualify both a Top Fuel dragster and a Pro Stock car in the same NHRA national event, a feat he accomplished in Phoenix in 1990. Koretsky, whose other business interests include trucking, land development, and a line of full-service car washes, purchased the Nitro Fish brand in 2004. He has since used the brand to help promote a number of racers including two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon, two-time Pro Stock motorcycle champion Matt Smith, 2010 NHRA Pro Stock motorcycle champion LE Tonglet and NHRA Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III among others. Featuring a wide selection of T-shirts, hats, decals, die cast replicas and other memorabilia, the Nitro Fish Apparel line is available at trackside locations during select NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events or online at www.nitrofish.com.

TASCA’S READY FOR THE NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS!

TASCA’S READY FOR THE NEW ENGLAND NATIONALS!

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Epping, NH (May 28th) – For NHRA fans in New England this is the race of the year! For Bob Tasca III being an all New England kid this is a race he could not miss! “I’m thrilled to be racing in the New England National event. There are so many Tasca / Ford fans in New England my family did not want to let them down. I have so many great memories racing in Epping my goal is to make a few more,” said Tasca!

Tasca is proud to announce PPG as the primary sponsor for the race. “The Tasca Family and the PPG family have been doing business together for over 35 years. PPG was one of my very first sponsors back in my Alcohol Funny Car days. They have also been instrumental in helping us grow our Body Shop business throughout our Automotive Group. We will soon be opening one of the largest collision centers in New England a 35,000 square foot state of the art Collision Center in Cranston, RI. It will be an honor to represent PPG on a National level in my Hot Rod,” said Tasca! Sponsors NewAutoParts.com, Nitro Fish and FireAde will also be back supporting Tasca. “NHRA drag racing offers a great marketing platform for sponsors. I has been great working with Nitro Fish, FireAde and NewAutoParts.com to leverage the best NHRA has to offer,” said Tasca.

MEDIA Contact:

Tina Marques
NewAutoParts.com / Tasca Racing
Office: 401-681-1394
tmarques@tasca.com

 

NewAutoParts.com:

Founded by a team of OE parts and shipping professionals, Newautoparts.com understands the importance of customer service, whether it is a simple repair item or a complex order. In addition to offering our customers exceptional customer service and wholesale pricing, Newautoparts.com takes the frustration out of ordering parts online with a commitment to 100% order accuracy, fast order fill rate, and discounted shipping rates for all customers worldwide. The next time your car or truck needs original factory replacement parts, come visit NewAutoParts.com, or call us and our professional parts team will get you back on the road at a price that won’t break the bank. www.newautoparts.com – 877-498-7278.

 

PPG:

Founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass by Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn and in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Today, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.

 

Tasca Racing:

Now headquartered near Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Tasca Racing was founded in 1962 by Legendary Ford dealer Bob Tasca, Sr., of Rhode Island, after he realized the incredible potential of “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday”. During drag racing’s infancy at age 16, Bob Sr. started his first job at a Ford dealership. He later opened his own Ford dealership at age 27. Seventy years later, Tasca Ford still exists, run by the second and third generations of the Tasca family. Bob Tasca III, grandson of Bob Sr., has led the racing branch of the family since 2008 as driver now of the NewAutoParts.com Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car. When Bob III is not involved with his race team, he works at the family dealership. The Tasca family is proud to say more than 50 years after Tasca Racing was founded, the phrase “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” is alive and well within the Tasca team. – See more at: www.tascaracing.com

 

About Nitro Fish Apparel:

Nitro Fish Apparel is owned and operated by Kenny Koretsky, a Pennsylvania-based businessman and longtime NHRA drag racer. Koretsky has driven both Top Fuel Dragsters as well as Pro Stock in a career that dates back to 1976. He is the only driver to qualify both a Top Fuel Dragster and a Pro Stock Car in the same NHRA national event, a feat he accomplished in Phoenix in 1990. Koretsky, whose other business interests include trucking, land development, and a line of full-service car washes, purchased the Nitro Fish brand in 2004. He has since used the brand to help promote a number of racers including two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon, two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith, 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion LE Tonglet and NHRA Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III among others. Featuring a wide selection of T-shirts, hats, decals, die cast replicas and other memorabilia, the Nitro Fish Apparel line is available at trackside locations during select NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events or online at www.nitrofish.com.

 

FireAde:

Fire Service Plus, Inc. established in 1998 by Ron Thames, President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 1984, Mr. Thames produces products that continue to revolutionize and change the firefighting industry. He has been awarded domestic and international patents and served on the U.S. President’s small business council in an advisory capacity. Fire Service Plus, Inc. is a recognized global leader that consistently surpasses industry standards. Manufacturing the most advanced, innovative and environmental friendly firefighting, tank cleaning and dust control products. These groundbreaking products have thirty years of pioneering research and development combined. Our products, under strict quality control are manufactured at the corporate facilities located in Fayetteville, Georgia. Fire Service Plus utilizes cutting-edge chemistry including trademarked green agent technology™ to deliver superior results. Fire Service Plus, Inc.; a family owned company that provides personal attention to our customers worldwide.

Fire Service Plus, Inc. supports a worldwide network of dealers with our state of the art offices and manufacturing facility. This advanced 22,000 ft.2 facility is capable of producing over 24,000 gallons of finished product daily. The storage capacity and inventory is in excess of 100,000 gallons. This inventory coupled with a 24 hour emergency response guarantees 100% customer support.

 

 

TASCA Set for Four Wide Nationals – Announces Additional Sponsors FireAde & Nitro Fish Apparel

TASCA Set for Four Wide Nationals –
Announces Additional Sponsors FireAde & Nitro Fish Apparel

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Concord, NC (March 24) – For NHRA fans the 4-Wide Nationals in Concord, NC is a must see race. Nowhere on earth can you see four Fuel Funny Car run side by side at speeds over 300mph! Tasca couldn’t be happier to be returning for his first race of the year at the country’s premier facility. “I’m really looking forward to getting back on the track and I’m thrilled to have Nitro Fish and FireAde on the side of my car. It was great to be back at the race shop last week. We were wrapping the car, the trailers and getting the Hot Rod ready for the race. I even stopped by the track to check out the new racing surface. The team at ZMax Dragway has done an incredible job with the racing surface. If the conditions are right you will see national records fall,” said Tasca.

 

With the additional sponsors of Nitro Fish and FireAde Tasca has all of the funding he needs to make a run at the winners circle at ZMax speedway. “It takes a lot of funding to field one of these machines and it’s great to have two more sponsors to help out. Kenny Koretsky has been a friend of mine for many years. He has developed a wild apparel line with Nitro Fish and when you’re at the races there is Nitro Fish apparel everywhere. Kenny has helped many racers over the years with funding and I’m proud to be official on the Nitro Fish Team! FireAde is an amazing product. We have sold the product for over a year on our online stores. I met Ron Thames the owner of FireAde through a mutual friend Roy Hill. He gave me a demonstration of his product and I was sold. In my profession fire can be a real problem but knowing the NHRA safari has FireAde on board gives all the drivers a little piece of mind. Time to go racing!!” said Tasca.

 

The 6th Annual NHRA Four-Wide Nationals will take place at Zmax Dragway in Concord, NC March 27th -29th. Funny Car will qualify at 2PM and 5PM on Friday and Saturday. Final eliminations will begin at 1PM on Sunday.

 

TV Coverage:

-03/28/15 Qualifying 8PM – 9:30PM (ESPN2)

-03/29/15 Eliminations 2PM – 5PM (ESPN2) LIVE

Follow Bob Tasca III:

-Twitter.com/tasca3

-Facebook.com/bobtascafanpage

 

MEDIA Contact:

Tina Marques
NewAutoParts.com
Tasca Racing
Office: 401-681-1394

tmarques@tasca.com

 

NewAutoParts.com:

Founded by a team of OE parts and shipping professionals, Newautoparts.com understands the importance of customer service, whether it is a simple repair item or a complex order. In addition to offering our customers exceptional customer service and wholesale pricing, Newautoparts.com takes the frustration out of ordering parts online with a commitment to 100% order accuracy, fast order fill rate, and discounted shipping rates for all customers worldwide. The next time your car or truck needs original factory replacement parts, come visit NewAutoParts.com, or call us and our professional parts team will get you back on the road at a price that won’t break the bank. www.newautoparts.com – 877-498-7278.

 

FireAde:

Fire Service Plus, Inc. established in 1998 by Ron Thames, President and Chief Executive Officer. Since 1984, Mr. Thames produces products that continue to revolutionize and change the firefighting industry. He has been awarded domestic and international patents and served on the U.S. President’s small business council in an advisory capacity. Fire Service Plus, Inc. is a recognized global leader that consistently surpasses industry standards. Manufacturing the most advanced, innovative and environmental friendly firefighting, tank cleaning and dust control products. These groundbreaking products have thirty years of pioneering research and development combined. Our products, under strict quality control are manufactured at the corporate facilities located in Fayetteville, Georgia. Fire Service Plus utilizes cutting-edge chemistry including trademarked green agent technology™ to deliver superior results. Fire Service Plus, Inc.; a family owned company that provides personal attention to our customers worldwide.

Fire Service Plus, Inc. supports a worldwide network of dealers with our state of the art offices and manufacturing facility. This advanced 22,000 ft.2 facility is capable of producing over 24,000 gallons of finished product daily. The storage capacity and inventory is in excess of 100,000 gallons. This inventory coupled with a 24 hour emergency response guarantees 100% customer support.

 

About Nitro Fish Apparel:

Nitro Fish Apparel is owned and operated by Kenny Koretsky, a Pennsylvania-based businessman and longtime NHRA drag racer. Koretsky has driven both Top Fuel Dragsters as well as Pro Stock in a career that dates back to 1976. He is the only driver to qualify both a Top Fuel Dragster and a Pro Stock Car in the same NHRA national event, a feat he accomplished in Phoenix in 1990. Koretsky, whose other business interests include trucking, land development, and a line of full-service car washes, purchased the Nitro Fish brand in 2004. He has since used the brand to help promote a number of racers including two-time NHRA Funny Car champion Tony Pedregon, two-time Pro Stock Motorcycle champion Matt Smith, 2010 NHRA Pro Stock Motorcycle champion LE Tonglet and NHRA Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III among others. Featuring a wide selection of T-shirts, hats, decals, die cast replicas and other memorabilia, the Nitro Fish Apparel line is available at trackside locations during select NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events or online at www.nitrofish.com.

 

 

Tasca Racing: Now headquartered near Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Tasca Racing was founded in 1962 by Legendary Ford dealer Bob Tasca, Sr., of Rhode Island, after he realized the incredible potential of “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday”. During drag racing’s infancy at age 16, Bob Sr. started his first job at a Ford dealership. He later opened his own Ford dealership at age 27. Seventy years later, Tasca Ford still exists, run by the second and third generations of the Tasca family. Bob Tasca III, grandson of Bob Sr., has led the racing branch of the family since 2008 as driver now of the NewAutoParts.com Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car. When Bob III is not involved with his race team, he works at the family dealership. The Tasca family is proud to say more than 50 years after Tasca Racing was founded, the phrase “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” is alive and well within the Tasca team. – See more at: www.tascaracing.com

 

TASCA’S BACK FOR THE FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS!

TASCA’S BACK FOR THE FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS!

It’s been a long cold winter in New England but Bob Tasca III has been hard at work rounding up sponsors to run a limited schedule for the 2015 season. Tasca announced at the end of the 2014 season he was going to run a limited race schedule and be back in a Ford! Tasca is very pleased to announce NewAutoParts.com will be the primary sponsor for the Four-Wide Nationals.

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Bob Tasca III – Driver, NewAutoParts.com – Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car Answers The Top Questions He Received From Fans During The Off Season:

 

WHY DID FORD PULL OUT OF DRAG RACING? “I have received thousands of comments from fans expressing their confusion and disappointment about Ford dropping their funny car support. My opinion of what took place is simple the head of Ford racing has very little interest in drag racing. As a result the message that got to the top of the house within Ford’s senior management was Drag Racing was no longer a good fit for their future marketing strategy. Well, we couldn’t disagree more. NHRA has seen growth in TV ratings, attendance and strong investment from Toyota, Dodge and now GM. Not to mention the hundreds of thousands of Ford fans that supported Ford within the sport for more than 60 years! It was a mistake and I believe down the road the senior management team within Ford will realize that Drag racing is alive and well. However, my loyalty is with the Ford fans and the Tasca family will do what we can to maintain a significant Ford presence for all those loyal Ford fans of NHRA.”

 

HOW MANY RACES ARE YOU GOING TO RACE IN? “The support I have received from my fans has been amazing. I wish I could say I would race in all of them but finding sponsorships in this economy has not been easy. I’m planning on running in 3 or 4 events this season. Although, I believe our new Primary sponsor NewAutoParts.com will be well received within the NHRA community which could lead to more races. I was introduced to NewAutoParts.com about a year ago. I was so impressed with how they manage their operation that my family made a major investment in their business model. Currently NewAutoParts.com   sells new Original Factory Replacement parts for FORD, GM, HUMMER, CHRYSLER, DODGE, JEEP, MAZDA, VOLVO, LINCOLN and NISSAN with more Brands coming soon! NewAutoParts.com offers competitive prices, unparalleled customer service and fast discounted worldwide shipping services for all their customers genuine parts needs. The best way to see me at more races is to purchase your new original parts from NewAutoParts.com.”

 

TELL US ABOUT YOUR TEAM. “I’m blessed with some of the hardest working guys I know. When Ford announced they were pulling out of NHRA drag racing I told everyone on my team all they had to do was move to Rhode Island and they had a job waiting for them. All my key guys stayed with me. Now not only are they going to help me win on the race track but they are helping my family win back at the dealership. My car chief since day one Tom Leskovan will be overseeing the operation at the track and assisting me in tuning the car. I have always wanted to get more involved with the tuning of the car and now I have the chance. I’m not sure what I’m more excited about getting back in the seat or assisting with the tuning decisions.”

 

WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING MOST FORWARD TO AT THE FOUR-WIDE NATIONALS? “I’m looking forward to getting back out there seeing the fans being around the racers. Those are the two things you miss the most the fans and racers, they become part of your family. As for the race we have the best parts, I have a great team to work on my Shelby Mustang and as long as I didn’t forget how to drive you just might see the NewAutoParts.com Shelby Mustang in the winner’s circle.”

 

MEDIA Contact:

Tina Marques

NewAutoParts.com
Tasca Racing

Office: 401-681-1394
tmarques@tasca.com

 

NewAutoParts.com:

Founded by a team of OE parts and shipping professionals, Newautoparts.com understands the importance of customer service, whether it is a simple repair item or a complex order. In addition to offering our customers exceptional customer service and wholesale pricing, Newautoparts.com takes the frustration out of ordering parts online with a commitment to 100% order accuracy, fast order fill rate, and discounted shipping rates for all customers worldwide. The next time your car or truck needs original factory replacement parts, come visit NewAutoParts.com, or call us and our professional parts team will get you back on the road at a price that won’t break the bank. www.newautoparts.com – 877-498-7278.

 

Tasca Racing:

Now headquartered near Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Tasca Racing was founded in 1962 by Legendary Ford dealer Bob Tasca, Sr., of Rhode Island, after he realized the incredible potential of “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday”. During drag racing’s infancy at age 16, Bob Sr. started his first job at a Ford dealership. He later opened his own Ford dealership at age 27. Seventy years later, Tasca Ford still exists, run by the second and third generations of the Tasca family. Bob Tasca III, grandson of Bob Sr., has led the racing branch of the family since 2008 as driver now of the NewAutoParts.com Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car. When Bob III is not involved with his race team, he works at the family dealership. The Tasca family is proud to say more than 50 years after Tasca Racing was founded, the phrase “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” is alive and well within the Tasca team. – See more at: www.tascaracing.com

Tasca Optimistic 2013 Changes, Top 10 Speeds at Test Will Lead to Success in Seventh NHRA Mello Yello Season

DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 5, 2014—Bob Tasca III is confident that last year’s mid-season clutch and setup changes and top 10 runs in the pre-season test last month in Palm Beach, Fla., will equate to a strong, maybe even championship-caliber, showing in his seventh season on the NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car circuit. The green light goes on this weekend at the Circle K NHRA Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.

The owner/driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang said he wasn’t happy with his car’s performance in the early part of 2013, which led to changing his clutch manufacturer and going to a different set up for first Las Vegas race.

“It took us a little while to put all the pieces together and it really all came together for us in Chicago when we were the first Ford in the threes with a 3.988 and only the third car to do that in Funny Car history,” Tasca said. “We really hit our stride on the West Coast swing and were the No. 1 point-getter during that part of the schedule, reaching the finals in Denver and Seattle.”

Tasca admits that later in the season things didn’t go his team’s way and that, along with the time it took to adapt to the changes, kept him out of the Countdown to the Championship playoffs. Not being in the title chase, however, afforded Team Tasca the luxury of real-world experimentation that allowed him to take the car off the truck at pre-season testing and post two top 10 times.

The Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang ran a 4.067-second lap with a top speed of 320.51 mph on the first day of testing, seventh fastest, and 4.084 and 314.39 on the final day, sixth fastest.

“It was the best opening test session we’ve ever had,” Tasca said. “Most of what we wanted to test worked as planned. We’re looking forward to building on that momentum in Pomona. I’m excited about the prospects for the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang Funny Car this season. Our goal is to win the championship.”

For live updates, follow the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang team on Twitter (MQL_Racing) and Facebook (click on the “Twitter” icon). Follow driver Bob Tasca III on Twitter at @Tasca3 and Facebook.

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Tasca Racing
Now headquartered near Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Tasca Racing was founded by legendary Ford dealer Bob Tasca Sr. in Rhode Island in 1962, after he realized the incredible potential of “Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday” during drag racing’s infancy. At 16 years old, Bob Sr. started his first job at a Ford dealership. He opened his own Ford dealership at 27. Seventy years later Tasca Ford still exists, run by the second and third generations of the Tasca family. Bob Tasca III, grandson of Bob Sr., has led the racing branch of the family since 2008 as driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car. When he’s not involved with his race team, Bob III works at the family dealership. The Tasca family is proud to say more than 50 years after Tasca Racing was founded, the phrase “Win on Sunday Sell on Monday” is alive and well within the Tasca team.