Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Suffers Break in Round 1 Loss to Robert Hight

SONOMA, Ca., July 29, 2012–Bob Tasca III stayed ninth in the NHRA Full Throttle Series point standings after a loss to Ford teammate Robert Hight at Raceway in Sonoma, but the points weren’t what Tasca was thinking about Sunday morning.

Instead, Tasca was thankful for the safety features on his Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang that prevented him from being injured after the input shaft on his Funny Car broke in round one.

“At this point, I’m not even looking for good luck on Sunday,” Tasca said. “I just don’t want to have any bad luck. We were on a great run. We would’ve given Robert a great race. We knew he was going to go out there and run strong, but the bottom line is we stay in the top 10. We don’t lose any ground on the field as we head into Seattle.

“We had a very consistent race car this weekend. We made four full pulls down the race track and had that input shaft not broken, who knows what would’ve happened in that first round? It was nice to see a Ford move on. We just wish it was our Ford.”

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