Tasca, FordParts.com Funny Car Team Qualify Ninth, Take on Hagan in Round 1 in Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 15, 2012–Bob Tasca III qualified p9 on the strength of a 4.124-second pass at 307.09 mph he clocked in the FordParts.com Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car Friday at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte.

Tasca, driving the FordParts.com livery for the second and final time this season, faces Matt Hagan in round one of the O’Reilly Auto Parts NHRA Nationals Sunday at the “Bellagio of Drag Strips” in Concord, N.C.

“We’re ready to play spoiler in the Countdown to the Championship (playoffs),” Tasca said. “We qualified solidly in the field. This FordParts.com body brought us luck in Bristol with a No. 1 qualifier, so we have good history with it. We’ll see what we can do here in Charlotte tomorrow.”

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