DEARBORN, Mich., Feb. 19, 2014 – After a strong Sunday showing in Pomona resulting in a semifinals appearance, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III is riding some momentum into the next stop on the NHRA Mello Yello Series, the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona.
“We are focused on a win in the desert,” said Tasca, who earned his Funny Car license at Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park. “The competition this year will be unmatched compared to any year that I have raced. You need to go deep into the day on Sunday consistently to give your team a shot at the championship when the end of the year rolls around.”
Tasca says his team made major strides while struggling to qualify in the opening week of the NHRA season. “We really got a handle on the balance of power-to-clutch ratio as the weekend went along,” he explained.
Tasca qualified for Sunday’s elimination rounds in Pomona on his final try with a run of 4.132 seconds at 311.20 mph. Wins over Cruz Pedregon and Ron Capps gave Tasca a semifinal appointment with eventual winner John Force.
“We were a little bit down on Friday and Saturday, but we came out swinging on Sunday,” Tasca said after the Winternationals. “I feel really good going to Phoenix.”
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Now headquartered near Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Tasca Racing was founded by Legendary Ford dealer Bob Tasca, St., 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.