Tasca, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team Hungry for More after Runner-up Finish in Las Vegas

CONCORD, N.C., April 12, 2012–A runner-up finish makes a competitive driver hungry, so it’s no surprise Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car team are looking for a win this weekend at the NHRA 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway.

Tasca comes to Charlotte fresh off of a runner-up finish in Las Vegas, where an all-Ford final saw Robert Hight win his third-consecutive Wally. Tasca just missed winning at zMAX last year, where he runnered-up at the 4-Wide race.

Momentum is high in the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing pit.

“We’re riding high going into the 4-Wide Nationals but I always try to take Bob Glidden’s advice not to let the highs get too high or the lows get too low,” Tasca said. “We’ll stay on an even keel and go to Charlotte ready for anything.”

After taking first-round losses at the first three races of the NHRA Full Throttle Series, Tasca won his first, second and third rounds of the year in one race – the first for Crew Chief Dickie Venables, Tasca’s longtime friend who joined sitting crew chiefs Chris Cunningham and Marc Denner at the controls just in time for the trip out west.

The chemistry was instant, the three gelled and are now one team with one mission, to win those close races that have so often gone in the opposing teams’ favor.

“(Dickie) balances out the personalities of Chris Cunningham and Marc Denner and really brings that new dimension to the team,” Tasca said. “It’s been great to watch them all work together and talk about the new ideas Dickie has. We’re all excited now about seeing what our Motorcraft/Quick Lane team can do.

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