BRISTOL, Tenn., June 13, 2013—The NHRA Mello Yello Series heads to the hills this weekend for the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals presented by Tri-Cities Ford Dealers and Bob Tasca can’t wait to see what his Ford can do there this year.
Tasca left Englishtown excited with a Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car that proved to carry over the consistency it showed in Topeka to Old Bridge Township Raceway Park.
Now it’s time for Bristol Dragway, where Tasca has led the way with field-pacing performances.
“Anytime you tend to qualify well, it’s going to be a place you love to race at,” Tasca said. “But when you come in with the best car you’ve had in three years, and put those things together, we have big expectations for Bristol.”
The beautiful facility and crowds only add to the draw for Tasca.
“I’m looking forward to getting back in the car, especially at Bristol,” Tasca said. “We’re all frustrated with being 11th in the points and we’re excited about how good we are right now. We’re focused on moving up the ladder.”
Watch qualifying from the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals from 7-9:30 p.m. ET Saturday, June 15, 2013 on ESPN2, and the race broadcast from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday.
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 on Twitter at @Tasca3 and Facebook.
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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 and Ford team.