Tasca Qualifies 13th, Faces Cruz Pedregon in Round 1 at Bandimere Speedway’s Mile-High Nationals

DENVER, July 21, 2012–It’s lucky No. 13 for Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car team, who drew Cruz Pedregon as a round-one opponent at Bandimere Speedway with their 4.386-second pass at 275.28 mph in qualifying.

Like Tasca, Cruz is embroiled in the every-point-counts mid-pack fight for NHRA Full Throttle Series point positions with the cutoff for the Countdown to the Championship playoffs rapidly approaching.

After tomorrow, four more races remain for drivers to crack the top 10 in points and therefore keep their 2012 championship title hopes alive.

Tasca rebounded from fuel line issues Friday with two decent passes under in the heat on Saturday.

“This race track throws the crew chiefs for a loop,” Tasca said. “It’s a completely different set-up then we run anywhere else in the country. On Friday we struggled with a fuel pump issue that we finally figured out after qualifying. We’re going to need to bring our A-Game. We’ve got a tough competitor with Cruz Pedregon. It’ll be a monster match-up in round one, but this Motorcraft/Quick Lane team will be ready.”

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 III on Twitter at @Tasca3 and Facebook.

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