Tasca Runs Second-Quickest Lap of the Weekend, Loses Close First-Round Matchup with Courtney Force at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 15, 2013—Bob Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang team ran their second-quickest lap of the weekend in a first-round loss to Courtney Force at zMAX Dragway.

Tasca drove to a clean 4.119-second pass at 312.42 mph to Force’s 4.094 at 313.95. The team now heads to Texas Motorplex, south of Dallas, where they won last year.

“We knew it would be a tough first round with Courtney,” Tasca said. “We’re disappointed, but we have a lot to focus on tomorrow and then we leave for Dallas to see if we can defend our win there.”

Tasca qualified p13 with a 4.113 at 302.41.

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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 team.

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