INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 27, 2013—Bob Tasca’s strategy for the “Big Go” of the U.S. Nationals at Indianapolis is pretty simple – pick up every point he can to stay in the top 10 and keep his hopes for the 2013 NHRA Mello Yello Series championship title alive.
Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car team are currently ninth in the standings, locked in a fierce points battle with two other Ford drivers – No. 8 Tim Wilkerson, who’s 46 points ahead of Tasca, and Robert Hight, who at No. 9 is a mere four points behind him. Outside looking in is Del Worsham.
“We control our own destiny,” Tasca said. “It would’ve been nice to be locked in by now, but in the last four races we’ve been as competitive as any car out there. We’ve got to roll into Indy and bring our A-game and get the job done. That’s the bottom line. That’s putting ourselves in the position to win the race and then the championship.”
Qualifying from Indianapolis will air on ESPN2 from 1-6 p.m. ET Sunday, September 1, with the race on noon to 6 p.m. ET Monday.
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 team.