DALLAS, Texas, Sept. 18, 2013—Bob Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Funny Car team are ready to head back to Texas Motorplex, where they drove to the winner’s circle in 2012.
“Whenever you go back to a track you won at, you always look forward to it,” Tasca said. “It brings back great memories. Last year that was the highlight of the season, and we need another highlight like that. We’ll be looking forward to heading back to the place we picked up our last trophy.”
Tasca fought hard for the Wally, the fourth of his Funny Car career, ultimately defeating runner-up Matt Hagan in a dramatic pedalfest in the final round. Tasca was awarded a cowboy hat from Wild Bill’s of Dallas – the track’s signature “trophy.”
“I love racing in Texas,” Tasca said. “I love the fans. It’s just a great market to be in. We’ll see if the magic can continue down in Texas.”
Qualifying from the Auto Club of Texas NHRA Nationals begins at 11:30 p.m. ET Saturday (Sept. 21, 2013) on ESPN News. Race coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET Sunday on ESPN2.
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.