Tasca and Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing Reach Second Round at Route 66 Raceway

Joliet, Ill. – June 6, 2010 – After a solid qualifying pass on Saturday afternoon, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team were eager to start eliminations on Sunday morning. Unfortunately, their day was cut short during the second round.

Tasca entered Sunday’s eliminations in the fourth position where he would face the 13th qualifier Dale Creasy Jr. This was the pair’s first meeting in elimination rounds.

Tasca defeated Dale Creasy Jr., with a 4.201 second pass at 301.27 miles per hour. Creasy was first off the line but Tasca took the lead just before the 1,000 foot mark and advanced to the second round. Creasy ran a 4.272 second pass at 289.07 miles per hour. Tasca’s margin of victory was 0.0144 seconds, approximately six feet.

In the second round, Tasca faced Jack Beckman. Tasca was quicker out of the gate, but started smoking the tires around 200 feet and lost traction at 660 feet. Tasca ran a 5.124 second pass at 150.58 miles per hour, compared to Beckman’s 4.121 second pass at 302.55 miles per hour.

Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team are scheduled to test the final elements of the BOSS 500 engine platform at Route 66 Dragway on Monday.

The NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series returns to the track next weekend in Englishtown, New Jersey. Tasca will be sporting the blue and white colors of FordParts.com next week, marking the public launch of the online catalog.

Matt Hagan won Sunday’s 13th United Association NHRA Route 66 Nationals.

NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series Points
1. Robert Hight, 780; 2. John Force, 759; 3. Ashley Force Hood, 671; 4. Jack Beckman, 652; 5. Matt Hagan, 651; 6. Ron Capps, 627; 7. Bob Tasca III, 563; 8. Tim Wilkerson, 531; 9. Tony Pedregon, 522; 10. Del Worsham, 499.

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About Motorcraft
Motorcraft® offers a complete line of replacement parts that are recommended and approved by Ford Motor Company. From routine maintenance to underhood repairs, Motorcraft parts offer exceptional value with the highest quality and right fit at competitive prices. Motorcraft parts are available nationwide at Ford and Lincoln Mercury dealers, independent distributors, and automotive parts retailers and are backed by Ford Motor Company’s Service Parts Limited Warranty. For more information, visit www.motorcraft.com.

About Quick Lane Tire & Auto Centers
Quick Lane® provides automotive quick services for all makes and models. Quick Lane’s nationwide network will surpass 600 facilities, each providing the convenience of an aftermarket company (no appointment necessary, service while you wait, evening and weekend hours, competitive prices) with the confidence of a major automotive manufacturer (quality parts, factory-trained technicians). Quick Lane® is a registered trademark of Ford Motor Company. For more information, visit www.quicklane.com.

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About Ford Motor Company
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