30th Annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals
Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado
July 10-12, 2009
Race 13 of 24
TASCA AND THE MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM LEAVE DENVER IN THE SECOND ROUND
Morrison, CO – July 13, 2009 – Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Team were confident heading into the Mile High city this weekend. Fresh off of two semi-final appearances and solid data from 2008, Tasca and the team were eager to start the West Coast Swing on a high note.
Tasca was locked into the field Saturday afternoon with a 4.27 second run at 294.05 miles per hour. Tasca’s time would place him in the 12th position for Sunday’s elimination rounds.
During first round eliminations, Tasca faced technical alliance teammate Tim Wilkerson. It was the sixth time the pair would meet. Wilkerson was quick off the line but Tasca would catch him by the 660-foot marker and win the round. Tasca would then face Jack Beckman in the second round.
Hoping to have a different result from Norwalk, Tasca was the first off the line, but Beckman was able to catch the Mustang Shelby by the 330-foot marker. Beckman defeated Tasca by 0.0773 seconds, approximately 33 feet.
Tasca remains sixth in series standings with five races remaining before the Countdown to 1.
Ron Capps defeated Ashley Force Hood in the final round to win the 30th Annual Mopar Mile-High NHRA Nationals at Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado.
Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang team return to the track on Friday, July 17, for the NHRA Northwest Nationals in Seattle, Washington.
Full Throttle Points Standings – Funny Car
1t. Ashley Force Hood and Ron Capps, 965; 3. Tony Pedregon, 911; 4. Jack Beckman, 804; 5. Del Worsham, 759; 6. Bob Tasca III, 732; 7. Tim Wilkerson, 691; 8. John Force, 665; 9. Matt Hagan, 633; 10. Cruz Pedregon, 630.