DEARBORN, Mich., July 2, 2014 – The Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car and its driver Bob Tasca III head to the Summit Racing Equipment NHRA Nationals, July 4-6, at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, Ohio, on the heels of a week of progress at Joliet.
Although he was eliminated in the first round, Tasca and his team made solid qualifying runs (4.180 seconds/303.16 mph and 4.139/299.53) on Saturday at Route 66 Dragway. Even Sunday’s 4.215/295.85 first-round effort in a losing cause to Courtney Force was better than many of his recent first-round runs.
“We got down the track and we made progress,” said Tasca. “We weren’t fast enough and we’re not happy with Sunday’s result but we’re making progress.”
The Motorcraft/Quick Lane team has six races remaining in which to accumulate points to climb from 12th place in the standings into the Top 10 and be involved in the Coundown to the Championship.
“The bottom line is we need to win a race,” Tasca explained. “It’s been a while since we’ve done it but we’ve done it before and we know how to do it.”
The next opportunity score points is Norwalk. “It’s going to be a hot track in Norwalk,” said Tasca. “We’ve done well there in the past and we have to do it again.”
The action in Norwalk gets underway on Friday, July 4, at 5:30 p.m. at Summit Motorsports Park. Qualifying can be seen July 5 on ESPN2 from 11 p.m.-1 a.m. ET. Eliminations will air July 6 on ESPN2 from 9 p.m. to midnight.
For live updates, follow the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang team on Twitter (MQL_Racing) and Facebook (click on the “Twitter” icon). Follow driver Bob Tasca III 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.