CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 18, 2013—Bob Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car team are ready to race in the team’s backyard this weekend at the Dollar General 4-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway near Charlotte.
“It’s time for our team to get that first win of the season,” Tasca said. “What better place than the 4-Wide Nationals. We made a bunch of changes heading into Las Vegas and I really feel it’s all going to come together this weekend.”
Good news would certainly be welcomed by the New Englander in the wake of the Boston Marathon attack.
“The Marathon is so important to the people of Boston, and everyone in the Northeast, really,” said Tasca, who lives just an hour from Boston in Rhode Island. “It was difficult to see the images and footage from that day. My thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected.”
This weekend’s 4-Wide Nationals feature four-wide racing, now one of the most popular races on the NHRA Mello Yello circuit.
ESPN2’s qualifying show is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. ET on Saturday, with the race from 7-10 p.m. ET Sunday.
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 and Ford team.