ST. LOUIS, Mo., Sept. 26, 2013— The NHRA Mello Yello Series heads to St. Louis this weekend for the AAA Insurance NHRA Midwest Nationals at Gateway Motorsports Park, the third of four races in a row.
Bob Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car team are primed to continue their role as spoilers in the final four races of the NHRA’s playoffs, the Countdown to the Championship.
The team qualified a solid fifth last year at Gateway, a tricky track to tune for with the possibility of late summer heat and humidity from the nearby Mississippi River.
“Gateway is so unique,” Tasca said. “It’s literally right across the river from downtown St. Louis, which makes it just a different environment to race in. This Motorcraft/Quick Lane team is ready to go. We’ve been beaten up a little bit lately but we continue to have a strong car. We’ll just keep working together as a team and hopefully go rounds on Sunday.”
Race day coverage begins at 8:30 p.m. ET Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 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.