Bob Tasca III has been racing since he was 16 years old. He started his racing career by attending Roy Hill’s driving school. From there he went on to be licensed in 4 NHRA classes. In 2005, after years of being around the John Force program Bob wanted to try his skills in a Top Alcohol Funny Car, the stepping stone to entering the Top Fuel program. After attending Frank Hawley’s Top Alcohol Funny Car driving program Tasca decided to build their own car and enter the professional ranks. In just his first 2 years on the professional circuit the Tasca team has landed 12 final round appearances. Won 2 National events and 2 divisional races. Went to back to back Finals of the Super Bowl of NHRA racing in Indianapolis in 2006 & 2007!
In 2008 Bob made his professional debut in the Top Fuel Funny Car ranks. He finished 12th in his first season. His second season was a breakout year for him and his team scoring their first win in Gainesville and another in Reading, PA. Making the NHRA playoffs and ending up in the number 8 position in just his second year! In 2010 Bob finished 5th in the world with multiple Semi final appearances, 2 final rounds and a win at his home track in Englishtown New Jersey. 2011 marked a season where inches really do matter. Bob lost 10 races by less than 10 inches and 4 by less than 3 inches at over 300MPH! Bob did go to two final rounds at two of the biggest races of the year Indy and the 4-Wide National in Charlotte, NC. He ended up 7th in the world. In 2013, Bob became the first Ford driver to ever get “in the 3 second club” with a 3.988 run at 316.97mph in Chicago!
BOB TASCA III
Driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang Funny Car
NHRA Full Throttle Series
RESIDENCE/HOMETOWN: Hope, R.I.
Date of Birth: Oct. 14, 1975
2011 Car: Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang
Crew Chiefs: Chris Cunningham/Marc Denner
Team Owner: Bob Tasca III/Tasca Ford
Career Wins/Final Rounds: 6/19
Best Points Finish: Fifth
First Professional Start: Pomona 1 (Winternationals – Pomona, Calif.) 2008
Playoff Appearances: 3
Career-best elapsed time: 3.988 seconds (Chicago 2013) First Ford to break the 3 second barrier
Career-best speed: 317.72 mph (Norwalk 2013)
Wife: Therase (Married Nov. 17, 2001)
Children: Bob IV (8/9/02); Austin (3/14/04); Cameron (6/30/06); Dylan (12/7/10)
Height/Weight: 6’0”, 150 pounds
- Holds four drag racing licenses (Super Comp, Pro Stock, Top Alcohol Funny Car, Funny Car).
- Grandfather Bob Tasca Sr. changed the course of Ford Motor Company’s role in NHRA Drag Racing not once, but twice.
- Vice President of Tasca Ford, one of New England’s largest Ford dealerships.
- Owner/Operator of two Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center franchises
- In 2013, Bob became the first Ford driver to ever get “in the 3 second club” with a 3.988 at 316.97mph run in Chicago!