Bob Tasca III earns Funny Car license

BOB TASCA III EARNS NITRO FUNNY CAR LICENSE IN TESTING OF MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE® TIRE & AUTO CENTER SHELBY MUSTANG FUNNY CAR * Bob Tasca III completed the final step in upgrading his NHRA license to Nitro Funny Car status during testing Jan. 31...

BOB TASCA III EARNS NITRO FUNNY CAR LICENSE IN TESTING OF MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE® TIRE & AUTO CENTER SHELBY MUSTANG FUNNY CAR

* Bob Tasca III completed the final step in upgrading his NHRA license to Nitro Funny Car status during testing Jan. 31 at Firebird Raceway in Phoenix.

* Tasca will begin his run for Rookie-of-the-Year honors in the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car starting next week in the season-opening NHRA Winternationals.

PHOENIX, Ariz., Feb. 1, 2008 -- Bob Tasca III and the Tasca Racing team completed the final step needed for entrance into the NHRA Nitro Funny Car class with a 4.96 second, 317 mph run during testing at Firebird International Raceway on Jan. 31. The run qualified Tasca's NHRA license to be upgraded from Top Alcohol to Nitro Funny Car status.

"It has been a long test session," said Tasca, driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Shelby Mustang. "A new car, new team and a tough track to deal with, but we did it. It was a big difference in acceleration compared to my Top Alcohol car. To run over 317 mph in under five seconds -- it was incredible. We made great progress on our tune-up and the guys got up to speed on servicing the car. Pomona, here we come."

Tasca will start his run for Rookie-of-the-Year honors in the Nitro Funny Car class next week with the NHRA season-opening Winternationals in Pomona, Calif.

-credit: ford

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