Bob Tasca III - Ford interview 2010-06-16

This Week in Ford Racing June 16, 2010 On Monday, Bob Tasca III took his FordParts.com Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car with the completed BOSS 500 engine to the winner's circle in Englishtown during the NHRA SuperNationals. This week Tasca is back...

This Week in Ford Racing
June 16, 2010

On Monday, Bob Tasca III took his FordParts.com Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car with the completed BOSS 500 engine to the winner's circle in Englishtown during the NHRA SuperNationals. This week Tasca is back in the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing red-and-black paint scheme looking to build on that momentum at Bristol Dragway.

IT'S YOUR FIRST WIN OF THE SEASON AND IT'S AT ONE OF YOUR HOME TRACKS. IT HAS TO BE REALLY SPECIAL FOR YOU TO GET THIS WIN. "It's hard to put words together right now. This is a special place for my family and grandfather. To win with all of my family here, what can I say? It's just unbelievable. These are the moments that you dream about when you're a kid laying in bed watching [John] Force win, and watching [Tony] Pedregon win, you say 'What if I get that chance?' What an opportunity, what an amazing dominant performance for my team. I can't thank Chris Cunningham and Marc Denner, and my guys enough. I've thrown so much at them with this Ford tune-up and it's just been incredible. A lot of thanks goes out to the Force camp because when we announced this 'One Ford' approach it could have gone either way and I can tell you we pull up and we want to beat each other as bad as they want to beat us. It is one Ford team and we share a lot of resources to make these Fords as dominant as they are, but this is a moment that I will cherish forever. This was the place where I first won in my Alcohol Funny Car and there's just a magic about this place for me. I know my grandfather isn't here, but he's looking down from above. It's just a really cool, really cool moment."

CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THE ENGINE TRANSITION? THIS IS THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE HAD THE ENTIRE FORD BOSS 500 COMPLETED COMPONENTS ON THE CAR. "Talk about the magic of the all-Ford kid in the all-Ford hot rod with the all-Ford engine. We've had two runs with this motor in Chicago on Monday and we went to Englishtown. I felt real good about what we saw in Chicago. We were on a great run on Saturday night and we lost a blower belt, but our car was going to run at 12 or 13. We were real confident going into Sunday. When you run low ET, top speed every single round and leave with the trophy, that's about as dominant as it gets."

COMING OFF THE ENGLISHTOWN WIN, HOW DO YOU FEEL HEADING INTO BRISTOL? "We're going to go into Bristol with a race-winning set-up. Bristol is an exciting place to race and I can't wait to get there. When you look at the races that you would like to have in your portfolio of wins, Bristol is right up there. It's a historic race; it's been there for many years. You're racing in Thunder Valley and the echo of the Fuel cars off the mountains is impressive. It's just a great atmosphere to be in. We will be able to carry our Englishtown momentum with us this weekend."

-source: ford racing

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