Commerce: Bob Tasca III preview

TASCA CONTINUES TO IMPROVE; ENTERS ATLANTA IN 12TH COMMERCE, Ga. (April 22, 2008) --This weekend's NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway will mark, to the day on Saturday, five months since Bob Tasca III and the ...

TASCA CONTINUES TO IMPROVE; ENTERS ATLANTA IN 12TH

COMMERCE, Ga. (April 22, 2008) --This weekend's NHRA POWERade Drag Racing Series event at Atlanta Dragway will mark, to the day on Saturday, five months since Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Tire & Auto Center Shelby Mustang team began putting together a program for the 2008 racing season.

"It's been five months of hard work and long hours for everyone on my team, but we're really excited about the progress that we're making with the program and the car out on the track," said Tasca.

After the series' most recent stop in Vegas, the rookie driver carries the momentum he gained there, along with a 12th place position in the standings, into the sixth race of the season this weekend.

"Las Vegas was another stepping stone for us and for building this program from scratch," said Tasca. "We're thrilled with how the car ran and in just about every session, we were in the top three or four every time down the race track."

While this weekend will be the first for Tasca in a nitro Funny Car at Atlanta Dragway, it's a familiar stop on the schedule for crew chief, Chris Cunningham.

"For Chris, Atlanta was his best showing last season. His team ran a 4.71/330 mph, which was the best for the car he tuned all last year. Atlanta can give you some great conditions, but obviously it's weather permitting. Chris knows Atlanta and has a lot of data on that race track from the years he's been racing, and that will hopefully play into our tune-up."

TASCA ON JOHN FORCE'S 500TH START THIS WEEKEND:

"It's a big weekend for John. The guy is a legend in this sport. If someone lived to be 1,000 years old, they wouldn't be able to accomplish what that man has in this sport and in his career. He has an amazing career going and he's built an incredible company. It's great to see how he has incorporated his family in his business. John has built his racing around his family, so to see him make his 500th career start with his family by his side, is just really going to be a thrill."

DRIVER APPEARANCE

Prior to this weekend's race in Atlanta, Bob Tasca III will make a stop in Dearborn, Mich. to participate in the "Take Your Child to Work Day" activities at Ford Motor Company's Regent Court offices on Thursday, April 24. Tasca will spend two sessions talking to kids about the sport of drag racing and the importance of safety in the sport. There will also be Q&A sessions and autographs for the kids attending the event.

-credit: tasca/motorcraft

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