Englishtown: Bob Tasca III preview

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR TASCA AND THE MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE EAM They say home is where the heart is. For Bob Tasca III, this weekend's NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, New Jersey is the closest to where he resides and operates his Ford...

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME FOR TASCA AND THE MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE EAM

They say home is where the heart is. For Bob Tasca III, this weekend's NHRA SuperNationals in Englishtown, New Jersey is the closest to where he resides and operates his Ford dealerships. A native of nearby Rhode Island, Tasca considers Old Bridge Township Raceway Park his home track.

Hometown memories. In 2007, Tasca won his first National Event in the Top Alcohol Funny Car Series in Englishtown. This weekend, Tasca hopes to add to those memories by bringing home his second Funny Car win this season.

"The history at Englishtown is almost unparalleled," said Tasca. "It's a track that my grandfather performed very well at and had countless match races over the years. There are magic moments in everyone's life and for me, one of the greatest magic moments was Englishtown when I won that first national event in my alcohol funny car and my entire family was there."

Home Track Advantage. Englishtown is an unpredictable track. Tasca hopes the hot weather holds in the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang team's favor this weekend at the NHRA SuperNationals.

"Englishtown is a pretty tricky track," said Tasca. "The key of racing in Englishtown, I don't think is any different than racing at any other track. You have to go in with a race car that is predictable, and we have a Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang that is very predictable, it is better on a hot track than a cool track. The key to winning Englishtown is us. We hold the key and how we manage the race will ultimately lead to how well we do."

-credit: tasca/motorcraft

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