Joliet: Bob Tasca III preview

TASCA AND THE MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE TEAM CLAIM CHICAGO AS 'MY KIND OF TOWN' Just a few short months ago Bob Tasca III started his second full season of Funny Car competition in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing series. Tasca's initial goal was...

TASCA AND THE MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE TEAM CLAIM CHICAGO AS 'MY KIND OF TOWN'

Just a few short months ago Bob Tasca III started his second full season of Funny Car competition in the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing series. Tasca's initial goal was to win rounds and he has accomplished eight round wins this season, but he has also balanced that number with eight round losses.

Entering the 10th race of the season, Tasca looks to increase that number in that "W" column. Tasca used Topeka as the race where he would judge the first portion of the season.

"I said going into Topeka that the top five will start to pull away and it happened on Sunday. This part of the season is the high-pressure time, but I'm glad to be in the thick of it," said Tasca. "We've got big aspirations for Chicago. It's a big stage, and we performed well at the big stage in Gainesville, I just hope we can do it again in Chicago."

JDRF Kickoff

For the second consecutive year, Ford Customer Service Division is supporting the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), where JDRF children will get the chance to design the paint scheme of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car driven by Bob Tasca III. The design portion of the program launched on Monday, June 1, and the at-track participation program starts this weekend in Chicago.

"One of the greatest parts of what I do is interacting with the kids and I can't wait for Sunday because I know the kids are going to be there," said Tasca. "This is the second year of JDRF Funny Car Design Contest and I'm looking forward to voting on some pretty cool designs, and I'm sure there will be quite a few of them."

Interactive Fun

The Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing Experience interactive consumer display returns this weekend to NHRA Nitro Alley. Fans can enter to win prizes and participate in the Motorcraft Holeshot Challenge and Quick Lane Challenge. Fans who visit the display have the opportunity to enter the FCSD 'Race Hot to a Mustang Sweepstakes.' The winner of the sweepstakes will receive a 2010 Ford Mustang GT equipped with a Ford Racing Performance Parts package and upgrades courtesy of Ford Custom Accessories.

Fans unable to watch the races first-hand in Chicago can enter online until November 23, 2009, at www.motorcraft.com, www.quicklane.com, www.bobtasca.com, and www.racefanoffers.com. The Race Hot Sweepstakes is open to all licensed U.S. citizens over the age of 18.

-credit: tasca/motorcraft

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