Joliet: Bob Tasca III preview

TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM LOOK FOR A WIN IN THE WINDY CITY DEARBORN, MI - June 2, 2010 - After having the holiday weekend off, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team are eager to get back to the race track for...

TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM LOOK FOR A WIN IN THE WINDY CITY

DEARBORN, MI - June 2, 2010 - After having the holiday weekend off, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team are eager to get back to the race track for this weekend's 13th Annual United Association NHRA Route 66 Nationals in Joliet, Ill. The team is ready to start the June stretch of races with a win in the Windy City.

"I've done very well at Joliet in my Top Alcohol car and we had a good effort there last year," said Tasca. "We're due for a win. Going into these events we've made changes in order to put our team in a position to win. It's only a matter of time before we get our Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang in the winner's circle."

After a disappointing 13th qualifying position in Topeka, Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team look to put themselves in better position heading into Eliminations.

"Going to Joliet this weekend, our sights are set on getting qualified in the top five," said Tasca. "That's our goal going into every single race. You always shoot for the pole and hope to land somewhere in the top five to get lane choice. There are no easy rounds in NHRA racing, but starting in the top half of the field is where you want to be."

During the Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte, Ford Motor Company announced the 'One Ford' strategy among the Ford Racing Funny Car teams. Since then, Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing crew have been working hard changing over to the Ford BOSS 500 engine program. In Chicago, they will complete that transition.

"On Monday, we're going to test the last elements of the Ford BOSS 500 platform to complete our transition, "said Tasca. "We're about 90 percent there, a few more components to go on the car and we'll be 100 percent converted over coming out of the Chicago race."

-source: tasca/motorcraft

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