Las Vegas II: Bob Tasca III Saturday report

TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING QUALIFY SIXTH IN LAS VEGAS LAS VEGAS, NV - October 30, 2010 - Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team entered The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway determined to perform well. Tasca and...

TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING QUALIFY SIXTH IN LAS VEGAS

LAS VEGAS, NV - October 30, 2010 - Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team entered The Strip at Las Vegas Motor Speedway determined to perform well.

Tasca and the team showed the competition and fans they were in Las Vegas to win with an impressive opening qualifying effort of 4.092 seconds at 309.20 miles per hour. Tasca was the second quickest ET of the opening round and top speed. Tasca earned two additional points for posting the second quickest ET of the session.

Tasca smoked the tires in the second and third qualifying runs. Then in the final qualifying effort late Saturday evening, Tasca posted a 4.215 second run at 277.60 miles per hour.

After completing four qualifying sessions, Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team locked into the sixth qualifying position. This effort marks the 18th time this season the team has qualified on the top half of the ladder.

"It's been a long day for the teams, crew chiefs, drivers and especially the fans," said Tasca. "The conditions were unbelievable today because the air was real dry. We ran a 4.21 in the final qualifying session, which was off from what we wanted to run due to a dropped cylinder early in the run. The good news is we ran a 4.09 in Q1 on Friday, which put us in the sixth spot going into Sunday."

During the first elimination round on Sunday, Tasca faces 11th qualifier Gary Densham. The last time the pair met was during 2008 race at Atlanta where Tasca defeated Densham in the second round.

"When you are on the top side of the ladder and you have lane choice in the first round, it is a good qualifying effort," said Tasca. "We're in Vegas and I'm feeling lucky. We're looking forward to seeing how or Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang does on Sunday."

-source: tasca/motorcraft

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Series NHRA
Drivers Gary Densham , Bob Tasca III