Sonoma: Bob Tasca III final report

TASCA AND THE MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM EXIT SONOMA IN THE SECO ROUND Sonoma, CA -- July 26, 2009 -- In one of the closest races of his career, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team fell three feet short in the second ...

TASCA AND THE MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM EXIT SONOMA IN THE SECO ROUND

Sonoma, CA -- July 26, 2009 -- In one of the closest races of his career, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team fell three feet short in the second round.

After defeating Brian Thiel in the first round of NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing series in Sonoma, Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team faced a familiar foe in the second round.

Tasca would race technical alliance teammate and Seattle race winner Tim Wilkerson. The two Mustangs left the line with nearly identical reaction times, the difference between them was 0.004 seconds, Wilkerson reached the 1000-ft marker 0.002 seconds before Tasca. The margin of victory was three feet.

"That race against Wilkerson was probably one of the closest races of the year," said Tasca. "Unfortunately, we were on the wrong end of it."

Tasca reached the second round in all three of the West Coast Swing races, something he was unable to do in his rookie season. In comparison, this three-race run was a personal victory for Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team.

"We qualified well and won a round in each of the races in Denver, Seattle and Sonoma," said Tasca. "We went into the West Coast Swing sixth in points and we're leaving the West Coast Swing in sixth. We'll take that and move on to the next race. The Motorcraft/Quick Lane team gave me a Mustang that was quick and consistent."

Tim Wilkerson, driver of the LRS Shelby Mustang won the 22nd Annual FRAM-Autolite NHRA Nationals in Sonoma.

"Congratulations to a true champion. Wilkerson can tune, crew and drive his Mustang. It's hard to put in perspective how difficult that is. Tim has the ability to do that race in and race out. I'm proud to have him as a teammate. I'm glad to be in this championship fight with Tim alongside us."

-credit: tasca/motorcraft

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Series NHRA
Drivers Tim Wilkerson , Bob Tasca III , Brian Thiel