St. Louis: Bob Tasca III preview

TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING USE OFF WEEK TO PREPARE FOR ST. LOUIS SUCCESS DEARBORN, MI - April 27, 2010 - Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team are looking to show the competition that they are the BOSS - this week...

TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING USE OFF WEEK TO PREPARE FOR ST. LOUIS SUCCESS

DEARBORN, MI - April 27, 2010 - Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team are looking to show the competition that they are the BOSS - this week with the BOSS 500 powered all-Ford Shelby Mustang.

Tasca looks to improve on his first-round loss slump and bring home the team's first win of the 2010 season as the NHRA Full Throttle Series heads to Gateway International Raceway outside of St. Louis.

"Our Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team has had enough of going out in the first round," said Tasca. "We've certainly have been through a transitional phase since our final round appearance in Gainesville. Our goal this weekend is to qualify in the top five Friday and Saturday. We know the next win is just around the corner for our Motorcraft/Quick Lane/Ford Parts.com Shelby Mustang team."

Despite the minor setbacks in transitioning to the BOSS 500 engine platform, Tasca and the team are confident with their Shelby Mustang, especially after the strong runs in Las Vegas and Houston.

"We've got a great team and the best parts that you can have in a race car with this Ford BOSS platform," said Tasca. "As a driver, I have all the confidence in the world in my team and crew chiefs. I'm very confident about racing in St. Louis."

Tasca and the team used one of their four NHRA test sessions following the Las Vegas race. Bound and determined to not be a first-round causality, the session allowed the team to test the limits of their Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang and obtain some critical data that will be instrumental in the coming weeks.

"The Las Vegas test was probably the most successful test session we ever had," said Tasca. "We tried some new things and really pushed the envelope in some areas. Coming off the strong test session, we have a lot of confidence in the tune-up heading into St. Louis. It will only be a matter of time before we start stringing some rounds wins together."

In addition to testing last week, Tasca participated in Ford's annual Bring Your Child to Work Day in Dearborn, Mich. Tasca met with hundreds of young race fans, signed autographs and conducted a brief seminar on drag racing. More than 100 eager eyes watched and listened to Tasca talk about his Shelby Mustang, hoping to be a Funny Car racer one day.

"The children had some really great questions about drag racing and how I became a race car driver," said Tasca. "This one boy in the front row asked me when I was going to win my next race. I laughed a little and said, 'Hopefully, my next win will be this weekend in St. Louis.'"

-source: tasca/motorcraft

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