After a strong Sunday showing in Pomona resulting in a semifinals appearance, Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang Funny Car driver Bob Tasca III is riding some momentum into the next stop on the NHRA Mello Yello Series, the CARQUEST Auto Parts NHRA Nationals in Phoenix, Arizona.
Tasca says his team made major strides while struggling to qualify in the opening week of the NHRA season. “We really got a handle on the balance of power-to-clutch ratio as the weekend went along,” he explained.
Tasca qualified for Sunday’s elimination rounds in Pomona on his final try with a run of 4.132 seconds at 311.20 mph. Wins over Cruz Pedregon and Ron Capps gave Tasca a semifinal appointment with eventual winner John Force.
“We were a little bit down on Friday and Saturday, but we came out swinging on Sunday,” Tasca said after the Winternationals. “I feel really good going to Phoenix.”