Bristol: Bob Tasca III preview

HOT OFF FIRST WIN OF SEASON, TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM TAKE FORD BOSS 500 TO BRISTOL; LOOKING TO KEEP MOMENTUM DEARBORN, MI - June 15, 2010 - On Monday, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team took their ...

HOT OFF FIRST WIN OF SEASON, TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM TAKE FORD BOSS 500 TO BRISTOL; LOOKING TO KEEP MOMENTUM

DEARBORN, MI - June 15, 2010 - On Monday, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team took their FordParts.com Shelby Mustang Funny Car to the Winner's Circle for the first time this season. Fresh off that victory, the team heads to Bristol Dragway for the NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals, looking for a repeat performance this weekend.

"We're going to go into Bristol with a race-winning set-up," said Tasca. "Bristol is an exciting place to race and I can't wait to get there. We will be able to carry our Englishtown momentum with us this weekend."

Tasca is very confident in the performance of his Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car, especially after winning this past weekend in Englishtown with the completed BOSS 500 engine.

"We had two test runs with the BOSS 500 the Monday after Chicago and we went into Englishtown knowing the stakes were high," said Tasca. "Some say every weekend is the same, but the stakes were high for us in Englishtown and we delivered. Heading home from the Chicago test, we were confident in the changes we made to the engine. Then to win in Englishtown, that just cemented our feeling of how powerful that BOSS 500 engine package performs on race day."

In the past two seasons, Tasca has yet to reach the second round at Bristol Dragway. That is something that he's looking to change this weekend.

"We're going to fix that [first round exit] this year," said Tasca. "That's definitely on our to-do list. When you look at the races that you would like to have in your portfolio of wins, Bristol is right up there. It's a historic race. It's a place where my grandfather raced. I like going into the timing toward because there is a picture of my grandfather leaving the starting line."

-source: motorcraft/tr

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