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TASCA AND THE MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM SET MILE-HIGH GOALS FOR DENVER AND THE WEST COAST SWING As the second half of the regular season swings into high gear, Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team study a history lesson from just...

TASCA AND THE MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM SET MILE-HIGH GOALS FOR DENVER AND THE WEST COAST SWING

As the second half of the regular season swings into high gear, Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team study a history lesson from just one year ago. Focused and determined, the driver and crew of the red and black 300-mile per hour machine look to reclaim what was missing from their last appearance in the Mile High City.

"We want to pick up where we left off because we qualified sixth and raced the wrong guy in Denver," said Tasca. "We would have beaten a lot of the other drivers and unfortunately, we raced Ron Capps and left earlier than we expected."

Determined not to repeat the result of last year's race in Denver, Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team circled the Denver race date and eagerly awaited their second meeting with the western swing cities.

"The Motorcraft/Quick Lane team and I have put a stake in the ground for this West Coast Swing. We're going to make it a point to do great this year," said Tasca. "We're going into this key stretch of races knowing that we need to perform well to put ourselves in a strong position for the Countdown to 1."

Having spent the entire 2009 season among the series points leaders, Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team have taken the proverbial step forward in their second season in the NHRA's Drag Racing Full Throttle Funny Car Series.

"The Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang and the driver of that hot rod are both light years ahead of where we were last year," said a confident Tasca. "Our success has to a lot to do with the alliance with Wilkerson and having a couple hundred runs in the Fuel Funny Car. Those are all things that are playing to our advantage. We're a dangerous team. There are not too many guys out there that look forward to racing that Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang right now."

2nd Annual Funny Car Design Contest

Now through August 14, the public is invited to visit www.jdrf.org/ford, view more than 200 paint scheme designs and vote for their favorite children's design by making a monetary donation to JDRF, all as part of Ford Customer Service Division's second annual Funny Car Design Contest.

The top five donation-earning designs will go in front of a panel of judges and narrowed down to one. The winning design will be featured on Motorcraft/Quick Lane sponsored Mustang Shelby driven by Bob Tasca III during the NHRA Carolinas Nationals in Concord, NC, on Sept. 18-20.

-credit: tr/motocraft

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Series NHRA
Drivers Ron Capps , Bob Tasca III