RAIN POSTPONES 41ST ANNUAL NHRA SUPERNATIONALS FINALS TO MONDAY Englishtown, NJ - June 13, 2010 - Once the semi-final rounds were complete this afternoon in Englishtown, rain halted on-track activity. NHRA officials postponed racing until...
RAIN POSTPONES 41ST ANNUAL NHRA SUPERNATIONALS FINALS TO MONDAY
Englishtown, NJ - June 13, 2010 - Once the semi-final rounds were complete this afternoon in Englishtown, rain halted on-track activity. NHRA officials postponed racing until Monday morning at 10am.
Bob Tasca III and the FordParts.com Shelby Mustang defeated some of the series best en route to his fifth appearance in the finals. Tasca defeated fellow Ford Mustang drivers Ashley Force Hood and John Force, as well as the Dodge Charger of Matt Hagan.
Tasca faces Del Worsham during the Funny Car final on Monday morning.
"This is one of the most dominating performances my team has ever had," said Tasca. "Our Shelby Mustang ran low ET for all three rounds today and was the top speed in two of those rounds. As a driver/owner, I'm just so proud of Chris Cunningham, Marc Denner and the entire team for their efforts in implementing the BOSS 500 engine into our race car in a short period of time."
Tasca and the team will return to the track on Monday morning to complete the task they started on Sunday - win at Englishtown.
"We will be ready to race tomorrow morning," continued Tasca. "The track and weather conditions will be terrific, even better than what we ran in this afternoon. We faced a really hot and tricky race track, but our FordParts.com Shelby Mustang ran well. We didn't have easy round wins today - Ashley, John and Matt - they are some of the top cars in the points. To go out and win against them is a tribute to the team and all their efforts."
Tasca is confident that his FordParts.com team can carry the momentum, confidence and performance into Monday's final round.
"We would have loved to run the final in succession today because everyone is on the same page," said Tasca. "We have good data and know the track. To be a championship caliber program, you've got to be able to step up in situations like this. I'm very confident that my guys will be able to do that tomorrow morning."
"Englishtown is a fun place for me to be, not just to race," said Tasca. "I have a lot of family and friends here with me this weekend. This was also a terrific debut for the FordParts.com car this weekend. It was a great way to introduce a new brand and a new initiative within Ford Motor Company and to put the car in the final round is just a bonus."