TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM LOOK TO CHANGE THEIR LUCK IN LAS VEGAS DEARBORN, MI - April 14, 2010 - After a disappointing weekend in Houston, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team look to change their luck as...
TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM LOOK TO CHANGE THEIR LUCK IN LAS VEGAS
DEARBORN, MI - April 14, 2010 - After a disappointing weekend in Houston, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team look to change their luck as they head to The Strip in Las Vegas for the SummitRacing.com NHRA Nationals.
"Las Vegas is one of my favorite places to race," says Tasca. "It is a Bruton Smith track and I can't say enough for what Bruton has done for our sport. We've seen big numbers in Las Vegas and I expect to see that again this weekend. The conditions should be pretty optimal this time around, maybe a little bit warmer than what we usually see in the fall. It will be a fast race track and it will be a great race track for us to continue to evolve into this Ford BOSS 500 platform."
As part of the 'One Ford' approach, Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team made a few changes to their Ford Shelby Mustang adding elements of the Ford BOSS 500 Platform in Houston. Even though he didn't get the results he wanted, Tasca knows that success comes with time.
"This isn't an instant change," says Tasca. "You just can't take a whole new tune-up, snap your fingers and the Mustang goes out and down the race track. If it were that easy, the guy who figures it out would never lose. Unfortunately it does take runs, it does take time."
This weekend the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team slipped from sixth to ninth in the point standings. Only six races into the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Funny Car Series Season, Tasca knows there still is a lot of racing left and plenty of time to see the Ford BOSS 500 addition come into fruition.
"I've learned a lot from the few years that I've been racing," says Tasca. "This is a long season and it's about being in the top-10 by Indianapolis when the points reset for the Countdown to 1. There is a lot of racing ahead of us. I'm happy that we're making this transition now versus at the end of the season."