TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE CARRY POMONA MOMENTUM INTO PHOENIX DEARBORN, MI -- February 17, 2010 -- Following their semi-final appearance at last weekend's race in Pomona, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team look forward...
TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE CARRY POMONA MOMENTUM INTO PHOENIX
DEARBORN, MI -- February 17, 2010 -- Following their semi-final appearance at last weekend's race in Pomona, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team look forward to the NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series' first back-to-back racing weekend.
"I'm excited that were going to Phoenix right after kicking off the season in Pomona," said Tasca. "Normally Phoenix is after a week off but I'm glad we're back-to-back this early in the season. We worked hard all winter and we want to get back to racing. That's why we're here and that's what we love to do."
Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team are believers in momentum and see Phoenix as an opportunity to improve their Shelby Mustang and standings in series points. The team looks to conquer the tricky track known as Firebird Raceway because they've had mixed results in the past. In two previous visits to Firebird International Raceway, Tasca did not qualify (2008) and reached the second round (2009).
"We can take and build on the momentum we started in Pomona," said Tasca. "This sport is all about momentum and capturing good data. All of our data is applicable to Phoenix, so we're confident heading into Phoenix because the conditions will be very similar to what we saw in Pomona. We'll look at our testing data, look at what we did in Pomona and that will give us confidence for Q1 this Friday."
The red and black Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang has been updated for the 2010 Season. Tasca ran the new 2010 Shelby Mustang body in Pomona and liked the performance of the pony car.
"The 2010 Mustang body is great and it's definitely going to give us a performance advantage over our body from last year," said Tasca. "This new Mustang will bring us more on par with some of the other bodies that are out here because it is more aerodynamic, it has more downforce when we need it and it has less drag when we need it. Those are all things that play a big role when you're fighting for hundredths of a second."
In addition to the first back-to-back race of the season, Tasca looks forward to Phoenix because the father of three will have his personal cheering section with him.
"Phoenix will be great for me because it will be the first race with my wife Terri, our boys and my family. It is always nice to have the family with me at the track."