TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM SEEK WEST COAST WIN TO END 2010 SEASON DEARBORN, MI - November 9, 2010 - In three years of NHRA Funny Car racing, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team have earned three wins - ...
TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING TEAM SEEK WEST COAST WIN TO END 2010 SEASON
DEARBORN, MI - November 9, 2010 - In three years of NHRA Funny Car racing, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team have earned three wins - Gainesville (FL), Reading (PA) and Englishtown (NJ), three races near the east coast. Heading into the final race of the 2010 season, Tasca would love to add a west coast win to his resume.
This weekend marks the season finale of the 2010 NHRA Full Throttle Drag Racing Series; a season that's been nearly as fast as the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang on a typical 1,000-foot run. Blink, and it is over.
"The season is coming to an end and we're really starting to catch our stride on dialing in the set-up on this Ford BOSS 500 platform," said Tasca. "We would love to end the season on a high note and take home the trophy. When you have a Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang running as good as ours, you don't want the season to end."
After the Las Vegas race, Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team used one of their NHRA allocated test sessions. In addition to getting ready for Pomona, the team wanted to get a jump start on 2011.
"We had the best test session in three years on the Monday after the Las Vegas race," said Tasca. "We made great runs, logged great data, and a lot of the things we wanted to try, worked well for us. We're looking to roll into Pomona with a race car that has been real consistent and with the added data from the Las Vegas test, we're confident in how we will race in Pomona."
Tasca looks to end the 2010 season with a win and would like to add Pomona to his win list this weekend, after qualifying fourth and reaching the semifinals there to kick off the season.
"Pomona is a major race," said Tasca. "To start and end the season at Pomona, it's as historic as it gets. Pomona is one of those races you want to have on your shelf and say that you won. We have as good a chance as any other team this weekend to do that."
A Pomona win is important to Tasca, but so is a win on the west coast. In 2010, during the California races, Tasca reached the semifinals in both Sonoma and Pomona.
"I don't have a west coast win yet, but we're working on it. We had a great west coast races this year between semifinals in Pomona and Sonoma. We lost by an eyelash to Beckman in Sonoma, so I think it's only a matter of time before we get a win on the west coast. I love racing on the west coast, and I know the guys love racing out there. I think our luck is about to change."