Reading: Bob Tasca III preview

TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE TEAM WANT REPEAT IN READING DEARBORN, MI - October 6, 2010 - Maple Grove Raceway holds a lot of fond memories for Bob Tasca III. It's the track where he climbed into a professional race car for the first time, and...

TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE TEAM WANT REPEAT IN READING

DEARBORN, MI - October 6, 2010 - Maple Grove Raceway holds a lot of fond memories for Bob Tasca III. It's the track where he climbed into a professional race car for the first time, and also a track where he raced his Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car into the winner's circle for the second time in his career.

Although Tasca considers Englishtown, NJ his home track, Reading, PA is the second closest geographically to the Rhode Island native. Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team head to Pennsylvania hoping to recapture the magic he had there last season.

"I have good memories at Reading," said Tasca. "I won there in both my Alcohol and Nitro cars. Reading is in my backyard, probably the closest track to home other than Englishtown. I'm looking forward to going back to a place where I left with the trophy. I have a lot of good memories at Reading, and we're going there this week to defend our race win in order to stay as a front runner for the 2010 championship."

After experiencing ever-changing weather conditions the last couple of races, the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team will face much cooler temperatures this weekend.

"This weekend will really be optimal conditions all four qualifying sessions and you can't say that very often during the season," said Tasca. "We're going to a race knowing that the weather conditions are going to give us some of the best conditions that we've seen all season. The fans are in for a treat and the drivers and teams are really looking forward to it. Maple Grove is a track where we have the opportunity to set the national record on almost any run. It's going to be an exciting weekend."

With only three races left in the Countdown to 1, Reading marks a pivotal race for Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team's championship hopes. Tasca is fifth in the standings, with 124 points separating him from the leader.

"It's a tough game out there," said Tasca. "We are confident about our chances this weekend. As far as I am concerned, we are still in this championship race. The goal, all season and during this Countdown, has been to put ourselves in a position to win. Our goal will be the same this weekend."

-source: tasca/motorcraft

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