TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING LOOK TO PICK UP THE PACE AT SEATTLE AND THE START OF THE WEST COAST SWING DEARBORN, MI - July 7, 2010 - After the four-race stretch in June and the holiday break, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane...
TASCA AND MOTORCRAFT/QUICK LANE RACING LOOK TO PICK UP THE PACE AT SEATTLE AND THE START OF THE WEST COAST SWING
DEARBORN, MI - July 7, 2010 - After the four-race stretch in June and the holiday break, Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Racing team head to Seattle and the start of the three race West Coast Swing look to reclaim the dominance their Ford Mustang demonstrated this season in Funny Car. During the 2010 season, a Ford Funny Car has celebrated in the winner's circle 10 times; Tasca contributed to that streak with his Englishtown win.
As one of the five Ford teams in NHRA, Tasca sees the West Coast Swing as the pivotal point in the regular season. Currently sixth place in series points, Tasca looks to prove his staying power and lock his team in the Countdown to 1 with a strong West Coast Swing.
"We are in a good points position right now, but a really great race here on the West Coast Swing locks us into the Top 10, and that is a big advantage," said Tasca. "When you go into the West Coast, you don't need the pressure of trying to get into the Top 10, because anything can happen out there. By Sonoma, the playoff picture is going to be pretty crystallized. There will be a few players that are still fighting for it and then Indy and the start of the Countdown to 1 are right around the corner."
Tasca and the team bring the power and performance of the Ford BOSS 500 engine to improve their stats in Seattle. With their 1-2 record in Seattle, Tasca looks to turn that around with a solid performance this weekend.
"On my first foray to the West Coast Swing, I didn't win a round," said Tasca. "I really want to do well out West. I'm an East Coast guy and all of my wins have been on the East Coast with Englishtown, Gainesville and Norwalk. I feel the key to success in Seattle, and it's the same no matter where we go, is to get out of the box fast. We want to have a good run early Friday to set up for Friday night. Then you want to run well on Saturday to get your baseline for Sunday. We'll take it one race at a time, but I'm really shooting to take home a trophy or two from the West Coast."