POMONA, Calif., November 14, 2014 – Bob Tasca III and the Tasca Racing Team announce that the seven-year NHRA Funny Car veteran will continue to drive his Ford Shelby Mustang racer in 2015 for a limited schedule with yet-to-be-named sponsorship.
“All season Ford fans from around the country have been asking me what I will drive next year,” Tasca said. “I’m happy to announce I’ll be in a Mustang! We are actively working with sponsors to determine how many races we will be running but whatever it ends up being the Tasca name will be on a Ford!”
Tasca’s family owns and operates one of the New England region’s leading Ford dealerships, Tasca Ford in Cranston, R.I. Tasca’s grandfather, Bob Tasca, Sr., introduced the Blue Oval to drag racing in the 1960s with his Cobra Jet 428.
Tasca III is a four-time winner on the NHRA Funny Car circuit and piloted the first Mustang that cracked the 3-second barrier with a 3.988 pass in Chicago last season.
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Now headquartered near Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Tasca Racing was founded by Legendary Ford dealer Bob Tasca, St., in Rhode Island in 1962, after he realized the incredible potential of “Race on Sunday, Sell on Monday” during drag racing’s infancy. At 16 years old, Bob Sr. started his first job at a Ford dealership. He opened his own Ford dealership at 27. Seventy years later, Tasca Ford still exists, run by the second and third generations of the Tasca family. Bob Tasca III, grandson of Bob Sr., has led the racing branch of the family since 2008 as driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Shelby Mustang Funny Car. When he’s not involved with his race team, Bob III works at the family dealership. The Tasca family is proud to say more than 50 years after Tasca Racing was founded, the phrase “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday” is alive and well within the Tasca team.