Bob Tasca III
PPG Ford Shelby Mustang
Nitro Funny Car class
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA New England Nationals
New England Dragway, Epping, NH
June 3-5, 2016
Concord, NC (May 30th) – Tasca Racing is bringing Bob Tasca III and his PPG Ford Shelby Mustang back east to compete in the NHRA New England Nationals at New England Dragway in Epping, NH from June 3-5 as part of the 2016 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series.
PPG is back to support Tasca Racing. “My family has used PPG for many years. We share a great relationship. If it wasn’t for their support we would not be racing this event. I’m excited to not only run their colors but be able to host over 200 PPG customers and guest during the race weekend. PPG has always seen the value in NHRA Drag Racing and they get the most out of each event!” says Tasca.
With his entire team’s confidence running high, Bob Tasca III says, “I can’t remember the last time I was this excited about entering any race. Leaving Topeka we are coming off three of the quickest runs of my career in just our second race of the season. We are really close to running at the top of the field!
“Running a part-time schedule can make it difficult to catch your stride but things have really come together for our team. We are in a great place entering the New England race.”
Tasca and his PPG Shelby compete in races around the country, but bringing it back east to New Hampshire – and closer to home – is clearly meaningful for Bob. “I love racing in New England. To be able to have so many friends and family get to experience the excitement of NHRA drag racing in their backyard makes for a fun weekend. I have so many memories racing at this track that I look forward to making a few more this weekend!”
Tasca has been racing since he was 16 years old. With this race in Epping, he can compete in front of his home crowd in his fastest car to date. Following this race, Tasca Racing takes it west to Illinois for the Route 66 NHRA Nationals near Chicago from July 7-10.
Tasca Racing Office: 401-681-1394
About Tasca Racing:
Now headquartered near Charlotte in Concord, N.C., Tasca Racing was founded in 1962 by legendary Ford dealer Bob Tasca, Sr. of Rhode Island. While most well-known for coining the term “Win on Sunday, Sell on Monday”, Bob Tasca, Sr. is also widely recognized for helping bring Ford to the forefront of performance during the golden era of racing in the 1950’s and 1960’s with such vehicles as the 428 Cobra Jet. Today the Tasca performance heritage continues with the second and third generations of the family. Carl Tasca, Sr. (Bob’s son) drives the fastest Ford Cobra Jet in the country. Bob Tasca III (Bob’s grandson) pilots a 300 mph 10,000 horsepower Shelby Mustang Nitro Funny Car. See more at: www.tascaracing.com
PPG was founded in 1883 as Pittsburgh Plate Glass by Captain John B. Ford and John Pitcairn. Today, PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, glass, and fiber glass. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability, and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company.
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About Nitro Fish Apparel:
Nitro Fish Apparel is owned and operated by Kenny Koretsky, a Pennsylvania-based businessman and longtime NHRA drag racer. Featuring a wide selection of T-shirts, hats, decals, die cast replicas and other memorabilia, the Nitro Fish Apparel line is available at trackside locations during select NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series events or online at www.nitrofish.com