Bob Tasca III
Gary CrossleyFord Shelby Mustang
Nitro Funny Car class
NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series
NHRA Kansas Nationals
Heartland Park Topeka Raceway, KS
May 19-21, 2017
Concord, NC (May 8th, 2017) - Tasca Racing is excited to announce they will be competing in the NHRA Kansas Nationals at Heartland Park Topeka in Topeka, KS next weekend from May 19-21.
Gary Crossley Ford to sponsor Tasca again for the Topeka Nationals! “Todd Crossley, the owner of Crossley Ford, is a close friend of mine and I’m proud to represent his family and team back at the dealership out on the track. The number one question I get asked at the track is why Ford pulled out of NHRA racing. Truthfully, I really don’t know why; but I strongly believe they will come back. Right now, we have people, like Todd, who see the value in NHRA and want to help keep Tasca Racing and the Ford name out on the track. So, for all the Ford fans that will come out to the Topeka race to support me, there is no better Ford dealer in the area to buy your next vehicle from than Gary Crossley Ford.”
Tasca Racing continues to pick up steam as the season builds. “What a difference a year makes! Even though we are only a part time team for now, we have made big improvements in our performance! Last year at this time we were working hard to break back into the 3’s - now we’re close to breaking into the 3.8’s! It’s going to be great to go back to Topeka with the race car we have right now. Last year Topeka produced the fastest speeds ever in a funny car. I can’t wait to see what we can do this year!”
As one of the largest Ford dealers in the country and now a primary sponsor of a Nitro Mustang, Todd Crossly weighs in on NHRA Racing: “Last year was incredible. The turnout was amazing and the speeds were record setting! Having been both a racer and a race fan my whole life, it gives me great pride to be part of the team bringing a Ford Mustang back to the NHRA Mello Yello Series this season - and who better to drive than one of my best friends, Bob Tasca III. Drag Racing is a team sport, but it takes great sponsors like Mello Yello and Ford to produce a product worthy of our race fans. I’m optimistic that Ford will see the excitement that our participation is creating and work to increase their involvement in the near future.”
Fresh off their second race in Charlotte, Tasca is looking for more. Tasca III says, “We were very happy with our first two races. We qualified great in Charlotte running a 3.96 – 323mph run and we had a really good shot at winning that first round in Charlotte right up until my belt fell off. With these first two races under our belt, my team has a lot of confidence going into Topeka. I know this is a big deal for Todd and his family and we really want to perform well.”
Learn more about our Tasca Racing Team at TascaRacing.com.