Automobile Club of Southern California NHRA Finals
Tasca ends rookie season
After qualifying for 22 of 24 races this season, and spending the season crafting and molding his race team, the 2008 season has come to an end and after falling in the first round in Pomona to Ron Capps, the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Shelby Mustang team will end its first season together, 12th in the point standings.
“What a season it’s been,” said Tasca. “I’m just so thrilled for my whole team and Motorcraft and
The story for Tasca all season was the fact that the former alcohol Funny Car driver literally put together his entire sponsorship and race team in just about two months at the end of last year.
“As a driver and team owner, I had a lot of sleepless nights just trying to figure out how we were going to get to Pomona for the first race of this season,” continued Tasca. “With a crew chief like Chris Cunningham and the guys that he put together for this team to get us out of the gate, compete all year, qualify for 22 of 24 races, win rounds, get to a semi-final; we didn’t get our first win, but that will come. And believe me, there’s more than one of them in our future.”
The past couple of months have been full of announcements for Tasca Racing for the 2009 season. He began construction for his race shop in
“From our alliance with Tim and building our shop, you can just see the direction that we’re heading in for next season,” said Tasca. “And to be part of something this special, both on the business side and the racing side, is just really exciting. I’ve said it all year that in this sport, you’ve got to look forward and not backwards and Tasca and Wilkerson Racing, along with Cunningham and Marc Denner for next year, we’re planning on having a leg up on the competition next season.
“This time last year, I only had one employee, so our entire team is really pumped up about how this year came together and we’re really excited about 2009,” said Tasca. “For us, we’ve got about three days off and then we’re going to work in
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