2017-12-17 Bob Tasca III is teaming-up with Ford to bring a Ford Mustang to the NHRA Funny Car class full-time in 2018.
Ford Performance will be the primary sponsor for the Tasca Racing Team and its Mustang Funny Car for 16 of the 24 races and also co-sponsor the other eight races next season. Ford will also provide engineering support. Tasca Racing also has a technical alliance with Don Schumacher Racing for 2018.
“This is a very exciting day for me personally and for everyone involved at Tasca Racing,” Tasca said. “We have always been a Ford family and have a long history with drag racing, so to be able to return to NHRA Funny Car full time in 2018 with the support of our longtime friends at Ford is the perfect scenario for us. This is something we have been working on for months now, so it’s great to be able to finally talk about it. We are ramping up for a full-season effort on the track, but also are ready to start working with our Ford partners to help reach their business goals and to help recruit technicians and mechanics for Ford dealerships by leveraging the NHRA platform. My team is focused on winning a championship for all the Ford fans that have supported Tasca and Ford since the 1960’s!”
During his decade as an NHRA Funny Car competitor, Tasca, has four race wins and 11 finals appearances, he qualified for the Countdown to the Championship three times.
“We’re excited about partnering with Tasca Racing and helping them return to NHRA for a championship run,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “We believe we have the technology tools to help the team be competitive on the track long-term, and are looking forward to the effort starting in 2018. The Tasca family has always been a pioneer in racing, and a leader in Ford vehicle and parts sales for many decades, This partnership will only serve to strengthen that legacy.”