Bob Tasca III (Funny Car), Troy Coughlin Jr. (Pro Stock) and Joey Gladstone (Pro Stock Motorcycle) won the 14th of 22 races during the 2022 NHRA Camping World Drag Racing Series season at Topeka, KS. Tasca III is from Hope, RI.
SONOMA, Calif. — Bob Tasca III and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Funny Car team won the NHRA Sonoma Nationals on Sunday night. It was his first victory of the season and 10th in his career in the Nitro Funny Car class.
Here are the top 10 in Camping World NHRA Funny Car points right now….
Bob Tasca grabbed the spotlight from John Force in the Funny Car final round at Atlanta Dragway, extending his points lead and winning the 40th and final Lucas Oil NHRA Southern Nationals on Sunday.
For Bob Tasca III, his grandfather’s word was gospel. And being a faithful believer has shaped the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Mustang Funny Car driver into a highly successful NHRA Camping World Drag Racing racer, automotive-industry businessman, and Ford Motor Company evangelist.
After the Ford Motor Company pulled out of NHRA pro drag racing in late 2013, Cranston, RI’s Bob Tasca III warned it had made a mistake: “I truly believe they have underestimated the passion and loyalty of the NHRA fans” – and lobbied hard for a decision reversal. Ford agreed to continue supporting his Funny Car program, but Tasca made a promise on his end, too.
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