BOB TASCA III
Driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang Funny Car
Occupation: Professional Race Car Driver & Ford Car Salesmen
Education: Graduate of Providence College Majoring in Business Management
Bob Tasca III has been racing since he was 16 years old. He started his racing career by attending Roy Hill’s driving school. From there he went on to be licensed in 4 NHRA classes. In 2005, after years of being around the John Force program Bob wanted to try his skills in a Top Alcohol Funny Car, the stepping stone to entering the Top Fuel program. After attending Frank Hawley’s Top Alcohol Funny Car driving program Tasca decided to build their own car and enter the professional ranks. Tasca has Won 11 National events and 2 divisional races. Tasca enjoyed the best campaign of his career in 2021 when he finished third in the final standings and won three races. His first two victories occurred in back-to-back spring events (Las Vegas 1, Atlanta). Tasca’s triumph at the NHRA Finals in Pomona was especially impactful as it vaulted him from seventh place to third place on the last day of the season.
In 2013, Tasca was the first Ford driver to ever make a three-second run with a 3.988 pass, forging a new top speed of 316.97. He has since eclipsed those marks with a 3.851 E.T. and 335.32 mph.
On June 26, 2021, Tasca set an electric-vehicle drag racing record, piloting the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 to a run of 8.12 at 171.97 mph during an exhibition pass in Norwalk.
TASCA AUTOMOTIVE GROUP:
Tasca Automotive Group was founded in 1943 by Bob Tasca, Sr. Today Tasca Automotive Group operates new vehicle dealerships in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Connecticut. They represent the following franchises Ford, Lincoln, Chevrolet, GMC, Buick, Hummer, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Ram, Volvo, Kia and Mazda. Their corporate office is located at 33 Sharpe Dr, Cranston RI 02920.