- Neff joins Tasca Racing fulltime beginning at Las Vegas event
- A veteran tuner/driver, Neff previously served as part-time consultant for Tasca
- Neff and Schaffer will serve as co-crew chiefs
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 29, 2019 – Veteran tuner Mike Neff will join Tasca Racing fulltime beginning at the Las Vegas race in a multiyear deal, according to team owner Bob Tasca III, driver of the Motorcraft/Quick Lane Ford Mustang Funny Car.
Neff will serve as co-crew chief with Jon Schaffer, who joined Tasca Racing in 2019.
“Mike Neff brings a level of experience and tone to the team that is invaluable,” Tasca said. “Neff and Jon compliment each other so well. Our success on track this year shows it. It’s so important to have the right combination of people behind you and I think we’ve done that.”
Tasca and the Motorcraft/Quick Lane team have two wins, two runners-up and three semifinal finishes so far this season in the NHRA Mello Yello Series. They are currently fifth in the playoff standings.
“I’m excited to be back working on a Funny Car,” Neff said. “And I’m excited to be back with Jon (Schaffer). Jon and I have worked together quite a bit in the past and we have a great working relationship. It’s good to be back working with Bob and his family, too. Bob worked hard to get Ford back. They have a great team over there at Ford Performance and it’s good to see them in drag racing again.”