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Ford Returns To NHRA Funny Car Racing
November 2, 2017
The NHRA has announced Ford Performance will help fuel Bob Tasca III’s Mustang Funny Car for the 2018 NHRA drag racing season through the company’s investments in aerodynamics engineering, including racing and production vehicle wind tunnels.
Ford Returns To NHRA Funny Car Racing

The National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) has announced Ford Performance will help fuel Bob Tasca III’s Mustang Funny Car for the 2018 NHRA drag racing season through the company’s investments in aerodynamics engineering, including racing and production vehicle wind tunnels.

Ford and its selected brands will sponsor Bob Tasca III and Tasca Racing for the entire season as the primary sponsor for 16 races, and as a co-sponsor, the rest of the season, building on the company’s legacy of drag racing that dates back to the start of the sport.

“The Tasca family has always been a pioneer in racing, and a leader in Ford vehicle and parts sales for many decades,” said Dave Pericak, global director, Ford Performance. “This partnership will only serve to strengthen that legacy.”

During his decade as an NHRA Funny Car competitor, Tasca has four race wins, 11 finals appearances and qualified for the Countdown to the Championship three times. His career-best ET is 3.892 and his career best speed is 326.56 mph.