Bob Tasca III will return to the NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series at the upcoming NHRA Four-Wide Nationals in Charlotte and will bring with him a new sponsor, NewAutoParts.com, that will adorn the side of his Shelby Mustang-bodied Funny Car.
NewAutoParts.com sells new original factory replacement parts for Ford, GM, Hummer, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, Mazda, Volvo, Lincoln, and Nissan. More brands will be added in the near future.
Tasca announced at the end of the 2014 season he was going to run a limited race schedule in 2015 but has been encouraged by the response from his fans.
“The support I have received from my fans has been amazing,” said Tasca. “I wish I could say I would race in all of them but finding sponsorships in this economy has not been easy. I’m planning on running in three or four events this season, although I believe our new primary sponsor NewAutoParts.com will be well received within the NHRA community, which could lead to more races.
“I was introduced to NewAutoParts.com about a year ago,” he explained. “I was so impressed with how they manage their operation that my family made a major investment in their business model. NewAutoParts.com offers competitive prices, unparalleled customer service, and fast discounted worldwide shipping services for all their customers genuine parts needs. The best way to see me at more races is to purchase your new original parts from NewAutoParts.com.
“I’m blessed with some of the hardest-working guys I know. I told everyone on my team all they had to do was move to Rhode Island and they had a job waiting for them. All my key guys stayed with me. Now not only are they going to help me win on the racetrack, but they are helping my family win back at the dealership. Tom Leskovan, my car chief since day one, will be overseeing the operation at the track and assisting me in tuning the car. I have always wanted to get more involved with the tuning of the car and now I have the chance. I’m not sure what I’m more excited about getting back in the seat or assisting with the tuning decisions.
“I’m looking forward to getting back out there seeing the fans being around the racers,” he added. “Those are the two things you miss the most, the fans and racers, they become part of your family. As for the race, we have the best parts, I have a great team to work on my Shelby Mustang, and as long as I didn’t forget how to drive, you just might see the NewAutoParts.com Shelby Mustang in the winner’s circle.”