Bob Tasca III made his first appearance in the 2008 National Hot Rod Assn. Winternationals at Auto Club Raceway in Pomona. Tasca said that race stands out because he barely qualified for the elimination rounds. He wasn't even sure if his car would start when qualifying began earlier in the week.
Tasca won two races and finished eighth in the NHRA funny car standings in 2009. He beat Tony Pedregon to win in Gainesville, Fla., and Mike Neff in Reading, Penn.