Bob Tasca III’s NHRA Victory in Vegas Shows Funny Car Class is Wide Open

After the Ford Motor Company pulled out of NHRA pro drag racing in late 2013, Cranston, RI’s Bob Tasca III warned it had made a mistake: “I truly believe they have underestimated the passion and loyalty of the NHRA fans” – and lobbied hard for a decision reversal. Ford agreed to continue supporting his Funny Car program, but Tasca made a promise on his end, too.

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Why an NHRA Drag Strip is 1,000 Feet Long

Traditionally, a drag strip is 1,320 feet, which equals a quarter-mile. (One mile equals 5,280 feet.) Many classes in NHRA drag racing—actually, all but the Top Fuel and Funny Car classes—still compete on a quarter-mile course.

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Odd Man Out Austin Prock Lands New Role with John Force Racing NHRA Team

2019 NHRA Rookie of the Year loses Top Fuel ride with JFR, will stay on in crew member, super-sub role. The 25-year-old rising star in the Camping World NHRA Drag Racing Series, was left off the organization’s driver roster for 2021 for financial reasons. Instead of racing, Prock helps crew chief dad Jimmy Prock work on Robert Hight’s Auto Club Chevy Funny Car. Prock scored his lone Top Fuel victory on the way to earning his 2019 NHRA rookie-of-the-year status.

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