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Tue, 18 Jun 2019, 09:32 AM

A Year after Losing in Finals at Bristol, Tasca and Salinas both Claim Wins
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At NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Bob Tasca III powered to his first Funny Car win in nearly seven years, knocking off John Force in the final round on Sunday at the 19th annual NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals at Bristol Dragway.

Mike Salinas also picked up the victory in Top Fuel at the 11th of 24 events during the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series season. Both Salinas and Tasca advanced to the final round in Bristol a year ago before falling, but it was a different story for each driver in 2019.

Bob Tasca III, Ford Mustang, 4.008 seconds, 316.23 mph defeated John Force, Chevy Camaro, 4.155 seconds, 287.05 mph.

Funny Car driver Bob Tasca picked up the win at Bristol Dragway when he bested John Force in the final round.

Mike Salinas, 3.836 seconds, 325.69 mph defeated Steve Torrence, 3.892 seconds, 287.60 mph.

Top Fuel driver Mike Salinas picked up his second career win on Sunday at Bristol Dragway after finishing as the runner-up last year.

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