US NHRA Drag Racing Series team Tasca Racing has renewed its association with PPG for 2021.
Led by President and driver Bob Tasca III, Tasca Racing will run a full schedule in the Funny Car category with their multiple NHRA event-winning 11,000 horsepower (8203 kW) Ford Shelby Nitro Mustang, which regularly reaches speeds beyond 325 MPH (539 km/h) in just over 3.8 seconds.
As well as being a secondary sponsor throughout the season, PPG will serve as Tasca Racing’s primary sponsor for two key races – the New England Nationals on 11 to 13 June and the Mile High Nationals on 16 to 18 July 2021.
Tasca is also Vice President of the Tasca Automotive Group which operates multiple new car dealerships, collision centres and service centres throughout New England and Florida in the USA. PPG’s Envirobase High Performance waterborne basecoat system is used in the company’s collision centres.
“We are thrilled to sponsor Tasca Racing again this year,” said Bill Shaw, Director Marketing and Strategic Sales, Automotive Refinish at PPG.
“PPG and Tasca Racing have had a strong relationship for more than 25 years, ever since Bob’s grandfather began using PPG products in his Ford dealership collision centre in Cranston, Rhode Island. It was only natural that PPG would help sponsor the Tasca team when it decided to take to the track.”
Tasca said it is “great” having PPG continue as a sponsor.
“Seeing the PPG logo on our car says it all about our partnership. With five collision centres, and soon to be six, spraying PPG, I am thrilled to continue that relationship,” he said.