This week’s NHRA Insider podcast is a good one. I called it The -79 Club because the guests are Austin Prock and Bob Tasca III who are both 79 points out of first in their respective categories with four races remaining in the 2019 NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing season. It is interesting to hear the two competitors talk about their chances and what needs to change for them so that they can climb atop the points standings at drag racing’s highest level.
The conversations are wide ranging and both drivers bring the audience to places where they likely have never been before. Prock talks extensively about Mike Green’s leadership and approach, the environment at John Force Racing, and how he is dealing with things as a rookie in this fast paced world. He also takes us inside his incredible performance at the starting line this year. It’s cool.
Bob Tasca III talks about his Ford Motorcraft team, how they are poised to make a stretch run and how a few small things have prevented them from being at the top. Interestingly, the conversations ends up on the topic of electric cars and the future of drag racing. Tasca’s comments here are insightful and interesting as he is on a product planning board for Ford Motor Company and literally sees the future of the brand.
Give it a listen!