Guests Bob Tasca III and Camrie Caruso join host Brian Lohnes on this first 2022 episode of the NHRA Insider podcast.
Tasca is coming off a career season in 2021 with multiple victories, including the season-ending Auto Club NHRA Finals in Pomona. He talks about his team, keeping his program working with the right people, the oncoming rise of electric cars on the dragstrip and in the marketplace, and even the fact that Ford engineers think that by decade’s end that they could have an electric car that’s faster than a nitro Funny Car! This is an entertaining and eye-opening conversation about drag racing, business, and technology.
Caruso joined the show moments after making her first official Pro Stock runs in what will be a highly aggressive testing schedule in Florida this winter. Having gotten the team organized, hiring Jim Yates as their crew chief, and now getting on the track, this team is 100% serious about contenting from the jump at the NHRA Winternationals. Caruso talks pressure, driving Pro Stock, and what it has taken to get this far.