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Norwalk Funny Car results: E2

Bristol winner Bob Tasca III stretched his win streak to six straight rounds to highlight the second round of Funny Car racing.
23 Jun 2019
Phil Burgess, NHRA National Dragster Editor
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Bob Tasca

Bristol winner Bob Tasca III stretched his win streak to six straight rounds to highlight the second round of Funny Car racing.

Tasca’s Ford powered to a 3.993 after Paul Lee red-lighted and earned lane choice by a thousandth of a second for a rematch with John Force of their Bristol final round. Force eked out a win by .003-second over J.R. Todd with a 3.994 pass.

Tasca will take on Topeka runner-up Jack Beckman, who defeating Shawn Langdon with a 4.01. Beckman will take on teammate Tommy Johnson Jr., who advanced with a 4.05 after low qualifier Ron Capps inexplicably smoked the tires after five straight three-second passes.

Three of the semifinal foursome have become familiar to NHRA fans as Jack Beckman has been to the semifinals or beyond at the last three races, including a runner-up in Topeka; Force had a pair of semifinal finishes in a row before last weekend’s runner-up; Johnson had a win in Chicago and a semifinal in Topeka. Tasca is the outlier, having only three round wins in the seven races preceding his Bristol victory.

Semifinal pairings (lane choice first): Jack Beckman vs. Tommy Johnson Jr.; Bob Tasca III vs. John Force

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