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Wilkerson, poised for historic Funny Car title, will merge with Tasca

Updated: November 1, 2008, 4:35 PM ET
By John Schwarb | Special to ESPN.com

LAS VEGAS -- Tim Wilkerson is two races from his first NHRA Funny Car championship, a David story in a sport full of multicar Goliaths.

Enjoy it while it lasts. In Wilkerson's case, it won't past this season.

The 47-year-old veteran announced Saturday that he will form a two-car alliance with Tasca Racing in 2009, running a Ford Mustang alongside current rookie Bob Tasca III.

"I've always been determined to create a championship-caliber program. Certainly since we've come through ...

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