img_9529_20130310_1362230552With Mother Nature working against the American
Drag Racing League during testing on Friday and again during qualifying on
Saturday, the expected start time was delayed several hours and then cut to
just two sessions. The first Extreme Pro Stock session would prove to be
the ticket for the Mustang. Trevor Eman and the gang put down a
4.114 pass, good enough then for number two qualifier. By the time the
second qualifying session was run, track conditions became tricky and Eman
was forced to lift to avoid contact with the guard wall. His 4.11 pass was
good enough to maintain a number six spot for Sunday’s eliminations.
Although the team had higher hopes for their final qualifying pass, they
remain confident heading into race day.

“The weather has really been battling against us this weekend,” told Eman.
“We worked with the hand we were dealt here and did what we thought was
right for conditions. Our 4.11 pass was competitive and should be a good
setup for tomorrow. Even though our second shot at the track was a wash, we
stayed in the top half in qualifying and feel like we’re in a good
position. Although much of our focus today has been on handling the
conditions here and getting a good race day set up, our thoughts are also
back in Aruba. Nelson Winklaar, a good friend and important member of Team
Aruba, is in the hospital due to some health issues he’s been trying to
fight off for a while. We wish him the best and want to see him get well
soon so that he can be sure to join us for some races this year.”

Eman will face Richard Penland in the first round of eliminations at the
U.S. Drags. “These are all tough competitors and each one is capable of
being a threat on race day. We’ve proven that ourselves, rising from
underdog status to get the win at the last event. We’ll go out tomorrow and
give it all we’ve got! Our main goal is to leave first in points and we’re
going to do everything in our power to accomplish that.”