By Tristan Ralston on 19th May, 2013

CORDOVA, Ill. May 18, 2013:  When Mother Nature ended the ADRL Georgia Drags after qualifying, Extreme Pro Stock number one qualifier, Trevor Eman and Team Aruba, were disappointed to not defend their position in eliminations. At this weekend’s ADRL Spring Drags they’ve given themselves another chance, once again taking over the top spot in XPS.

In just the first qualifying shot, the / Alltel Wireless Mustang laid down an impressive 4.099. That number would be good enough to keep them on top through all four rounds of qualifying. Heading into the event, Team Aruba was determined to defend the number one position that got cut short at the Georgia Drags. That determination paid off, and they will once again be on the pole for race day.

“We are thrilled with our performance,” told Eman. “We have put in a tremendous amount of hard work to be a front running team and to finally be here feels really good.”

The team from the “happy island” had some Aruban visitors cheering them on to this success. Synchronized swimming gold medalist, Anouk Eman, and Aruba Prime Minister, Mike Eman, were both on hand to witness Team Aruba’s run to the top of the pack.

“We loved having Anouk and Mike with us,” added Eman. “We had a great celebration with them on Friday night and are really celebrating now after today’s performance.”

The eight car XPS field is separated by only four hundredths of a second going into eliminations, making for some impressive matchups on race day. Eman will face off against Brian Gahm, who qualified with a 4.139.

“With a field this tight, it’s anyone’s game on race day,” Eman continued, “but grabbing that coveted number one spot for the second event in a row has certainly boosted our confidence. We know we have what it takes to get to the winner’s circle tomorrow, and we hope to keep that good island energy flowing to bring a trophy home to Aruba!”