By Tristan Ralston on 14th May, 2013

UNION, S.C. May 13, 2013:  At the last stop on the ADRL tour Team Aruba was having one of the best outings of their career. They secured the number one qualifying spot early and hung onto it for the duration. Unfortunately, Mother Nature moved in in the form of rain and stopped Team Aruba from defending their position in eliminations. Now, with the ADRL Spring Drags IV approaching this weekend, the Team hopes to claim the coveted pole position again, and this time take it to the winner’s circle.

To help cheer them on, two special guests will be on hand with Team Aruba at Cordova Dragway Park. Driver of the / Alltel Wireless Mustang, Trevor Eman, is greatly looking forward to welcoming two of his family members onto the team this weekend, Mike and Anouk Eman.

Anouk Eman, besides being cousin to an accomplished Extreme Pro Stock driver, is an impressive standout in her own right. A student at Lindwood University, Anouk is a gold medal winning synchronized swimmer, who also recently won first place at the US National Championships in Greensboro, NC – the same weekend that Team Aruba qualified number one in Valdosta.

Trevor’s uncle, Mike Eman, is a loyal drag racing supporter and also happens to be the Prime Minister of Aruba. The team from the “friendly island” is excited both to show their visitors ADRL drag racing and to introduce their drag racing ‘family’ to Prime Minister Eman and Anouk.

“This weekend should be a lot of fun for Team Aruba with Anouk and Mike supporting us,” told Trevor. “We are looking forward to having them with us. To celebrate the occasion, Team Aruba is organizing a cookout in our pit area for Friday night, following testing. We are inviting all Extreme Pro Stock participants and ADRL officials to come by our pit area, grab a bite to eat and meet both Anouk, a gold medalist synchronized swimmer and also Mike Eman, the Prime Minister of Aruba. As a little extra incentive, we will also be making our famous ‘Aruba Juice’ –  a fruity cocktail pretty well known by now in the ADRL pit area.”

With the two honored guests supporting Team Aruba at the Spring Drags, Trevor Eman hopes their cheering section is just what the team needs to continue their performance:

“Our last race went awesome. It was the first time we ever qualified number one in an Extreme Pro Stock field. The unfortunate part was that the event got cancelled due to the rain that plagued Sunday racing.

We are coming into this race as ‘defending’ number one qualifier, and we still have unfinished business, so to speak. Our goal is to finish what we started in Valdosta here at this race. Hopefully we can make that happen in front of our family that is going to be with us in Cordova.”

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