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ENGLISHTOWN, NJ –In Norwalk, Ohio, Trevor Eman and Team Aruba sailed past Brian Gham, one of the most winning drivers in ADRL history to advance to the next round. This weekend in Englishtown, Eman expects to see some of the fastest times down the track with the weather conditions being almost picture perfect. Mother Nature and her ways have swept over much of the racing season this year, which makes this weekend that much more of a thrill.
“We might even be able to see a pro stock car go 6.10’s this weekend, we hope to hit those numbers,” states Eman. “There are a lot of factors that go into posting incredible numbers and weather, humidity and altitude are always a contributing factor.”
With the Battle of the Belts around the corner in Ennis, Texas, the MMPSA title also remains up for grabs. As the end of the season draws near, Team Aruba inches closer and closer to obtaining the opportunity to have their best season yet. Posting solid times, cutting great lights and maintaining excellent ET’s whenever possible will be crucial, as Eman and Team Aruba work hard towards the top spot.
To check out Team Aruba and what they are up too, become a fan on facebook! You can also follow Eman and the crew on www.mmpsa.org, or log on to www.adrl.us. The teams personal site can also be found at www.Teamaruba.com .
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O’FALLON, MO — The American Drag Racing League (ADRL) has released the matchups in all six classes for the LenMar Motorsports ADRL World Finals VI and the prestigious Speedtech “Battle For The Belts.” The innovative, eight-spot elimination tournament to determine a world champion in every ADRL class (Pro Extreme, Pro Nitrous, Extreme 10.5, Pro Extreme Motorcycle, Extreme Pro Stock and Pro Junior Dragster) takes place on Oct. 22-23 at Texas Motorplex in Ennis, TX.
ADRL drivers earned points during the 2010 ADRL Tour for their racing performance, record-breaking runs and event participation. Only the top eight drivers in each class advanced and last weekend’s double-race (Dragstock VII and the Ohio Drags IV) at Summit Motorsports Park was the final opportunity to earn a spot into the field. The points leader in each class also receives a first-round bye.
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NORWALK, OHIO –After the rain once again halted race action in Rockingham, the eliminations were wrapped in Norwalk. On Friday evening, Team Aruba and the Digicel driven Ecort powered themselves into a spot in the semi-finals, and fell just shy of an appearance in the finals.
Saturday, the sporadic clouds lingered and the temperature dropped. Round one of eliminations began at 9am and it was prime racing weather. “Being in the semis after the rain called Rockingham was fantastic and carrying that momentum into the next day’s qualifying round and eliminations was just what we needed,” Eman stated. Team Aruba also bounced back from the first three rounds of qualifying running a 4.11, sitting 6th in the bracket.
In round on e of eliminations Eman ran a 4.26 and recognized immediate transmission issues. Performing well at the track and gaining points whenever possible will be crucial, as Eman and his crew work towards the opportunity to compete for the Battle of the Belts that will take place next month.
Norwalk, OH – This past weekend was the 4th annual ADRL Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags, which also held host to the canceled ADRL Simpson Dragstock VII, in Norwalk Ohio. After rain had delayed the Simpson Dragstock, the race was continued in Ohio. We pick up the action in Ohio.
Coming off of a #3 qualifier (3.92 @ 185.69mph) at the Dragstock VII, The Titan Scion was finally ready for Friday’s elimination runs. The first round drew L.J. Wood Jr. Wood had a great light and led until about the 330 foot mark, where Gary proceeded to run him down to win by over a car length. In the second round Team Titan was set to run against long time rival Billy Glidden. Gary and Billy have been battling back and forth for the better part of 2 years now and it is always “anyone’s race” when these two line up. White had a great light, but Glidden was on a role, and posted his second 3 second pass in a row to take the win against Gary’s 4.098.
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NORWALK, OH – Two of the top competitors in the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) showed exactly why they reign atop their respective classes at Saturday’s Summit Racing Equipment Ohio Drags IV.
Extreme Pro Stock driver Cary Goforth and Pro Extreme Motorcycle rider Ashley Owens both won for the second time in two nights to stay No. 1 in their divisions, capping off a memorable double-race weekend at Summit Motorsports Park. “To get two wins is just really, really awesome,” said Goforth, who won Dragstock VII on Friday. “Awesome won’t even cover it. This is just wonderful. You always dream about something like this, but you don’t always get it.”
Two other drivers got a chance to celebrate for the first time in the ADRL, as Mick Snyder (Pro Extreme) and Jim Laurita (Pro Nitrous) both picked up their first career ADRL wins on Saturday. Chuck Ulsch picked up his third win of the 2010 season in Extreme 10.5 and Morgan Benfield got the win in Pro Junior Dragster.
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NORWALK, OH – Just moments after watching his son, Ty, win in Pro Junior Dragster at the completion of the American Drag Racing League (ADRL) Simpson Dragstock VII on Friday, Todd Tutterow had only one thought before his Pro Extreme final.
I just knew I needed to do my job,” said Tutterow, the 2009 World Champion.
Tutterow followed suit, beating Joshua Hernandez with a 3.85 in the Pro Extreme final at Summit Motorsports Park to give the Tutterow family two memorable wins in one night.
“This is wonderful,” Tutterow said. “It is very special when you got your family with you for something like this.”
Other winners at Dragstock VII, which was completed on Friday after rain postponed the event two weeks ago in Rockingham, included Doug Riesterer (Pro Nitrous), Spiro Pappas (Extreme 10.5), Ashley Owens (Pro Extreme Motorcycle), Cary Goforth (Extreme Pro Stock) and Ty Tutterow (Pro Junior Dragster).
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Firebaugh, Ca – Jay Diedrich was torn earlier in the season when he saw that the final West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod Association event and the final West Coast Hot Rod Association event were booked on the same weekend. Diedrich has been a big contender and supporter this 2010 season with both the WCOPMA and in the WCHRA’s Pro Street class. So to him, only one thing was to be done, figure out a way to attend both events and support both associations.
Diedrich has his eye on second place in points with both associations. Bret Williamson wrapped up the number 1 spot with the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mods and Randy Walker will be leaving the big number 1 on his windshield for the WCHRA’s Pro Street class as he wrapped up the top spot for the 2010 season.
Diedrich only has 1 person to get around in the West Coast Outlaw Pro Mod points standings and 2 people to get by in the West Coast Hot Rod Association’s Pro Street class.