ORANJESTAD, Aruba – Team Aruba has announced plans to participate in four NHRA Mello Yello Drag Racing Series Pro Stock events this year.
Driver Trevor Eman Eman and the Aruba.com Mustang will once again compete for the PDRA Extreme Pro Stock championship in addition to the NHRA events, which has been made possible after the NHRA has made Mountain Motor cars legal in the division at four events.
“Mountain Motor Pro Stock will participate in four NHRA National events in 2019, which could not have come at a better time,” explained Team Aruba owner Ven Eman. “American Airlines has just added four new straight flights to Aruba. We can market The One Happy Island to a new population, and it’s easier than ever for them to enjoy a paradise vacation.”
Mountain Motor Pro Stocks will run with the NHRA at the NHRA Four-Wide Nationals at zMAX Dragway in addition to events in Bristol, Tenn., Epping, N.H., and Dallas, Texas.
“Direct flights are available from Charlotte and Houston, so those markets will be an incredible opportunity for us to promote our island,” said Ven Eman. “Racers spend a lifetime working toward racing with the NHRA. We feel extremely privileged and grateful for this opportunity.
“We’re very excited about our 2019 season. The car has been running extremely well, we’ve got an incredible crew, and there are many amazing opportunities ahead for us. We want to thank our crew: John and Julie Peterson, Hennito Orman, Bruce Morgan, Doug Schriefer, Pat Norcia, Jon Kaase Racing Engines and crew. They work hard to help this car perform well and keep us running. We also have deep gratitude for our partners, Aruba.com and the Aruba Airport Authority. Their loyalty over the years is what got us this far. Next year is going to be very exciting for us, and we can’t wait to take them with us.”