INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. — Team Aruba just completed the fifth stop on the 2017 PDRA Tour at the historic Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. The hot and humid condition made for a tough weekend for the Aruba.com Mustang. Despite qualifying a very respectable fourth with a 4.097 effort, Trevor Eman fell in round one to Matt Giangrande. Giangrande pulled out his best number of the weekend, a 4.184, enough for a narrow victory over Eman.
“We had a very disappointing weekend,” confessed Eman. “We had a good momentum through the first races of the year. Losing first round this race was unexpected. Our team worked hard all weekend to get the car down the track as fast as possible. On the Racepak computer everything looked the way it was supposed to. It almost seems like the Mustang didn’t have the energy this weekend in the poor weather conditions we were facing.”
Despite the unfortunate early exit from the Mid-America Nationals, Eman and team are still in good condition to make a bid for the 2017 PDRA Extreme Pro Stock Championship.
“Our hope was to come out of this race with the points lead. That did not happen, but we’ll do everything we can to catch back up.
“On the up side, we had the chance to interact with new fans. Being a new location for us to race, we could introduce our paradise home to more people, which is one of the things we love most to do.
“The engine will be going back for its scheduled refresh and hopefully we can turn things around in Tulsa in a couple of weeks. There are still three events left and we plan to make the most of them.”