ADRL Ford Drive One Summer Nationals VI –  June 4-5th, 2010  Martin MI

 Pro Extreme  P/X        
 Win:  Josh Hernandez  3.661  206.75  7th
 R/UP:  Alex Hossler  NTR  NSR  
 Low ET:  Josh Hernandez  3.652    
 Top Speed:  K.H. Al-Thani    209.48  
 Bump Spot:     3.960    
 Pro Nitrous  P/N        
 Win:  Lee Adkins  3.966  188.57  1st
 R/UP:  Pat Stoken  6.428   74.05  
 Low ET:  Khalid Balooshi  3.913    
 Top Speed:  Pat Stoken    196.33  
Bump Spot:   4.256    
Extreme 10.5 Winner: Gary White 3.934 190.37  
Pro Extreme M/C Winner: Ashley Owens 4.232 174.11  
Extreme Pro Stock Winner: John Montecalvo 4.090 178.87  

ADRL Invades Western Michigan (Courtesy of ADRL Communications)

The added pressure, expectations and attention that comes with landing a new major sponsor seems to have brought out the best in Josh Hernandez.

A race after advancing to the final in Richmond while debuting his new Fight Me MMA sponsorship, Hernandez and his ’57 Chevy took it a step further on Saturday, winning in Pro Extreme at the ADRL Ford Drive One Summer Drags VI at U.S. 131 Motorsports Park in Martin, MI.

P/X Winner - Josh Hernandez

“To come out with a new sponsor and within two races have a win, that’s what we’re in it for,” Hernandez said. “To be in that winner’s circle, nothing makes me happier.

It’s the seventh career win for Hernandez, but just the first this year in a loaded division.

Hernandez left his stamp on the weekend in the finals, running a 3.66 at 206 miles per hour to knock off Alex Hossler.

Hernandez wasn’t the only one to entertain the raucous Martin crowd on a thrilling Saturday.

Pro Nitrous Winner:  Lee Adkins

Pro Nitrous Winner: Lee Adkins

In Pro Nitrous, Lee Adkins picked up his first career win, denying No. 1 qualifier Pat Stoken his first title in the final round.

Gary White picked up his second straight win in Extreme 10.5, beating Billy Glidden in the finals to extend his recent reign in the division.

Ashley Owens made it three straight wins in Pro Extreme Motorcycle, extending his dominance with a holeshot win in the finals against Terry Schweigert.

John Montecalvo was the winner in Extreme Pro Stock, denying Brian Gahm a second straight win by running a 4.09 in the finals.

Both Montecalvo and White were No. 1 qualifiers who ended up in the winner’s circle. It was also the first chance for Martin fans to celebrate final-round victories after rain ended the two prior races prematurely.

(Photos by: David Ostaszewski)