Atoka Heartland Nationals Photo Recap

 The 10th Annual ASDA Heartland Nationals at Atoka Motorsports Park once again went off on Memorial Day weekend. This race once again featured warm temperatures and some great racing. A few west coast racers showed up to battle with the Oklahoma, Missouri, and Texas crowd to see who would take home the special trophies. This year, the race featured a benefit dinner for the late Butch Trolinder’s family in his memory. The trophies, provided by the Trower’s (also the dinner), were “Tie Dye” to in memoriam of Butch. Our friends at Lonestar Graphics (www.lonestargraphics.info) provided us with some photos from the race and coupled with a few of our own NSDN shots we’ll take a look back at this event in a photo recap.


David Hauser won the Top Alcohol class with his "Lethal Threat" dragster. (Lonestar Photo)


Hauser receiving his trophy from Rachel Trolinder, wife of the late Butch Trolinder. (NSDN Photo)


Joyce Risher drove the "Straightwinder" to the Top Eliminatory victory. (Lonestar Photo)


Rachel presenting Joyce Risher with the TE winner's trophy. (NSDN Photo)


Kevin Wilson, winner of Pro 1 on Saturday as well as Friday night's Quick 16 Cars. (Lonestar Photo)


Kevin Wilson picking up his Pro 1 "tie dye" trophy as well as his plaques from Lonestar Graphics. (NSDN Photo)


John Moreland was the #1 qualifier and finished runner-up in Top Alcohol. (Lonestar Photo)


Van Watson ran a pair of 2.98's with his small block Chevy-powered dragster en route to the runner-up spot in Top Eliminator. (Lonestar Photo)


Robert Fauske won the Pro 2 cars class at the Heartland Nationals. (Lonestar Photo)


Nick Allen was the winner in the Pro 1 Quads class on Sunday. (Lonestar Photo)


Kirk Whitlow won the Quick 16 Quads class on Friday night. (Lonestar Photo)


Gage Moore won the Peewees class with his Junior Dragster. (Lonestar Photo)


Jim Bailey brought his new "Blue Thunder" dragster from Michigan to compete at Atoka. (Lonestar Photo)


Rod Trower qualified #2 in TA with a 2.83, and was instrumental in putting on the dinners Friday and Saturday night for the racers and crew at the track. (Lonestar Photo)


Stryker Stilwell ran his Arizona-based dragster in the Top Eliminator class. (Lonestar Photo)


The watering system at Atoka Motorsports Park kept dust to a minimum depsite the 90 degree temperatures and sun shine beating down on the track all weekend. (NSDN Photo)

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