Atoka Heartland Nationals 2009 Photo Extra

atoka-lead.jpgThe 11th Annual Heartland Nationals once again lived up to its billing as one of the premiere events of the sand drag racing season. Despite dodging rain drops a few times throughout the weekend, a good time was had by all and the racing action was intense. Let’s take a look at some photos taken by NSDN Editor Tom Bray at this event.
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Scott Carroll topped the tough Top Alcohol class to take home the BIG money.

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Scott receiving his plaque from Atoka Motorsports Park's Debbie Wilson.

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Terry Glasscock (Near Lane) took home the Top Eliminator class win to Missouri.

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Jackie Stidham was the winner of the Q16 Cars class on Friday night.

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Mark Ratliff (Near Lane) won the Quick 16 Quads class on Friday night and took home a runner-up in the Pro 1 Quads Sunday class making his trip from California pay off.

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Steve Foster was another of the California contingent to have a great weekend, finishing runner-up in the Pro 1 Cars class on Sunday.

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Rod Trower had an impressive showing in Atoka making it to the semi-finals of Top Alcohol.

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Joyce Risher had a heart breaker of a weekend with her "Black Magic" dragster, qualifying solidly in the Top Eliminator class then suffering chassis damage that would take her out of eliminations.

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David Hauser looked solid all weekend with tuning help from the Strasburg's (B&J Transmissions).

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Willie Wall's dragster from Texas had a good showing on Sunday with a semi-final round finish.

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Waylon Wimberly had a good showing qualifying #1 in the Quick 16 Cars class on Friday night.

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Jeff Sieg made the haul from the KC area with his brother Stacy, both running in the Top Eliminator class with Jeff bringing home a runner-up finish.

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Billy Morris and the Two Dolla' Bill crew worked hard all weekend long making a good showing in the Top Alcohol class.

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Mark Punos qualified #2 in TE with a 2.991.

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Keith Ahart ran his "Second Urge" dragster and his Pro 1 Quad at Atoka.

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Atoka had an autograph session with the TA/TE racers after their final qualifying round. Here is Billy Morris signing an Autograph for a young fan.

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Terry Crawford (aka Fred Flintstone) heading for the Autograph session on Saturday.

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Pat Goodale signing autographs for some of the local Atoka fans.

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Brad Sivells brought his nice looking Jeep from Texas to race in the Pro 1 Cars class.

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Brent Durant ran some impressive passes in the 3.7 second range in the Pro 1 Cars class.

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Steve Foster Jr. ran in the 4.0 range with his Jeep at Atoka.

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Mike Bolton made it three rounds on Sunday in the Pro 1 Cars class before falling to eventual winner Kevin Wilson.

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Robert Fauske made some good looking passes in Pro 1 Cars competition with his Buggy.

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Some great Round 1 TA Action with Rod Trower (Near Lane) vs. Billy Morris (Far Lane).

NSDN Photos.

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