The 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.
Scott Carroll topped the tough Top Alcohol class to take home the BIG money.
Scott receiving his plaque from Atoka Motorsports Park's Debbie Wilson.
Terry Glasscock (Near Lane) took home the Top Eliminator class win to Missouri.
Jackie Stidham was the winner of the Q16 Cars class on Friday night.
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.
Steve Foster was another of the California contingent to have a great weekend, finishing runner-up in the Pro 1 Cars class on Sunday.
Rod Trower had an impressive showing in Atoka making it to the semi-finals of Top Alcohol.
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.
David Hauser looked solid all weekend with tuning help from the Strasburg's (B&J Transmissions).
Willie Wall's dragster from Texas had a good showing on Sunday with a semi-final round finish.
Waylon Wimberly had a good showing qualifying #1 in the Quick 16 Cars class on Friday night.
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.
Billy Morris and the Two Dolla' Bill crew worked hard all weekend long making a good showing in the Top Alcohol class.
Mark Punos qualified #2 in TE with a 2.991.
Keith Ahart ran his "Second Urge" dragster and his Pro 1 Quad at Atoka.
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.
Terry Crawford (aka Fred Flintstone) heading for the Autograph session on Saturday.
Pat Goodale signing autographs for some of the local Atoka fans.
Brad Sivells brought his nice looking Jeep from Texas to race in the Pro 1 Cars class.
Brent Durant ran some impressive passes in the 3.7 second range in the Pro 1 Cars class.
Steve Foster Jr. ran in the 4.0 range with his Jeep at Atoka.
Mike Bolton made it three rounds on Sunday in the Pro 1 Cars class before falling to eventual winner Kevin Wilson.
Robert Fauske made some good looking passes in Pro 1 Cars competition with his Buggy.
Some great Round 1 TA Action with Rod Trower (Near Lane) vs. Billy Morris (Far Lane).