NSDN Daily Race Coverage - Atoka Heartland Nats May '14

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Sunday

The 16th Annual Heartland Nationals at Atoka Motorsports Park wrapped up on Sunday with some excellent on track action. Marc Luce piloted his brand new Lucas Oil Dragster to the Top Alcohol class win over Ted Lirones running Low ET of the weekend in the final recording a 2.747. Courtney Stidham kept up his winning ways with the Twisted Dragster taking the Top Eliminator class final round win over Terry Glasscock 2.99 to 2.97. Bob Ramlow put his Strictly Business Altered in the PTN 3.5 Index Winners Circle taking the final round win over Keith Ahart. John Pate dominated the ATV Bracket/Index classes taking the win in the PTN 3.95 Index Pro ATV and Pro 1 Quads categories. Madd Draggin’ Racing (MDR) was dominant in the PSDA categories as their riders took home three victories. Other winners on the day included Steph Bennett / Rigger Racing (PSDA 3.7 Index), Danny Mathews (Pro 1 Cars), and Buddy Hammett (Pro 2 Cars). **Run Sheets & Sunday Highlight Videos are now posted.**

Top Alcohol
1st-Marc Luce
2nd-Ted Lirones
Top Alcohol Eliminations Run Sheet & Qualifying Data Log
Top Alcohol Sunday Eliminations Video

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET/MPH RT)
Marc Luce (W) 2.768/136.45 .177 def. Pat Goodale NT-Broke
Ted Lirones (W) 2.882/125.47 .111 def. Brett Gilberson NT-Broke

Final Round Eliminations
Marc Luce (W) 2.747/135.77 .228 def. Ted Lirones 2.905/115.41 .083

Top Eliminator
1st-Courtney Stidham
2nd-Terry Glasscock
3rd-Marc Luce
3rd-Dee Trower
Top Eliminator Eliminations Run Sheet & Qualifying Data Log
Top Eliminator Sunday Eliminations Video

Round One Eliminations (Driver ET RT)
Terry Glasscock (W) 2.969 .159 Bye
Dee Trower (W) 3.085 .086 def. Tim Hatfield NT-Broke
Courtney Stidham (W) 3.005 .071 def. Kenny Kapple NT-Broke
Marc Luce (W) 3.214 .225 def. Rod Trower 3.464 -.134

Round Two Eliminations
Terry Glasscock (W) 2.944 -.050 def. Dee Trower NT-Stage Foul
Courtney Stidham (W) 2.994 .050 def. Marc Luce 2.959 .152

Final Round
Courtney Stidham (W) 2.993 .036 def. Terry Glasscock 2.975 .129

PTN 3.5 Index
1st-Bob Ramlow
2nd-Keith Ahart
3rd-Damon Hall
PTN 3.5 Index Eliminations Run Sheet
PTN 3.5 Index Sunday Eliminations Video

PTN 3.95 Index Pro ATV
1st-John Pate
2nd-Joseph Evans
3rd-Stephanie Roth
3rd-Dan Smith
PTN 3.95 Index Pro ATV Eliminations Run Sheet
PTN 3.95 Index Pro ATV Sunday Eliminations Video

PSDA 3.7 Index Pro ATV
1st-Steph Bennett
2nd-Trey Williams
3rd-James Martin
3rd-Nick Allen
PSDA 3.7 Index Eliminations Run Sheet
PSDA 3.7 Index Sunday Final Round Video

PSDA Three-Cylinder Unlimited
1st-Jeff Patterson
2nd-Landon Holmes
PSDA Three-Cylinder Unlimited Eliminations Run Sheet

PSDA Twin 650+ Limited
1st-Trey Williams
2nd-Steph Bennett
3rd-Jeff Patterson
PSDA Twin 650+ Limited Eliminations Run Sheet

PSDA Twin 0-650 Limited
1st-Trey Williams
2nd-Steph Bennett
3rd-Jeff Patterson
PSDA Twin 0-650 Limited Eliminations Run Sheet
PSDA Twin 0-650 Limited Sunday Final Round Video

Pro 1 Cars
1st-Danny Mathews
2nd-Tim Feuerhelm
3rd-Keith Ahart
Pro 1 Cars Eliminations Run Sheet
Pro 1 Cars Sunday Final Round Video

Pro 2 Cars
1st-Buddy Hammett
2nd-Natasha Fauske
3rd-Leah Steelmon
3rd-Billy Hamer
Pro 2 Cars Eliminations Run Sheet

Pro 1 Quads
1st-John Pate
2nd-Rick Lovelace
3rd-Luke Martin
Pro 1 Quads Eliminations Run Sheet
Pro 1 Quads Sunday Final Round Video

Saturday

The 2014 Heartland Nationals at Atoka Motorsports Park continued on with hot action on Saturday as Qualifying wrapped up in most classes. Marc Luce held on to the top spot in Top Alcohol qualifying with his Friday 2.77 pass. Terry Glasscock jumped into the #1 qualifying position in TE with a 2.972 in the final session. He ran the exact same ET as Courtney Stidham, but Terry got the tie breaker as he had the higher MPH on that pass. Stephanie Kimbley leads the PTN 3.5 Index class into race day with a 3.505 ET to lead the Qualifying Order. The PTN 3.95 Index Pro ATV class is incredibly competitive this weekend with Krista Loudermilk taking the top spot in Qualifying with a 3.967. James Martin leads the way in the PSDA 3.7 Index class recording a 3.74 while Landon Holmes (PSDA Three-Cyl Unlimited) and Trey Williams (PSDA Twin 650+ & PSDA Twin 0-650) lead their respective classes. The winners of today’s bracket classes were Rick Lovelace (Pro 2 Quads), Bobby Kincaid (Pro 3 Quads), Jera Davidson (Pro 4 Quads), and Brayden Hamer (Peewees). The 16th Annual Heartland Nationals will conclude on Sunday with eliminations action.

Top Alcohol
Final Qualifying Order
1. Marc Luce 2.770/123.72
2. Brett Gilberson 2.792/125.59
3. Ted Lirones 2.839/123.45
4. Pat Goodale 2.881/128.11

Class Notes
- Ted Lirones ran Low ET of the day with a solid 2.83 in Q3.
- Marc Luce recorded a 2.90 in Q3, then kicked out the burst panel in Q4 running a 3.03.
- The Michigan-based 3 car Goodale team is down to Ted Lirones as their only hope for the victory as Pat Goodale and Brett Gilberson’s cars are done for the weekend with engine damage.
- The Sunday final round will be between Marc Luce and Ted Lirones.

Saturday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Final Qualifying Order
1. Terry Glasscock 2.972
2. Courtney Stidham 2.972
3. Marc Luce 2.977
4. Tim Hatfield 3.121
5. Dee Trower 3.270
6. Rod Trower 3.397
7. Kenny Kapple 3.446

Saturday TE Highlight Video

PTN 3.5 Index
Final Qualifying Order
1. Stephanie Kimbley 3.505
2. Keith Ahart 3.527
3. Damon Hall 3.595
4. Bob Ramlow 3.614
5. Jimmy Evans 3.715
6. Kenny Hayes 3.820

PTN 3.95 Index Pro ATV
Final Qualifying Order
1. Krista Loudermilk 3.967
2. Kyle Wiedmayer 3.978
3. Kirk Whitlow 3.979
4. Luke Martin 3.980
5. Beau Fontenot 3.981
6. Nick Allen 3.981
7. Shawn Roth 3.994
8. Joseph Evans 3.999
9. John Pate 4.042
10. Dan Smith 4.174
11. Landon Holmes 4.199
12. Stephanie Roth 4.331
13. Tim Martin NT
14. Jody Mitchell NT

PSDA 3.7 Index Pro ATV
Final Qualifying Order
1. James Martin 3.743
2. Nick Allen 3.766
3. Steph Bennett 3.803
4. Trey Williams 3.851

PSDA Three-Cylinder Unlimited
Final Qualifying Order
1. Jeff Patterson 3.612
2. Landon Holmes 3.622
3. Buddy Deville 3.779

PSDA Twin 650+ Limited
Final Qualifying Order
1. Trey Williams 3.674
2. Steph Bennett 3.717
3. Jeff Patterson 3.851

PSDA Twin 0-650 Limited
Final Qualifying Order
1. Trey Williams 3.674
2. Steph Bennett 3.786
3. Jeff Patterson 3.851
4. Stephanie Roth 3.872
5. Buddy Deville 4.341

Pro 2 Quads
1st-Rick Lovelace
2nd-Danny Travis
3rd-Roy Cooper

Pro 3 Quads
1st-Bobby Kincaid
2nd-Roy Cooper
3rd-Kyle Griffith

Pro 4 Quads
1st-Jera Davidson
2nd-Jackson Evans
3rd-Lariat Ben

Peewees
1st-Brayden Hamer
2nd-Jayden Evans

Friday

The 16th Annual Heartland Nationals at Atoka Motorsports Park in Atoka, OK is underway with chamber of commerce weather greeting racers form across the country. Marc Luce stole the show in the Top Alcohol class recording a 2.770 on the first full pass in his brand new Lucas Oil Dragster to lead the Qualifying Order. Texas racer Courtney Stidham leads the Top Eliminator class after Friday’s Qualifying turning in a 2.972 on the 2.95 Index. Arizona’s Kenny Hayes drove his new ride to another win as he took the Quick 16 Cars class over Wyatt Fomby. The Quick 16 Quads class came down to an all Madd Draggin’ Racing (MDR) team final as Jeff Patterson took the win over Trey Williams. PTN Head Honcho Buddy  Hammett put the Mid-West Coatings S-10 in the Ironman class Winner’s Circle over Kalin Nagorski. Qualifying continues on at the Heartland Nationals on Saturday.

Top Alcohol
Qualifying Order (After 2 Sessions)
1. Marc Luce 2.770/123.72
2. Brett Gilberson 2.792/125.59
3. Ted Lirones 2.860/114.00
4. Pat Goodale 2.953/124.78

Friday TA Highlight Video

Top Eliminator
Qualifying Order (After 2 Sessions)
1. Courtney Stidham 2.972
2. Marc Luce 2.977
3. Terry Glasscock 2.987
4. Tim Hatfield 3.189
5. Rod Trower 3.443
6. Kenny Kapple 3.481
7. Dee Trower NT

Friday TE Highlight Video

Quick 16 Cars
1st-Kenny Hayes
2nd-Wyatt Fomby
3rd-Bob Ramlow
3rd-Hunter Shelton
Quick 16 Cars Eliminations Run Sheet

Quick 16 Quads
1st-Jeff Patterson
2nd-Trey Williams
3rd-Nick Allen
3rd-Bobby Kincaid
Quick 16 Quads Eliminations Run Sheet

Ironman
1st-Buddy Hammett
2nd-Kalin Nagorski
3rd-Eric Higginbotham
Ironman Eliminations Run Sheet

Preview
National Sand Drag News is heading to Atoka Motorsports Park in Atoka, OK for the Pro Truck Nationals Season Opener as part of the 16th Annual Heartland Nationals. The Heartland Nationals is deep in tradition and this time around looks like it will be one to remember with racers from across the country making the haul to compete in the PTN, PSDA, and Atoka local classes. NSDN will have our normal race coverage including all the stats, results, news, and videos each night after racing action is complete. Be sure to check our Twitter Feed at the top of the each page or visit the Twitter Feed directly at www.Twitter.com/NSDN. Also, we will be updating the NSDN Facebook page throughout the event at www.Facebook.com/NationalSandDragNews. This NSDN Daily Race Coverage is brought to you by Trower Racing & Pro Truck Nationals / Mid-West Coatings. Racing action kicks off on Friday with Test and Tune as well as early round Heads-Up & PTN/PSDA Qualifying as well as the always competitive Q16 Cars & Quads classes. For any questions throughout the race weekend or to inquire about future Daily Race Coverage sponsorship opportunities, e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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