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#99JR TEAM CONCLUDES WOOLMS SEASON AT CHARLOTTE
(October 30, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and Heckenast Racing wrapped up the 2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series schedule over the October 27-29 weekend in the annual running of the 'World of Outlaws World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. Things kicked off at the 4/10-mile speedplant on Thursday evening with two rounds of qualifying, which determined the lineups for heat race action the remainder of the weekend. Frankie posted the eighth fastest lap in Group A for Friday's program, while he clicked off the twentieth quickest lap in Group A in time trials for Saturday's showdown.

When the stakes were raised over the weekend, Frankie grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race on Friday night, but unfortunately went for a spin late in the $12,000 to win feature event and was subsequently placed twenty-fifth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper. In Saturday's $12,000 to win 'World of Outlaws World Finals' finale, Frankie was unfortunately involved in a heat race incident, but later stormed towards the front of his B-Main to garner the second and final transfer position. At the end of fifty green flag racing laps, the Frankfort, Illinois standout finished twenty-sixth and officially earned tenth in the final version of the WOOLMS point standings. Complete results from Charlotte can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

REAR-END ISSUES SLOW HECKENAST IN DEEP FRIED 75
(October 16, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team ventured south to Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee on October 14-15 for the 5th edition of the 'Deep Fried 75.' On Friday night, Frankie qualified sixth fastest in Group B during Southern Nationals Bonus Series time trials prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in Saturday's $13,000 to win headliner, Frankie had vaulted up to sixth in the 75-lapper before rear-end issues forced him out of the race after only 38 circuits. The Frankfort, Illinois standout, who was the defending winner of the 'Deep Fried 75,' wound up thirteenth in the final finishing order. Complete results from Duck River Raceway Park can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.

#99JR TEAM NABS TOP FIVE IN JON HAMILTON MEMORIAL
(October 9, 2016) The Heckenast Racing team dropped into Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday evening, October 8 for the annual running of the 'Jon Hamilton Memorial.' The UMP Super Late Model special boasted a $5,000 winner's check. Frank Heckenast, Jr. won his heat race in preliminary action and later wound up fifth in the 100-lap feature contest. At the checkers in the extra-distance affair, Frankie found himself trailing only winner Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker, Billy Drake, and Kevin Weaver. Complete results from last night's 'Jon Hamilton Memorial' can be accessed online by clicking on www.peoriaspeedway.com.

HECKENAST, JR. GRABS PAIR OF PODIUMS AT TRI-CITY!
(September 25, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team invaded Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on September 22-24 for a trio of UMP Super Late Model specials, which were on the undercard of the track's 'Modified Mania' extravaganza. In Thursday night's weekend opener, Frankie won his heat race, but unfortunately hit an inside utility tire during the $2,000 to win feature and wound up retiring in the nineteenth spot. On Friday evening, Frankie ran second in heat race action prior to advancing all the way up to third in the $2,500 to win main event to finish behind only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Shannon Babb. At Granite City in Saturday's $3,000 to win weekend finale, the Frankfort, Illinois star placed second in his heat race and an impressive runner-up in the headliner behind only race winner Bobby Pierce. Complete results from all three races can be viewed online at www.tricityspeedway.net.

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. IN ACTION AT KNOXVILLE...
(September 18, 2016) Heckenast Racing descended upon the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on September 15-17 for the 13th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel event, which was sanctioned once again by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, drew 69 competitors to the sprawling 1/2-mile speedplant and things got underway in the Hawkeye State with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary showdowns. On Thursday night, Frank Heckenast, Jr. finished sixth in his heat race and twelfth in the B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 25-lap feature. At Knoxville on Friday evening, Frankie ran fourth in his heat race and ninth in the B-Main before once again missing out on the night's 25-lapper.

All eyes on Saturday were fixated on the $40,000 payday in the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' finale. Frankie placed seventh in the B-Main, which was unfortunately one mere spot away from a coveted transfer position into the 100-lap headliner. Complete results from the disappointing weekend at Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

HECKENAST RACING SOLID IN WORLD 100 WEEKEND!
(September 11, 2016) The "Biggest Dirt Race in the World" took center stage for Heckenast Racing over the September 8-10 weekend on the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as the 46th version of the 'World 100' drew a healthy 108 car field. The three-day crown jewel showdown at the 1/2-mile, Darke County speedplant started with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran second in his heat race prior to winding up a strong sixth in the 25-lap sprint. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Frankie finished fifth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and thirteenth in the 25-lapper.

When Saturday arrived in the Buckeye State, the stakes were significantly heightened, as each of the competitors were focused on the whopping $49,000 winner's check and the famed globe trophy. Frankie earned the second transfer spot through his stacked heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the fifth row in the 100-lap headliner. The Frankfort, Illinois hotshoe fought valiantly for a top ten finish in the storied race, but eventually wound up seventeenth in the final rundown of this year's edition of the 'World 100.' Complete results from the hectic three-day weekend at Eldora Speedway can be located online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

HECKENAST, JR. TACKLES LERNERVILLE & SELINSGROVE
(September 5, 2016) The #99jr team ventured east to the state of Pennsylvania with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series for three big nights of racing action from September 2-4. Things kicked off at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania with the two-day 'Working Man Weekend.' On Friday night, Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the second quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session prior to winding up third in his $2,500 to win qualifier behind only winner Rick Eckert and runner-up Brian Shirley. After drawing the outside of the front row for Saturday's $20,000 to win 'Working Man Weekend' headliner, Frankie led the first circuit before fading to twelfth at the checkers in the 75-lapper.

At Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Sunday, the tripleheader wrapped up with the annual running of the 'Late Model National Open,' which boasted an $8,000 payday. Frankie placed fifth in his stacked heat race and later won his B-Main in preliminary action. After rolling off from the outside of the ninth row in the 40-lap feature, the Frankfort, Illinois ace moved past seven competitors en route to an eleventh place performance. Frankie now sits tied for ninth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the holiday weekend. Full results can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST COMPETES IN GREAT LAKES SHOOTOUT
(August 29, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and the Heckenast Racing team were back on the track at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan from August 26-28. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned a pair of events in the Wolverine State that made up the 'Keyser's Great Lakes Shootout.' In the $6,000 to win weekend opener on Friday night, Frankie finished fifth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and twentieth in the 25-lap feature event.

Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the doubleheader weekend wrapped up on Sunday with a $10,000 to win finale. Frankie timed in third quickest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running second in his heat race. After drawing the eighth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, the Frankfort, Illinois ace fought hard for a top ten performance before ultimately slipping back to eleventh at the checkers. Complete results from the 'Great Lakes Shootout' weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

FOUR RACE WEEKEND OUT EAST FOR #99JR TEAM
(August 15, 2016) The #99jr team followed the rigorous World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series schedule to four different tracks in four different states from August 11-14 for $10,000 to win special events! Frank Heckenast, Jr. started the extended weekend at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Delaware on Thursday and finished fourth in his heat race prior to climbing up to ninth in the 50-lap main event. At Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, Maryland on Friday evening, Frankie took use of a series provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper and eventually wound up eighteenth in the final finishing order.

Saturday night took the Heckenast Racing team to Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia for another $10,000 to win shootout. Frankie once again utilized a provisional before advancing to sixteenth in the 50-lap feature. In the weekend finale on Sunday at Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pennsylvania, the Frankfort, Illinois hotshoe placed fourth in his heat race and fifteenth in the 50-lap headliner. Frankie sits ninth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings following the hectic four-race stretch. Complete results from these races can be found online at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST HEADS TO BADGER STATE WITH OUTLAWS
(August 7, 2016) Heckenast Racing headed north to the Badger State of Wisconsin from August 2-6 for World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series specials at Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. On Tuesday in a $10,000 to win show at Shawano, Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran third in his heat race prior to bagging a strong sixth place effort in the 50-lapper behind only winner Shane Clanton, Josh Richards, Earl Pearson, Jr., Brandon Overton, and Rick Eckert. At Cedar Lake on Thursday, Frankie placed second in his heat race, but later slipped back to fifteenth in the $6,000 to win headliner.

Over the weekend at Cedar Lake, the stakes heightened in the 29th edition of the 'USA Nationals,' as a whopping $50,000 payday was on the line. Frankie knocked down the second quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session on Friday night and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in Saturday's 100-lap grind, the Frankfort, Illinois native was unfortunately an early retiree after only 36 circuits and was placed twenty-fourth in the final rundown. Complete results from the hectic week in Wisconsin can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

#99JR TEAM LANDS IN TOP TEN AT QUINCY & FALS!
(July 31, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team were back on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series trail from July 28-30 with special events at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois and Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois. On Thursday night at Quincy, Frank timed in eleventh quickest overall during qualifying and later ran third in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the $8,000 to win feature event, Frankie hung around the top ten throughout the 40-lapper and eventually wound up ninth at the checkered flag.

At FALS over the weekend, a $27,000 winner's check was on the line in the 27th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' On Friday evening, Frankie qualified tenth fastest in Group A during time trials prior to nabbing the second transfer spot through his loaded heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois native then started Saturday's 100-lap extra-distance affair from the inside of the fourth row before settling for a respectable tenth place showing in the PDC. Complete results from the Land of Lincoln can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST, JR. COMPETES IN SILVER DOLLAR NATS
(July 24, 2016) The next event on the calendar for the #99jr team was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 22-23 for the 6th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series and boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The unique format kicked off on Friday night with double heat races and passing points set the lineup for Saturday's portion of the program. Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran fourth in his first heat race on Friday and sixth in his final prelim of the evening. After grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his B-Main on Saturday, Frankie wound up nineteenth in the final finishing order of the 80-lap feature event. Complete results from the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

HECTIC STRETCH OF RACING FOR HECKENAST, JR.
(July 16, 2016) Heckenast Racing dropped into Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois tonight for a $2,000 to win UMP Super Late Model show. Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran second in heat race action and later started fifth on the grid in the feature event. Frankie then worked his way past a couple of competitors at the 1/4-mile bullring during the contest to land a third place podium performance behind only victor Kevin Weaver and runner-up McKay Wenger!

(July 15, 2016) The Wild West Tour finale was scheduled for tonight at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota and a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs. Unfortunately, wet weather struck at the racetrack following World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying and the remainder of the program was nixed. Frank Heckenast, Jr. had posted the eighth fastest lap during time trials before the rain hit at the speedway.

(July 14, 2016) With morning rain and forecasts for additional wet weather, tonight's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tilt at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota has been rained-out and will not be rescheduled. The Wild West Tour will wrap up tomorrow evening at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

(July 13, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team unloaded tonight at Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota for another Wild West Tour battle with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Frankie clicked off the fastest lap overall of the 29 entrants during time trials before scoring the triumph in his loaded heat race. After drawing the outside of the second row prior to the start of the $10,000 to win headliner, the Frankfort, Illinois hotshoe hung around the front during the 50-lapper before slipping back to eighth at the checkers.

(July 9, 2016) The Wild West Tour continued for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tonight at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, as the annual running of the 'NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50' boasted an $11,000 payday. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in seventh quickest in Group A during the qualifying session and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. Frankie then worked his way past a couple of competitors during the 50-lap 'Gopher 50' and eventually wound up eleventh in the final finishing order.

(July 8, 2016) Another WOOLMS showdown in Iowa greeted the cars and stars of the national touring series tonight at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa. Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified thirteenth fastest in time trials prior to running third in heat race action. The Frankfort, Illinois native then started the $10,000 to win contest from the inside of the fourth row before slipping back a few spots during the caution-free 50-lapper to record a ninth place effort.

(July 7, 2016) Action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series heated back up tonight in the Hawkeye State, as Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa presided over an $8,000 to win program. Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the ninth quickest time in qualifying and later ran second in his heat race. After drawing the outside of the third row for the start of the 40-lap feature, Frankie raced hard before claiming a solid eighth place showing.

(July 5, 2016) The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour took the #99jr team to Daugherty Speedway in Boswell, Indiana tonight, as another $5,000 top prize was on the line. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the fastest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to running third in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 40-lap main event, Frankie was up to fourth in the running order before he slowed on the fourth circuit with troubles and retired in the sixteenth position.

(July 4, 2016) Heckenast Racing spent their Independence Day at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois, as the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals rolled into the 1/4-mile venue to preside over a $5,000 to win shootout. Frank Heckenast, Jr. laid down the second fastest lap in his group during qualifying and later won his stacked heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row prior to the drop of the green flag in the 40-lapper, Frankie led the first six circuits before eventually settling for a stellar third place podium performance behind only race winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Kevin Weaver!

(July 3, 2016) Another World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals co-sanctioned showdown succumbed to Mother Nature today, as the $8,000 to win program at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois was nixed by inclement weather.

(July 2, 2016) Tonight's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals co-sanctioned event at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri was unfortunately washed out early in the day due to heavy rain showers.

(July 1, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and the #99jr team dropped into Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois tonight for a UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tilt, which paid $10,000 to the winner. Frankie timed in third quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to running second in his loaded heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois star then started the 50-lap main event from the inside of the third row and motored up to third to earn the podium effort behind only victor Josh Richards and runner-up Brian Shirley!

(June 30, 2016) The dirt-covered Rockford Speedway near Rockford, Illinois played host to the inaugural 'Outlaw Clay Classic' tonight, which kicked off an ultra-busy stretch of racing for the Heckenast Racing team. The single-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series throwdown in the Land of Lincoln paid $10,000 to win and attracted a stout 34 car field. Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran third in heat race action and later rolled off starting ninth on the grid in the 30-lapper. On the rough racing surface, Frankie was an early retiree and wound up being paid for sixteenth at the pay window.

BUSY WEEK WITH WOOLMS IN NEW YORK & PENNSYLVANIA
(June 25, 2016) A busy day greeted the #99jr team today at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, as a day/night doubleheader was held to wrap up the annual 'Firecracker 100' weekend. In the rain-postponed $6,000 to win prelim, Frank Heckenast, Jr. placed fifth in his heat race prior to scoring the victory in his B-Main. At the end of the 30-lapper, Frankie found himself seventeenth in the final rundown of the daytime affair.

In the nightcap, a whopping $30,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the 'Firecracker 100.' Frankie finished sixth in his stacked heat race, but later won his consolation race to advance into the 100-lap grind. The Frankfort, Illinois standout then unfortunately broke a valve spring during the extra-distance affair and wound up being paid for a twenty-first place effort.

(June 24, 2016) Following yesterday's rain-out at Lernerville Speedway, action finally got underway tonight at the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility, as a $6,000 top prize was on the line in a 'Firecracker 100' prelim. Frank Heckenast, Jr. logged the fifth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to taking the victory in his heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois hotshoe then drew the pole position for the 30-lapper and eventually wound up ninth in the final finishing order.

(June 23, 2016) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'Firecracker 100' weekend opener at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania was washed out due to heavy rainfall, but has been reset for Saturday afternoon. Friday's $6,000 to win preliminary program is still on as scheduled. Saturday's day/night doubleheader will then conclude with the 'Firecracker 100,' which once again boasts a $30,000 windfall for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special.

(June 21, 2016) A busy week with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series kicked off tonight at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, as an $8,000 payday was on the line in the 'Finger Lakes 40.' Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the quickest lap of the 26 entrants during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and later scored the victory in heat race action. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 40-lap main event, Frankie ran amongst the leaders throughout the distance in the caution-free affair before claiming an impressive third place podium performance behind only victor Josh Richards and runner-up Shane Clanton!

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. ON PODIUM AT KANKAKEE!
(June 18, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team rolled into Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois and Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on June 16-17 for a pair of special events. On Thursday night at Kankakee, a $5,000 winner's check was on the line in the opening event of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals. Frankie qualified third quickest in his group during time trials prior to running second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside of the third row, Frankie was able to move past a couple of competitors en route to a sterling third place podium performance behind only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Mike Marlar.

At Hartford on Friday evening, a $4,000 top prize was up for grabs in an American Ethanol Late Model Tour showdown. Frankie earned Fast Time honors of the 33 entrants during qualifying and later ran third in his loaded heat race. Unfortunately, the Frankfort, Illinois ace suffered motor issues early in the 31-lap main event and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-second place effort. Complete results from both races can be viewed online at www.thehelltour.com and www.aelmt.com.

HECKENAST, JR. TENTH IN DREAM XXII OPENER
(June 12, 2016) Heckenast Racing made the trek to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-11 for the 22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things got underway at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran fourth in his heat race prior to moving up to tenth in the $5,000 to win main event. In Friday's $10,000 to win show, Frankie won his heat race, but unfortunately hit the inside frontstretch wall hard in the 25-lap sprint and retired with damage in the twenty-second position.

Due to the damage inflicted to his new Capital racecar, Frankie was forced to scratch from Saturday evening's portion of the 'Dream XXII' weekend. Therefore, the Frankfort, Illinois standout was not able to transfer into the $100,000 to win headliner, which was won by fellow Illinois driver Dennis Erb, Jr. Complete results from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

FRANKIE TWEAKS ON NEW CAPITAL CAR AT FARMER CITY
(June 4, 2016) The Heckenast Racing team unloaded their new Capital racecar on Friday evening, June 3 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois to compete in a weekly UMP Super Late Model program. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in fifth quickest overall during the qualifying session and later ran third in his heat race. After starting the $1,000 to win headliner from the inside of the third row, Frankie moved up to third during the feature to finish behind only victor Kevin Weaver and runner-up Mike Glasscock. Full results from last night at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval can be accessed online at www.farmercityracing.com.

 

 

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