RACING DEBUTS NEW WEBSITE; READY FOR 2017!
30, 2016) Welcome to the brand-new www.FrankJr99.com!
Launched today by Delph Communications, Inc., the new website has
all of the same great information and features as the old site,
but with a fresh, new look. Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his Heckenast
Racing team are enjoying the holidays, but have their focus set
on the upcoming 2017 racing season, which is set to kick off for
them during the annual 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles (GA)
Speedway on February 10-11. The #99jr team will once again follow
the entire World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour in
'17. Be sure to keep logging on to www.FrankJr99.com often, as the
site will be constantly updated with the latest news, schedule dates,
results, photos, and much more! (Josh
TEAM CONCLUDES WOOLMS SEASON AT CHARLOTTE
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.
ISSUES SLOW HECKENAST IN DEEP FRIED 75
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.
TEAM NABS TOP FIVE IN JON HAMILTON MEMORIAL
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.
JR. GRABS PAIR OF PODIUMS AT TRI-CITY!
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.
HECKENAST, JR. IN ACTION AT KNOXVILLE...
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.
RACING SOLID IN WORLD 100 WEEKEND!
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.
JR. TACKLES LERNERVILLE & SELINSGROVE
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.