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HECKENAST EARNS PAIR OF TOP TENS IN IL SPEEDWEEK
(May 15, 2022) The #99jr team found themselves in dirt-slinging action in the Land of Lincoln from May 11-14 in four high-profile Super Late Model events during "Illinois Speedweek." Up first was a pair of Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series battles at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois and Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois - each of which shelled out a $22,022 winner's check. In the opener at Spoon River on Wednesday, Frank Heckenast, Jr. won his heat race in preliminary action before placing eighth in the 50-lap feature. At Lincoln in a similar show on Thursday evening, Frankie ran fourth in his heat race and won his B-Main prior to finishing nineteenth in the final rundown of the 50-lapper.

Next up for Heckenast Racing was trips to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois over the weekend for a pair of MARS Racing Series tilts. On Friday in a $15,000 to win throwdown at Farmer City, Frankie placed third in his stacked heat race, but problems in the 47-lap main event helped drop him to twenty-first in the final finishing order. In Saturday's $30,000 to win MARS finale at FALS, Frankie ran second in his heat race and ultimately wound up eighth at the unfurling of the checkered flag in the 50-lap headliner. Complete results from all four "Illinois Speedweek" races can be found online by clicking on www.floseries.com and www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. SIXTH IN DAIRYLAND OPENER!
(May 8, 2022) The Heckenast Racing team made the trek north to Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin from May 5-7 for the annual running of the 'Dairyland Showdown.' The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series presided over the action in the Badger State, which kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night in the opener, Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran second in his heat race prior to placing sixth in the 40-lap feature behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Stormy Scott, Mike Marlar, Cade Dillard, and Tyler Bruening. At MTS on Friday evening, Frankie clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and finished third in his heat race before ultimately retiring from the 40-lapper in the twenty-fourth position.

In Saturday's annual 'Dairyland Showdown' grand finale, a whopping $50,000 top prize was up for grabs for the Super Late Model competitors. Frankie qualified second quickest in Group B during time trials prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 75-lap headliner, the Frankfort, Illinois standout was unfortunately an early retiree once again and settled for a twenty-seventh place performance. Complete results from all three weekend races can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Jason Durst Photo)

HECKENAST RACING TREKS TO ELDORA & BROWNSTOWN
(April 28, 2022) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team entered the first two Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series events of the 2022 racing season on April 26-27 in the states of Ohio and Indiana. On Tuesday night in the $22,022 to win lid lifter at Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified sixth fastest in Group B during time trials and was in a coveted transfer spot in his heat race when a dirt clod off the rugged racing surface knocked off his hood pin. The stroke of bad luck ultimately caused his hood to flip up and obstruct his view, forcing Frankie to retire in the ninth position. Due to the rough track conditions, the Frankfort, Illinois ace then scratched from his B-Main and did not advance into the 30-lap feature that was ultimately won by Kyle Larson.

A similar $22,022 top prize was then up for grabs on Wednesday evening at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. Frankie stopped the clock eighteenth fastest in Group B during qualifying before running seventh in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main. He was unfortunately once again kept out of the 50-lap headliner, which was won by Jonathan Davenport. Complete results from both midweek shows can be found online by clicking on www.floseries.com. (Josh James Artwork)

HECKENAST, JR. COMPETES IN OUTLAW INVASION AT ATOMIC
(April 24, 2022) The Heckenast Racing team spent their April 22-23 weekend at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio, as the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series presided over a pair of special events dubbed as the 'Outlaw Invasion.' On Friday night in the $10,000 to win weekend opener, Frank Heckenast, Jr. unfortunately missed out on the 40-lap feature after running seventh in his stacked heat race and fourth in his B-Main. At Atomic on Saturday evening, a $15,000 top prize was up for grabs in the weekend finale. Frankie finished fifth in his heat race and won his B-Main prior to advancing four spots during the 50-lapper en route to a thirteenth place showing. Complete results from both shows can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com.

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. INVADES VSP FOR DIRTCAR NATIONALS
(February 19, 2022) The 51st edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' wrapped up tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as a total of 57 drivers entered the finale at the Barberville, Florida speedplant to gun for the $10,000 winner's check with the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series. With passing at a premium the entire evening, Frank Heckenast, Jr. wound up finishing fifth in his stacked heat race and fourth in his B-Main. These efforts were just shy of advancing Frankie into the 40-lap main event that was ultimately won by Chris Madden.

(February 18, 2022) The penultimate event of the 51st Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' took place earlier tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as another $10,000 windfall was on the line with the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant. Frank Heckenast, Jr. stopped the clock third fastest in Group A during time trials before securing an impressive heat race triumph. After drawing the pole position before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap feature, Frankie unfortunately slipped backwards early in the race and eventually wound up credited with an eleventh place performance.

(February 17, 2022) Round four of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' saw teams chase another $10,000 top prize tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Frank Heckenast, Jr. laid down the twenty-first quickest lap in Group A during the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series qualifying session prior to running sixth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Frankie was unable to make the start in the 40-lap main event that was ultimately won by Dale McDowell.

(February 16, 2022) The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series presided over all the action tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as a $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs at the Barberville, Florida facility. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the seventh fastest time in Group A during qualifying and later claimed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. Frankie then rolled off from the inside of the seventh row, but blasted around the outside of the racetrack and flirted with a top five finish at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant. At the checkers, the Frankfort, Illinois native found himself seventh in the final finishing order of the 40-lap headliner.

(February 15, 2022) The second night of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took center stage at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and even though the program was paused for awhile due to rain showers, the $7,000 to win DIRTcar Super Late Model show was still able to get into the record books during the wee hours of the morning. Frank Heckenast, Jr. stopped the clock fourteenth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session before running third in his loaded heat race. Frankie then unfortunately ran into issues during the night's 30-lap feature and was officially placed twenty-second when the checkered flag flew over the talented field.

(February 14, 2022) Following a much needed day off yesterday, the #99jr team was back at it again tonight in the first round of the 51st Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. A strong field of 47 DIRTcar Super Late Models were on hand at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant to vie for the $7,000 first place prize money. Frank Heckenast, Jr. earned Fast Time honors overall during the qualifying session prior to finishing third in heat race action. Frankie then started ninth on the feature grid and was eventually placed sixteenth in the final rundown after 30 nonstop green flag circuits.

HECKENAST RACING STARTS '22 AT EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK
(February 12, 2022) The busy week at East Bay Raceway Park wrapped up earlier tonight with the sixth and final 'Winternationals' show for the ground-pounding Super Late Models. With all eyes set on the $15,000 windfall, a total of 69 entrants signed into the pit area to do battle at the Gibsonton, Florida oval in the final event of "Speedweeks" for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Frank Heckenast, Jr. stopped the clock seventh quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to placing fourth in his loaded heat race and winning his B-Main. The Frankfort, Illinois standout was then unfortunately an early retiree in the 50-lap grand finale and was ultimately paid for a twenty-seventh place effort.

(February 11, 2022) Round five of the 46th Annual 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park took center stage tonight, as the stakes were raised to $12,000 to win for the 74 competitors racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the fifteenth quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session before finishing sixth in heat race action. He then stormed to the front of the field in his B-Main to pick up a consolation race triumph before rolling off from the inside of the eleventh row in the 50-lap feature. Frankie was then an early retiree in the headliner and was officially scored in the twenty-eighth finishing position.

(February 10, 2022) A stellar 75 car field was on hand tonight for the fourth night of the annual 'Winternationals' at the storied East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, as a $7,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified twenty-fourth fastest in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials prior to placing fifth in his heat race and seventh in his consolation event. Unfortunately, Frankie was unable to transfer into the 40-lap A-Main that was eventually captured by Brandon Sheppard.

(February 9, 2022) Following last night's rain-out, the 46th edition of the 'Winternationals' at East Bay Raceway Park continued tonight, as 70 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors piled into the pit area at the Gibsonton, Florida facility to battle for the $7,000 payday. In his season lid lifter, Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the seventeenth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying before running sixth in his stacked heat race. Frankie then advanced up to third in his consolation event, but that was unfortunately one mere spot away from a coveted transfer position into the 40-lap headliner that was won by Brandon Sheppard.

(February 8, 2022) After skipping last night's scheduled season opener at East Bay Raceway Park, the Heckenast Racing team was slated to start their 2022 campaign later tonight. However, the second leg of the annual 'Winternationals' has been washed out due to persistent rain showers. The $5,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series program at the storied Gibsonton, Florida oval WILL NOT be rescheduled.

 

 

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