FRANKIE SETS FAST TIME FOR SLOCUM 50; FINISHES EIGHTH
(April 16, 2017) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team ventured to 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday evening, April 15 for the annual running of the 'Slocum 50.' The Corn Belt Clash Super Late Model Series presided over the single-day throwdown and a $10,555 winner's check was on the line. Frankie clicked off the fastest lap overall of the 18 competitors during the qualifying session and later slipped back to third in his stacked heat race behind only prelim victor Chad Simpson and runner-up Shannon Babb. After starting the 50-lap feature from the inside of the fourth row, Frankie wound up eighth in the caution-free affair in the Hawkeye State. Full results from last night in the 'Slocum 50' can be viewed online at www.cornbeltclash.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

HECKENAST, JR. LANDS IN TOP FIVE AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY!
(April 9, 2017) The Heckenast Racing team invaded Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday night, April 8 for the annual running of the 'Chuck Hamilton Memorial.' The UMP DIRTcar Series special event boasted a $5,000 top prize. Frank Heckenast, Jr. laid down the quickest lap of the 19 entrants during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors before placing second in heat race action. Frankie then started third in the 50-lapper and ran in the third position for a bulk of the laps before slipping back to fifth at the checkers. He finished behind only race winner Brian Shirley, Bobby Pierce, Jason Feger, and Ryan Unzicker! Full results from last night at Peoria Speedway can be viewed by pointing your Internet browser to www.peoriaspeedway.com.

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. TACKLES ILLINI 100 WEEKEND
(April 3, 2017) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team rolled into Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 1-2 for the annual running of the 'Illini 100,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The doubleheader actually started on Saturday evening due to inclement weather and a $15,000 winner's check was on the line in the weekend opener. Frankie timed in seventh fastest in Group B during qualifying, ran third in his heat race, and later wound up finishing right where he started the 75-lap headliner... in the eleventh position.

Things then wrapped up at the 1/4-mile bullring in the Land of Lincoln on Sunday afternoon with a $6,000 to win shootout, which was initially scheduled for Friday night before heavy rain hit the area. Frankie placed seventh in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and eighteenth in the final rundown of the 25-lap sprint. The Frankfort, Illinois standout currently sits eighth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting Farmer City. Complete results from both of these lucrative races can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Brendon Bauman Photo)

HECKENAST, JR. CLIMBS TO SIXTH IN RARE TEXAS VISIT!
(March 27, 2017) The #99jr Heckenast Racing team was scheduled to follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour to the states of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas from March 24-26 for a trio of high-profile shootouts. Things kicked off on Friday night at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi with a $10,000 to win affair. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the tenth quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to running second in his stacked heat race. After drawing the fourth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Frankie slipped back to eleventh in the final finishing order.

Following a washout of Saturday's action at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Arkansas, the busy weekend concluded with an $8,000 to win showdown on Sunday evening at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore, Texas. Frankie posted the fourth fastest lap overall during the qualifying session and later ran fourth in his loaded heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois standout then drove past six competitors during the 40-lapper to claim a solid sixth place showing and also now sits sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results from the busy weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

DIRTCAR NATIONALS NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM VOLUSIA
(February 25, 2017) The 46th running of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' wrapped up tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park with another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series battle. Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified twelfth quickest in Group B during time trials prior to running sixth in his heat race and eighth in his B-Main. The Frankfort, Illinois ace then took a provisional to gain access into the 40-lapper, finished twenty-first in the final rundown, and leaves the "Sunshine State" seventh in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings.

(February 24, 2017) Following a pair of shows that fell victim to Mother Nature, the dirt started flying again at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida tonight in the penultimate event of the 46th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals.' A $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special. Frank Heckenast, Jr. logged the seventeenth fastest lap in Group B during time trials before finishing fifth in both his heat race and his B-Main. After taking a provisional to gain access into the 40-lap feature, Frankie was running in the sixteenth position on lap 23 when the race was deemed official due to dense fog that rolled over the Daytona Beach-area facility.

(February 23, 2017) Back-to-back rain-outs have stricken the annual 'DIRTcar Nationals,' as tonight's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tilt at Volusia Speedway Park was nixed by inclement weather early in the afternoon. The event will not be rescheduled and the rain-out leaves only two races left during the 2017 version of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at the Barberville, Florida facility.

(February 22, 2017) The 'DIRTcar Nationals' program scheduled for tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida was canceled after heavy rain hit the 1/2-mile oval in the morning with more wet weather forecasted throughout the day. The evening's $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Series-sanctioned throwdown will not be rescheduled. Action will resume at VSP on Thursday night with the first of three consecutive evenings of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series competition.

(February 21, 2017) Another $7,000 payday was on the line tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, as the UMP DIRTcar Series presided over yet another 'DIRTcar Nationals' battle at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in fifth fastest in his group during the qualifying session prior to placing fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Frankie was unable to crack the starting grid for the 30-lapper, which was eventually won by Brandon Sheppard.

(February 20, 2017) The 46th edition of the six-race 'DIRTcar Nationals' started tonight at the ultra-fast Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida with a $7,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Series showdown. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the sixth quickest time in his group during qualifying and later finished fifth in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main, Frankie wound up twentieth in the final rundown of the 30-lap headliner.

HECKENAST, JR. CLIMBS TO SECOND; FINISHES FIFTH AT OCALA!
(February 19, 2017) Following an overnight drive from Sylvania, Georgia to Ocala, Florida, the Heckenast Racing team returned to racing action tonight at Bubba Raceway Park, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the $10,000 to win 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals.' Frank Heckenast, Jr. laid down the twelfth quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in the 50-lapper, Frankie blasted towards the front of the stellar field - eventually climbing to as high as second in the running order. At the completion of the exciting race, Frankie found himself in the fifth finishing position behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Earl Pearson, Jr.!

WINTER FREEZE NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM SCREVEN
(February 18, 2017) Night two of the annual 'Winter Freeze' at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia took center stage tonight and a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series showdown. Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the third fastest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later scored a victory in his loaded heat race. After drawing the third starting spot in the 50-lap headliner, Frankie hung around the front of the stellar field before claiming a sixth place effort behind only winner Chris Madden, Tyler Erb, Billy Moyer, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Brandon Overton.

(February 17, 2017) The #99jr team helped kick off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series season tonight in the $8,000 to win 'Winter Freeze' opener at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the seventh fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the eighth row in the 40-lapper, Frankie was able to drive past a handful of competitors en route to a solid tenth place showing.

WINTERNATIONALS NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM EAST BAY
(February 14, 2017) Another $5,000 windfall greeted the competitors in round two of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion of the 'Winternationals' tonight at East Bay (FL) Raceway Park. Frank Heckenast, Jr., who changed motors overnight, qualified twelfth quickest in Group B during time trials and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 25-lap main event from the outside of the eighth row, Frankie was unfortunately involved in a lap eight pileup and subsequently retired in the twentieth position. Tonight will mark the #99jr team's last event at East Bay, as they will start preparing for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series opener this weekend at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia.

(February 13, 2017) The #99jr team made their way to East Bay Raceway Park for tonight's 41st Annual 'Winternationals' opener at the Gibsonton, Florida facility. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the dirt-slinging action at the "Clay by the Bay" and a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran sixth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main prior to placing third in the Strawberry Dash for non-qualifiers. Unfortunately, Frankie was unable to crack the starting grid for the 25-lap sprint, which was won by Brandon Sheppard.

HECKENAST, JR. GRABS PODIUM FINISH AT LAKE CITY!
(February 12, 2017) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team rolled into North Florida Speedway in Lake City, Florida tonight for a $5,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Series special event. Frankie laid down the second quickest time in his group during the qualifying session and later ran second in his heat race behind only prelim winner Tyler Erb. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the third row, Frankie drove past a trio of competitors during the race en route to a third place podium performance behind only victor Tyler Erb and runner-up Kyle Bronson!

SUPER BOWL OF RACING NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM BRUNSWICK
(February 11, 2017) Night two of the 'Super Bowl of Racing' doubleheader weekend at Golden Isles (GA) Speedway took center stage this evening and a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series extravaganza. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in twentieth fastest in Group A during qualifying prior to finishing sixth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Frankfort, Illinois ace was unable to make the start in the 60-lapper, which was eventually won by Josh Richards.

(February 10, 2017) Heckenast Racing lifted the lid to their 2017 campaign tonight in round one of the annual 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the $10,000 to win opener, which drew a stout 51 car field. Frank Heckenast, Jr. laid down the nineteenth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later advanced up to fourth in his stacked heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, Frankie wound up nineteenth in the final finishing order of the 50-lap headliner, which was contested on a one-groove racing surface.

 

 

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