RACING BATTLES LUCAS OIL SERIES FOES
20, 2017) The Heckenast Racing team battled
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors on May 18-19 in
$10,000 to win throwdowns in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin.
On Thursday night at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois, Frank
Heckenast, Jr. ran fifth in his loaded heat race and was battling
for a top ten finish in the 50-lapper before a late flat tire helped
relegate him to a twelfth place performance in the 'Spring Shootout.'
At Luxemburg Speedway in Luxemburg, Wisconsin on Friday evening,
Frankie placed sixth in heat race action prior to winding up twenty-first
in the final rundown of the 50-lap feature event. Full results from
both LOLMDS programs can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
TEAM STRONG IN TRIO OF HIGH-PROFILE SHOWS!!
15, 2017) Mother's Day weekend took Frank
Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team to three different venues in Illinois
and Tennessee from May 12-14 for a trio of high-profile showdowns!
On Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois,
the MARS Dirt Car Series presided over the inaugural running of
the 'Farmer City 74,' which boasted a hefty $20,000 winner's check.
Frankie timed in eighth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior
to running second in his stacked heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois
star then rallied past a handful of competitors during the 74-lap
main event en route to an impressive fifth place showing behind
only winner Bobby Pierce, Shannon Babb, Mike Marlar, and Chase Junghans!
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series then
took center stage by sanctioning a pair of $10,000 to win shootouts
in the Volunteer State of Tennessee. In the annual 'Mountain Outlaw
50' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville on Saturday evening,
Frankie placed fifth in his loaded heat race before moving up to
eighth in the 50-lapper. At Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel on
Sunday in the weekend finale, Frankie finished third in heat race
action and ninth in the 50-lap headliner. He still finds himself
ninth in the latest version of WOOLMS point standings following
the trip to Tennessee. Full results from the hectic weekend can
be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com
HEADS TO CAROLINAS WITH OUTLAWS...
7, 2017) The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series slate of events heated back up over the May 5-6 weekend
and took the #99jr team to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina
and Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina
for a pair of $10,000 to win battles. On Friday night at Cherokee,
Frank Heckenast, Jr. finished ninth in his heat race, fifth in his
B-Main, and fifteenth in the 50-lap headliner. At Fayetteville on
Saturday evening, Frankie scored the victory in his heat race and
was running inside of the top ten during the 50-lapper until suffering
a flat tire on the final circuit. The Frankfort, Illinois ace was
dropped to sixteenth in the final finishing order and now finds
himself ninth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings.
Complete results from the doubleheader weekend in the Carolinas
can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
SETS FAST TIME FOR SLOCUM 50; FINISHES EIGHTH
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)
JR. LANDS IN TOP FIVE AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY!
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.
HECKENAST, JR. TACKLES ILLINI 100 WEEKEND
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
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.
JR. CLIMBS TO SIXTH IN RARE TEXAS VISIT!
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.