NATIONALS NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM VOLUSIA
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,
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.
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.
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.
JR. CLIMBS TO SECOND; FINISHES FIFTH AT OCALA!
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.!
FREEZE NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM SCREVEN
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.
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.
NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM EAST BAY
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.
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.
JR. GRABS PODIUM FINISH AT LAKE CITY!
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!
BOWL OF RACING NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM BRUNSWICK
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.
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.
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