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FRANKIE DRIVES CLANTON BACK-UP CAR AT SENOIA
(May 15, 2016) In preparation of receiving his new Capital racecar, Frank Heckenast, Jr. piloted Shane Clanton's back-up Capital machine on Saturday evening, May 14 at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia. The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) rolled into Senoia to preside over the 'Billy Clanton Classic,' which boasted a $5,025 payday. Frankie timed in second quickest in Group B during SAS qualifying, which locked him into the outside of the second row for the start of the 50-lapper. After moving up to as high as the second position, Frankie slipped back to fifth at the checkers to finish behind only winner Shane Clanton, Chase Junghans, Riley Hickman, and Richie Stevens. Full results from last night at Senoia can be viewed online at www.sasdirt.com.

HECKENAST IN ACTION AT PONDEROSA & SMOKY MTN.
(May 8, 2016) Heckenast Racing followed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series trail to Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee over the May 6-7 weekend for a pair of $10,000 to win programs. On Friday night at Ponderosa, Frank Heckenast, Jr. finished seventh in his heat race, second in the B-Main, and twentieth in the 50-lap headliner. At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening, Frankie ran eighth in both his heat race and his B-Main before utilizing a provisional and placing twenty-first in the final rundown of the caution-free 'Mountain Outlaw 50.' He now sits eleventh in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

#99JR TEAM BACK ON OUTLAWS TRAIL IN TARHEEL STATE
(May 1, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and the #99jr team traveled to the Tarheel State on April 29-30 for $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series showdowns at Carolina Speedway in Gastonia, North Carolina and Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina. On Friday night at Gastonia, Frankie timed in eighth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to running second in heat race action. After drawing the third starting spot before the start of the 50-lapper, Frankie ran second early in the distance before eventually slipping back to fourth in the rough and tumble feature to finish behind only winner Josh Richards, Chub Frank, and Rick Eckert!

At Fayetteville on Saturday evening, another $10,000 top prize was on the line in front of a huge grandstand crowd. Frankie finished seventh in his loaded heat race and eleventh in the B-Main, which forced him to rely on a series provisional to gain access into the 50-lap headliner. The Frankfort, Illinois standout was then able to move up six spots during the A-Main to salvage a seventeenth place performance. Frankie now finds himself tenth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Tarheel State. Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST, JR. SEVENTH IN HAWKEYE STATE CLASHES
(April 17, 2016) The Heckenast Racing team ventured to the Hawkeye State of Iowa on April 15-16 for a pair of MARS DIRTcar Series and Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series co-sanctioned duels. On Friday night at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran second in his heat race prior to claiming a steady seventh place effort in the $5,000 to win main event. In the weekend finale on Saturday evening at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, a hefty $10,555 top prize was on the line annual running of the 'Slocum 50.' Frankie finished third in heat race action and later moved up to seventh in the 50-lap headliner. Complete results can be obtained by clicking on www.cornbeltclash.com.

HECKENAST RACING TRAVELS TO DUCK RIVER...
(April 10, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team followed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series trail to the Volunteer State of Tennessee on Friday, April 8, as Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee played host to a $10,000 to win showdown. Frankie clicked off the fifth quickest lap in Group B during time trials and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap main event from the inside of the eighth row, Frankie wound up finishing right where he started... in the fifteenth position.

Saturday's scheduled WOOLMS stop at Tazewell (TN) Speedway was then canceled due to inclement weather. The Frankfort, Illinois ace currently finds himself tenth in the latest version of the national series point standings exiting Duck River Raceway Park. Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

#99JR TEAM TACKLES ILLINI 100 AT FARMER CITY
(April 4, 2016) World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series action heated back up for the #99jr team on April 2-3 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, as the annual running of the 'Illini 100' took place at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds bullring. On Saturday night in the $6,000 to win weekend opener, Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran sixth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main, but was later awarded a series provisional to gain access into the 25-lap main event. During the course of the headliner, Frankie was able to move past seven competitors on his way to an eighteenth place effort.

At Farmer City on Sunday, a whopping $15,000 payday was on the line in the finale of the 'Illini 100' weekend. Frankie clicked off the sixth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. Unfortunately, the Frankfort, Illinois standout ran into troubles during the 75-lap feature and wound up twenty-sixth in the final finishing order. Frankie now sits tenth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results can be obtained by clicking on www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

HECKENAST, JR. ON PODIUM IN $15K THAW BRAWL!
(March 27, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team rolled into LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on March 25-26 for the two-day 'Thaw Brawl' extravaganza. The MARS DIRTcar Series, Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series, and American Late Model Series tri-sanctioned the doubleheader weekend, which kicked off on Friday night with a $5,000 to win program. Frankie won his heat race and later started the 50-lap main event from the inside of the second row. The Frankfort, Illinois standout then apparently finished on the podium in the third position, but was relegated to a disappointing twenty-fourth place effort after weighing in light at the scales in post-race inspection.

On Saturday evening, a whopping $15,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Thaw Brawl' weekend finale at the 1/4-mile bullring. Frankie once again won his heat race in preliminary action prior to starting the 75-lapper from the pole position. He then ran amongst the leaders throughout the race before winding up third behind only race winner Brian Shirley and runner-up Bobby Pierce. Complete results from the 'Thaw Brawl' can be accessed online at www.lasallespeedway.com.

 

 

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