HECKENAST, JR. BLASTS TO NINTH AT KNOXVILLE!
27, 2015) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team
invaded the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa from
September 24-26 for the 12th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville
Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series. The three-day crown jewel extravaganza at the 1/2-mile
Marion County fairgrounds speedplant once again kicked off with
a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary shows. On Thursday night,
Frankie grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his
heat race prior to winding up fourteenth in the 25-lapper.
At Knoxville on Friday evening, Frankie finished
eighth in his heat race, second in the C-Main, and ninth in the
B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the night's 25-lap
feature event. When Saturday rolled around, all eyes were fixated
on the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which once
again boasted a hefty $40,000 top prize. Frankie ran third in
the B-Main and later charged past eighteen competitors during
the 100-lap headliner en route to a sterling ninth place performance.
Complete results from the extended weekend in the Hawkeye State
can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
SEVENTH IN DOWN & DIRTY WEEKEND FINALE
20, 2015) Heckenast Racing was back on the World
of Outlaws Late Model Series grind on September 18-19 in the annual
'Down & Dirty 100' weekend at the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway
in Marne, Michigan. Following a rain-out of the $8,000 to win
program on Friday night, Saturday's weekend finale went off without
a hitch. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the second fastest lap
in Group A during qualifying prior to running third in his heat
race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the
60-lap headliner, which boasted a $12,000 winner's check, Frankie
drove past three competitors during the caution-free affair to
wind up seventh in the final finishing order. The Frankfort, Illinois
standout sits eighth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point
standings exiting Berlin. Full results can be viewed online at
JR. TRANSFERS INTO $48,000 WORLD 100!
13, 2015) The #99jr team made their way to the
hallowed high banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September
10-12 for the 45th edition of the 'World 100.' The three-day crown
jewel spectacular started with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs,
each of which paid $5,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Frank
Heckenast, Jr. won his heat race prior to placing a solid eighth
in the final rundown of the 25-lap main event. In Friday's show,
which was pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to persistent
rain showers, Frankie narrowly missed out on transferring into
the 25-lapper after running sixth in his heat race and fifth in
A huge throng of race fans then descended upon the "Big
E" on Saturday evening for the 45th Annual 'World 100,' which
boasted a whopping $48,000 top prize. Frankie finished second
in his loaded heat race behind only victor Jared Landers and later
rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in the 100-lap headliner.
The Frankfort, Illinois ace was then racing hard for a top ten
run before contact with another competitor helped drop him to
a fifteenth place performance. Full results from the extended
weekend in the Buckeye State can be viewed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
HECKENAST, JR. SOLID OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND
7, 2015) Heckenast Racing headed to Pennsylvania
with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series from September 4-6
for a huge tripleheader weekend. Things kicked off on Friday night
with the $10,000 to win 'Working Man 50' at Lernerville Speedway
in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the
third fastest lap in Group B during time trials and later scored
a win in heat race action. After drawing the eighth starting spot
in the 50-lapper, Frankie picked off five competitors during the
race en route to a stellar third place podium showing behind only
victor Shane Clanton and runner-up Josh Richards!
On Saturday evening at Lernerville, the rain-postponed
'Firecracker 100' was held and a whopping $30,000 payday was on
the line. Frankie ran fourth in his heat race prior to rolling
off from the outside of the seventh row in the 100-lap headliner.
The Frankfort, Illinois ace then salvaged a tenth place performance
after getting caught up in an incident. Frankie concluded his
Labor Day holiday weekend on Sunday at Selinsgrove Speedway in
Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, as he finished sixth in his heat race,
second in his B-Main, and eighth in the $8,000 to win main event.
Complete results from all three WOOLMS battles can be viewed online
SIXTH IN GEORGE SCHEFFLER MEMORIAL
31, 2015) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team
strolled into Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin
on Sunday, August 30 for the 6th edition of the 'George Scheffler
Memorial.' The Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series presided over
the special event, which boasted a $7,000 winner's check. Frankie
ran second in heat race action, which lined him up starting from
the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lap headliner. The Frankfort,
Illinois ace then moved up to fourth in the running order before
a bout with an inside tire marker caused him to slip back to sixth
behind only winner Jimmy Mars, A.J. Diemel, Chad Simpson, Mitch
McGrath, and Mike Mullen. Complete results from last night at
Oshkosh can be viewed online at www.cornbeltclash.com.
OF TOP FIVES FOR HECKENAST IN TRIPLE SHOT
24, 2015) The Heckenast Racing team and driver
Frank Heckenast, Jr. invaded Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio and
Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pennsylvania on August 21-23 for a
huge World of Outlaws Late Model Series triple shot. On Friday
night in the $8,000 to win opener at Atomic, Frankie finished
fifth in his heat race and second in his B-Main prior to charging
all the way up to fifth in the 40-lapper to trail only winner
Josh Richards, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Shane Clanton, and Tim McCreadie
at the checkers. At Atomic on Saturday evening, Frankie ran fourth
in his heat race and later wound up fifteenth in the caution-free
50-lap main event, which boasted a $10,000 winner's check.
Another $10,000 top prize was on the line on Sunday at Eriez,
which closed out the extended weekend for the #99jr team. Frankie
clicked off the third fastest lap in Group A during qualifying
and later placed second in his heat race. After drawing the outside
of the front row before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap
headliner, the Frankfort, Illinois ace hung around the front of
the field and eventually garnered a strong third place podium
performance behind only victor Josh Richards and runner-up Shane
Clanton. He now sits eighth in the latest version of the WOOLMS
point standings exiting Eriez. Full results can be viewed online
SWING FOR HECKENAST AND WOOLMS
15, 2015) Frank Heckenast, Jr. skipped tonight's
WOOLMS program at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia
to fly back home to attend his cousin Mike Spatola's wedding.
Darrell Lanigan filled in behind the wheel of the #99jr at Winchester
and finished fifth in the $10,000 to win feature behind only winner
Rick Eckert, Shane Clanton, Kenny Moreland, and Morgan Bagley.
(August 14, 2015)
Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team were in the pit area at
Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, Maryland tonight for another
$10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series throwdown. Frankie
qualified seventh fastest in Group B during time trials and later
placed fourth in his stacked heat race. After 50 green flag circuits
in the headliner, Frankie found himself fifteenth in the final
(August 13, 2015)
Heckenast Racing was back on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series
trail tonight in the 'Fulton Bank 50' at Delaware International
Speedway in Delmar, Delaware. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in ninth
quickest in qualifying and later grabbed the third transfer spot
through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the
fifth row in the $10,000 to win main event, Frankie wound up finishing
right where he started in the 50-lapper... in the ninth position.
SETS NTR AND WINS $2,000 AT HARTFORD!!!
8, 2015) Frank Heckenast, Jr. bagged his
third victory of the 2015 racing season and his first career American
Late Model Series (ALMS) triumph on Friday night, August 7 at
Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan! Frankie lowered the track
record during qualifying and finished second in his heat race
prior to picking up the checkers in the 'Jim Borden Memorial Blueberry
Grand Prix.' The Frankfort, Illinois ace pocketed the $2,000 payday
ahead of Ryan Unzicker, J.R. Hotovy, Curtis Roberts, and Chad
White! Complete results from last night at Hartford Speedway can
be accessed online at www.americanlatemodelseries.com.
(Jim Denhamer Photo)
WEEK WITH WOOLMS IN BADGER STATE...
1, 2015) The busy week in Wisconsin wrapped up
with the 28th Annual 'USA Nationals' at Cedar Lake Speedway in
New Richmond, Wisconsin, as the crown jewel spectacular boasted
a huge $50,000 payday. On Friday night, Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked
down the fifth quickest lap in Group B during WOOLMS qualifying
and later placed second in his loaded heat race. After starting
the 100-lap grind tonight from the outside of the fifth row, Frankie
moved up to finish sixth in the 'USA Nationals' behind only winner
Jonathan Davenport, Billy Moyer, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jimmy Owens,
and Chase Junghans.
(July 30, 2015)
The 28th edition of the 'USA Nationals' started tonight at the
renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The World
of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over a $6,000 to win special
tonight at CLS. Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran fifth in his loaded heat
race, but later grabbed the second and final transfer spot through
his B-Main. After rolling off from the outside of the twelfth
row in the 40-lap main event, Frankie was able to move past five
competitors on his way to a nineteenth place performance.
(July 28, 2015)
Frank Heckenast, Jr. and Heckenast Racing kicked off a busy week
with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in the Badger State
tonight with a $10,000 to win tilt at Shawano Speedway in Shawano,
Wisconsin. Frankie knocked down the tenth quickest lap during
WOOLMS qualifying and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through
his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from
the outside of the fifth row, Frankie fought hard for a top ten
finish before settling for a twelfth place effort.