TEAM BACK ON OUTLAWS TRAIL IN TARHEEL STATE
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
JR. SEVENTH IN HAWKEYE STATE CLASHES
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.
RACING TRAVELS TO DUCK RIVER...
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
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.
TEAM TACKLES ILLINI 100 AT FARMER CITY
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)
JR. ON PODIUM IN $15K THAW BRAWL!
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.