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HECKENAST TRANSFERS INTO $50K DTWC AT PORTSMOUTH
(October 20, 2014) The Heckenast Racing team roared into Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio from October 17-19 for the 34th edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship.' A total of 89 competitors converged on the south-central Ohio facility for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finale, which once again boasted a hefty $50,000 top prize. On Friday night, Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the thirteenth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior to bagging the third and final transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Don O'Neal and runner-up Jason Feger.

Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the remainder of the DTWC program concluded at PRP on Sunday afternoon. Frankie started the 100-lap grind from the outside of the seventh row and hung around the top ten early in the distance. The Frankfort, Illinois standout eventually retired from the 'Dirt Track World Championship' and finished the daytime affair in the twenty-fourth position. Complete results from Portsmouth can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

MECHANICAL WOES SIDELINE HECKENAST IN UMP NAT'S
(October 5, 2014) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team invaded the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on Saturday evening, October 4 for the annual running of the 'UMP Nationals.' Frankie knocked down the seventh fastest lap overall during the qualifying session and later scored the win in heat race action. After running inside of the top ten early in the $5,000 to win feature event, Frankie unfortunately blew a radiator hose and retired from the 40-lapper in the twenty-seventh position. Full results from last night's stop at the "Big E" can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

TRIO OF TOP TENS DURING KNOXVILLE NATIONALS!
(September 28, 2014) The Heckenast Racing Team and driver Frank Heckenast, Jr. rolled into the hallowed grounds of Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on September 25-27 for the 11th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel spectacular kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs at the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds speedplant. On Thursday night, Frankie finished third in his heat race prior to placing ninth in the final rundown of the 25-lap sprint. At Knoxville on Friday evening, Frankie won his heat race in preliminary action and later advanced seven spots during the 25-lapper en route to another ninth place performance.

By virtue of his impressive showing during the prelims, Frankie locked himself into the inside of the seventh row for the start of Saturday's 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' In front of a huge grandstand crowd and the television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios, the Frankfort, Illinois native once again netted a top ten effort in the $40,000 to win weekend finale. Frankie moved all the way up to sixth in the 100-lapper and despite losing his brakes, he crossed underneath the checkers in the eighth position. Complete results from Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

PAIR OF FOURTHS FOR HECKENAST AT GRANITE CITY!
(September 21, 2014) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team bolted into Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on September 19-20 for a pair of $2,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Series battles. On Friday night, Frankie won his heat race and led early in the feature event prior to placing fourth in the final finishing order behind only winner Randy Korte, Brandon Sheppard, and Bobby Pierce. At Granite City on Saturday evening, Frankie once again won his heat race in preliminary action before nabbing another fourth place effort in the headliner behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, and Michael Kloos. Complete results from both Granite City races can be obtained by clicking on www.tricityspeedway.net.

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. SOLDIERS ON TO BERLIN TOP TEN
(September 14, 2014) The Heckenast Racing team returned to the World of Outlaws Late Model Series trail on September 12-13 in the 3rd Annual 'Down & Dirty 100' at the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan. Following a rain-out of Friday's $8,000 to win program, the track promoters decided to up Saturday's single-day showdown to pay $15,000 to the winner. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the second quickest lap in Group A during qualifying and later scored an impressive win in heat race action. After drawing the third starting position prior to the drop of the green flag in the 65-lap feature event, Frankie ran towards the front early in the distance before pitting on a couple of different occasions due to the rough racing surface. At the end of the rugged race, the Frankfort, Illinois ace found himself in the ninth finishing position. Complete results from the rain-shortened 'Down & Dirty 100' weekend at Berlin can be found online at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST ENTERS 44TH ANNUAL WORLD 100 AT ELDORA
(September 7, 2014) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and the Heckenast Race Team roared into the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 4-6 for the 44th edition of the 'World 100.' Things kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and Friday with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which paid $5,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Frankie ran second in his heat race and later vaulted up to fifth in his 25-lap feature to finish behind only winner Jimmy Owens, Kent Robinson, Tim McCreadie, and Chris Madden. At Eldora on Friday evening, Frankie finished fourth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and seventeenth in the 25-lapper.

When Saturday rolled around at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant, all eyes were fixated on the prestigious globe trophy and the hefty $47,000 winner's check. Frankie did not have the success that he had hoped for on Saturday, as he placed eighth in his heat race, ninth in his B-Main, and fourth in his B-Scramble. Unfortunately, the Frankfort, Illinois ace was forced to watch the 'World 100' from the infield instead of competing in the 100-lap grind. Full results from Eldora Speedway can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

#99JR TEAM FOLLOWS OUTLAWS TRAIL TO PENNSYLVANIA
(September 1, 2014) The #99jr team spent their Labor Day holiday weekend in Pennsylvania, as a trio of World of Outlaws Late Model Series events were held in the Keystone State from August 29-31. On Friday night at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the fifth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying and later finished second in heat race action. After drawing the fourth starting spot prior to the start of the $10,000 to win feature event, Frankie eventually wound up seventh in the final rundown of the 50-lap race.

Next up was a trip to Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Saturday and Sunday for a pair of big shows. On Saturday, Frankie placed third in his heat race, but ran into problems at the start of the $8,000 to win main event. He did not complete a lap and was placed twenty-fourth in the final finishing order. In Sunday's weekend finale at Selinsgrove, which boasted a $10,000 top prize, Frankie finished fifth in his heat race, won his consolation race, and later wound up twentieth in the 50-lap headliner. Full results from the holiday triple shot can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST EARNS TOP FIVE IN VISIT TO I-96 SPEEDWAY
(August 24, 2014) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and the Heckenast Racing team crossed the border into the Wolverine State of Michigan on August 22-23 for two more $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series battles. On Friday night at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan, Frankie knocked down the third fastest lap in Group A during qualifying and later scored the win in heat race action. After drawing the fourth starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Frankie eventually brought home an impressive fifth place effort behind only winner Curtis Roberts, Darrell Lanigan, Chub Frank, and Tim McCreadie.

Another $10,000 top prize was on the line on Saturday evening at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan. Frankie qualified fifth quickest in Group A during time trials prior to finishing fifth in his heat race and second in his B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the tenth row in the 50-lapper, the Frankfort, Illinois ace unfortunately only completed nine circuits and was placed twenty-fourth in the final finishing order. Complete results from the Michigan doubleheader can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. LEADS THE WAY IN ROOKIE CHASE!
(August 20, 2014) Of the three rookies following the World of Outlaws Late Model Series this season, Frank Heckenast, Jr. has been both the most competitive and the most consistent. Not surprisingly, he has a firm grip on the rookie points chase. Of course, that could change quickly if Heckenast struggles or runs into trouble and Junghans or Briggs hit their stride in the season's final races.

Heckenast is going to do everything he can on his end to make sure that doesn't happen. "I'm not really worrying about the rookie deal, but I know that Chase or Briggs could catch us," said Heckenast, a 26-year-old second-generation racer. "I know that if I just go out each week and run my best, we should be fine. That's really how I'm approaching it, just doing my best to be competitive each night." | more

HECKENAST HEADS EAST WITH WORLD OF OUTLAWS
(August 17, 2014) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team headed east to the states of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series from August 14-16 for a trio of $10,000 to win programs. On Thursday at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Delaware, Frankie finished fourth in his heat race and twelfth in the 50-lap headliner. At Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, Maryland on Friday evening, Frankie ran second in heat race action prior to advancing to seventh in the 50-lapper. In the tripleheader finale on Saturday night at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia, the Frankfort, Illinois ace placed third in his heat race before slipping back to sixteenth at the finish of the 50-lap main event. Full results from all three venues can be located online at www.woolms.com.

LUCRATIVE STRETCH OF RACING FOR #99JR TEAM
(August 2, 2014) The #99jr team wrapped up the 27th edition of the 'USA Nationals' tonight at Cedar Lake (WI) Speedway, as all eyes were fixated on the $50,000 top prize. Frank Heckenast, Jr. unfortunately could not advance into the 100-lap headliner after finishing seventh in his B-Main and eighth in the Last Chance Qualifier.

(August 1, 2014) Night two of the 'USA Nationals' weekend took place tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and preliminary action was held for the crown jewel event, which boasts a hefty $50,000 payday tomorrow evening at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Frankfort, Illinois native Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the second quickest lap in Group B during time trials, but unfortunately slipped back to fifth in his stacked heat race. Frankie will be in one of the B-Mains tomorrow night leading into the 100-lap 'USA Nationals.'

(July 31, 2014) The dirt-slinging action shifted to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin tonight for the start of the huge 27th Annual 'USA Nationals' weekend. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned a $6,000 to win program tonight at CLS. Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the sixth fastest time in Group B during qualifying and later finished third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the ninth row in the 40-lap main event, Frankie crossed underneath the checkers twentieth in the caution-free affair.

(July 29, 2014) A very busy week in the Badger State of Wisconsin kicked off tonight with a visit to Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over a $10,000 to win battle. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in ninth fastest in Group B during qualifying and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature from the inside of the eighth row, Frankie eventually wound up thirteenth in the final rundown.

(July 26, 2014) The 25th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic' came to a close tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois and a $25,000 winner's check was on the line in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series extravaganza. Frank Heckenast, Jr. moved up to fifth in his B-Main tonight at FALS and took a provisional to gain access into the 100-lap headliner. During the course of the action-packed PDC, Frankie advanced eight spots on his way to a sixteenth place effort in the wild race.

(July 25, 2014) Following Independence, Frank Heckenast, Jr. and the #99jr team made the overnight tow to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for the opening night of the 25th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' Frankie laid down the twenty-fourth fastest lap in Group B during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying and later placed seventh in one of the six heat races. He will be in one of the B-Mains tomorrow evening at FALS leading up to the 100-lap feature, which boasts a hefty $25,000 top prize.

(July 24, 2014) The Heckenast Race Team team pulled into the pit area tonight at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, as the Hawkeye State venue greeted the World of Outlaws Late Model Series with a $10,000 to win program. Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified seventh fastest in time trials and later scored an impressive victory in heat race action. After drawing the pole position prior to the start of the 50-lapper, Frankie hung right with car builder Darrell Lanigan and eventually garnered a strong runner-up performance behind Lanigan's own Club 29 machine!

WORLD OF OUTLAWS WILD WEST TOUR RESULTS...
(July 18, 2014) Another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the "Wild West Tour" finale tonight at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Frank Heckenast, Jr. laid down the seventh fastest lap in Group B during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying and later placed third in his heat race behind only prelim winner Jimmy Mars and runner-up Tim McCreadie. After starting the 50-lap feature from the inside of the sixth row, Frankie wound up finishing right where he started the caution-free race... in the eleventh spot.

(July 15, 2014) The third leg of the "Wild West Tour" took the Heckenast Racing team to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota tonight for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series tilt. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the fourteenth fastest lap during the qualifying session prior to finishing fifth in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the eighth row in the 50-lap headliner, Frankie moved past seven competitors to claim a strong eighth place performance.

(July 13, 2014) Night two of the "Wild West Tour" took place tonight at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota and another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Gopher 50.' Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the sixth quickest lap during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying session and later scored the win in his stacked heat race. After drawing the third starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Frankie hung around the front of the talented field and eventually brought his Club 29 machine home in the seventh finishing position.

(July 12, 2014) Heavy rain showers across southeast Minnesota have forced Deer Creek Speedway officials to postpone tonight's NAPA Auto Parts 'Gopher 50' for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series until Sunday evening, July 13. A large crowd of Super Late Model teams were on the Spring Valley, Minnesota grounds this afternoon ready to compete in the second leg of the WOOLMS four-race "Wild West Tour" before the persistent showers led officials to reset the entire $10,000 to win program to Sunday.

(July 10, 2014) The annual World of Outlaws Late Model Series "Wild West Tour" kicked off tonight at Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota! Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the ninth fastest time in Group B during the qualifying session and later finished fourth in heat race action. After starting the $10,000 to win headliner from the inside of the eighth row, Frankie drove past five competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a solid tenth place showing.

HECKENAST SETS FAST TIME AT LASALLE; FINISHES SIXTH
(July 3, 2014) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and the Heckenast Racing Team rolled into LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois tonight for a $5,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tussle. Frankie knocked down the quickest lap overall during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and later secured the win in his loaded heat race over Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, and Brian Shirley. After drawing the inside second row starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 40-lapper, Frankie wound up slipping back a few positions and eventually netted a solid sixth place effort behind only winner Brian Birkhofer, Ryan Unzicker, Bobby Pierce, Jason Feger, and Curtis Roberts. Full results from tonight at LaSalle can be accessed online at www.thehelltour.com.

8TH ANNUAL FIRECRACKER 100 NIGHTLY RESULTS...
(June 28, 2014) The #99jr team wrapped up the ultra-busy 'Firecracker 100' weekend tonight at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series mega-event boasted a $30,000 payday. Frank Heckenast, Jr. finished fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main, which required him to take use of a series provisional to gain access into the 100-lap feature. After starting from the outside of the thirteenth row in the 'Firecracker 100,' Frankie moved past thirteen competitors during the rain-shortened race and was eventually placed in the thirteenth finishing position.

(June 27, 2014) The Heckenast Race Team took to the track for night two of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned ‘Firecracker 100’ tonight, as another $6,000 top prize was on the line! Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified eighth fastest in Group B during time trials at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania prior to finishing second in his loaded heat race behind only prelim winner Tim Fuller. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 30-lap main event, the Frankfort, Illinois ace came home with a nineteenth place finish. Frankie now finds himself eighth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings following night two with the Outlaws at Lernerville.

(June 26, 2014) Frankfort, Illinois native Frank Heckenast Jr. and the Heckenast Racing Team made the trip to Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania tonight for round one of the 'Firecracker 100' weekend, which is one of the highlights on the annual World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule. Frankie qualified twelfth fastest in Group A during time trials and later went on to finish fifth in his heat race. In the second B-Main, Frankie then started third and finished fifth. After taking use of a series provisional to gain access into the $6,000 to win feature, Frankie picked off five competitors during the 30-lapper to place twenty-first in the final rundown.

TOP TEN FOR HECKENAST IN WOOLMS MEET AT BIG DIAMOND
(June 24, 2014) The Heckenast Racing Team and driver Frank Heckenast, Jr., of Frankfort, Illinois, traveled to Big Diamond Speedway in Forestville, Pennsylvania tonight for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned 'Diamond Shines 40.' Frankie, after timing in fourteenth fastest in qualifying, would finish fourth in his assigned heat race and later started the 40-lapper from the inside of the sixth row. Frankie then wound up ninth in the $8,000 to win showdown, as new car builder Darrell Lanigan would go on to win the main event. Frankie now sits in the eighth spot in the current WOOLMS point standings following Big Diamond. Complete results from the 'Diamond Shines 40' can be found at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST RACING DEBUTS NEW CLUB 29 MACHINE!
(June 22, 2014) Frankfort, Illinois native Frank Heckenast, Jr. debuted a brand-new Club 29 racecar out of Darrell Lanigan's shop on Friday night, June 20 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. Frankie finished fifth in his heat race and third in the B-Main at the St. Louis-area oval, which narrowly kept him out of the $10,000 to win UMP Summer Nationals feature event. On Saturday evening, June 21, the #99jr team headed to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky for an unsanctioned program, which boasted a $2,000 winner's check. Frankie passed four cars in his heat race to finish fourth and later moved up five positions in the A-Main to claim a sterling third place performance behind only victor Dustin Linville and runner-up Kent Robinson. Complete results from both Granite City and Florence can be obtained by clicking on www.dirtondirt.com.

HECKENAST ENTERS UMP SN STOP AT KANKAKEE
(June 12, 2014) The Heckenast Race Team and driver Frank Heckenast, Jr. rolled into Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois tonight for a visit by the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. Frankie qualified fourth fastest in his group during time trials and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the $5,000 to win main event from the inside of the fifth row, Frankie wound up placing sixteenth in the final rundown of the 40-lapper. Full results from tonight's race can be obtained by visiting www.thehelltour.com.

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. HITS PAIR OF AMS RACES
(June 1, 2014) Following a rain-out of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series event on May 29 at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Delaware, Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team stayed in the area and competed in a pair of $4,000 to win Appalachian Mountain Speedweek races over the weekend. On Friday, May 30 at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania, Frankie won his heat race prior to placing eighth in the 40-lap feature event. At the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland on Saturday evening, May 31, Frankie was unfortunately unable to crack the A-Main starting grid. Full results from these two shows can be accessed by clicking on www.dirtondirt.com.

 

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