HECKENAST RACING LANDS IN WOOLMS VICTORY LANE AGAIN!
(July 19, 2021) Frankfort, Illinois standout Frank Heckenast, Jr. continued his recent hot streak with another $10,000 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series triumph on Saturday night, July 17 at I-94 Sure Step Speedway in Fergus Falls, Minnesota! After timing in seventh fastest overall during qualifying and running second in his heat race, Frankie drew the outside of the front row for the start of the 40-lap main event. From there, he set sail by leading each and every circuit to wire the field to collect the five-figure payday ahead of Brandon Sheppard, Tyler Bruening, Chris Madden, and Ryan Gustin!

In other action with the Outlaws last week, the Heckenast Racing team found themselves in competition in similar $10,000 to win shootouts at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin, River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota, and Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin. On Tuesday at Superior, Frankie ran fourth in his heat race, but a tangle on lap 30 of the headliner dropped him to a seventeenth place showing. At River Cities on Friday, Frankie moved past five competitors in the feature to knock down a solid sixth place showing. In the finale on Sunday at Red Cedar, Frankie unfortunately suffered motor issues at the start of the A-Main and was forced to retire in the twenty-fourth spot. Complete results from each of these four races can be accessed by logging onto www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. WINS $10,000 JACKSON OPENER!!!
(July 11, 2021) Frank Heckenast, Jr., celebrating his 33rd birthday in perfect fashion, picked up his second career World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series triumph on Friday night, July 9 at Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota! Frankie timed in fifth fastest overall during the qualifying session before running second in heat race action. The Frankfort, Illinois standout then drew the pole position for the 40-lap shootout and was in position to take advantage of race-long leader Cade Dillard's trouble to inherit the point on lap 28. Frankie then led the final thirteen circuits to bag the $10,000 top prize over a top five that consisted of runner-up Brandon Sheppard, Ryan Gustin, Chris Madden, and Brent Larson!

In the second night of the Jackson Motorplex doubleheader on Saturday, a $20,000 winner's check was up for grabs for the cars and stars racing with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour. Frankie once again clicked off the fifth quickest lap during qualifying before running second in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the second row in the 50-lap grand finale, Frankie moved up to second late in the contest to land in the runner-up spot behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr.! Full results from the weekend in the Gopher State can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

HECKENAST RACING COMPETES IN SELECT HELL TOUR RACES
(July 7, 2021) Heckenast Racing made a surprise visit to Spoon River Speedway tonight for another round of DIRTcar Summer Nationals action. A strong field of competitors showed up at the Banner, Illinois oval to do battle for a $5,000 payday. Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified fifth quickest in Group A during the time trial session, finished third in his stacked heat race, and later wound up sixteenth in the final finishing order of the 40-lap headliner.

(July 4, 2021) Independence Day took the #99jr team to Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois, as Frank Heckenast, Jr. gunned for the $5,000 windfall on our nation's birthday. Frankie posted the second quickest lap in Group B during DIRTcar Summer Nationals time trials and later secured a heat race triumph. He then went on to land a fifth place effort in the 40-lapper behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, Jason Feger, and Tanner English!

(July 3, 2021) Heckenast Racing was back in action in another $10,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals shootout tonight at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois. Frank Heckenast, Jr. stopped the clock sixth fastest in Group A during the qualifying session before grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois standout then rallied past a trio of racecars during the 50-lap feature, which ran caution-free. Frankie wound up paid for a solid eighth place performance tonight in the Land of Lincoln.

(July 2, 2021) The cars and stars racing with the "Hell Tour" competed for a $10,000 top prize earlier tonight at the pristine Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the third fastest lap overall during time trials and later picked up the checkered flag in his heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 30-lapper, Frankie drove to his second straight runner-up performance behind only victor Bobby Pierce!

(July 1, 2021) Another $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs tonight with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in third quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to placing second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 40-lap feature event, Frankie was able to steer past four competitors during the action-packed race to land in the runner-up spot behind only race winner Bobby Pierce!

(June 30, 2021) Next up on the "Hell Tour" schedule for Heckenast Racing was a visit tonight to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. A $5,000 payday was on the line in the Badger State and 22 competitors signed into the pit area for the midweek DIRTcar Summer Nationals program. Frank Heckenast, Jr. lit up the field in qualifying by setting a New Track Record and later went on to win his heat race in preliminary action. After drawing the pole position and leading the first 23 circuits in the 40-lapper, Frankie ran into battery problems that unfortunately forced him to give up the lead and relegated the Frankfort, Illinois standout to a disappointing eighteenth place showing.

(June 23, 2021) Following a few days off, the #99jr team was back at it again with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois. A 35 car field assembled at the 1/4-mile oval to do battle for the $5,000 winner's check. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the eighth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying before grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 40-lap main event from the outside of the eighth row, Frankie eventually retired from the caution-free affair in the nineteenth finishing position after going a lap down to eventual winner Brian Shirley.

(June 20, 2021) Tonight's $5,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals shootout at Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana was unfortunately rained out early in the day.

(June 19, 2021) Another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs for the "Hell Tour" competitors tonight at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the third fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session before securing a popular heat race triumph. Frankie then raced hard all over the top five in the headliner and eventually wound up fourth after 50 green flag circuits behind only race winner Shannon Babb, Tanner English, and Devin Moran!

(June 18, 2021) The first $10,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals show of the year was held earlier tonight at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the fourth fastest lap in Group A during the time trial session and later ran second in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the 40-lap main event, Frankie wound up finishing right where he started in the contest... in the seventh position.

(June 17, 2021) Hitting select DIRTcar Summer Nationals events in 2021, the Heckenast Racing team showed up tonight at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois for round three of the "Hell Tour." Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the third quickest lap overall during qualifying prior to scoring a victory in his heat race. After drawing the inside of the second row before the start of the $5,000 to win feature, Frankie eventually placed fifth following the 40-lapper, as he trailed only victor Devin Moran, Ryan Unzicker, Bobby Pierce, and Tanner English!

HECKENAST, JR. CLAIMS TOP TEN IN DREAM PRELIM
(June 13, 2021) A very lucrative week at Eldora Speedway took place from June 9-12, as a pair of 'Dirt Late Model Dreams' were held at the storied Rossburg, Ohio oval. On Wednesday evening in his Twin 25 preliminary program, Frank Heckenast, Jr. placed fifth in his heat race before winding up thirteenth in his $10,000 to win feature. At the "Big E" on Thursday, Frankie unfortunately failed to transfer into the $127,000 to win crown jewel extravaganza after finishing eighth in his stacked heat race and seventh in his B-Main.

The 26th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream' then took center stage at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant over the weekend. In Friday's $10,000 to win Twin 25, Frankie ran third in heat race action prior to moving up to eighth in the final rundown of the 25-lap sprint. All eyes in the pit area were then fixated on capturing the $126,000 top prize on Saturday night. Unfortunately, the Frankfort, Illinois standout missed out on the 100-lapper after finishing fourth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main. Full results from all four days of racing action at Eldora Speedway can be located online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. GETS FALSY FOR FIRST WIN OF 2021!
(June 6, 2021) The Heckenast Racing team and driver Frank Heckenast, Jr. landed in victory lane for the first time in 2021 on Thursday night, June 3 at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois! In a special 'Thursday Night Shootout' program at FALS, Frankie timed in third fastest during the DIRTcar Super Late Model qualifying session before running second in his heat race. After starting sixth on the grid in the 40-lap headliner, Frankie streaked towards the front and overtook leader Shannon Babb with a daring slidejob in turns one and two with only four circuits remaining. The Frankfort, Illinois ace picked up the $5,000 windfall over a top five that included runner-up Babb, Eric Smith, Ryan Unzicker, and Kevin Weaver!

The #99jr team then headed to the Hoosier State for a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series shootouts to wrap up the tripleheader weekend. On Friday at the new Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis, Indiana, Frankie placed second in his loaded heat race before surviving the rugged 40-lap feature to finish fifth behind only winner Dennis Erb, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Ryan Gustin, and Max Blair. At Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana on Saturday evening, Frankie won his heat race prior to finishing a close runner-up in the 40-lap headliner behind only victor Rick Eckert! Full results from all three races can be viewed online at www.fairburyspeedway.com and www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

HECKENAST, JR. GETS TOP TEN IN SHOW-ME 100 OPENER!
(May 30, 2021) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team trekked to the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 27-29 for the annual running of the 'Show-Me 100.' Following a rain-out of the $6,000 to win opener on Thursday, both preliminary programs were held on Friday at the Show-Me State oval. In the 'Cowboy Classic,' Frankie clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying before running second in heat race action. The Frankfort, Illinois ace then started and finished eighth in the 45-lap headliner. In the second $6,000 to win prelim, which was held in the wee hours of the morning, Frankie unfortunately narrowly missed out on the feature after finishing sixth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main.

After racking up the sixteenth most points during preliminary action on Friday, Frankie earned the rights to the outside of the eighth row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel headliner. With a hefty $30,000 payday up for grabs in front of a huge crowd, he fought hard for a top ten finish in the 'Show-Me 100' before winding up paid for a respectable twelfth place performance. Complete results from the Memorial Day holiday weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

FRANKIE FOURTH AT KANKAKEE; RUNNER-UP AT SHADYHILL!
(May 23, 2021) Heckenast Racing rolled into both Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois and Shadyhill Speedway in Medaryville, Indiana on May 21-22 for a pair of $5,000 to win MARS Racing Series contests. Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran fourth in his heat race on Friday night at Kankakee prior to advancing past four competitors during the 'Big Daddy Scrap 40' to claim a solid fourth place performance behind only winner Brian Shirley, Mike Spatola, and Taylor Scheffler. At Shadyhill on Saturday evening in a similar program, Frankie placed second in his heat race and climbed up to an impressive runner-up showing in the 40-lapper to trail only victor Brian Shirley! Complete results from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com.

HECKENAST, JR. NABS TOP TEN AT MISSISSIPPI THUNDER
(May 9, 2021) The May 7-8 weekend took the #99jr team to Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin for the 'Dairyland Showdown,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night in the $12,500 to win weekend lid lifter, Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in seventh fastest in Group A during qualifying, ran third in his loaded heat race, and later placed ninth in the 40-lap feature event. At the Badger State facility on Saturday evening, a $22,500 top prize was up for grabs in the 'Dairyland Showdown' finale. Unfortunately, Frankie missed out on advancing into the 60-lapper after running fifth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main. Complete results from MTS can be accessed online by clicking on www.woolms.com.

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. RUNNER-UP IN HAWKEYE 100 PRELIM!
(May 2, 2021) The Heckenast Racing team trekked to Boone Speedway in Boone, Iowa on April 30-May 1 for the inaugural running of the 'Hawkeye 100,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night in the two $3,000 to win preliminary events, Frank Heckenast, Jr. placed seventh in the first 25-lapper, while he drove to a sterling runner-up performance in the final "Twin Hawk" behind only victor Shannon Babb. After finishing third in Saturday's loaded heat race, Frankie fought hard for a top ten showing in the $30,000 to win headliner and eventually earned a respectable tenth place effort in the 100-lap affair. Complete results from the 'Hawkeye 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

 

 

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