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BUSY WEEK WITH WOOLMS IN NEW YORK & PENNSYLVANIA
(June 25, 2016) A busy day greeted the #99jr team today at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, as a day/night doubleheader was held to wrap up the annual 'Firecracker 100' weekend. In the rain-postponed $6,000 to win prelim, Frank Heckenast, Jr. placed fifth in his heat race prior to scoring the victory in his B-Main. At the end of the 30-lapper, Frankie found himself seventeenth in the final rundown of the daytime affair.

In the nightcap, a whopping $30,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the 'Firecracker 100.' Frankie finished sixth in his stacked heat race, but later won his consolation race to advance into the 100-lap grind. The Frankfort, Illinois standout then unfortunately broke a valve spring during the extra-distance affair and wound up being paid for a twenty-first place effort.

(June 24, 2016) Following yesterday's rain-out at Lernerville Speedway, action finally got underway tonight at the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility, as a $6,000 top prize was on the line in a 'Firecracker 100' prelim. Frank Heckenast, Jr. logged the fifth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to taking the victory in his heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois hotshoe then drew the pole position for the 30-lapper and eventually wound up ninth in the final finishing order.

(June 23, 2016) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'Firecracker 100' weekend opener at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania was washed out due to heavy rainfall, but has been reset for Saturday afternoon. Friday's $6,000 to win preliminary program is still on as scheduled. Saturday's day/night doubleheader will then conclude with the 'Firecracker 100,' which once again boasts a $30,000 windfall for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special.

(June 21, 2016) A busy week with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series kicked off tonight at Weedsport Speedway in Weedsport, New York, as an $8,000 payday was on the line in the 'Finger Lakes 40.' Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the quickest lap of the 26 entrants during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors and later scored the victory in heat race action. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 40-lap main event, Frankie ran amongst the leaders throughout the distance in the caution-free affair before claiming an impressive third place podium performance behind only victor Josh Richards and runner-up Shane Clanton!

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. ON PODIUM AT KANKAKEE!
(June 18, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team rolled into Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois and Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan on June 16-17 for a pair of special events. On Thursday night at Kankakee, a $5,000 winner's check was on the line in the opening event of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals. Frankie qualified third quickest in his group during time trials prior to running second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside of the third row, Frankie was able to move past a couple of competitors en route to a sterling third place podium performance behind only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Mike Marlar.

At Hartford on Friday evening, a $4,000 top prize was up for grabs in an American Ethanol Late Model Tour showdown. Frankie earned Fast Time honors of the 33 entrants during qualifying and later ran third in his loaded heat race. Unfortunately, the Frankfort, Illinois ace suffered motor issues early in the 31-lap main event and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-second place effort. Complete results from both races can be viewed online at www.thehelltour.com and www.aelmt.com.

HECKENAST, JR. TENTH IN DREAM XXII OPENER
(June 12, 2016) Heckenast Racing made the trek to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-11 for the 22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things got underway at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran fourth in his heat race prior to moving up to tenth in the $5,000 to win main event. In Friday's $10,000 to win show, Frankie won his heat race, but unfortunately hit the inside frontstretch wall hard in the 25-lap sprint and retired with damage in the twenty-second position.

Due to the damage inflicted to his new Capital racecar, Frankie was forced to scratch from Saturday evening's portion of the 'Dream XXII' weekend. Therefore, the Frankfort, Illinois standout was not able to transfer into the $100,000 to win headliner, which was won by fellow Illinois driver Dennis Erb, Jr. Complete results from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

FRANKIE TWEAKS ON NEW CAPITAL CAR AT FARMER CITY
(June 4, 2016) The Heckenast Racing team unloaded their new Capital racecar on Friday evening, June 3 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois to compete in a weekly UMP Super Late Model program. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in fifth quickest overall during the qualifying session and later ran third in his heat race. After starting the $1,000 to win headliner from the inside of the third row, Frankie moved up to third during the feature to finish behind only victor Kevin Weaver and runner-up Mike Glasscock. Full results from last night at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval can be accessed online at www.farmercityracing.com.

HECKENAST, JR. TACKLES MOLER & TYLER COUNTY
(May 30, 2016) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team invaded the states of Ohio and West Virginia over the hectic Memorial Day holiday weekend to enter a trio of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series showdowns from May 27-29. On Friday night at Moler Raceway Park in Williamsburg, Ohio, Frankie timed in sixth quickest in Group A during qualifying and later ran second in heat race action. After drawing the outside of the front row before the start of the $10,000 to win headliner, Frankie ran amongst the leaders throughout the 50-lap distance before winding up fourth in the final rundown behind only winner Shane Clanton, Josh Richards, and Eddie Carrier, Jr.

The dirt-slinging action quickly shifted to Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia for the annual running of the 'Jackpot 100.' On Saturday evening, Frankie finished seventh in his heat race, fourth in his B-Main, and twenty-first in the $8,000 to win feature after utilizing a series provisional. In the $10,000 to win weekend finale at Tyler County on Sunday, the Frankfort, Illinois hotshoe ran second in his heat race and drew the pole position for the 60-lapper before slipping back to ninth at the checkers. Frankie now sits tenth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings following the triple shot of racing competition. Full results can be found online at www.woolms.com.

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)

 

 

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