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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)

HECKENAST, JR. ON PODIUM IN $15K THAW BRAWL!
(March 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.

DIRTCAR NATIONALS RESULTS FROM VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK
(February 20, 2016) Tonight marked the finale of both the 'DIRTcar Nationals' and "Speedweeks 2016" for the #99jr team, as another $10,000 windfall was on the line with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park. Frank Heckenast, Jr. finished fifth in heat race action, but later scored the victory in his B-Main to transfer into the night's 50-lap 'DIRTcar Nationals' finale. Frankie, who emerged from the Sunshine State eighth in WOOLMS points, climbed up seven positions during the A-Main to wrap up "Speedweeks 2016" with a thirteenth place showing.

(February 19, 2016) The penultimate event of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took place tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and Frank Heckenast, Jr. was among the entrants gunning for the $10,000 top prize. Frankie ran seventh in his heat race and third in his B-Main, but later received a WOOLMS provisional to start the 50-lapper from the outside of the fourteenth row. The Frankfort, Illinois standout then blasted past fourteen cars to finish the headliner in the fourteenth position.

(February 18, 2016) Next up at VSP was night four of the 45th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series roared into the 1/2-mile dirt facility to preside over a $10,000 to win shootout. Frank Heckenast, Jr. battled issues throughout preliminary action and was forced to rely on a series provisional to gain access into the 50-lap headliner. Frankie was then able to move up six spots to finish twenty-first in the final rundown tonight at Volusia Speedway Park.

(February 17, 2016) The third leg of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' thrilled fans tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and Frank Heckenast, Jr. had his focus firmly set on the $10,000 winner's check. Frankie finished sixth in heat race action, but later ran second in his B-Main to earn the twenty-second starting spot in the 40-lap main event. Frankie then moved past ten racecars during the course of the A-Main en route to a twelfth place effort.

(February 16, 2016) Round two of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took center stage tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park and the UMP DIRTcar Series battle once again paid $7,000 to the winner. Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified fifth quickest in his group during time trials and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois standout then picked off eight competitors during the 30-lap feature on his way to a steady eighth place performance.

(February 15, 2016) The 45th edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' for the UMP Super Late Models started tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, as a $7,000 payday was up for grabs. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the fifth fastest lap in his group during time trials, but later stormed up to second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 30-lapper, Frankie once again moved forward behind the wheel of his Club 29 racecar, as he advanced up to third to finish behind only race winner Billy Moyer, Jr. and runner-up Dennis Erb, Jr.!

WINTER NATIONALS RESULTS FROM BUBBA RACEWAY PARK
(February 14, 2016) Valentine's Day took the #99jr team to Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida today for the final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event of "Speedweeks 2016." The Bubba Army 'Winter Nationals' showdown paid $10,000 to the winner and drew 26 competitors to the egg-shaped venue. Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified fifteenth quickest in time trials and later wound up eighth in his loaded heat race following an early race spin. Frankie then thrilled the huge crowd during the caution-plagued feature event by blasting past nineteen competitors on his way to a stellar fifth place effort. The Frankfort, Illinois native trailed only victor Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, Brandon Sheppard, and Eddie Carrier, Jr. to the checkers in the 50-lap headliner.

WINTER FREEZE RESULTS FROM SCREVEN MOTOR SPEEDWAY
(February 13, 2016) Another World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series showdown completed the 'Winter Freeze VI' weekend at Screven (GA) Motor Speedway tonight and a $10,000 top prize was on the line. Frankfort, Illinois hotshoe Frank Heckenast, Jr. laid down the third fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to scoring a victory in heat race action. After drawing the fifth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Frankie drove forward to finish a strong fourth in the final rundown behind only winner Rick Eckert, Boom Briggs, and Jason Covert!

(February 12, 2016) The 2016 version of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series schedule kicked off tonight at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia with night one of the 'Winter Freeze VI.' The $8,000 to win WOOLMS lid lifter drew a stellar 46 car field to the Peach State. Frank Heckenast, Jr. finished eighth in his heat race and thirteenth in his B-Main, which forced him to rely on a series provisional to gain access into the 40-lap feature. After rolling off from the inside of the twelfth row in his season opener, Frankie was able to post a nineteenth place performance.

 

 

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