HECKENAST, JR. PICKS UP FIRST WIN OF 2017 AT FALS!
(July 16, 2017) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team dropped into Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois - on their way home from North Dakota - on Saturday evening, July 15 and walked away with an impressive $2,000 triumph! Frankie earned Fast Time honors during UMP Super Late Model qualifying and later picked up a heat race triumph. After leading early in the main event, Frankie hounded his cousin Mike Spatola III for the point late in the distance and eventually made the winning pass on an exciting final circuit. The Frankfort, Illinois ace claimed the $2,000 win over Spatola, Dan Flessner, McKay Wenger, and Mike Mataragas! Full results from last night at FALS can be viewed online at www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Rocky Ragusa Photo)

WILD WEST TOUR NIGHTLY RESULTS FOR #99JR TEAM...
(July 14, 2017) The four-race Wild West Tour wrapped up tonight for the cars and stars racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series with the 'Acme Tools 50' at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Afternoon rain showers prior to the $10,000 to win special made for a wicked fast racing surface. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the third quickest lap in Group B during time trials and later finished second in his loaded heat race. After drawing the sixth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Frankie unfortunately completed only 39 circuits and was officially paid for eighteenth at the pay window following the race. The Frankfort, Illinois native currently sits ninth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Wild West Tour.

(July 13, 2017) The penultimate event of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series-sanctioned Wild West Tour took the #99jr team to Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing, Minnesota tonight for another $8,000 to win duel. Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the sixth quickest time in Group A during qualifying before grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois ace then started the 40-lap main event from the outside of the fifth row, but unfortunately slid back a few spots during the course of the race to finish thirteenth in the final rundown.

(July 12, 2017) Next up on the Wild West Tour with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series was a visit tonight to Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota for an $8,000 to win shootout. Frank Heckenast, Jr. laid down the twelfth fastest lap overall during time trials and later placed third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the 40-lapper, Frankie drove past a couple of competitors during the feature distance to leave Ogilvie with a steady seventh place performance.

(July 8, 2017) The Wild West Tour kicked off for Heckenast Racing tonight in the 38th edition of the 'Gopher 50' at the pristine Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special drew 36 competitors to the 3/8-mile oval - all of whom were vying for the $10,000 winner's check. Frank Heckenast, Jr. stopped the clock fourth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to finishing second in heat race action. After drawing the eighth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the prestigious 50-lap race, Frankie hung around the top ten and eventually knocked down a solid ninth place effort.

HECTIC FOURTH OF JULY WEEK FOR HECKENAST RACING...
(July 7, 2017) Following a couple of days off, Heckenast Racing was back in action with the UMP Summer Nationals tour tonight at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the third fastest lap in Group A during time trials prior to scoring an impressive win in heat race action. After starting the $10,000 to win headliner from the inside of the second row and with passing at a premium throughout the 50-lap finale, Frankie settled for a strong fourth place showing tonight behind only feature winner Mike Marlar, Billy Moyer, and Brandon Sheppard!

(July 1, 2017) Another $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs in another World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals clash tonight at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in fourth quickest in Group B during qualifying and later ran second in his stacked heat race. While running in the top five on lap 42 of the 50-lapper, Frankie was unfortunately caught up in an incident and wound up twenty-fourth in the final finishing order.

(June 30, 2017) The $10,000 to win showdown between the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series versus the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals scheduled for tonight at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana has been canceled due to a heavy afternoon storm paired with persistent rain throughout the rest of the day.

(June 28, 2017) A hectic 4th of July holiday week for Heckenast Racing started tonight in the 'Outlaw Clay Classic' at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour presided over the $10,000 to win program at the pristine Chicago-area facility, which is promoted by Frank Heckenast, Jr.'s sister Sherri. Frankie knocked down the fourth quickest lap during the qualifying session prior to finishing a close third in heat race action. The Frankfort, Illinois ace was then scheduled to start the 50-lap finale from the inside of the fifth row, but heavy rain and dangerous lightning unfortunately postponed the feature until October 13.

#99JR TEAM BUSY THIS WEEK IN PENNSYLVANIA...
(June 24, 2017) Today was a very busy day at Lernerville Speedway for the #99jr team, as a day/night doubleheader concluded the rainy weekend at the Sarver, Pennsylvania speedplant. During the $6,000 to win afternoon show, Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran third in his heat race and tenth in the 30-lap prelim. In the $30,000 to win 'Firecracker 100' at night, Frankie placed fifth in his loaded heat race, second in his B-Main, and eighteenth in the 100-lap headliner, which ran caution-free.

(June 23, 2017) Persistent rain hitting the area throughout the day has forced Friday’s 'Firecracker 100' program to be cancelled. Thursday’s postponement and Friday’s cancellation sets the stage for a jam-packed Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania featuring a day/night doubleheader with Thursday’s $6,000 to win preliminary event in the afternoon and the 100-lap finale - paying $30,000 to the winner - later tomorrow evening.

(June 22, 2017) Due to heavy afternoon rain showers on Thursday, the racing surface at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania will not be suitable for competition during tonight’s first 'Firecracker 100' qualifying event. Despite all of the efforts from the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and Lernerville Speedway crews, Thursday’s event will be postponed to Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Friday’s $6,000 to win preliminary program for the 'Firecracker 100' is still on as scheduled.

(June 20, 2017) A busy week for the cars and stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania kicked off tonight with a $10,000 to win program at McKean County Raceway in East Smethport, Pennsylvania. Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the sixth fastest lap overall during the qualifying session before placing second in heat race action. After starting the 50-lapper from the outside of the third row, Frankie had a strong run going until he was spun by another competitor, which eventually dropped him to a fourteenth place showing.

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. LEADS EARLY AT BRIGHTON...
(June 19, 2017) The #99jr team traveled north of the border for a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series battles on June 17-18 at Brighton Speedway and Cornwall Motor Speedway, both of which are located in the province of Ontario. Frank Heckenast, Jr. tripped the clock fifth quickest during the qualifying session Saturday at Brighton prior to running second in heat race action. After drawing the pole position and leading the first nine circuits of the 50-lapper, Frankie eventually slipped back to eighth in the final rundown of the headliner. Sunday's scheduled tilt at Cornwall Motor Speedway then unfortunately succumbed to inclement weather. Full results from Saturday evening's WOOLMS stop to Brighton can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST PILOTS SPATOLA'S BACK-UP CAR AT KANKAKEE
(June 16, 2017) With his Heckenast Racing team primed to head to Canada with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour this weekend, Frank Heckenast, Jr. jumped behind the wheel of his cousin Mike Spatola's back-up #89 car on Thursday night, June 15 at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois. The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour rolled into Kankakee last night to preside over a $5,000 to win program. Frankie posted the sixth fastest time in his group during the qualifying session and later placed fifth in his stacked heat race. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the inside of the seventh row, Frankie was able to move forward past four competitors on his way to a steady ninth place effort. Full results from last night at Kankakee can be viewed online at www.thehelltour.com.

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. SOLID THROUGHOUT DLM DREAM
(June 11, 2017) Heckenast Racing traveled to the Buckeye State of Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' A stellar field of 79 Super Late Model competitors signed in at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and all eyes were focused on the whopping $100,000 winner's share. Things kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and Friday with a pair of preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win respectively in Twin 25 lap sprints.

Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran third in his heat race on Thursday night prior to winding up thirteenth in the final rundown of the 25-lapper. On Friday evening, Frankie placed fourth in heat race action and later climbed to tenth by the checkers of the 25-lap feature. When Saturday rolled around, the Frankfort, Illinois ace grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race before overheating woes early in the 100-lap 'Dirt Late Model Dream' relegated Frankie to twenty-eighth in the final finishing order. Comprehensive coverage from the crown jewel extravaganza over the weekend at Eldora can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.

HECKENAST, JR. TENTH IN WOOLMS POINTS AFTER SENOIA
(June 4, 2017) Frank Heckenast, Jr., of Frankfort, Illinois, headed to the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee and Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on June 2-3 for a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series duals. On Friday night in a $10,000 to win show at "The Taz," Frankie placed fifth in his heat race and fourteenth in the 50-lap feature event. At Senoia on Saturday evening in the $10,025 to win 'Billy Clanton Classic,' Frankie ran third in his stacked heat race, but was later collected in a wreck during the 50-lapper and wound up sixteenth in the final finishing order. He now sits tenth in the current version of the WOOLMS point standings following the doubleheader weekend. Full results from both venues can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Chad Wells Photography)

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. BACK ON WOOLMS TOUR IN OHIO
(May 29, 2017) With Sunday's World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series stop at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia rained-out, Heckenast Racing wound up entering a pair of national touring series events with the Outlaws on May 26-27 in the Buckeye State of Ohio. Frank Heckenast, Jr. won his heat race on Friday night at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio and was running second in the $10,000 to win headliner before overheating woes dropped him to twenty-first in the final finishing order. On Saturday evening at Wayne County Speedway in Orrville, Ohio, Frankie ran third in his heat race and was involved in a tangle during the $12,500 to win main event before battling back to eleventh at the checkered flag. The Frankfort, Illinois ace currently finds himself tied for ninth in the WOOLMS point standings following the holiday weekend. Full results from the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST RACING BATTLES LUCAS OIL SERIES FOES
(May 20, 2017) The Heckenast Racing team battled the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competitors on May 18-19 in $10,000 to win throwdowns in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin. On Thursday night at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois, Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran fifth in his loaded heat race and was battling for a top ten finish in the 50-lapper before a late flat tire helped relegate him to a twelfth place performance in the 'Spring Shootout.' At Luxemburg Speedway in Luxemburg, Wisconsin on Friday evening, Frankie placed sixth in heat race action prior to winding up twenty-first in the final rundown of the 50-lap feature event. Full results from both LOLMDS programs can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

#99JR TEAM STRONG IN TRIO OF HIGH-PROFILE SHOWS!!
(May 15, 2017) Mother's Day weekend took Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team to three different venues in Illinois and Tennessee from May 12-14 for a trio of high-profile showdowns! On Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, the MARS Dirt Car Series presided over the inaugural running of the 'Farmer City 74,' which boasted a hefty $20,000 winner's check. Frankie timed in eighth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to running second in his stacked heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois star then rallied past a handful of competitors during the 74-lap main event en route to an impressive fifth place showing behind only winner Bobby Pierce, Shannon Babb, Mike Marlar, and Chase Junghans!

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series then took center stage by sanctioning a pair of $10,000 to win shootouts in the Volunteer State of Tennessee. In the annual 'Mountain Outlaw 50' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville on Saturday evening, Frankie placed fifth in his loaded heat race before moving up to eighth in the 50-lapper. At Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel on Sunday in the weekend finale, Frankie finished third in heat race action and ninth in the 50-lap headliner. He still finds himself ninth in the latest version of WOOLMS point standings following the trip to Tennessee. Full results from the hectic weekend can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com and www.woolms.com. (Chad Wells Photography)

HECKENAST HEADS TO CAROLINAS WITH OUTLAWS...
(May 7, 2017) The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series slate of events heated back up over the May 5-6 weekend and took the #99jr team to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina and Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina for a pair of $10,000 to win battles. On Friday night at Cherokee, Frank Heckenast, Jr. finished ninth in his heat race, fifth in his B-Main, and fifteenth in the 50-lap headliner. At Fayetteville on Saturday evening, Frankie scored the victory in his heat race and was running inside of the top ten during the 50-lapper until suffering a flat tire on the final circuit. The Frankfort, Illinois ace was dropped to sixteenth in the final finishing order and now finds himself ninth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend in the Carolinas can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

 

 

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