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HECKENAST GRABS PAIR OF TOP FIVES AT FALS & JACKSONVILLE
(August 13, 2018) Frank Heckenast, Jr. entered a lucrative three-race stretch in his home state of Illinois from August 10-12 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, and Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville. On Friday night in a $5,000 to win MARS Racing Series tilt at Granite City, Frankie earned Fast Time honors in qualifying, won his heat race, and later led the first sixteen circuits in the A-Main before steering issues relegated him to seventeenth in the final finishing order. In the $10,000 to win #FALS Frenzy on Saturday evening, Frankie won his heat race in preliminary action and ran as high as second in the 50-lapper before settling for a fourth place showing behind only victor Shannon Babb, Brian Shirley, and Brandon Sheppard. The tripleheader then wrapped up with a rain-postponed UMP Summer Nationals battle on Sunday at Jacksonville, as Frankie won the dash before netting another fourth place effort in the $5,000 to win feature behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, and Brian Shirley!

BUSY WEEK IN BADGER STATE FOR HECKENAST RACING
(August 4, 2018) Things wrapped up in the Badger State tonight in the finale of the 'USA Nationals' at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway, as the whopping $50,000 winner's check had the attention of everyone at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Frank Heckenast, Jr. won his consolation race tonight and later started the 100-lap crown jewel main event from the outside of the ninth row. Frankie then streaked up inside of the top ten during the 'USA Nationals' and eventually garnered a strong tenth place performance despite getting turned into the homestretch wall as the checkered flag was flying.

(August 3, 2018) Preliminary action for the 31st Annual 'USA Nationals' took place earlier this evening at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. For the first time in the crown jewel event's storied history, a double set of heat races with combined passing points were held to set the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win extravaganza. Frank Heckenast, Jr. finished third in his first heat race of the night, while he placed fifth in his final prelim. By virtue of accumulating the 18th most passing points in preliminary competition, Frankie will start up front in one of the consolation races tomorrow evening.

(August 2, 2018) The 31st edition of the 'USA Nationals' got underway tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. A stout 45 car field made their way to the track located near the Minnesota/Wisconsin border for the $6,000 to win preliminary event. Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified fifth quickest in Group B during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series time trials and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois ace then started the 40-lap feature from the outside of the seventh row, but unfortunately retired from the contest after only 26 circuits in the twenty-first position.

(July 31, 2018) Another $10,000 top prize was on the line tonight with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series at the sprawling Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin. In the annual 'Sun Drop Shootout,' Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the fifteenth fastest lap overall during time trials prior to finishing fifth in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the eighth row in the 50-lap main event, Frankie was able to drive past a couple of competitors on his way to a thirteenth place feature showing.

(July 30, 2018) A hectic week in the Badger State for Heckenast Racing kicked off tonight at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series presided over the action at Plymouth and a strong 36 car field was on hand to gun for the $10,000 windfall. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in eleventh fastest in Group B during qualifying before grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. Frankie then moved past a handful of cars during the 50-lapper to claim a hard-fought ninth place effort.

FRANKIE STEERS TO SIXTH PLACE SHOWING AT DAVENPORT!
(July 25, 2018) The Heckenast Racing team headed west to the Hawkeye State on Tuesday night, July 24, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series presided over a $10,000 to win shootout at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. Frank Heckenast, Jr. stopped the clock eleventh fastest overall during the qualifying session before finishing fifth in his stacked heat race. Frankie then started the 40-lap feature event from the outside of the seventh row and later picked off eight competitors on the sprawling speedplant during the headliner. At the checkers, the Frankfort, Illinois ace found himself in the sixth finishing position behind only victor Chad Simpson, Chris Madden, Chris Simpson, Mike Marlar, and Rick Eckert! Full results from last night at Davenport can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST, JR. ENTERS JUNIOR KIMLER MEMORIAL
(July 21, 2018) Only days after finishing up the grueling UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour, Frank Heckenast, Jr. was back in racing action on Friday night, July 20 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois. The annual 'Junior Kimler Memorial' was on tap and a $3,000 top prize was up for grabs for the UMP Super Late Models. Frankie knocked down the fifth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session, but unfortunately lost a motor during his heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois ace was forced to scratch from the remainder of the evening and did not start the A-Main, which was eventually won by Ryan Unzicker. Full results from last night at FCR can be accessed online at www.farmercityracing.com.

NIGHTLY UMP SUMMER NATIONALS RESULTS FOR #99JR
(July 14, 2018) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team wrapped up the grueling UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals Series tonight at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio. The 20th Annual 'Birthday Race' at Oakshade drew 47 entrants to vie for the $10,000 payday. Frankie stopped the clock second fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to scoring the victory in his loaded heat race. With passing at a premium throughout the 60-lap "Hell Tour" grand finale, Frankie wound up starting and finishing third behind only victor Zack Dohm and runner-up Kent Robinson. The Frankfort, Illinois ace won an extra $2,000 for his Champions Week title and finished second in the final version of the overall Summer Nationals point standings!!!

(July 13, 2018) The penultimate event on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals circuit took center stage tonight at Oakshade Raceway in Wauseon, Ohio. The first event of the annual 'Birthday Race Weekend' paid $5,000 to the winner. Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified third fastest in Group A during time trials before running second in his heat race. After starting fifth on the grid in the 40-lap headliner, Frankie drove up to as high as third before crossing underneath the checkers in the fourth position behind only victor Zack Dohm, Rusty Schlenk, and Brian Shirley.

(July 12, 2018) The "Hell Tour" soldiered on tonight at I-96 Speedway in Lake Odessa, Michigan with the inaugural running of the 'Dan Salay Memorial,' which boasted another $5,000 payday. Frank Heckenast, Jr. registered his fourth Fast Time Award during the qualifying session to earn an extra $500 bonus prior to finishing second in heat race action. Following a fourth place showing in the $500 to win fast dash, Frankie competed for the win late in the entertaining 40-lapper before eventually winding up fourth in the final finishing order behind only winner Jason Feger, Billy Moyer, and Rusty Schlenk.

(July 11, 2018) A day after his big win in the Hoosier State, the UMP Summer Nationals action shifted north to Thunderbird Raceway in Muskegon, Michigan for another $5,000 to win program tonight. Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified fifth quickest in Group B during time trials before running second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap feature event from the inside of the fourth row, Frankie enjoyed another fast racecar underneath him and drove up to second to pressure eventual winner Billy Moyer late in the distance before settling for the strong runner-up effort!

(July 10, 2018) Frank Heckenast, Jr., of Frankfort, Illinois, claimed his second career UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals triumph earlier this evening at Shadyhill Speedway in Medaryville, Indiana! Frankie clicked off the fastest time overall during qualifying to earn his third straight Fast Time honor prior to running second in his heat race. He then started fourth on the grid in the 40-lap feature event and assumed the point on lap 16 when leader Brian Shirley tangled with a lapped car. Frankie then led the remainder of the distance to pocket the $5,000 top prize over Rusty Schlenk, Billy Moyer, Gordy Gundaker, and Brandon Thirlby! (Jim DenHamer Photo)

(July 9, 2018) The rain-postponed UMP Summer Nationals stop at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois took place earlier tonight and another $5,000 payday was on the line. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the quickest lap overall during the time trial session and later ran second in heat race action. After starting third on the grid in the 40-lap feature event, Frankie was collected in an early incident and received front end damage. He went to the rear of the field after making a pit stop on lap six, but was able to storm back to finish fourth in the final rundown behind only victor Brian Shirley, Shannon Babb, and Jason Feger.

(July 8, 2018) A rough racetrack greeted the cars and stars of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tonight at Quincy Raceway in Quincy, Illinois. A total of 22 entrants signed into the pit area to vie for the $5,000 top prize. Frank Heckenast, Jr. earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session prior to recording an impressive heat race triumph. After leading the first 21 circuits of the 40-lap main event, Frankie appeared on his way to a top five effort until mechanical problems on the last lap dropped him to eighth in the final finishing order.

(July 7, 2018) The Heckenast Racing team trekked to Highland Speedway in Highland, Illinois tonight for another $10,000 to win battle on the grueling UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in sixth quickest in his group during qualifying and later grabbed the fifth and final transfer spot in heat race action. Frankie then drove past a trio of competitors during the 40-lapper on the slippery racing surface to claim a steady eleventh place outing.

(July 6, 2018) A $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs tonight on the "Hell Tour" at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois. Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the fourth fastest time in his group during time trials before placing fourth in his loaded heat race. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the inside of the sixth row, Frankie unfortunately ran into trouble during the feature and retired after only 33 circuits in the fourteenth position.

(July 5, 2018) A trip to the mighty Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois greeted the Heckenast Racing team tonight for the 38th edition of the 'Herald & Review 100,' which boasted a $5,000 payday. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the quickest time in his group during qualifying prior to running third in heat race action. After starting ninth on the grid in the 100-lap feature event, Frankie was involved in a lap three melee, which left his car literally sitting on its side. Following a quick pit stop by the #99jr crew to fix the toe in the steering, the Frankfort, Illinois native stormed back from the tail to bag an impressive third place podium performance behind only victor Gordy Gundaker and runner-up Ryan Unzicker!

(July 4, 2018) The #99jr team celebrated the 4th of July holiday with fireworks and racing action tonight in a $5,000 to win "Hell Tour" event at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois. Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the third fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to bagging the fourth transfer position into the 40-lap feature event through his heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois standout then moved past a trio of competitors during the A-Main to claim a strong seventh place effort.

(July 3, 2018) The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour heated back up tonight at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee, as a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Frank Heckenast, Jr. laid down the second fastest lap in his group during time trials before claiming the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside of the fifth row, Frankie moved up a couple of spots during the A-Main on his way to a steady seventh place showing.

(July 1, 2018) Tonight's "Hell Tour" program at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois was washed out during the afternoon by rain showers. The $5,000 to win contest has been rescheduled for Monday, July 9.

(June 30, 2018) Another $10,000 top prize was on the line in a UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series co-sanctioned shootout tonight at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the third fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior to picking up an impressive win in heat race action. Frankie then started third on the grid in the 50-lapper and battled hard for a top five showing before eventually netting a strong sixth place performance behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Brian Shirley, Rick Eckert, and Mike Marlar!

(June 29, 2018) The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals and World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series co-sanctioned a $10,000 to win clash tonight at the sprawling Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the third quickest lap in his group during qualifying and later ran fourth in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 30-lap headliner, Frankie was eventually paid for a twentieth place effort at the Hoosier State speedplant.

(June 28, 2018) The next race on the "Hell Tour" grind for the #99jr team came tonight at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois. A strong field of 34 entrants were in the pit area tonight at the 1/4-mile oval to race for the $5,000 winner's check. Frank Heckenast, Jr. laid down the fourth fastest time in Group A during qualifying before grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the fifth row and slowing to draw a lap 17 caution flag, Frankie wound up salvaging a twelfth place outing.

(June 26, 2018) Tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals program scheduled for Charleston Speedway in Charleston, Illinois has been cancelled due to heavy morning rain and a high chance for more wet weather. No makeup date for the $5,000 to win event was immediately announced.

(June 25, 2018) The "Hell Tour" stormed back into the Land of Lincoln tonight for the rain-postponed stop at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois. 23 competitors drove through the pit gate to vie for the $5,000 first place prize. Frank Heckenast, Jr. started his evening by posting the second quickest time in his group during qualifying before running third in heat race action. The Frankfort, Illinois standout then started eighth on the grid in the 40-lap headliner and maneuvered his #99jr machine past four competitors en route to a strong fourth place performance behind only victor Shannon Babb, Brian Shirley, and Tyler Erb!

(June 24, 2018) Next up on the "Hell Tour" schedule was a visit to Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana tonight for a $5,000 to win battle. With heat races scrapped due to impending thunderstorms, Frank Heckenast, Jr. locked himself into the outside of the sixth row in the A-Main by virtue of qualifying fourth quickest in his group. Frankie then worked his way past four competitors during the 40-lapper to leave the pristine southwestern Indiana facility with a solid eighth place effort.

(June 23, 2018) Another $10,000 payday was up for grabs on the "Hell Tour" tonight in front of the loyal fan base at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois! Frank Heckenast, Jr. logged the eighth quickest lap in Group B during time trials and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. The Frankfort, Illinois ace then moved up four positions during the course of the 50-lapper on his way to a twelfth place showing.

(June 22, 2018) Mother Nature finally gave a reprieve to the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour tonight, but several days of heavy rain through the Land of Lincoln left Tri-City Speedway with a rough, hammer-down racing surface. At the Granite City, Illinois oval, Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified fourth fastest in Group B during time trials before claiming the third transfer spot through his heat race. In the rugged $10,000 to win headliner, which saw only eight cars finish the 40-lap distance, Frankie drove up to as high as second before settling for a close third place podium performance behind only victor Ryan Unzicker and runner-up Bobby Pierce!

(June 21, 2018) Thursday's scheduled $5,000 to win "Hell Tour" shootout at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois has shifted to Monday, June 25 because of wet grounds and a rainy forecast. The next UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown will be Friday, June 22 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois where a $10,000 payday will be up for grabs.

(June 20, 2018) The 'Wildman Kelly Classic' took center stage tonight at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, as another $5,000 top prize was on the line for the cars and stars racing with the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the second fastest lap in his group during time trials prior to picking up the win in his heat race. Unfortunately, storms blew through the area following the completion of heat race action and postponed the remainder of the program. A makeup date to complete the event is expected to be announced later...

(June 19, 2018) Tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop at the tiny Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Illinois was washed out following the completion of time trials. No makeup date for the $5,000 to win program was immediately announced.

(June 17, 2018) The first week of the grueling "Hell Tour" wrapped up tonight with a visit to Plymouth Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana. Frank Heckenast, Jr., who dropped a new motor in for today's activities in the Hoosier State, qualified sixth quickest in his group during time trials and later ran fifth in his loaded heat race. Frankie then steered his #99jr mount past seven competitors during the $5,000 to win headliner on his way to finishing seventh in the 40-lap affair.

(June 16, 2018) Next up on the UMP Summer Nationals grind was a visit to the pristine Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois where another $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the second quickest lap in his group during qualifying before taking the win in heat race action. He was then running third early in the 30-lapper before unfortunately hurting a motor, which dropped him to twenty-first at the pay window at Joliet - a racetrack that is promoted by his sister Sherri Heckenast.

(June 15, 2018) The third leg of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals was held earlier this evening at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois and a $10,000 payday was on the line. In the richest Super Late Model event ever at the 55-year old facility, Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the ninth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying and later steered up to second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 55-lap main event from the inside of the third row, Frankie unfortunately spun on two different occasions trying to miss a car that had spun in front of him. He eventually wound up a disappointing twenty-first in the final finishing order tonight at Sycamore.

(June 14, 2018) Night two of the "Hell Tour" featured a complete $5,000 to win program at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the second fastest lap in his group during time trials before scoring an impressive victory in his heat race. After drawing the third starting position prior to the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap main event, Frankie hung around the lead pack before ultimately finishing sixth at the checkered flag behind only winner Shannon Babb, Billy Moyer, Brian Shirley, Rusty Schlenk, and Mike Spatola.

(June 13, 2018) The 2018 edition of the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour kicked off tonight at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois and the #99jr team was in attendance to do battle for the $5,000 paycheck. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the fourth quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to running second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the fourth row, Frankie slipped back a few spots during the "Hell Tour" lid lifter to finish in the thirteenth position.

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. SIXTH IN DREAM XXIV PRELIM!
(June 10, 2018) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team trekked to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 7-9 for the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' After Thursday night's $5,000 to win prelim was pushed back to Friday afternoon due to rain showers, Frankie finished sixth in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and twenty-second in the 25-lap daytime sprint. Later that evening, Frankie scored the victory in his heat race prior to nabbing a solid sixth place effort in the $10,000 to win headliner. At the "Big E" on Saturday, Frankie wound up tenth in his loaded heat race and eighth in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the $100,000 to win 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Full results from the soggy weekend at Eldora Speedway can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

HECKENAST RACING INVADES LUCAS OIL SPEEDWAY
(May 27, 2018) The Heckenast Racing team invaded the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 24-26 for the 26th version of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. The three-day crown jewel spectacular at the 3/8-mile facility kicked off with a pair of preliminary programs - each of which paid $6,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Frank Heckenast, Jr. placed fourth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and eighteenth in the 45-lap main event. At Wheatland on Friday evening, Frankie finished eighth in both his heat race and his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 40-lapper.

In the grand finale of the 'Show-Me 100' on Saturday, Frankie ran sixth in his B-Main and fifth in the Midwest Sheet Metal Challenge race for non-qualifiers. Unfortunately, the Frankfort, Illinois ace was not able to make the start in the $30,000 to win contest, which was ultimately won by Scott Bloomquist. Complete results from the Show-Me State can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Fast Track Photos)

HECKENAST, JR. SOLID IN FARMER CITY 74...
(May 13, 2018) The Heckenast Racing team and driver Frank Heckenast, Jr. had a pair of $10,000 to win MARS Racing Series tilts in the Land of Lincoln circled on their racing calendar over the May 11-12 weekend. With Saturday's rain-out of the annual 'FALS Frenzy' at Fairbury American Legion Speedway, the #99jr team competed in one lone event on Friday evening at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois. Frankie grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot late in his heat race and later started the 74-lap feature event from the inside of the seventh row. Despite getting spun and drawing a caution on the 31st circuit of the 'Farmer City 74,' Frankie battled back from the tail of the field to salvage a respectable twelfth place showing. Full results from the 1/4-mile fairgrounds venue can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. RUNNER-UP TWICE IN ILLINOIS!
(May 6, 2018) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team rolled into Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois over the May 4-5 weekend. On Friday night in a weekly $1,000 to win show at Farmer City, Frankie timed in sixth fastest during qualifying before finishing third in his heat race and second in the A-Main behind only feature winner Ryan Unzicker. At Fayette County on Saturday evening, a $3,000 winner's check was on the line in a MARS Racing Series special. Frankie won his heat race in preliminary action prior to driving up to second in the 40-lapper to trail only victor Brian Shirley at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Full results can be accessed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.marsracingseries.com. (Josh James Artwork)

 

 

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