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HECKENAST EIGHTH IN WOOLMS POINTS AFTER ILLINI 100
(April 19, 2015) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and the #99jr team invaded Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 17-18 for the annual running of the 'Illini 100.' The World of Outlaws Late Model Series once again sanctioned the two-day showdown, which was split up for the first time into a pair of separate programs. On Friday night in the $6,000 to win opener, Frankie ran third in his heat race prior to slipping back to eighteenth in the final rundown of the 25-lap sprint.

At the 1/4-mile bullring on Saturday evening, a whopping $15,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Illini 100' finale. Frankie ran eighth in his loaded heat race, but later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his B-Main. After starting the 75-lap headliner from the inside of the eleventh row, the Frankfort, Illinois native drove past nine competitors en route to a solid twelfth place showing. Frankie now sits eighth in the latest WOOLMS point standings following the Farmer City double-dip. Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

#99JR TEAM BACK ON WOOLMS TRAIL AT TAZEWELL...
(April 12, 2015) Heckenast Racing rejoined the World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule on Saturday night, April 11 at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in eighteenth quickest during the qualifying session and later placed seventh in his loaded heat race. After grabbing the third transfer spot through the B-Main, Frankie started the $10,000 to win 'Ray Varner Ford 50' from the inside of the eleventh row. The Frankfort, Illinois native unfortunately ran into issues on lap 34 and retired from the race in the twentieth position. He now sits ninth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Complete results from "The Taz" can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST, JR. WINDS UP SEVENTH IN THAW BRAWL
(April 5, 2015) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team rolled into the pit area at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on Saturday evening, April 4 for the annual 'Thaw Brawl' finale. The American Late Model Series (ALMS) presided over the $15,000 to win extravaganza and a strong field of competitors were on hand for the mega-event. Frankie qualified fifth quickest in his group during the time trial session and later ran third in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the 75-lap headliner, Frankie blasted all the way up to second in the running order, but later slipped back to seventh at the checkers. Complete results from last night at LaSalle Speedway can be accessed online at www.lasallespeedway.com.

DIRTCAR NATIONALS NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM VOLUSIA...
(February 21, 2015) The 44th edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' came to a close earlier tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida, as the World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned yet another $10,000 to win extravaganza. Frankfort, Illinois native Frank Heckenast, Jr. laid down the second quickest lap in Group A during time trials and later placed second in his stacked heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row prior to the start of the 50-lap grind, Frankie was running in the second spot when he suffered left front damage by virtue of contact made with a slowing car. He wound up retiring from the race after only twenty circuits and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-fourth place performance.

(February 20, 2015) Another $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs tonight in the penultimate event of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Frank Heckenast, Jr. wound up twelfth in his heat race due to handling issues and later climbed to ninth in his B-Main. After receiving a World of Outlaws Late Model Series provisional to gain access into the 50-lap feature event, Frankie crossed underneath the checkers in the eighteenth position.

(February 19, 2015) The World of Outlaws Late Model Series made their first appearance at Volusia Speedway Park in 2015 tonight, as the national touring series presided over another $10,000 to win showdown at the Barberville, Florida facility. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the second fastest lap in Group A during the time trial session prior to finishing second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 50-lap main event, Frankie unfortunately slipped back to sixteenth at the finish of the A-Main tonight at VSP.

(February 18, 2015) Night three of the 44th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' was held tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and a $10,000 top prize was on the line in the UMP DIRTcar Series special. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the second fastest lap in his group during time trials and later placed second in heat race action. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside of the sixth row, Frankie ran into mechanical trouble late in the race. He retired after only 29 circuits and was placed twenty-third in the final finishing order.

(February 17, 2015) Heavy afternoon rain showers at Volusia Speedway Park expected to continue throughout the day forced track officials to cancel tonight's racing action at the 'DIRTcar Nationals.' Things will resume at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant tomorrow evening, as a $10,000 windfall awaits the victor of the UMP DIRTcar Series showdown!

(February 16, 2015) The 44th edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' commenced tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The UMP DIRTcar Series presided over a $7,000 to win program and 43 competitors signed in to do battle at the 1/2-mile oval. Frank Heckenast, Jr. unfortunately suffered terminal motor problems during hot laps and was forced to scratch from the remainder of the program.

WINTER NATIONALS NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM OCALA...
(February 15, 2015) The finale of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals' took place earlier tonight at Bubba Raceway Park and another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series showdown at the Ocala, Florida facility. Fresh off his huge triumph last night, Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in third fastest during qualifying prior to slipping back to third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the 50-lapper, Frankie wound up finishing right where he started... in the ninth position.

(February 14, 2015) Frankfort, Illinois driver Frank Heckenast, Jr. broke through tonight and captured his first career World of Outlaws Late Model Series feature win during the second night of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals' at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida!!! Frankie qualified sixth fastest during the WOOLMS qualifying session and later scored the win in heat race action. After drawing the fifth starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Frankie led laps 6-7, 13-40, and 42-50 of the exciting feature to score the hefty $10,000 windfall. Trailing his #99jr at the checkers were standouts Shane Clanton, Josh Richards, Darrell Lanigan, and Chub Frank!!! (Heath Lawson Photo)

(February 13, 2015) The Dirt Late Model portion of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals' kicked off tonight at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida with a UMP DIRTcar Series-sanctioned showdown, which boasted a $5,000 payday. Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the fourth fastest lap during the time trial session prior to slipping back to fourth in his stacked heat race. After starting the 30-lap main event from the outside of the fifth row, Frankie retired shortly before the halfway mark of the race and settled for a nineteenth place performance.

HECKENAST RUNNER-UP IN SUNDAY SHOW AT NFS!
(February 8, 2015) Following the completion of the 'Winter Freeze V' extravaganza, the Heckenast Racing team ventured south to North Florida Speedway in Lake City, Florida tonight for a special Sunday showdown. Frank Heckenast, Jr. logged the fourth fastest lap overall during UMP DIRTcar Series qualifying and later scored the win in heat race action. After starting the $5,000 to win main event from the outside of the front row, Frankie was jumped at the start of the race and wound up placing second in the 30-lapper behind winner Mark Whitener - despite suffering a broken shock in the waning laps.

WINTER FREEZE NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM SCREVEN...
(February 7, 2015) The 'Winter Freeze V' weekend came to a close tonight at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, as the second event of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule boasted another $10,000 winner's check. Frank Heckenast, Jr. qualified fourth fastest in Group B during the time trial session and later finished third in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap main event from the outside of the sixth row, Frankie slipped back to eighteenth in the final finishing order tonight in the Peach State.

(February 6, 2015) Night two of the 'Winter Freeze V' at Screven Motor Speedway took place tonight at the Sylvania, Georgia bullring and the World of Outlaws Late Model Series season opener paid $10,000 to the winner. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the quickest lap in Group A during time trials and later scored an impressive heat race victory in preliminary action. After drawing the sixth starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Frankie eventually finished right where he started... in the sixth position behind only race winner Steve Casebolt, Brandon Overton, Billy Moyer, Josh Richards, and Shane Clanton.

(February 5, 2015) The annual running of the 'Winter Freeze' started tonight at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia with an unsanctioned Super Late Model special, which boasted a $5,000 payday. Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the third fastest lap overall during the qualifying session, which locked him directly into the inside of the second row for the start of the 40-lapper. Frankie then climbed all the way up to second at the finish and trailed only victor Josh Richards at the checkers!

 

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