HECKENAST, JR. EARNS TOP TEN AT BROWNSTOWN
(April 14, 2019) The Heckenast Racing team ventured to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana from April 11-13 for a pair of high-profile races. On Thursday night in the rain-postponed 'Buckeye Spring 50' at Atomic, which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran fourth in his loaded heat race prior to winding up thirteenth in the final rundown of the $12,000 to win headliner. At Brownstown on Saturday evening in a $5,000 to win Schaeffer's Oil MARS Racing Series tilt, Frankie placed second in his heat race before finishing ninth in the 40-lap main event. Complete results from both weekend races can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com and www.marsracingseries.com.

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. SIXTH IN $15,000 ILLINI 100!!
(April 7, 2019) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team rolled into Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 5-6 for the 12th Annual 'Illini 100,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night in the $6,000 to win weekend opener, Frankie timed in fourth quickest in Group A during qualifying and ran third in his loaded heat race, but retired after only 20 circuits from the rugged racing surface and settled for a seventeenth place showing. At the 1/4-mile bullring on Saturday evening, Frankie won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the $15,000 to win headliner from the inside of the second row. The Frankfort, Illinois ace, who only had high gear during the 75-lapper, was strong throughout the contest and eventually nabbed a sixth place performance behind only winner Brandon Sheppard, Jimmy Mars, Bobby Pierce, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Darrell Lanigan! Full results from both weekend shows can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Photo by Schnarzy)

HECKENAST, JR. RETURNS TO ACTION IN THAW BRAWL
(April 1, 2019) The #99jr team was back in action at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on March 30-31 in the eighth edition of the 'Thaw Brawl.' The American Ethanol Late Model Tour sanctioned the two-day spectacular, which was shortened to a single-day throwdown after Saturday's $5,000 to win opener succumbed to Mother Nature. On Sunday afternoon at the 1/4-mile bullring, Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in sixth fastest in his group during qualifying prior to placing eighth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main. After rolling off from the outside of the tenth row in the $15,000 to win headliner, Frankie was unfortunately swept up in a lap 46 tangle and eventually placed fifteenth in the final finishing order. Complete results from LaSalle Speedway can be found online at www.aelmt.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

DIRTCAR NATIONALS NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM VOLUSIA
(February 16, 2019) Frank Heckenast, Jr. wrapped up the 48th edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, as another $10,000 winner's check was up for grabs for the 45 car field. Frankie placed seventh in his loaded heat race prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his B-Main. The Frankfort, Illinois standout then started the 50-lap grand finale from the inside of the eleventh row, but retired after only 24 circuits in the twenty-sixth position.

(February 15, 2019) The penultimate event of the 2019 'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world tonight and the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series presided over another $10,000 to win spectacular. Frank Heckenast, Jr. wound up eighth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main, which meant that the Frankfort, Illinois native was forced to watch the 50-lapper that was once again won by Brandon Sheppard.

(February 14, 2019) Valentine's Day for the #99jr team was headlined by another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series shootout tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in sixth fastest in Group B during qualifying and later placed fourth in both his heat race and his B-Main. Unfortunately, those finishes were just shy of advancing Frankie into the 50-lap main event that was eventually won by Brandon Sheppard.

(February 13, 2019) The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series returned to competition tonight at Volusia Speedway Park and a $10,000 top prize was on the line for the stellar 44 car field. Frank Heckenast, Jr. unfortunately was not able to transfer into the 50-lap headliner after finishing eleventh in his heat race and fourteenth in his B-Main.

(February 12, 2019) Tonight's DIRTcar-sanctioned program at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida has been washed out from afternoon showers with more rain on the way. The $7,000 to win 'DIRTcar Nationals' showdown at the Daytona Beach-area oval will not be rescheduled. Action will get back underway at VSP tomorrow, as the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series will preside over a 50-lapper, which will boast a $10,000 payday.

(February 11, 2019) The 48th edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' for the Super Late Models started tonight at Volusia Speedway Park with a $7,000 to win shootout at the 1/2-mile Barberville, Florida speedplant. Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the ninth quickest time in his group during qualifying before running eighth in his loaded heat race and ninth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Frankie was not able to make the start in the 30-lap sprint, which was eventually won by Mike Marlar.

BUBBA ARMY WINTER NATIONALS RAINED OUT
(February 10, 2019) A $10,000 to win throwdown at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida was scheduled for tonight to wrap up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion of "Speedweeks" in Georgia and Florida. However, the annual 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals' was rained-out shortly before hot laps started and the program, which was set to be highlighted by a 50-lap main event, will not be rescheduled.

HECKENAST, JR. STARTS 2019 SEASON IN WINTER FREEZE
(February 9, 2019) The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series kicked off their version of the 2019 racing season on February 8-9 at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. The Peach State venue drew a 39 car field for the 'Winter Freeze IX,' which featured two complete shows paying $10,000 to win each night. On Friday night in his season opener, Frank Heckenast, Jr. unfortunately missed out on the 50-lap headliner after finishing sixth in his heat race and eleventh in his B-Main. In tonight's $10,000 to win program, Frankie ran fifth in his stacked heat race, second in his B-Main, and thirteenth in the 50-lapper after working his way past seven competitors.

 

 

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