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#99JR TEAM CLOSES OUT SEASON IN WORLD FINALS
(November 9, 2015) The Heckenast Racing team wrapped up their 2015 season from November 5-8 in the annual 'World of Outlaws World Finals' at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. Things kicked off at the 4/10-mile speedplant on Thursday night with two rounds of World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying. Frank Heckenast, Jr. posted the fourth quickest lap in Group A for Friday's program, while he laid down the twenty-first fastest time in Group B for Saturday's shootout.

On Friday evening at the Charlotte-area facility, Frankie grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race, but was later caught up in a wreck during the $12,000 to win headliner. The Frankfort, Illinois standout completed only 23 of the shortened 30 circuits and was placed eighteenth in the final finishing order. After Saturday's $12,000 to win finale was pushed back to Sunday afternoon, Frankie ran seventh in his stacked heat race and fifth in his B-Main. He then took an emergency provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper and retired early in the twenty-seventh position. Frankie landed in the eighth spot in the final version of the WOOLMS point standings following the 'World Finals' weekend. Full results can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST, JR. BAGS $12,000 FOR DEEP FRIED 75 WIN!!!
(October 18, 2015) Frankfort, Illinois standout Frank Heckenast, Jr. racked up his fourth victory of the 2015 racing season and his richest career win to date on October 16-17 in the annual 'Deep Fried 75' at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee! On Friday night, Frankie timed in fourth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session and later scored the victory in his heat race. After starting Saturday's 75-lap headliner from the outside of the front row, Frankie led the final 49 circuits to record the $12,000 triumph. Finishing behind his #99jr at the checkers were Dale McDowell, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, Michael Chilton, and Billy Moyer, Jr.! Complete results from the unsanctioned 'Deep Fried 75' can be viewed by clicking on www.duckriverracewaypark.com. (Connie Putnam Photo)

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. BLASTS TO NINTH AT KNOXVILLE!
(September 27, 2015) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team invaded the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa from September 24-26 for the 12th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The three-day crown jewel extravaganza at the 1/2-mile Marion County fairgrounds speedplant once again kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary shows. On Thursday night, Frankie grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race prior to winding up fourteenth in the 25-lapper.

At Knoxville on Friday evening, Frankie finished eighth in his heat race, second in the C-Main, and ninth in the B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the night's 25-lap feature event. When Saturday rolled around, all eyes were fixated on the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which once again boasted a hefty $40,000 top prize. Frankie ran third in the B-Main and later charged past eighteen competitors during the 100-lap headliner en route to a sterling ninth place performance. Complete results from the extended weekend in the Hawkeye State can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

HECKENAST SEVENTH IN DOWN & DIRTY WEEKEND FINALE
(September 20, 2015) Heckenast Racing was back on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series grind on September 18-19 in the annual 'Down & Dirty 100' weekend at the dirt-covered Berlin Raceway in Marne, Michigan. Following a rain-out of the $8,000 to win program on Friday night, Saturday's weekend finale went off without a hitch. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the second fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to running third in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 60-lap headliner, which boasted a $12,000 winner's check, Frankie drove past three competitors during the caution-free affair to wind up seventh in the final finishing order. The Frankfort, Illinois standout sits eighth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting Berlin. Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST, JR. TRANSFERS INTO $48,000 WORLD 100!
(September 13, 2015) The #99jr team made their way to the hallowed high banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 10-12 for the 45th edition of the 'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel spectacular started with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which paid $5,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Frank Heckenast, Jr. won his heat race prior to placing a solid eighth in the final rundown of the 25-lap main event. In Friday's show, which was pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to persistent rain showers, Frankie narrowly missed out on transferring into the 25-lapper after running sixth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main.

A huge throng of race fans then descended upon the "Big E" on Saturday evening for the 45th Annual 'World 100,' which boasted a whopping $48,000 top prize. Frankie finished second in his loaded heat race behind only victor Jared Landers and later rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in the 100-lap headliner. The Frankfort, Illinois ace was then racing hard for a top ten run before contact with another competitor helped drop him to a fifteenth place performance. Full results from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be viewed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.

FRANK HECKENAST, JR. SOLID OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND
(September 7, 2015) Heckenast Racing headed to Pennsylvania with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series from September 4-6 for a huge tripleheader weekend. Things kicked off on Friday night with the $10,000 to win 'Working Man 50' at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. Frank Heckenast, Jr. clicked off the third fastest lap in Group B during time trials and later scored a win in heat race action. After drawing the eighth starting spot in the 50-lapper, Frankie picked off five competitors during the race en route to a stellar third place podium showing behind only victor Shane Clanton and runner-up Josh Richards!

On Saturday evening at Lernerville, the rain-postponed 'Firecracker 100' was held and a whopping $30,000 payday was on the line. Frankie ran fourth in his heat race prior to rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the 100-lap headliner. The Frankfort, Illinois ace then salvaged a tenth place performance after getting caught up in an incident. Frankie concluded his Labor Day holiday weekend on Sunday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, as he finished sixth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and eighth in the $8,000 to win main event. Complete results from all three WOOLMS battles can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

HECKENAST SIXTH IN GEORGE SCHEFFLER MEMORIAL
(August 31, 2015) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team strolled into Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Sunday, August 30 for the 6th edition of the 'George Scheffler Memorial.' The Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series presided over the special event, which boasted a $7,000 winner's check. Frankie ran second in heat race action, which lined him up starting from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lap headliner. The Frankfort, Illinois ace then moved up to fourth in the running order before a bout with an inside tire marker caused him to slip back to sixth behind only winner Jimmy Mars, A.J. Diemel, Chad Simpson, Mitch McGrath, and Mike Mullen. Complete results from last night at Oshkosh can be viewed online at www.cornbeltclash.com.

PAIR OF TOP FIVES FOR HECKENAST IN TRIPLE SHOT
(August 24, 2015) The Heckenast Racing team and driver Frank Heckenast, Jr. invaded Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio and Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pennsylvania on August 21-23 for a huge World of Outlaws Late Model Series triple shot. On Friday night in the $8,000 to win opener at Atomic, Frankie finished fifth in his heat race and second in his B-Main prior to charging all the way up to fifth in the 40-lapper to trail only winner Josh Richards, Eddie Carrier, Jr., Shane Clanton, and Tim McCreadie at the checkers. At Atomic on Saturday evening, Frankie ran fourth in his heat race and later wound up fifteenth in the caution-free 50-lap main event, which boasted a $10,000 winner's check.

Another $10,000 top prize was on the line on Sunday at Eriez, which closed out the extended weekend for the #99jr team. Frankie clicked off the third fastest lap in Group A during qualifying and later placed second in his heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, the Frankfort, Illinois ace hung around the front of the field and eventually garnered a strong third place podium performance behind only victor Josh Richards and runner-up Shane Clanton. He now sits eighth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting Eriez. Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

MID-ATLANTIC SWING FOR HECKENAST AND WOOLMS
(August 15, 2015) Frank Heckenast, Jr. skipped tonight's WOOLMS program at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia to fly back home to attend his cousin Mike Spatola's wedding. Darrell Lanigan filled in behind the wheel of the #99jr at Winchester and finished fifth in the $10,000 to win feature behind only winner Rick Eckert, Shane Clanton, Kenny Moreland, and Morgan Bagley.

(August 14, 2015) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and his #99jr team were in the pit area at Potomac Speedway in Budds Creek, Maryland tonight for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series throwdown. Frankie qualified seventh fastest in Group B during time trials and later placed fourth in his stacked heat race. After 50 green flag circuits in the headliner, Frankie found himself fifteenth in the final finishing order.

(August 13, 2015) Heckenast Racing was back on the World of Outlaws Late Model Series trail tonight in the 'Fulton Bank 50' at Delaware International Speedway in Delmar, Delaware. Frank Heckenast, Jr. timed in ninth quickest in qualifying and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the $10,000 to win main event, Frankie wound up finishing right where he started in the 50-lapper... in the ninth position.

HECKENAST SETS NTR AND WINS $2,000 AT HARTFORD!!!
(August 8, 2015) Frank Heckenast, Jr. bagged his third victory of the 2015 racing season and his first career American Late Model Series (ALMS) triumph on Friday night, August 7 at Hartford Speedway in Hartford, Michigan! Frankie lowered the track record during qualifying and finished second in his heat race prior to picking up the checkers in the 'Jim Borden Memorial Blueberry Grand Prix.' The Frankfort, Illinois ace pocketed the $2,000 payday ahead of Ryan Unzicker, J.R. Hotovy, Curtis Roberts, and Chad White! Complete results from last night at Hartford Speedway can be accessed online at www.americanlatemodelseries.com. (Jim Denhamer Photo)

BUSY WEEK WITH WOOLMS IN BADGER STATE...
(August 1, 2015) The busy week in Wisconsin wrapped up with the 28th Annual 'USA Nationals' at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin, as the crown jewel spectacular boasted a huge $50,000 payday. On Friday night, Frank Heckenast, Jr. knocked down the fifth quickest lap in Group B during WOOLMS qualifying and later placed second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 100-lap grind tonight from the outside of the fifth row, Frankie moved up to finish sixth in the 'USA Nationals' behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Billy Moyer, Dennis Erb, Jr., Jimmy Owens, and Chase Junghans.

(July 30, 2015) The 28th edition of the 'USA Nationals' started tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. The World of Outlaws Late Model Series presided over a $6,000 to win special tonight at CLS. Frank Heckenast, Jr. ran fifth in his loaded heat race, but later grabbed the second and final transfer spot through his B-Main. After rolling off from the outside of the twelfth row in the 40-lap main event, Frankie was able to move past five competitors on his way to a nineteenth place performance.

(July 28, 2015) Frank Heckenast, Jr. and Heckenast Racing kicked off a busy week with the World of Outlaws Late Model Series in the Badger State tonight with a $10,000 to win tilt at Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin. Frankie knocked down the tenth quickest lap during WOOLMS qualifying and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the fifth row, Frankie fought hard for a top ten finish before settling for a twelfth place effort.

 

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