Kankakee, IL — The Kankakee County Speedway owns a very special place in Frank Heckenast Jr’s trophy cabinet. It was the site of his very first DIRTcar Summer Nationals Late Model victory back in 2015.   Five years later, and The Frankfort Flyer has done it again. This time, in dominating fashion.   Heckenast put […]

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BROWNSTOWN, IL – Aug. 14, 2020 – Racing only 90 minutes from home, with his car owners at the track, against the biggest field of 41 DIRTcar Late Models so far this year. Whatever you throw at him, the pressure just never seems to get to Brian Shirley. The Chatham, IL-racer fended off challenges from […]

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DIRTcar Late Models SPRINGFIELD, MO – July 23, 2020 – Earlier this week, Frank Heckenast Jr. was about ready to give up his bid for the 2020 DIRTcar Summer Nationals title after a few frustrating nights on the tour. Fast forward just a few days, and he parks it in Victory Lane.   Heckenast certainly […]

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Two-time UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals champion Brian Shirley made his first trip to the Wild West Shootout a memorable one by winning the Late Model A-Main on night one of the 14th edition of the event at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway.  “Squirrel” capitalized on a mistake by race-long leader Ricky Thornton, Jr. with 12 laps […]

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CONCORD, N.C. — Frank Heckenast Jr., Chase Junghans and Brandon Overton have quickly established themselves as future stars in the World of Outlaws Late Model Series. With an average age of just under 25 years old, these three young guns have their eyes set on Screven (Ga.) Motor Speedway Winter Freeze VI, Feb. 12 and […]

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KANKAKEE, Ill. — He might be only 26, but reigning World of Outlaws Late Model Series rookie of the year Frank Heckenast Jr. has turned many laps through the years in his quest to earn a DIRTcar Summer Nationals victory. Finally, on Thursday night at Kankakee County Speedway, he reached his goal.   Heckenast, a […]

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FARMER CITY, Ill. – One year ago, Frank Heckenast Jr. of Frankfort, Ill., entered Farmer City Raceway’s Douglas Dodge Ram Trucks Illini 100 simply hoping to make the main event and gain some momentum toward his rookie World of Outlaws Late Model Series season. This weekend – with both the 2014 WoO LMS Rookie of […]

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OCALA, Fla. – Frank Heckenast Jr. refused to be denied again. The second-year national traveler nearly saw another chance at his breakthrough World of Outlaws Late Model Series victory slip through his fingers Saturday night at Bubba Raceway Park when Shane Clanton snuck by him late in the 3/8-mile oval’s 50-lap race. But instead of […]

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CONCORD, N.C. – With nine A-Mains remaining on the 2014 World of Outlaws Late Model Series schedule, the chase for the national tour’s Rookie of the Year Award remains up for grabs between any of the tour’s three first-year competitors. With drivers only counting their best 25 points results toward the Rookie of the Year […]

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