Frank Heckenast Jr. drives the #99
Late Model car. He lives in Orland Park, Illinois. His home track is
Kankakee Motor Speedway, but he can also be found racing at Crown Point
and Kentucky Lake.
Crew and others who have helped include,
Uncle Mike, Austin, Mikey, Tyler and Dad. Car owner is Frank Sr. (Boss).
He began racing in 2004 in Late Model
Class at Danville because he had grown up around it and had dreams of
becoming a Late Model Driver. His first win was in 2004 at Kankakee
Speedway. Career highlights include Rookie of the Year at Crown Point and
Fast Time at Crown Point in His Rookie Year.
The thrill of racing for Him is
having fun. "It is a family sport". His most exciting racing
moment was running off season and everyone giving him #1 for Fast Time. He
is most proud of getting out there with all the big guys. It's exciting
going from Go Karts to Late Models.
Frank's racing heroes are Frank and
Of racing, Frank says, "If You are going
to do it, do it because you want it, not because you are pushed. Never
give up, just keep going".
Frank's favorite racing website is