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August 7
Hartford Speedway,
Hartford, MI
Sanction: Sunoco American Late Model Series (Jim Borden Memorial Blueberry Grand Prix) - $2,000
Information provided by: Various reports (last updated August 8, 5:22 pm)
Hartford gives Heckenast $2,000, first ALMS win
Jim Borden Memorial Blueberry Grand Prix
  1. Frank Heckenast Jr.
  2. Ryan Unzicker
  3. J.R. Hotovy
  4. Curtis Roberts
  5. Chad White
  6. Rich Bell
  7. Alan Vochaska
  8. Brandon Thirlby
  9. Phil Ausra
  10. Bret Darling
  11. Steve Ausra
  12. Justin Pauley
  13. Jeremy Pletz
  14. Bry Sloan
  15. Guy Volk
  16. Hillard Miller
  17. Kevin Reeve
  18. Mark Pifer Sr.
  19. Jason Playter Jr.
  20. Mark Pifer Jr.
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Jim DenHamer
Frank Heckenast Jr. takes the checkers in Hartford, Mich.
What won the race: Winning his first career Sunoco American Late Model Series race, Frank Heckenast Jr. of Frankfort, Ill., earned $2,000 in Hartford Speedway's Jim Borden Memorial Blueberry Grand Prix.
Key notes: Heckenast has three victories on the season. His previous triumphs came in World of Outlaws Late Model Series action at Bubba Raceway Park on Feb. 14 and in the UMP DIRTcar Summernationals stop at Kankakee Speedway on June 11. ... Heckenast lowered the track record in qualifying. ... The race paid tribute to the former track owner, Jim Border, who was a blueberry farmer. ... In honor of the late Borden’s race car number (3), the driver in third place on the third lap of the ALMS main event received $500. ... Borden's family is providing that bonus and others like it for other divisions.
Winner's sponsors: Heckenast's Rhyne-powered Club 29 Race Car is sponsored by Allstar Performance, Chase Decals, Engine Masters, Feed The Party, Hoosier Racing Tire, Storage Square, Stuckey Enterprises and St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part.
Points chase: Entering Friday's race, Rusty Schlenk of McClure, Ohio, has 654 points to lead Ryan Unzicker (562) and Rich Bell (531).
Car count: 22
Fast qualifier: Frank Heckenast Jr.
Next series race: August 14, Butler Speedway (Quincy, MI) $2,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
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