Simpson Invades Granite City for Season Finale
17, 2021) Following a rain-out on Friday night, the Lucas
Oil MLRA Series wrapped up their 2021 campaign on Saturday evening,
October 16 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. The
show last night at the St. Louis-area oval drew a 25 car field
to vie for the $7,000 paycheck. Chad Simpson stopped the clock
eighth quickest overall during the qualifying session before running
second in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside
of the third row in the 40-lap feature, Chad unfortunately went
for a spin during the contest and eventually landed in the eighteenth
finishing position. Full results from Chad's 2021 season finale
at Tri-City Speedway can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Simpson Climbs to Ninth
in Harvest Hustle Opener
3, 2021) Chad Simpson Racing invaded Sycamore Speedway
in Maple Park, Illinois on October 1-2 for a pair of Lucas Oil
MLRA Series shootouts known as the 'Harvest Hustle.' In Friday's
$7,000 to win weekend opener, Chad Simpson stopped the clock fifth
fastest in Group A during time trials prior to placing fifth in
his stacked heat race. Following a B-Main triumph, Chad drove
past eight competitors during the 50-lap headliner en route to
a solid ninth place performance. Saturday's $5,000 to win weekend
finale was then unfortunately washed out by heavy rain showers.
Complete results from Sycamore Speedway can be located online
Chad Simpson Makes Last
Minute Dubuque Visit
(September 24, 2021) Mount Vernon,
Iowa ace Chad Simpson made a last minute decision to compete on
Thursday night, September 23 at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa.
Piloting Dave Webster's #44w machine, Chad timed in tenth fastest
in Group B during the qualifying session prior to securing a victory
in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth
row in the $3,000 to win Hoker Trucking Series main event, Chad
unfortunately ran into issues during the 30-lapper and was officially
scored in the twentieth finishing position. Complete results from
last evening at Dubuque can be accessed online at www.slmrseries.com.
Simpson & Moring
Nab Top Ten in Knoxville Nationals!
19, 2021) Next up on the racing calendar for the Moring
Motorsports team was a visit to the historic Knoxville Raceway
from September 16-18 for the 17th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Late
Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza
at the Knoxville, Iowa speedplant started with a pair of preliminary
programs - each of which boasted a $7,000 winner's check. Chad
Simpson placed second in his loaded heat race during Thursday's
opener prior to advancing up to ninth in the 25-lap feature. In
the Hawkeye State on Friday evening, Chad once again ran second
in his heat race, but ran into issues during the 25-lapper that
dropped him to twenty-third in the final rundown.
At the 1/2-mile oval on Saturday, all eyes were focused on the
conclusion of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie, as
a whopping $50,000 paycheck was up for grabs. By virtue of racking
up the fourteenth highest point total during preliminary action,
Chad rolled off from the outside of the seventh row in the 100-lap
headliner. During the course of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville
Nationals,' the Mount Vernon, Iowa ace moved past four competitors
on his way to a respectable tenth place effort. Complete results
from Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online by visiting www.lucasdirt.com.
Chad Simpson Improves
to Eleventh in 50th World 100
12, 2021) The Chad Simpson Racing team found themselves
in the pit area at the famed Eldora Speedway from September 8-11
to compete in double 'World 100s,' which kicked off on Wednesday
evening at the storied Rossburg, Ohio facility with a pair of
Twin 25 prelims for the 51st edition of the "Granddaddy of
Them All." Chad Simpson ran sixth in his heat race, second
in his B-Main, and eighteenth in his $10,000 to win feature event.
At Eldora on Thursday in the $54,000 to win 'World 100,' Chad
unfortunately was not able to transfer into the 100-lapper after
finishing seventh in his stacked heat race and fifth in his B-Main.
Another pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25s then started the 50th
Annual 'World 100' on Friday night at the "Big E." Chad
placed seventh in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and thirteenth
in his 25-lap sprint. The busy week then concluded with another
'World 100,' which boasted a $53,000 payday. The Mount Vernon,
Iowa ace ran seventh in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main
prior to securing a victory in the B-Scramble. Despite suffering
a flat right rear tire on lap 45 in the crown jewel headliner,
Chad was still able to improve seventeen positions en route to
a steady eleventh place performance. Complete results from the
entire week in the Buckeye State can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Engine Woes Sideline
Simpson in Quad Cities 150...
27, 2021) Chad Simpson Racing invaded Davenport Speedway
in Davenport, Iowa to compete in the inaugural running of the
'Quad Cities 150.' Things kicked off on Thursday night, August
26 on the 1/4-mile oval with a $10,000 to win World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series program. Chad Simpson knocked
down the twelfth quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying
session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through
his stacked heat race. Unfortunately, terminal engine woes dropped
him to a disappointing twenty-fourth place finish in the 40-lap
opener and forced Chad to scratch from the remainder of the three-race
weekend. Complete results from the entire 'Quad Cities 150' can
be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Simpson Nabs Top Tens
in SLMR Action in Iowa
21, 2021) Once again piloting a #93 entry for Jay Johnson,
Chad Simpson entered a pair of Hoker Trucking Series showdowns
in the Hawkeye State on August 19-20. On Thursday night in a $3,000
to win program at C.J. Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa, Chad
ran second in his heat race and later drove past six competitors
during the 30-lap feature to land in the seventh finishing position.
At West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa on Friday evening,
Chad placed third in heat race action, but was once again able
to move forward in the $5,000 to win feature to nab a solid sixth
place effort. Full results from both of these SLMR races can be
accessed online at www.slmrseries.com.
(Mike Ruefer Photo)
Chad Simpson Lands on
Podium in Lake Ozark Stop!
15, 2021) Chad Simpson Racing invaded Lake Ozark Speedway
in Eldon, Missouri on Saturday evening, August 14. The Lucas Oil
MLRA Series rolled into town to preside over the 'Battle at the
Beach,' which boasted a $7,000 winner's check. Chad Simpson stopped
the clock third fastest overall during the qualifying session
before securing a victory in heat race action. the Mount Vernon,
Iowa ace then started third on the grid in the 40-lap feature
event and eventually brought home a stellar third place podium
performance behind only victor Payton Looney and runner-up Billy
Moyer! Full results from last night's stop to Lake Ozark Speedway
can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Mike Musslin Photo)
Simpson Advances into
$50,000 USA Nationals
8, 2021) Next up for the #25 team was a visit to the
renowned Cedar Lake Speedway on August 5-7 for the 34th Annual
'USA Nationals.' The crown jewel extravaganza, which was once
again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late
Model Series, kicked off at the New Richmond, Wisconsin oval on
Thursday with a $6,000 to win shootout. Chad Simpson qualified
eleventh fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to placing
fourth in his loaded heat race. After the remainder of the show
was pushed back to late Friday afternoon due to rain showers,
Chad won his consolation race and was paid for a twenty-first
place showing in the 30-lap main event.
Later on Friday at Cedar Lake, Chad won his first
heat race of the evening, while he wound up eighth in his final
prelim of the night. When Saturday rolled around, all eyes in
the pit area were focused on the whopping $50,000 top prize in
the 'USA Nationals.' The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace then won his B-Main
to advance into the 100-lapper, but was an early retiree in the
attrition-filled contest and was placed twenty-fourth in the final
rundown. Full results from the 'USA Nationals' weekend can be
located online at www.woolms.com.
Chad Simpson Steers Own
Car to Eighth at Davenport
28, 2021) Chad Simpson Racing unloaded their own #25
car on Tuesday night, July 27 at Davenport Speedway in Davenport,
Iowa. The MARS Racing Series roared into town to preside over
the running of the 'Hoker 50.' Chad Simpson stopped the clock
twelfth fastest overall during the qualifying session and later
grabbed the third transfer spot through his loaded heat race.
The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace then started the $10,000 to win headliner
from the inside of the fifth row and fought hard for a top ten
showing throughout the 50-lap feature on the 1/4-mile oval at
the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds. At the checkers, Chad was
scored in the eighth finishing position in the 'Hoker 50.' Full
results from last night can be found online at www.marsracingseries.com.
Busy Week for Simpson
and Moring Motorsports at I-80
25, 2021) The Moring Motorsports team was hard at it
in five straight days of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action
at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from July 20-24. Things
kicked off with the 'I-80 Nationals' and Chad Simpson finished
twenty-third in Tuesday's $7,000 to win prelim, while he advanced
up to fourteenth in Wednesday's similar $7,000 to win show. On
Thursday night, Chad won his consolation race to earn the outside
of the tenth row for the start of the 53-lap headliner, which
boasted a $30,000 top prize. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace was eventually
scored in the nineteenth finishing position of the 'I-80 Nationals.'
Over the weekend at I-80 Speedway, the annual running of the
'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place and a whopping $53,000 payday
was on the line. In double heat race action on Friday, Chad placed
third in his first heat race of the evening, while he landed in
the sixth spot in the final round of prelims. He then grabbed
the fourth transfer spot through his B-Main on Saturday night
to earn the inside of the thirteenth row for the start of the
80-lap main event. When the dust had settled in the Cornhusker
State, Chad was credited with a twentieth place effort in the
'Silver Dollar Nationals.' Full results from the last five days
can be accessed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Simpson Caught Up in
Diamond Nationals Wreck...
18, 2021) Chad Simpson Racing made their way to the state-of-the-art
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on Saturday night, July
17 for the annual running of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals.' Both
the Lucas Oil MLRA Series and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
presided over the action in the contest, which boasted a $15,000
payday. Chad Simpson grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot
through his stacked heat race and later rolled off from the inside
of the eighth row in the 50-lap main event. Unfortunately, Chad
was swept up in a lap 28 pileup and was eventually placed twentieth
in the final finishing order. Full results from last night's annual
'Diamond Nationals' can be found online by clicking on www.mlraracing.com.
Chad Simpson Runner-Up
in Denny Osborn Memorial!
11, 2021) Chad Simpson, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, was busy
from July 6-10, as he competed in special events in the states
of Iowa and Minnesota. Things kicked off last Tuesday night at
Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa. The 'Denny
Osborn Memorial' was on tap and a $7,200 payday was on the line
for the IMCA Late Model competitors. Piloting a Jay Johnson-owned
#93 entry, Chad advanced up to second in his heat race and later
moved past a trio of competitors during the 60-lap feature event
to land in the runner-up position behind only victor Jeff Aikey!
He then took his own #25 machine to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson,
Minnesota over the weekend for pair of World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series shootouts. On Friday night in the
$10,000 to win opener, Chad timed in second fastest in qualifying
before winning his heat race and slipping back to ninth in the
final rundown of the 40-lapper. At Jackson on Saturday evening
in the $20,000 to win grand finale, Chad placed fifth in his heat
race and battled through a couple of incidents during the 50-lap
main event to salvage a solid seventh place showing. Full results
from all three races can be found online by clicking on the Independence
Race Pass page and www.woolms.com.
(KC Rooney Photo)
Simpson Seventh in Tripleheader
Finale at Burlington
4, 2021) After seeing nothing but rain last weekend,
Chad Simpson entered his own equipment in a trio of $5,000 to
win battles in the Hawkeye State from July 1-3. On Thursday in
a rare DIRTcar Summer Nationals tilt on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport
Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Chad unfortunately missed out on
the 40-lap headliner after finishing sixth in his stacked heat
race and fifth in the B-Main.
Lucas Oil MLRA Series action then fired up over the weekend at
300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa and 34 Raceway in West Burlington,
Iowa. On Friday evening at Farley, Chad placed fourth in his stacked
heat race, but was unfortunately an early retiree in the 40-lapper
and was officially placed twenty-fourth in the final rundown.
In the tripleheader finale on Saturday at Burlington, Chad ran
third in his heat race before starting and finishing the 40-lap
main event in the seventh position. Complete results from all
three weekend contests can be found online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
Chad Simpson on Podium
in DLM Dream Prelim!
13, 2021) A lucrative, four-day stretch for the Moring
Motorsports team took place from June 9-12, as a pair of 'Dirt
Late Model Dreams' were held at the famed Eldora Speedway. On
Wednesday in the opening night of the 27th Annual 'Dirt Late Model
Dream' at the Rossburg, Ohio oval, Chad Simpson ran second in
his heat race prior to streaking past a handful of competitors
during his Twin 25 feature to land on the podium in third behind
only $10,000 victor Brandon Overton and runner-up Kyle Bronson.
At the "Big E" on Thursday night, Chad won his heat
race and later started the $127,000 to win headliner from the
outside of the front row. Unfortunately, the Mount Vernon, Iowa
ace ran into issues and wound up twenty-first in the final rundown
of the 100-lapper.
The #1 team then set their sights on the 26th edition of the
'Dirt Late Model Dream' over the weekend at the 1/2-mile, high-banked
speedplant. In Friday's $10,000 to win Twin 25, Chad placed fifth
in his loaded heat race prior to finishing fifteenth at the conclusion
of the 25-lap sprint. At Eldora on Saturday evening, Chad unfortunately
failed to transfer into the $126,000 to win crown jewel extravaganza
after running sixth in his heat race and eighth in his B-Main.
Full results from each of the four days at Eldora Speedway can
be accessed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Simpson Fifth in MLRA
6, 2021) A tripleheader weekend with the Lucas Oil MLRA
Series greeted the #25 team from June 3-5 with events in the states
of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. On Thursday night in a $3,000
to win showdown at Maquoketa Speedway in Maquoketa, Iowa, Chad
Simpson placed third in his heat race before starting and finishing
fifth in the headliner behind only race winner Tony Jackson, Jr.,
Chris Simpson, Jeremiah Hurst, and Garrett Alberson!
At Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin on
Friday evening, a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 'River
City Rumble.' After running second in his heat race, Chad was
unfortunately taken out by another competitor, which resulted
in a folded under nose and a disappointing twentieth place performance.
The MLRA triple shot then wrapped up at Deer Creek Speedway in
Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday with a $5,000 to win battle.
Chad slipped to fourth in his stacked heat race before climbing
to finish ninth in the 40-lapper. Full results from the hectic
weekend can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Chad Simpson Wins Show-Me
Challenge at Wheatland
30, 2021) The Chad Simpson Racing team made their way
to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri
from May 27-29 for the annual running of the 'Show-Me 100,' which
was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and
the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Following a rain-out on Thursday, both
$6,000 to win preliminary programs were held in a twinbill on
Friday evening in the Show-Me State. Chad Simpson unfortunately
failed to transfer into the 'Cowboy Classic' opener, but was able
to later finish sixteenth in the nightcap, which was actually
held in the wee hours of the morning.
Chad then placed fifth in his B-Main on Saturday night, but later
won the Show-Me Challenge for non-qualifiers and earned the thirty-first
starting spot in the $30,000 to win headliner. The Mount Vernon,
Iowa ace was then an early retiree in the 100-lapper and was eventually
paid for a thirtieth place showing. Complete results from the
'Show-Me 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)