Wraps Up '15 Campaign in MLRA Fall Nationals
11, 2015) Brinkman Motorsports concluded their 2015 racing
season over the October 9-10 weekend in the annual running of
the 'MLRA Fall Nationals' at the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in
Wheatland, Missouri. On Friday night in the $3,000 to win weekend
lid lifter, Chad Simpson finished sixth in his heat race, second
in his B-Main, and seventh in the 30-lap main event. In Saturday's
season finale, which boasted a $5,000 winner's check, Chad won
his heat race in preliminary action prior to running second in
the 50-lapper behind only victor Jesse Stovall. Complete results
from the season-ending 'MLRA Fall Nationals' can be accessed online
Late Model Nationals Nightly Results...
26, 2015) The 12th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model
Knoxville Nationals' wrapped up tonight at the famed Knoxville
Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa with the huge $40,000 to win headliner.
Chad Simpson started from the pole position in the 100-lap affair
by virtue of accumulating the most points of the 60+ competitors
during preliminary action. The Mount Vernon, Iowa native took
the lead at the drop of the green flag and paced the stellar field
for the first four circuits. Chad then ran towards the front throughout
the remainder of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie -
eventually finishing in the sixth spot. At the checkers, Chad
trailed only winner Jared Landers, Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens,
Mike Marlar, and Darrell Lanigan!
25, 2015) Mount Vernon, Iowa ace Chad Simpson recorded
one of the biggest wins of his career tonight at the legendary
Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa! After qualifying third fastest
in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials,
Chad stormed to the front to take the win in his loaded heat race.
He later rolled off from the outside of the third row in the 25-lap
feature and was able to methodically work his way to the front
to eventually grab the top spot from Mike Marlar on lap 23. Chad
then led the remainder of the distance to pocket the $7,000 triumph
over Marlar, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Kent Robinson!
By virtue of his impressive point total tonight, Chad will lead
the field to green from the pole position in Saturday's 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which carries a hefty $40,000
(September 24, 2015) The 12th Annual 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' kicked off tonight at the
historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the crown jewel extravaganza,
which started tonight with a $7,000 to win preliminary event.
Chad Simpson knocked down the second fastest lap in Group B during
qualifying prior to advancing up to second in his stacked heat
race. After starting the 25-lap sprint from the outside of the
fourth row, Chad eventually finished right where he started...
in the eighth position.
Simpson Pockets $2,000
in Davenport Speedway Opener!
13, 2015) Chad Simpson, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, racked
up his fourth feature win of the 2015 racing season on Friday
night, September 11 at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa!
In night one of the 'Governor's Cup Iowa State Championship,'
Chad won his heat race prior to leading all thirty circuits of
the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series headliner to bag the $2,000
triumph over Justin Kay, Brian Harris, Paul Parker, and Jason
Rauen! On Saturday evening at Davenport, Chad ran second in heat
race action, but was leading the $5,000 to win feature event until
a broken driveshaft dropped him to a disappointing eighteenth
place effort. Complete results from the Davenport double-dip can
be viewed online at www.cornbeltclash.com.
(John Vass Photo)
Chad Simpson Eighth at
Lakeside; Fifth at Wheatland
6, 2015) The #25 team was back on the Lucas Oil MLRA
Series scene on September 4-5 at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City,
Kansas and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. On Friday
night at Lakeside, Chad Simpson fought power steering issues to
finish eighth in his heat race, but later blasted up to eighth
in the $3,000 to win feature event, which ran caution-free. In
the annual 'Larry Phillips Memorial' on Saturday evening at Wheatland,
Chad finished second in his heat race and fifth in the 40-lapper,
as he trailed only $5,575 winner R.C. Whitwell, Terry Phillips,
Jake O'Neil, and Jesse Stovall to the checkers. Complete results
from both holiday weekend battles can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Simpson Leads Early;
Finishes Third in Scheffler Memorial
31, 2015) Chad Simpson Racing entered the 6th Annual
'George Scheffler Memorial' on Sunday, August 30 at Oshkosh Speedzone
Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The Corn Belt Clash Late Model
Series sanctioned the high-profile event, which boasted a $7,000
top prize. Chad Simpson won his heat race during preliminary action
and later led the first 24 circuits of the 50-lapper from the
pole position. At the checkers, Chad found himself in the third
spot behind only winner Jimmy Mars and runner-up A.J. Diemel.
Complete results from last night at Oshkosh can be viewed online
Chad Simpson Takes $5,000
at Fayette County Speedway!
9, 2015) Chad Simpson scored his 30th career Corn Belt
Clash Late Model Series triumph on Friday night, August 7 at Fayette
County Speedway in West Union, Iowa! Chad won his heat race in
preliminary action and later led the final six circuits of the
'Crop Production Services 40.' The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace then
collected the $5,000 payday by beating Billy Moyer, Andy Eckrich,
Mitch McGrath, and Jason Feger to the checkers!
On Saturday evening, August 8, the Corn Belt Clash tour took
the #25 team to Lafayette County Speedway in Darlington, Wisconsin
for the 'Ralph Fryer Memorial,' which boasted a $5,454 top prize.
Chad once again claimed the victory in his heat race and later
started the headliner from the outside of the second row. He then
climbed up to second in the A-Main to bag a strong runner-up performance
behind only victor Billy Moyer. Complete results from both weekend
battles can be found online at www.cornbeltclash.com.
Simpson Runner-Up in
Monday Mayhem at Farley!
5, 2015) The #25 team invaded Farley Speedway in Farley,
Iowa and West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa on August
3-4 for a pair of Lucas Oil MLRA Series battles, each of which
paid $10,000 to the winner. In the 'Monday Mayhem' program at
Farley, Chad Simpson ran third in his heat race prior to advancing
all the way up to second in the 50-lap headliner to finish behind
only race winner Jesse Stovall. At West Liberty in the 'Tornado
Tuesday' showdown, Chad unfortunately suffered terminal mechanical
problems during hot laps and was forced to scratch for the night.
Complete results from both Hawkeye State speedplants can be accessed
online at www.mlraracing.com.
Chad Simpson Enters 28th
Annual USA Nationals
2, 2015) Chad Simpson Racing traveled north to the renowned
Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from July 30-August
1 for the 28th Annual 'USA Nationals.' The three-day weekend kicked
off on Thursday evening with a $6,000 to win World of Outlaws
Late Model Series shootout. Chad Simpson ran sixth in his heat
race and fifth in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out
of the 40-lap main event, which was won by Jonathan Davenport.
On Friday night at CLS, Chad clicked off the fastest lap in Group
B during WOOLMS qualifying, but dropped to eighth in his stacked
heat race. When Saturday rolled around, Chad unfortunately broke
during hot laps prior to his consolation event and was forced
to scratch from the remainder of the night. The Mount Vernon,
Iowa ace was not able to be a part of the $50,000 to win crown
jewel feature event, which was also won by Jonathan Davenport.
Complete results from Cedar Lake can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Simpson Retires from
Silver Dollar Nats with Vibration
19, 2015) Chad Simpson and the Brinkman Motorsports team
converged on I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 17-18
for the fifth edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned
the mega-event, which drew sixty competitors to the racy 4/10-mile
facility to vie for the whopping $32,000 top prize. On Friday
night, Chad ran second in both of his heat races prior to finishing
a strong runner-up in the $2,000 to win Cubby's Chase to the Silver
Dollar Nationals dash behind only victor Jesse Stovall.
By virtue of his strong preliminary performance, Chad accumulated
the fifth most passing points on Friday and locked himself into
the inside of the third row for the start of Saturday's 80-lap
main event. Unfortunately, a bad vibration in the drive train
would derail the Mount Vernon, Iowa ace in the feature and he
wound up placing twenty-first in the final rundown of the 'Silver
Dollar Nationals.' Full results from I-80 Speedway can be viewed
online at www.mlraracing.com.
Chad Simpson Tackles
Wheatland's Premier Events
13, 2015) The #25 Brinkman Motorsports team invaded the
pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on July 11-12
to compete in the track's two marquee events, which were both
co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series and Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series. On Saturday evening in the annual running of
the 'CMH Diamond Nationals,' Chad Simpson finished sixth in his
loaded heat race and fourteenth in his B-Main, which unfortunately
kept him out of the $10,000 to win headliner.
At Wheatland on Sunday night, the completion of the 'Show-Me
100' was held and a $30,000 top prize was on the line in the crown
jewel event, which was postponed by rain back in May. Chad ran
third in his B-Main last night and was awarded a MLRA provisional
to gain access into the 100-lap grind. The Mount Vernon, Iowa
ace was unfortunately the first retiree in the 'Show-Me 100' and
was placed thirty-first in the final finishing order. Full results
from the Wheatland doubleheader can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Simpson Runner-Up in
Freedom Classic Finale at Salina!
5, 2015) Chad Simpson Racing trekked to Salina Highbanks
Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma on July 3-4 for the 2nd Annual 'Freedom
Classic,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series
and MARS DIRTcar Series. In the $3,000 to win weekend lid lifter
on Friday night, Chad Simpson ran second in his heat race, but
was later caught up in a first lap wreck in the 30-lapper, which
bent his right front lower control arm. The incident caused Chad
to retire from the race in the twenty-third position.
On Saturday evening, a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs in the
'Freedom Classic' finale. Chad won his heat race in preliminary
action and later started from the pole position in the 40-lap
headliner. After leading early, the Mount Vernon, Iowa ace settled
for an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Jesse Stovall.
Complete results from the doubleheader holiday weekend can be
accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Huge Tripleheader Weekend
for Chad Simpson Racing...
(June 27, 2015) The busy tripleheader
weekend for the #25 team wrapped up tonight with the 'Ray Houck
Liberty 50' at Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa. The Lucas
Oil MLRA Series, Corn Belt Clash, and MARS DIRTcar Series all
presided over the single-day program, which paid $5,000 to the
winner and attracted 39 entrants. Chad Simpson finished ninth
in both his heat race and his B-Main, but was awarded a provisional
to gain access into the 50-lap main event. He then moved up twelve
spots during the course of the 'Ray Houck Liberty 50' on his way
to a steady eleventh place effort.
(June 26, 2015) Next up for Chad Simpson Racing
was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska tonight for
the annual running of the 'Alphabet Soup Classic,' which was tri-sanctioned
by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series, Corn Belt Clash, and MARS DIRTcar
Series tours. Chad Simpson scored the win in heat race action
and later started the $3,000 to win feature event from the inside
of the second row. The Mount Vernon, Iowa star then moved up to
second in the 35-lapper to finish behind only victor Kyle Berck!
(June 25, 2015) The #25 team kicked off a huge
triple shot of weekend racing action tonight with a trip to Park
Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota. The
'Mark Lloyd Memorial,' which was co-sanctioned by the Corn Belt
Clash Late Model Series and the MARS DIRTcar Series, drew 28 entrants
to vie for the $3,000 winner's check. Chad Simpson ran second
in his heat race, which locked him into the outside of the third
row for the start of the main event. During the course of the
weekend lid lifter, Chad moved all the way up to second to finish
an impressive runner-up behind only victor Jesse Stovall!
Top Five for Simpson
Last Night in Visit to Farley!
18, 2015) Chad Simpson and his #25 team rolled through
the pit gate on Wednesday, June 17 at Farley Speedway in Farley,
Iowa to enter a special midweek UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals throwdown,
which paid $10,000 to the winner. Chad timed in second fastest
in his group during the qualifying session prior to scoring a
win in his loaded heat race. After drawing the third starting
spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap main event,
Chad ultimately slipped back to fifth at the finish and trailed
only winner Billy Moyer, Jr., Chris Simpson, Bobby Pierce, and
Shannon Babb. Full results from last night at Farley can be accessed
online at www.thehelltour.com.
Chad Simpson Breaks Balljoint
at Lee County Speedway...
13, 2015) Sandwiched between a pair of rain-outs, Chad
Simpson Racing competed at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson,
Iowa on Friday evening, June 12. The Lucas Oil MLRA Series presided
over a $3,000 to win shootout in the Hawkeye State. Chad Simpson
ran second in heat race action and later started the 40-lapper
from the inside of the second row. Chad then led most of the feature
event, but was forced to retire on lap 36 due to a broken balljoint,
which relegated the Mount Vernon, Iowa ace to a disappointing
twentieth place showing. Complete results from last night at Donnellson
can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Simpson Fifth in Eldora
Prelim; Tenth in DLM Dream!
7, 2015) The Brinkman Motorsports team and driver Chad
Simpson descended upon the hallowed high banks of Eldora Speedway
in Rossburg, Ohio from June 4-6 for the 21st edition of the 'Dirt
Late Model Dream.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza once
again kicked off with a pair of preliminary Twin 25 programs.
On Thursday evening at Eldora, Chad won his heat race, but later
retired early from the $2,500 to win feature to settle for a twenty-fourth
place effort. At the "Big E" on Friday night, Chad ran
second in his heat race and later placed fifth in the $5,000 to
win headliner to finish behind only victor Jonathan Davenport,
Steve Casebolt, Jeep Van Wormer, and Jimmy Mars!
When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway, all eyes were
fixated on the huge $100,000 top prize in the 'Dirt Late Model
Dream.' Chad finished seventh in his heat race and fourth in his
B-Main to earn the twenty-eighth and final starting spot in the
100-lapper. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace then moved up eighteen
positions during the course of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' to
conclude the weekend with an impressive tenth place showing. Full
results from the Buckeye State can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Chad Simpson Wins Carlson
Clash Opener for $2,000!
31, 2015) Chad Simpson, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, scored
his first Lucas Oil MLRA Series triumph of 2015 on Friday night,
May 29 at Park Jefferson Int'l Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota!
Chad advanced five spots in his heat race to finish second and
later started the 25-lap main event from the outside of the second
row. Chad then took the point early in the race and drove to the
$2,000 victory over Jesse Stovall, Terry Phillips, Chris Spieker,
and Rodney Sanders!
In night two of the 'Carlson Clash' on Saturday evening, May
30 at Park Jefferson, a $3,000 top prize was on the line in a
MLRA / Corn Belt Clash co-sanctioned showdown. Chad ran fifth
in heat race action, but later claimed the win in the B-Main to
earn the seventeenth starting spot in the 40-lapper. He was then
able to pick off nine competitors during the feature to bag an
eighth place performance. Full results from the doubleheader in
South Dakota can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Todd Boyd Photo)