Team Releases Early 2017 Season Schedule Dates!
13, 2017) As the completion of their off-season nears,
Chad Simpson and the Brinkman Motorsports team released some early
2017 schedule dates today right here at ChadSimpsonRacing.com!
The #25 team is scheduled to unload for the first time on March
31-April 1 during the annual 'Spring Meltdown' weekend at I-80
Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. The Lucas Oil MLRA Series will
preside over the doubleheader weekend, which boasts top prizes
of $2,000 and $3,000 respectively. You can view the schedule dates
that Chad confirmed today by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website! (Mike
Closes Out 2016 Season at Knoxville
18, 2016) Chad Simpson Racing tackled another crown jewel
event over the September 15-17 weekend in the Hawkeye State, as
the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa played host
to the 13th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.'
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the
three-day spectacular at the Marion County Fairgrounds oval, which
started with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary showdowns. At
Knoxville on Thursday night, Chad Simpson finished fifth in his
heat race and ninth in the B-Main, which unfortunately caused
him to miss out on the 25-lap feature. On Friday evening, Chad
once again narrowly failed to transfer into the 25-lapper after
running fourth in his heat race and seventh in the B-Main.
After grabbing the second transfer spot through
the B-Main on Saturday, Chad locked himself into the outside of
the thirteenth row for the start of the 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late
Model Knoxville Nationals' finale, which once again carried a
stout $40,000 winner's share. In what was likely his season finale,
the Mount Vernon, Iowa star moved up several positions during
the race and was eventually awarded a nineteenth place effort
after overheating late in the distance. Complete results from
the extended weekend at Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online
Treks East to Eldora Speedway for World 100
11, 2016) The #25 team pulled into the pit area at the
hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 8-10 for
the 46th version of the famed 'World 100.' The three-day crown
jewel extravaganza at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant drew
108 competitors and things kicked off at Eldora with a pair of
$10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night,
Chad Simpson had a commanding lead in his heat race before a bout
with the concrete wall ended his night prematurely and kept him
out of the 25-lap main event. At the "Big E" on Friday
evening, Chad ran sixth in his heat race and third in his B-Main,
which was one mere spot out of a coveted transfer position into
When the calendar flipped to Saturday, all eyes
were fixated on the 'Biggest Dirt Race in the World,' which boasted
a $49,000 top prize and the famed globe trophy. After scouring
the heat race lineups, which were revised and ultimately saw Chad
starting deep in one of the six prelims, the team opted to load
up and scratch from the final night of the 'World 100' weekend.
Complete results from Eldora Speedway can be accessed online at
Climbs to Fourth at Oshkosh Speedzone
28, 2016) Chad Simpson Racing rolled into Oshkosh Speedzone
Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday night, August 26 for the
annual running of the 'George Scheffler Memorial.' Chad Simpson
timed in third quickest in his group during Corn Belt Clash Super
Late Model Series qualifying prior to running third in heat race
action. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in
the $8,000 to win headliner, Chad blitzed past seven competitors
during the 40-lap contest en route to a strong fourth place showing
behind only victor Jimmy Mars, Chris Simpson, and Mitch McGrath.
Saturday's scheduled Corn Belt Clash tilt at Plymouth Dirt Track
in Plymouth, Wisconsin was then washed out by inclement weather.
Full results from the 'George Scheffler Memorial' can be viewed
online at www.cornbeltclash.com.
Battles MLRA Foes at Farley & West Liberty
10, 2016) Chad Simpson and his #25 team were back in
action with the Lucas Oil MLRA Series in a pair of $10,000 to
win mid-week specials at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa and West
Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa on August 8-9. On Monday
night at Farley, Chad unfortunately ran into problems during his
heat race and was forced to scratch from the remainder of the
program. At West Liberty on Tuesday evening, Chad placed fourth
in his heat race prior to running tenth in the 50-lap feature
event. Complete results from both MLRA stops in the Hawkeye State
of Iowa can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Enters USA Nationals Weekend at CLS
7, 2016) Chad Simpson Racing invaded the renowned Cedar
Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from August 4-6 for the
29th edition of the 'USA Nationals.' Things kicked off at the
Badger State speedplant on Thursday night with a $6,000 to win
preliminary program. Chad Simpson timed in ninth quickest in Group
A in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying and
later ran third in his heat race. After starting the 30-lapper
from the inside of the eighth row, Chad spun and wound up completing
only 21 circuits on his way to a twenty-second place performance.
On Friday evening, Chad laid down the sixth fastest
time in Group B during the WOOLMS qualifying session prior to
running second in heat race action, which locked him into Saturday's
$50,000 to win 'USA Nationals.' The Mount Vernon, Iowa star then
rolled off from the outside of the fifth row in the 100-lap grind,
but retired on lap 75, which dropped him to twentieth in the final
finishing order. Full results from the huge weekend at Cedar Lake
can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Pockets $5,000 for Fayette County Fair Win!
31, 2016) Chad Simpson and his #25 team celebrated in
Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series victory lane for a series-leading
32nd time on Friday evening, July 29 at Fayette County Speedway
in West Union, Iowa! Chad swept the night's racing festivities
in his home state, as he set Fast Time in qualifying and won his
heat race prior to bagging the $5,000 windfall in the headliner.
At the checkers, Chad had outdueled Jimmy Mars, Brent Larson,
Dave Eckrich, and Rodney Sanders to claim his second triumph of
the 2016 campaign! Saturday's $5,454 to win Corn Belt Clash tilt
at Lafayette County Speedway in Darlington, Wisconsin was then
halted by inclement weather. Full results from the Fayette County
Fair Race can be located online at www.cornbeltclash.com.
Competes in Silver Dollar Nationals
24, 2016) The next event on the calendar for the #25
team was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July
22-23 for the 6th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was
co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas
Oil MLRA Series and boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The unique
format kicked off on Friday night with double heat races and passing
points set the lineup for Saturday's portion of the program. Chad
Simpson finished third in both of his heat races on Friday evening
and later rolled off thirteenth on the grid in Saturday's 80-lap
crown jewel main event. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace eventually
retired from the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' and settled for a twenty-fourth
place performance. Complete results from I-80 can be viewed online
Flexes Muscle Against World of Outlaws Foes!
10, 2016) Chad Simpson Racing battled the cars and stars
of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series in a trio
of high-profile events from July 7-9 in the states of Iowa and
Minnesota. Things kicked off on Thursday night at Hamilton County
Speedway in Webster City, Iowa with an $8,000 to win contest.
Chad Simpson timed in tenth quickest overall prior to running
fifth in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap feature from
the inside of the seventh row, Chad blasted past seven competitors
on his way to a strong sixth place effort behind only victor Brian
Shirley, Jimmy Mars, Eric Wells, Josh Richards, and Brandon Overton.
On Friday evening at Mason City Motor Speedway in
Mason City, Iowa, a $10,000 top prize was on the line for the
#25 team. Chad set Fast Time in qualifying, won his heat race,
and later placed third in the caution-free 50-lap headliner to
finish behind only race winner Shane Clanton and runner-up Josh
Richards. The tripleheader then wrapped up on Saturday with the
annual 'Gopher 50' at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota,
as an $11,000 payday was up for grabs. The Mount Vernon, Iowa
star ran second in his heat race before climbing to fourth in
the 50-lapper to trail only winner Josh Richards, Shane Clanton,
and Rick Eckert at the checkers. Full results can be located online
Runner-Up in Alphabet Soup Classic!
25, 2016) The #25 team returned to dirt-slinging competition
on Friday evening, June 24 in the annual 'Alphabet Soup Classic'
at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. The Lucas Oil MLRA Series,
MARS DIRTcar Series, and Corn Belt Clash tours all sanctioned
the $3,000 to win showdown. Chad Simpson ran second in heat race
action and later started the 30-lap main event from the outside
of the fourth row. The Mount Vernon, Iowa star then motored past
six competitors during the headliner on his way to a sterling
runner-up performance behind only victor Jesse Stovall! Complete
results can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Bags $3,000 Payday at Randolph County!!!
5, 2016) Chad Simpson Racing claimed their first feature
win of the 2016 racing season on Saturday evening, June 4 at Randolph
County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri! Chad Simpson ran second in
his heat race prior to starting the Lucas Oil MLRA Series main
event from the pole position. The Mount Vernon, Iowa star then
led the first eleven circuits of the main event before grabbing
the point again for good with twelve laps remaining. At the checkers
of the 40-lapper, Chad celebrated a $3,000 triumph over Terry
Phillips, Jesse Stovall, Rodney Sanders, and Austin Siebert!
Earlier in the weekend, the #25 team competed in
two more $3,000 to win MLRA specials in their home state of Iowa.
On Thursday night at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa,
Chad won his heat race prior to winding up fourth in the final
rundown of the 30-lap headliner behind only victor Jesse Stovall,
Jordan Yaggy, and Rodney Sanders. At Lee County Speedway in Donnellson,
Iowa on Friday, Chad ran fifth in his heat race, second in his
B-Main, and seventeenth in the 40-lap feature event. Complete
results from the tripleheader weekend can be accessed online at