Climbs to Eleventh in Season-Ending Event
15, 2017) On October 13-14, the #25 team was in the pit
area at the pristine Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet,
Illinois, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
sanctioned the two-day 'Chi-Town Showdown.' In Friday night's
$10,000 to win weekend opener, Chad Simpson knocked down the sixth
fastest lap overall during the qualifying session, but was later
involved in a multi-car incident early in his heat race. After
rolling off from the outside of the twelfth row in the 50-lap
feature, Chad was able to work his way past thirteen competitors
to claim a respectable eleventh place performance. The 'Chi-Town
Showdown' finale on Saturday evening, which was scheduled to boast
another $10,000 winner's share, was washed out early in the day
due to inclement weather and will not be rescheduled. Full results
from the season-ending weekend at Joliet can be accessed by pointing
your Internet browser to www.woolms.com.
Scores Pair of Top Fives at Wheatland!
8, 2017) The Lucas Oil MLRA Series wrapped up their 2017
campaign on October 6-7 at the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in
Wheatland, Missouri with the two-day 'Fall Nationals' weekend.
In the $3,000 to win opener on Friday night, Chad Simpson won
his heat race in preliminary action prior to placing fourth in
the 40-lap feature behind only victor Randy Timms, Cade Dillard,
and Brent Larson. In Saturday's finale, which boasted a $5,000
payday, Chad ran second in his heat race and later knocked down
a third place podium effort in the 50-lapper behind only race
winner Jesse Stovall and runner-up Billy Moyer. Complete results
from the 'Fall Nationals' double-dip can be accessed by logging
Solid in Knoxville Nationals Weekend
17, 2017) The #25 team made their way to Knoxville Raceway
in Knoxville, Iowa from September 14-16 for the 14th edition of
the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the three-day
crown jewel extravaganza, which drew 56 entrants to the Hawkeye
State and began with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary shootouts.
On Thursday evening, Chad Simpson ran fifth in his stacked heat
race and fifth in the B-Main before driving past twelve competitors
during the 25-lapper en route to an eleventh place showing. At
Knoxville on Friday night, Chad had a similar evening, as he finished
fifth in his heat race, fifth in the B-Main, and twelfth in the
25-lap feature event.
By virtue of accumulating the thirteenth most single-night points
during the prelims, Chad rolled off from the inside of the seventh
row in Saturday's 100-lap grand finale. Unfortunately, a seat
belt malfunction early in the $40,000 to win headliner caused
the Mount Vernon, Iowa ace to retire on lap 42 and Chad was officially
placed twenty-sixth in the final finishing order. Full results
from all three shows at the Marion County Fairgrounds speedplant
over the weekend can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Nabs First Win of '17 at I-80 Speedway!
2, 2017) Chad Simpson, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, reached
victory lane for the first time in 2017 on Thursday night, August
31 in the 'Rock N Roll 40' at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska!
Chad won his heat race in preliminary action and later led all
forty circuits in the Lucas Oil MLRA Series headliner to bag the
$3,000 winner's check over Chase Junghans, Terry Phillips, Chris
Spieker, and Rodney Sanders! On Friday evening, September 1, Chad
once again won his heat race in another $3,000 to win MLRA battle
at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas, but engine woes caused
him to scratch from the main event. Full results from both Labor
Day weekend specials can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Todd Boyd Photo)
Claims Top Five in George Scheffler Memorial!
26, 2017) One lone event was on the racing calendar for
the Chad Simpson Racing team over the weekend, as they rolled
into Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday
evening, August 25 for the annual running of the 'George Scheffler
Memorial.' The Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series tour presided
over the single-day shootout and a $9,000 winner's check was on
the line. Chad Simpson placed second in his heat race and later
started the 50-lap feature event from the inside of the fourth
row. Chad was then able to advance past a couple of competitors
during the race, which was contested on a one-groove racing surface,
to finish a strong fifth behind only victor Scott James, Billy
Drake, Paul Parker, and Chris Simpson. Full results from the 'George
Scheffler Memorial' can be located by clicking on www.cornbeltclash.com.
Lands in Top Five of $10,000 Specials!
9, 2017) Chad Simpson and his #25 team returned to dirt-slinging
action in a pair of $10,000 to win Corn Belt Clash showdowns on
August 7-8 in their home state of Iowa! On Monday night at Farley
Speedway in Farley, Iowa, Chad ran second in his heat race and
was later credited with a strong fourth place effort in the 50-lap
finale behind only victor Spencer Diercks, Shane Clanton, and
Rodney Sanders. At West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa
on Tuesday evening, Chad placed fourth in his stacked heat race
prior to advancing four spots during the 40-lap headliner - eventually
landing in third on the podium behind only race winner Chris Simpson
and runner-up Scott Bloomquist. Full results from both of these
special events in the Hawkeye State can be viewed online at www.cornbeltclash.com.
Suffers Ignition Woes in SDN Finale...
23, 2017) The Chad Simpson Racing team invaded I-80 Speedway
in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 21-22 for the 7th Annual 'Silver
Dollar Nationals,' which was once again sanctioned by the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series and paid a whopping $53,000 to the
winner - a record high. Things kicked off in the Cornhusker State
on Friday night with two sets of qualifying heat races. Chad Simpson
won his first heat race of the evening, while he ran fifth in
his second and final prelim. After accumulating the seventh most
passing points, Chad started Saturday's 80-lap finale from the
inside of the fourth row. Unfortunately, the Mount Vernon, Iowa
star drew a lap 38 caution and was forced to retire from the race
in the twenty-eighth position with ignition woes. Full results
from I-80 Speedway can be viewed by pointing your web browser
Tour Nightly Results for #25 Team...
14, 2017) The four-race Wild West Tour wrapped up tonight
for the cars and stars racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series with the 'Acme Tools 50' at River Cities Speedway
in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Afternoon rain showers prior to
the $10,000 to win special made for a wicked fast racing surface.
Chad Simpson timed in third quickest in Group A during qualifying
and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer position through
his heat race. After starting the 50-lap main event from the inside
of the seventh row, Chad unfortunately slowed to bring out a late
caution and retired in the sixteenth spot.
(July 13, 2017) The penultimate
event of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series-sanctioned
Wild West Tour took the #25 team to Hibbing Raceway in Hibbing,
Minnesota tonight for another $8,000 to win duel. Chad Simpson
stopped the clock second quickest in Group A during the qualifying
session before recording another heat race triumph. Chad then
drew the eighth starting spot before the drop of the green flag
in the 40-lapper, but unfortunately dropped back to fifteenth
by the time the checkered flag fell over the talented field.
(July 12, 2017) Next up on the
Wild West Tour with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series was a visit tonight to Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota
for an $8,000 to win shootout. Chad Simpson clicked off the fifth
fastest lap overall during qualifying prior to scoring an impressive
victory in his loaded heat race. After drawing the outside of
the front row before the start of the 40-lap feature, Chad fell
back to fifth in the running order before charging back up to
finish third behind only victor Chris Madden and runner-up Brandon
(July 8, 2017) The Wild West Tour
kicked off for Chad Simpson Racing tonight in the 38th edition
of the 'Gopher 50' at the pristine Deer Creek Speedway in Spring
Valley, Minnesota. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
special drew 36 competitors to the 3/8-mile oval - all of whom
were vying for the $10,000 winner's check. Chad Simpson timed
in seventh quickest in Group B during the qualifying session and
later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his loaded heat
race. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the eighth
row, Chad was unfortunately caught up in a multiple-car crash
and retired from the race in the twenty-fourth position.
Slated to Start Seventh in Outlaw Clay Classic
29, 2017) Chad Simpson Racing was in the pit area on
Wednesday night, June 28 at the pristine Dirt Oval at Route 66
Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series presided over the 'Outlaw Clay Classic.' A strong
26-car field assembled at the Chicago-area facility for the $10,000
to win mid-week shootout. Chad Simpson stopped the clock fifth
fastest overall during the qualifying session prior to running
third in his loaded heat race. Chad was then slated to start the
50-lap finale from the inside of the fourth row, but heavy rain
and dangerous lightning struck right before the feature and postponed
the 'Outlaw Clay Classic' to October 13. More information concerning
last night in the Land of Lincoln can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Runner-Up in MLRA Doubleheader!
4, 2017) Chad Simpson and his #25 team unloaded their
Black Diamond Chassis in a pair of $3,000 to win Lucas Oil MLRA
Series duals in the states of Iowa and Missouri on June 2-3. On
Friday night at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, Chad
won his heat race in preliminary action prior to placing a strong
runner-up in the caution-free 40-lapper behind his brother Chris
Simpson. A similar story was told on Saturday evening at Randolph
County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri, as Chad once again won his
heat race and finished second in the 40-lap headliner behind only
victor Terry Phillips. Full results from both weekend races can
be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Enters Show-Me 100 Weekend at Wheatland
29, 2017) Chad Simpson Racing made their way to the pristine
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 25-28 for the
25th edition of the 'Show-Me 100,' which was once again sanctioned
by both the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil
MLRA Series. Chad Simpson unfortunately missed out on transferring
into the $6,000 to win preliminary programs on Thursday and Friday,
but had high hopes of advancing into the $30,000 to win 'Show-Me
100.' Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, things picked
back up in a big way at Wheatland on Sunday night. Chad placed
seventh in his stacked B-Main and later advanced up to third in
the Non-Qualifiers Race. Unfortunately, the Mount Vernon, Iowa
ace was unable to crack the 'Show-Me 100' starting grid, as only
the Non-Qualifiers winner could start at the tail of the 100-lapper.
Full results from the extended weekend in the Show-Me State can
be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Steady in MLRA Triple Shot in Iowa
7, 2017) Chad Simpson and his #25 Brinkman Motorsports
team defended their home state of Iowa in a Lucas Oil MLRA Series
triple shot from May 4-6. Things kicked off with a $3,000 to win
special on Thursday night at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson,
Iowa. Chad won his heat race in preliminary action and later drove
to a strong fourth place performance in the 40-lap feature behind
only race winner Chris Simpson, Tony Jackson, Jr., and Jimmy Mars!
Two more $3,000 to win MLRA spectaculars then took
center stage over the weekend at Davenport Speedway in Davenport,
Iowa and Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa. On
Friday evening at Davenport, Chad placed third in his heat race
and tenth in the 40-lap main event. In Saturday's weekend finale
at Independence, the Mount Vernon, Iowa star finished fourth in
his heat race and tenth once again in the 40-lapper, which ran
caution-free. Full results from the MLRA tripleheader can be accessed
online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Lands on Podium in '17 Lid Lifter at Burlington!
16, 2017) Chad Simpson Racing lifted the lid to their
2017 campaign on Saturday evening, April 15 in the annual running
of the 'Slocum 50' at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa! Chad
Simpson clicked off the fourth fastest lap during the Corn Belt
Clash Super Late Model Series qualifying session prior to scoring
the victory in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap feature
event from the pole position, Chad officially led the first circuit
in the caution-free affair before eventually winding up on the
podium in the third finishing position behind only $10,555 victor
Chris Simpson and runner-up Bobby Pierce. Complete results from
last night in the 'Slocum 50' can be viewed online at www.cornbeltclash.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)