Opens Up 2016 at Davenport & Burlington
17, 2016) Chad Simpson and his #25 team kicked off their
2016 racing season over the April 15-16 weekend in a pair of MARS
DIRTcar Series and Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series co-sanctioned
duels in their home state of Iowa. On Friday night at Davenport
Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Chad unfortunately missed out on
the $5,000 to win feature event after running fifth in his heat
race and failing to make the start in the B-Main. At 34 Raceway
in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday evening, the annual running
of the 'Slocum 50' was held and a $10,555 payday was on the line.
Chad finished fifth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and
seventeenth in the 50-lap headliner. Complete results from both
weekend races can be found by logging onto www.cornbeltclash.com.
Champ Aims for Family, Racing Balance
By Lyndal Scranton
(March 2, 2016) Chad Simpson's
offseason has been typically busy, preparing his Victory Circle
race cars for another dirt Late Model season. Other things, even
more important, have grabbed Simpson's attention.
"I have a daughter playing club basketball
and I've been traveling around doing all that stuff," Simpson
said earlier this week from his home in Mount Vernon, Iowa. "It's
As daughter Peyton (10) and son Clay (7) get more
and more involved in activities, Simpson's racing schedule will
be affected. The 2014 Lucas Oil MLRA Series champion said he's
going to "pick and choose" his races carefully in 2016.