Simpson Ready to Defend MLRA Championship!
(January 13, 2015) Chad Simpson,
of Mount Vernon, Iowa, announced today that he will defend his
2014 Lucas Oil MLRA Series Championship and will gun for back-to-back
point titles! Chad and the Brinkman Motorsports team will kick
off their 2015 campaign with the first two races on the MLRA schedule,
which will be April 3-4 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska.
Along with all of the MLRA race dates, Chad has also added several
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, World of Outlaws Late Model
Series, MARS DIRTcar Series, and UMP DIRTcar Series shows to his
'15 schedule. To see where you can catch the #25 team in action
this year, simply click on the SCHEDULE
page of the website!
Simpson Clinches MLRA
Title with Wheatland Runner-Up!!!
12, 2014) Chad Simpson and the Brinkman Motorsports team
secured the 2014 Lucas Oil MLRA Series Championship over the October
10-11 weekend at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland,
Missouri. The two-day 'Fall Nationals' weekend at Wheatland was
scheduled to start with a $3,000 to win program on Friday night,
but Mother Nature had other plans and washed out the opener.
On Saturday evening, the MLRA finale went off without a hitch
and a $5,000 top prize was on the line. Chad won his heat race
in preliminary action and later started the 50-lap headliner from
the inside of the fourth row. The Mount Vernon, Iowa star then
climbed all the way up to second in the 'Fall Nationals' to record
an impressive runner-up effort behind only race winner Ryan Gustin.
"The car was good - we just needed a little more right rear,"
said Simpson following his own 2014 season finale. "These
championships, they're just amazing. We really wanted to get a
win in the series this year. We're consistent, we've got good
equipment, we've got good cars. We made so many changes this year,
for us to still run as consistent as we did, just tells a lot
about our whole team." Full results from Wheatland can be
accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Lucas Oil Late Model
Knoxville Nationals Nightly Results
27, 2014) The culmination of a long weekend at Knoxville
Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa took place tonight and a whopping $40,000
winner's check was up for grabs in the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville
Nationals' finale. By virtue of his solid point total from Thursday,
Chad Simpson was locked into the twenty-first spot for the start
of the 100-lap grind. In front of a huge crowd and the television
cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios, Chad improved eleven
positions during the crown jewel main event to lay claim to a
strong tenth place performance!
(September 26, 2014) Another $7,000 top prize
was on the line tonight at Knoxville (IA) Raceway in round two
of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' Chad Simpson
qualified tenth fastest in Group B during time trials and later
placed eighth in heat race action. Chad then earned the fourth
and final transfer spot through the C-Main prior to finishing
nineteenth in the B-Main. Unfortunately, the Mount Vernon, Iowa
ace was unable to transfer into the 25-lap main event, which was
won by fellow Hawkeye State driver Brian Birkhofer.
(September 25, 2014) Following a long layoff,
the Chad Simpson Racing team roared into the hallowed grounds
of Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa tonight for the opening
round of the 11th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.'
Chad Simpson knocked down the second quickest lap in Group B during
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session, but later
wound up sixth in his loaded heat race after the eight car invert.
Following a triumph in the B-Main, Chad started the $7,000 to
win headliner from the inside of the tenth row. The Mount Vernon,
Iowa native then ran into motor problems during the 25-lap sprint
and was placed twenty-third in the final finishing order.
Chad Simpson Battles
Back to Post Top Five at Wheatland
31, 2014) After a rain-out on Friday evening at Farmer
City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, the #25 team headed to
the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri
on Saturday night, August 30 for another pivotal Lucas Oil MLRA
Series battle. Chad Simpson ran sixth in his heat race, but later
won his B-Main to transfer into the $3,000 to win main event.
After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the 40-lap
headliner, Chad was able to storm past twelve competitors in the
wild race to claim a fifth place effort. The current MLRA point
leader finished behind only winner Tony Jackson, Jr., Jack Sullivan,
Jesse Stovall, and Mark Burgtorf. Complete results from last night
at Wheatland can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Simpson Bags $6,000 for
George Scheffler Memorial Win!
24, 2014) Following a rain-out on Thursday night at Luxemburg
(WI) Speedway, Chad Simpson picked up the biggest win of his 2014
season on Friday, August 22 at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh,
Wisconsin! Chad won his heat race from the ninth starting spot
and later recorded the victory in the dash to earn the pole position
for the annual running of the 'George Scheffler Memorial.' Chad
then proceeded to dominate the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series
show, as he led from flag-to-flag to secure the $6,000 payday
over A.J. Diemel, Jason Utter, Jimmy Mars, and Jason Rauen!
The Corn Belt Clash tour then took the #25 team to Plymouth Dirt
Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin on Saturday evening, August 23 for
a $3,000 to win tilt. Chad gained four spots in his heat race
to finish second and later wound up fourth in the dash. The Mount
Vernon, Iowa star then advanced all the way up to second in the
A-Main and eventually notched a strong runner-up performance behind
only victor Jason Utter. Complete results from both weekend races
can be found online at www.cornbeltclash.com.
Another Busy Week for
Simpson in Iowa and Nebraska
(August 9, 2014) Mother Nature
washed out the planned second night of the 'King of the Hill Late
Model Shootout' tonight at Junction Motor Speedway in McCool Junction,
Nebraska. Overnight thunderstorms with heavy rains saturated the
speedway grounds forcing the cancellation of night two of the
annual event, which was slated to pay $3,000 to the winner.
(August 8, 2014) The #25 team was back on the
Lucas Oil MLRA Series trail tonight in night one of the 'King
of the Hill Late Model Shootout' at Junction Motor Speedway in
McCool Junction, Nebraska. Chad Simpson won his heat race in preliminary
action and later started the $2,000 to win feature event from
the outside of the second row. Chad then moved up to third in
the 25-lap race to land on the podium behind only winner Ryan
Gustin and runner-up Terry Phillips!
(August 5, 2014) Another busy week for Chad
Simpson Racing kicked off tonight at the nearby West Liberty Raceway
in West Liberty, Iowa. A special 'Tornado Tuesday' event took
place and 22 competitors had their sights set on the $10,000 payday.
Chad Simpson enjoyed a strong run throughout the 50-lap affair
and was eventually credited with a fourth place effort behind
only winner Brian Birkhofer, Chris Simpson, and Jason Feger.
Simpson Invades Cedar
Lake Speedway for USA Nationals
3, 2014) Chad Simpson Racing traveled north to the renowned
Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from July 31-August
2 for the 27th Annual 'USA Nationals.' Things kicked off at Cedar
Lake on Thursday night with a $6,000 to win preliminary program,
which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Late Model Series.
Chad Simpson clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying
and later placed third in his stacked heat race. Unfortunately,
Chad was only able to complete six circuits in the 40-lap headliner
and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-eighth place performance.
At CLS on Friday evening, Chad timed in eighteenth quickest in
Group A during WOOLMS qualifying prior to finishing sixth in his
stacked heat race. Following a fourteenth place effort in Saturday's
consolation race, the Mount Vernon, Iowa native was unfortunately
forced to watch the $50,000 to win 'USA Nationals' from the stands.
Complete results from the extended weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway
can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Chad Simpson Scores First
Corn Belt Win of '14 Season!
26, 2014) Chad Simpson, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, scored
his first Corn Belt Clash victory of the 2014 campaign tonight
at Lafayette County Speedway in Darlington, Wisconsin! Chad ran
second in heat race action and later started the headliner from
the inside of the fourth row. Chad then made his way to the front
and overtook leader Billy Moyer, Jr. in the middle stages of the
race. He picked up the $3,000 payday ahead of Moyer, Jr., Dave
Eckrich, Jason Utter, and Mike Fryer! (Mike
(July 25, 2014) Following Independence, the
#25 team rolled into Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa tonight
for a Corn Belt Clash tussle, which boasted a $3,000 payday. Chad
Simpson gained two spots in his heat race to finish in the fifth
position and later started the 40-lap feature from the outside
of the seventh row. Chad then blitzed to the front of the field
and led much of the second half of the race before settling for
a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Jason Utter.
(July 24, 2014) The Chad Simpson Racing team
pulled into the pit area tonight at Independence Motor Speedway
in Independence, Iowa, as the Hawkeye State venue greeted the
World of Outlaws Late Model Series with a $10,000 to win program.
Chad Simpson laid down the fifth quickest lap during the qualifying
session and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his
heat race. After starting the 50-lap main event from the inside
of the sixth row, Chad eventually wound up being paid for twentieth
at the pay window.