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.
Simpson Eighth in $30k
Silver Dollar Nationals at I-80
20, 2014) Chad Simpson and his #25 Brinkman Motorsports
team strolled into I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July
18-19 for the 4th edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which
was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series and the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series. On Friday night during preliminary action,
Chad won his first heat race from the sixth starting spot, while
he charged past four competitors during his second heat race to
finish in the runner-up position.
By virtue of those two stellar efforts, Chad earned himself the
outside of the front row for Saturday's $30,000 to win headliner.
The current MLRA Series point leader hung around towards the front
of the stellar field throughout the 80-lap distance before eventually
winding up eighth in the final rundown. Full results from the
'Silver Dollar Nationals' can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Chad Simpson Battles
LOLMDS Foes in Double-Dip
13, 2014) Chad Simpson Racing followed the Lucas Oil
MLRA Series schedule to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois
and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri over the July 11-12
weekend for a pair of $10,000 to win battles, which were co-sanctioned
by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. On Friday night at Granite
City, Chad Simpson ran fourth in his heat race prior to moving
up six spots in the 'Battle at the Beach 50' en route to a solid
eighth place performance. At Wheatland on Saturday evening, Chad
finished sixth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and eleventh
in the annual running of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals.' Both showdowns
were taped by the television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production
Studios for broadcast later in the year. Full results from the
weekend can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Simpson Flexes Muscle
During Freedom Classic at Salina
6, 2014) Chad Simpson and his #25 team were back on the
Lucas Oil MLRA Series trail on July 4-5 in the inaugural 'Freedom
Classic' at Salina Highbanks Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma. On
Friday night at the pristine facility, Chad won his heat race
in preliminary action and later started fourth on the grid in
the $3,000 to win feature event. During the course of the 30-lap
headliner, Chad moved up to second and eventually netted an impressive
runner-up performance behind only victor Terry Phillips.
At Salina on Saturday evening, a $5,000 top prize was on the
line in the holiday weekend finale. Chad won his heat race once
again and later sat on the pole of the 40-lap main event. After
leading the first eighteen circuits, the Mount Vernon, Iowa star
unfortunately suffered a flat tire and was forced to restart from
the tail of the talented field. Chad eventually salvaged a tenth
place effort in night two of the 'Freedom Classic.' Following
the doubleheader at Salina, Chad still finds himself atop of the
MLRA point standings! Full results can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Chad Simpson Eighth at
Humboldt; Fourth at Mayetta
22, 2014) The Chad Simpson Racing team followed the Lucas
Oil MLRA Series to the state of Kansas on June 20-21 for a pair
of $3,000 to win events. On Friday night at Humboldt Speedway
in Humboldt, Kansas, Chad Simpson ran third in his heat race prior
to finishing eighth in the final rundown of the caution-free 40-lap
headliner. At Thunder Hill Speedway in Mayetta, Kansas on Saturday
evening, Chad notched another third place effort in his heat race
and later climbed to fourth in the A-Main to finish behind only
winner Terry Phillips, Jeremy Payne, and Jason Krohn. The Mount
Vernon, Iowa ace still finds himself on top of the MLRA point
battle following the Kansas double-dip. Full results from both
venues can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Lucas Oil MLRA Series
Tripleheader Nightly Results...
14, 2014) The #25 team wrapped up the Lucas Oil MLRA
Series tripleheader weekend tonight at Randolph County Raceway
in Moberly, Missouri with another $3,000 to win program. Chad
Simpson finished second in heat race action and later climbed
three spots during the A-Main to earn yet another third place
performance behind only victor Ryan Gustin and runner-up Terry
(June 13, 2014) Chad Simpson Racing roared into
Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa tonight for another $3,000
to win Lucas Oil MLRA Series tilt. Chad Simpson paced the 31 car
field during qualifying, as he set Fast Time on the evening. Following
a heat race triumph, Chad started the 40-lapper from the outside
of the second row. The current MLRA point leader - for the second
straight night - drove up to third to finish on the podium behind
only winner Terry Phillips and runner-up Ryan Gustin.
(June 12, 2014) Lucas Oil MLRA Series point
leader Chad Simpson kicked off a huge tripleheader weekend tonight
at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa! Chad ran second
in heat race action and later started the $3,000 to win feature
from the outside of the second row. The Mount Vernon, Iowa native
then moved up one spot during the 30-lapper and crossed underneath
the checkers third behind only race winner John Anderson and runner-up
Simpson Closes Out Memorial
Day Weekend at Boone
26, 2014) The ultra-busy Memorial Day holiday weekend
concluded tonight for Chad Simpson at Boone Speedway in Boone,
Iowa. The IMCA Deery Bros. Summer Series rolled into Boone to
preside over a $3,000 to win showdown. Chad finished third in
heat race action and battled for a top five spot early in the
feature event. Unfortunately, the Mount Vernon, Iowa native ran
into problems late in the going and wound up nineteenth in the
final rundown tonight at Boone. Full results can be viewed online
22nd Annual Lucas Oil
Show-Me 100 Nightly Results...
24, 2014) Things wrapped up tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway
in Wheatland, Missouri, as the final night of the 22nd Annual
Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100' took place in front of a huge crowd and
a host of television cameras. Chad Simpson ran fourth in his consolation
race tonight, but later received a Lucas Oil MLRA Series provisional
to gain access into the $30,000 to win crown jewel main event.
After starting twenty-ninth on the grid in the 100-lap extra-distance
affair, Chad wound up placing twenty-second in the final finishing
(May 23, 2014) The stakes were raised tonight
at Lucas Oil Speedway, as preliminary action was held for the
22nd edition of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100,' which boasts a hefty
$30,000 payday. A total of 65 drivers took part in time trials
tonight for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil
Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) co-sanctioned event
at the Wheatland, Missouri facility. Chad Simpson posted the fourteenth
quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later
finished sixth in his stacked heat race. Chad will roll off from
the inside of the third row in B-Main #3 tomorrow evening at the
(May 22, 2014) The huge three-day Lucas Oil
'Show-Me 100' weekend kicked off tonight at the state-of-the-art
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri with the inaugural running
of the 'Cowboy Classic,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil
MLRA Series. Chad Simpson timed in eleventh fastest in Group A
during the qualifying session and later grabbed the third and
final transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner
Jared Landers and runner-up Jimmy Owens. After starting the $5,045
to win main event from the inside of the seventh row, Chad charged
up through the talented field to battle for a top five before
ultimately slipping back to finish ninth in the final rundown
of the 45-lapper.
Top Fives for Simpson
in Muskogee MLRA Double-Dip!
18, 2014) Chad Simpson, who is the current Lucas Oil
MLRA Series point leader, enjoyed another strong weekend with
the series on May 16-17 in a doubleheader at Outlaw Motorsports
Park in Muskogee, Oklahoma. On Friday night in a $2,000 to win
show, Chad won his heat race from the third starting spot and
later rolled off from the outside of the second row in the 30-lap
feature event. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace then stayed near the
front of the field throughout the distance before claiming a solid
fourth place effort behind only winner Will Vaught, Terry Phillips,
and Billy Moyer.
At Muskogee on Saturday evening, a $3,000 paycheck awaited the
cars and stars of the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Chad ran second in
heat race action and was up to second in the 40-lap feature until
the final lap when he was passed by Terry Phillips. At the checkers,
Chad found himself in the third position behind only victor Billy
Moyer and runner-up Phillips. Complete results from the double
take at Outlaw Motorsports Park can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Chad Simpson Fifth at
Davenport; Runner-Up at Maquoketa!
11, 2014) Current Lucas Oil MLRA Series point leader
Chad Simpson was in action over the May 9-10 weekend in his home
state of Iowa, as a pair of $3,000 to win races took place at
Davenport Speedway in Davenport and Jackson County Speedway in
Maquoketa. On Friday on the 1/4-mile at Davenport, Chad advanced
five spots in his heat race to finish third and later claimed
a solid fifth place effort in the caution-free 40-lapper, as he
trailed only winner Chris Simpson, Terry Phillips, Brian Birkhofer,
and Ryan Gustin at the checkers. In a rare trip to Maquoketa on
Saturday, Chad won his heat race in preliminary action prior to
vaulting up to second in the 40-lap A-Main to finish an impressive
runner-up behind only victor Travis Dickes. Complete results from
the MLRA / Corn Belt Clash double-dip can be viewed online at