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
Show-Me 100 Nightly Results...
28, 2016) The grand finale of the 24th Annual 'Lucas
Oil Show-Me 100' took place in front of a huge crowd tonight at
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Chad Simpson had his
sole focus set on bagging the whopping $30,000 payday that was
up for grabs in the Memorial Day weekend special. By virtue of
his strong preliminary night efforts, Chad locked himself into
the inside of the second row for the start of tonight's 100-lap
extravaganza. During the course of the rough and tumble race,
Chad ran amongst the leaders early in the distance before eventually
winding up thirteenth in the final finishing order of the 'Show-Me
(May 27, 2016) Another $6,000 top
prize was on the line tonight at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil
Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri in a special Tribute to Don and
Billie Gibson event, which was once again co-sanctioned by the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Chad
Simpson knocked down the twelfth fastest time in Group B during
time trials and later moved up to second in his loaded heat race.
The Mount Vernon, Iowa star then picked off four cars during the
40-lapper on his way to a solid eighth place performance.
(May 26, 2016) The 24th edition
of the 'Lucas Oil Show-Me 100' kicked off tonight at the immaculate
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned the
'Cowboy Classic' prelim tonight, which drew 57 competitors to
vie for the $6,000 winner's check. Chad Simpson posted the seventeenth
quickest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to advancing up
to fourth in heat race action. After scoring the victory in his
B-Main, Chad blasted past thirteen competitors during the 45-lap
'Cowboy Classic' en route to a sixth place showing behind only
winner Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, Brandon Sheppard, Shannon
Babb, and Chris Brown!
Scores Top Ten at Oshkosh Speedzone
21, 2016) Chad Simpson Racing invaded Oshkosh Speedzone
Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday evening, May 20 for a
$10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown. Chad
Simpson timed in third quickest in Group A during the qualifying
session and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his
heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the
fifth row, Chad hung around the top ten throughout the distance
before eventually bagging a solid tenth place performance. Complete
results from last night at Oshkosh can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Sixth in Peoria's Chuck Hamilton Memorial
15, 2016) Over a rainy weekend, Chad Simpson and his
#25 team wound up at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on Saturday
evening, May 14 for the annual running of the 'Chuck Hamilton
Memorial,' which was sanctioned by the American Late Model Series
(ALMS). Chad laid down the quickest lap in his group during the
qualifying session, but later wound up third in his heat race
following a four car invert. After rolling off from the inside
of the fifth row in the $5,000 to win headliner, Chad moved past
three competitors during the 50-lapper to score a solid sixth
place showing behind only winner Ryan Unzicker, Billy Moyer, Jr.,
Billy Drake, Billy Moyer, and Jason Feger. Complete results from
last night at Peoria can be viewed online at www.americanlatemodelseries.com.
Seventh at Lee County; Fifth at Davenport
8, 2016) Chad Simpson Racing traveled to Lee County Speedway
in Donnellson, Iowa and Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa
on May 5-6 for a pair of $3,000 to win Lucas Oil MLRA Series shootouts.
On Thursday night in Donnellson, Chad Simpson ran third in his
heat race prior to moving up four spots during the 40-lapper en
route to a solid seventh place performance. On the 1/4-mile oval
at Davenport on Friday evening, Chad won his heat race in preliminary
action and later posted a strong fifth place showing in the 40-lap
headliner behind only winner Chris Simpson, Ryan Gustin, Terry
Phillips, and Jesse Stovall.
Saturday's scheduled MLRA stop at Scotland County
Speedway in Memphis, Missouri was then washed out by Mother Nature.
Full results from Lee County Speedway and Davenport Speedway can
be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
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.