Concludes 2013 Campaign with Liberty 100
(October 13, 2013) Chad Simpson
wrapped up his 2013 racing season on October 11-12 in a busy way,
as he competed in both the Open Late Model and IMCA Late Model
portion of the 'Liberty 100' at the West Liberty Raceway in West
Liberty, Iowa. In open competition on Friday night, Chad won his
heat race and later scored the win in the Race of Champions, which
netted him $1,000. On Saturday evening, Chad won the dash to earn
the pole position for the $3,500 to win main event, but later
slipped back to third in the 50-lapper to finish behind only victor
Chris Simpson and runner-up Jason Utter.
Behind the wheel of a Diercks Motorsports #30 entry, Chad was
also fast in the IMCA portion of the weekend. On Friday night,
Chad won his heat race prior to landing in the seventh position
at the conclusion of the $1,000 to win Race of Champions. At West
Liberty on Saturday evening, the Mount Vernon, Iowa ace advanced
seven spots during the $3,500 to win 'Liberty 100' en route to
a sterling runner-up performance behind only winner Denny Eckrich.
Full results from the busy season-ending weekend can be obtained
by clicking on www.dirtondirt.com.
Chad Simpson Sixth in
MLRA Finale at Lakeside
6, 2013) Chad Simpson and the Brinkman Motorsports team
ventured to the Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas on October
4-5 for the final two Lucas Oil MLRA Series battles of the 2013
racing season. On Friday night, Chad was unfortunately involved
in an early heat race wreck, which caused him to scratch from
the remainder of the $3,000 to win program. At Lakeside on Saturday
evening, Chad ran fourth in his stacked heat race, started from
the outside of the seventh row in the $5,000 to win main event,
and later picked off eight competitors during the 50-lapper en
route to a solid sixth place effort. Complete results from the
Lakeside double-dip can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Knoxville Late Model
Nationals Nightly Results...
28, 2013) The 10th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville
Nationals' wrapped up tonight at the Knoxville (IA) Raceway with
the $40,000 to win crown jewel main event. Chad Simpson, who earned
the nineteenth most points in the two preliminary nights, rolled
off from the inside of the tenth row in tonight's 100-lapper.
The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace stayed out of trouble during the rough
and tumble race and wound up tenth in the final rundown of the
(September 27, 2013) Another $7,000 winner's
check was on the line tonight at Knoxville Raceway, as night two
of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' took place at
the black-dirt oval. Chad Simpson clicked off the fifteenth fastest
lap in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials
and later placed fourth in his heat race. After grabbing the fifth
transfer spot in the B-Main, Chad started the 25-lap main event
from the inside of the last row. Unfortunately, he was involved
in an early-race incident, which the resulted in heavy damage
to his #25 mount and relegated him to a disappointing twenty-third
(September 26, 2013) Chad Simpson and the Brinkman
Motorsports team rolled into the hallowed Knoxville Raceway in
Knoxville, Iowa tonight for the start of the 10th Annual 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' A strong 72 car field converged
on the 1/2-mile Marion County Fairgrounds facility to vie for
the $7,000 top prize. Chad posted the fourteenth quickest lap
in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
and later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his
stacked heat race. After starting the 25-lapper from the outside
of the fifth row, Chad was able to work his way past three competitors
en route to a solid seventh place effort.
Simpson and Diercks Motorsports
(September 22, 2013) Following
a rain-out on Friday night at the Independence (IA) Motor Speedway,
Chad Simpson and Diercks Motorsports invaded the Davenport Speedway
in Davenport, Iowa on Saturday, September 21 for the $3,000 to
win IMCA Deery Bros. Summer Series finale. Chad won his B-Main
to advance into the feature and quickly moved up inside of the
top five. Unfortunately, Chad lost a bout with an inside utility
tire, which knocked the toe out, and retired from the 40-lapper
in the twenty-first position. Complete results from Davenport
can be viewed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
Chad Simpson Finds Farley
Victory Lane in Guest Ride!
15, 2013) Chad Simpson captured his first career IMCA
Deery Bros. Summer Series feature event on Friday night, September
13 at the Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa! Behind the wheel of
the Diercks Motorsports #30 machine, Chad won his B-Main to earn
a coveted starting spot in the 'Yankee Dirt Track Classic' preliminary
feature. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row
in the 40-lapper, Chad blitzed to the front of the field to grab
the point on lap 22. He then led the remainder of the race en
route to the $3,000 payday ahead of Denny Eckrich, Tommy Elston,
Ron Klein, and Jason Rauen. Complete results can be found online
(Dan Busch Photo)
Simpson Finds No Luck
in World 100 at Eldora...
8, 2013) The Chad Simpson Racing team made the journey
to the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September
5-7 for the 43rd edition of the 'World 100.' The expanded three-day
format kicked off with Twin 25s, each of which paid $5,000 to
the winner. On Thursday night, Chad Simpson narrowly missed out
on a coveted transfer spot into the 25-lapper after finishing
fourth in his stacked heat race and third in his B-Main. At the
"Big E" on Friday evening, Chad unfortunately suffered
terminal mechanical problems during hot laps, which forced him
to not only scratch from the night's program, but also from the
$46,000 to win 'World 100' on Saturday. Full results from the
disappointing weekend at Eldora can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Mechanical Woes Strike
Late in MLRA Fall Shootout...
1, 2013) After a couple of weeks away from the racetrack,
the Brinkman Motorsports team and driver Chad Simpson invaded
the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on Saturday
evening, August 31 for the 'MLRA Fall Shootout.' The Lucas Oil
MLRA Series presided over the one-day affair, which boasted a
$3,000 top prize. Chad ran third in heat race action and later
started the 40-lap feature event from the inside of the fourth
row. The Mount Vernon, Iowa star then advanced all the way up
to the second spot late in the race, but terminal problems under
the hood relegated him to a very disappointing sixteenth place
finish. Complete results from last night at Wheatland can be viewed
online at www.mlraracing.com.
Busy Stretch in Home
State of Iowa for #25 Team
(August 14, 2013) Chad Simpson,
of Mount Vernon, Iowa, officially clinched his fourth straight
Corn Belt Clash title tonight at the Cedar County Raceway in Tipton,
Iowa! In the season finale for the CBC gang, Chad started the
$3,000 to win main event from the tail and advanced all the way
up to eighth in the finishing order to secure the point title.
His four straight Corn Belt Clash Championships, paired with a
USRA Championship in 2007 and WDRL Championships in 2008 and 2009,
make seven consecutive touring titles for Chad and his #25 team!!!
(August 13, 2013) The Corn Belt Clash tour took
the #25 team to the Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa
tonight for a $3,000 to win battle. Chad Simpson won his heat
race in preliminary action and later started the 'Miller Lite
50' from the pole position. After pacing the field for the first
37 circuits, Chad settled into the second spot and eventually
claimed a strong runner-up in the 50-lapper behind only race winner
10, 2013) Chad Simpson Racing was back in victory lane
tonight at the Jackson County Speedway in Maquoketa, Iowa! Chad
Simpson advanced past five competitors during his heat race to
finish in the second spot. After starting the 30-lap Corn Belt
Clash feature event from the pole position, Chad dominated the
race en route to the $3,000 triumph over Justin Kay, Jake Meier,
Denny Eckrich, and Chris Simpson. The weekend sweep in his home
state of Iowa netted Chad a cool $6,000! (Mike
9, 2013) Chad Simpson picked up his fourth straight Corn
Belt Clash victory at the Fayette County Speedway in West Union,
Iowa tonight in dominating fashion! Chad moved up six spots in
his heat race to finish second and later started the main event
from the pole position. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace was then the
class of the field throughout the A-Main at the 3/8-mile oval
to record the $3,000 top prize over Chris Simpson, Jake Meier,
Denny Eckrich, and Jason Utter! (Mike
(August 6, 2013) The #25 team found themselves
in the pit area tonight at the West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty,
Iowa for a special 'Tornado Tuesday' program. A $10,000 winner's
check was on the line in the unsanctioned show tonight at West
Liberty. Chad Simpson ran second in his heat race, won the dash,
and later started the 50-lap main event from the pole position.
After leading the feature early, Chad slipped back to finish fourth
in the final rundown behind only winner Jason Utter, Brian Birkhofer,
and Don O'Neal.
(August 5, 2013) Chad Simpson Racing stormed
into the Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa tonight
to start a very busy stretch of racing in their home state. The
World of Outlaws Late Model Series sanctioned a $10,000 to win
showdown tonight at Independence. Chad Simpson laid down the quickest
lap during the qualifying session and later scored the win in
his heat race. After drawing the pole position prior to the 50-lapper,
Chad paced the talented field for the first thirteen circuits.
When all was said and done, he finished a very strong third behind
only race winner Darrell Lanigan and runner-up Shane Clanton.
Chad Simpson Sixth in
26th Annual USA Nationals!
4, 2013) Chad Simpson and his #25 team rolled into the
renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on August
2-3 for the 26th Annual 'USA Nationals.' The World of Outlaws
Late Model Series presided over the historic race, which once
again boasted a hefty $50,000 top prize. On Friday night, Chad
clicked off the fifth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying
and later took the win in his heat race.
After finishing sixth in the dash, Chad started Saturday's 100-lapper
from the outside of the third row. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace
then finished where he started the 'USA Nationals,' as he crossed
underneath the checkers sixth behind only winner Tim McCreadie,
Don O'Neal, Darrell Lanigan, Josh Richards, and Brandon Sheppard.
Full results can be found online at www.woolms.com.
Simpson Invades Webster
City and I-80 this Week...
21, 2013) Chad Simpson Racing competed in a pair of high-profile
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series event from July 17-20 in the
states of Iowa and Nebraska. On Wednesday night, the Hamilton
County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa played host to a $10,000
to win showdown. Chad Simpson posted the fifth quickest lap in
Group B during the qualifying session and later finished third
in his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature event
from the outside of the fifth row, Chad was able to pass three
competitors on his way to a solid seventh place effort.
Over the weekend, the #25 team invaded the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood,
Nebraska for the annual running of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,'
which boasted a hefty $27,000 payday. On Friday night, Chad finished
second in his first heat race and fifth in his second prelim,
which earned him the thirteenth most passing points of the 55
competitors. After rolling off from the inside of the seventh
row in Saturday's 80-lap main event, the Mount Vernon, Iowa star
unfortunately broke on lap 38 and retired in the twenty-fifth
position. Full results from both races can be accessed online
Chad Simpson Seventh
in Summer Nationals at 34
14, 2013) Chad Simpson and his #25 Brinkman Motorsports
team traveled to the 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday
evening, July 13 for a visit by the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals
tour. Chad qualified fourth fastest in his group during time trials
and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race.
After starting ninth on the grid in the $10,000 to win feature
event, Chad worked his way past two competitors during the 40-lapper
to score a respectable seventh place finish. Full results from
last night's "Hell Tour" battle can be found online
Simpson Runner-Up in
Rare Visit to I-35 Speedway
11, 2013) Chad Simpson Racing bolted to the I-35 Speedway
in Mason City, Iowa last night, July 10 for a special mid-week
appearance by the Corn Belt Clash tour. Chad Simpson ran third
in heat race action and later rolled off from the outside of the
second row in the $3,000 to win main event. Chad was then able
to move up two spots during the A-Main to claim a strong runner-up
performance behind only winner and brother Chris Simpson. Complete
results from last night at the 1/2-mile fairgrounds facility can
be accessed online at www.cornbeltclash.com.
Chad Simpson Grabs Fourth
Win of '13 at Sheboygan!
7, 2013) The #25 team celebrated in victory lane for
the fourth time in 2013 on Saturday, July 6 at the Sheboygan County
Fair Park in Plymouth, Wisconsin! Chad Simpson took the win in
his heat race and the dash to earn the pole position for the Corn
Belt Clash feature event. Chad then picked up his 23rd career
series victory and the $3,000 top prize by besting Jason Feger,
Russ Scheffler, Jason Utter, and Brad Mueller!
Earlier in the weekend, the Brinkman Motorsports team was in
action in two more Corn Belt Clash showdowns at the Luxemburg
Speedway in Luxemburg, Wisconsin. On Thursday in the $3,000 to
win weekend opener, Chad ran fifth in his heat race, won the B-Main,
and later moved up twelve positions in the feature to finish sixth.
In Friday's $5,000 to win showdown, Chad advanced up to second
in his heat race before claiming a strong runner-up performance
in the A-Main behind only race winner Jason Feger. Full results
from the holiday weekend tripleheader can be accessed online at
(Shawn Fredenberg Photo)
Pair of Top Fives for
Simpson at I-80 & Adams County
(June 30, 2013) Chad Simpson and the Brinkman
Motorsports team struck out to the I-80 Speedway in Greenwood,
Nebraska and the Adams County Speedway in Corning, Iowa on June
28-29 for a pair of tri-sanctioned (Corn Belt Clash, Lucas Oil
MLRA Series, and MARS DIRTcar Series) showdowns. On Friday night
at I-80, the 12th Annual 'Alphabet Soup' race was held and a $3,700
top prize was on the line. Chad ran third in heat race action
and later picked off five competitors in the A-Main. The Mount
Vernon, Iowa ace wound up fifth in the final rundown behind only
winner Ryan Gustin, Tommy Weder, Jr., Chris Simpson, and Tony
At Adams County on Saturday evening, a $5,000 winner's check
was up for grabs in the annual running of the 'Liberty 50.' Chad
won his heat race and had another top five showing the 50-lapper.
He crossed the finish line in the fourth spot behind only victor
Tony Jackson, Jr., Chris Simpson, and Terry Phillips. Full results
from the action-packed weekend can be viewed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
Simpson Invades Cedar
Lake for Masters Weekend
16, 2013) The Chad Simpson Racing team invaded the renowned
Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on June 14-15 for
the 15th Annual 'Masters' weekend. The UMP Summer Nationals tour
presided over the two-day weekend, which kicked off on Friday
night with a $5,000 to win program. Chad Simpson laid down the
fastest lap in his group during qualifying and later ran second
in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap main event from the
inside of the third row, Chad unfortunately ran into overheating
problems during the race and wound up sixteenth in the final finishing
On Saturday evening, a $10,000 top prize was scheduled to be
on the line in the 'Masters' finale. Unfortunately, Mother Nature
took home the win at CLS and the event was rained-out. Full results
from Friday at Cedar Lake can be obtained by clicking on www.cedarlakespeedway.com.
Chad Simpson Tackles
Expanded DLM Dream
9, 2013) Chad Simpson and the #25 Brinkman Motorsports
team tackled the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June
6-8 for the 19th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' The new expanded
race format kicked off on Thursday and Friday with Twin 25s at
the "Big E." On Thursday night, Chad ran second in his
heat race prior to claiming a strong sixth place effort in the
$2,500 to win main event. At the hallowed high-banks on Friday
evening, Chad grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through
his heat race and later wound up twenty-third in the final rundown
of the $5,000 to win feature event.
Things really heated up at the 1/2-mile facility on Saturday,
as the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' boasted a hefty $100,000 top prize.
Chad started eighth in his loaded heat race and moved up to finish
in the seventh position. However, that would be the last time
that his #25 would hit the racetrack and he was unable to transfer
into the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. Complete results from
the long weekend at Eldora Speedway can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Wells Racing Photography)