Closes Out 2016 Season at Knoxville
18, 2016) Chad Simpson Racing tackled another crown jewel
event over the September 15-17 weekend in the Hawkeye State, as
the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa played host
to the 13th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.'
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the
three-day spectacular at the Marion County Fairgrounds oval, which
started with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary showdowns. At
Knoxville on Thursday night, Chad Simpson finished fifth in his
heat race and ninth in the B-Main, which unfortunately caused
him to miss out on the 25-lap feature. On Friday evening, Chad
once again narrowly failed to transfer into the 25-lapper after
running fourth in his heat race and seventh in the B-Main.
After grabbing the second transfer spot through
the B-Main on Saturday, Chad locked himself into the outside of
the thirteenth row for the start of the 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late
Model Knoxville Nationals' finale, which once again carried a
stout $40,000 winner's share. In what was likely his season finale,
the Mount Vernon, Iowa star moved up several positions during
the race and was eventually awarded a nineteenth place effort
after overheating late in the distance. Complete results from
the extended weekend at Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online
Treks East to Eldora Speedway for World 100
11, 2016) The #25 team pulled into the pit area at the
hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 8-10 for
the 46th version of the famed 'World 100.' The three-day crown
jewel extravaganza at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant drew
108 competitors and things kicked off at Eldora with a pair of
$10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night,
Chad Simpson had a commanding lead in his heat race before a bout
with the concrete wall ended his night prematurely and kept him
out of the 25-lap main event. At the "Big E" on Friday
evening, Chad ran sixth in his heat race and third in his B-Main,
which was one mere spot out of a coveted transfer position into
When the calendar flipped to Saturday, all eyes
were fixated on the 'Biggest Dirt Race in the World,' which boasted
a $49,000 top prize and the famed globe trophy. After scouring
the heat race lineups, which were revised and ultimately saw Chad
starting deep in one of the six prelims, the team opted to load
up and scratch from the final night of the 'World 100' weekend.
Complete results from Eldora Speedway can be accessed online at
Climbs to Fourth at Oshkosh Speedzone
28, 2016) Chad Simpson Racing rolled into Oshkosh Speedzone
Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday night, August 26 for the
annual running of the 'George Scheffler Memorial.' Chad Simpson
timed in third quickest in his group during Corn Belt Clash Super
Late Model Series qualifying prior to running third in heat race
action. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in
the $8,000 to win headliner, Chad blitzed past seven competitors
during the 40-lap contest en route to a strong fourth place showing
behind only victor Jimmy Mars, Chris Simpson, and Mitch McGrath.
Saturday's scheduled Corn Belt Clash tilt at Plymouth Dirt Track
in Plymouth, Wisconsin was then washed out by inclement weather.
Full results from the 'George Scheffler Memorial' can be viewed
online at www.cornbeltclash.com.
Battles MLRA Foes at Farley & West Liberty
10, 2016) Chad Simpson and his #25 team were back in
action with the Lucas Oil MLRA Series in a pair of $10,000 to
win mid-week specials at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa and West
Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa on August 8-9. On Monday
night at Farley, Chad unfortunately ran into problems during his
heat race and was forced to scratch from the remainder of the
program. At West Liberty on Tuesday evening, Chad placed fourth
in his heat race prior to running tenth in the 50-lap feature
event. Complete results from both MLRA stops in the Hawkeye State
of Iowa can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Enters USA Nationals Weekend at CLS
7, 2016) Chad Simpson Racing invaded the renowned Cedar
Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from August 4-6 for the
29th edition of the 'USA Nationals.' Things kicked off at the
Badger State speedplant on Thursday night with a $6,000 to win
preliminary program. Chad Simpson timed in ninth quickest in Group
A in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying and
later ran third in his heat race. After starting the 30-lapper
from the inside of the eighth row, Chad spun and wound up completing
only 21 circuits on his way to a twenty-second place performance.
On Friday evening, Chad laid down the sixth fastest
time in Group B during the WOOLMS qualifying session prior to
running second in heat race action, which locked him into Saturday's
$50,000 to win 'USA Nationals.' The Mount Vernon, Iowa star then
rolled off from the outside of the fifth row in the 100-lap grind,
but retired on lap 75, which dropped him to twentieth in the final
finishing order. Full results from the huge weekend at Cedar Lake
can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Pockets $5,000 for Fayette County Fair Win!
31, 2016) Chad Simpson and his #25 team celebrated in
Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series victory lane for a series-leading
32nd time on Friday evening, July 29 at Fayette County Speedway
in West Union, Iowa! Chad swept the night's racing festivities
in his home state, as he set Fast Time in qualifying and won his
heat race prior to bagging the $5,000 windfall in the headliner.
At the checkers, Chad had outdueled Jimmy Mars, Brent Larson,
Dave Eckrich, and Rodney Sanders to claim his second triumph of
the 2016 campaign! Saturday's $5,454 to win Corn Belt Clash tilt
at Lafayette County Speedway in Darlington, Wisconsin was then
halted by inclement weather. Full results from the Fayette County
Fair Race can be located online at www.cornbeltclash.com.
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.