When purchasing your tickets, pit
passes, camping spots, merchandise, and other items online for
the upcoming 'Dirt Million' on August 24-25 at Mansfield (OH)
Motor Speedway, please select Chad Simpson as your driver at checkout.
The top four drivers that accumulate the most reward points will
have an automatic provisional starting spot in the lucrative feature
event, which will pay well over $100,000 to win. Click on www.dirtmillion.com/chadsimpson
to view his profile page and make purchases! Thanks for your support!!!
Tackles Hell Tour in Joliet, IL
17, 2018) Dropping in on the grueling UMP DIRTcar Summer
Nationals tour, Chad Simpson competed for the $10,000 top prize
on Saturday evening, June 16 at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway
in Joliet, Illinois. Chad knocked down the second fastest lap
in his group during qualifying prior to running second in his
loaded heat race. After starting the 30-lap main event from the
outside of the second row, Chad unfortunately slipped high following
an early race restart and ultimately fell back to eighth in the
final finishing order. Complete results from the "Hell Tour"
stop in Joliet can be accessed online at www.thehelltour.com.
Runner-Up in Show-Me 100 Opener!
27, 2018) The Chad Simpson Racing team invaded the state-of-the-art
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 24-26 for the
26th version of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100,' which was co-sanctioned
by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA
Series. The three-day crown jewel spectacular at the 3/8-mile
facility kicked off with a pair of preliminary programs - each
of which paid $6,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Chad Simpson
placed second in his heat race prior to storming all the way up
to second in the 45-lap feature to trail only winner Scott Bloomquist
at the checkers. At Wheatland on Friday evening, Chad unfortunately
could not advance into the 40-lapper after finishing eighth in
his heat race and fifth in his B-Main.
By virtue of racking up the eleventh most points during preliminary
action, Chad started Saturday's 100-lap headliner from the inside
of the sixth row. The Mount Vernon, Iowa native fought hard for
a top ten showing the $30,000 to win contest before settling for
a twelfth place performance. The Complete results from the Show-Me
State can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Leads at Deer Creek; Finishes on Podium!
20, 2018) Mount Vernon, Iowa ace Chad Simpson continued
the strong start to his 2018 campaign on Saturday evening, May
19 in the 'NAPA North Star Nationals' at Deer Creek Speedway in
Spring Valley, Minnesota. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
invaded the Gopher State to sanction the $12,000 to win shootout.
Chad knocked down the quickest lap overall during qualifying to
secure Fast Time honors prior to claiming the victory in heat
race action. After starting the 50-lap feature event from the
pole position, Chad officially led laps 21-31 of the headliner
before settling for an impressive third place showing behind only
victor Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Bobby Pierce! Full results
from last night at Deer Creek can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Dazzles at Davenport for First 2018 Win!
6, 2018) Current Lucas Oil MLRA Series point leader Chad
Simpson reached victory lane for the first time in 2018 on Friday
evening, May 4 on the 1/4-mile at Davenport Speedway in Davenport,
Iowa! Chad won his heat race in preliminary action and later grabbed
the point on lap four of the main event. He then led the remainder
of the 40-lap feature distance to claim the $3,000 top prize ahead
of JC Wyman, Mitch McGrath, Chris Simpson, and Payton Looney.
On Saturday night, May 5 in another $3,000 to win MLRA showdown
at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois, Chad ran second in his
heat race prior to moving up to second in the 'Land of Lincoln
40' to trail only victor Will Vaught at the unfurling of the checkered
flag. Full results from both weekend programs can be viewed online
Grabs MLRA Series Point Lead!!
29, 2018) Chad Simpson - in his final year with Brinkman
Motorsports - grabbed the Lucas Oil MLRA Series point lead over
the April 27-28 weekend following a pair of $3,000 to win throwdowns
at Thunderbird Speedway in Muskogee, Oklahoma and Legit Speedway
Park in West Plains, Missouri! On Friday night in Muskogee, Chad
won his heat race, led the first nine circuits in the feature,
and eventually settled for a strong runner-up performance behind
only victor Jesse Stovall. At West Plains on Saturday evening,
Chad won his heat race in preliminary competition before winding
up fifth in the final rundown of the 40-lapper behind only winner
Tony Jackson, Jr., Austin Rettig, Jesse Stovall, and Scott Crigler.
Full results from both weekend programs can be viewed online at
Lands on Podium in Slocum 50!!
22, 2018) The Brinkman Motorsports team and driver Chad
Simpson were back in Lucas Oil MLRA Series action over the April
20-21 weekend in their home state of Iowa. On Friday night in
a $5,000 to win battle at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa,
Chad ran second in his heat race and was running second in the
30-lap main event when he hit the wall hard, which dropped him
to sixteenth in the final finishing order. At 34 Raceway in West
Burlington, Iowa on Saturday evening, a $10,555 top prize was
up for grabs in the annual 'Slocum 50.' Chad laid down the quickest
lap overall during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors, won his
heat race, and later placed third in the 50-lap headliner behind
only victor Shannon Babb and runner-up Chris Simpson! Complete
results from both weekend races can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Nabs Pair of Top Fives in Thaw Brawl!
1, 2018) Chad Simpson and the Brinkman Motorsports team
kicked off their final season together on March 30-31 at LaSalle
Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois, as the Lucas Oil MLRA Series presided
over the 7th edition of the 'Thaw Brawl.' On Friday night in the
$5,000 to win weekend opener, Chad timed in second fastest in
Group A during qualifying, won his heat race, and later claimed
a strong fifth place performance in the 50-lapper behind only
winner Shannon Babb, Ricky Weiss, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Brandon
Sheppard. During Saturday's 'Thaw Brawl' finale at the 1/4-mile
bullring, which carried a whopping $15,000 paycheck, Chad won
his heat race once again in preliminary action and led the first
seventeen circuits of the 75-lap main event before winding up
fourth in the final finishing order behind only race winner Chris
Simpson, Rusty Schlenk, and Ricky Weiss! Full results from the
'Thaw Brawl' doubleheader can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Eager to Start Silver Anniversary Season!
22, 2018) When Chad Simpson jumps behind the wheel of
his potent Brinkman Motorsports #25 Black Diamond Chassis next
weekend at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois to the lift the
lid on his 2018 campaign, he will be embarking on the start of
his 25th season of racing! Chad started racing go-karts in 1993
at the age of fourteen and later moved up to full-bodied stock
cars in 2000. Just four years later in 2004, Chad joined forces
with current car owners Bud and Denise Brinkman and the team has
racked up numerous special event wins - highlighted by a 2015
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triumph at the storied Knoxville
(IA) Raceway - and eleven series championships (6 Corn Belt Clash,
2 WDRL, 1 MLRA, 1 Indee Open, and 1 USRA)!
What will make this Silver Anniversary season for the Mount Vernon,
Iowa native so emotional and bittersweet is that this will be
the FINAL CHAPTER for Brinkman Motorsports. While Chad's racing
career is far from over, Bud and Denise have decided that 2018
will be the final year of car ownership and they will be selling
out their equipment at the conclusion of the season. According
to Chad, "They have had a lot of fun at the racetrack over
the years and enjoyed racing with me, but they are ready to do
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