Seventh in Malvern Bank Knoxville Show
15, 2019) Chad Simpson was a busy driver from September
12-14, as he entered events with both the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series and the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series during
the lucrative 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' weekend
at the storied Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. On Thursday
night behind the wheel of the Moring Motorsports #1 machine, Chad
finished fifth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and twenty-first
in the 25-lap LOLMDS headliner. In a similar $7,000 to win program
on Friday evening, Chad ran fourth in his heat race, third in
his B-Main, and twelfth in the 25-lapper.
By virtue of earning the thirteenth best point total in preliminary
action, Chad rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in
Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.'
Unfortunately while gunning for the hefty $40,000 payday, Chad
drew a lap 9 caution flag and retired early in the crown jewel
headliner to settle for a twenty-ninth place showing. The Mount
Vernon, Iowa ace then competed in his own #25 car in the $4,000
to win Malvern Bank feature event and claimed a solid seventh
place performance. Complete results from the extended weekend
in the Hawkeye State can be accessed online at www.knoxvilleraceway.com.
for Chad Simpson in World 100 at Eldora!
8, 2019) Chad Simpson and the Moring Motorsports team
descended upon the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from
September 5-7 for the 49th edition of the 'World 100,' which kicked
off with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs.
On Thursday night in the weekend lid lifter, Chad finished seventh
in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and nineteenth in the
final rundown of the 25-lap sprint. At the 1/2-mile, high-banked
speedplant on Friday evening, Chad grabbed the fifth and final
transfer spot through his heat race before winding up seventeenth
in the 25-lapper.
When Saturday rolled around at the "Big E,"
a record crowd was in attendance and all eyes were focused on
who would pick up the whopping $52,000 payday in the 'World 100.'
Chad ran third in his loaded heat race to earn the outside of
the eighth row for the start of the 100-lap crown jewel headliner.
The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace then rallied as high as sixth in the
running order of the storied race before being paid for a strong
seventh place showing. Complete results from the most prestigious
event in the Dirt Late Model industry can be located by clicking
(Todd Healy Photo)
Sixth in MLRA Weekend Finale at Quincy
2, 2019) Chad Simpson invaded the pristine Lucas Oil
Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri and Quincy Raceway in Quincy,
Illinois on August 31 and September 1 for a pair of Lucas Oil
MLRA Series tilts. On Saturday evening in the $5,075 to win 'Larry
Phillips Memorial' at Wheatland, Chad ran second in his heat race,
but handling issues on his #25 mount during the 50-lap feature
event relegated the Mount Vernon, Iowa ace to an eighteenth place
showing. At Quincy on Sunday night in a $5,000 to win battle,
Chad finished second again in his heat race prior to placing sixth
in the 45-lap headliner behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Will
Vaught, Mitch McGrath, Jason Papich, and Logan Martin. Full results
from the Labor Day weekend doubleheader can be viewed online at
Steers to Runner-Up Yankee Finish!
24, 2019) Chad Simpson Racing returned to competition
on August 22-23 in the 42nd Annual 'Yankee Dirt Track Classic'
at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa. After finishing sixteenth on a
rubbered-up racing surface in Thursday's $5,000 to win weekend
lid lifter, Chad Simpson won his heat race on Friday night and
later rolled off from the outside of the sixth row in the 50-lap
'Yankee Dirt Track Classic.' With a hefty $12,000 top prize on
the line in the Malvern Bank Super Late Model Series special,
Chad blasted past ten racecars en route to a stellar runner-up
effort behind only victor Justin Kay! Complete results from the
last two days at the former Farley Speedway can be accessed online
Goes for Wild Ride Early at Davenport...
25, 2019) Next up on the racing calendar for Chad Simpson
Racing was a visit to Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa on
Wednesday night, July 24. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series mid-week special drew 25 competitors to the
sprawling 1/2-mile oval to do battle for the $10,000 top prize.
Chad Simpson stopped the clock eleventh quickest overall during
the qualifying session, but later raced up to finish second in
his stacked heat race. After drawing the outside of the third
row before the start of the 40-lap main event, Chad unfortunately
went for a nasty rollover in turn three on the second circuit.
The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace emerged unscathed from the wreck, but
his battered racecar was done for the night and Chad was relegated
to a disappointing twenty-third place showing. Full results from
last night at Davenport can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Transfers into Silver Dollar Nationals
21, 2019) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series found
themselves at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from July 18-20
to preside over the annual running of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals'
and Chad Simpson was in the pit area in the Cornhusker State over
the blazing hot weekend. On Thursday night in the $12,000 to win
'Malvern Bank Go 50,' Chad wheeled the Moring Motorsports #1 machine
to a fifth place finish in his loaded heat race and a ninth place
effort in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the
50-lap feature. In the double set of qualifying heat races on
Friday, Chad placed fifth in his first heat race and third in
his final prelim of the evening. After rolling off from the outside
of the eighth row in Saturday's $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar
Nationals,' the Mount Vernon, Iowa ace wound up being paid for
a twentieth place performance following the completion of the
80-lap crown jewel headliner. Complete results from the three-day
weekend at I-80 can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Battles Outlaws Foes in Iowa & Minnesota
7, 2019) The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model
Series ventured to the states of Iowa and Minnesota on July 5-6
and Chad Simpson looked to defend his home area against the traveling
superstars in a pair of $10,000 to win specials. On Friday night
at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, Chad ran
third in his heat race prior to winding up seventeenth in the
final finishing order of the 50-lap feature event. In the annual
running of the 'Gopher 50' at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley,
Minnesota on Saturday evening, Chad timed in sixth fastest overall
in qualifying, won his heat race, and later slipped back to eleventh
in the final rundown of the 50-lap headliner. Complete results
from both weekend races can be obtained by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Lands Top Fives in Freedom Classic
30, 2019) Chad Simpson Racing invaded Salina Highbanks
Speedway in Salina, Oklahoma from June 28-29 for the annual running
of the 'Freedom Classic,' which was once again sanctioned by the
Lucas Oil MLRA Series. On Friday night in the $3,000 to win weekend
lid lifter, Chad Simpson won his heat race in preliminary action
and ran second during the course of the 30-lapper before settling
for a third place podium effort behind only victor Will Vaught
and runner-up Jesse Stovall. At Salina on Saturday evening in
the $5,000 to win weekend finale, Chad placed second in his heat
race and fifth in the final rundown of the 40-lapper behind only
race winner Jesse Stovall, Terry Phillips, Timothy Culp, and Logan
Martin. Full results from both weekend races during the 'Freedom
Classic' can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Stays Red Hot with Two More MLRA Wins!
22, 2019) Mount Vernon, Iowa native Chad Simpson's win
streak with the Lucas Oil MLRA Series now stands at three following
a pair of series triumphs in the Hawkeye State on June 20-21!
On Thursday night at Cresco Speedway in Cresco, Iowa, Chad won
his heat race in preliminary action and later led all forty circuits
in the A-Main to pocket the $3,000 winner's check ahead of Tyler
Bruening, Will Vaught, Chris Simpson, and Logan Martin. At Rapid
Speedway in Rock Rapids, Iowa on Friday evening, Chad placed second
in his heat race, but quickly found his way to the point on lap
four in the 40-lapper. He then held the lead throughout the remainder
of the feature distance to claim another $3,000 windfall ahead
of Tad Pospisil, Will Vaught, Ben Sukup, and Logan Martin. Complete
results from both MLRA battles can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Records First Win as Car Owner!!
16, 2019) Chad Simpson recorded his first victory as
a car owner on Saturday evening, June 15 in Lucas Oil MLRA Series
action at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa! After scoring the
win in his heat race, Chad started third on the feature grid and
drove to the front of the field to grab the point on the 21st
circuit. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace then led the remainder of
the 40-lapper to pocket the $3,000 paycheck over Chris Simpson,
Mitch McGrath, Jason Rauen, and Joel Callahan. A night earlier
in a $4,000 to win MLRA contest at Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver
Dam, Wisconsin, Chad ran second in his heat race and was up to
second in the 40-lap feature before settling for a strong third
place podium effort behind only victor Will Vaught and runner-up
Mitch McGrath. Full results from the doubleheader weekend can
be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Brandon Barker Photo)
Earns Top Ten in DLM Dream Opener!
9, 2019) The Moring Motorsports team made their way to
the 1/2-mile, high-banked Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from
June 6-8 for the 25th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which got
underway with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs.
On Thursday night at the "Big E," Chad Simpson won his
heat race before placing eighth in the 25-lap feature event, while
he ran fifth in his stacked heat race on Friday evening prior
to advancing to fifteenth in the 25-lapper. At Eldora on Saturday,
all eyes in the pit area were fixated on capturing the whopping
$125,000 top prize in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Chad finished
second in his heat race, but was unfortunately an early retiree
in the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza, as he was relegated to
a twenty-seventh place performance. You can view full results
from the famed Buckeye State facility by pointing your web browser
(Todd Healy Photo)