Simpson on Podium in DLM Dream Prelim!
13, 2021) A lucrative, four-day stretch for the Moring
Motorsports team took place from June 9-12, as a pair of 'Dirt
Late Model Dreams' were held at the famed Eldora Speedway. On
Wednesday in the opening night of the 27th Annual 'Dirt Late Model
Dream' at the Rossburg, Ohio oval, Chad Simpson ran second in
his heat race prior to streaking past a handful of competitors
during his Twin 25 feature to land on the podium in third behind
only $10,000 victor Brandon Overton and runner-up Kyle Bronson.
At the "Big E" on Thursday night, Chad won his heat
race and later started the $127,000 to win headliner from the
outside of the front row. Unfortunately, the Mount Vernon, Iowa
ace ran into issues and wound up twenty-first in the final rundown
of the 100-lapper.
The #1 team then set their sights on the 26th edition of the
'Dirt Late Model Dream' over the weekend at the 1/2-mile, high-banked
speedplant. In Friday's $10,000 to win Twin 25, Chad placed fifth
in his loaded heat race prior to finishing fifteenth at the conclusion
of the 25-lap sprint. At Eldora on Saturday evening, Chad unfortunately
failed to transfer into the $126,000 to win crown jewel extravaganza
after running sixth in his heat race and eighth in his B-Main.
Full results from each of the four days at Eldora Speedway can
be accessed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Simpson Fifth in MLRA
6, 2021) A tripleheader weekend with the Lucas Oil MLRA
Series greeted the #25 team from June 3-5 with events in the states
of Iowa, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. On Thursday night in a $3,000
to win showdown at Maquoketa Speedway in Maquoketa, Iowa, Chad
Simpson placed third in his heat race before starting and finishing
fifth in the headliner behind only race winner Tony Jackson, Jr.,
Chris Simpson, Jeremiah Hurst, and Garrett Alberson!
At Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin on
Friday evening, a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 'River
City Rumble.' After running second in his heat race, Chad was
unfortunately taken out by another competitor, which resulted
in a folded under nose and a disappointing twentieth place performance.
The MLRA triple shot then wrapped up at Deer Creek Speedway in
Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday with a $5,000 to win battle.
Chad slipped to fourth in his stacked heat race before climbing
to finish ninth in the 40-lapper. Full results from the hectic
weekend can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.
Chad Simpson Wins Show-Me
Challenge at Wheatland
30, 2021) The Chad Simpson Racing team made their way
to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri
from May 27-29 for the annual running of the 'Show-Me 100,' which
was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and
the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Following a rain-out on Thursday, both
$6,000 to win preliminary programs were held in a twinbill on
Friday evening in the Show-Me State. Chad Simpson unfortunately
failed to transfer into the 'Cowboy Classic' opener, but was able
to later finish sixteenth in the nightcap, which was actually
held in the wee hours of the morning.
Chad then placed fifth in his B-Main on Saturday night, but later
won the Show-Me Challenge for non-qualifiers and earned the thirty-first
starting spot in the $30,000 to win headliner. The Mount Vernon,
Iowa ace was then an early retiree in the 100-lapper and was eventually
paid for a thirtieth place showing. Complete results from the
'Show-Me 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Simpson has Top Five
Finish Erased at the Scales...
23, 2021) The Moring Motorsports team and driver Chad
Simpson were scheduled to be in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
action on May 21-22 at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa and 34 Raceway
in West Burlington, Iowa. On Friday night in the $12,000 to win
'Truck Country 50' at Farley, Chad placed third in his loaded
heat race and later started the 50-lapper from the outside of
the fifth row. Chad then appeared to survive the attrition-filled
contest with an impressive fourth place finish, but was disqualified
in post-race inspection for allegedly weighing in light at the
scales and was dropped to a twenty-third place showing. Saturday's
$15,000 to win program at 34 Raceway was then unfortunately wiped
out by inclement weather and pushed back to July 15. Complete
results from Friday's stop to 300 Raceway can be accessed online
Chad Simpson an Early
Retiree at Davenport Speedway
16, 2021) Chad Simpson Racing rolled into Davenport Speedway
in Davenport, Iowa on Friday night, May 14 for a visit by the
Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Chad Simpson timed in fifth fastest in
Group B during the qualifying session before slipping to fifth
in his heat race. With passing at a premium during the course
of the night, Chad relied on a series provisional and retired
early from the $3,000 to win headliner in the twenty-third position.
Saturday's $5,000 to win MLRA program scheduled for West Liberty
Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa was unfortunately washed out by
heavy rainfall. Full results from Friday's showdown at Davenport
can be located online at www.mlraracing.com.
Simpson Sixth in Dairyland
Showdown Opener at MTS
9, 2021) The #25 team was in World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series action on May 7-8 at Mississippi Thunder
Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin. On Friday night in the 'Dairyland
Showdown' opener, which paid out $12,500 to the winner, Chad Simpson
timed in fifth fastest in Group B during qualifying, ran third
in his loaded heat race, and later climbed all the way up to sixth
in the 40-lap feature event to finish behind only winner Brandon
Sheppard, Brent Larson, Jimmy Mars, Cade Dillard, and Chris Madden.
In the $22,500 to win 'Dairyland Showdown' finale on Saturday
evening, Chad unfortunately missed out on the 60-lap headliner
after finishing seventh in his heat race and eighth in his B-Main.
Complete results from both weekend races at MTS can be accessed
online at www.woolms.com.
Hectic MLRA Week Headlined
by Sixth Place Effort
18, 2021) Chad Simpson and his #25 team kicked off the
2021 Lucas Oil MLRA Series season in a huge way from April 13-17
in five programs in the states of Nebraska and Iowa. Chad's best
performance of the week came on Wednesday night at Stuart Speedway
in Stuart, Iowa. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace won his heat race
in preliminary action and later raced hard to a sixth place showing
in the 40-lap main event. Chad trailed only $5,000 victor Jesse
Stovall, Garrett Alberson, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Chris Simpson,
and Jake Timm.
Other finishes for the week for the Chad Simpson Racing team
included a thirteenth on Tuesday at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood,
Nebraska, another thirteenth on Thursday on the 1/4-mile oval
at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, a sixteenth on Friday
at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa, and a nineteenth on Saturday
at Burlington in the $10,555 to win 'Slocum 50.' Full results
from all five races can be located online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Chad Simpson Seeks Strong
Start to MLRA Season
26, 2021) Last October Chad Simpson was on the verge
of securing his third career Lucas Oil MLRA title, only to end
up a mere five points shy of the top spot to eventual champion
Jeremiah Hurst when the final checkered flag waved. Now, with
a new Black Diamond Chassis at his ready, the always determined
driver from Mount Vernon, IA is excited to get back on track and
see where the season takes him. (Fast
While he admits losing out on the 2020 title was disappointing,
it has not deterred the team from coming back even stronger in
2021. “It was definitely tough when it was all said and
done to know that we lost by five points, knowing that we were
to get one more night in and unfortunately that got cancelled
on us due to weather. At the end of the day, like I told my guys,
you know we gave it up braking a driveshaft at Farley earlier
in the year and having a flat tire at Moberly when we were leading.
We gave plenty of opportunity and I feel like we gave the championship
up rather than losing it just by some mistakes and DNF’s
on our behalf.”
The 2020 MLRA campaign found the “Duece Nickel”
collecting 13 top 10’s and 7 top 5’s, including four
podium finishes en route to finishing as the series runner-up.
While he didn’t visit MLRA victory lane he did collect a
pair of feature wins at Mississippi Thunder Speedway, a track
that now finds itself on the current MLRA schedule for the first
time in 2021. | full
Wild West Shootout Nightly
Results from Arizona
17, 2021) The six-race 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries
wrapped up tonight at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway, as a whopping
$25,000 payday was up for grabs in the 'Shaw Trucking 50.' Chad
Simpson clicked off the eleventh quickest lap in Group B during
the qualifying session and later ran fifth in his loaded heat
race. After grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main,
Chad was unfortunately caught up in an early wreck during the
50-lap grand finale and subsequently retired in the twenty-first
(January 16, 2021) Next up at Arizona Speedway
was the penultimate event of the 15th Annual 'Wild West Shootout,'
as another $5,000 winner's check was on the line for the Super
Late Models at the Queen Creek, Arizona oval. Chad Simpson qualified
eighteenth fastest in Group A during qualifying prior to running
sixth in his heat race and eleventh in his B-Main. Unfortunately,
Chad was unable to transfer into the 40-lap headliner that was
ultimately won by Tyler Erb.
(January 15, 2021) The fourth event of the 2021
'Wild West Shootout' miniseries took center stage tonight in the
desert, as yet another $5,000 to win program was held at Arizona
Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. Chad Simpson toured the Copper
State oval twelfth fastest in Group A during qualifying before
running third in his stacked heat race. The Mount Vernon, Iowa
ace then started the 30-lap sprint from the inside of the ninth
row and was able to advance up to the thirteenth spot when the
checkered flag flew over the stellar field.
(January 13, 2021) After a few days off in the
15th edition of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries, action heated
back up earlier tonight at Arizona Speedway with another $5,000
to win shootout. Chad Simpson stopped the clock thirteenth fastest
in Group B during the qualifying session and later placed sixth
in his loaded heat race. After grabbing the third and final transfer
spot through his B-Main, Chad was an early retiree in the 30-lap
sprint with mechanical woes and was relegated to a twenty-fourth
(January 10, 2021) Round two of the annual 'Wild
West Shootout' miniseries took center stage in the desert tonight,
as another $5,000 top prize was up for grabs at FK Rod Ends Arizona
Speedway. At the Queen Creek, Arizona facility during the qualifying
session, Chad Simpson started off his evening by laying down the
fourteenth quickest lap in Group B. After finishing fifth in his
loaded heat race, Chad was unfortunately unable to earn a coveted
transfer spot through his B-Main and was forced to watch the 40-lap
main event that was eventually won by Ricky Thornton, Jr.
(January 9, 2021) Chad Simpson and his #25 team
kicked off the 2021 racing season earlier this evening in the
'Wild West Shootout' opener at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway in
Queen Creek, Arizona! After timing in seventh fastest in Group
B during qualifying and finishing fifth in his loaded heat race,
Chad earned the second transfer spot through his consolation event.
The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace then rolled off from the outside of
the eleventh row in the 40-lap feature event and steered past
fourteen competitors during the $5,000 to win affair to hard charge
to an eighth place performance!