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Simpson Secures Third Career MLRA Title!

(October 16, 2022) Chad Simpson officially secured his third career Lucas Oil MLRA Series Championship on October 14-15 in the final weekend of the 2022 season at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois! Chad ran second in his heat race on Friday night at the St. Louis-area oval before bringing his #25 machine home in the ninth finishing position in the $5,000 to win feature. During Saturday's $7,000 to win season finale, Chad placed fourth in his stacked heat race and eleventh in the 40-lapper. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace collected two MLRA wins on the season en route to the $20,000 title, which was his first as both an owner and a driver! Complete results from Tri-City Speedway can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)


Chad Simpson Wins Second of 2022 at Sycamore!

(October 2, 2022) Chad Simpson, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, picked up his second Lucas Oil MLRA Series checkered flag of 2022 on Friday night, September 30 in the 'Harvest Hustle' opener at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois! Chad clicked off the second quickest lap during qualifying before securing a heat race triumph. After starting the A-Main from the outside of the front row, Chad led each and every circuit in the 40-lapper to pocket the $5,000 winner's check ahead of runner-up Brian Shirley, Jason Feger, Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Dennis Erb, Jr.!

In Saturday's annual 'Harvest Hustle' finale, a $7,000 top prize was up for grabs for the cars and stars racing with the MLRA tour. Chad posted the fourth fastest time in qualifying prior to winning another heat race. After rolling off from the pole position in the 50-lap headliner, the current series point leader brought home a steady fourth place performance behind only victor Jason Feger, Jeff Larson, and Brian Shirley! Complete results from Sycamore Speedway can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)


No Luck for Simpson in Knoxville Nationals...

(September 19, 2022) Chad Simpson was in the pit area at the sprawling Knoxville Raceway from September 15-18 for the 18th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' Things kicked off at the Knoxville, Iowa facility with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night in the opener, Chad unfortunately suffered motor issues in his own #25 machine during his heat race and was not able to advance into the 25-lap feature event. Behind the wheel of Jay Johnson's #93 entry on Friday evening, Chad placed seventh in his heat race and tenth in the B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 25-lapper.

Following a wash out of Saturday's grand finale, the $50,000 to win crown jewel headliner took place on Sunday afternoon at the Marion County fairgrounds 1/2-mile oval. Chad ran eighth in the B-May yesterday, but only the top six finishers transferred into the 50-lap main event that was ultimately won by Jonathan Davenport. Complete results from Knoxville Raceway can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)


Chad Simpson Fast Over Labor Day Weekend

(September 5, 2022) Lucas Oil MLRA Series point leader Chad Simpson and his #25 team ventured to the states of Kansas and Missouri with the tour from September 2-4 for a pivotal Labor Day weekend triple shot. On Friday night at Lakeside Speedway in Kansas City, Kansas in the $5,000 to win weekend opener, Chad had troubles in his heat race, but later started the 30-lap feature from the outside of the ninth row. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace then rallied past twelve competitors en route to a strong sixth place showing.

An $8,500 top prize was then up for grabs on Saturday evening at the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Chad advanced to fourth in his heat race prior to blasting past nine racecars during the 40-lapper on his way to a stellar fourth place effort behind only victor Tony Jackson, Jr., Mason Oberkramer, and Logan Martin. At Randolph County Raceway in Moberly, Missouri on Sunday, a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the 2nd edition of the 'Wiener Nationals.' Chad won his heat race in preliminary action before moving up to third to land on the podium of the 30-lap headliner behind only winner Jackson, Jr. and runner-up Billy Moyer, Jr.! Complete results from the past three days can be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com. (Todd Boyd Photo)


Grinding Wreck Ends Simpson's Weekend Early

(August 26, 2022) Chad Simpson and his #25 team invaded Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa on Thursday night, August 25 for the first of what was supposed to be a three-race 'Quad Cities 150' weekend. Chad knocked down the seventh quickest lap in Group A during World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series qualifying before running third in his heat race.

After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the $10,000 to win headliner, Chad unfortunately went for a wild ride and endured a grinding wreck when he slipped over the turn four banking early in the 40-lap race. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace emerged relatively unscathed from the serious incident, but was relegated to a disappointing twenty-fourth place effort and was forced to skip the remainder of the 'Quad Cities 150' weekend. Complete results from Davenport Speedway can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)


Chad Simpson Winds Up Third at Dubuque!

(August 19, 2022) The Chad Simpson Racing team rolled into Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa on Thursday night, August 18. The MARS Racing Series roared into the Hawkeye State oval to sanction a $5,000 to win throwdown. Chad Simpson ran third in his heat race and later started the 40-lap feature from the outside of the fourth row. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace then got up on the wheel during the headliner, drove up to as high as second in the running order, and was ultimately paid for a third place podium performance behind only winner and brother Chris Simpson and runner-up Ryan Unzicker! Complete results from last night at Dubuque Speedway can be viewed online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)


Simpson New Lucas Oil MLRA Point Leader!

(August 14, 2022) The #25 team entered a trio of Lucas Oil MLRA Series showdowns in the Hawkeye State from August 11-13 and were able to knock down three strong performances! On Thursday night at C.J. Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa, Chad Simpson placed fourth in his loaded heat race prior to picking off two competitors during the $8,000 to win headliner on his way to a steady sixth place effort. The run - coupled with a Johnny Scott no show - gave the Mount Vernon, Iowa standout the top spot in the latest version of the MLRA Series point standings!

The action then quickly shifted to the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa on Friday evening, as a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs. Chad ran second in his heat race prior to advancing past three racecars during the 30-lapper on his way to a stellar runner-up showing behind only victor Spencer Diercks. In Saturday's $5,000 to win weekend finale at Maquoketa Speedway in Maquoketa, Iowa, Chad finished third in his heat race and fifth in the A-Main behind only winner Tony Jackson, Jr., Chris Simpson, Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Spencer Diercks. Complete results from each of these three races can be found online by clicking on www.mlraracing.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)


Chad Simpson Eleventh in Silver Dollar Nationals

(July 25, 2022) Next up on the racing calendar for the #25 team was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from July 21-24 for the annual running of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' On Thursday night in the 'Dirt Track Bank Go 50,' Chad Simpson stopped the clock fifth quickest in Group B during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session before grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in the $12,000 to win feature, Chad was able to move up two positions during the 50-lap contest to land in the fourteenth spot.

At the Cornhusker State speedplant on Friday, two rounds of heat races helped determine the starting lineup for the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which boasted a hefty $53,000 top prize. Chad finished fourth in his first heat race of the evening, while he blasted up to fifth in round two. By virtue of earning the twelfth most passing points, the Mount Vernon, Iowa ace started the 80-lap headliner, which was pushed back to Sunday due to inclement weather, from the outside of the sixth row. Chad then fought hard for a top ten showing in the crown jewel extravaganza before ultimately being paid for a steady eleventh place performance. Complete results can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)


Simpson Fifth in Stuart Opener; Tenth at I-70

(July 17, 2022) The Chad Simpson Racing team was busy in the states of Iowa and Missouri from July 11-16. Things kicked off with the XR Super Series in a pair of $20,000 to win throwdowns at Stuart Speedway in Stuart, Iowa. On Monday night, Chad Simpson won his heat race in preliminary action, ran second much of the 50-lap feature distance, and eventually placed fifth at the checkers behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, Ryan Gustin, and Mike Marlar. At Stuart in a similar show on Tuesday evening, Chad ran third in his loaded heat race and thirteenth in the 50-lapper.

Next up were a pair of Lucas Oil MLRA Series and Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series co-sanctioned battles at I-70 Motorsports Park in Odessa, Missouri and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. At I-70 on Thursday, Chad finished seventh in his heat race prior to climbing nine spots during the $10,000 to win main event to nab a strong tenth place performance. In the 'CMH Diamond Nationals,' which boasted a $15,000 top prize on Saturday at Wheatland, Chad ran fifth in his heat race before winning his B-Main and winding up fifteenth in the final rundown of the caution-free 50-lap headliner. Complete results from each of these races can be accessed online at www.racexr.com and www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)


Chad Simpson Busy at Davenport & Deer Creek

(July 10, 2022) Chad Simpson and his #25 team were in action with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from July 6-9 at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa and Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota. On the 1/4-mile Davenport oval on Wednesday, a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the single day showdown. Chad ran fifth in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later retired early in the 40-lap feature in the twenty-fourth finishing position.

At Deer Creek, a trio of races - that were also co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series - made up the annual running of the 'Gopher 50.' In Thursday's $5,000 to win preliminary event, Chad finished fifth in his heat race, but later won his B-Main and advanced up to eleventh in the 25-lap sprint. On Friday night in a similar $5,000 to win prelim, Chad placed fifth once again in his heat race, but a tussle in his B-Main with another competitor caused him to unfortunately miss out on the 25-lapper.

In front of a standing-room-only crowd on Saturday evening, a whopping $50,000 paycheck was on the line in the 'Gopher 50' grand finale. Chad grabbed the second transfer spot through his B-Main and later rolled off from the outside of the tenth row in the 75-lap headliner. At the checkers, the Mount Vernon, Iowa ace was paid for a nineteenth place performance in the mega-event. Complete results from each day of racing action can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)


Simpson a Strong Runner-Up in Slocum 50!

(July 3, 2022) Following a rain-out on Friday night at C.J. Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa, Chad Simpson invaded 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday evening, July 2. The Lucas Oil MLRA Series presided over the annual running of the 'Slocum 50' and a $10,555 winner's check was on the line.

Chad stopped the clock fifth quickest overall during the qualifying session prior to securing a convincing heat race triumph. After starting the 50-lapper from the outside of the front row, Chad pressured leader Dennis Erb, Jr. late in the distance before capturing a strong runner-up performance. The Mount Vernon, Iowa standout still sits second in the latest version of the MLRA Series point standings. Complete results from last night at 34 Raceway can be viewed online by clicking on www.mlraracing.com. (Todd Healy Photo)


Chad Simpson Pockets $5,000 at Off Road!

(June 26, 2022) Mount Vernon, Iowa standout Chad Simpson celebrated in victory lane for the first time in 2022 on Saturday night, June 25 in the 'Renegade 50' finale at Off Road Speedway in Norfolk, Nebraska! Chad timed in third quickest overall in Lucas Oil MLRA Series qualifying prior to securing a victory in his heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the second row, Chad led on two different occasions from laps 24-32 and 34-50. At the checkers, he was celebrating a $5,000 triumph over a top five that included runner-up Johnny Scott, Justin Zeitner, Kolby Vandenbergh, and Ben Schaller!

Earlier in the weekend at Off Road Speedway, a $3,000 winner's check was up for grabs on Friday evening with the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Chad stopped the clock second fastest overall during time trials and later placed second in his heat race. He then worked his way past a couple of cars during the 30-lap headliner to land on the podium in third behind only victor Johnny Scott and runner-up Justin Zeitner. Chad is currently second in the latest version of the MLRA point standings exiting the Cornhusker State! Complete results can be found online at www.mlraracing.com. (Todd Boyd Photo)


Simpson Salvages Eleventh at Davenport

(June 17, 2022) Chad Simpson Racing ventured to Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa on Thursday night, June 16, as the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour paid a visit to the 1/4-mile oval for a $5,000 to win throwdown. Chad Simpson laid down the second quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session prior to securing a popular heat race triumph. After drawing the pole position for the 40-lap feature, Chad unfortunately slipped over the banking on the first circuit and had to salvage a good finish from there. At the conclusion of the contest, the Mount Vernon, Iowa ace had rallied back to an eleventh place effort. Complete results from last night at Davenport can be viewed online by clicking on www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)


Chad Simpson Transfers into Dream Prelim

(June 12, 2022) Chad Simpson and his #25 team made their way to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-11 to enter both the 'Eldora Million' and the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Following a washout on Wednesday evening in the Buckeye State, the entire 'Eldora Million' program was contested on Thursday. In the daytime preliminary event, which boasted a $12,000 payday, Chad narrowly missed out on the 25-lap feature after finishing sixth in his heat race and third in his B-Main. A similar story was unfortunately told later that night in the $1,002,022 to win 'Eldora Million,' as Chad placed sixth in his stacked heat race and fourth in his B-Main.

When the weekend rolled around at the "Big E," all eyes were focused on the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' On Friday night during the $12,000 to win preliminary show, Chad ran sixth in his heat race once again, but later picked up the victory in his B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the eleventh row in the 25-lap sprint, which was contested on Saturday afternoon due to rain, Chad brought home a twenty-first place performance. Later that night in the $128,000 to win 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' the Mount Vernon, Iowa standout finished tenth in his heat race and later scratched from his B-Main. Complete results from each day at Eldora Speedway can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)


Simpson Blitzes to Fifth in Show-Me 100!

(May 29, 2022) The Chad Simpson Racing team made their yearly Memorial Day weekend pilgrimage to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri for the running of the 'Show-Me 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned the crown jewel extravaganza from May 26-28, which was scheduled to kick off with a pair of $6,000 to win preliminary programs. Following a rain-out on Thursday night, Chad Simpson earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session on Friday prior to running fourth in his stacked heat race. He then placed second in his B-Main before picking off nine cars during the 40-lapper to grab a thirteenth place performance.

All eyes in the pit area were then fixated on capturing the $50,000 top prize on Saturday evening in front of a huge crowd. By virtue of racking up the twelfth most points during preliminary action, Chad was able to start the 100-lap crown jewel headliner from the outside of the sixth row. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace then streaked past seven competitors during the course of the extra distance affair to land inside of the top five in the storied race. At the checkers, Chad was paid for an impressive fifth place effort behind only race winner Chris Ferguson, Ricky Thornton, Jr., Tim McCreadie, and Jimmy Owens! Complete results from the 'Show-Me 100' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)


Chad Simpson Busy in Hawkeye State

(May 23, 2022) It was a busy week for the #25 team from May 18-22 with a trio of lucrative events in the Hawkeye State. On Wednesday evening at Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa, a $22,022 top prize was up for grabs in a Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series shootout. Chad Simpson placed fifth in his stacked heat race, but was unfortunately an early retiree in the 50-lap feature and was relegated to a twenty-first place showing.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series then took center stage with a pair of events at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. At Farley on Friday night in a $12,000 to win battle, Chad ran second in his heat race, but a late flat tire helped drop him to twelfth at the unfurling of the checkered flag in the 50-lapper. Following a rain-out on Saturday at 34 Raceway, Sunday's rain-postponed tilt boasted a $15,000 payday. Chad finished fifth in his loaded heat race prior to moving up to twelfth by the end of the caution-free 50-lap headliner. Complete results from all three weekend races can be found online at www.floseries.com and www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)


Simpson Solid During Dairyland Showdown at MTS

(May 8, 2022) Following the rain-out of the scheduled Lucas Oil MLRA Series races in Missouri on May 6-7, the Chad Simpson Racing team ventured north to Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin for the final two nights of the 'Dairyland Showdown.' On Friday evening a $10,000 to win prelim, Chad Simpson knocked down the third quickest lap in Group A during World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series qualifying before securing a victory in his heat race. After drawing the third starting spot in the 40-lap feature, Chad wound up slipping back to finish eleventh in the final rundown.

At MTS on Saturday night, a whopping $50,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 'Dairyland Showdown' grand finale. Chad placed fifth in his loaded heat race prior to earning the second transfer spot through his B-Main. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace then steered past seven competitors during the 75-lap headliner to leave the Badger State facility with a solid twelfth place effort. Complete results from both WOOLMS programs can be found online at www.woolms.com. (Highside Race Shots)

 

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