Week for Simpson and Moring Motorsports at I-80
25, 2021) The Moring Motorsports team was hard at it
in five straight days of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series action
at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from July 20-24. Things
kicked off with the 'I-80 Nationals' and Chad Simpson finished
twenty-third in Tuesday's $7,000 to win prelim, while he advanced
up to fourteenth in Wednesday's similar $7,000 to win show. On
Thursday night, Chad won his consolation race to earn the outside
of the tenth row for the start of the 53-lap headliner, which
boasted a $30,000 top prize. The Mount Vernon, Iowa ace was eventually
scored in the nineteenth finishing position of the 'I-80 Nationals.'
Over the weekend at I-80 Speedway, the annual running of the
'Silver Dollar Nationals' took place and a whopping $53,000 payday
was on the line. In double heat race action on Friday, Chad placed
third in his first heat race of the evening, while he landed in
the sixth spot in the final round of prelims. He then grabbed
the fourth transfer spot through his B-Main on Saturday night
to earn the inside of the thirteenth row for the start of the
80-lap main event. When the dust had settled in the Cornhusker
State, Chad was credited with a twentieth place effort in the
'Silver Dollar Nationals.' Full results from the last five days
can be accessed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Simpson Caught Up in
Diamond Nationals Wreck...
18, 2021) Chad Simpson Racing made their way to the state-of-the-art
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on Saturday night, July
17 for the annual running of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals.' Both
the Lucas Oil MLRA Series and the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
presided over the action in the contest, which boasted a $15,000
payday. Chad Simpson grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot
through his stacked heat race and later rolled off from the inside
of the eighth row in the 50-lap main event. Unfortunately, Chad
was swept up in a lap 28 pileup and was eventually placed twentieth
in the final finishing order. Full results from last night's annual
'Diamond Nationals' can be found online by clicking on www.mlraracing.com.
Chad Simpson Runner-Up
in Denny Osborn Memorial!
11, 2021) Chad Simpson, of Mount Vernon, Iowa, was busy
from July 6-10, as he competed in special events in the states
of Iowa and Minnesota. Things kicked off last Tuesday night at
Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa. The 'Denny
Osborn Memorial' was on tap and a $7,200 payday was on the line
for the IMCA Late Model competitors. Piloting a Jay Johnson-owned
#93 entry, Chad advanced up to second in his heat race and later
moved past a trio of competitors during the 60-lap feature event
to land in the runner-up position behind only victor Jeff Aikey!
He then took his own #25 machine to Jackson Motorplex in Jackson,
Minnesota over the weekend for pair of World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series shootouts. On Friday night in the
$10,000 to win opener, Chad timed in second fastest in qualifying
before winning his heat race and slipping back to ninth in the
final rundown of the 40-lapper. At Jackson on Saturday evening
in the $20,000 to win grand finale, Chad placed fifth in his heat
race and battled through a couple of incidents during the 50-lap
main event to salvage a solid seventh place showing. Full results
from all three races can be found online by clicking on the Independence
Race Pass page and www.woolms.com.
(KC Rooney Photo)
Simpson Seventh in Tripleheader
Finale at Burlington
4, 2021) After seeing nothing but rain last weekend,
Chad Simpson entered his own equipment in a trio of $5,000 to
win battles in the Hawkeye State from July 1-3. On Thursday in
a rare DIRTcar Summer Nationals tilt on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport
Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Chad unfortunately missed out on
the 40-lap headliner after finishing sixth in his stacked heat
race and fifth in the B-Main.
Lucas Oil MLRA Series action then fired up over the weekend at
300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa and 34 Raceway in West Burlington,
Iowa. On Friday evening at Farley, Chad placed fourth in his stacked
heat race, but was unfortunately an early retiree in the 40-lapper
and was officially placed twenty-fourth in the final rundown.
In the tripleheader finale on Saturday at Burlington, Chad ran
third in his heat race before starting and finishing the 40-lap
main event in the seventh position. Complete results from all
three weekend contests can be found online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
Chad 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.