Sanction: Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series (Diercks' Governor's Cup Iowa State Championship) - $2,000
Information provided by: Christian Dundee (last updated September 12, 10:38 am)
Simpson collects $2,000, Governor's Cup opener
Diercks' Governor's Cup Iowa State Championship
- Chad Simpson
- Justin Kay
- Brian Harris
- Paul Parker
- Jason Rauen
- Jason Utter
- Nick Anvelink
- Spencer Diercks
- Mark Burgtorf
- Denny Eckrich
- Chuck Hanna
- Ray Guss Jr.
- Dave Eckrich
- Matt Furman
- Lyle Zanker
- Matt Ryan
- Mark Rose
- Jay Chenoweth
- Mike Fryer
- Greg Wagner
- LeRoy Brenner
Chad Simpson heads to a 30-lap victory on Davenport's quarter-mile.
What won the race: Series points leader Chad Simpson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, led all 30 laps from the pole, collecting $2,000 for his 31st career Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series victory in the opening event of the Diercks' Governor's Cup Iowa State Championship.
Key notes: The feature's initial start was called back. ... Dave Eckrich spun on lap 26. ... Davenport hosts the Corn Belt Clash for a two-race weekend. ... Friday's opener paid $2,000-to-win, while Saturday's finale offers a $5,000 top prize. ... Friday's program was contested on Davenport's quarter-mile layout, while Saturday's action moves to the half-mile. ... The driver with the best average finish between the two programs will be crowned the Iowa Governor's Cup champion. ... Hometown driver Matt Ryan clinched the track's IMCA Late Model title over Andy Nezworski.
On the move: Justin Kay of Wheatland, Iowa, advanced from the 11th starting spot to claim a runner-up finish.
Winner's sponsors: Simpson's No. 25 carries sponsorship from Allstar Performance, Diercks Ltd, Farm Bureau Financial Services, GATR Truck Center, Graves Oil, Liebe Trucking, Master Built Concrete, Simpson Farms and Wehrs Machine & Racing Products.
Points chase: Simpson has a 57-point lead over Jason Utter through Friday's event.
Car count: 21
Polesitter: Chad Simpson
Heat race winners: Matt Ryan, Chad Simpson, Denny Eckrich
Next series race: September 12, Davenport Speedway (Davenport, IA) $5,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.