- Chad Simpson
- J.C. Wyman
- Mitch McGrath
- Chris Simpson
- Payton Looney
- Tony Jackson Jr.
- Justin Kay
- Jonathan Brauns
- Tyler Bruening
- Dave Eckrich
- Rob Toland
- Allen Murray
- Jordan Yaggy
- Joe Godsey
- Rickey Frankel
- Jay Johnson
- Jeff Riddell
- Spencer Diercks
- Paul Parker
- Will Vaught
- Jeremy Grady
- Billy Drake
- Jeff Roth
- Matt Ryan
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Daily Dirt 02/25/2020 04:02:17
Sanction: Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association - $3,000
Information provided by: Jeremiah Davis of The Inside Track; series reports (last updated May 5, 1:27 pm)
Chad Simpson dominates for Davenport win
Chad Simpson rolled to victory on Davenport's quarter-mile oval.
What won the race: Series points leader Chad Simpson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, led all but three laps Friday on Davenport Speedway's quarter-mile oval for a $3,000 Lucas Oil Midwest LateModel Racing Association victory. Third-starting J.C. Wyman led from the outset, but Simpson took command on an early restart as Wyman settled for second. Series rookie Mitch McGrath was third after improving four positions.
Quotable: "I knew I was going to be in trouble right away," winner Chad Simpson said. "We put new tires on for the start of the race and I knew they wouldn't fire right away, so I was a bit nervous. Then as good as J.C. was on the start I was really nervous. Once I finally got the top rolling in one and two everything felt really good and I just had to get to the bottom of three and four where the traction was."
Key notes: Chad Simpson, the 2014 series champ, scored his ninth career MLRA victory. ... He had his sixth top-five run in seven starts. ... Will Vaught of Crane, Mo., ran third early but retired before halfway. ... Two early cautions slowed the action, the first for a three-car tangle in turn four. ... The fifth MLRA visit in series history at Davenport marked the tour’s second stop the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds facility in two weeks.
On the move: Chris Simpson of Oxford, Iowa, the winner's brother, started 13th and finished fourth.
Winner's sponsors: Simpson's Black Diamond Chassis has a Jay Dickens Racing Engine and is sponsored by Liebe Trucking, GATR Truck Center, Diercks Ltd., Simpson Farms, Graves Oil, Allstar Performance, Wehrs Machine, Dyer's Top Rods, Performance Bodies, Master Built Concrete, Cen-Pe-Co and Phase2Sign Supply.
Points chase: Chad Simpson extended his series points lead.
Car count: 28
Polesitter: Chad Simpson
Heat race winners: Chad Simpson, Payton Looney, Tony Jackson Jr.
Next series race: May 5, La Salle Speedway (LaSalle, IL) $3,000
Editor's note: Corrects lap leaders.