Simpson captures eighth Corn Belt Clash victory
COLUMBUS JUNCTION, Iowa (July 29) — Series points leader Chad Simpson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, led flag-to-flag Thursday at C.J. Speedway for his series-leading eighth victory of the season on the Dart Corn Belt Clash. Simpson, who started outside the front row, earned $2,000 for his victory in the 11th series event of 2010.
Justin Kay of Wheatland, Iowa, finished second followed by hometown driver Jason Utter, who lives just two miles from the track and started his racing career at the track in ’98. Oxford, Iowa, racers Chris Simpson (the winner’s younger brother) and Dave Eckrich rounded out the top five.
Brian Harris of Davenport, Iowa started in the fourth row and raced up to second. But as he was reeling in Simpson, he caught the frontstretch wall on the 14th lap and eventually retired.
The next series event is scheduled for Aug. 13 at Chateau Raceway in Lansing, Minn.
Dart Corn Belt Clash @ C.J. Speedway: (1) Chad Simpson, (2) Justin Kay, (3) Jason Utter, (4) Chris Simpson, (5) Dave Eckrich, (6) Kurt Kile, (7) Kevin Kile, (8) Kevin Sather, (9) Denny Eckrich, (10) Jay Chenoweth, (11) Jake Meier, (12) Nick Marolf, (13) Jason Rauen, (14) Brian Harris, (15) Mike Weile, (16) Justin Mitchell, Ron Boyse.