Chad Simpson nabs fourth victory at Chateau
LANSING, Minn. (Aug. 10) — Two-time and reigning series champion Chad Simpson of Mount Vernon, Iowa, continued a recent hot streak Friday at Chateau Raceway with his fourth Corn Belt Clash Series victory of the season.
The pole-starting Simpson, who ended a near year-long drought on the circuit on July 26, now has four victories in the last five races on the Iowa-based Super Late Model Series.
The winner's younger brother Chris Simpson of Oxford, Iowa, finished second with Dave Eckrich of Oxford in third. Charlie McKenna of Clear Lake and Jason Rauen of Farley gave Iowa drivers a sweep of the top five. Nick Herrick of West Concord, Minn., was sixth as the top home-state finisher in a 35-lap feature that ran caution-free.
The series moves to the Jackson County Speedway in Maquoketa, Iowa, for a Saturday event.
Corn Belt Clash @ Chateau: (1) Chad Simpson, (2) Chris Simpson, (3) Dave Eckrich, (4) Charlie McKenna, (5) Jason Rauen, (6) Nick Herrick, (7) Jake Meier, (8) Matt Furman, (9) Pete Parker, (10) Tim Isenberg, (11) Joe Ludemann, (12) Dennis Hillson 13) Neil Eckhart, (14) Rick Wendling, (15) Rob Moss, (16) Nick Kramer, (17) Clerence Washburn, (18) Lance Matthees, (19) Jerry Bloom, (20) Doug Herrick, (21) Roger Herrick, (22) Jordan Yaggy. Heat race winners (among 22 cars): Hillson, Dave Eckrich, Rauen.