The appears that the dry spell for Chad Simpson is officially over as the Mt. Vernon, Iowa driver captures back-to-back wins on the Corn Belt Clash Series as he backed-up his Thursday night victory with a $3,000 pay day at Fayette County Speedway Friday night for the Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants 40.
A field of 30 CBC Late Models checked into the West Union Fairgrounds track for the annual Fayette County Fair. After picking-up the win in the Kindl LLC Business Solutions Quick Six presented by Pro Power Racing Engines and Grove Automotive, Simpson drew a 6, making him start the field outside of row three. The early leader of the event was the #32 Five Star Shop Services Longhorn Chassis of Chris Simpson who led early with brother Chad in second and pole sitter Curt Martin in third.
Tim Isenberg and Jason Rauen began to move from their deep starting positions as Jason Utter and Dennis Erb broke into the top-five as the field neared the midpoint of the event with the the Simpson brother’s battling out front. A caution for a spinning Jason Rauen brought the field under yellow just past halfway as it was Chad Simpson out front with second now Dennis Erb and Chris Simpson in third with Justin Kay and Tyler Bruening rounding out the top-five.
After a late caution collected several cars, it was Erb who put the pressure on Simpson’s #25 as Erb worked the middle groove while Simpson ran the low line. With only a handful of laps remaining, Erb looked to move into the lead down the backstretch, but Simpson shut the door and was able to extend his lead by a couple of car lengths over Erb and Chris Simpson to take home the victory. Tyler Bruening and Jason Utter rounded out the top-five with Justin Kay, Tim Isenberg, Andrew McKay, Jake Meier and Matt Furman rounding out the top-10.
Isky Racing Cams Heat Race #1 Winner: Aaron Ricketts
Comp Cams Heat Race #2 Winner: Dennis Erb
JE Pistons Heat Race #3 Winner: Chris Simpson
KindlLLC.com Business Solutions Quick Six Winner: Chad Simpson
Hoosier Racing Tire B-Main #1 Winner: Tim Buhler
RACE B-Main #2 Winner: Kurt Kile
Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants 40 Finish:
1. Chad Simpson
2. Dennis Erb
3. Chris Simpson
4. Tyler Bruening
5. Jason Utter
6. Justin Kay
7. Tim Isenberg
8. Andrew McKay
9. Jake Meier
10. Matt Furman
11. Denny Eckrich
12. Pete Parker
13. Kurt Kile
14. Mark Burgtorf
15. Jon Rogers
16. Jason Rauen
17. Tim Buhler
18. Mike Fryer
19. Aaron Ricketts
20. Rob Moss
21. Jim Rychtik
22. Jerry Lierly
23. Dave Eckrich
24. Curt Martin
25. Rick Wendling
26. Charlie McKenna
Hooker Custom Harness Hard Charger Award: Tim Isenberg
AllStar Performance Performer of the Race Award: Dennis Erb
QuickCar Racing Products Award: Charlie McKenna
Landrum Performance Springs Award: Jake Meier
JE Pistons Awards: Chad Simpson
Comp Cams Award: Justin Kay
Quarter Master Award: Dave Eckrich
CV Products Award: Rick Wendling
Hoosier WRS D-55 Tire Draw Winner: Kurt Kile
Corn Belt Clash Official Series Sponsors: JE Pistons, R.A.C.E, Comp Cams, Hoosier Racing Tire, Manley Performance, Isky Racing Cams and Cen-Pe-Co Lubricants
Corn Belt Clash Participating Sponsors: AllStar Performance, QuickCar Racing Products, Callies Performance Products and Two Buff Dudes Inc.
Corn Belt Clash Contingency Sponsors: CV Products, Intercomp Racing Scales, Tiger Rear Ends, Landrum Performance Springs, Hooker Custom Harness, KindlLLC.com Business Solutions, Pro Power Racing Engines, Grove Automotive, OutPace Racing Products, Signs by Design, The Contingency Connection, Countryside Creations, Dirt Late Model Magazine, JD Photography, Bully Dog and Karsyn’s Krusaders
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