Chad Simpson Unveils 2019 Plans; Driving for Moring Motorsports in Special Events!

(MOUNT VERNON, IOWA) After his fifteen year run with car owners Bud and Denise Brinkman came to an end in October 2018 with a $5,500 'Fall Nationals' win at Lucas Oil (MO) Speedway and a Lucas Oil MLRA Series Championship, there were questions about what Chad Simpson would do for an encore in 2019. The Mount Vernon, Iowa native will field his own race team during the course of the '19 season, which is slated to kick off on April 12-13 during the season-opening MLRA doubleheader at the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Chad will unload his #25 Black Diamond Chassis, which will once again be powered by a Jay Dickens Racing Engine, to vie for the $3,000 top prize in both events that make up the 6th Annual 'Spring Nationals.'

Chad is also very happy to announce today that he will pilot the famed Moring Motorsports machine in select special events throughout the year for car owner Larry Moring and crew chief Ronnie Stuckey. Chad, who is scheduled to drive the #1 car for the first time in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series triple shot in Iowa and Minnesota in mid-May, will also enter the 'Dirt Late Model Dream, the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' the 'World 100,' and the 'Knoxville Late Model Nationals' for the Forreston, Illinois-based team.

"It has been a busy off-season trying to figure out what exactly I was going to do for 2019, but I'm very excited about fielding my own team and driving for Moring Motorsports this year," exclaimed Simpson, who is a two-time MLRA Champion and a six-time Corn Belt Clash titlist. "It is expensive to run your own Super Late Model program, but I have a great group of returning sponsors from my days with Brinkman Motorsports plus several new sponsors that are jumping on board with Chad Simpson Racing in 2019. I have to thank all of them for their support, as well as Larry Moring and Ronnie Stuckey for the opportunity to drive the brown #1 car. That takes a lot of burden off of me - driving for myself now - to show up at the big races at Eldora, I-80, and Knoxville and know that I'm in the best possible equipment."

Chad Simpson Racing would like to thank the following new sponsors for their support in 2019: Ideal Ready Mix, Michelle Ruefer Chiropractic, Triple M Customs, Allgaier Performance Parts,, and Yaggy Transportation. Returning sponsorship will come from the following group of valued supporters: Liebe Trucking, CR Feed and Fibers, Graves Oil, Wehrs Machine & Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Allgaier Racing Shocks, Marty and Cherry Getting, Performance Bodies, Black Diamond Chassis, Simpson Farms, Five Star Shop Service, Swift Springs, Midwest Frame and Axle, and JCD Trucking.

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Bellm Kicks Off 2019 Sprint Car Season with I-30 Speedway Double

Lonnie Wheatley, NIXA, Mo. (March 28, 2019) – Ready to get the 2019 Sprint Car season under way, Kyle Bellm and the Nixa, Missouri-based No. 14k Sprint Car team will make the journey to Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway for a pair of events this weekend.

The two-day affair that unfolds on Friday and Saturday atop the high-banked, ¼-mile clay oval is a combined ASCS Mid-South, ASCS Sooner and ASCS Lone Star event.

It will mark Bellm’s first I-30 Speedway action since the 2017 edition of the track’s famed Short Track Nationals.

“It’s one of my favorite places that I haven’t got a win at yet,” Bellm commented.  “I’ve got a lot of top fives there and seconds and thirds, we just haven’t finished the deal.  Hopefully we can make that happen this weekend.”

It will kick off a season of approximately 45-50 events with a varied mix of ASCS National and Regional events along with a few 410-ci starts mixed in as well.

“We’ll be able to pick and choose for the most part where we want to run and try to get as many wins as we can along the way,” Bellm comments.  “And we’ll get to test the 410 waters a little bit too, it’s looking like it should be a really fun season of racing for us.  We’re all excited about it.”

Bellm’s complete tentative schedule of 2019 events is available at

Last year, Bellm racked up three wins among 14 overall top-fives and 19 top-tens in 31 starts. 

“I feel like our 360 program is strong, we’re a top-five contender about anywhere we go so there’s no reason that we won’t add more wins this year,” Bellm concludes.

Bellm will be looking for that first W of 2019 this weekend atop the ¼-mile I-30 Speedway clay oval.

The Kyle Bellm Racing efforts are made possible with support from marketing partners including Greenworks Nursery, Landscapes Awarded, Christian County Collision Repair, Bybee Lawn Care, PPG Automotive Finishes, Colorvision, Schure Built Suspensions, Schaeffers Racing Oil and Park West Retirement Living.

2018 Quick Stats:  31 races, 3 wins, 14 top-fives, 19 top-tens.

Up Next: ASCS Mid-South/Sooner/Lone Star at Little Rock’s I-30 Speedway on Friday and Saturday.

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McIntosh Endures Challenges of the POWRi Turnpike Challenge – Donnie Ray Crawford Memorial this Weekend

Lonnie Wheatley, BIXBY, Okla. (March 28, 2019) – Last week’s Lucas Oil POWRi National Midget “Turnpike Challenge” in Oklahoma proved to be a challenge for young Cannon McIntosh.

The 16-year-old from Bixby, OK, displayed dazzling speed over all four nights of competition aboard the Dave Mac Motorsports Toyota-TRD Spike No. 08 Midget but found little luck to accompany that speed.

“It was a tough week,” the winner of USAC’s recent Shamrock Classic commented.  “We were fast, but we just couldn’t finish the night out.  We just have to focus on the next race and put the results together.”

With no Midget racing action slated for this weekend, McIntosh will break out the Micro Sprint for this weekend’s Donnie Ray Crawford Memorial at Tulsa’s Port City Raceway on Friday and Saturday.

Last week’s four-race POWRi Midget set in Oklahoma began at Creek County Speedway near Tulsa with McIntosh winning his qualifying race to earn the sixth starting position among the field of 59 entries.  However, a cut right rear tire while battling for position at the midway point limited him to a 15th-place finish on the night after a quick tire change.

With action shifting to Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway on both Friday and Saturday, McIntosh found himself among the lead mix on both evenings only to have Lady Luck shy away.

After battling past NASCAR Xfinity title contender Christopher Bell on the final lap for a heat race win and then a strong qualifying race showing, McIntosh gridded Friday’s feature in third and soon found himself in second.  Reeling in the race leader a dozen laps into the 30-lapper, the battery came loose and cut the potential victory drive short.

McIntosh bounced right back on Saturday night, racking up the most points in heat race and qualifying race action to earn the pole position for the feature event.  Battling challenging track conditions, McIntosh fell back several spots before climbing back to fourth and moving in to challenge Bell for third on the final lap when the fuel pickup dislodged and forced the car to lose power.

Sunday’s “Turnpike Challenge” finale at Tulsa’s Port City Raceway came to an abrupt end when McIntosh went for a turn three flip on the final lap of heat race action after dicing for another car for runner-up honors.  While he was able to return for “C” Main action, he was buried too deep to overcome the previous incident.

McIntosh will look to turn his fortunes around at this weekend’s Donnie Ray Crawford Memorial before Midget action resumes.

Along with Toyota-TRD, other marketing partners making the 2019 slate of events possible includes Sanders and Associates, Car and Fleet, Mobil 1, Speedway Engine Development, Best Graphics, Fieldhouse Gear, Precision Inspection, Panels by Smoke, Walker Performance, Sanders Wheels, American Discount Brake and Muffler, D&N Fabrication, Darling Ingredients, PJ’s and Hinds Family.

2019 Quick Stats:  16 races, 1 win, 5 top-fives, 6 top-tens.

Up Next: Micro Sprint Cars “Donnie Ray Crawford Memorial” at Tulsa’s Port City Raceway on Friday and Saturday.

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Bacon Posts Pair of POWRi Midget Top Tens During Turnpike Challenge

Lonnie Wheatley, TULSA, Okla. (March 28, 2019) – Brady Bacon got to a enjoy four nights of racing close to his native Broken Arrow, OK, home during last week’s POWRi Turnpike Challenge.

Pulling double-duty aboard the Kelly Hinck-owned TKH Motorsports/Dahmer Powertrain No. 21h entries in the Midget and Micro Sprint Car ranks, Bacon raced to a pair of top-ten Midget finishes and scored three podiums in Micro action including a win at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway on Friday night.

“We only had one race in the Midget together before this, but we’re getting things dialed in better and better each night out,” Bacon said.  “And we’ve always gone well in the Micro and that continued.”

Bacon began the four-night set in the Sooner State by racing to a 12th-place finish in the POWRi National Midget feature at Creek County Speedway before improving to a ninth-place run on the first of two nights at Oklahoma City’s I-44 Riverside Speedway.

After being collected in an early incident that cut Saturday’s feature short in Oklahoma City, Brady returned to Tulsa’s Port City Raceway and rallied from the 15th starting position to capture a fifth-place finish.

“It was nice to get back to the track where I started at and to be able to have a good run,” Bacon commented.

After a ninth-place Micro run at Creek County on Thursday, Bacon was in the lead mix the rest of the way amongst the Micro ranks with a Friday night win and then runner-up finishes on both Saturday at Oklahoma City and then Sunday at Port City.

With this weekend’s scheduled USAC National Sprint Car event at Lawrenceburg Speedway postponed due to inclement weather, Bacon’s next scheduled event is next Friday’s USAC East Coast Sprint Car event at Central Pennsylvania’s Williams Grove Speedway.

Brady Bacon Racing is bolstered by the support of partners including Mean Green, Fatheadz Eyewear, Imperial Wagyu Beef,, Tel-Star Technologies, B&S Cattle, Lykins Oil, Elliott’s Custom Trailers, Triple X Race Co., Hoosier Tire, XYZ Machine, Factor4, Heath Clips Lawn Care, FK Indy, Engler Machine and Tool, Lucas Oil, FK Rod Ends, Keizer Wheels, Purple Heart Foundation, Brown and Miller Racing Solutions, Smiley’s Racing Products, DMI, Walker Filters, ProGlide Coatings, Chalk Stixx, Wilwood Engineering, Lajoie Seats, Smith Precision Products, Allstar Performance, Simpson Racing Products, Driver Websites, Schroth Racing, Saldana Racing Products, KSE Racing Products, King Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers.

2019 Quick Stats:  19 races, 1 win, 8 top-fives, 11 top-tens.

Up Next:  USAC East Coast Sprint Cars at Williams Grove Speedway (Mechanicsburg, PA) on Friday, April 5.

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Reutzel Finishes Out World of Outlaws California Swing after Best Finish of the Year

Lonnie Wheatley, CLUTE, Texas (March 28, 2019) – Aaron Reutzel and the Baughman-Reutzel Motorsports No. 87 Sprint Car team are set to finish out this month’s NOS Energy Drinks California swings with a pair of events this weekend after last weekend’s double fell early to rain.

This week’s action for the Folkens Brothers Trucking/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution Triple-X team takes place at Hanford’s Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds on Friday night and then the Perris Auto Speedway on Saturday night.

While it will be the reigning All Star Circuit of Champions titlist first visit to Perris on Saturday, it will be his second visit to the Kings Fairgrounds after posting a 17th place finish with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour eight years ago in February of 2011.

Reutzel enters the weekend after another pair of strong runs with the World of Outlaws at Chico’s Silver Dollar Speedway and then the Stockton Dirt Track on March 15-16.  After early Chico struggles, Reutzel salvaged a solid 11th-place finish that netted Hard Charger honors and the rallied from 12th to capture fourth atop a rough Stockton surface the following night aboard the Precision Catalyst/Hollywood Blasting & Coating/Beard Equipment entry.

His first visit to Silver Dollar Speedway got off to an inauspicious start before rallying through the “B” Main to earn the 24th starting position for the feature.

“We struggled until the end of the night,” Reutzel comments.  “We were so tight early that I couldn’t hardly stay on the racetrack.”

The Nattress Construction/Momentum Racing Suspensions crew made improvements as the night progressed though.

“We finally got freed up enough by the ‘B’ Feature and went from tenth to get the final transfer,” Reutzel recalls.

From there, Reutzel sliced through the feature field, cracking the top ten at one point before ultimately settling for 11th at the stripe and Hard Charger honors.

“We got up to ninth, then I hit a hole really bad and bottomed out the right front and broke the shaft off of the shock,” Reutzel explains.

Moving on to Stockton on Saturday the 16th, a qualifying effort of 16th was followed up by a third-place heat race run that found the team gridded 12th in the feature event.

“We were too tight again in qualifying, so we had some work to do again,” Reutzel recalls.

Starting 12th, an opening lap mishap put Reutzel back to 20th.  Reutzel was on the wheel from there, ripping through the field all the way to fourth by race’s end on a rough surface with the top three within reach at the line.

“We got freed up for the ‘A” and the car was really good,” Reutzel says.  “On the first lap, everyone checked up and I swerved to miss and slid off the track.  That put us way back, but we came back up through the field.  It was rough, but I was able to drive right through the holes.  It was a blast to race on.”

With his first top-five of the season in the books, Reutzel will look to add more and perhaps a first win of the season in this weekend’s events at Hanford and Perris.

2019 Quick Stats:  14 races, 1 top-five, 6 top-tens.

Next Up:  World of Outlaws Sprint Cars at Hanford, California’s Keller Auto Speedway at Kings Fairgrounds on Friday and then Perris (CA) Auto Speedway on Saturday.  Those unable to attend in person can call all the action live via PPV at

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