Chad Simpson tops MLRA field at Dubuque
by Mike McGuireDUBUQUE, Ia. (June 15, 2019) – Chad Simpson put his name into the record books as the first ever Lucas Oil MLRA feature winner at the Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway. Simpson not only had to outrace his competitors, but also the approaching rain showers that would prevent one of the support class features from being completed.Simpson started the 40-lap A-Main from the third starting position, behind Tyler Bruening and series point leader Will Vaught. Chad would take the lead from Bruening on lap 21, in heavy lapped traffic.Caution flags peppered the second half of the feature, eliminating several cars running in the top five. The race’s final caution was for Bruening, who had mechanical trouble with four laps to go.The final restart saw Chad Simpson hold off his brother Chris for the win. Mitch McGrath finished third with local racers Jason Rauen and Joel Callahan rounding out the top five.
Other feature winners of the evening were Tyler Soppe in SportMods, David Brandies in Stock Cars, and Ron Barker in A.I.R.S. competition. The Modified feature was rained out. The next racing event for DRT TRAK Racing Inc. will be the Mid-Summer Madness at West Liberty Raceway on Saturday, August 10th.
Dubuque Fairgrounds Speedway
June 15, 2019 –
Lucas Oil MLRA Late Models
Heat #1: 1. Chad Simpson; 2. Jeremy Grady; 3. Jeremiah Hurst; 4. Dave Eckrich; 5. Jake Neal;Heat #2: 1. Tyler Bruening; 2. Will Vaught; 3. Chris Simpson; 4. Spencer Diercks; 5. Mitch McGrath;Feature: 1. Chad Simpson; 2. Chris Simpson; 3. Mitch McGrath; 4. Jason Rauen; 5. Joel Callahan; 6. Spencer Diercks; 7. Joseph Gorby; 8. Logan Martin; 9. Dave Eckrich; 10. Jake Neal; 11. Jeremy Grady; 12. Tim Simpson; 13. Tyler Bruening; 14. Jeremiah Hurst; 15. Will Vaught; 16. Justin Kay; 17. Skip Frey; 18. Luke Goedert;
Feature: Stock Cars Feature:
1. David Brandies; 2. Matt Picray; 3. Chris Hinrichs;
Sport Mods Feature:
1. Tyler Soppe; 2. Austin Heacock; 3. Jerry Miles; 4. Jacob Ellithorpe; 5. Travis Fecht; 6. Rory Becker; 7. Rayce Mullen;
1. Ron Barker; 2. Bruce Yoerger; 3. Matt Hudspeth; 4. Dennis Etten; 5. RJ Lank; 6. Dan Kessler; 7. Brian Gade; 8. Dave Meyer; 9. Tim Bader; 10. Chris Rollinger; 11. Travis Heier; 12. Craig Adams; 13. Walt King;