Chris Simpson Takes Home Cedar County Checkers



A strong field of 32 Corn Belt Clash Late Models ventured to Al and Kathy Dlouhy’s Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa for the $3,000-to-win event. Benefitting from the Kindl LLC Business Solutions Fast Dash Re-Draw that placed him on the pole for the event, Simpson jumped out to an early lead and set a torrid early pace.

Even after several early cautions erased his lead, Simpson was able to keep strong control out front as he was pursued closely by his brother-in-law Andy Eckrich and brother Chad Simpson. Wisconsin’s Tim Isenberg also began his drive forward from his 12th starting position. Chad Simpson worked his way into second as Tim Isenberg, Jake Meir and Justin Kay continued to battle just outside the top-five.

The caution flew with one lap to go, regrouping the field for a green-white-checkered finish as the brother battle for the win was set. Using a strong restart, Chris Simpson jumped out to a two car length lead which he would never surrender as he took the checkered flag for his first Corn Belt Clash Series victory of the season followed by two-time and defending CBC Champion Chad Simpson, Andy Eckrich, Jeff Larson and Justin Kay. Tim Isenberg came home in sixth and was the Hooker Harness Hard Charger for the event with Jake Meir, Andrew McKay, Denny Eckrich and Justin Mitchell rounding out the top-ten.

The Corn Belt Clash Series will return to action on Sunday May 27th at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska as part of the annual Alphabet Soup Race. For more info on the Corn Belt Clash Series, go to

Isky Racing Cams Heat Race #1 Winner: Jeff ‘Bone’ Larson

Comp Cams Heat Race #2 Winner: Jake Meir

JE Pistons Heat Race #3 Winner: Dave Eckrich Business Solutions Quick Six Winner: Jeff ‘Bone’ Larson

Hoosier Racing Tire B-Main #1 Winner: Denny Eckrich

RACE B-Main #2 Winner: Justin Mitchell

CBC Provisional Starter: Jill George and Kurt Kile

40-lap Feature Finish:

1. Chris Simpson

2. Chad Simpson

3. Andy Eckrich

4. Jeff ‘Bone’ Larson

5. Justin Kay

6. Tim Isenberg

7. Jake Meir

8. Andrew McKay

9. Denny Eckrich

10. Justin Mitchell

11. Gary Webb

12. Bob Cullen

13. Mark Burgtorf

14. Rob Moss

15. Dave Eckrich

16. Jill George

17. Charlie McKenna

18. Kevin Sather

19. Mike Fryer

20. John Rogers

21. Jason Rauen

22. Matt Furman

23. Jason Utter

24. Kurt Kile

Hooker Custom Harness Hard Charger Award: Tim Isenberg

AllStar Performance Performer of the Race Award: Tim Isenberg

QuickCar Racing Products Award: Jim Rychtik

Landrum Performance Springs Award: Not Awarded

Comp Cams Award: Dave Eckrich

Quarter Master Award: Justin Kay



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, Wrap’d by Dynamic Decals and Two Buff Dudes Inc.


Corn Belt Clash Contingency Sponsors: Callies Performance Products, The Contingency Connection, CV Products, Intercomp Racing Scales, Tiger Rear Ends, Landrum Performance Springs, Hooker Custom Harness, Business Solutions, Pro Power Racing Engines, Grove Automotive, Out-Pace Racing Products, Signs by Design, Countryside Creations, Dirt Late Model Magazine, Bully Dog, Karsyn’s Krusaders and JD Photograhy


Intercomp Racing Scales are the Official Scales of the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series.


Dirt Late Model Magazine is the Official Publication of the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series.


Karsyn’s Krusaders is the Official Non-Profit Organization of the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series.