Simpson Takes Home Night One at Park Jefferson




The stars all somewhat aligned Friday and there was finally a reprieve from the rain. The Corn Belt Clash Series raced at Park Jefferson International Speedway in Jefferson, South Dakota and defending series champion Chad Simpson ended the night another series win on Friday, the first of two straight nights at the South Dakota speed plant as part of the second annual Carlson Clash and second CBC victory of the season.

"We've got a lot of wins over the years," said Simpson in Victory Lane. "I think we finally got that monkey off our back. It feels good to finally win one. Now we can go after it."

Several different drivers held the second spot during the feature. Jesse Stovall had just enough left at the end to hold on to second and continue his recent strong performance.

Terry Phillips lead early until Simpson moved in front of him exiting turn two. Phillips regained the lead briefly once more, but ended third.

"When we broke out there right away, I knew the top of one and two was going to be pretty good," continued Simpson. "For some reason my car seemed to work really good on the bottom of three and four. It worked out good for us."

With only one yellow flag, for Scott Lewis, during the main event, lapped traffic was prevalent through much of the race. Stovall closed the gap on Simpson but never made a push back for the lead.

Chris Spieker and Rodney Sanders completed the top five. The evening's three heat races were won by Terry Phillips, Jesse Stovall and RC Whitwell. The 2nd Annual Carlson Clash wraps up Saturday with a $3,000 to win feature event.

A-Main (25 Laps): 1. Chad Simpson 2. Jesse Stovall 3. Terry Phillips 4. Chris Spieker 5. Rodney Sanders 6. Ryan Gustin 7. Stormy Scott 8. RC Whitwell 9. Jason Utter 10. JC Wyman 11. Kyle Berck 12. Dave Eckrich 13. Jason O'Brien 14. Jake O'Neil 15. Jeremy Payne 16. Mike Stadel 17. Dustin Walker 18. Austin Siebert 19. Mark Rose 20. Dan Shepherd 21. Michael Benson 22. Keegan Nordquist 23. Ben Sukup 24. Junior Coover 25. Scott Lewis 26. Gale Vogt 27. Rick Goth

B-Main (12 Laps): 1. Jason O'Brien 2. Jeremy Payne 3. Jake O'Neil 4. Dustin Walker 5. Ben Sukup 6. Mark Rose 7. Junior Coover 8. Dan Shepherd 9. Keegan Nordquist 10. John Hoefert 11. Rick Goth 12. Austin Siebert 13. Jesse Kroger

Heat 1 (10 Laps): 1. Terry Phillips 2. Stormy Scott 3. Rodney Sanders 4. Kyle Berck 5. Mike Stadel 6. Jason O'Brien 7. Jesse Kroger 8. Mark Rose 9. John Hoefert 10. Rick Goth

Heat 2 (10 Laps): 1. Jesse Stovall 2. Chad Simpson 3. Chris Spieker 4. Scott Lewis 5. JC Wyman 6. Dustin Walker 7. Jeremy Payne 8. Austin Siebert 9. Junion Coover 10. Dan Shepherd

Heat 3 (10 Laps): 1. RC Whitwell 2. Jason Utter 3. Ryan Gustin 4. Dave Eckrich 5. Gale Vogt 6. Michael Benson 7. Ben Sukup 8. Keegan Nordquist 9. Jake O'Neil 10. Jeff Kroger

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