April 19th, 2014 - Chad Stapleton took part in a pair of event in Ohio and Kentucky over the weekend. He began his weekend with a Weekly Racing Series event at Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, Ohio) on Friday night. In preliminary action Chad started third and finished third in his heat race to lock into the sixth starting spot for the finale. In the feature Stapleton charged to a solid second place finish behind race winner Jason Jameson. Full results from the event can be found at www.MolerRacewayPark.com
Looking to capitalize on a solid performance Friday night, the team made the trip to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the 38th Annual Spring 50, sanctioned by the Ray Cook's Old Man's Garage (OMG) Spring Nationals tour. A talented field of thirty-seven Super Late Models filled the pit area at the 1/2 mile oval, and Chad narrowly missed the transfer into the main event via heat race action, leaving him to run a b-main. In the b-main Stapleton failed to reach a transfer position, bringing his night to an early end. Complete results are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com
April 12th, 2014 - After a few weeks away from the track, Chad returned to the driver's seat of his Stapleton Motorsports/BarryWright/Super Late Model over the weekend.
The weekend opened on Friday night at Moler Raceway Park (Williamsburg, Ohio) with a Weekly Racing Series Event. With fifteen Super Late Models entered Chad started second in his heat race before racing to the win. His heat race performance locked him into the pole position for the feature event. Stapleton lead early in the feature before settling to a third place finish at the checkered flag behind race winner Chris Garnes, and Ethan Burgess. Full results from the event are available at www.MolerRacewayPark.com
Saturday night found the team taking part in a Weekly Racing Series event at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana). Twenty-five Super Late Models entered the event, and after charging from eighth to second in his heat race Chad locked in the fifth starting spot for the main event. In the feature, Chad had worked his way into the third spot when the caution came out. Under caution Stapleton came to a stop and as a result track rules forced him to the tail. He registered a seventeenth place finish in the final rundown. Complete results from the event are available at www.BrownstownSpeedway.com
March 22nd, 2014 - Chad Stapleton once again traveled to Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) on Saturday night as he took part in the $10,000-to-win, 17th Annual Indiana Icebreaker, sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS). Forty-five Super Late Model registered for battle, and with the top four finishers moving onto the main event Chad would miss the transfer by one spot with a fifth place finish in his heat, which relegated him to the b-main. In the b-main, the top three finishers earn a spot in the 50 lap feature, and Stapleton once again missed the transfer by just one spot bringing his night to an early end.
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March 15th, 2014 - After a month off from a tough outing during Florida Speedweeks, Chad Stapleton returned to action on Saturday night for a weekly racing event at Brownstow Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana). (Lloyd Walls Photo) A modest thirteen Super Late Models were on hand for the event, and started the night off with a second place finish in his preliminary heat race, which locked him into the third spot for the 25 lap main event. Stapleton battled in the top five for much of the event before eventually crossing the finish line with a solid sixth place finish. Complete resulst from the event are available at www.brownstownspeedway.com
February 14th, 2014 - The Stapleton Motorsports team continued with round #5 of the 38th Annual Winternationals at Eastbay Raceway Park on Friday night.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series drew 48 competitors all chasing the $10,000 top prize. Chad failed to make the transfer into the 50 lap feature via heat race action. Stapleton's night again was cut short in the #32 Rightway Construction/Barry Wright/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model when he finished 14th in the b-main.
Full results are available at www.lucasdirt.com
February 13th, 2014 - Chad Stapleton Motorsports kicked off their version of the 2014 season on Monday evening at the 38th Annual Winternationals with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. (Rick Schwallie Photo)
The first round of the Winternationals drew 44 entries however, Chad's night came to a very early end after a broken oil cooler during time trials caused him to miss the call for his heat race. The #32 Rightway Construction/Barry Wright/Jay Dickens Racing Engine Super Late Model will return to action on Tuesday night for round #2 of the week-long event.
Another disappointing night for the Stapleton Motorsports crew during Round #2 of the East Bay Raceway Park Winternationals. Chad started in the back of his heat race and was unable to make up any ground, finishing tenth, and forcing him to run a B-Main. Stapleton was unable to make the transfer through the B-Main, ending his night early.
The Stapleton Motorsports team returned to racing on Thursday night at East Bay Raceway Park after Wednesday night events were postponed due to inclement weather. Chad started ninth in his heat race and finished ninth, putting him a B-Main for one last chance to make the $7,000-to-win feature. Unfortunately, Stapleton's night came to an end after the B-Main when he finished tenth, missing the transfer.
Complete results are available at www.lucasdirt.com