OF PODIUMS FOR CHRIS SIMPSON IN IOWA!
14, 2022) The #32 team entered a trio of Lucas Oil MLRA
Series showdowns in the Hawkeye State from August 11-13 and were
able to knock down three strong performances! On Thursday night
at C.J. Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa, Chris Simpson timed
in third quickest overall during qualifying, ran second in his heat
race, and later started third on the grid in the 30-lap feature,
which shelled out an $8,000 winner's check. The Oxford, Iowa standout
wound up on the podium in third behind only victor Tony Jackson,
Jr. and runner-up Spencer Diercks!
The action then quickly shifted to the 1/4-mile oval
at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa on Friday evening, as a
$5,000 top prize was up for grabs. Chris won his heat race in preliminary
action and later led laps 2 & 3 of the 30-lapper. At the checkers,
Chris found himself credited with another third place podium effort
behind only winner Spencer Diercks and runner-up Chad Simpson. In
Saturday's $5,000 to win weekend finale at Maquoketa Speedway in
Maquoketa, Iowa, Chris won his heat race, led laps 2-7 of the main
event, and eventually grabbed an impressive runner-up showing behind
only victor Tony Jackson, Jr.! Complete results from each of these
three races can be found online by clicking on www.mlraracing.com.
(Mike Ruefer Photo)
SIMPSON EIGHTH AT DAVENPORT;
SEVENTH IN PDC!
31, 2022) Chris Simpson was busy this week, as he entered
special events at both Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa and
Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois from July 26-30. On Tuesday
night in a MARS Racing Series battle on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport,
Chris timed in sixth fastest during the qualifying session prior
to running second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside
of the third row in the $10,000 to win feature event, Chris wound
up eighth in the final finishing order of the 'Hoker 50.'
The dirt-slinging action quickly turned to Fairbury
over the weekend for the annual running of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,'
which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late
Model Series. With 81 cars in the pit area, Chris clicked off the
thirteenth quickest time in Group A during qualifying on Friday
evening before placing sixth in his $3,000 to win preliminary feature.
At FALS on Saturday, the Oxford, Iowa standout ran third in his
B-Main, but later won the 'Prairie Dirt Shootout' to advance into
the 100-lap PDC headliner. With $50,000 on the line plus lap money,
Chris stormed past twenty competitors during the extra-distance
affair to nab an impressive seventh place effort. Complete results
from both venues can be found online at www.marsracingseries.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
CHRIS SIMPSON BUSY IN
SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS
25, 2022) The #32 team traveled to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood,
Nebraska from July 20-24 for the annual running of the 'Silver Dollar
Nationals.' Chris Simpson started off the extended weekend in the
Cornhusker State on Wednesday with a SLMR Series battle dubbed as
the 'Prelude to the Silver Dollar Nationals.' Chris qualified twelfth
quickest in Group B during time trials, but later secured a heat
race triumph. After starting the $5,300 to win headliner from the
outside of the seventh row, Chris was unfortunately an early retiree
in the 30-lapper and paid for a twenty-seventh place performance.
On Thursday night at I-80 Speedway, the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series roared into town to sanction the 'Dirt Track
Bank Go 50,' which boasted a $12,000 payday. Chris stopped the clock
seventh fastest in Group A during qualifying, ran third in his heat
race, and later wound up twenty-ninth in the final finishing order
of the 50-lap main event. In preliminary action for the 'Silver
Dollar Nationals' on Friday, the Oxford, Iowa ace finished sixth
in his first heat race and ninth in round two. The #32 team then
opted to leave the speedway grounds and scratched from the B-Main
and the $53,000 to win crown jewel headliner, which was ultimately
pushed back to Sunday due to inclement weather. Complete results
from the long week can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Heath Lawson Photography)
SIMPSON NARROWLY MISSES
OUT WITH XR AT STUART
13, 2022) The Chris Simpson Racing team invaded Stuart
International Speedway in Stuart, Iowa on July 11-12 to compete
in a pair of $20,000 to win XR Super Series battles. On Monday night,
Chris Simpson unfortunately missed out on the 50-lap headliner after
finishing sixth in both his loaded heat race and his B-Main. With
another $20,000 top prize up for grabs on Tuesday evening at Stuart,
Chris was better in running fifth in his heat race and third in
his B-Main, but that was one mere position out of a coveted transfer
spot into the 50-lapper. Complete results from the last two days
at Stuart can be located online by clicking on www.racexr.com.
NO LUCK FOR SIMPSON
AGAINST LUCAS OIL FOES
10, 2022) Chris Simpson and his #32 team were in action
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from July 6-9 at Davenport
Speedway in Davenport, Iowa and Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley,
Minnesota. On the 1/4-mile Davenport oval on Wednesday, a $10,000
top prize was up for grabs in the single day showdown. Chris placed
third in his heat race prior to winding up twenty-first in the final
rundown of the 40-lap feature event.
At Deer Creek, a trio of races - that were also co-sanctioned by
the Lucas Oil MLRA Series - made up the annual running of the 'Gopher
50.' In Thursday's $5,000 to win preliminary event, Chris clicked
off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and won his heat
race, but a bout with the wall early in the 25-lap sprint relegated
him to a disappointing twenty-third place showing. On Friday night
in a similar $5,000 to win prelim, Chris grabbed the fourth and
final transfer spot through his heat race before a broken rear-end
relegated him to twenty-fourth in line at the pay window following
Due to the mechanical woes and starting a little further back in
the B-Main on Saturday than desired, the Oxford, Iowa standout made
the decision to leave Deer Creek Speedway and did not compete in
Saturday's portion of the 'Gopher 50.' The $50,000 to win headliner
was ultimately won by Brandon Overton. Complete results from each
day of racing action can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Heath Lawson Photo)
SIMPSON FOURTH IN SLOCUM
50 AT 34 RACEWAY!
3, 2022) Following a rain-out on Friday night at C.J. Speedway
in Columbus Junction, Iowa, Chris Simpson invaded 34 Raceway in
West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday evening, July 2. The Lucas Oil
MLRA Series presided over the annual running of the 'Slocum 50'
and a $10,555 winner's check was on the line. Chris stopped the
clock second fastest overall during the qualifying session before
securing a victory in his heat race. After starting the 50-lapper
from the inside of the third row, Chris was able to move up a spot
on his way to a strong fourth place performance behind only victor
Dennis Erb, Jr., Chad Simpson, and Ryan Gustin. Complete results
from last night at 34 Raceway can be viewed online by clicking on
(Todd Healy Photo)
CHRIS SIMPSON BAGS PAIR
OF SUMMER NAT'LS WINS!
19, 2022) Chris Simpson Racing celebrated in victory lane
for the first two times in 2022 with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals
from June 16-18 in the states of Iowa and Illinois! On Thursday
night at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Chris Simpson clicked
off the fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to securing
a victory in his heat race. After drawing the third starting spot
and leading the first fifteen circuits, Chris was in the second
position until leader Bobby Pierce dropped a driveshaft with only
six laps remaining. The Oxford, Iowa ace then took advantage of
his misfortune to lead the remainder of the 40-lapper to pocket
the $5,000 payday over Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker, Trevor Gundaker,
and Logan Martin!
Following a day off on Friday, the #32 team rolled
into Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday
evening for another Summer Nationals showdown. Chris once again
posted the quickest lap in his group during time trials before winning
his heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the pole
position, Chris led the entertaining feature on three different
occasions. He took the lead for good on lap 41 and beat Bobby Pierce,
Dennis Erb, Jr., Ryan Unzicker, and Max Blair to the checkers to
bag the $10,000 top prize! Complete results from both "Hell
Tour" battles can be viewed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
SIMPSON ENTERS LUCRATIVE
MILLION & DREAM
12, 2022) Chris Simpson and his #32 team made their way
to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio
from June 8-11 to enter both the 'Eldora Million' and the 'Dirt
Late Model Dream.' Following a washout on Wednesday evening in the
Buckeye State, the entire 'Eldora Million' program was contested
on Thursday. In the daytime preliminary event, which boasted a $12,000
payday, Chris was unfortunately involved in a grinding heat race
wreck that led to a sixteenth place finish and forced him to scratch
from the B-Main. In the nightcap that shelled out a $1,002,022 top
prize, Chris placed seventh in both his heat race and his B-Main.
When the weekend rolled around at the "Big E,"
all eyes were focused on the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model
Dream.' On Friday night during the $12,000 to win preliminary show,
Chris ran eighth in his stacked heat race and thirteenth in his
B-Main. In Saturday's $128,000 to win 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' Chris
opted to scratch from the entire program and was unfortunately not
able to compete in a feature during his stint at the 1/2-mile oval.
Complete results from each day at Eldora Speedway can be found online
(Todd Healy Photo)
CHRIS SIMPSON PICKS
OFF 13 CARS IN SHOW-ME 100
29, 2022) The Chris Simpson Racing team made their yearly
Memorial Day weekend pilgrimage to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland,
Missouri for the running of the 'Show-Me 100.' The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned the crown
jewel extravaganza from May 26-28, which was scheduled to kick off
with a pair of $6,000 to win preliminary programs. Following a rain-out
on Thursday night, Chris Simpson qualified tenth quickest in Group
A during Friday's time trial session, but later suffered problems
in his heat race to finish eleventh. Unfortunately, Chris was not
able to transfer into the 40-lap feature that was won by Johnny
All eyes in the pit area were then fixated on capturing
the $50,000 top prize on Saturday evening in front of a huge crowd.
Chris placed thirteenth in his B-Main, but received a MLRA provisional
to gain access into the 100-lap crown jewel headliner. The Oxford,
Iowa ace then advanced thirteen positions during the contest to
salvage a fifteenth place performance. Complete results from the
'Show-Me 100' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
SIMPSON EIGHTH IN RARE
TRIP TO MARSHALLTOWN
23, 2022) It was a busy week for the #32 team from May
18-22 with a trio of lucrative events in the Hawkeye State. On Wednesday
evening at Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa, a $22,022
top prize was up for grabs in a Castrol FloRacing Night in America
Series shootout. Chris Simpson timed in ninth quickest overall during
qualifying before running fourth in his loaded heat race. Chris
then blasted past four competitors during the 50-lap main event
en route to a strong eighth place performance.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series then took center
stage with a pair of events at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa and 34
Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. At Farley on Friday night in a
$12,000 to win battle, Chris placed fifth in his heat race, but
was an early retiree in the 50-lapper and was relegated to a twenty-first
place showing. Following a rain-out on Saturday at 34 Raceway, Sunday's
rain-postponed tilt boasted a $15,000 payday. Chris finished fifth
in his heat race and was later paid for an eighteenth place effort
after 50 caution-free circuits in the headliner. Complete results
from all three weekend races can be found online at www.floseries.com
CHRIS SIMPSON NABS TOP
FIVE AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY!
15, 2022) Chris Simpson Racing headed to the Land of Lincoln
from May 11-14 for a trio of high-profile Super Late Model events
during "Illinois Speedweek." On Wednesday night at Spoon
River Speedway in Banner, Illinois, Chris Simpson unfortunately
missed out on the $22,022 to win Castrol FloRacing Night in America
Series feature after finishing seventh in his stacked heat race
and sixth in his B-Main. Things went much smoother for Chris on
Thursday evening in a similar $22,022 to win Night in America Series
special at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. The Oxford, Iowa
standout won his heat race in preliminary action before placing
fourth in the 50-lapper behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr., Brandon
Sheppard, and Garrett Alberson!
Following a night off on Friday, the #32 team rolled
into Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday for a visit
by the MARS Racing Series. The "Illinois Speedweek" finale
drew a stellar field of cars to vie for the $30,000 paycheck. Chris
stopped the clock tenth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior
to running third in his heat race. He was then unfortunately an
early retiree in the 50-lap headliner and was officially scored
in the twentieth finishing position. Complete results from each
of these three contests can be found online by clicking on www.floseries.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
SIMPSON EIGHTH IN DAIRYLAND
8, 2022) Chris Simpson and his #32 team made the trek to
Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin from May
5-7 for the running of the 'Dairyland Showdown,' which was sanctioned
by the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series. In
the first $10,000 to win prelim on Thursday night, Chris timed in
sixth fastest in Group B during qualifying before finishing third
in his loaded heat race and eighth in the 40-lap feature event.
At MTS on Friday evening in another $10,000 to win show, Chris unfortunately
missed out on the 40-lapper after running seventh in his heat race
and sixth in his B-Main.
After mechanical troubles slowed him on Friday, Chris
unloaded a back-up car for Saturday's annual 'Dairyland Showdown'
finale, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday. The Oxford, Iowa
standout stopped the clock eighteenth fastest in Group B during
qualifying before running eighth in his heat race. Following a seventh
place showing in his B-Main, Chris was unfortunately forced to watch
the 75-lap headliner that was ultimately won by Mike Marlar. Complete
results from Mississippi Thunder Speedway can be accessed online
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)
CHRIS SIMPSON LANDS
ON PODIUM AT WHEATLAND!
24, 2022) Next up for the Chris Simpson Racing team was
a trip to the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri
on April 22-23 for a pair of Lucas Oil MLRA Series programs. In
the $5,000 to win 'MLRA Spring Nationals' opener on Friday night,
Chris Simpson ran second in his heat race prior to moving up to
finish fourth in the 40-lapper behind only winner Johnny Scott,
Jason Papich, and Stormy Scott. At Wheatland on Saturday evening
in the $7,000 to win finale, Chris won his heat race in preliminary
action before landing on the podium in the 40-lap headliner behind
only victor Payton Looney and runner-up Chad Simpson! Full results
from both 'MLRA Spring Nationals' throwdowns can be accessed online
by clicking on www.mlraracing.com.
(Fast Track Photos)
SIMPSON NABS TOP FIVE
IN 81 SPEEDWAY FINALE!
10, 2022) The #32 team returned to dirt-slinging competition
on April 8-9 in a doubleheader dubbed as the 'Heartland Hustle'
at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. The opening two events on the
Lucas Oil MLRA Series slate started with a $5,000 to win opener
on Friday night. Chris Simpson placed third in his heat race prior
to passing five competitors during the 30-lap feature en route to
a strong sixth place showing.
On Saturday evening in the finale, which boasted a
$7,000 payday, Chris timed in fifth quickest in Group A during qualifying
before finishing fourth in his stacked heat race. The Oxford, Iowa
standout then blasted past eight racecars during the 35-lapper to
cross underneath the checkers in the fifth finishing position. Chris
trailed only victor Johnny Scott, Gordy Gundaker, Chad Simpson,
and Tad Pospisil. Complete results from both weekend battles in
the "Sunflower State" can be located online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Mike Ruefer Photo)