WILD WEST SHOOTOUT NIGHTLY RESULTS
FOR #32 TEAM
15, 2017) Another soggy day in the desert forced 'Wild
West Shootout' officials to scrap plans for the day-night doubleheader
today at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. The final two
events of the six race miniseries have been scrapped due to inclement
weather and will not be rescheduled. Chris Simpson leaves the Phoenix-area
with a trio of runner-up performances and an additional podium showing
in the four races that were put into the record books.
(January 14, 2017) An unfortunate rain-out of
the fifth round of the 'Wild West Shootout' tonight at Arizona Speedway
will set up a rare day-night doubleheader in the desert on Sunday,
January 15. The $5,000 to win, rain-postponed show will kick things
off on Sunday morning, while the $12,000 to win miniseries finale
will wrap things up at the Queen Creek, Arizona facility on Sunday
(January 13, 2017) Night four of the 'Wild West
Shootout' miniseries greeted Chris Simpson and his #32 team tonight
and yet another $5,000 winner's check was on the line at Arizona
Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. Chris laid down the quickest time
in his group during the qualifying session prior to picking up another
win in his loaded heat race. The Oxford, Iowa standout then started
fourth in the 30-lapper before working his way up to the second
spot to garner another runner-up feature effort behind only race
winner Bobby Pierce!
(January 11, 2017) After a couple of days off
in the desert, round three of the 11th Annual 'Wild West Shootout'
took center stage tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Chris Simpson posted the second fastest lap in his group during
time trials and later ran second in heat race action. After starting
the $5,000 to win headliner from the inside of the third row, Chris
once again worked his way towards the front of the stellar field
in the 30-lap affair to score an impressive runner-up showing behind
only victor Billy Moyer!
(January 8, 2017) Another $5,000 top prize was
up for grabs for the #32 team tonight in round two of the annual
'Wild West Shootout' at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Chris Simpson once again knocked down the fastest time in his group
during qualifying before claiming another heat race triumph. The
Oxford, Iowa star then drew the fifth starting position for the
30-lapper and was able to steer his #32 Longhorn mount past a trio
of competitors en route to a sterling runner-up performance behind
only feature winner Bobby Pierce!
(January 7, 2017) The Chris Simpson Racing team
once again kicked off their racing season in the Copper State, as
they were in the pit area at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona
tonight for the $5,000 to win 'Wild West Shootout' opener! Chris
Simpson clicked off the quickest lap in his group during the qualifying
session prior to scoring the victory in his heat race. After starting
third on the grid in the 30-lap feature, Chris ran second early
in the distance before settling for a third place podium effort
behind only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Brandon Overton!
SIMPSON TO START 2017 CAMPAIGN IN
WILD WEST SHOOTOUT!
4, 2017) Chris Simpson and his #32 team are in the process
of trekking out west for the 11th edition of the 'Wild West Shootout,'
which will be held for the first time at Arizona Speedway in Queen
Creek, Arizona. Chris' first six events of 2017 will take place
from January 7-15 at the 1/3-mile oval located just outside of Phoenix.
The first five races will pay $5,000 to the victor while the January
15 finale will boast a $12,000 winner's check.
A $10,000 points fund has been established for the
six-race miniseries with $3,000 earmarked for the overall champion.
In addition, 'Wild West Shootout' title sponsor Keyser Manufacturing
has posted a $250,000 bonus for any driver that can sweep all six
shows, a $100,000 bonus for five wins, and a $50,000 bonus for a
driver picking up four feature victories. Chris has enjoyed several
strong runs in recent years in the Copper State including a $5,000
triumph back in 2013! Additional information concerning this year's
version of the 'Wild West Shootout' can be located online at www.wildwestshootout.net.
CHRIS SIMPSON FIFTH IN GATEWAY DIRT
18, 2016) Chris Simpson and the #32 team finally wrapped
up their version of the 2016 racing season on December 15-17 in
the inaugural running of the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' inside of
The Dome at America's Center in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. A
1/5-mile dirt bullring was constructed inside of the spacious dome
and a large crowd was on hand to witness the historic weekend of
indoor action. Things kicked off for the Super Late Models on Thursday
night with two rounds of qualifying and Chris was able to lay claim
to the sixth quickest lap of the 97 competitors in attendance.
On Friday evening, Chris scored an impressive victory in his loaded
heat race and later started the $5,000 to win preliminary feature
event from the outside of the second row. The Oxford, Iowa native
was then a fixture towards the front of the talented field throughout
the 25-lap sprint before eventually winding up fifth at the checkers
behind only victor Shannon Babb, Darrell Lanigan, Jason Feger, and
Scott Bloomquist. After drawing the seventh starting spot for Saturday's
$20,000 to win 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' headliner, Chris unfortunately
ran into trouble early in the 40-lapper and retired from the race
in the eighteenth position. Full results from the season-ending
weekend in St. Louis can be accessed online at www.gatewaydirt.com.