SIMPSON ON PODIUM IN FALL NATIONALS FINALE!
(October 9, 2016)
Chris Simpson Racing invaded the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on October 7-8 for the annual running of the 'Fall Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Chris Simpson ran second in his heat race on Friday night, but was later involved in an opening lap incident in the $3,000 to win feature event and was forced to retire in the twenty-fifth position. On Saturday evening, a $5,000 top prize was on the line at Wheatland in the 'Fall Nationals' finale. Chris once again finished second in his heat race prior to blasting past twelve competitors during the 50-lapper en route to an impressive third place podium showing behind only feature winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Jesse Stovall. Complete results from both weekend races can be found online at www.mlraracing.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON ADVANCES TO FIFTH IN $20K JACKSON 100!
(September 25, 2016)
The #32 team drove through the pit gate at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 23-24 for the 37th edition of the 'Jackson 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the two-day special at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval and 42 competitors signed in to compete for the $20,000 top prize. Chris Simpson clicked off the eighth fastest lap in Group B during Friday's qualifying session prior to finishing third in his loaded heat race on Saturday evening behind only prelim winner Scott Bloomquist and Tim McCreadie. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 100-lap main event, Chris blasted all the way up to the third position in the running order before eventually sliding back to fifth at the checkers behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, and Tim McCreadie. Full results from the 'Jackson 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

SIMPSON EARNS PAIR OF TOP TENS IN KNOXVILLE NATIONALS
(September 18, 2016)
Chris Simpson Racing tackled another crown jewel event over the September 15-17 weekend in the Hawkeye State, as the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa played host to the 13th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the three-day spectacular at the Marion County Fairgrounds oval, which started with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary showdowns. At Knoxville on Thursday night, Chris Simpson ran second in his heat race prior to moving up to seventh in the final rundown of the 25-lap main event. On Friday evening, Chris once again placed second in his heat race before slipping back to tenth in the 25-lap sprint.

By virtue of accumulating the fifth most points during the unique format, Chris locked himself into the inside of the third row for the start of Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' finale, which once again carried a stout $40,000 winner's share. The Oxford, Iowa standout unfortunately broke a brake rotor during the extra-distance affair and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-fifth place performance. Full results from the extended weekend at Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON CHARGES TO SIXTH IN WORLD 100 AT ELDORA!
(September 11, 2016)
The #32 team and driver Chris Simpson, along with 107 other competitors, made their way to the famed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 8-10 for the 46th edition of the 'World 100.' The three-day spectacular at the 1/2-mile, Darke County oval kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Chris won his heat race and later climbed to sixth in his 25-lap feature event. At the track deemed as the "Big E" on Friday evening, Chris unfortunately missed out on his 25-lapper after finishing sixth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main.

At Eldora Speedway on Saturday, the weekend concluded with the "Biggest Dirt Race in the World" and everyone in attendance had their sights set on the $49,000 top prize, along with the storied globe trophy. Chris grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race prior to rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. The Oxford, Iowa native then rallied past eleven cars during the 'World 100' en route to a strong sixth place performance behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Dennis Erb, Jr., Dale McDowell, Billy Moyer, Jr., and Earl Pearson, Jr. Full results from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be located online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

SIMPSON RALLIES TO SIXTH IN YANKEE DIRT TRACK CLASSIC
(September 4, 2016)
Chris Simpson piloted a #130 machine for Jason Rauen on September 1-3 in the 39th Annual Casey’s General Stores 'Yankee Dirt Track Classic' at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa. Chris was leading the IMCA Late Model preliminary feature on Thursday night before suffering a flat tire and eventually winding up seventh in the final finishing order. On Friday evening in the $2,000 to win IMCA Deery Bros. Summer Series show, Chris unfortunately missed out on transferring into the 50-lap main event by one position through his consolation race.

In Saturday's $7,500 to win 'Yankee Dirt Track Classic' finale, Chris grabbed the third transfer spot through his consolation event and later rolled off from the inside of the eleventh row in the 100-lap headliner. Despite pitting late to get a new tire, the Oxford, Iowa star blasted all the way up to sixth in the Deery Bros. spectacular to trail only victor Tyler Bruening, Matt Ryan, Chad Holladay, Jeff Aikey, and Ray Guss, Jr. Full results from the busy Labor Day weekend at Farley can be accessed online at www.simmonspromotionsinc.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON LEADS EARLY; FINISHES SECOND AT OSHKOSH
(August 28, 2016)
The Chris Simpson Racing team rolled into Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday night, August 26 for the annual running of the 'George Scheffler Memorial.' Chris Simpson laid down the fastest lap of the 41 entrants during Corn Belt Clash Super Late Model Series qualifying and later scored the victory in his heat race. After starting third on the grid in the $8,000 to win feature event and leading several laps early in the race, Chris eventually was awarded a strong runner-up effort in the 40-lapper behind only victor Jimmy Mars. Saturday's scheduled Corn Belt Clash stop at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin was then washed out by inclement weather. Full results from the 'George Scheffler Memorial' can be accessed online at www.cornbeltclash.com.

SIMPSON SWEEPS FARLEY & WEST LIBERTY FOR $20,000!
(August 11, 2016)
Chris Simpson swept two Lucas Oil MLRA Series stops at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa and West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa on August 8-9 to net $20,000 in winnings! On Monday at Farley, Chris ran fourth in his heat race, started sixth on the grid in the 50-lapper, and took the lead for good at the halfway mark in the 'Monday Mayhem' feature. At the checkers, Chris was celebrating the $10,000 windfall over Ryan Gustin, Tyler Erb, Jason Rauen, and Mason Zeigler. At West Liberty on Tuesday, Chris won his heat race prior to leading all fifty circuits of the headliner to cash another $10,000 paycheck over Terry Phillips, Jesse Stovall, Denny Eckrich, and Dave Eckrich.

The mid-week tripleheader with the MLRA Series then wrapped up on Wednesday, August 10 with a visit to Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota for a $5,000 to win battle. Chris placed third in his loaded heat race and later rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in the 40-lap main event. The Oxford, Iowa star was then able to advance up to fifth by the time the checkered flag was unfurled to finish behind only winner Jesse Stovall, Ryan Gustin, Jimmy Mars, and Jordan Yaggy. Complete results from all three races can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

CHRIS SIMPSON NINTH IN USA NATIONALS PRELIM RACE
(August 7, 2016)
Chris Simpson Racing descended upon the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from August 4-6 for the 29th edition of the 'USA Nationals.' The three-day World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series extravaganza started with a $6,000 to win preliminary event on Thursday evening at CLS. Chris Simpson timed in thirteenth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to running second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 30-lapper from the outside of the fifth row, Chris was able to move up one spot on his way to a solid ninth place performance.

On Friday night, Chris qualified fourteenth fastest in Group B during time trials and later finished sixth in his stacked heat race. Following a seventh place effort in both his B-Main and Last Chance Qualifier on Saturday, the Oxford, Iowa standout was not able to advance into the $50,000 to win crown jewel main event, which was won by Josh Richards. Full results from the 'USA Nationals' weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

SIMPSON COMPETES IN FAYETTE COUNTY FAIR RACE...
(July 31, 2016)
Chris Simpson and his #32 team invaded Fayette County Speedway in West Union, Iowa on Friday night, July 29 for the Fayette County Fair Race. The Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series presided over the single-day throwdown, which boasted a $5,000 top prize. Chris ran second in his heat race, but later jumped the cushion and folded under his nose during the feature, which dropped the Oxford, Iowa native to a disappointing fifteenth place performance. Saturday's $5,454 to win Corn Belt Clash tilt scheduled for Lafayette County Speedway in Darlington, Wisconsin was then rained-out. Complete results from Fayette County on Friday can be accessed online at www.cornbeltclash.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON LEADS EARLY IN SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS
(July 24, 2016)
The next event on the calendar for the #32 team was a visit to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 22-23 for the 6th Annual 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series and boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The unique format kicked off on Friday night with double heat races and passing points set the lineup for Saturday's portion of the program. Chris Simpson won his first heat race on Friday and finished second in his final prelim of the evening.

By virtue of accumulating the second most passing points, Chris started from the outside of the front row in the 80-lap main event on Saturday night. The Oxford, Iowa native, who had to switch to a back-up car prior to the feature because of mechanical problems, led laps 10-12 of the crown jewel event before overheating woes forced him out of contention. Chris was relegated to a disappointing twenty-seventh place effort in this year's edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' Complete results from I-80 Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

MORE BAD LUCK FOR SIMPSON IN BATTLE AT THE BEACH 50
(July 16, 2016)
Chris Simpson and his #32 team rolled into Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday evening, July 15 for the annual running of the 'Battle at the Beach 50.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series spectacular boasted a $10,000 winner's check. Chris posted the third quickest time in Group B during qualifying and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap main event from the outside of the fifth row, Chris was inside of the top ten on lap 22 when a piece of lead went through his right front tire, causing him to hit the wall and retire in the nineteenth position. Complete results from the single-day show in the St. Louis-area can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

#32 TEAM BATTLES WOOLMS FOES IN TRIPLEHEADER
(July 10, 2016)
Chris Simpson Racing tackled a trio of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series contests from July 7-9 in the states of Iowa and Minnesota. Things kicked off on Thursday night at Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Iowa with an $8,000 to win battle. Chris Simpson timed in fourteenth fastest overall during qualifying prior to running third in his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the outside of the fourth row, Chris unfortunately ran into trouble and wound up twenty-first in the final rundown.

On Friday evening, a $10,000 top prize was on the line at Mason City Motor Speedway in Mason City, Iowa. Chris won his heat race in preliminary competition, but later slipped back to sixteenth at the checkers of the caution-free 50-lap main event. The tripleheader then wrapped up on Saturday with the annual running of the 'Gopher 50' at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, as an $11,000 winner's check was up for grabs. The Oxford, Iowa ace ran third in his heat race prior to placing twenty-first in the 50-lap headliner. Full results from the action-packed weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

SIMPSON CAUGHT UP IN EARLY WRECK IN LASALLE VISIT...
(July 5, 2016)
Chris Simpson and his #32 team returned to racing action on Monday, July 4 at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois. The UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour rolled into the 1/4-mile venue and a $5,000 top prize was on the line. Chris posted the sixth quickest lap in his group during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 40-lap feature event from the inside of the sixth row, Chris was unfortunately collected in an early wreck and retired from the race in the twenty-second position. Full results from the Independence Day battle at LaSalle can be accessed by clicking on www.thehelltour.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON BACK ON "HELL TOUR" IN LAND OF LINCOLN
(June 25, 2016)
Chris Simpson Racing trekked to the Land of Lincoln on June 23-24 for a pair of $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals battles. On Thursday night at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois, Chris Simpson ran second in his heat race prior to slipping back to tenth in the 50-lap main event. Another $10,000 top prize was then on the line on Friday evening at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. Chris scored an exciting heat race triumph and later placed fourth in the 40-lapper behind only feature winner Bobby Pierce, Billy Moyer, and Ryan Unzicker. Complete results from both "Hell Tour" stops can be viewed online at www.thehelltour.com.

SIMPSON THIRD IN MASTERS OPENER; NINTH IN FINALE
(June 19, 2016)
Chris Simpson and his #32 team stormed into the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on June 17-18 for the annual 'Masters' weekend, which was comprised of a pair of UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals shows. On Friday night in the $5,000 to win weekend opener, Chris clicked off the sixth fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session prior to advancing up to second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap feature event from the outside of the second row, Chris powered up to third to finish behind only race winner Billy Moyer and runner-up Jason Krohn!

At CLS on Saturday evening, a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 'Masters' finale. Chris knocked down the quickest time in his group during qualifying and later finished fourth in his stacked heat race. The Oxford, Iowa ace then rolled off from the outside of the sixth row in the 50-lapper before eventually bringing home a solid ninth place performance. Complete results from the "Hell Tour" double-dip can be accessed online at www.thehelltour.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON BLASTS TO SIXTH IN $100K DREAM XXII!
(June 12, 2016)
Chris Simpson Racing made the trek to the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on June 9-11 for the 22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things got underway at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Chris Simpson ran fourth in his heat race prior to moving up to eleventh in the $5,000 to win main event. In Friday's $10,000 to win show, Chris finished seventh in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and twenty-first in the 25-lap sprint.

When Saturday evening rolled around at the "Big E," all eyes were fixated on the whopping $100,000 winner's check in 'Dream XXII.' Chris wound up eighth in his loaded heat race, but later made stirring charge in his B-Main to grab the fourth and final transfer spot into the 100-lap headliner. After starting the extra-distance affair from the outside of the fourteenth row, the Oxford, Iowa ace rallied past twenty-two competitors en route to a stellar sixth place performance behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr., Josh Richards, Dale McDowell, Jonathan Davenport, and Don O'Neal! Complete results from the action-packed weekend in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

SIMPSON NETS SECOND MLRA WIN OF '16 AT DONNELLSON!
(June 4, 2016)
Chris Simpson recorded his second Lucas Oil MLRA Series triumph of the 2016 campaign on Friday evening, June 3 at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa! Chris won his heat race in preliminary action and later started the 40-lap headliner from the inside of the third row. The Oxford, Iowa native quickly bolted to second in the running order and tracked down race long leader Jimmy Mars. Chris was able to pass Mars in lapped traffic with six laps remaining and went on to celebrate the $3,000 windfall over Mars, Tony Jackson, Jr., Jesse Stovall, and Rodney Sanders!

A night earlier, another $3,000 payday was on the line in Lucas Oil MLRA Series competition at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Chris placed seventh in his heat race prior to taking the victory in his B-Main. The driver of the #32 Longhorn mount then moved up inside of the top ten during the 30-lapper to eventually score a solid ninth place performance in his weekend opener. Full results from both MLRA battles can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com. (Lloyd Collins Photo)

 

 

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