EARNS PAIR OF TOP TENS IN KNOXVILLE NATIONALS
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!
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
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!
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.
CHRIS SIMPSON NINTH IN USA NATIONALS
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
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
CHRIS SIMPSON LEADS EARLY IN SILVER
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
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
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
SIMPSON CAUGHT UP IN EARLY WRECK
IN LASALLE VISIT...
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
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
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
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!
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
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.