SIMPSON RUNNER-UP AT OSHKOSH; SIXTH AT LASALLE!
(May 22, 2016)
Chris Simpson Racing headed to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin and LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on May 20-21 for a pair of lucrative races with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. On Friday night in a $10,000 to win battle at Oshkosh, Chris Simpson won his heat race prior to moving up to second in the 50-lapper to finish an impressive runner-up behind only victor A.J. Diemel. In the annual 'Spring Shootout' at LaSalle on Saturday evening, Chris ran third in heat race action and later climbed five spots during the $12,000 to win headliner en route to a solid sixth place showing behind only winner Brandon Sheppard, Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, Jonathan Davenport, and Shannon Babb. Full results from the LOLMDS double-dip can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON SCORES $3,000 MLRA WIN AT DAVENPORT!!!
(May 8, 2016)
Chris Simpson and his #32 team started their busy May 5-7 weekend in their home state of Iowa with a pair of Lucas Oil MLRA Series showdowns. On Thursday night at Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa, Chris ran fifth in his heat race prior to blasting past eleven competitors in the $3,000 to win headliner on his way to a strong third place podium performance behind only winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Earl Pearson, Jr. At the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa on Friday evening, Chris won his heat race and later led all forty circuits of the caution-free main event. The Oxford, Iowa ace netted his first feature win of the 2016 campaign and the $3,000 payday ahead of Ryan Gustin, Terry Phillips, Jesse Stovall, and Chad Simpson!

The action shifted to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday for the $10,000 to win 'FALS Frenzy,' which was co-sanctioned by the MARS DIRTcar Series and American Late Model Series (ALMS) tours. Chris fought electrical issues all night, but transferred into the 50-lap feature by finishing second in his B-Main following an eighth place heat race effort. He started the 'FALS Frenzy' race from the inside of the tenth row and wound up twentieth in the final finishing order. Full results from all three events can be found online at www.mlraracing.com and www.marsracingseries.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

SIMPSON BATTLES LOLMDS FOES AT TRI-CITY SPEEDWAY
(May 1, 2016)
The Chris Simpson Racing team drove through the pit gate at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday night, April 29 to compete in the $10,000 to win 'Budweiser 50,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Chris Simpson knocked down the second quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and was leading his heat race before unfortunately hitting an inside utility tire. With heavy damage to the front end of his Longhorn mount, Chris wound up eighth in his heat race and was forced to scratch from the rest of the evening. Complete results from Granite City can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON SHINES IN HAWKEYE STATE DOUBLEHEADER!
(April 17, 2016)
Chris Simpson and his #32 team stayed in their home state of Iowa on April 15-16 for a pair of MARS DIRTcar Series and Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series co-sanctioned duels. On Friday night at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, a $5,000 payday was on the line on the 1/2-mile oval. Chris laid down the quickest lap in his group during qualifying and later scored the victory in his heat race. After starting the 35-lap main event from the outside of the second row, Chris hung around the front before claiming a strong fifth place performance behind only winner Jimmy Mars, Justin Kay, Tony Jackson, Jr., and Rodney Sanders!

At 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday evening, the annual running of the 'Slocum 50' was held and a $10,555 top prize was up for grabs. Chris knocked down the second fastest time in his group during the qualifying session prior to notching the win in heat race action. The Oxford, Iowa native then climbed to as high as third in the running order of the 50-lap headliner before eventually settling for a fourth place effort behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, and Brian Shirley. Full results from the double-dip can be viewed online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

SIMPSON COMPETES IN ILLINI 100 WEEKEND AT FARMER CITY
(April 4, 2016)
Chris Simpson Racing ventured to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 2-3 to compete in the annual running of the 'Illini 100,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The two-day spectacular started on Saturday night with a $6,000 to win shootout at the 1/4-mile fairgrounds bullring. Chris Simpson knocked down the eleventh fastest lap in Group A during time trials prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 25-lap sprint from the outside of the seventh row, Chris was able to pick off five competitors en route to a solid ninth place showing.

At Farmer City on Sunday, a hefty $15,000 top prize was up for grabs in the conclusion of the 'Illini 100' weekend. Chris ran sixth in his loaded heat race, but later finished third in his B-Main to earn a coveted starting position in the 75-lap headliner. Unfortunately, the Oxford, Iowa ace was an early retiree in the 'Illini 100' finale and was placed twenty-fifth in the final finishing order. Full results from the doubleheader weekend in the Land of Lincoln can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

CHRIS SIMPSON TACKLES LASALLE FOR THAW BRAWL
(March 27, 2016)
Chris Simpson and his #32 team rolled into LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on March 25-26 for the two-day 'Thaw Brawl' extravaganza. The MARS DIRTcar Series, Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series, and American Late Model Series tri-sanctioned the doubleheader weekend, which kicked off on Friday night with a $5,000 to win program. Chris lost his brakes during qualifying and later placed seventh in his heat race and twelfth in his B-Main. After receiving a Corn Belt Clash provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper, Chris drove his new Longhorn Chassis to an eighteenth place effort.

On Saturday evening, a whopping $15,000 winner's check was on the line in the 'Thaw Brawl' weekend finale at the 1/4-mile bullring. Chris won his heat race in preliminary action and climbed to as high as second in the running order of the 75-lap headliner. The Oxford, Iowa ace was then running in the third spot on lap 67 when a flat right rear tire unfortunately helped drop him to eleventh at the checkers. Complete results from LaSalle Speedway can be viewed online at www.lasallespeedway.com.

SIMPSON DEBUTS NEW LONGHORN AT ATOMIC SPEEDWAY
(March 20, 2016)
Chris Simpson Racing unloaded a brand-new Longhorn racecar on Friday evening, March 18 at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the 'Buckeye Spring 50' and a $10,000 payday was on the line at the Chillicothe area facility. Chris Simpson clicked off the tenth quickest lap in Group A during time trials prior to running fourth in his loaded heat race. After grabbing the second and final transfer spot through his B-Main, Chris started the 50-lap headliner from the inside of the eleventh row. The Oxford, Iowa ace was unfortunately an early retiree in the caution-free affair and wound up paid for a twenty-fifth place performance.

Saturday's scheduled stop at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana was then nixed by Mother Nature, as the annual running of the 'Indiana Icebreaker' was postponed by inclement weather to April 9. Complete results from Atomic Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

WILD WEST SHOOTOUT RESULTS FROM USA RACEWAY
(January 17, 2016)
Things wrapped up in the desert tonight with the 'Wild West Shootout' finale at USA (AZ) Raceway. The six-race miniseries in Tucson concluded with a 50-lap throwdown, which boasted a record-high $11,000 payday to the winner. Chris Simpson advanced up to second in his heat race, which allowed him to start the A-Main from the inside of the third row. Chris then fought hard for a top five finish in the Copper State before settling for a sixth place effort behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Ricky Thornton, Jr., Ryan Gustin, Jason Papich, and Steve Francis. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

(January 16, 2016) The penultimate event of the 2016 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries was held tonight in front of a huge grandstand crowd at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Chris Simpson won his heat race from the outside of the front row and later rolled off tenth in the $5,000 to win headliner. Chris then worked the bottom of the speedplant to perfection in the 30-lapper moving up to the third spot before ultimately winding up fourth at the checkers. The Oxford, Iowa star trailed only victor Darrell Lanigan, Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, and Jonathan Davenport!

(January 15, 2016) Race four of the 10th Annual 'Wild West Shootout' took center stage tonight at USA (AZ) Raceway and yet another $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs for the #32 team. Chris Simpson started and finished third in heat race action prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main. Chris then picked off five competitors during the caution-free 30-lap main event and was placed sixteenth in the final finishing order.

(January 13, 2016) Following a couple of days off, the desert heated back up tonight with the third leg of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona. Chris Simpson scored a heat race triumph in preliminary action and later rolled off from the outside of the sixth row in the $5,000 to win headliner. Chris then battled for a top ten finish in the 30-lapper, but eventually crossed under the checkers in the twelfth spot.

(January 10, 2016) Round two of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries took to the track today at USA (AZ) Raceway and another $5,000 top prize was on the line in the unsanctioned Super Late Model spectacular. Oxford, Iowa native Chris Simpson moved up to third in his loaded heat race, which landed him the outside seventh row starting spot in the 30-lap main event. During the course of the caution-free affair, Chris wound up finishing right where he started... in the fourteenth position.

(January 9, 2016) The six-race 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries kicked off earlier today at USA Raceway in Tucson, Arizona with a $5,000 to win showdown, which served as the season lid lifter for the #32 team. Chris Simpson won his heat race from the pole position and later started the 30-lap feature from the outside of the fifth row. On the rough racing surface during the headliner, Chris was able to move up to finish ninth in his season opener.

 

 

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