SIMPSON DROPS IN ON UMP SUMMER NATIONALS
23, 2017) Another day, another "Hell Tour" stop
for the #32 team, as they rolled into Tri-City Speedway in Granite
City, Illinois today for a $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals
show. Chris Simpson laid down the overall fastest lap during qualifying
to earn Fast Time honors of the 33 car field and later placed second
in his stacked heat race. Chris then started fifth on the grid in
the 40-lap main event and drove up to finish a close third behind
only victor Dennis Erb, Jr. and runner-up Tony Jackson, Jr.!
(June 22, 2017) The Chris Simpson Racing team
was in the pit area tonight at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois
for a UMP Summer Nationals program, which boasted a $5,000 winner's
check. Chris Simpson posted the quickest lap in his group during
the qualifying session prior to running second in heat race action.
The Oxford, Iowa star then moved up one spot during the course of
the 40-lapper to finish fourth behind only race winner Bobby Pierce,
Dennis Erb, Jr., and Ryan Unzicker!
(June 21, 2017) Afternoon rain showers have cancelled
tonight's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown at Farley Speedway
in Farley, Iowa. There will be no makeup date for the $10,000 to
win event and the "Hell Tour" will now move on to Spoon
River Speedway in Banner, Illinois on Thursday, June 22.
SIMPSON STRONG THROUGHOUT DREAM WEEKEND!
11, 2017) The #32 team rolled into the famed Eldora Speedway
in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd running of the 'Dirt
Late Model Dream,' which once again carried a hefty $100,000 winner's
check. The three-day crown jewel spectacular at the 1/2-mile, high-banked
speedplant drew 79 Super Late Model competitors. Things kicked off
at the "Big E" with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs,
which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win respectively.
Chris Simpson ran second in heat race action on Thursday
night prior to moving up to seventh in the 25-lap main event. On
Friday evening, Chris once again placed second in his heat race
before knocking down an impressive fourth place effort in the 25-lapper
behind only victor Mason Zeigler, Jimmy Mars, and Tim McCreadie.
When the stakes were raised on Saturday in the Buckeye State, the
Oxford, Iowa ace finished fifth in his loaded heat race and later
swapped motors before utilizing a high point provisional. Chris
then rallied past nine competitors during the 100-lap 'Dirt Late
Model Dream' en route to a steady eleventh place performance. Full
results from the extended weekend at Eldora Speedway can be accessed
by pointing your Internet browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
TWO MORE WINS FOR CHRIS SIMPSON WORTH
3, 2017) Chris Simpson's 2017 win total now stands at five
following a pair of Lucas Oil MLRA Series triumphs on June 1-2 in
the states of Missouri and Iowa! On Thursday night at Scotland County
Speedway in Memphis, Missouri, Chris won his heat race in preliminary
action prior to leading all 25 circuits in the headliner to score
the $3,000 windfall - including a $1,000 bonus - over Jesse Stovall,
Tony Jackson, Jr., Terry Phillips, and Rodney Sanders. At Lee County
Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa on Friday evening, Chris once again
swept the racing program by clicking off the fastest lap in qualifying,
winning his heat race, and leading all forty laps in the main event.
The Oxford, Iowa star beat his brother Chad Simpson, Jordan Yaggy,
Brent Larson, and Jesse Stovall to the checkered flag to earn another
$3,000 payday. Complete results from both MLRA battles can be accessed
online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Jim DenHamer Photo)
SIMPSON DEBUTS NEW LONGHORN IN SHOW-ME
29, 2017) Chris Simpson Racing headed to the state-of-the-art
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 25-28 for the
25th edition of the storied 'Show-Me 100,' which was co-sanctioned
once again by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil
MLRA Series. Chris Simpson finished seventeenth in Thursday's $6,000
to win preliminary program, while he placed tenth in Friday's $6,000
to win prelim. Following a rain-out of the 'Show-Me 100' on Saturday
evening, the crown jewel event was pushed back to Sunday night.
Chris, who started tenth on the grid in the $30,000 to win biggie,
was unfortunately an early retiree after bringing out a lap 22 caution
and was officially relegated to a twenty-seventh place effort after
100 green flag racing laps. Full results from the long holiday weekend
in the Show-Me State can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
CHRIS SIMPSON GOES FOR WILD RIDE
IN GO 50...
24, 2017) Chris Simpson and the cars and stars of the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series rolled into I-80 Speedway in Greenwood,
Nebraska on Tuesday, May 23 for a special mid-week battle, as a
$10,000 winner's check was on the line in the inaugural running
of the 'Go 50.' Chris laid down the fifth fastest time in Group
B during the qualifying session and later ran third in his stacked
heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside
of the fifth row, Chris unfortunately went for a nasty series of
flips on the seventh circuit after an incident with Hudson O'Neal.
The Oxford, Iowa native emerged unscathed from the serious wreck,
but his Longhorn mount was badly damaged and he was relegated to
a disappointing twenty-third place finish. Full results from last
night's show at I-80 Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
SIMPSON EIGHTH AT LASALLE; SEES RAIN
AT DEER CREEK
21, 2017) With Saturday's $12,000 to win 'NAPA North Star
Nationals' at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota canceled
due to inclement weather, Chris Simpson Racing competed in only
one event over the May 18-20 weekend on Thursday at LaSalle Speedway
in LaSalle, Illinois. Chris Simpson clicked off the fourth fastest
lap overall during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
session prior to slipping back to fifth in his loaded heat race.
Chris then turned up the wick on the competition during the $10,000
to win 'Spring Shootout' headliner, as he maneuvered past five competitors
during the 50-lapper en route to a solid eighth place showing. Full
results from LaSalle can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
CHRIS SIMPSON FOURTH IN $50K MODIFIED
(May 14, 2017) Chris Simpson once again jumped behind
the wheel of a Doug Cue-owned IMCA Modified on May 12-13 in the
inaugural 'Modified Super Weekend' at Farley Speedway in Farley,
Iowa. On Friday night, Chris finished second in both of his heat
races and earned the eighth most passing points in doing so. After
starting Saturday's $50,000 to win headliner from the outside of
the fourth row, Chris moved forward and had a solid showing during
the 50-lap race. The Oxford, Iowa star eventually crossed underneath
the checkers in fourth behind only winner Kyle Strickler, Hunter
Marriott, and Johnny Scott! Full results from the 'Modified Super
Weekend' can be accessed online at www.farleyspeedwaypromotions.com.
SIMPSON STARTS TRIPLEHEADER WITH
7, 2017) Chris Simpson Racing roared to their third feature
win of the young 2017 racing season on Thursday evening, May 4 at
Lee County Speedway in Donnellson, Iowa! In the first of three Lucas
Oil MLRA Series showdowns in their home state of Iowa over the weekend,
Chris Simpson won his heat race in preliminary action and later
started the 40-lap main event from the pole position. Chris then
led from flag-to-flag to pocket the $3,000 payday ahead of Tony
Jackson, Jr., Jimmy Mars, Chad Simpson, and Billy Moyer!
Another $3,000 top prize was on the line on Friday night, May 5
at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. Chris ran second in his
heat race on the 1/4-mile oval and later advanced up to second in
the 40-lapper to trail only victor Bobby Pierce at the checkered
flag. In Saturday's $3,000 to win weekend finale at Independence
Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, the Oxford native finished
second in his heat race and third in the caution-free feature behind
only race winner Billy Moyer and runner-up Rodney Sanders. Full
results from the extended weekend with the MLRA tour can be viewed
online at www.mlraracing.com.
OVERHEATING WOES PLAGUE SIMPSON IN
23, 2017) Oxford, Iowa native Chris Simpson once again
piloted a Doug Cue-owned Open Wheel Modified on Saturday night,
April 22 at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa. Chris
passed three competitors during his heat race to finish fourth and
later started the $1,000 to win main event from the outside of the
eighth row. Despite his motor running hot during the course of the
headliner, Chris was able to move up inside of the top ten - eventually
finishing in the ninth position. Complete results from last night
at Independence can be viewed by clicking here.
SIMPSON SLAYS FOES AT BURLINGTON
FOR RICHEST WIN!
16, 2017) Chris Simpson and his #32 team bagged their richest
career win on Saturday evening, April 15 in the annual running of
the 'Slocum 50' at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa! Chris clicked
off the third quickest lap overall during Corn Belt Clash Super
Late Model Series time trials prior to picking up the win in his
loaded heat race. After starting third on the grid in the 50-lapper,
Chris grabbed the point from his brother Chad Simpson on the second
circuit and led the remainder of the caution-free distance to claim
the hefty $10,555 top prize! Finishing behind his #32 Longhorn machine
were Bobby Pierce, Chad Simpson, Shannon Babb, and Brian Shirley!
Complete results from last night at 34 Raceway can be found online
by clicking on www.cornbeltclash.com.
CHRIS SIMPSON DEBUTS MODIFIED IN
9, 2017) Oxford, Iowa standout Chris Simpson jumped behind
the wheel of a Doug Cue-owned Open Wheel Modified over the April
7-8 weekend for a pair of shows in his home state of Iowa. On Friday
night at Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa, Chris won
his heat race and was battling for the lead in the A-Main until
a late race skirmish caused nose damage, which helped drop him to
fourth in the final finishing order. At Independence Motor Speedway
in Independence, Iowa on Saturday evening, Chris blasted up to fourth
in his heat race from the back, but unfortunately suffered from
overheating woes in the headliner and was relegated to a disappointing
nineteenth place showing.
SIMPSON NABS TOP TEN IN ILLINI 100
OPENER AT FCR
3, 2017) Chris Simpson and his #32 team rolled into Farmer
City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 1-2 for the annual
running of the 'Illini 100,' which was once again sanctioned by
the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The doubleheader
actually started on Saturday evening due to inclement weather and
a $15,000 winner's check was on the line in the weekend opener.
Chris timed in second fastest in Group B during qualifying prior
to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After
starting the 75-lapper from the outside of the sixth row, the Oxford,
Iowa ace was able to move up inside of the top ten and was eventually
credited with a respectable tenth place effort.
Things then wrapped up at the 1/4-mile bullring in the Land of
Lincoln on Sunday afternoon with a $6,000 to win shootout, which
was initially scheduled for Friday night before heavy rain hit the
area. Chris unfortunately narrowly missed out on the 25-lap sprint
after running sixth in his loaded heat race and fourth in his B-Main.
Complete results from both of these lucrative races can be accessed
online at www.woolms.com.