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CHRIS SIMPSON INVADES FAIRBURY FOR FALS FRENZY
(October 9, 2022)
Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, was back behind the wheel of his familiar #32 Super Late Model over the October 7-8 weekend at Fairbury Speedway. The annual running of 'FALS Frenzy' took place at the downtown Fairbury, Illinois oval and the MARS Racing Series doubleheader kicked off with a $5,000 to win throwdown on Friday night. Chris Simpson placed sixth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and thirteenth in the 40-lap feature event. With a $15,000 paycheck up for grabs in Saturday's season finale, Chris unfortunately missed out on the 50-lapper after running seventh in his stacked heat race and fourth in his B-Main. Complete results from the 'FALS Frenzy' weekend can be located online by clicking on www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

SIMPSON VICTORIOUS IN FALL BASH MODIFIED OPENER!
(October 2, 2022)
Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, recorded his fourth feature win of the 2022 campaign on Thursday night, September 29 in the 'Fall Bash' opener at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa! Chris moved up four spots in his Modified heat race and later started the 25-lap feature from the pole position. He then beat Joel Rust, Spencer Diercks, Tyler Droste, and Dallon Murty to the checkered flag to bag the $1,000 first place prize money!

On Friday evening, September 30 at Cedar County Raceway, Chris placed fourth in his stacked heat race prior to blasting past eight competitors during the $1,500 to win A-Main en route to a steady sixth place performance. In Saturday's $3,000 to win 'Fall Bash' grand finale, Chris advanced to third in his heat race and later wound up on the podium in third following fifty green flag circuits in the headliner, as he trailed only victor Tom Berry, Jr. and runner-up Dylan Thornton!

CHRIS SIMPSON LANDS ON PODIUM IN KNOXVILLE PRELIM!
(September 19, 2022)
The #32 team was in the pit area at the sprawling Knoxville Raceway from September 15-18 for the 18th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' Things kicked off at the Knoxville, Iowa facility with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night in the opener, Chris Simpson placed sixth in his heat race and fourth in the B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 25-lap feature event. In a similar show on Friday evening, Chris placed third in his heat race and ran near the front throughout the 25-lapper before bringing his new-look #32 machine home on the podium in third behind only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Ricky Thornton, Jr.!

Following a wash out of Saturday's grand finale, the $50,000 to win crown jewel headliner took place on Sunday afternoon at the Marion County fairgrounds 1/2-mile oval. By virtue of racking up the sixth highest point total during preliminary action, Chris rolled off from the outside of the third row in the main event, which was cut to only 50 circuits due to tire wear concerns. The Oxford, Iowa standout had high hopes in the big race, but unfortunately ran into right front suspension problems and was forced to retire early in the twentieth finishing position. Complete results from Knoxville Raceway can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

SIMPSON EARNS TOP TEN IN FALS SUPER NATIONALS
(September 4, 2022)
A pair of $10,000 winner's checks were on the line for the Chris Simpson Racing team over the Labor Day holiday weekend with the MARS Racing Series in the Land of Lincoln. On Friday night, September 2 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, Chris Simpson placed third in his heat race during preliminary action, but was unfortunately an early retiree in the 40-lap feature and was paid for a twenty-first place showing. At Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening, September 3, Chris once again ran third in his heat race, but this time vaulted past four competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a solid seventh place effort. Complete results from both Illinois bullrings can be found online by clicking on www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

CHRIS SIMPSON BUSY IN QUAD CITIES 150 WEEKEND
(August 28, 2022)
The month of August for Chris Simpson was capped off in a big way in the 'Quad Cities 150' at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa from August 25-27. The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series once again sanctioned the three-day extravaganza, which started with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night in the opener, Chris placed fourth in his heat race before finishing fourteenth in the 40-lap feature event. At the 1/4-mile oval on Friday evening, Chris ran sixth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and thirteenth in the 40-lapper.

The 'Quad Cities 150' then concluded on Saturday and a huge crowd was on hand in the Hawkeye State to witness the finale, which boasted a hefty $30,000 windfall. Chris placed fifth in his loaded heat race prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Oxford, Iowa standout was an early retiree in the 70-lap headliner and he was ultimately paid for a twenty-fifth place performance. Complete results from Davenport Speedway can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

THIRD WIN OF 2022 FOR SIMPSON COMES AT DUBUQUE!
(August 19, 2022)
Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, claimed his third feature win of 2022 on Thursday night, August 18 at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa! Chris qualified well and later won his heat race in preliminary action. After starting from the outside of the front row in the 40-lap MARS Racing Series headliner, Chris controlled the strong field from green to checkers to bag the $5,000 first place prize money. Finishing behind his #32 machine was runner-up Ryan Unzicker, Chad Simpson, Jason Feger, and Tyler Bruening! Complete results from last night's visit to Dubuque Speedway can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

TRIO OF PODIUMS FOR CHRIS SIMPSON IN IOWA!
(August 14, 2022)
The #32 team entered a trio of Lucas Oil MLRA Series showdowns in the Hawkeye State from August 11-13 and were able to knock down three strong performances! On Thursday night at C.J. Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa, Chris Simpson timed in third quickest overall during qualifying, ran second in his heat race, and later started third on the grid in the 30-lap feature, which shelled out an $8,000 winner's check. The Oxford, Iowa standout wound up on the podium in third behind only victor Tony Jackson, Jr. and runner-up Spencer Diercks!

The action then quickly shifted to the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa on Friday evening, as a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs. Chris won his heat race in preliminary action and later led laps 2 & 3 of the 30-lapper. At the checkers, Chris found himself credited with another third place podium effort behind only winner Spencer Diercks and runner-up Chad Simpson. In Saturday's $5,000 to win weekend finale at Maquoketa Speedway in Maquoketa, Iowa, Chris won his heat race, led laps 2-7 of the main event, and eventually grabbed an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Tony Jackson, Jr.! Complete results from each of these three races can be found online by clicking on www.mlraracing.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

SIMPSON EIGHTH AT DAVENPORT; SEVENTH IN PDC!
(July 31, 2022)
Chris Simpson was busy this week, as he entered special events at both Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa and Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois from July 26-30. On Tuesday night in a MARS Racing Series battle on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport, Chris timed in sixth fastest during the qualifying session prior to running second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the $10,000 to win feature event, Chris wound up eighth in the final finishing order of the 'Hoker 50.'

The dirt-slinging action quickly turned to Fairbury over the weekend for the annual running of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series. With 81 cars in the pit area, Chris clicked off the thirteenth quickest time in Group A during qualifying on Friday evening before placing sixth in his $3,000 to win preliminary feature. At FALS on Saturday, the Oxford, Iowa standout ran third in his B-Main, but later won the 'Prairie Dirt Shootout' to advance into the 100-lap PDC headliner. With $50,000 on the line plus lap money, Chris stormed past twenty competitors during the extra-distance affair to nab an impressive seventh place effort. Complete results from both venues can be found online at www.marsracingseries.com and www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

CHRIS SIMPSON BUSY IN SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS
(July 25, 2022)
The #32 team traveled to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from July 20-24 for the annual running of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' Chris Simpson started off the extended weekend in the Cornhusker State on Wednesday with a SLMR Series battle dubbed as the 'Prelude to the Silver Dollar Nationals.' Chris qualified twelfth quickest in Group B during time trials, but later secured a heat race triumph. After starting the $5,300 to win headliner from the outside of the seventh row, Chris was unfortunately an early retiree in the 30-lapper and paid for a twenty-seventh place performance.

On Thursday night at I-80 Speedway, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series roared into town to sanction the 'Dirt Track Bank Go 50,' which boasted a $12,000 payday. Chris stopped the clock seventh fastest in Group A during qualifying, ran third in his heat race, and later wound up twenty-ninth in the final finishing order of the 50-lap main event. In preliminary action for the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' on Friday, the Oxford, Iowa ace finished sixth in his first heat race and ninth in round two. The #32 team then opted to leave the speedway grounds and scratched from the B-Main and the $53,000 to win crown jewel headliner, which was ultimately pushed back to Sunday due to inclement weather. Complete results from the long week can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photography)

SIMPSON NARROWLY MISSES OUT WITH XR AT STUART
(July 13, 2022)
The Chris Simpson Racing team invaded Stuart International Speedway in Stuart, Iowa on July 11-12 to compete in a pair of $20,000 to win XR Super Series battles. On Monday night, Chris Simpson unfortunately missed out on the 50-lap headliner after finishing sixth in both his loaded heat race and his B-Main. With another $20,000 top prize up for grabs on Tuesday evening at Stuart, Chris was better in running fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main, but that was one mere position out of a coveted transfer spot into the 50-lapper. Complete results from the last two days at Stuart can be located online by clicking on www.racexr.com.

NO LUCK FOR SIMPSON AGAINST LUCAS OIL FOES
(July 10, 2022)
Chris Simpson and his #32 team were in action with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from July 6-9 at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa and Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota. On the 1/4-mile Davenport oval on Wednesday, a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the single day showdown. Chris placed third in his heat race prior to winding up twenty-first in the final rundown of the 40-lap feature event.

At Deer Creek, a trio of races - that were also co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil MLRA Series - made up the annual running of the 'Gopher 50.' In Thursday's $5,000 to win preliminary event, Chris clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and won his heat race, but a bout with the wall early in the 25-lap sprint relegated him to a disappointing twenty-third place showing. On Friday night in a similar $5,000 to win prelim, Chris grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race before a broken rear-end relegated him to twenty-fourth in line at the pay window following the 25-lapper.

Due to the mechanical woes and starting a little further back in the B-Main on Saturday than desired, the Oxford, Iowa standout made the decision to leave Deer Creek Speedway and did not compete in Saturday's portion of the 'Gopher 50.' The $50,000 to win headliner was ultimately won by Brandon Overton. Complete results from each day of racing action can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

SIMPSON FOURTH IN SLOCUM 50 AT 34 RACEWAY!
(July 3, 2022)
Following a rain-out on Friday night at C.J. Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa, Chris Simpson invaded 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday evening, July 2. The Lucas Oil MLRA Series presided over the annual running of the 'Slocum 50' and a $10,555 winner's check was on the line. Chris stopped the clock second fastest overall during the qualifying session before securing a victory in his heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the third row, Chris was able to move up a spot on his way to a strong fourth place performance behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr., Chad Simpson, and Ryan Gustin. Complete results from last night at 34 Raceway can be viewed online by clicking on www.mlraracing.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

CHRIS SIMPSON BAGS PAIR OF SUMMER NAT'LS WINS!
(June 19, 2022)
Chris Simpson Racing celebrated in victory lane for the first two times in 2022 with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals from June 16-18 in the states of Iowa and Illinois! On Thursday night at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Chris Simpson clicked off the fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to securing a victory in his heat race. After drawing the third starting spot and leading the first fifteen circuits, Chris was in the second position until leader Bobby Pierce dropped a driveshaft with only six laps remaining. The Oxford, Iowa ace then took advantage of his misfortune to lead the remainder of the 40-lapper to pocket the $5,000 payday over Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker, Trevor Gundaker, and Logan Martin!

Following a day off on Friday, the #32 team rolled into Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening for another Summer Nationals showdown. Chris once again posted the quickest lap in his group during time trials before winning his heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the pole position, Chris led the entertaining feature on three different occasions. He took the lead for good on lap 41 and beat Bobby Pierce, Dennis Erb, Jr., Ryan Unzicker, and Max Blair to the checkers to bag the $10,000 top prize! Complete results from both "Hell Tour" battles can be viewed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

SIMPSON ENTERS LUCRATIVE MILLION & DREAM
(June 12, 2022)
Chris Simpson and his #32 team made their way to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-11 to enter both the 'Eldora Million' and the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Following a washout on Wednesday evening in the Buckeye State, the entire 'Eldora Million' program was contested on Thursday. In the daytime preliminary event, which boasted a $12,000 payday, Chris was unfortunately involved in a grinding heat race wreck that led to a sixteenth place finish and forced him to scratch from the B-Main. In the nightcap that shelled out a $1,002,022 top prize, Chris placed seventh in both his heat race and his B-Main.

When the weekend rolled around at the "Big E," all eyes were focused on the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' On Friday night during the $12,000 to win preliminary show, Chris ran eighth in his stacked heat race and thirteenth in his B-Main. In Saturday's $128,000 to win 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' Chris opted to scratch from the entire program and was unfortunately not able to compete in a feature during his stint at the 1/2-mile oval. Complete results from each day at Eldora Speedway can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

CHRIS SIMPSON PICKS OFF 13 CARS IN SHOW-ME 100
(May 29, 2022)
The Chris Simpson Racing team made their yearly Memorial Day weekend pilgrimage to Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri for the running of the 'Show-Me 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned the crown jewel extravaganza from May 26-28, which was scheduled to kick off with a pair of $6,000 to win preliminary programs. Following a rain-out on Thursday night, Chris Simpson qualified tenth quickest in Group A during Friday's time trial session, but later suffered problems in his heat race to finish eleventh. Unfortunately, Chris was not able to transfer into the 40-lap feature that was won by Johnny Scott.

All eyes in the pit area were then fixated on capturing the $50,000 top prize on Saturday evening in front of a huge crowd. Chris placed thirteenth in his B-Main, but received a MLRA provisional to gain access into the 100-lap crown jewel headliner. The Oxford, Iowa ace then advanced thirteen positions during the contest to salvage a fifteenth place performance. Complete results from the 'Show-Me 100' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

SIMPSON EIGHTH IN RARE TRIP TO MARSHALLTOWN
(May 23, 2022)
It was a busy week for the #32 team from May 18-22 with a trio of lucrative events in the Hawkeye State. On Wednesday evening at Marshalltown Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa, a $22,022 top prize was up for grabs in a Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series shootout. Chris Simpson timed in ninth quickest overall during qualifying before running fourth in his loaded heat race. Chris then blasted past four competitors during the 50-lap main event en route to a strong eighth place performance.

The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series then took center stage with a pair of events at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. At Farley on Friday night in a $12,000 to win battle, Chris placed fifth in his heat race, but was an early retiree in the 50-lapper and was relegated to a twenty-first place showing. Following a rain-out on Saturday at 34 Raceway, Sunday's rain-postponed tilt boasted a $15,000 payday. Chris finished fifth in his heat race and was later paid for an eighteenth place effort after 50 caution-free circuits in the headliner. Complete results from all three weekend races can be found online at www.floseries.com and www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

CHRIS SIMPSON NABS TOP FIVE AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY!
(May 15, 2022)
Chris Simpson Racing headed to the Land of Lincoln from May 11-14 for a trio of high-profile Super Late Model events during "Illinois Speedweek." On Wednesday night at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois, Chris Simpson unfortunately missed out on the $22,022 to win Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series feature after finishing seventh in his stacked heat race and sixth in his B-Main. Things went much smoother for Chris on Thursday evening in a similar $22,022 to win Night in America Series special at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois. The Oxford, Iowa standout won his heat race in preliminary action before placing fourth in the 50-lapper behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Garrett Alberson!

Following a night off on Friday, the #32 team rolled into Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday for a visit by the MARS Racing Series. The "Illinois Speedweek" finale drew a stellar field of cars to vie for the $30,000 paycheck. Chris stopped the clock tenth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to running third in his heat race. He was then unfortunately an early retiree in the 50-lap headliner and was officially scored in the twentieth finishing position. Complete results from each of these three contests can be found online by clicking on www.floseries.com and www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

SIMPSON EIGHTH IN DAIRYLAND SHOWDOWN OPENER!
(May 8, 2022)
Chris Simpson and his #32 team made the trek to Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin from May 5-7 for the running of the 'Dairyland Showdown,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series. In the first $10,000 to win prelim on Thursday night, Chris timed in sixth fastest in Group B during qualifying before finishing third in his loaded heat race and eighth in the 40-lap feature event. At MTS on Friday evening in another $10,000 to win show, Chris unfortunately missed out on the 40-lapper after running seventh in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main.

After mechanical troubles slowed him on Friday, Chris unloaded a back-up car for Saturday's annual 'Dairyland Showdown' finale, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday. The Oxford, Iowa standout stopped the clock eighteenth fastest in Group B during qualifying before running eighth in his heat race. Following a seventh place showing in his B-Main, Chris was unfortunately forced to watch the 75-lap headliner that was ultimately won by Mike Marlar. Complete results from Mississippi Thunder Speedway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

 

 

 

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