WEST SHOOTOUT NIGHTLY RESULTS FOR #32 TEAM
15, 2017) Another soggy day in the desert forced 'Wild
West Shootout' officials to scrap plans for the day-night doubleheader
today at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. The final two
events of the six race miniseries have been scrapped due to inclement
weather and will not be rescheduled. Chris Simpson leaves the Phoenix-area
with a trio of runner-up performances and an additional podium showing
in the four races that were put into the record books.
(January 14, 2017) An unfortunate rain-out of
the fifth round of the 'Wild West Shootout' tonight at Arizona Speedway
will set up a rare day-night doubleheader in the desert on Sunday,
January 15. The $5,000 to win, rain-postponed show will kick things
off on Sunday morning, while the $12,000 to win miniseries finale
will wrap things up at the Queen Creek, Arizona facility on Sunday
(January 13, 2017) Night four of the 'Wild West
Shootout' miniseries greeted Chris Simpson and his #32 team tonight
and yet another $5,000 winner's check was on the line at Arizona
Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. Chris laid down the quickest time
in his group during the qualifying session prior to picking up another
win in his loaded heat race. The Oxford, Iowa standout then started
fourth in the 30-lapper before working his way up to the second
spot to garner another runner-up feature effort behind only race
winner Bobby Pierce!
(January 11, 2017) After a couple of days off
in the desert, round three of the 11th Annual 'Wild West Shootout'
took center stage tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Chris Simpson posted the second fastest lap in his group during
time trials and later ran second in heat race action. After starting
the $5,000 to win headliner from the inside of the third row, Chris
once again worked his way towards the front of the stellar field
in the 30-lap affair to score an impressive runner-up showing behind
only victor Billy Moyer!
(January 8, 2017) Another $5,000 top prize was
up for grabs for the #32 team tonight in round two of the annual
'Wild West Shootout' at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona.
Chris Simpson once again knocked down the fastest time in his group
during qualifying before claiming another heat race triumph. The
Oxford, Iowa star then drew the fifth starting position for the
30-lapper and was able to steer his #32 Longhorn mount past a trio
of competitors en route to a sterling runner-up performance behind
only feature winner Bobby Pierce!
(January 7, 2017) The Chris Simpson Racing team
once again kicked off their racing season in the Copper State, as
they were in the pit area at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona
tonight for the $5,000 to win 'Wild West Shootout' opener! Chris
Simpson clicked off the quickest lap in his group during the qualifying
session prior to scoring the victory in his heat race. After starting
third on the grid in the 30-lap feature, Chris ran second early
in the distance before settling for a third place podium effort
behind only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Brandon Overton!
SIMPSON TO START 2017 CAMPAIGN IN
WILD WEST SHOOTOUT!
4, 2017) Chris Simpson and his #32 team are in the process
of trekking out west for the 11th edition of the 'Wild West Shootout,'
which will be held for the first time at Arizona Speedway in Queen
Creek, Arizona. Chris' first six events of 2017 will take place
from January 7-15 at the 1/3-mile oval located just outside of Phoenix.
The first five races will pay $5,000 to the victor while the January
15 finale will boast a $12,000 winner's check.
A $10,000 points fund has been established for the
six-race miniseries with $3,000 earmarked for the overall champion.
In addition, 'Wild West Shootout' title sponsor Keyser Manufacturing
has posted a $250,000 bonus for any driver that can sweep all six
shows, a $100,000 bonus for five wins, and a $50,000 bonus for a
driver picking up four feature victories. Chris has enjoyed several
strong runs in recent years in the Copper State including a $5,000
triumph back in 2013! Additional information concerning this year's
version of the 'Wild West Shootout' can be located online at www.wildwestshootout.net.
CHRIS SIMPSON FIFTH IN GATEWAY DIRT
18, 2016) Chris Simpson and the #32 team finally wrapped
up their version of the 2016 racing season on December 15-17 in
the inaugural running of the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' inside of
The Dome at America's Center in downtown St. Louis, Missouri. A
1/5-mile dirt bullring was constructed inside of the spacious dome
and a large crowd was on hand to witness the historic weekend of
indoor action. Things kicked off for the Super Late Models on Thursday
night with two rounds of qualifying and Chris was able to lay claim
to the sixth quickest lap of the 97 competitors in attendance.
On Friday evening, Chris scored an impressive victory in his loaded
heat race and later started the $5,000 to win preliminary feature
event from the outside of the second row. The Oxford, Iowa native
was then a fixture towards the front of the talented field throughout
the 25-lap sprint before eventually winding up fifth at the checkers
behind only victor Shannon Babb, Darrell Lanigan, Jason Feger, and
Scott Bloomquist. After drawing the seventh starting spot for Saturday's
$20,000 to win 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' headliner, Chris unfortunately
ran into trouble early in the 40-lapper and retired from the race
in the eighteenth position. Full results from the season-ending
weekend in St. Louis can be accessed online at www.gatewaydirt.com.
SIMPSON ON PODIUM IN FALL NATIONALS
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!
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
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.