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SIMPSON RUNNER-UP AT DUBUQUE; SIXTH
IN GOPHER 50!
8, 2018) Chris Simpson Racing entered a pair of $10,000
to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series shootouts on
July 6-7 at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa and Deer Creek Speedway
in Spring Valley, Minnesota. On Friday night on a rugged racing
surface at Dubuque, Chris Simpson timed in fourth fastest overall
during qualifying, won his heat race, and led a couple of laps late
in the 40-lap feature event. Chris eventually wound up placing an
impressive runner-up behind only victor Brandon Sheppard. In the
annual 'Gopher 50' on Saturday evening at Deer Creek, the Oxford,
Iowa ace once again won his heat race and drove up to second in
the 50-lapper before slipping to sixth at the unfurling of the checkered
flag. Full results from both WOOLMS programs can be found online
CHRIS SIMPSON BACK IN MOD; FIFTH
IN HOGAN MEMORIAL
4, 2018) Oxford, Iowa ace Chris Simpson hooked back up
with Open Wheel Modified car owner Doug Cue to enter the 24th edition
of the 'Hogan Memorial' on Tuesday evening, July 3 at Benton County
Speedway in Vinton, Iowa. Chris moved past three competitors during
his heat race to finish second and later rolled off from the inside
of the fourth row in the $2,683 to win feature event. He then steadily
moved forward during the course of the headliner and eventually
wound up fifth in the final rundown in the race that was won by
Kyle Brown. Full results can be accessed online at www.jjamracing.net.
SIMPSON ENTERS SELECT SUMMER NATIONALS
28, 2018) The next race on the "Hell Tour" grind
for the #32 team came tonight at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois.
A strong field of 34 entrants were in the pit area tonight at the
1/4-mile oval to race for the $5,000 winner's check. Chris Simpson
laid down the fifth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying, but
a tangle early in his heat race dropped him to a ninth place finish.
After receiving a provisional to gain access into the 40-lap feature,
Chris picked off fifteen competitors during the headliner en route
to a solid sixth place showing behind only winner Brian Shirley,
Dennis Erb, Jr., Shannon Babb, Ryan Unzicker, and Tanner English.
(June 23, 2018) Another $10,000 payday was on
the line on the "Hell Tour" tonight in front of the loyal
fan base at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury,
Illinois! Chris Simpson posted the eighth quickest time in Group
A during qualifying before finishing second in his loaded heat race.
After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the fourth row,
Chris was able to drive past a trio of competitors on his way to
a strong fourth place effort behind only victor Billy Moyer, Brian
Shirley, and Shannon Babb!
(June 22, 2018) Mother Nature finally gave a reprieve
to the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour tonight, but several days
of heavy rain through the Land of Lincoln left Tri-City Speedway
with a rough, hammer-down racing surface. At the Granite City, Illinois
oval, Chris Simpson timed in fourteenth fastest in Group B during
qualifying and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot
through his heat race. In the rugged $10,000 to win headliner, which
saw only eight cars finish the 40-lap distance, Chris was the first
retiree and was relegated to a twenty-second place performance.
(June 21, 2018) Thursday's scheduled $5,000 to
win "Hell Tour" shootout at Spoon River Speedway in Banner,
Illinois has shifted to Monday, June 25 because of wet grounds and
a rainy forecast. The next UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown
will be Friday, June 22 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois
where a $10,000 payday will be up for grabs.
(June 16, 2018) Another $10,000 top prize was
up for grabs on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals grind tonight at
the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. Debuting
a new Longhorn racecar, Chris Simpson ran into overheating issues
all night long. He was able to earn the third transfer spot through
the B-Main into the 30-lap headliner, but retired early in the feature
due to overheating and wound up twenty-second in the final finishing
(June 15, 2018) Chris Simpson joined the cars
and stars of the UMP Summer Nationals circuit tonight at Sycamore
Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois, as a $10,000 payday was on the
line. Chris timed in fifth fastest in Group A during the qualifying
session before grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through
his heat race. After starting thirteenth on the grid in the 55-lap
main event, Chris was able to advance past three competitors on
his way to a respectable tenth place showing in the richest event
ever at the 55-year old facility.
CHRIS SIMPSON DRIVES TO TOP TEN IN
10, 2018) One of the sport's richest events was held from
June 7-9 at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, as 78
competitors converged at the 1/2-mile speedplant to do battle in
'Dream XXIV.' Following a washout on Thursday night, both preliminary
shows were held on Friday. In the $5,000 to win prelim during the
afternoon, Chris Simpson finished fifth in his heat race and thirteenth
in the 25-lap main event, while Chris placed fourth in his heat
race and eighth in the $10,000 to win Twin 25 during the evening
session. On Saturday evening, Chris ran sixth in his loaded heat
race and won his B-Main prior to blasting past eleven competitors
during the 100-lap 'Dirt Late Model Dream' en route to finishing
tenth in the $100,000 to win crown jewel spectacular. Complete results
from the rainy weekend at Eldora Speedway can be found online by
clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
SIMPSON BACK IN MODIFIED IN MARSHALLTOWN
6, 2018) For the second time in a four-day stretch, Chris
Simpson was back behind the wheel of Doug Cue's #31 Open Wheel Modified
in a $2,000 to win special on Tuesday night, June 5 at Marshalltown
Speedway in Marshalltown, Iowa. Chris placed third in his heat race
and later rolled off from the outside of the third row in the 25-lap
throwdown. The Oxford, Iowa ace unfortunately spun out early in
the feature, but battled back from the tail end of the strong field
to salvage a solid sixth place performance. Complete results from
last night at Marshalltown can be found by accessing www.marshalltownspeedway.com.
SIMPSON STREAKS TO RUNNER-UP AT INDEPENDENCE!
3, 2018) Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, took Open Wheel
Modified car owner Doug Cue up on his last minute offer to drive
in a weekly $400 to win show on Saturday, June 2 at Independence
Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa. Chris started at the tail
end of his heat race, but maneuvered his #31 entry to a second place
prelim finish. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth
row in the A-Main, Chris was also on the move early and often en
route to an impressive runner-up effort. Full results from the Hawkeye
State oval can be found online at www.independencemotorspeedway.com.
CHRIS SIMPSON STORMS TO SHOW-ME 100
27, 2018) The #32 team was in the pit area at the pristine
Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 24-26 for the
26th edition of the Lucas Oil 'Show-Me 100,' which was once again
sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. The three-day
extravaganza in the Show-Me State started with a pair of $6,000
to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Chris Simpson ran
third in his heat race prior to finishing twelfth in the 45-lap
main event. At Wheatland on Friday evening, Chris placed eighth
in his loaded heat race, second in his B-Main, and twelfth once
again in the 40-lapper.
By virtue of racking up the twelfth most points in
preliminary action, Chris rolled off from the outside of the sixth
row in Saturday's 100-lap headliner. During the course of the $30,000
to win 'Show-Me 100,' the Oxford, Iowa star rallied past seven competitors
en route to an impressive fifth place showing. Chris trailed only
victor Scott Bloomquist, Brian Shirley, Mike Marlar, and Bobby Pierce
at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Full results from Memorial
Day weekend can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
SIMPSON ENTERS NAPA NORTH STAR NATIONALS...
20, 2018) With tonight's rain-out at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood,
Nebraska, Chris Simpson competed in only one event over the May
19-20 weekend on Saturday evening at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring
Valley, Minnesota. Chris suffered through mechanical troubles on
his #32 machine all night and was unfortunately unable to transfer
into the $12,000 to win 'NAPA North Star Nationals' headliner. The
Oxford, Iowa standout qualified fourteenth fastest in Group A during
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials before running sixth
in his loaded heat race and fourth in his consolation event. Full
results from the 50-lap feature last night at Deer Creek, which
was won by Jonathan Davenport, can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
CHRIS SIMPSON FOURTH AT BOTH DAVENPORT
6, 2018) Chris Simpson and his #32 team battled the cars
and stars of the Lucas Oil MLRA Series on May 4-5 on the 1/4-mile
at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa and at LaSalle Speedway
in LaSalle, Illinois. On Friday night at Davenport, Chris fought
electrical issues all evening and wound up fourth in his heat race
and fourth in the 40-lapper behind only winner Chad Simpson, JC
Wyman, and Mitch McGrath. At LaSalle on Saturday, Chris won his
heat race in preliminary action and ran second through much of the
40-lap headliner before slipping to fourth at the checkered flag
behind only victor Will Vaught, Chad Simpson, and Tony Jackson,
Jr.! Complete results from both $3,000 to win MLRA contests can
be accessed online at www.mlraracing.com.
SIMPSON EARNS TOP TEN IN BUSCH 50
AT GRANITE CITY
28, 2018) Chris Simpson Racing traveled to Tri-City Speedway
in Granite City, Illinois on Friday evening, April 27 for the 'Busch
50.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the $12,000
to win affair at the St. Louis-area venue. Chris Simpson earned
the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race and later
rolled off from the inside of the fifth row in the 50-lap feature
event. Chris then made it up to as high as fifth in the running
order before getting stuck in the wrong lane on a restart and winding
up eighth in the final finishing order. Full results from last night
at Tri-City Speedway can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
CHRIS SIMPSON DOMINATES DAVENPORT
FOR $5,000 WIN!
22, 2018) Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, was back in Lucas
Oil MLRA victory lane on Friday evening, April 20 at Davenport Speedway
in Davenport, Iowa! Chris won his heat race in preliminary action
and later led all thirty laps of the main event from the pole position
to claim the $5,000 top prize ahead of Brian Shirley, Tyler Bruening,
Tony Jackson, Jr., and Payton Looney! On Saturday night, April 21,
the #32 team followed the MLRA gang to 34 Raceway in West Burlington,
Iowa for the $10,555 to win 'Slocum 50.' Chris won his heat race,
led the first four circuits of the 50-lapper, and settled for an
impressive runner-up effort in the lucrative event behind only victor
Shannon Babb. Full results from both weekend shows can be obtained
by clicking on www.mlraracing.com.
SIMPSON CAPTURES $15,000 TOP PRIZE
IN THAW BRAWL!!!
1, 2018) Oxford, Iowa star Chris Simpson claimed the biggest
payday of his career on Saturday evening, March 31 during the 'Thaw
Brawl' finale at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois! Chris knocked
down the ninth fastest lap in Group B during Lucas Oil MLRA Series
time trials before scoring the win in heat race action. After starting
the 75-lap main event from the outside of the front row, Chris passed
his brother Chad Simpson for the point on lap 18 and held the lead
for the remainder of the contest. He went on to bag the $15,000
windfall ahead of Rusty Schlenk, Ricky Weiss, Chad Simpson, and
A day earlier, the #32 team was in the pit area at LaSalle for
the $5,000 to win Lucas Oil MLRA Series season opener on Friday,
March 30. Chris posted the fourth quickest time in Group A during
qualifying prior to running second in his loaded heat race. He then
fought a tight racecar during the 50-lap headliner and wound up
retiring from the race in the seventeenth position. Full results
from both 'Thaw Brawl' weekend battles can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com.