(January 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 evening.

(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!

(January 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.

(December 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.

(October 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.

(September 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.

(September 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.

(September 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.

(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.



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