WEEK FOR #32 TEAM IN WISCONSIN & IOWA...
8, 2017) Chris Simpson and his #32 team got a bit of redemption
from last night, as they dominated tonight at West Liberty Raceway
in West Liberty, Iowa to score a $10,000 triumph for their sixth
victory of the 2017 campaign! Chris laid down the second fastest
lap during the Corn Belt Clash qualifying session and later claimed
a victory in heat race action. After starting the 40-lapper from
the pole position, Chris led each and every circuit of the headliner
to bag the five-figure payday ahead of Scott Bloomquist, Chad Simpson,
Rodney Sanders, and Spencer Diercks! (Mike
(August 7, 2017) Chris Simpson Racing rolled into
Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa tonight for a $10,000 to win Corn
Belt Clash battle. Chris Simpson ran second in his heat race and
later started the 50-lap feature event from the outside of the second
row. Unfortunately, Chris got into the wall early in the race and
suffered a flat Hoosier tire. He later retired from the biggie in
his home state and wound up fifteenth in the final rundown.
(August 5, 2017) The 30th edition of the 'USA
Nationals' concluded tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway
in New Richmond, Wisconsin and each driver had their sights firmly
set on capturing the whopping $50,000 windfall. Chris Simpson laid
down the tenth fastest lap in Group B during time trials last night
and later ran fifth in heat race action. After finishing second
in tonight's consolation race, Chris was able to pick off seven
competitors during the 100-lap 'USA Nationals' on his way to a thirteenth
(August 4, 2017) The 'USA Nationals' finally kicked
off tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and a $6,000 payday was on the
line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series show at
the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Chris Simpson placed sixth
sixth in his stacked heat race prior to grabbing the third and final
transfer spot through his consolation event. Chris then opted to
pull his #32 off of the aggressive racing surface after only one
circuit in the 30-lap main event and was officially relegated to
twenty-fourth in the final finishing order.
(August 3, 2017) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'USA
Nationals' preliminary event at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway
in New Richmond, Wisconsin has been rained-out and rescheduled for
tomorrow evening. Also on tap tomorrow at CLS with the entire rain-postponed
prelim program will be the regularly scheduled time trial session
and heat races for Saturday's 'USA Nationals' headliner, which once
again boasts a gigantic $50,000 winner's check.
(August 2, 2017) The #32 team made the overnight
haul to Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin tonight for the annual
running of the 'Sun Drop Shootout,' which was sanctioned by the
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The $10,000 to win
event marked the eighth straight year that the national tour has
hosted an event at the sprawling 1/2-mile speedplant. Chris Simpson
knocked down the quickest lap overall during qualifying to earn
Fast Time honors and later scored an impressive victory in heat
race action. After drawing the fourth starting spot in the 50-lap
finale, Chris battled hard for a top five outing before slipping
back to seventh at the checkered flag.
(August 1, 2017) The World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series made their first-ever stop to Oshkosh Speedzone
Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin tonight and Chris Simpson Racing was
in the pit area to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Chris Simpson
tripped the clock sixth fastest in Group A during qualifying before
grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting
the 50-lapper from the outside of the fifth row, Chris hung around
the top ten and eventually settled for an eleventh place showing
in the caution-free affair.
SIMPSON FLEXES MUSCLE DURING PDC;
30, 2017) The #32 team ventured to Fairbury American Legion
Speedway on July 28-29 for the 28th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt
Classic,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series. A robust field of 65 Super Late Model
teams piled into the pit area in downtown Fairbury, Illinois to
vie for the whopping $30,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Chris
Simpson laid down the quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying
session before grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through
his $2,500 to win qualifying feature event behind only victor Brandon
Sheppard, Bobby Pierce, and Chris Madden. After starting Saturday's
100-lap grind from the inside of the eighth row, Chris vaulted all
the way up to second in the running order until track officials
pushed out inside tire markers during a late-race caution, which
severely altered his racing groove. The Oxford, Iowa native slipped
back several spots late in the distance and wound up seventh in
the final finishing order of the PDC. Full results from FALS can
be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
CHRIS CHARGES TO EIGHTH IN SILVER
23, 2017) The Chris Simpson Racing team invaded I-80 Speedway
in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 21-22 for the 7th Annual 'Silver
Dollar Nationals,' which was once again sanctioned by the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series and paid a whopping $53,000 to the winner
- a record high. Things kicked off in the Cornhusker State on Friday
night with two sets of qualifying heat races. Chris Simpson placed
fifth in his first heat race of the evening and sixth in his final
prelim. After grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main
on Saturday, Chris started the 80-lap finale from the outside of
the eleventh row. The Oxford, Iowa standout then rallied past fourteen
racecars during the action-packed race en route to a steady eighth
place performance. Full results from I-80 Speedway can be viewed
by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
SIMPSON ADVANCES NINE SPOTS IN NAPA
KNOW HOW 50
15, 2017) Chris Simpson and his #32 team drove through
the pit gate on Friday night, July 14 at Tri-City Speedway in Granite
City, Illinois for the 'NAPA Know How 50.' The Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series special drew 32 competitors to the St. Louis-area venue,
all of whom were vying for the $10,000 winner's check. Chris knocked
down the seventh fastest time in Group B during the qualifying session
before finishing sixth in his stacked heat race. After grabbing
the third and final transfer spot through his B-Main, Chris started
the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the eleventh row. The Oxford,
Iowa star then proceeded to pick off nine competitors during the
'NAPA Know How 50' on his way to a thirteenth place effort. Full
results from last night at Granite City can be viewed online at
MULTI-CAR TANGLE TAKES SIMPSON OUT
AT DEER CREEK
9, 2017) Chris Simpson Racing rolled into the pristine
Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota on Saturday night,
July 8 for the annual running of the 'Gopher 50.' The World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series presided over the prestigious race,
which drew 36 competitors to the 3/8-mile oval to vie for the $10,000
payday. Chris Simpson stopped the clock sixth quickest in Group
A during the qualifying session and later ran fifth in his stacked
heat race. After nabbing the second transfer spot through his consolation
event, Chris was unfortunately involved in a multi-car tangle on
lap 28 and was forced to retire from the 'Gopher 50' in the twenty-third
position. Full results from last night at Deer Creek Speedway can
be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
SIMPSON DRIVES CUE'S MODIFIED TO
SIXTH AT VINTON
(July 3, 2017) A last minute decision put Chris
Simpson behind the wheel of Doug Cue's #32 Open Wheel Modified on
Sunday evening, July 2 at Benton County Speedway in Vinton, Iowa.
Chris moved past two cars in his heat race to finish fifth and later
rolled off from the inside of the tenth row in the $3,500 to win
main event. The Oxford, Iowa standout then blasted by thirteen competitors
during the A-Main on his way to a steady sixth place feature effort.
Complete results from last night's 23rd Annual 'Hogan Memorial'
at Vinton can be viewed by clicking on www.jjamracing.net.
CHRIS SIMPSON DROPS IN ON UMP SUMMER
24, 2017) Next up was a visit to Fairbury American Legion
Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois tonight for another Summer Nationals
tilt, which carried a $10,000 payday. Chris Simpson tripped the
clock third quickest in Group B during the time trial session prior
to picking up an impressive win in heat race action. Chris then
drew the third starting spot before the drop of the green flag in
the 50-lap finale and wound up finishing right where he started...
in the third position behind only race winner Shannon Babb and runner-up
Dennis Erb, Jr.!
(June 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
(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.