SIMPSON NABS TOP FIVE AT LINCOLN SPEEDWAY!
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
(Todd Healy Photo)
SIMPSON EIGHTH IN DAIRYLAND
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
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)
CHRIS SIMPSON LANDS
ON PODIUM AT WHEATLAND!
24, 2022) Next up for the Chris Simpson Racing team was
a trip to the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri
on April 22-23 for a pair of Lucas Oil MLRA Series programs. In
the $5,000 to win 'MLRA Spring Nationals' opener on Friday night,
Chris Simpson ran second in his heat race prior to moving up to
finish fourth in the 40-lapper behind only winner Johnny Scott,
Jason Papich, and Stormy Scott. At Wheatland on Saturday evening
in the $7,000 to win finale, Chris won his heat race in preliminary
action before landing on the podium in the 40-lap headliner behind
only victor Payton Looney and runner-up Chad Simpson! Full results
from both 'MLRA Spring Nationals' throwdowns can be accessed online
by clicking on www.mlraracing.com.
(Fast Track Photos)
SIMPSON NABS TOP FIVE
IN 81 SPEEDWAY FINALE!
10, 2022) The #32 team returned to dirt-slinging competition
on April 8-9 in a doubleheader dubbed as the 'Heartland Hustle'
at 81 Speedway in Park City, Kansas. The opening two events on the
Lucas Oil MLRA Series slate started with a $5,000 to win opener
on Friday night. Chris Simpson placed third in his heat race prior
to passing five competitors during the 30-lap feature en route to
a strong sixth place showing.
On Saturday evening in the finale, which boasted a
$7,000 payday, Chris timed in fifth quickest in Group A during qualifying
before finishing fourth in his stacked heat race. The Oxford, Iowa
standout then blasted past eight racecars during the 35-lapper to
cross underneath the checkers in the fifth finishing position. Chris
trailed only victor Johnny Scott, Gordy Gundaker, Chad Simpson,
and Tad Pospisil. Complete results from both weekend battles in
the "Sunflower State" can be located online at www.mlraracing.com.
(Mike Ruefer Photo)
CHRIS SIMPSON BACK AT
VSP FOR DIRTCAR NATIONALS
19, 2022) The 51st edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' wrapped
up tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as a total of 57 drivers entered
the finale at the Barberville, Florida speedplant to gun for the
$10,000 winner's check with the World of Outlaws Case Construction
Late Model Series. Chris Simpson stopped the clock fifth quickest
in Group B during the qualifying session before grabbing the second
transfer spot through his loaded heat race. Chris then started tenth
on the grid in the 40-lap main event, but unfortunately stopped
to draw a lap 26 yellow flag and retired in the twenty-eighth finishing
(February 18, 2022) The penultimate
event of the 51st Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' took place earlier
tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as another $10,000 windfall was
on the line with the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model
Series at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant. Chris Simpson was unfortunately
not able to transfer into the 40-lap feature after timing in twenty-second
quickest in Group A during qualifying and finishing sixth in his
heat race and fifth in his B-Main.
(February 17, 2022) Round four of
the 'DIRTcar Nationals' saw teams chase another $10,000 top prize
tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Chris
Simpson laid down the thirteenth fastest time in Group A during
the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series qualifying
session before finishing fourth in his stacked heat race. Following
a triumph in his B-Main, Chris was unfortunately an early retiree
in the 40-lap main event and was ultimately paid for a twenty-ninth
(February 16, 2022) Chris Simpson
was busy tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as he competed in not
only the regularly-scheduled $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Case
Construction Late Model Series program at the Barberville, Florida
facility, but also a rain-postponed feature from January's annual
'Sunshine Nationals' that boasted an additional $10,000 paycheck.
Chris unfortunately missed out on the 40-lap regular headliner after
finishing sixth in his loaded heat race and third in his B-Main.
In the make-up main event from January, Chris was officially paid
for a twenty-fifth place performance.
(February 15, 2022) The second night
of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took center stage at Volusia Speedway
Park in Barberville, Florida and even though the program was paused
for awhile due to rain showers, the $7,000 to win DIRTcar Super
Late Model show was still able to get into the record books during
the wee hours of the morning. Chris Simpson stopped the clock seventeenth
quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to placing sixth in
his heat race and third in his B-Main. Unfortunately, those finishes
narrowly kept Chris out of the 30-lap headliner that was ultimately
won by Ryan Gustin.
(February 14, 2022) Back where his
2022 campaign started in January, Chris Simpson returned to Volusia
Speedway Park today to compete in the first round of the 51st Annual
'DIRTcar Nationals.' The DIRTcar Super Late Models roared into the
Barberville, Florida facility and 47 competitors were on hand to
vie for the $7,000 first place prize money. Chris qualified eleventh
fastest in Group B during time trials before nabbing the third transfer
spot through his stacked heat race. He then started the 30-lapper
from the outside of the fifth row and fought hard for a top ten
before winding up eleventh at the unfurling of the checkered flag.
SIMPSON STARTS 2022
SEASON IN SUNSHINE NATIONALS
22, 2022) In a weekend plagued by rugged track conditions
and now inclement weather, tonight's regularly scheduled 'Sunshine
Nationals' finale at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida
has been wiped out and the $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late
Model Series program will not be rescheduled.
(January 21, 2022) Next up at Volusia
Speedway Park was another $10,000 top prize in round two of the
'Sunshine Nationals.' Chris Simpson started off his evening by laying
down the fifteenth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying prior
to placing eighth in his loaded heat race. Due to unfavorable track
conditions and a deep starting spot in his B-Main, Chris chose to
scratch for the night and did not advance into the main event, which
was eventually postponed to February 16 because of rain showers.
(January 20, 2022) Chris Simpson
Racing started their 2022 campaign in the 'Sunshine Nationals' opener
at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The World of Outlaws
Late Model Series lid lifter boasted a $10,000 paycheck. Chris Simpson
timed in twelfth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session
before running sixth in his stacked heat race and fifth in his B-Main.
He then relied on a series emergency provisional and was scheduled
to start twenty-fifth on the grid in the main event before the contest
was pushed back to Friday afternoon due to rough track conditions
and time constraints. Once the 30-lapper finally went green, Chris
wound up twentieth in the final finishing order of the daytime affair.