WEST SHOOTOUT NIGHTLY RESULTS...
13, 2019) Chris Simpson wrapped up the 13th edition of
the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries tonight at Arizona Speedway
in Queen Creek, Arizona. A forty car field signed into the pit area
to do battle for the $14,000 payday. Chris stopped the clock second
fastest in his group during the qualifying session and later wound
up third in his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap grand
finale from the outside of the sixth row, Chris completed only twenty
circuits during the 'Shaw Trucking 50' and was forced to settle
for a twenty-third place showing.
(January 12, 2019) A day/night doubleheader
in the desert - due to an earlier rainout - took place today at
Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona, as a pair of $5,000 to
win programs were held during the busiest day of the 'Wild West
Shootout.' In the afternoon affair, Chris Simpson placed second
in his heat race prior to blasting past four competitors during
the 30-lap feature to garner a strong third place podium effort
behind only victor Ricky Weiss and runner-up Brandon Sheppard. During
the nightcap, Chris ran third in his loaded heat race before winding
up seventeenth in the final rundown of the 40-lapper.
(January 11, 2019) The third contest
of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries took center stage tonight
at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. A total of 46 Super
Late Model entrants piled into the desert facility to vie for another
$5,000 windfall. Chris Simpson unfortunately had problems during
the time trial session and hit the turn one wall hard, which led
to him scratching from the remainder of the program. He did not
compete in the night's 30-lapper, which was eventually won by Bobby
(January 9, 2019) Another $5,000
winner's check was on the line for the #32 team during the 13th
edition of the 'Wild West Shootout' tonight at Arizona Speedway
in Queen Creek, Arizona. Chris Simpson posted the quickest time
in his group during qualifying before running a strong second in
his heat race. After starting the 30-lap main event from the inside
of the fourth row, Chris bolted up to sixth early in the race before
dropping back to finish seventh in the final finishing order.
(January 6, 2019) Heavy overnight
rain at Arizona Speedway has postponed tonight's second round of
'Wild West Shootout' action to Saturday afternoon, January 12. A
day/night doubleheader will now take place next Saturday with both
unsanctioned Super Late Model programs boasting a $5,000 top prize.
Dirt-slinging competition at the Queen Creek, Arizona facility will
resume on Wednesday, January 9.
(January 5, 2019) The 2019 campaign
officially kicked off tonight at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek,
Arizona with the opening round of the 13th Annual 'Wild West Shootout.'
A strong field of 45 competitors converged at the Copper State venue
for the $5,000 to win throwdown. Chris Simpson stopped the clock
second quickest in his group during the qualifying session before
securing an impressive heat race triumph. After starting third on
the grid in the 40-lap main event, Chris unfortunately ran into
problems late in the feature distance and was eventually paid for
a nineteenth place effort in his season lid lifter.
SIMPSON VENTURES WEST
TO KICK OFF 2019 SEASON!!
2, 2019) Things kick off for the #32 team later this week
in Arizona with the 2019 edition of the 'Wild West Shootout.' From
January 5-13, six unsanctioned Super Late Model specials will be
held at Arizona Speedway in Queen Creek, Arizona. The first five
shows (January 5, 6, 9, 11, and 12) will boast a $5,000 paycheck,
while the grand finale on Sunday, January 13 is slated to pay a
whopping $14,000 to the winner. Chris Simpson has one career win
in Arizona in the month of January (back in 2013), along with countless
podium efforts, and will be looking to add more early-season success
to his resume when the dirt starts flying this Saturday at the Phoenix-area
facility! More information on the 'Wild West Shootout' can be obtained
online at www.wildwestshootout.net.
CHRIS SIMPSON CLOSES
OUT SEASON WITH VEGAS TRIP
11, 2018) Chris Simpson wrapped up his 2018 campaign from
November 8-10 in the 21st edition of the 'Duel in the Desert' at
the Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Piloting Johnny Saathoff's Open Wheel Modified, Chris drew a horrible
number on both Thursday and Friday and with passing at a premium,
he was not able to transfer into a preliminary main event. On Saturday
night at LVMS, Chris drove past three competitors in his B-Main
to finish fourth, but that was unfortunately a few spots out of
a coveted transfer position into the $7,777 to win, 40-lap headliner.
Complete results from the season-ending 'Duel in the Desert' can
be accessed online at www.lvms.com.
SIMPSON TRANSFERS INTO
ANOTHER WORLD 100!
14, 2018) Chris Simpson Racing trekked back to the hallowed
grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on October 12-13 for
the completion of the rain-postponed 'World 100.' The dirt-slinging
action was slated to get back underway at the "Big E"
on Friday evening with a pair of Twin 25s, but the $10,000 to win
prelim shows were pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to inclement
weather. Chris Simpson grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot
through his heat race and later started sixteenth on the grid in
his 25-lapper. Chris was then able to steer past a trio of racecars
during the daytime affair to secure a thirteenth place showing.
Following a quick reworking of the racetrack for Saturday
night's grand finale, the 48th edition of the 'World 100' took center
stage and a whopping $51,000 paycheck was up for grabs. Chris finished
sixth in his stacked heat race before running fourth in his B-Main.
After rolling off from the outside of the fourteenth row in the
100-lap crown jewel spectacular, the Oxford, Iowa ace was the first
retiree in the thirtieth position. Complete results from the hectic
day/night doubleheader at Eldora Speedway can be accessed online
CHRIS SIMPSON STRONG
THROUGHOUT MOD MANIA!
30, 2018) The #32 team rolled into Tri-City Speedway in
Granite City, Illinois from September 27-29 for the annual running
of 'Mod Mania,' which also featured a trio of DIRTcar Super Late
Model specials. On Thursday night in the $2,000 to win weekend opener,
Chris Simpson placed seventh in his heat race, but later steered
past twelve competitors during the A-Main to claim a solid eighth
place outing. At Granite City on Friday evening, Chris ran second
in heat race action before climbing to second in the $2,500 to win
headliner to trail only victor Brian Birkhofer. In the $3,000 to
win weekend finale on Saturday, Chris won his heat race prior to
securing another runner-up performance in the feature behind only
race winner Brian Shirley. Complete results from the triple shot
can be viewed online at www.tricityspeedway.net.
SIMPSON RUNNER-UP IN
BILL WAITE JR. MEMORIAL CLASSIC
24, 2018) Chris Simpson Racing invaded LaSalle Speedway
in LaSalle, Illinois on Sunday night, September 23 for the annual
running of the 'Bill Waite Jr. Memorial Classic.' The DIRTcar Super
Late Model special boasted a $5,000 payday. Chris Simpson laid down
the fourth fastest lap overall during qualifying prior to scoring
a heat race triumph. After starting the 40-lap feature event from
the outside of the front row, Chris settled into the second spot
at the drop of the green flag and eventually scored a strong runner-up
performance behind only victor Brian Shirley! Full results from
last night at LaSalle can be viewed online at www.lasallespeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
CHRIS SIMPSON GETS TOP
TEN IN KNOXVILLE OPENER
16, 2018) Chris Simpson found himself in the pit area at
the renowned Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa from September
13-15 for the 15th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville
Nationals,' which kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary
shows. On Thursday night, Chris ran second in his heat race before
eventually finishing ninth in the final rundown of the 25-lap feature
event. At the 1/2-mile, semi-banked speedplant on Friday evening,
Chris placed fourth in his stacked heat race and twenty-second in
the B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the night's 25-lap
By virtue of accumulating the tenth highest point
total, Chris earned the right to the outside of the fifth row in
Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The
Oxford, Iowa standout had his sights set on the whopping $40,000
payday in the crown jewel spectacular, but eventually retired his
new Black Diamond Chassis in the twentieth position. Full results
from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie can be accessed
online by visiting www.lucasdirt.com.
SIMPSON ENDURES SOGGY
WORLD 100 WEEKEND...
9, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar for the #32 team
was the 48th running of the famous 'World 100,' which was scheduled
to run on the high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from
September 6-8. With the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon
postponing all of the action on Friday and Saturday until October
12-13, Chris Simpson competed in only his $10,000 to win Twin 25
at the "Big E" on Thursday night. After rain showers pushed
back the program until the wee hours of Friday morning, Chris finished
seventh in his loaded heat race before streaking up to third in
his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Oxford, Iowa standout missed out
on transferring into his 25-lapper by one more spot through his
consolation race. Complete results from the rainy weekend in the
Buckeye State can be located by logging onto www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
CHRIS SIMPSON RAINED-OUT
IN MODIFIED AT FARLEY
(September 1, 2018) Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa,
was back behind the wheel of a Doug Cue-owned Open Wheel Modified
on Friday night, August 31 during the preliminary night for the
$3,000 to win 'Yankee Dirt Track Classic' at Farley Speedway in
Farley, Iowa. In the double heat race program, Chris advanced past
four competitors to finish sixth in his first heat race, while he
scored a triumph in his final prelim. He had then locked himself
in Saturday's A-Main by virtue of the passing points system, but
Mother Nature had other ideas and the remainder of the 'Yankee Dirt
Track Classic' was postponed to a later date...
SIMPSON ENTERS LUCRATIVE
DIRT MILLION AT MANSFIELD
26, 2018) The #32 team made the long trek from the Hawkeye
State to Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio on August 24-25
for the inaugural running of the 'Dirt Million.' The Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series sanctioned the highly-publicized spectacular,
which kicked off on Friday night with a pair of $10,000 to win duels.
Chris Simpson placed seventh in his loaded heat race and fourth
in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 30-lapper.
A standing-room-only crowd then flooded the Buckeye
State facility on Saturday evening to witness the largest-paying
Super Late Model race during the 2018 season. Chris once again failed
to earn a coveted starting spot in the nearly $203,000 to win headliner
after running fifth in his heat race and eleventh in his B-Main.
Complete results from Mansfield can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
CHRIS SIMPSON CREDITED FOR FIFTH
AT WEST LIBERTY!
(August 12, 2018) Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa,
was back behind the wheel of Doug Cue's Open Wheel Modified on Saturday
evening, August 11 in a $2,000 to win special at West Liberty Raceway
in West Liberty, Iowa. Chris ran fourth in his heat race prior to
scoring a victory in his B-Main. After starting the 30-lap main
event from the inside of the seventh row, Chris streaked all the
way up to sixth by the unfurling of the checkered flag, but was
paid for a fifth place showing after someone was disqualified ahead
SIMPSON EARNS PAIR OF TOP TENS AT
5, 2018) As the calendar turned to the month of August,
the #32 team found themselves near the Minnesota / Wisconsin border
at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin on
August 2-4 for the 31st Annual 'USA Nationals,' which was sanctioned
once again by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series.
The extended weekend kicked off on Thursday evening with a $6,000
to win preliminary program. Chris Simpson ran fifth in his stacked
heat race prior to recording a victory in his consolation race.
After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the 40-lap
feature event, Chris streaked past ten competitors during the contest
to bag a strong seventh place effort.
At CLS on Friday night, a double set of heat races with passing
points were held to help set the lineups for Saturday's grand finale,
which once again boasted a $50,000 winner's check. Chris ran fourth
in his first heat race of the evening, while he placed third in
his final prelim. By virtue of racking up the thirteenth most passing
points, Chris started Saturday's 100-lap 'USA Nationals' from the
inside of the seventh row. Even though he slowed to draw a caution
on lap 82, the Oxford, Iowa standout was still able to claim a top
ten finish, as he crossed underneath the checkers in the ninth spot.
Full results from the 'USA Nationals' weekend can be found online
by visiting www.woolms.com.
CHRIS SIMPSON WINS QUALIFYING FEATURE
29, 2018) The 29th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic'
took center stage over the July 27-28 weekend at Fairbury American
Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. On Friday night,
Chris Simpson knocked down the third fastest lap in Group A during
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying prior to
scoring a $2,500 victory in his qualifying feature over Kyle Bronson,
Don O'Neal, and Paul Parker. After drawing the pole position for
Saturday's 100-lap main event, Chris had visions of picking up the
$30,000 top prize in the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' The Oxford, Iowa
ace then led the first nineteen circuits of the contest, but eventually
pitted several times and retired on lap 71 in the twenty-first spot.
Full results from the action-packed weekend at FALS can be viewed
online at www.woolms.com.
(Rick Neff Photo)