CHRIS SIMPSON GETS TOP TEN IN KNOXVILLE OPENER
(September 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 sprint.

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...
(September 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
(August 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 of him.

SIMPSON EARNS PAIR OF TOP TENS AT CEDAR LAKE!
(August 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 AT FALS!!!
(July 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)

SIMPSON STEERS TO PODIUM EFFORT AT DAVENPORT!
(July 25, 2018)
On the heels of a strong 'Silver Dollar Nationals' weekend, Chris Simpson and his #32 team invaded Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa on Tuesday evening, July 24 for a visit by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Chris qualified ninth quickest overall during time trials before placing fourth in his stacked heat race. The Oxford, Iowa standout then started the $10,000 to win main event from the outside of the sixth row and proceeded to steer his Longhorn racecar towards the front of the stout field. Chris eventually improved nine positions on the sprawling speedplant to land on the podium in third behind only victor and brother Chad Simpson and runner-up Chris Madden! Full results from last night can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON STRONG IN SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS
(July 22, 2018)
Next up on the racing calendar for Chris Simpson Racing was a trip to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska from July 19-21 for the 8th edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Things kicked off on Thursday night in the Cornhusker State with the rain-postponed 'Malvern Bank Go 50.' Chris Simpson timed in ninth fastest in Group A during qualifying before grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. During the course of the $10,000 to win main event, Chris rallied past nine competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a strong fourth place effort behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, and Brandon Sheppard!

On Friday evening at I-80, Chris unfortunately tangled in his first heat race to place ninth prior to finishing fifth in his second heat race of the night. After placing fourth in his B-Main on Saturday, Chris rolled off from the outside of the thirteenth row in the $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' During the course of the 80-lap affair, the Oxford, Iowa ace picked off sixteen cars on his way to a respectable tenth place showing in the marquee event. Full results from the action-packed weekend can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

SIMPSON RUNNER-UP AT DUBUQUE; SIXTH IN GOPHER 50!
(July 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 at www.woolms.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON BACK IN MOD; FIFTH IN HOGAN MEMORIAL
(July 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 SHOWS...
(June 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 order.

(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 DREAM XXIV!
(June 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 SPECIAL
(June 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!
(June 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.

 

 

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