SIMPSON WRAPS UP 2017 SEASON AT WHYNOT!
29, 2017) Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, jumped behind
the wheel of a #98 entry owned by Jason Rauen for his 2017 season
finale on October 27-28 at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian,
Mississippi. The unsanctioned 'Coors Light Fall Classic' was held
at Whynot over the weekend and 42 competitors converged in the Magnolia
State for the $15,000 to win Super Late Model battle. On Friday
night, Chris knocked down the third fastest time in Group A during
qualifying prior to running second in his loaded heat race. After
starting the 100-lap feature event on Saturday evening from the
inside of the third row, Chris ran inside of the top five for much
of the distance and eventually recorded a strong fourth place performance
behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Overton, and Dennis
Erb, Jr. Full results from the final race of the season can be obtained
by clicking on www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.
SIMPSON SIXTH IN OPEN WHEEL MODIFIED
(October 21, 2017) Chris Simpson returned to Open
Wheel Modified action behind the wheel of Doug Cue's #32 machine
on Friday evening, October 20 at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa!
Chris won his heat race in preliminary action and later rolled off
from the outside of the fifth row in the $1,000 to win main event.
During the course of the 30-lap affair, Chris moved past four competitors
and eventually crossed underneath the checkered flag in the sixth
position. Complete results from last night can be viewed online
CHRIS SIMPSON LANDS EIGHTH WIN OF
'17 AT GRANITE CITY!
1, 2017) Oxford, Iowa standout Chris Simpson reached victory
lane for the eighth time during his 2017 campaign on Friday evening,
September 29 during the huge 'Mod Mania' weekend at Tri-City Speedway
in Granite City, Illinois! Chris ran second in his loaded heat race
and later led the last eleven circuits of the UMP Super Late Model
special to bag the $2,500 winner's check ahead of Bobby Pierce,
Shannon Babb, Jason Feger, and Ryan Unzicker!
In other action at the St. Louis area facility over the September
28-30 weekend, Chris won his heat race on Thursday night prior to
placing a strong third in the $2,000 to win opener behind only victor
Ryan Unzicker and runner-up Tim Manville. In Saturday's $3,000 to
win finale at Granite City, Chris earned Fast Time honors during
qualifying, won his heat race, and later ran second in the headliner
behind only race winner Bobby Pierce. Full results from the 'Mod
Mania' weekend can be accessed online at www.tricityspeedway.net.
(Jimmy Dearing Photo)
SIMPSON RUNNER-UP AT BOTH DAVENPORT
(September 25, 2017) Chris Simpson competed at Davenport
Speedway in Davenport, Iowa and LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois
over the September 22-24 weekend. On Friday night in a $5,000 to
win Modified race at Davenport, Chris won his heat race in preliminary
action prior to driving past five competitors during the 30-lap
feature en route to a strong runner-up effort in Doug Cue's machine
behind only victor Justin Kay. At LaSalle on Sunday evening, a $4,000
top prize was on the line for the Super Late Models in an unsanctioned
showdown. Chris also scored a heat race win at the 1/4-mile bullring
and led most of the 40-lap headliner before settling for an impressive
runner-up showing behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr. Full results
from both weekend races can be found online at www.davenportspeedway.com
CHRIS SIMPSON EARNS TOP FIVE IN KNOXVILLE
17, 2017) The #32 team had another crown jewel event on
their racing calendar from September 14-16 at Knoxville Raceway
in Knoxville, Iowa, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once
again sanctioned the 14th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville
Nationals.' A 56 car field assembled at the 1/2-mile Marion County
Fairgrounds speedplant and things kicked off with a pair of $7,000
to win preliminary events. On Thursday evening, Chris Simpson unfortunately
narrowly missed out on the 25-lap feature after finishing fifth
in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main. At Knoxville on Friday
night, Chris placed second in his loaded heat race prior to moving
up one spot in the 25-lapper to record an impressive fifth place
showing behind only victor Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie, Josh Richards,
and Brandon Sheppard!
By virtue of accumulating the eighth best point total during the
prelims, Chris started Saturday's 100-lap headliner from the outside
of the fourth row. After enduring a flat tire on lap 27 of the $40,000
to win affair, the Oxford, Iowa native rallied back through the
pack to salvage a steady eleventh place performance in the largest
race in his home state. Full results from the 'Lucas Oil Late Model
Knoxville Nationals' weekend can be found by pointing your web browser
SIMPSON ROLLS TO NINTH IN $50,000
10, 2017) Chris Simpson Racing rolled through the pit gate
at the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 7-9
for the 47th edition of the 'World 100.' The most prestigious event
in the Super Late Model industry drew 104 competitors to the 1/2-mile,
high-banked speedplant and things got underway with a pair of Twin
25 preliminary programs, each of which paid $10,000 to the winner.
On Thursday night, Chris Simpson placed third in his heat race prior
to winding up thirteenth in the final rundown of the 25-lap sprint.
At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Chris finished fifth
in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and eleventh in the 25-lapper.
The largest crowd ever in the storied history of Eldora
Speedway then assembled on Saturday and all eyes were focused on
who would come out on top of the 'World 100' and receive the famous
globe trophy, along with the hefty $50,000 winner's share. Chris
ran sixth in his loaded heat race, but later grabbed the fourth
transfer spot through his B-Main. The Oxford, Iowa standout then
rallied past eighteen competitors during the 100-lap grind to land
a strong ninth place 'World 100' performance. Complete results from
the crown jewel spectacular in the Buckeye State can be accessed
online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
CHRIS SIMPSON COLLECTS $10,000 FOR
FIRST YANKEE WIN!!!
3, 2017) Chris Simpson bagged his seventh victory of the
2017 racing season behind the wheel of Jason Rauen's #98 racecar
over the September 1-2 weekend in the annual running of the 'Yankee
Dirt Track Classic' at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa! In the IMCA
Deery Bros. Summer Series portion of the program, Chris timed in
twenty-ninth fastest during qualifying prior to taking the victory
in his heat race. After starting sixth on the grid in Saturday's
100-lapper, Chris led on a couple of different occasions before
grabbing the point for good on lap 73. He then beat Joel Callahan,
Justin Kay, Tyler Bruening, and Chad Holladay to the checkered flag
to collect the $10,000 winner's check!
Behind the wheel of an Open Wheel Modified, Chris started ninth
in the $3,000 to win main event and steered past a handful or racecars
en route to a steady fourth place performance. Full results from
the popular 'Yankee Dirt Track Classic' weekend can be accessed
online at www.farleyspeedwaypromotions.com.
(Tom Macht Photo)
SIMPSON BAGS TOP FIVE IN GEORGE SCHEFFLER
26, 2017) One lone event was on the racing calendar for
the Chris Simpson Racing team over the weekend, as they rolled into
Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin on Friday evening,
August 25 for the annual running of the 'George Scheffler Memorial.'
The Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series tour presided over the single-day
shootout and a $9,000 winner's check was on the line. Chris Simpson
earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session prior to finishing
second in his heat race. After starting fifth on the grid in the
50-lap feature event, which was contested on a one-groove racing
surface, Chris was able to move up to finish fourth behind only
victor Scott James, Billy Drake, and Paul Parker. Full results from
the 'George Scheffler Memorial' can be located by clicking on www.cornbeltclash.com.
HECTIC WEEK FOR #32 TEAM IN WISCONSIN
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)