SIMPSON STARTS 2023 IN WILD WEST SHOOTOUT
15, 2023) The six-race 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries
wrapped up in a big way tonight at Vado Speedway Park, as a whopping
$25,000 paycheck was up for grabs at the Vado, New Mexico facility.
Chris Simpson timed in fifteenth quickest in Group B during qualifying
prior to running fifth in his loaded heat race and third in his
B-Main. Unfortunately, Chris was an early retiree in the 50-lap
headliner and was officially paid for a twenty-fourth place effort.
(Mike Ruefer Photo)
(January 14, 2023) The penultimate
event of the 2023 'Wild West Shootout' paid out another $10,000
winner's check tonight at Vado (NM) Speedway Park. With 48 Super
Late Model competitors in attendance, Chris Simpson qualified thirteenth
fastest in Group B during the time trial session prior to running
seventh in his loaded heat race. Unfortunately, rear end issues
during the consolation race ended his night prematurely and Chris
was forced to watch the 40-lapper that was ultimately won by Mike
(January 13, 2023) The fourth round
of the 'Wild West Shootout' miniseries drew 51 Super Late Model
competitors to Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico, as entrants
vied for yet another $10,000 windfall. Chris Simpson stopped the
clock eighth fastest in Group B during qualifying and later finished
fourth in heat race action. Unfortunately, problems during his B-Main
dropped Chris to twelfth in the finishing order and cost him a shot
at transferring into the 30-lap main event.
(January 11, 2023) Following a couple
of days off in the desert, the third round of the 'Wild West Shootout'
miniseries took place tonight at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New
Mexico. With 46 entrants in the pit area, Chris Simpson started
off his night by knocking down the eleventh quickest lap in Group
B during qualifying. Chris then unfortunately pulled off the racing
surface late in his heat race to finish eleventh before advancing
up to sixth in his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Oxford, Iowa standout
was unable to transfer into the 30-lap main event that was captured
by $10,000 victor Jonathan Davenport.
(January 8, 2023) Another $10,000
top prize was up for grabs tonight in the second round of the 'Wild
West Shootout' at Vado (NM) Speedway Park. Chris Simpson laid down
the tenth fastest time in Group A during qualifying tonight in the
desert prior to finishing fourth in heat race action. The Oxford,
Iowa standout then blasted past eight racecars during the 40-lapper
on his way to an impressive seventh place finish in the action-packed
(January 7, 2023) The #32 team kicked
off their version of the 2023 racing season tonight in the 'Wild
West Shootout' lid lifter at Vado Speedway Park in Vado, New Mexico.
Chris Simpson stopped the clock eighth quickest in Group A during
the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth and final transfer
spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside
of the eighth row in the $10,000 to win headliner, Chris steered
past five competitors during the 40-lap season opener en route to
a steady tenth place performance.
SIMPSON WRAPS UP 2022
IN GATEWAY DIRT NATIONALS
4, 2022) Chris Simpson closed out his version of the 2022
racing season on December 1-3 in the annual running of the 'Gateway
Dirt Nationals' at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri.
The unsanctioned Super Late Model spectacular drew 119 competitors
to the temporary 1/5-mile indoor oval and the action kicked off
with a $5,000 to win preliminary program. Driving Jason Suhre's
#4 machine, Chris won his heat race on Thursday night prior to winding
up sixth in the final rundown of the 25-lapper.
With a whopping $30,00 paycheck up for grabs in Saturday's
finale Chris won his qualifier to earn the rights to the inside
of the sixth row for the 40-lap headliner. The Oxford, Iowa standout
was then unfortunately an early retiree in the contest and was officially
paid for an eighteenth place showing. Complete results from the
entire 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' weekend can be found online at www.gatewaydirt.com.
(Josh James Artwork)
CHRIS SIMPSON INVADES
FAIRBURY FOR FALS FRENZY
9, 2022) Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, was back behind
the wheel of his familiar #32 Super Late Model over the October
7-8 weekend at Fairbury Speedway. The annual running of 'FALS Frenzy'
took place at the downtown Fairbury, Illinois oval and the MARS
Racing Series doubleheader kicked off with a $5,000 to win throwdown
on Friday night. Chris Simpson placed sixth in his heat race, second
in his B-Main, and thirteenth in the 40-lap feature event. With
a $15,000 paycheck up for grabs in Saturday's season finale, Chris
unfortunately missed out on the 50-lapper after running seventh
in his stacked heat race and fourth in his B-Main. Complete results
from the 'FALS Frenzy' weekend can be located online by clicking
(Todd Healy Photo)
SIMPSON VICTORIOUS IN
FALL BASH MODIFIED OPENER!
2, 2022) Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, recorded his fourth
feature win of the 2022 campaign on Thursday night, September 29
in the 'Fall Bash' opener at Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa!
Chris moved up four spots in his Modified heat race and later started
the 25-lap feature from the pole position. He then beat Joel Rust,
Spencer Diercks, Tyler Droste, and Dallon Murty to the checkered
flag to bag the $1,000 first place prize money!
On Friday evening, September 30 at Cedar County Raceway,
Chris placed fourth in his stacked heat race prior to blasting past
eight competitors during the $1,500 to win A-Main en route to a
steady sixth place performance. In Saturday's $3,000 to win 'Fall
Bash' grand finale, Chris advanced to third in his heat race and
later wound up on the podium in third following fifty green flag
circuits in the headliner, as he trailed only victor Tom Berry,
Jr. and runner-up Dylan Thornton!
CHRIS SIMPSON LANDS
ON PODIUM IN KNOXVILLE PRELIM!
19, 2022) The #32 team was in the pit area at the sprawling
Knoxville Raceway from September 15-18 for the 18th Annual 'Lucas
Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' Things kicked off at the Knoxville,
Iowa facility with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs.
On Thursday night in the opener, Chris Simpson placed sixth in his
heat race and fourth in the B-Main, which unfortunately kept him
out of the 25-lap feature event. In a similar show on Friday evening,
Chris placed third in his heat race and ran near the front throughout
the 25-lapper before bringing his new-look #32 machine home on the
podium in third behind only victor Bobby Pierce and runner-up Ricky
Following a wash out of Saturday's grand finale, the $50,000 to
win crown jewel headliner took place on Sunday afternoon at the
Marion County fairgrounds 1/2-mile oval. By virtue of racking up
the sixth highest point total during preliminary action, Chris rolled
off from the outside of the third row in the main event, which was
cut to only 50 circuits due to tire wear concerns. The Oxford, Iowa
standout had high hopes in the big race, but unfortunately ran into
right front suspension problems and was forced to retire early in
the twentieth finishing position. Complete results from Knoxville
Raceway can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
(Heath Lawson Photo)
SIMPSON EARNS TOP TEN
IN FALS SUPER NATIONALS
4, 2022) A pair of $10,000 winner's checks were on the
line for the Chris Simpson Racing team over the Labor Day holiday
weekend with the MARS Racing Series in the Land of Lincoln. On Friday
night, September 2 at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois,
Chris Simpson placed third in his heat race during preliminary action,
but was unfortunately an early retiree in the 40-lap feature and
was paid for a twenty-first place showing. At Fairbury Speedway
in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening, September 3, Chris once
again ran third in his heat race, but this time vaulted past four
competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a solid seventh place
effort. Complete results from both Illinois bullrings can be found
online by clicking on www.marsracingseries.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
CHRIS SIMPSON BUSY IN
QUAD CITIES 150 WEEKEND
28, 2022) The month of August for Chris Simpson was capped
off in a big way in the 'Quad Cities 150' at Davenport Speedway
in Davenport, Iowa from August 25-27. The World of Outlaws Case
Construction Late Model Series once again sanctioned the three-day
extravaganza, which started with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary
programs. On Thursday night in the opener, Chris placed fourth in
his heat race before finishing fourteenth in the 40-lap feature
event. At the 1/4-mile oval on Friday evening, Chris ran sixth in
his heat race, second in his B-Main, and thirteenth in the 40-lapper.
The 'Quad Cities 150' then concluded on Saturday and
a huge crowd was on hand in the Hawkeye State to witness the finale,
which boasted a hefty $30,000 windfall. Chris placed fifth in his
loaded heat race prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through
his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Oxford, Iowa standout was an early
retiree in the 70-lap headliner and he was ultimately paid for a
twenty-fifth place performance. Complete results from Davenport
Speedway can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
(Mike Ruefer Photo)
THIRD WIN OF 2022 FOR
SIMPSON COMES AT DUBUQUE!
19, 2022) Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, claimed his third
feature win of 2022 on Thursday night, August 18 at Dubuque Speedway
in Dubuque, Iowa! Chris qualified well and later won his heat race
in preliminary action. After starting from the outside of the front
row in the 40-lap MARS Racing Series headliner, Chris controlled
the strong field from green to checkers to bag the $5,000 first
place prize money. Finishing behind his #32 machine was runner-up
Ryan Unzicker, Chad Simpson, Jason Feger, and Tyler Bruening! Complete
results from last night's visit to Dubuque Speedway can be accessed
online at www.marsracingseries.com.
(Mike Ruefer Photo)
TRIO OF PODIUMS FOR
CHRIS SIMPSON IN IOWA!
14, 2022) The #32 team entered a trio of Lucas Oil MLRA
Series showdowns in the Hawkeye State from August 11-13 and were
able to knock down three strong performances! On Thursday night
at C.J. Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa, Chris Simpson timed
in third quickest overall during qualifying, ran second in his heat
race, and later started third on the grid in the 30-lap feature,
which shelled out an $8,000 winner's check. The Oxford, Iowa standout
wound up on the podium in third behind only victor Tony Jackson,
Jr. and runner-up Spencer Diercks!
The action then quickly shifted to the 1/4-mile oval
at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa on Friday evening, as a
$5,000 top prize was up for grabs. Chris won his heat race in preliminary
action and later led laps 2 & 3 of the 30-lapper. At the checkers,
Chris found himself credited with another third place podium effort
behind only winner Spencer Diercks and runner-up Chad Simpson. In
Saturday's $5,000 to win weekend finale at Maquoketa Speedway in
Maquoketa, Iowa, Chris won his heat race, led laps 2-7 of the main
event, and eventually grabbed an impressive runner-up showing behind
only victor Tony Jackson, Jr.! Complete results from each of these
three races can be found online by clicking on www.mlraracing.com.
(Mike Ruefer Photo)
SIMPSON EIGHTH AT DAVENPORT;
SEVENTH IN PDC!
31, 2022) Chris Simpson was busy this week, as he entered
special events at both Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa and
Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois from July 26-30. On Tuesday
night in a MARS Racing Series battle on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport,
Chris timed in sixth fastest during the qualifying session prior
to running second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside
of the third row in the $10,000 to win feature event, Chris wound
up eighth in the final finishing order of the 'Hoker 50.'
The dirt-slinging action quickly turned to Fairbury
over the weekend for the annual running of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic,'
which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late
Model Series. With 81 cars in the pit area, Chris clicked off the
thirteenth quickest time in Group A during qualifying on Friday
evening before placing sixth in his $3,000 to win preliminary feature.
At FALS on Saturday, the Oxford, Iowa standout ran third in his
B-Main, but later won the 'Prairie Dirt Shootout' to advance into
the 100-lap PDC headliner. With $50,000 on the line plus lap money,
Chris stormed past twenty competitors during the extra-distance
affair to nab an impressive seventh place effort. Complete results
from both venues can be found online at www.marsracingseries.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
CHRIS SIMPSON BUSY IN
SILVER DOLLAR NATIONALS
25, 2022) The #32 team traveled to I-80 Speedway in Greenwood,
Nebraska from July 20-24 for the annual running of the 'Silver Dollar
Nationals.' Chris Simpson started off the extended weekend in the
Cornhusker State on Wednesday with a SLMR Series battle dubbed as
the 'Prelude to the Silver Dollar Nationals.' Chris qualified twelfth
quickest in Group B during time trials, but later secured a heat
race triumph. After starting the $5,300 to win headliner from the
outside of the seventh row, Chris was unfortunately an early retiree
in the 30-lapper and paid for a twenty-seventh place performance.
On Thursday night at I-80 Speedway, the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series roared into town to sanction the 'Dirt Track
Bank Go 50,' which boasted a $12,000 payday. Chris stopped the clock
seventh fastest in Group A during qualifying, ran third in his heat
race, and later wound up twenty-ninth in the final finishing order
of the 50-lap main event. In preliminary action for the 'Silver
Dollar Nationals' on Friday, the Oxford, Iowa ace finished sixth
in his first heat race and ninth in round two. The #32 team then
opted to leave the speedway grounds and scratched from the B-Main
and the $53,000 to win crown jewel headliner, which was ultimately
pushed back to Sunday due to inclement weather. Complete results
from the long week can be located online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Heath Lawson Photography)
SIMPSON NARROWLY MISSES
OUT WITH XR AT STUART
13, 2022) The Chris Simpson Racing team invaded Stuart
International Speedway in Stuart, Iowa on July 11-12 to compete
in a pair of $20,000 to win XR Super Series battles. On Monday night,
Chris Simpson unfortunately missed out on the 50-lap headliner after
finishing sixth in both his loaded heat race and his B-Main. With
another $20,000 top prize up for grabs on Tuesday evening at Stuart,
Chris was better in running fifth in his heat race and third in
his B-Main, but that was one mere position out of a coveted transfer
spot into the 50-lapper. Complete results from the last two days
at Stuart can be located online by clicking on www.racexr.com.
NO LUCK FOR SIMPSON
AGAINST LUCAS OIL FOES
10, 2022) Chris Simpson and his #32 team were in action
with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series from July 6-9 at Davenport
Speedway in Davenport, Iowa and Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley,
Minnesota. On the 1/4-mile Davenport oval on Wednesday, a $10,000
top prize was up for grabs in the single day showdown. Chris placed
third in his heat race prior to winding up twenty-first in the final
rundown of the 40-lap feature event.
At Deer Creek, a trio of races - that were also co-sanctioned by
the Lucas Oil MLRA Series - made up the annual running of the 'Gopher
50.' In Thursday's $5,000 to win preliminary event, Chris clicked
off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and won his heat
race, but a bout with the wall early in the 25-lap sprint relegated
him to a disappointing twenty-third place showing. On Friday night
in a similar $5,000 to win prelim, Chris grabbed the fourth and
final transfer spot through his heat race before a broken rear-end
relegated him to twenty-fourth in line at the pay window following
Due to the mechanical woes and starting a little further back in
the B-Main on Saturday than desired, the Oxford, Iowa standout made
the decision to leave Deer Creek Speedway and did not compete in
Saturday's portion of the 'Gopher 50.' The $50,000 to win headliner
was ultimately won by Brandon Overton. Complete results from each
day of racing action can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.
(Heath Lawson Photo)
SIMPSON FOURTH IN SLOCUM
50 AT 34 RACEWAY!
3, 2022) Following a rain-out on Friday night at C.J. Speedway
in Columbus Junction, Iowa, Chris Simpson invaded 34 Raceway in
West Burlington, Iowa on Saturday evening, July 2. The Lucas Oil
MLRA Series presided over the annual running of the 'Slocum 50'
and a $10,555 winner's check was on the line. Chris stopped the
clock second fastest overall during the qualifying session before
securing a victory in his heat race. After starting the 50-lapper
from the inside of the third row, Chris was able to move up a spot
on his way to a strong fourth place performance behind only victor
Dennis Erb, Jr., Chad Simpson, and Ryan Gustin. Complete results
from last night at 34 Raceway can be viewed online by clicking on
(Todd Healy Photo)
CHRIS SIMPSON BAGS PAIR
OF SUMMER NAT'LS WINS!
19, 2022) Chris Simpson Racing celebrated in victory lane
for the first two times in 2022 with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals
from June 16-18 in the states of Iowa and Illinois! On Thursday
night at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Chris Simpson clicked
off the fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to securing
a victory in his heat race. After drawing the third starting spot
and leading the first fifteen circuits, Chris was in the second
position until leader Bobby Pierce dropped a driveshaft with only
six laps remaining. The Oxford, Iowa ace then took advantage of
his misfortune to lead the remainder of the 40-lapper to pocket
the $5,000 payday over Jason Feger, Ryan Unzicker, Trevor Gundaker,
and Logan Martin!
Following a day off on Friday, the #32 team rolled
into Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday
evening for another Summer Nationals showdown. Chris once again
posted the quickest lap in his group during time trials before winning
his heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the pole
position, Chris led the entertaining feature on three different
occasions. He took the lead for good on lap 41 and beat Bobby Pierce,
Dennis Erb, Jr., Ryan Unzicker, and Max Blair to the checkers to
bag the $10,000 top prize! Complete results from both "Hell
Tour" battles can be viewed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)