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)
SIMPSON STEERS TO PODIUM EFFORT AT
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
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!
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
CHRIS SIMPSON BACK IN MOD; FIFTH
IN HOGAN MEMORIAL
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
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
(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
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
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!
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.