CHRIS SIMPSON SLIDES INTO TOP TEN AT KNOXVILLE!
(September 19, 2021)
The final event on the racing calendar for the #32 team was a visit to the historic Knoxville Raceway from September 16-18 for the 17th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza at the Knoxville, Iowa speedplant started with a pair of preliminary programs - each of which boasted a $7,000 winner's check. Chris Simpson finished fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main during Thursday's opener before winding up twenty-fourth in the final rundown of the 25-lap feature. In the Hawkeye State on Friday evening, Chris once again ran fifth in his heat race and third in his B-Main prior to advancing past nine competitors during the 25-lapper en route to a fifteenth place performance.

At the 1/2-mile oval on Saturday, all eyes were focused on the conclusion of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie, as a whopping $50,000 paycheck was up for grabs. By virtue of racking up the nineteenth highest point total during preliminary action, Chris started the 100-lap headliner from the inside of the tenth row. The Oxford, Iowa standout then blitzed past ten racecars during the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' on his way to a respectable ninth place effort in his 2021 season finale. Complete results from Knoxville Raceway can be accessed online by visiting www.lucasdirt.com.

SIMPSON TACKLES DOUBLE WORLD 100S AT ELDORA
(September 12, 2021)
The Chris Simpson Racing team found themselves in the pit area at the famed Eldora Speedway from September 8-11 to compete in double 'World 100s,' which kicked off on Wednesday evening at the storied Rossburg, Ohio facility with a pair of Twin 25 prelims for the 51st edition of the "Granddaddy of Them All." Chris Simpson unfortunately missed out on his $10,000 to win opener after finishing seventh in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main. In Thursday's lucrative 'World 100,' which boasted a $54,000 payday, Chris was not able to transfer into the 100-lapper after running fifth in his stacked heat race and ninth in his B-Main.

Another pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25s then started the 50th Annual 'World 100' on Friday night at the "Big E." Chris grabbed the fifth and final transfer spot through his heat race before winding up eighteenth in the final finishing order of his 25-lap sprint. The Oxford, Iowa ace then wrapped up the hectic week on Saturday by vying for the $53,000 winner's check in the 'World 100.' Chris placed sixth in his loaded heat race and seventeenth in his B-Main, which unfortunately kept him out of the 100-lap headliner. Complete results from the entire week in the Buckeye State can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

CHRIS SUFFERS FLAT TIRE IN YANKEE DIRT TRACK CLASSIC
(September 5, 2021)
Following a rain-out on Friday night at 300 Raceway, Chris Simpson was at the Farley, Iowa speedplant on Saturday evening, September 4 for the finale of the 'Yankee Dirt Track Classic' weekend. Behind the wheel of his Late Model, Chris timed in seventh fastest in Group B during qualifying and ran second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the $10,000 to win headliner, Chris had bolted up to the fourth position before a flat tire on lap 21 relegated him to a disappointing thirteenth place showing in the 50-lap affair. In the IMCA Modified portion of the program, the Oxford, Iowa ace finished sixth in his heat race and second in his B-Main prior to advancing all the way up to eighth in the $5,000 to win feature event. Complete results from the 'Yankee Dirt Track Classic' can be viewed online at www.300raceway.com.

SIMPSON BUSY IN LATE MODEL & MODIFIED AT DAVENPORT
(August 29, 2021)
The inaugural running of the 'Quad Cities 150' presented by Hoker Trucking took place from August 26-28 and brought the Chris Simpson Racing team to Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa for the three-day World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series show. Things kicked off in the Hawkeye State with a pair of $10,000 to win throwdowns. Chris Simpson ran third in his heat race on Thursday night before winding up fifteenth in the final rundown of the 40-lap opener. On the 1/4-mile oval on Friday evening, Chris finished fifth in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and twelfth in the 40-lapper.

On Saturday, a whopping $30,000 paycheck was up for grabs in the 'Quad Cities 150' grand finale. Chris placed a strong second in his loaded heat race and later drew the outside of the third row for the start of the 70-lap headliner. Unfortunately, the Oxford, Iowa ace slipped backwards during the course of the finale and was eventually paid for a seventeenth place showing. Chris also entered an IMCA Modified throughout the weekend, as he finished nineteenth on Thursday, fourth on Friday, and eleventh on Saturday. Complete results from the last three days can be found by logging onto www.woolms.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON RUNNER-UP AT COLUMBUS JUNCTION!
(August 21, 2021)
Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, competed in a pair of Hoker Trucking Series races in the Hawkeye State on August 19-20. On Thursday night in a $3,000 to win throwdown at C.J. Speedway in Columbus Junction, Iowa, Chris ran second in his heat race prior to blasting past four competitors during the 30-lap feature en route to a sterling runner-up effort behind only victor Dave Eckrich. At West Liberty Raceway in West Liberty, Iowa on Friday evening, Chris once again finished second in heat race action before moving up to third in the running order of the $5,000 to win headliner. Unfortunately, he suffered terminal mechanical woes on lap 20 and was officially relegated to a disappointing seventeenth place performance. Full results from both SLMR events can be viewed online at www.slmrseries.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

SIMPSON COMPETES IN USA NATIONALS AT CEDAR LAKE
(August 8, 2021)
Next up for the Chris Simpson Racing team was a visit to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway on August 5-7 for the 34th Annual 'USA Nationals.' The crown jewel extravaganza, which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, kicked off at the New Richmond, Wisconsin oval on Thursday with a $6,000 to win shootout. Chris Simpson timed in fourteenth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his heat race. After the 30-lap feature was pushed back to late Friday afternoon due to rain showers, Chris moved up a couple of positions during the contest to register a fourteenth place effort.

Later on Friday at Cedar Lake, Chris finished ninth in his first heat race of the evening and third in his final prelim of the night. When Saturday rolled around, all eyes in the pit area were focused on the whopping $50,000 payday in the 'USA Nationals.' The Oxford, Iowa ace was unfortunately taken out in his B-Main by another competitor and the hard wreck left him with a badly damaged MB Customs mount. Chris was not able to advance into the 100-lap headliner that was ultimately won by Jonathan Davenport. Full results from the 'USA Nationals' weekend can be located online at www.woolms.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON FOURTH IN $3,000 PDC QUALIFYING FEATURE!
(August 1, 2021)
Following a thirteenth place finish on Tuesday night in the $10,000 to win 'Hoker 50' at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa, Chris Simpson made the trek to Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on July 30-31 for the 31st edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' Chris clicked off the fifth fastest lap in Group A during the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series time trial session on Friday evening prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his 25-lap qualifying feature behind only $3,000 victor Ryan Gustin, Shannon Babb, and Chris Madden.

The Oxford, Iowa standout then started thirteenth on the grid in Saturday's 100-lap 'Prairie Dirt Classic' at FALS. With a hefty $50,000 top prize up for grabs, Chris unfortunately slowed to draw a lap 46 caution flag, but was able to return to the track at the tail of the field. He then streaked back towards the top ten before eventually finishing twelfth in the final rundown of the PDC. Full results from both Davenport and Fairbury can be located online at www.marsracingseries.com and www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

SIMPSON COMPETES IN LATE MODEL & MODIFIED AT I-80
(July 25, 2021)
Chris Simpson was ultra-busy from July 20-24, as he competed in five straight nights of action at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Things kicked off with the 'I-80 Nationals' and Chris finished fifteenth in Tuesday's $7,000 to win prelim, while he wound up twelfth in Wednesday's $7,000 to win program. By virtue of racking up the sixteenth most points during the preliminary shows, Chris rolled off from the outside of the eighth row in Thursday night's 53-lap headliner, which shelled out a $30,000 top prize. The Oxford, Iowa standout was then able to work his way past a handful of competitors during the 'I-80 Nationals' to land in the eleventh finishing position.

Over the weekend at I-80 Speedway, the annual running of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' was held and a $53,000 winner's check was up for grabs. In the double set of heat races on Friday, Chris won his first heat race before advancing to finish sixth in his second and final prelim. He accumulated the thirteenth most passing points to earn the rights to the inside of the seventh row for the start of the 80-lap main event on Saturday evening. When the dust had settled in the Cornhusker State, Chris found himself paid for a seventeenth place performance in the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.'

If that wasn't enough racing for a five-day stretch, Chris also competed in Doug Cue's #32 IMCA Modified over the weekend at I-80 Speedway. On Friday night, Chris won his heat race and led the majority of the feature before finishing an impressive runner-up behind only $3,500 winner Jordan Grabouski. In Saturday's similar show for the open wheel warriors, Chris placed second in his heat race before working his way past four competitors during the A-Main to close out the week with a steady seventh place effort. Full results from each race can be located online at www.i-80speedway.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON TACKLES ANOTHER MODIFIED SPECIAL...
(July 15, 2021)
Another midweek IMCA Modified special took Chris Simpson and the Doug Cue Racing team to Cedar County Raceway in Tipton, Iowa on Wednesday evening, July 14. The Cedar County Fair Race was on tap and a $2,000 top prize was up for grabs for the open wheel warriors. Chris placed fifth in his heat race and later won his B-Main to gain access into the feature event. After starting the 25-lapper from the inside of the ninth row, Chris wound up retiring early in the contest and settling for a nineteenth place showing. Full results can be accessed on the Cedar County My Race Pass page!

SIMPSON WINS $1,000 IN TUESDAY NIGHT SPECIAL AT INDEE!
(July 7, 2021)
Chris Simpson, of Oxford, Iowa, claimed his third victory of the 2021 racing season in a special Tuesday night program on July 6 at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa! Chris wheeled Doug Cue's #32 IMCA Modified to a heat race triumph and later started the main event from the pole position. Chris then beat Mike Burbridge, Joel Rust, Troy Cordes, and Derrick Stewart to the checkered flag in the headliner to pocket the $1,000 winner's check! Full results from Independence Motor Speedway can be obtained online by clicking on the track's My Race Pass page.

CHRIS RUNS FIFTH AT FARLEY; NINTH AT BURLINGTON
(July 4, 2021)
Following a weekend full of rain, Chris Simpson Racing was back at it from July 1-3 in a tripleheader in their home state of Iowa. On Thursday night, Chris Simpson entered a $5,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. Unfortunately, Chris suffered mechanical woes in his heat race before rallying to third in the C-Main and seventh in the B-Main. The Oxford, Iowa ace was not able to transfer into the 40-lapper that was ultimately won by Bobby Pierce.

Things went much smoother for the #32 team in a pair of Lucas Oil MLRA shows over the weekend at 300 Raceway in Farley, Iowa and 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. On Friday at Farley, Chris placed second in his loaded heat race before driving to a strong fifth place performance in the 40-lap main event behind only $5,000 victor Billy Moyer, Jr., Jesse Stovall, Garrett Alberson, and Mason Oberkramer. At Burlington on Saturday in a similar $5,000 to win MLRA program, Chris ran fifth in heat race action prior to steering past six competitors during the 40-lap A-Main to land in the ninth finishing position. Full results from all three races can be viewed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com and www.mlraracing.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

SIMPSON STEERS TO TOP FIVE AT LASALLE SPEEDWAY!
(June 24, 2021)
Chris Simpson and his #32 team were back in action with the "Hell Tour" on Wednesday night, June 23 at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois. A strong 35 car field converged on the 1/4-mile oval to do battle for the $5,000 top prize. Chris clicked off the fifth quickest lap in Group A during the DIRTcar Summer Nationals qualifying session before nabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. The Oxford, Iowa native then rolled off from the inside of the fifth row in the 40-lap feature and was able to climb all the way inside of the top five. Chris eventually garnered an impressive fifth place effort behind only race winner Brian Shirley, Garrett Alberson, Ryan Unzicker, and Billy Moyer, Jr.! Complete results from last night at LaSalle can be viewed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.

CHRIS SIMPSON NINTH AT GRANITE; ELEVENTH AT FALS
(June 20, 2021)
Chris Simpson Racing returned to action on June 18-19 in a pair of $10,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals shootouts in the Land of Lincoln. On Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, Chris Simpson placed seventh in his stacked heat race and later climbed up to third in the B-Main. After receiving a provisional to start shotgun on the feature field in the 40-lapper, Chris rallied past fourteen competitors to salvage a steady ninth place performance. At Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening, Chris finished seventh in his heat race, second in the B-Main, and eleventh in the 50-lap feature event. Complete results from both "Hell Tour" battles can be found online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

SIMPSON PUTS NEW MB CUSTOMS IN VICTORY LANE!!!
(June 6, 2021)
Chris Simpson debuted a brand-new MB Customs Late Model and promptly put it into Lucas Oil MLRA victory lane on Saturday night, June 5 at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota! Chris won his heat race in preliminary action and later led all but one circuit in the 40-lap headliner from his outside front row starting spot. The Oxford, Iowa ace recorded his second win overall and his first in a Super Late Model, along with the $5,000 payday, by besting a top five that included runner-up Jordan Yaggy, Earl Pearson, Jr., Garrett Alberson, and Chad Mahder!

Earlier in the tripleheader weekend with the MLRA tour, the #32 team was in action at both Maquoketa Speedway in Maquoketa, Iowa and Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin. On Thursday in a $3,000 to win showdown at Maquoketa, Chris placed third in heat race action before driving past four competitors during the 30-lapper to land an impressive runner-up performance behind only race winner Tony Jackson, Jr. In Friday's $10,000 to win 'River City Rumble' at MTS, Chris finished fourth in his stacked heat race prior to steering past nine racecars in the feature to bag a steady seventh place effort. Full results from the MLRA triple shot can be viewed online at www.mlraracing.com. (Buck Monson Photo)

CHRIS SIMPSON TRAVELS TO WHEATLAND FOR SHOW-ME
(May 30, 2021)
The Chris Simpson Racing team made their way to the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 27-29 for the annual running of the 'Show-Me 100,' which was co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Following a rain-out on Thursday, both $6,000 to win preliminary programs were held in a twinbill on Friday evening in the Show-Me State. Chris Simpson placed sixth in his heat race and seventh in his B-Main during both Friday programs, which unfortunately kept him out of the feature event on both occasions.

Starting deep in one of the three B-Mains at Wheatland on Saturday, the #32 team made the decision to forego the final night of the 'Show-Me 100.' Hudson O'Neal wound up victorious in the crown jewel extravaganza, which once again shelled out $30,000 to the winner. Complete results from the disappointing 'Show-Me 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

 

 

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