Jimmy Simpson is an experienced, educated, well-spoken, results-oriented, charismatic, hardworking, and mechanically skilled professional driver with proven people, project, and event management skills. Jimmy Simpson is seeking sponsorship from leading manufacturers to help promote their business and products as well as expand his racing efforts and successes to drive in the Indy Lights and Indy Car Series full time. He is fervently dedicated to sponsor, team, and fan customer service and promotion and charitable endeavors. Simpson’s passion for racing began at a young age, August 2005 in charity race for Riley Children’s Hospital against John Andretti, the throttle cable broke on the first lap. He managed to operate the throttle by hand next to the muffler for the final 10 laps to finish ahead of the field. Jimmy Simpson is a well-respected driver with the ability to do well in long endurance races and diverse range of experience driving performance cars.
Winner of Purdue Grand Prix - Third year in a row (only 1 other driver has accomplished this in the history of the race) Pole winner, Most laps Led
Professional Atlantic Championship Series – Finished 2nd place in Championship driving Swift 016
Winner Virginia International Raceway Formula Atlantic and Track Record Holder
Winner Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Formula Atlantic
Formula Atlantic Track Record Holder at Watkins Glen International, NY
First Indy Lights Mid-Ohio double header road race; nationally televised; numerous mentions
Winner of Purdue Grand Prix – Second year in a row (only 7 drivers have accomplished this in the history of the race) Pole winner, Most Laps Led, Set new track record
Qualified for SCCA Formula Atlantic Run-Offs to be held at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, CA
Winner RoboPong 200 mile endurance race at New Castle Motorsports Park, IN
Winner of the first Circuit of the Americas Formula Atlantic Race driving Swift 008
Winner of Formula Atlantic race at Watkins Glen International in Swift 016
Winner of Double Header Formula Atlantic SCCA Major Races at Gateway International, St. Louis (lapped field)
First time Indy Lights Firestone Freedom 100 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Finished 7th
Winner Purdue University Electric Vehicle Grand Prix,
Winner International Electric Vehicle Grand Prix at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Winner Purdue Grand Prix (only driver to every win all three races) Pole winner, Most Laps Led
2010 – 2011-- 2012
Finished 2nd at the Sebring International Raceway, Turkey Trot National Formula Atlantic race
Raced USAC National Midgets and 800 hp 410 c.i. Sprint cars on pavement and dirt ovals throughout Midwest against seasoned veterans like Bobby East, Jason Leffler, and Tracy Hines.
Many top 10 finishes in USAC National and Regional midget racing working as driver, team engineer, and mechanic.
Pole Winner last 3 of 4 years in the Robopong/Mazda Bridgestone 200 mile endurance race at New Castle Motorsports Park, IN (100 teams with over 200 drivers)
Twice finished 2nd, and a 3rd and 5th place finishes in the Robopong Races
Raced against older, professional drivers such as: the late Dan Wheldon, Mark Dismore, Jay Howard, Ed Carpenter, Will Power, Graham Rahal, Scott Dixon, Townsend Bell, Vitor Meire, James Hinchcliffe, AJ Allmandinger, Jamie McMurray
Participates in Drifting Events with Drift Indy at Indianapolis Raceway Park with my 800 hp turbocharged Nissan 240SX
2007 -- 2008 – 2009 –
Raced USAC Ford Focus Midgets and finished 2nd in both the USAC Midwest series and the UMARA series. Winner of 5 feature races, numerous heat races, and pole positions
Awarded Rookie of the Year in both Midget Series
Finished 4th out of 24 cars at the USAC Nationals in Columbus, Ohio.
Winner 13th Annual Halloween Grand Prix 100 Mile Endurance Race at Concept Haulers Speedway in Norway, IL; prior year’s race was won by Indy Car Driver and Team Owner, Sarah Fisher
Winner Whiteland, IN Speedway 100 Enduro race for three consecutive years (2008-2010)
Winner Kart Racers of America Yamaha Junior 1 and 2 Championships
Winner Junior Driver of the Year
Winner of Race for Riley (Charity event for local children’s hospital) 2007 and 2008
Finished 2nd in the NCMP Ironman 150 mile Enduro race
Winner of Rookie of the Race in Skip Barber race South Meets West Challenge at Sebring International Speedway
Tested Formula BMW race cars at Putnam Park in Indiana
2004 – 2006
Started racing go-karts on weekly basis and nationally in Yamaha Junior Sportsman (ages 8-12) against future professional race car drivers Conor Daly and Josef Newgarden and won many high profile races
Attended Skip Barber Racing School
Age 6 – Began racing driving Quarter Midgets and won first race!