He began his racing career in high school, racing pure stocks. Later, he moved over to late models. Participating in 149 races, Chris won 17 times and had 53 top five finishes. In 2001, he moved up to the American Speed Association (ASA), competing in more than 50 events over the next three years.
On January 9, 2004, Wimmer signed to drive for MB Motorsports in the Craftsman Truck Series. Piloting the #63 Dave Porter Truck Sales Ford, Wimmer debuted at Mansfield Motorsports Speedway in early April. In the season he competed in twelve races; his best finish was 18th at Kansas Speedway. The following season, he was left without a ride before coming to an agreement with Green Light Racing in June 2005. He raced the #07 Chevrolet at the Milwaukee Mile. He would go on to race five more events for the team, being constantly switched to the #08 Chevy (which was unsponsored) and back to the #07, which had different sponsors in all four races Wimmer drove it. His best finish was 17th.
Despite having only run in 17 Craftsman Truck races, he came to a three-year agreement with Keith Coleman Racing in early November of 2005 to drive the #23 Chevrolet Monte Carlo in the Busch Series. He raced once in the 2005 season at Phoenix International Raceway and finished 37th after crashing. In 2006, Wimmer tried to compete for Busch Series Rookie of the Year, but after missing many races, he was released.
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