MADDEN CLIMBS TO SIXTH IN WORLD 100!
10, 2017 - Chris Madden made his yearly September
pilgrimage to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio from September 7-9 for the 47th edition of the famed 'World
100.' The three-day crown jewel spectacular started with a pair
of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which paid $10,000 to the
winner. On Thursday night, Chris won his heat race prior to advancing
up to second in the 25-lap sprint to finish behind only victor Brandon
Overton. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Chris placed
second in his heat race and later slipped back to eleventh in the
final finishing order of the 25-lapper.
On Saturday at the Darke County facility, the largest
crowd in the history of Eldora Speedway assembled to witness the
'World 100,' which boasted a gigantic $50,000 windfall. Chris ran
second in his stacked heat race behind only Gregg Satterlee, which
earned him the rights to the inside of the sixth row for the start
of the 100-lap headliner. The Gray Court, South Carolina star then
picked off a handful of competitors during the extra-distance affair
to notch a hard-earned sixth place 'World 100' performance behind
only winner Jonathan Davenport, Gregg Satterlee, Mike Marlar, Dale
McDowell, and Darrell Lanigan. Full results from the 1/2-mile speedplant
in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
IN WOO VISIT TO SELINSGROVE!
4, 2017 - Following a rain-out on Saturday evening
at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania, the #44 team followed
the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour to Selinsgrove
Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania on Sunday night, September
3 for the annual running of the 'National Open.' Chris Madden posted
the third quickest lap overall during the qualifying session and
later ran second in his loaded heat race. After drawing the sixth
starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the $8,000 to
win main event, Chris moved past four competitors during the 40-lap
headliner to garner an impressive runner-up showing behind only
winner Jeff Rine. "Smokey" also finds himself second in
the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting Labor Day
weekend! Full results from Selinsgrove can be accessed online at
$15,000 GREAT LAKES SHOOTOUT WIN!
28, 2017 - Chris Madden and his #44 team spent the
August 26-27 weekend at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan,
as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series presided over
the 'Great Lakes Shootout,' which kicked off on Saturday evening
with a $6,000 to win program. Chris ran second in his heat race,
drew the pole position for the 30-lap main event, and later led
the first twenty-nine circuits of the race. The Gray Court, South
Carolina star then lost a final lap battle with Shane Clanton and
settled for a strong runner-up effort.
On Sunday night, Chris flipped that result by coming
out on top of the 'Great Lakes Shootout' finale to bag the $15,000
top prize for his fifth WOOLMS triumph of the year! "Smokey"
earned Fast Time honors during qualifying prior to picking up the
victory in heat race action. Chris then started the 75-lapper from
the outside of the front row and reached the top spot on lap 51.
He then beat Shane Clanton, Brandon Sheppard, Rick Eckert, and Devin
Moran to the checkered flag to claim the biggest win of his 2017
campaign! Full results from the doubleheader weekend can be accessed
by clicking on www.woolms.com.
(Jim DenHamer Photo)
PAIR OF TOP FIVES IN DE & PA!
21, 2017 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) entered a trio
of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series shootouts
at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Delaware, Port Royal Speedway
in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, and Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pennsylvania
from August 17-20. On Thursday night in the weekend lid lifter at
Georgetown, Chris Madden ran fourth in his heat race and later moved
past a handful of competitors in the 40-lap feature to finish fifth
in the final rundown behind only winner Devin Moran, Austin Hubbard,
Brandon Sheppard, and Rick Eckert. At Port Royal on Saturday, Chris
won his heat race and wound up third in the 40-lapper behind only
victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Jason Covert. In the weekend
finale on Sunday evening at Eriez, "Smokey" once again
took the win in his heat race, but later slipped back to eleventh
at the checkers in the 50-lap headliner. Full results from all three
weekend battles can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
CMR THROUGH ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN
5, 2017 - The huge 'USA Nationals' weekend at the
renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin wrapped
up tonight with the $50,000 to win grand finale. Chris Madden posted
the ninth quickest lap in Group B during time trials last night
prior to grabbing the fourth and final heat race transfer spot in
exciting fashion. Chris then started the 100-lap headliner tonight
from the inside of the eighth row on a hooked-up, reworked racing
surface. "Smokey" wound up completing only seventy circuits
in the 'USA Nationals' and was officially placed twenty-first in
the final finishing order. Chris currently finds himself second
in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings following the
hectic swing through the Upper Midwest!
4, 2017 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina,
recorded the sixth victory of his 2017 campaign tonight at Cedar
Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! Chris knocked down the
quickest time overall during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series qualifying session and later scored a triumph in heat
race action. After drawing the pole position for the start of the
'USA Nationals' prelim, Chris led most of the 30-lap main event
to bag the $6,000 payday ahead of Billy Moyer, Brandon Sheppard,
Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Shane Clanton! (Todd
August 3, 2017 -
Tonight's $6,000 to win 'USA Nationals' preliminary event at the
renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin has been
rained-out and rescheduled for tomorrow evening. Also on tap tomorrow
at CLS with the entire rain-postponed prelim program will be the
regularly scheduled time trial session and heat races for Saturday's
'USA Nationals' headliner, which once again boasts a gigantic $50,000
August 2, 2017 -
The #44 team made the overnight haul to Shawano Speedway in Shawano,
Wisconsin tonight for the annual running of the 'Sun Drop Shootout,'
which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series. The $10,000 to win event marked the eighth straight year
that the national tour has hosted an event at the sprawling 1/2-mile
speedplant. Chris Madden posted the second quickest time overall
during qualifying and once again scored a heat race triumph. Chris
then started the 50-lap feature from the inside of the second row
and made a late charge to garner an impressive runner-up performance
behind only victor Rick Eckert!
August 1, 2017 -
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series made their first-ever
stop to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin tonight
and Chris Madden Racing (CMR) was in the pit area to vie for the
$10,000 top prize. Chris Madden laid down the quickest time overall
during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors before taking the victory
in heat race action. After drawing the fifth starting spot before
the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper, Chris raced hard for
a top five finish only to wind up sixth in the final finishing order
of the caution-free affair behind only winner Brandon Sheppard,
Don O'Neal, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Morgan Bagley, and Mike Marlar.
July 29, 2017 -
Chris Madden rolled into Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury,
Illinois for this weekend's 28th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic,'
which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series and boasted a lucrative $30,000 payday. Last night
in preliminary competition, Chris posted the third fastest time
in Group B during qualifying prior to placing third in his $2,500
to win prelim feature behind only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up
Bobby Pierce. After starting eleventh on the grid in tonight's 100-lap
PDC, "Smokey" was unfortunately caught up in a multi-car
tangle on the first circuit before salvaging a sixteenth place performance
in his first-ever FALS visit.
July 26, 2017 -
Next up on the schedule for the #44 team was a visit to Fayette
County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois tonight for an $8,000 to
win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series mid-week throwdown.
Chris Madden tripped the clock tenth quickest overall during the
qualifying session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through
his heat race. After starting the 40-lap affair from the inside
of the fourth row, Chris stormed to the front and battled for the
win late in the distance. Despite suffering from fuel pressure issues,
"Smokey" still finished a close runner-up to victor Brandon
TOUR NIGHTLY RESULTS FOR #44 TEAM
14, 2017 - The four-race Wild West Tour wrapped
up tonight for the cars and stars racing with the World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series with the 'Acme Tools 50' at River Cities
Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Afternoon rain showers prior
to the $10,000 to win special made for a wicked fast racing surface.
Chris Madden knocked down the second quickest time in Group A during
qualifying and later ran second in his loaded heat race. After drawing
the seventh starting spot before the 50-lap headliner, Chris was
able to scoot up to sixth to trail only winner Shane Clanton, Tyler
Erb, Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar, and Eric Wells at the checkers.
The Gray Court, South Carolina standout currently sits third in
the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Wild
July 13, 2017 -
The penultimate event of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series-sanctioned Wild West Tour took the #44 team to Hibbing Raceway
in Hibbing, Minnesota tonight for another $8,000 to win duel. Chris
Madden tripped the clock second quickest in Group B during qualifying
before picking up another heat race triumph. The Gray Court, South
Carolina star then drew the pole position for the 40-lapper and
ran towards the front early in the distance before eventually sliding
back to sixth at the checkered flag. Chris trailed only victor Brandon
Sheppard, Chub Frank, Mike Marlar, Shane Clanton, and Tyler Erb
tonight in the Gopher State.
12, 2017 - Next up on the Wild West Tour with the
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series was a visit tonight
to Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota for an $8,000 to win shootout.
Chris Madden earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session
prior to scoring another victory in heat race action. After drawing
the fourth starting position for the 40-lap feature, Chris drove
to the front and worked his way past leader Brandon Sheppard to
grab the point on the 36th circuit. He then led the remainder of
the distance to land the $8,000 payday for his second straight WOOLMS
triumph over Sheppard, Chad Simpson, Rick Eckert, and Shane Clanton!
(Speed Shop North Photo)
8, 2017 - The Wild West Tour started for the World
of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tonight at the pristine Deer
Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota with the 38th edition
of the storied 'Gopher 50.' Chris Madden - making his first career
visit to the spic-and-span facility - qualified fifth quickest in
Group A during time trials before claiming a heat race triumph.
After drawing the seventh starting spot prior to the drop of the
green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Chris stormed to the front and
eventually wrestled the top spot away from Devin Moran on the 43rd
circuit. "Smokey" then led the remainder of the 'Gopher
50' to pocket the $10,000 windfall for his second victory of the
season on the national touring series. Chris beat Jimmy Mars, Mike
Marlar, Brandon Sheppard, and Chase Junghans to the checkered flag
tonight at Deer Creek for his fourth win overall in 2017! (Mike
OF JULY WEEK FOR CMR TEAM...
1, 2017 - Another $10,000 winner's check was up
for grabs in another World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
and UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals clash tonight at Federated Raceway
at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri. Chris Madden timed in tenth fastest
in Group B during qualifying and later ran third in his stacked
heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in
the 50-lap feature, "Smokey" stormed to third in the running
order before being taken out by Brian Shirley on lap 42, which dropped
Chris to twenty-second in the final finishing order.
June 30, 2017 -
The $10,000 to win showdown between the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series versus the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals scheduled
for tonight at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana
has been canceled due to a heavy afternoon storm paired with persistent
rain throughout the rest of the day.
June 28, 2017 -
A hectic 4th of July holiday week for Chris Madden Racing (CMR)
started tonight in the 'Outlaw Clay Classic' at the Dirt Oval at
Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. The World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series tour presided over the $10,000 to win program
at the pristine Chicago-area facility. Chris Madden clicked off
the fastest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to picking
up the heat race triumph. After drawing the third starting spot
for the 50-lap headliner, heavy rain and dangerous lightning unfortunately
postponed the event until October 13.
#44 TEAM BUSY
THIS WEEK IN PENNSYLVANIA...
24, 2017 - Today was a very busy day at Lernerville
Speedway for the #44 team, as a day/night doubleheader concluded
the rainy weekend at the Sarver, Pennsylvania speedplant. During
the $6,000 to win afternoon show, Chris Madden won his heat race,
but mechanical troubles during the 30-lapper dropped him to twenty-first
in the final finishing order. In the 'Firecracker 100' later in
the evening, Chris once again picked up a heat race victory before
advancing up to fifth in the caution-free 100-lap feature to trail
only $30,000 winner Brandon Overton, Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie,
and Don O'Neal!
June 23, 2017 -
Persistent rain hitting the area throughout the day has forced Friday’s
'Firecracker 100' program to be cancelled. Thursday’s
postponement and Friday’s cancellation sets the stage for
a jam-packed Saturday at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania
featuring a day/night doubleheader with Thursday’s $6,000
to win preliminary event in the afternoon and the 100-lap finale
- paying $30,000 to the winner - later tomorrow evening.
June 22, 2017 -
Due to heavy afternoon rain showers on Thursday, the racing surface
at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania will not be suitable
for competition during tonight’s first 'Firecracker 100' qualifying
event. Despite all of the efforts from the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series and Lernerville Speedway crews, Thursday’s
event will be postponed to Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Friday’s
$6,000 to win preliminary program for the 'Firecracker 100' is still
on as scheduled.
June 20, 2017 -
A busy week for the cars and stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series in the Keystone State of Pennsylvania kicked off
tonight with a $10,000 to win program at McKean County Raceway in
East Smethport, Pennsylvania. Chris Madden timed in eighth fastest
overall during the qualifying session prior to running third in
heat race action. Chris then started eighth on the grid in the 50-lapper
and eventually wound up tenth in the final finishing order of the
'Hamlin Lake 50.'
SLOW MADDEN NORTH OF THE BORDER
19, 2017 - The #44 CMR team traveled north of the
border for a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series battles on June 17-18 at Brighton Speedway and Cornwall
Motor Speedway, both of which are located in the province of Ontario.
Chris Madden stopped the clock fourth fastest during the qualifying
session prior to placing third in his loaded heat race on Saturday
at Brighton. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row
in the 50-lapper, Chris was slowed by motor issues and wound up
retiring in the twenty-second position. Sunday's scheduled tilt
at Cornwall Motor Speedway then unfortunately succumbed to inclement
weather. Full results from Saturday evening's WOOLMS stop to Brighton
can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com.
MUSCLE THROUGHOUT DREAM WEEKEND!
11, 2017 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) traveled to
the Buckeye State of Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd edition of
the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' A stellar field of 79 Super Late Model
competitors signed in at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio and all eyes were focused on the whopping $100,000 winner's
share. Things kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and
Friday with a pair of preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and
$10,000 to win respectively in Twin 25 lap sprints.
Chris Madden won his heat race on Thursday night and later climbed
up to second in the 25-lapper to finish behind only victor Scott
Bloomquist. On Friday evening, Chris ran third in his loaded heat
race prior to blasting past seven competitors during the 25-lap
race en route to another runner-up performance behind only race
winner Darrell Lanigan. When Saturday rolled around, the Gray Court,
South Carolina standout grabbed the third and final transfer spot
through his heat race before maneuvering past nine cars during the
100-lap 'Dirt Late Model Dream' on his way to a stellar fifth place
showing behind winner Scott Bloomquist, Brandon Sheppard, Brandon
Overton, and Tim McCreadie! Comprehensive coverage from the crown
jewel extravaganza over the weekend at Eldora can be viewed by pointing
your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
PAIR OF TOP
FIVES FOR CMR AT TAZEWELL & SENOIA!
4, 2017 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina,
headed to the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee
and Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on June 2-3 for a pair of
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series duals. On Friday night
in a $10,000 to win show at "The Taz," Chris won his loaded
heat race prior to placing fourth in the 50-lapper behind only victor
Shane Clanton, Jimmy Owens, and Ricky Weiss. At Senoia on Saturday
evening in the $10,025 to win 'Billy Clanton Classic,' Chris unfortunately
dropped a driveshaft in his heat race before battling back to win
the B-Main and storming up to fifth in the 50-lap feature to trail
only winner Brandon Sheppard, Tyler Erb, Eric Wells, and Shane Clanton.
"Smokey" sits second in the heated WOOLMS point standings
following the doubleheader weekend. Full results from both venues
can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.