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January 1, 2018
- After finishing second in the final version of the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series point standings with six wins, Chris Madden formally announced today that he will start the 2018 campaign on the national tour with the hopes of competing for the series Championship! Chris, who confirmed a month ago his return to pilot the Barry Wright Race Cars (BWRC) "House Car" in 2018, will unload his new-look #44 machine for the first time during the annual 'Winter Freeze' at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia on February 9-10. The first two WOOLMS shootouts of '18 will pay $8,000 and $10,000 to win respectively. The Gray Court, South Carolina standout has released a partial schedule on, which includes each of the WOOLMS shows through the 'Firecracker 100' in June - along with other special events! (Richard Barnes Photography)

December 2, 2017
- Gray Court, South Carolina star Chris Madden and Hall of Fame car builder Barry Wright jointly confirmed today that they will team up for the 2018 racing season. Chris will return to pilot the BWRC House Car next year, as he previously did in 2002, 2003, and portions of the 2005-2006 seasons. The newly-formed team will most likely follow a "pick and choose" type of schedule in 2018, but a return to the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour for Madden has not been completely ruled out.

Chris' familiar #44 will adorn the doors of the BWRC cars, which will be powered by Clements engines and sport sponsorship from Century Plastics, Millwood Plumbing, Henderson Amusement, Harrod Logging, Davis Diesel Service, and C&H Paving. The potent cars will be housed and maintained at BWRC by Barry Wright, Lance Wright, and a soon-to-be-hired crewman. More information will be posted - as news warrants - online at! (Chad Wells Photography)

November 20, 2017
- Chris Madden and his #44 CMR team concluded their version of the 2017 campaign on Sunday, November 19 in the annual running of the 'Blue-Gray 100' at the nearby Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. Chris posted the fastest lap of the 27 entrants during the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series qualifying session to earn Fast Time honors and later picked up the win in his loaded heat race. After starting from the pole position and leading the first 71 circuits in the $15,000 to win 'Blue-Gray 100,' Chris unfortunately suffered a flat Hoosier tire and was forced to pit for new rubber. The Gray Court, South Carolina standout returned to the speedplant to salvage a sixth place showing in the 100-lapper behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Casey Roberts, Brent Larson, Chris Ferguson, and Jimmy Owens. Full results from the season finale at Cherokee can be viewed online at

November 13, 2017
- Next up on the racing calendar for Chris Madden Racing (CMR) was the 43rd edition of the 'National 100' at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on November 10-12. In Friday's $5,000 to win Super Late Model opener, which spilled over to Saturday afternoon due to rough track conditions, Chris Madden won his B-Main before knocking off the water pump during the 43-lapper and winding up twenty-fifth in the final finishing order.

On Saturday evening in another $5,000 to win prelim, Chris earned Fast Time honors during qualifying and led laps 14-26 of the main event before settling for a solid third place podium effort behind only victor Jimmy Owens and runner-up Tim McCreadie. The Gray Court, South Carolina ace then chose to scratch from Sunday's $20,000 to win 'National 100' headliner after a lengthy rain delay and did not compete in the 100-lap affair, which saw only six cars finish the race due to the rugged conditions. Full results from EAMS can be viewed online at

November 5, 2017
- Chris Madden and his #44 CMR team rolled into the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina on November 2-4 for the 11th annual running of the 'World Finals,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The final two events on the national touring series calendar over the weekend at the 4/10-mile speedplant both boasted a $12,000 winner's check and drew a stellar 75 car field. During the two rounds of qualifying on Thursday night, Chris laid down the fourth fastest lap in Group B during the first session and the tenth quickest time in Group B in the final session.

On Friday evening at the Charlotte-area facility, Chris ran fourth in his heat race, won his consolation race, and later blasted up to seventh in the final rundown of the 50-lap headliner. In the series finale on Saturday, Chris once again finished fourth in his loaded heat race and won his B-Main prior to knocking down a thirteenth place showing in the 50-lapper. The Gray Court, South Carolina native officially wound up second in the final WOOLMS point standings in his first year on the tour! Full results from the lucrative 'World Finals' weekend can be obtained by clicking on

October 15, 2017
- Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina, reached victory lane for the eighth time in 2017 on Friday evening, October 13 at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois! Chris swept the racing program at the Chicagoland oval, as he earned Fast Time honors in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying, won his heat race, and later led all fifty circuits in the headliner. "Smokey" received a $10,000 paycheck for his dominating performance over Rick Eckert, Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, and Bobby Pierce! Unfortunately, night two of the 'Chi-Town Showdown' was washed out by inclement weather on Saturday and the $10,000 to win contest will not be rescheduled. Chris currently sits second in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the rain-shortened weekend in Joliet. Full results from the 'Chi-Town Showdown' can be accessed by clicking on (Jim DenHamer Photo)

October 2, 2017
- Next up for Chris Madden Racing (CMR) was a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns in the Peach State, as both the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia hosted lucrative races in front of huge crowds over the September 30-October 1 weekend. On Saturday night in the annual 'Dixie Shootout,' which paid $12,000 to the winner, Chris Madden laid down the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying, won his heat race, and later placed fourth in the 60-lap feature behind only victor Michael Page, Don O'Neal, and Scott Bloomquist. In the $10,000 to win 'Rome Showdown' on Sunday evening, Chris placed third in his heat race prior to advancing to fourth in the 50-lapper to finish behind only winner Darrell Lanigan, Don O'Neal, and Tim McCreadie. Full results from both LOLMDS shows can be viewed online at (MRM Racing Photo)



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