MADDEN GETS TOP FIVE AT VIRGINIA MOTOR
9, 2017 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) made the trek
to the pristine Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia on
Saturday, April 8 for the annual running of the 'King of the Commonwealth.'
The Ultimate Super Late Model Series sanctioned the single-day throwdown
at VMS and a whopping $20,000 winner's check was on the line. Chris
Madden knocked down the quickest time overall during qualifying
to earn Fast Time honors prior to scoring the victory in his loaded
heat race. "Smokey" then started third on the grid in
the 60-lapper and hung around the front of the stellar field before
bringing home a solid fifth place effort behind only victor Brandon
Overton, Dale McDowell, Mike Marlar, and Jonathan Davenport. Complete
results from the 'King of the Commonwealth' program can be viewed
by pointing your Internet browser to www.ultimatesupers.com.
IN POINTS EXITING FARMER CITY!
3, 2017 - Chris Madden and his #44 team rolled into
Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 1-2 for the
annual running of the 'Illini 100,' which was once again sanctioned
by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The doubleheader
actually started on Saturday evening due to inclement weather and
a $15,000 winner's check was on the line in the weekend opener.
Chris timed in fourth quickest in Group A during qualifying prior
to scoring a big victory in his heat race. After starting third
on the grid in the 75-lapper, Chris ran amongst the top five through
much of the distance before slipping back to eighth at the checkers.
Things then wrapped up at the 1/4-mile bullring in the Land of
Lincoln on Sunday afternoon with a $6,000 to win shootout, which
was initially scheduled for Friday night before heavy rain hit the
area. Chris knocked down the second fastest lap in Group A during
the qualifying session before once again taking the win in heat
race action. "Smokey" then advanced past four competitors
during the 25-lap sprint to claim an impressive fourth place effort
behind only winner Brian Shirley, Billy Moyer, and Bobby Pierce.
Chris now sits second in the latest version of the WOOLMS point
standings exiting Farmer City. Complete results from both of these
lucrative races can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
CMR ON PODIUM
AT WHYNOT; TENTH IN TEXAS
27, 2017 - The #44 CMR team was scheduled to follow
the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour to the states
of Mississippi, Arkansas, and Texas from March 24-26 for a trio
of high-profile shootouts. Things kicked off on Friday night at
Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi with a $10,000
to win affair. Chris Madden posted the eighth quickest lap in Group
A during time trials before finishing third in heat race action.
After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 50-lap
feature event, Chris was able to blitz all the way up third to finish
on the podium behind only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up
Following a washout of Saturday's action at I-30 Speedway
in Little Rock, Arkansas, the busy weekend concluded with an $8,000
to win showdown on Sunday evening at Lonestar Speedway in Kilgore,
Texas. Chris qualified fourteenth fastest overall prior to running
third once again in his loaded heat race. The Gray Court, South
Carolina star then knocked down a tenth place performance in the
40-lapper and currently finds himself fourth in the latest version
of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results from the weekend can
be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
MASTERS DIXIE FOR $5,000 TRIUMPH!
12, 2017 - After starting out their weekend at Smoky
Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee where Chris Madden earned
the outside front row starting spot for the $15,000 to win 'Tennessee
Tipoff Classic' before snow showers postponed the 75-lap headliner,
the #44 CMR team wound up at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia
on Saturday evening, March 11. Chris laid down the fastest lap of
the 24 competitors during the qualifying session at the Atlanta-area
venue, which locked him into the pole position for the unsanctioned
'Southeastern Classic.' The driver known as "Smokey" then
led each of the fifty circuits during the headliner to score the
$5,000 windfall over Michael Page, Casey Roberts, Derek Ellis, and
Tyler Millwood! Full results from Dixie Speedway can be accessed
online at www.dixiespeedway.com.
INTO TOP FIVE IN MARCH MADNESS
6, 2017 - Chris Madden and his #44 team made the
short trek to the renowned Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina
on Sunday afternoon, March 5 for the annual running of 'March Madness.'
The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) presided over the
single-day throwdown and 38 competitors signed in to the pit area
to vie for the $10,000 winner's check. Chris knocked down the second
quickest lap in Group A during time trials and later grabbed the
third transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 60-lap
headliner from the outside of the fifth row, Chris was able to move
past five competitors en route to a strong fifth place performance
behind only victor Ross Bailes, Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport,
and Brandon Overton. Complete results from 'March Madness' can be
accessed online at www.sasdirt.com.
NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM VSP...
25, 2017 - The 46th running of the 'DIRTcar Nationals'
wrapped up tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park with another $10,000
to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series battle. Chris
Madden laid down the quickest time overall during the qualifying
session to earn Fast Time honors and later scored the victory in
heat race action. After drawing the seventh starting spot before
the drop of the green flag in the 40-lapper, Chris was able to move
up a couple of positions en route to a strong fifth place effort
behind only winner Don O'Neal, Tim McCreadie, Billy Moyer, Jr.,
and Kyle Bronson. The Gray Court, South Carolina ace has emerged
from the "Sunshine State" fifth in the latest version
of the WOOLMS point standings!
February 24, 2017 -
Following a pair of shows that fell victim to Mother Nature, the
dirt started flying again at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Florida tonight in the penultimate event of the 46th Annual 'DIRTcar
Nationals.' A $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the World of
Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special. Chris Madden logged
the fifth fastest lap in Group B during the time trial session prior
to bagging the third and final transfer spot through his heat race.
After starting the 40-lap feature from the inside of the ninth row,
Chris unfortunately dropped a driveshaft early in the distance.
"Smokey" was officially relegated to a twenty-seventh
place performance in the race, which was shortened to only 23 circuits
due to a dense fog that engulfed the Daytona Beach-area facility.
February 23, 2017 -
Back-to-back rain-outs have stricken the annual 'DIRTcar Nationals,'
as tonight's $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series tilt at Volusia Speedway Park was nixed by inclement weather
early in the afternoon. The event will not be rescheduled and the
rain-out leaves only two races left during the 2017 version of the
'DIRTcar Nationals' at the Barberville, Florida facility.
February 22, 2017 -
The 'DIRTcar Nationals' program scheduled for tonight at Volusia
Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida was canceled after heavy rain
hit the 1/2-mile oval in the morning with more wet weather forecasted
throughout the day. The evening's $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Series-sanctioned
throwdown will not be rescheduled. Action will resume at VSP on
Thursday night with the first of three consecutive evenings of World
of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series competition.
February 21, 2017 -
Another $7,000 payday was on the line tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway
Park, as the UMP DIRTcar Series presided over yet another 'DIRTcar
Nationals' battle at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant. Red-hot
Chris Madden posted the second quickest time in his group during
qualifying prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through
his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the ninth row
in the 30-lap main event, Chris steered his #44 mount past eight
competitors on his way to a solid tenth place showing.
20, 2017 - "Smokey" Chris Madden picked
up his second straight "Speedweeks" victory tonight in
the 'DIRTcar Nationals' opener at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Florida! Chris qualified second fastest in his group during the
time trial session before dominating the second heat race to record
the win. After starting the 30-lapper from the outside of the second
row, Chris drove past leader Brian Shirley on the top side of the
1/2-mile speedplant to take over the point following a lap thirteen
restart. The Gray Court, South Carolina star never looked back on
his way to capturing the $7,000 windfall in the UMP DIRTcar Series
special over Shirley, Tyler Erb, Shane Clanton, and Dennis Erb,
NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM SCREVEN...
18, 2017 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina,
racked up his tenth career World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series victory tonight in the 'Winter Freeze' finale at Screven
Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia! Chris clicked off the second
fastest lap in Group B during qualifying prior to scoring the win
in heat race action. He later drew the eighth starting position
before the 50-lap main event, but was methodically able to work
his way towards the front of the stellar field. "Smokey"
eventually slipped by leader Tyler Erb on the 45th circuit to grab
the point and drove to the $10,000 triumph over Erb, Billy Moyer,
Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Brandon Overton!!! (Thomas
February 17, 2017 -
The #44 team helped kick off the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series season tonight in the $8,000 to win 'Winter Freeze'
opener at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. Chris Madden
laid down the twelfth fastest lap in Group A during the time trial
session, but later stormed to the front in his heat race to finish
second. After drawing the third starting spot prior to the drop
of the green flag in the 40-lapper, Chris brought home an impressive
runner-up effort in his season lid lifter behind only victor Rick