RUNNER-UP IN MOUNTAIN OUTLAW 50!
15, 2017 - Chris Madden and his #44 CMR team followed
the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour to the Volunteer
State of Tennessee on May 13-14 for a pair of $10,000 to win shootouts.
On Saturday evening in the annual 'Mountain Outlaw 50' at Smoky
Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee, Chris timed in third
quickest during qualifying, won his heat race, and later advanced
up to second in the 50-lapper to trail only victor Brandon Overton
at the checkers. In the weekend finale on Sunday night at Duck River
Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee, Chris placed fifth in his stacked
heat race (following a skirmish) prior to passing four competitors
during the 50-lap main event en route to an eleventh place showing.
"Smokey" currently sits fourth in the latest WOOLMS point
standings exiting Mother's Day weekend. Full results can be accessed
online at www.woolms.com.
IN WOO POINTS AFTER FAYETTEVILLE
7, 2017 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series slate of events heated back up over the May 5-6 weekend and
took the #44 team to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina
and Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina
for a pair of $10,000 to win battles. On Friday night at Cherokee,
Chris Madden placed second in his heat race and was up to second
in the 50-lap headliner until a flat tire on the 28th circuit helped
drop him to a disappointing sixteenth place showing. At Fayetteville
on Saturday evening, Chris finished third in his loaded heat race
prior to moving up to fourth in the 50-lapper to trail only winner
Brandon Sheppard, Tyler Erb, and Rick Eckert at the checkers. "Smokey"
exits the doubleheader in the Carolinas third in the latest version
of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results from both races can
be found by clicking on www.woolms.com.
IN EAST TENNESSEE DOUBLE-DIP
30, 2017 - The #44 CMR team entered a pair of high-profile
specials in east Tennessee over the April 28-29 weekend, as they
invaded Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap and Smoky Mountain Speedway
in Maryville. On Friday night at "The Gap," the Schaeffer's
Oil Spring Nationals Series presided over the annual 'Scott Sexton
Memorial' and a $10,052 payday was on the line. Chris Madden timed
in second quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to picking
up the victory in heat race action. After starting fourth on the
grid in the 52-lap main event, Chris drove up to second in the caution-free
affair and trailed only victor Mike Marlar at the checkers.
At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening, the Southern
All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) came to town to sanction the
'Rockin with the Stars 50,' which boasted a $7,500 winner's check.
Chris clicked off the third fastest lap in Group B during time trials
and later placed second in his loaded heat race. "Smokey"
then blitzed past four competitors during the 50-lapper en route
to another strong runner-up performance behind only race winner
Brandon Sheppard. Full results from both Volunteer State facilities
can be accessed online at www.volunteerspeedway.com
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.