MADDEN ENDS SEASON WITH $10K WIN!!!
November 22, 2015 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) wrapped up their 2015 racing season in style over the November 20-21 weekend, as they emerged victorious in the annual 'Gobbler' at Cleveland Speedway in Cleveland, Tennessee! On Friday night, Chris Madden posted the fifth fastest lap in Southern Nationals Bonus Series qualifying prior to scoring the victory in heat race action. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of Saturday's 77-lap main event, Chris blasted to the lead at the drop of the green flag and paced the stout field throughout the entire distance. At the checkers, "Smokey" was able to best Dale McDowell, Randy Weaver, Chase Junghans, and Mike Marlar to pocket the $10,000 payday for his seventh triumph of 2015! Complete results from the season-ending weekend can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (ZSK Photography)
CMR VICTORIOUS AT BOYD'S FOR $5K!
November 15, 2015 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina, notched his sixth feature victory of the 2015 campaign on Saturday evening, November 14 at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia! After posting the second fastest lap in Group B during Southern Nationals Bonus Series qualifying, Chris won the dash to earn the pole position for the 50-lap 'Turkey Throwdown.' He then swapped the top spot a couple of different times with Dale McDowell early in the race before grabbing the point for good on lap 29. "Smokey" went on to bag the $5,000 top prize at the Chattanooga-area facility by beating McDowell, Jimmy Owens, Jason Hiett, and Shane Clanton to the checkers! Complete results from the 'Turkey Throwdown' can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photo)
MADDEN ON PODIUM IN WORLD FINALS!
November 9, 2015 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) traveled to the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina from November 5-8 for the annual running of the 'World of Outlaws World Finals.' Things kicked off at the 4/10-mile speedplant on Thursday night with two rounds of World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying. Chris Madden clicked off the fastest lap in Group A for Friday's program and the fourth quickest time in Group B for Saturday's shootout.
On Friday night in the Charlotte area, Chris won his heat race prior to drawing the sixth starting spot in the $12,000 to win weekend opener. The Gray Court, South Carolina star was then able to move past three competitors during the shortened 30-lapper on his way to a sterling third place effort behind only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Shane Clanton. Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, another $12,000 top prize was on the line on Sunday afternoon. Chris once again won his heat race, led the first ten circuits of the 50-lap headliner, and settled for another third place performance behind only winner Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Darrell Lanigan. Complete results from the 'World Finals' weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
CHRIS MADDEN SIXTH IN NATIONAL 100
November 1, 2015 - Chris Madden and his #44 team stormed into the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on Saturday, October 31 for the 41st edition of the 'National 100.' The unsanctioned Super Late Model special at EAMS once again boasted a hefty $20,000 payday. Chris, who won Friday's Race of Champions, clicked off the second fastest lap during time trials prior to taking the victory in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the front row in the 100-lap main event, Chris hung around the front of the stellar field before eventually winding up sixth at the checkers behind only race winner Jimmy Owens, Randy Weaver, Clint Smith, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Jason Hiett. Full results from the 'National 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
MADDEN WINS 5TH BLUE/GRAY 100 TITLE!!!
October 25, 2015 - Chris Madden racked up his fifth 'Blue/Gray 100' title over the October 23-24 weekend at the nearby Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina! Chris laid down the quickest lap in his group during Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series qualifying and later ran second in his heat race. After starting Saturday's 100-lapper from the inside of the third row, Chris overtook leader Don O'Neal on a lap 84 restart to grab the point and led the remainder of the distance to pocket the $12,000 payday. The Gray Court, South Carolina star recorded his fifth win of the 2015 campaign over O'Neal, Johnny Pursley, Dennis Franklin, and Ben Watkins! Complete results from the 'Blue/Gray 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.carolinaclash.com. (Glen Starek Photo)
ONE-TWO FINISH FOR MADDEN AT COCHRAN!
October 18, 2015 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) ventured south to Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Georgia on October 16-17 for a pair of $4,000 to win Ultimate Super Late Model Series shootouts. On Friday night, Chris Madden set Fast Time of the 24 entrants during qualifying, led lap one of the 40-lap main event, and eventually recorded a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Montana Dudley. In the weekend finale on Saturday evening, Chris started off the night by posting a New Track Record during the qualifying session to earn the pole position for the 40-lap battle. The Gray Court, South Carolina star then led all forty circuits to bag his fourth win of 2015 and the $4,000 payday over Casey Roberts, Brian Connor, Jordy Nipper, and Montana Dudley! Full results from both races can be accessed online at www.ultimatesupers.com. (Richard Barnes Photo)
MADDEN NABS $25K WINDFALL IN FALL CLASSIC!!!
October 11, 2015 - Chris Madden notched one of his biggest career victories in his first-ever visit to Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky on October 9-10, as he emerged victorious in the annual running of the 'Fall Classic' to bag the hefty $25,000 windfall! Chris started out the weekend on Friday night by posting the second quickest lap of the 36 entrants during the Southern Nationals Bonus Series qualifying session prior to scoring the win in heat race action. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of Saturday's 100-lapper, Chris led the talented field the entire distance to claim his third win of 2015 over Scott Bloomquist, Mike Marlar, Michael Chilton, and Dustin Linville! Complete results from Ponderosa Speedway can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photo)
SMOKEY WINS AL STATE CHAMPIONSHIP OPENER!
September 28, 2015 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) stood tall in victory lane on Saturday evening, September 26 in the 'Alabama State Championship' opener at the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama! Chris Madden qualified well and later led the final eleven circuits of the 40-lap Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) headliner en route to pocketing the $4,000 payday over Randy Weaver, Riley Hickman, Austin Smith, and Clint Smith! On Sunday afternoon in the 'Alabama State Championship' finale, which also boasted a $4,000 top prize, Chris advanced past three competitors during the 40-lap daytime affair en route to a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Randy Weaver. Complete results from the SAS double-dip can be viewed by clicking on www.sasdirt.com. (Mark Bochiardy Photo)
MADDEN BAGS $5,000 AT SMOKY MOUNTAIN!
September 20, 2015 - Chris Madden scored his first victory of the 2015 campaign on Saturday night, September 19 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee! The Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) rolled into the Knoxville area to preside over the annual 'King of the Mountain Fall Classic.' Chris knocked down the fastest lap during the SAS qualifying session, which locked him into the pole position for the 40-lap main event. "Smokey" then led each and every circuit of the headliner to bag the $5,000 winner's check over Billy Ogle, Jr., Randy Weaver, Mark Douglas, and Riley Hickman! Complete results from last night at Smoky Mountain Speedway can be accessed online at www.sasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)
CHRIS MADDEN SEVENTH IN WORLD 100
September 13, 2015 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) made the yearly September pilgrimage to the hallowed 1/2-mile oval of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 10-12 for the 45th edition of the 'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel spectacular started with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which paid $5,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Chris Madden piloted his new Longhorn racecar to a second place finish in his heat race prior to blasting all the way up to fourth in the 25-lapper to trail only winner Dale McDowell, Darrell Lanigan, and Mike Marlar at the checkers. In Friday's show at Eldora, which was pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to persistent rain showers, Chris ran third in his heat race and twelfth in the 25-lap daytime main event.
When the stakes were raised on Saturday evening, a huge throng of fans turned out for the 45th Annual 'World 100,' which boasted a whopping $48,000 top prize. Chris won his stacked heat race over R.J. Conley and Steve Francis and later started the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the third row. The Gray Court, South Carolina ace raced hard for a top five spot early in the distance before eventually settling for a solid seventh place effort. Full results from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
MADDEN RUNNER-UP IN LONGHORN DEBUT!
September 7, 2015 - After nearly four months away from racing action, Chris Madden debuted a brand-new Longhorn Chassis on Sunday, September 6 at the nearby Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina! The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series rolled into the renowned speedplant to preside over the annual 'Hall of Fame Race,' which boasted a $4,000 payday. Chris posted the second fastest lap during the qualifying session, which locked him into the outside of the front row for the start of the 40-lapper. After leading the first half of the main event, Chris wound up finishing a strong runner-up in his return behind only victor Chris Ferguson. Complete results from last night at Cherokee can be viewed online at www.carolinaclash.com.