STRONG WEEKEND FOR #44 TEAM AT ELDORA
September 7, 2014 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) invaded the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 4-6 for the 44th edition of the 'World 100.' Things kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and Friday with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which paid $5,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Chris Madden won his heat race and led laps 7-14 of his 25-lap main event before eventually netting a fourth place performance behind only winner Jimmy Owens, Kent Robinson, and Tim McCreadie. At Eldora on Friday evening, Chris once again won his heat race prior to placing fifth in his 25-lapper behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Scott Bloomquist, Brian Birkhofer, and Billy Moyer.
The stakes were much higher on Saturday at Eldora Speedway and Chris was all-in gunning for the prestigious globe trophy and the $47,000 winner's check in the 'World 100.' The Gray Court, South Carolina star won his heat race for the third straight night on Saturday by besting Bobby Pierce, Darrell Lanigan, and Jimmy Owens. After starting the 100-lap grind from the inside of the second row, Chris fought a tight racecar throughout the race and eventually claimed a respectable eleventh place effort. Full results from the action-packed 'World 100' weekend can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
BAD LUCK FOR #44 TEAM IN SCORCHER...
August 21, 2014 - Chris Madden and his #44 CMR team rolled into the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee tonight for the 11th Annual 'Scorcher.' Chris posted the eighth fastest lap overall during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later moved up to finish second in his heat race behind only prelim winner Dale McDowell. After starting the $10,000 to win headliner from the inside of the third row, Chris unfortunately dropped a driveshaft on the first circuit of the 50-lapper. The Gray Court, South Carolina ace was relegated to a disappointing twenty-third place performance in tonight's final rundown from "The Gap." Full results from the 'Scorcher' can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
CHRIS MADDEN BAGS IRONMAN CLASSIC!
August 17, 2014 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) celebrated in victory lane for the sixth time in 2014 on Saturday evening, August 16 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee! The 10th Annual 'Ironman Classic' was a Southern Nationals Series Bonus Race and a strong field of competitors were in the pit area. Chris Madden laid down the fastest lap overall during time trials and started the 40-lap feature event from the pole position. Chris then led each and every circuit en route to the dominating $5,010 win over Randy Weaver, Skip Arp, Ray Cook, and Tony Knowles! Full results from last night's 'Ironman Classic' at Smoky Mountain can be found online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photo)
MADDEN GETS FIFTH SOUTHERN NAT'S TITLE!!!
August 2, 2014 - Chris Madden and the Chris Madden Racing (CMR) team officially clinched their fifth Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series point title tonight in the series finale at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee! Chris knocked down the third fastest lap during the qualifying session and later scored the victory in the dash for cash. After starting the $5,300 to win feature event from the pole position, Chris paced the field for the first 23 circuits before ultimately suffering a flat left rear tire. The Gray Court, South Carolina star was then involved in a lap 37 incident and retired from the attrition-filled 53-lap affair in the ninth spot. At the end of the ten-race mini-series, Chris celebrated his Championship by besting Eric Jacobsen, Billy Ogle, Jr., and Vic Hill! (MRM Racing Photo)
August 1, 2014 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina, finally broke through on the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series trail tonight, as he picked up the $5,300 payday at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee! Chris laid down the second quickest lap during qualifying prior to winning the dash for cash. After starting the 53-lap headliner from the pole position, Chris led each and every circuit to reach victory lane ahead of Mike Marlar, Randy Weaver, Billy Ogle, Jr., and Vic Hill! (MRM Racing Photo)
July 31, 2014 - Round eight of the 2014 edition of the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series took Chris Madden to Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee tonight for a $3,500 to win program. Chris unfortunately got into the wall during qualifying and was forced to scratch from the B-Main to prepare his back-up car. The Gray Court, South Carolina star then took a series provisional, started the 35-lap main event from the inside of the eleventh row, and proceeded to blast past fourteen competitors to claim a solid seventh place effort. Chris still finds himself on top of the series point standings following the long night at Duck River tonight.
July 29, 2014 - Following a needed day off from the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series grind, the #44 team returned to competition tonight at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia. Chris Madden laid down the fourth quickest time during qualifying and later finished fourth in the dash for cash. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in the $3,500 to win feature event, Chris moved up to second in the 35-lapper to finish a strong runner-up behind only race winner Randy Weaver.
July 27, 2014 - Another $5,300 top prize was up for grabs tonight in round six of the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals tour at the ultra-fast Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia. Chris Madden qualified well and later finished second in the dash, which locked him into the outside of the front row for the start of the 53-lap main event. After leading the first 44 circuits, Chris unfortunately pulled up lame with a flat right rear tire. He got fresh rubber in the pits and returned to the racetrack to salvage a sixth place performance.
July 26, 2014 - The #44 CMR team followed the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series trail to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia tonight for the 15th edition of the 'Rebel Yell,' which boasted a $5,300 paycheck. Chris Madden wound up eighth in his B-Main tonight, which earned him the nineteenth starting spot in the 53-lap feature event. "Smokey" was then able to pass eleven competitors during the headliner to salvage a respectable eighth place showing.
July 25, 2014 - Next up on the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series slate was a $5,300 to win battle tonight at Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia. Chris Madden ran second in his B-Main tonight in the Peach State and later started the 53-lap main event from the inside of the sixth row. The Gray Court, South Carolina star then rallied past eight competitors during the feature to score a strong third place effort behind only victor Casey Roberts and runner-up Brandon Overton. Chris is currently on top of the series point standings, as his "Drive for Five" Championships nears the halfway mark!
July 24, 2014 - The Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series took the #44 team to Modoc Raceway in Modoc, South Carolina tonight for another $3,500 to win showdown. Chris Madden qualified third fastest overall during time trials and later placed third in the dash. After starting the 35-lap headliner from the inside of the second row, Chris was unfortunately involved in an early incident with Dennis Franklin and was forced to restart from the tail end of the field. "Smokey" then charged back through the pack to salvage a seventh place performance in his home state.
July 22, 2014 - Round two for the Southern Nationals Series competitors took place tonight at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee and another $3,500 top prize was on the line. Chris Madden knocked down the third quickest lap in Group B during time trials prior to scoring the win in his consolation event. Chris then started the 35-lap feature from the outside of the third row, but was able to move all the way up to second to finish a strong runner-up behind only race winner Randy Weaver.
July 21, 2014 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina, started his "Drive for Five" Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series Championships tonight at the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia! Chris Madden laid down the third fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his consolation race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the $3,500 to win main event, Chris stormed past six competitors during the 35-lap headliner to finish in the third position behind only victor Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Dennis Franklin.
MADDEN EIGHTH IN GRASSY SMITH MEMORIAL
June 20, 2014 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) made the short tow to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina tonight for the 16th Annual 'Grassy Smith Memorial.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the storied race, which drew 28 competitors to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Chris Madden knocked down the sixteenth quickest lap during qualifying tonight and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature from the outside of the fifth row, Chris was able to move up two spots during the 'Grassy Smith Memorial' to earn a solid eighth place performance. Full results from Cherokee Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
MADDEN FIFTH AT LAURENS COUNTY
June 11, 2014 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) made a rare stop at the nearby Laurens County Speedway in Laurens, South Carolina on Tuesday night, June 10 for the annual 'Laurens County Shrine Race.' The Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series presided over the single-day show, which paid $3,500 to the winner. Chris Madden timed in eighth quickest during the qualifying session, which locked him into the outside of the fourth row for the start of the 35-lapper. The Gray Court, South Carolina star then picked off three competitors during the race en route to a fifth place showing behind only victor Dennis Franklin, Zack Mitchell, Brandon Overton, and Ross Bailes. Full results from last night's visit to Laurens County can be accessed online at www.carolinaclash.com.
TOP TEN FOR MADDEN IN DLM DREAM!
June 8, 2014 - Chris Madden and his #44 CMR team invaded the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 5-7 for the 20th edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Things kicked off at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary events. On Thursday night, Chris ran second in his heat race prior to picking off a couple of competitors during his $2,500 to win feature en route to a sixth place effort. At Eldora on Friday evening, Chris once again finished second in his heat race and later climbed up to fifth in his $5,000 to win main event to finish behind only winner Dale McDowell, Darrell Lanigan, Jason Feger, and Scott Bloomquist in the 25-lap sprint.
The tension mounted on Saturday at the "Big E," as a whopping $100,000 top prize was on the line in the 20th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Chris earned a second place finish in heat race action for the third straight night, which locked him into the outside of the fifth row for the start of the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. After hovering around the top ten for much of the race, the Gray Court, South Carolina star eventually finished right where he started... in the tenth position. Complete results from the action-packed three days at Eldora Speedway can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.