MADDEN LEADS EARLY AT ATOMIC
May 15, 2016 - Next up for the Chris Madden Racing (CMR) team was a visit to Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on May 13-14 for the inaugural running of the 'Buckeye Nationals.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day extravaganza, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday and drew a stellar field of 49 entrants. Chris Madden knocked down the second quickest lap in Group A during Friday's qualifying session prior to scoring an impressive heat race triumph. After starting Saturday's 75-lap headliner from the inside of the second row and officially leading laps 2-7, Chris settled for a strong fourth place effort behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, and Josh Richards. Full results from the 'Buckeye Nationals' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
RUNNER-UPS FOR #44 TEAM WITH OUTLAWS
May 8, 2016 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) invaded Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky and Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on May 6-7 for a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series shootouts. On Friday night at "The Pond," Chris Madden timed in fourth quickest in qualifying prior to placing second in his heat race and advancing up to second in the 50-lapper to finish behind only race winner Shane Clanton. At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening, Chris posted the fastest lap overall during time trials to earn Fast Time honors and later won his heat race before climbing to the runner-up position in the 50-lap A-Main behind only victor Scott Bloomquist. Full results from both WOOLMS showdowns can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
MADDEN SWEEPS GA WEEKEND FOR $10K!
April 25, 2016 - Chris Madden and his #44 CMR team's 2016 win total now stands at seven following a weekend sweep in the Peach State of Georgia, which netted them another $10,000 in winnings! On Saturday, April 23 at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia, Chris set Fast Time in Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals Series qualifying prior to winning the fast dash. After starting the 50-lapper from the pole position and leading the first 29 circuits, Chris tracked down and passed Shane Clanton on the final lap to garner the $6,000 payday in exciting fashion over Clanton, Tyler Millwood, Brandon Overton, and Donald McIntosh!
On Sunday, April 24, Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia took center stage by hosting the annual running of the 'Rome Rumble,' which was sanctioned by the Ultimate Super Late Model Series. Chris timed in second quickest during the qualifying session and later led all forty laps in the main event from the outside of the front row. At the checkers, the Gray Court, South Carolina star took home the $4,000 top prize over Shane Clanton, Brandon Overton, Mike Marlar, and Casey Roberts! Complete results from both weekend battles can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com and www.ultimatesupers.com. (PraterPhoto.com)
CHRIS CASHES $10,000 IN SPRING THAW!!!
April 17, 2016 - The #44 team was in the pit area over the April 15-16 weekend at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, as the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals tour sanctioned the annual running of the 'Spring Thaw.' On Friday night in the $4,000 to win weekend opener, Chris Madden laid down the quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later started the 40-lap main event from the outside of the front row. After pacing the field for the first 22 circuits, Chris unfortunately got into a slowing lapped car and brought out the caution, which ultimately dropped him to a disappointing thirteenth place performance.
At "The Gap" on Saturday evening, Chris rebounded in a big way to score his fifth feature win of the young 2016 racing season! After timing in second quickest in Group B and winning his heat race, Chris took the lead from Dale McDowell on lap 24 and dominated the remainder of the event. The Gray Court, South Carolina star was ahead of Mike Marlar, Dale McDowell, Rick Eckert, and Donald McIntosh on the 60th and final circuit to record the $10,000 windfall! Complete results from the 'Spring Thaw' weekend can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com. (Wells Racing Photography)
MADDEN WINS $10,000 LUCAS STOP AT BOYD'S!
April 3, 2016 - Chris Madden tackled a huge Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series doubleheader on April 1-2 and emerged victorious in a $10,000 to win showdown on Friday night at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia! Chris laid down the quickest lap in Group B during the time trial session prior to picking up the win in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the front row, Chris led each and every circuit of the A-Main to claim the $10,000 windfall ahead of Randy Weaver, Jared Landers, Jonathan Davenport, and Scott Bloomquist!
On Saturday evening at the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama, the annual running of the 'Bama Bash' was held and a $12,000 payday was on the line. Chris posted the third fastest time overall during LOLMDS qualifying and later placed second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 60-lap feature, the Gray Court, South Carolina star was up to second in the running order before experiencing troubles and ultimately retiring in the seventeenth position. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Wells Racing Photography)
CHRIS MADDEN RUNNER-UP AT SENOIA!
March 27, 2016 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) traveled to Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on March 25-26 for a huge Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals Series doubleheader, which kicked off on Friday night with a $4,000 to win shootout. Chris Madden clicked off a New Track Record during qualifying prior to picking up the win in the fast dash. After starting the 40-lap feature event from the pole position and leading laps 1-11 and 17-25, Chris finished a strong runner-up behind only victor Jonathan Davenport. Saturday's weekend finale at Senoia Raceway, which was scheduled to pay $6,000 to the winner, was unfortunately washed out by rain early in the afternoon. Complete results can be obtained by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.
MADDEN LAYS DOWN NTR AT LANCASTER
March 20, 2016 - Chris Madden and his #44 CMR team rolled into Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina on Saturday night, March 19 for a $5,000 to win Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series tilt. Chris laid down the fastest lap of the seventeen competitors during qualifying, which was also quick enough to establish a New Track Record. After starting the main event from the pole position and leading the first 27 circuits, Chris unfortunately ran into mechanical woes and was forced to retire from the attrition-filled race. "Smokey" was paid for an eighth place performance last night at Lancaster. Complete results can be obtained by clicking on www.carolinaclash.com.
CHRIS MADDEN TAKES $5,000 AT DIXIE!!!
March 13, 2016 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) ended up at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday evening, March 12 and picked up a $5,000 paycheck for winning the annual running of the 'Southeastern Classic!' Chris Madden knocked down the quickest time of the 33 entrants during qualifying for the unsanctioned special to earn the pole position for the 50-lap main event. "Smokey" then paced the talented field from flag-to-flag to bag the $5,000 triumph over Shane Clanton, T.J. Reaid, Dale Thurman, and Jake Knowles! Complete results from the Atlanta-area venue can be viewed online by clicking on www.dixiespeedway.com. (PraterPhoto.com)
MADDEN SWEEPS MARCH MADNESS FOR $13K!
March 7, 2016 - Chris Madden and his #44 CMR team swept the annual 'March Madness' weekend at the nearby Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on March 5-6 to claim their first two feature wins of the young 2016 racing season! On Saturday afternoon, Chris laid down the quickest lap of the 17 competitors during Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) qualifying and later led all 35 circuits of the main event. Chris pocketed the $3,000 top prize by beating Brandon Overton, Johnny Pursley, Ross Bailes, and Brett Hamm to the checkered flag!
On Sunday afternoon, a strong field of 22 SAS combatants converged on Cherokee Speedway for the 'March Madness' finale. Chris once again earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session and later started the 60-lap headliner from the outside of the front row. The Gray Court, South Carolina star then dominated from flag-to-flag to secure the $10,000 winner's check over Casey Roberts, Chris Ferguson, Brandon Overton, and Ross Bailes! Chris now has 48 career Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series victories on his resume. Full results from the SAS doubleheader can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.sasdirt.com. (Rick Neff Photo)