COMPLETES SWING WITH THREE MORE TOP FIVES
19, 2021 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) wrapped up
a six-race swing through the Upper Midwest with the World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series from July 13-18 in a quartet
of $10,000 to win programs. On Tuesday night at Gondik Law Speedway
in Superior, Wisconsin, Chris Madden won his heat race and battled
for the lead late in the 40-lap feature before finishing an impressive
runner-up - only 0.180 seconds behind victor Brandon Sheppard.
At River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Friday
evening, Chris grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his stacked
heat race before climbing past five competitors during the 40-lapper
to wind up tenth in the final finishing order.
Action quickly shifted to I-94 Sure Step Speedway
in Fergus Falls, Minnesota on Saturday night. Chris picked up
a heat race triumph and later placed fourth in the 40-lap headliner
behind only race winner Frank Heckenast, Jr., Brandon Sheppard,
and Tyler Bruening. In the finale on Sunday at Red Cedar Speedway
in Menomonie, Wisconsin, "Smokey" ran third in heat
race action, but passed six cars during the 40-lap main event
to land on the podium in third behind only winner Brandon Sheppard
and runner-up Cade Dillard. The Gray Court, South Carolina superstar
still seconds second in the latest WOOLMS point standings exiting
the long swing through the Upper Midwest. Full results can be
located online at www.woolms.com.
TOP FIVES FOR MADDEN AT JACKSON
11, 2021 - Chris Madden and his #44 team were
back on the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
trail on July 9-10 in a doubleheader at the pristine Jackson Motorplex
in Jackson, Minnesota. On Friday night in the $10,000 to win weekend
opener, Chris clicked off the eighth quickest lap overall during
qualifying before running sixth in his loaded heat race. "Smokey"
then blasted past eight competitors during the 40-lap feature
en route to a strong fourth place performance behind only race
winner Frank Heckenast, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Ryan Gustin.
At Jackson on Saturday evening, a whopping $20,000
top prize was on the line for the cars and stars racing with the
World of Outlaws tour. Chris timed in ninth fastest overall during
the qualifying session prior to placing fourth in heat race action.
The Gray Court, South Carolina ace, who currently sits second
in the latest version of the national tour point standings, vaulted
up inside of the top five in the 50-lapper and eventually claimed
another fourth place effort behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr.,
Frank Heckenast, Jr., and Brandon Sheppard! Complete results from
both Jackson races can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
RUNNER-UP IN $30,000 FIRECRACKER 100!
27, 2021 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) made the
trek to Lernerville Speedway from June 24-26 to compete in the
15th Annual 'Firecracker 100.' The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series once again presided over the three-day shootout,
which drew more than 50 competitors to the Sarver, Pennsylvania
facility. In the first of two $6,000 to win preliminary programs
on Thursday night, Chris Madden won his heat race prior to driving
to a stellar runner-up in the 30-lap sprint behind only victor
Brandon Sheppard. On Friday evening in a similar $6,000 to win
show, Chris ran second in his heat race and ninth in the 30-lapper.
When Saturday rolled around at Lernerville Speedway,
a huge crowd assembled to see who would emerge victorious in the
'Firecracker 100,' which boasted a whopping $30,000 winner's check.
Chris won his heat race in preliminary action and later drew the
outside of the front row for the start of the 100-lap headliner.
"Smokey" then paced the stellar field for the first
40 circuits before winding up an impressive second behind only
race winner Brandon Overton. Chris still finds himself second
in the latest WOOLMS point standings following the 'Firecracker
100.' Complete results from each of the three events over the
weekend in the Keystone State can be found online by clicking
POSTS TOP FIVE IN SOGGY WEEKEND
20, 2021 - In a soggy weekend with the World of
Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, which wiped out events
on Friday at Thunder Mountain (PA) Speedway and on Saturday at
Selinsgrove (PA) Speedway, Chris Madden was able to post a top
five performance in the lone event that escaped the wrath of Mother
Nature. On Thursday night, June 17 at Stateline Speedway in Busti,
New York, Chris started out the evening by laying down the ninth
fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session before grabbing
the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling
off from the inside of the seventh row in the $10,000 to win headliner,
"Smokey" blew past eight competitors during the course
of the 40-lapper to land in the fifth finishing position behind
only race winner Dave Hess, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Max Blair,
and Boom Briggs!
Chris still sits second in the latest version of
the WOOLMS point standings exiting the rain-filled weekend. Complete
results from Thursday at Stateline Speedway can be viewed online
RUNNER-UP IN 26TH ANNUAL DLM DREAM!!
13, 2021 - A very lucrative week at Eldora Speedway
took place from June 9-12, as a pair of 'Dirt Late Model Dreams'
were held at the storied Rossburg, Ohio oval. On Wednesday evening
in his Twin 25 preliminary program, Chris Madden ran seventh in
his heat race, won his B-Main, and later advanced up to sixteenth
in his $10,000 to win feature. At the "Big E" on Thursday,
Chris unfortunately missed out on the $127,000 to win main event
after finishing seventh in his stacked heat race and getting caught
up in a B-Main incident.
The 26th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream' then took
center stage at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant over the
weekend. In Friday's $10,000 to win Twin 25, Chris placed fourth
in his heat race and later climbed up to finish ninth in his 25-lap
sprint. All eyes were then fixated on the $126,000 top prize that
was up for grabs on Saturday night. "Smokey" ran second
in his heat race prior to blitzing to the front from his tenth
starting spot in the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. Chris eventually
led laps 75-80 and 82-85 before settling for an impressive runner-up
performance behind only victor Brandon Overton! Full results from
all four days of racing action at Eldora Speedway can be located
online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
NABS TOP TENS IN HOOSIER STATE
6, 2021 - The #44 CMR team ventured to the Hoosier
State on June 4-5 for a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series showdowns. On a rough racing
surface on Friday night at the new Circle City Raceway in Indianapolis,
Indiana, Chris Madden timed in eighth fastest in Group B during
qualifying, ran third in his heat race, and later climbed to ninth
in the final rundown of the 40-lap feature event. At Plymouth
Speedway in Plymouth, Indiana on Saturday evening, Chris placed
fourth in his stacked heat race before advancing past four competitors
during the 40-lapper to land in the seventh finishing position.
"Smokey" still sits second in the latest version of
the WOOLMS point standings following the doubleheader weekend.
Full results from both races can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com.
MADDEN SWEEPS PORT ROYAL WEEKEND!
23, 2021 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) continued
their recent hot streak by sweeping a World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series doubleheader at Port Royal Speedway
in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on May 21-22! On Friday night in the
'Huey Wilcoxon Memorial,' Chris Madden earned Fast Time honors
during the qualifying session, won his heat race, and later wired
the feature field by leading all forty circuits to claim the $10,000
payday over a top five that included Brandon Overton, Brandon
Sheppard, Rick Eckert, and Tyler Bruening!
Chris then backed up that victory with another one
on Saturday in the 'Billy Vacek Memorial.' The Gray Court, South
Carolina superstar, who sits second in the national series point
standings, once again laid down the quickest lap during qualifying
and won his heat race before securing the $15,000 top prize in
the headliner. Chris chased down leader Brandon Overton in lapped
traffic on lap 29 and held the point for the remainder of the
50-lapper to bag his fifth overall triumph of the 2021 campaign
over Rick Eckert, Dan Stone, Brandon Overton, and Ryan Gustin!
Complete results from both Port Royal races can be found online
(Todd Battin Photo)
WINS $22,500 IN DAIRYLAND SHOWDOWN!
9, 2021 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina,
picked up his third feature win of the 2021 campaign on Saturday
evening, May 8 in the 'Dairyland Showdown' finale at Mississippi
Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin! After timing in
fourth fastest in Group A during World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series qualifying, Chris won his heat race in preliminary
action and later drew the pole position for the 60-lap headliner.
"Smokey" then tracked down early race leader Brandon
Sheppard on the seventeenth circuit and held the point for the
remainder of the distance. Chris pocketed $22,500 for the triumph
over Ryan Gustin, Brandon Sheppard, Kyle Strickler, and Tim McCreadie!
At MTS on Friday night, May 7, a $12,500 top prize
was up for grabs in the first night of the doubleheader weekend.
Chris posted the sixth fastest lap in Group B during time trials
prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race.
He then blasted past seven competitors during the 40-lapper to
nab a strong fifth place performance behind only race winner Brandon
Sheppard, Brent Larson, Jimmy Mars, and Cade Dillard. Chris still
sits second in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings
exiting the Badger State! Full results from the double-dip can
be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)
CLIMBS TO SIXTH IN HAWKEYE 100
2, 2021 - The Chris Madden Racing (CMR) team trekked
to Boone Speedway in Boone, Iowa on April 30-May 1 for the inaugural
running of the 'Hawkeye 100,' which was sanctioned by the World
of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night
in the two $3,000 to win preliminary events, Chris Madden advanced
to fourth in the first 25-lapper to finish behind only winner
Cade Dillard, Brandon Sheppard, and Billy Moyer, but later ran
into problems in the second "Twin Hawk" race to wind
up nineteenth in the final rundown. At Boone on Saturday, Chris
placed fourth in his stacked heat race, started eleventh on the
grid in the 100-lap headliner, and moved all the way up to sixth
in the $30,000 to win extravaganza. "Smokey" still finds
himself second in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings
exiting the Hawkeye State. Complete results from the 'Hawkeye
100' weekend can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
GETS ANOTHER RUNNER-UP!
24, 2021 - With Saturday's World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series show at Brushcreek (OH) Motorsports
Complex getting washed out, Chris Madden competed in only one
series event over the weekend on Friday, April 23 at Richmond
Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky. Chris earned Fast Time honors during
the qualifying session and later secured a strong heat race triumph.
After drawing the pole position for the $10,000 to win headliner,
Chris ran in the second spot throughout the 40-lap distance to
land in the runner-up spot behind only feature winner Tim McCreadie.
"Smokey" has climbed up to second in the latest version
of the WOOLMS point standings heading into next weekend's shootout
at Boone (IA) Speedway. Complete results from Richmond Raceway
can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
(Flag to Flag Photography)
RUNNER-UP IN BRISTOL BASH OPENER!
12, 2021 - The inaugural running of the 'Bristol
Bash' took place over the April 9-11 weekend at the dirt-covered
Bristol Motor Speedway and the Chris Madden Racing (CMR) team
was in the pit area at the immaculate Bristol, Tennessee facility
to do battle in the pair of World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series contests. In Friday's $10,000 to win weekend
opener, Chris Madden timed in fourth fastest in Group B during
qualifying before securing a heat race triumph. After drawing
the inside of the second row for the start of the 40-lap feature
event, Chris vaulted to as high as second to finish an impressive
runner-up behind only victor Josh Richards!
Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the $25,000
to win grand finale was contested on Sunday afternoon at BMS.
Chris laid down the sixth quickest time in Group A during qualifying
prior to finishing a strong second in heat race action. "Smokey"
then wheeled his #44 machine from his sixth starting spot in the
40-lapper all the way up to second before losing a few positions
late in the distance. The Gray Court, South Carolina star was
eventually paid for a strong sixth place performance in the daytime
affair and now finds himself third in the latest version of the
WOOLMS point standings! Complete results from the 'Bristol Bash'
weekend can be found online by logging onto www.woolms.com.
FOURTH IN $20,000 ILLINI 100!
4, 2021 - Next up for the #44 team was a visit
to Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois on April 2-3 for
the annual running of the 'Illini 100.' A very strong field piled
into the pit area at the 1/4-mile oval to compete in the two-day
show, which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws
Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night in the $6,000
to win opener, Chris Madden placed fourth in his loaded heat race
and later wound up eighteenth in the final finishing order of
the 25-lap sprint. In Saturday's grand finale, which boasted a
whopping $20,000 top prize, Chris secured a victory in his loaded
heat race and later drove to a stellar fourth place performance
in the 75-lapper behind only race winner Bobby Pierce, Cade Dillard,
and Brandon Sheppard! Full results from the 'Illini 100' weekend
can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)