RUNNER-UP IN KNOXVILLE PRELIM; SIXTH IN FINALE
15, 2019 - Next up on the racing calendar for the
#0M team was a trip to the Hawkeye State for a Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series crown jewel event from September 12-14 at the storied
Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa. The 16th Annual 'Lucas Oil
Late Model Knoxville Nationals' drew a strong 55 car field and things
kicked off at the 1/2-mile, semi-banked speedplant with a pair of
$7,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Chris Madden
unfortunately missed out on the 25-lap main event after finishing
fourth in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main. At Knoxville on
Friday evening, Chris won his heat race, led the first 15 circuits
of the 25-lapper, and eventually placed a strong runner-up behind
only victor Ricky Weiss!
When Saturday rolled around at the Marion County Fairgrounds facility,
all eyes in the Scott Bloomquist Racing pit area were focused on
capturing the $40,000 top prize in the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville
Nationals.' By virtue of his strong point night on Friday, Chris
earned the rights to the outside of the second row in the 100-lap
crown jewel headliner. The Gray Court, South Carolina star led laps
56-72 of the 'Knoxville Nationals' before slipping to sixth at the
checkered flag to trail only winner Jimmy Owens, Brandon Sheppard,
Hudson O'Neal, Devin Moran, and Kyle Bronson. View complete results
from all three weekend races by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
TOP FIVE FOR CHRIS MADDEN
IN 49TH ANNUAL WORLD 100!
8, 2019 - Chris Madden and the #0M team descended
upon the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September
5-7 for the 49th edition of the 'World 100,' which kicked off with
a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday
night in the weekend lid lifter, Chris ran fourth in his heat race
prior to moving up to eleventh in the final finishing order of the
25-lap sprint. At the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant on Friday
evening, Chris once again placed fourth in heat race action, but
later blasted past twelve competitors during the 25-lapper en route
to a sterling runner-up effort behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr.
When Saturday rolled around at the "Big E,"
a record crowd was in attendance and all eyes were focused on who
would pick up the whopping $52,000 payday in the 'World 100.' Chris
finished fourth in his loaded heat race, won his B-Main, and later
rolled off from the inside of the eleventh row in the 100-lap crown
jewel headliner. "Smokey" was then able to steer his Bloomquist
racecar all the way up to third late in the feature distance before
winding up fifth at the checkers behind only race winner Jonathan
Davenport, Jimmy Owens, Ricky Weiss, and Stormy Scott. Complete
results from the most prestigious event in the Dirt Late Model industry
can be located by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
MADDEN BACK BEHIND THE
WHEEL IN WORLD 100!!!
1, 2019 - After missing the past two weekends of
racing action due to a fractured left eye socket suffered in a golf
cart accident at Mansfield (OH) Motor Speedway on August 20, Chris
Madden will return to competition this upcoming weekend (September
5-7) in the 49th Annual 'World 100' at the famed Eldora Speedway
in Rossburg, Ohio! Chris, who has won the last three crown jewel
events that he has entered, will compete in a pair of $10,000 to
win Twin 25 preliminary programs on Thursday and Friday at the "Big
E" prior to vying for the $52,000 top prize in Saturday's fabled
'World 100.' The Gray Court, South Carolina star will once again
pilot the Great American Steak Company / Petroff Towing / Sorbera
Chiropractic / Scott Bloomquist Racing #0M machine in the most prestigious
event in the Super Late Model industry! More information on the
'World 100' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
EYE SOCKET FRACTURE SIDELINES
20, 2019 - The nation's hottest Dirt Late Model
driver Chris Madden, who has captured three straight crown jewel
victories in the month of August, suffered a fractured left eye
socket earlier this morning when he fell from a golf cart at Mansfield
Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio, according to Scott Bloomquist
Racing manager Cody Sommer. The 44-year-old racer was treated at
a Mansfield hospital this afternoon before being taken to Ohio State
University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, where he is expected
to undergo surgery. Chris WILL NOT compete in this weekend's 'Dirt
Million' at Mansfield and Scott Bloomquist Racing does not plan
on putting another driver in Madden's #0M car for the lucrative
event that begins with preliminary action on Thursday, August 22.
More information will be made available as news warrants... (Chad
UPDATE: CHRIS WAS RELEASED FROM THE HOSPITAL
ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 21 AND WILL NOT NEED SURGERY ON HIS FRACTURED
LEFT EYE SOCKET! DOCTORS HAVE INDICATED THAT ONCE THE SWELLING SUBSIDES,
CHRIS WILL BE ABLE TO RETURN TO THE COCKPIT WHEN HE FEELS COMFORTABLE.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR THOUGHTS & PRAYERS!!!
MADDEN KEEPS ROLLING;
VICTORIOUS IN TOPLESS 100!!
17, 2019 - Continuing his epic hot streak, Chris
Madden won his third straight crown jewel event tonight in Locust
Grove, Arkansas, as the Gray Court, South Carolina star piloted
the Great American Steak Company / Petroff Towing / Sorbera Chiropractic
/ Scott Bloomquist Racing #0M machine to a $40,000 triumph in the
27th edition of the 'Topless 100' at Batesville Motor Speedway!
After rolling off from the pole position in the 100-lap extra-distance
affair, Chris led the first 33 circuits before giving way to teammate
Scott Bloomquist. Not to be denied running third on lap 75, Chris
swept around both leader Bloomquist and second-running Brandon Overton
in a third-to-first move to grab the point in thrilling fashion.
The driver known as "Smokey" then stayed out front for
the remainder of the roofless contest to celebrate in victory lane
over Overton, Bloomquist, Josh Richards, and Shannon Babb!
August 16, 2019 -
Night two of the 27th Annual 'Topless 100' took center stage tonight
at Batesville Motor Speedway and another $5,000 top prize was on
the line at the Locust Grove, Arkansas facility. Chris Madden earned
Fast Time honors once again during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
qualifying prior to securing a victory in his stacked heat race.
After starting the 30-lap preliminary feature from the outside of
the front row, "Smokey" stayed towards the front for the
entire distance and eventually brought home a strong runner-up performance
behind only victor and teammate Scott Bloomquist!
15, 2019 - Taking the roof off of his Great American
Steak Company / Petroff Towing / Sorbera Chiropractic / Scott Bloomquist
Racing #0M machine did not slow down the red hot Chris Madden, as
the Gray Court, South Carolina star continued his winning ways tonight
in the 'Topless 100' lid lifter at Batesville Motor Speedway in
Locust Grove, Arkansas! Chris posted the quickest lap overall during
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and later took the win
in his heat race. After starting the 30-lap main event from the
outside of the front row, "Smokey" led all but one circuit
in the contest to capture the $5,000 winner's check ahead of Brandon
Overton, Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Jonathan Davenport!
He currently leads the 'Topless 100' point standings heading into
Friday's preliminary show and Saturday's $40,000 to win headliner!
CHRIS MADDEN MASTERS
FLORENCE FOR $50,000 PAYDAY!!!
11, 2019 - Chris Madden and Scott Bloomquist Racing
swept the 37th Annual 'North/South 100' weekend at the venerable
Florence Speedway by claiming their second crown jewel triumph in
as many weekends on August 9-10 in Union, Kentucky! During the double
set of qualifying heat races on Friday night, Chris placed fourth
in his first prelim while running second in his final heat race
of the evening. By virtue of racking up the tenth most passing points,
Chris earned the rights to the outside of the fifth row for Saturday's
100-lap main event. The Gray Court, South Carolina ace methodically
worked his way forward in the extra-distance affair and eventually
overtook leader Jimmy Owens on the 76th circuit. "Smokey"
then led the final quarter of the 'North/South 100' to bag the hefty
$50,000 top prize over Hudson O'Neal, Owens, Devin Moran, and Zack
Dohm! Complete results from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
biggie can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
MADDEN CONTINUES TO ROLL;
TAKES FLORENCE OPENER!
9, 2019 - "Smokey" Chris Madden continued
his recent hot streak behind the wheel of the Great American Steak
Company / Petroff Towing / Sorbera Chiropractic / Scott Bloomquist
Racing #0M machine, as he captured the victory in the 'North/South
Shootout' on Thursday night, August 8 at Florence Speedway in Union,
Kentucky! Chris earned Fast Time honors overall during Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series qualifying and promptly scored the victory
in the first heat race of the evening. After starting the 50-lap
headliner from the pole position, Chris ran amongst the top three
for the entire distance and was in the second spot hounding leader
Jimmy Owens through the middle stages of the exciting race. The
Gray Court, South Carolina star was gaining on the #20 when Owens
spun after making contact with a lapped car. Chris inherited the
point on lap 44 and led the remaining seven circuits to pocket the
$10,000 windfall over Tim McCreadie, Zack Dohm, Stormy Scott, and
Kent Robinson! Full results from last night at Florence can be viewed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
$50,000 IN THRILLING USA NATIONALS!!!
4, 2019 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina,
collected his largest career payday on Saturday evening, August
3 by winning the 32nd Annual 'USA Nationals' at the renowned Cedar
Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin! On Friday night, Chris
won his first heat race of the evening prior to advancing five spots
in his final prelim to record a third place effort. After finishing
fifth in the dash, "Smokey" started Saturday's 100-lap
crown jewel main event from the inside of the third row.
Chris then methodically worked his way to the front,
hounded race leader Brandon Sheppard throughout the second half
of the contest, and threw a picture-perfect slider on Sheppard to
grab the point on lap 96. He then kept his Great American Steak
Company / Petroff Towing / Sorbera Chiropractic / Scott Bloomquist
Racing #0M entry out front of the stellar field over the final five
circuits to bag the whopping $50,000 winner's check ahead of Tim
McCreadie, Sheppard, Ricky Weiss, and Dale McDowell! Full results
from the 'USA Nationals, which was once again sanctioned by the
World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, can be viewed
online at www.woolms.com.
MADDEN RUNNER-UP IN SILVER
21, 2019 - In his first appearance driving for Scott
Bloomquist Racing, Chris Madden competed for the first time in the
'Silver Dollar Nationals' weekend from July 18-20 at I-80 Speedway
in Greenwood, Nebraska. On Thursday night in the $12,000 to win
'Malvern Bank Go 50,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series, Chris placed sixth in his stacked heat race,
won his B-Main, and later climbed five spots during the 50-lap contest
to land in the twelfth finishing position. In Friday's double set
of qualifying heat races, Chris won his first prelim before running
sixth in his second heat race of the evening.
After rolling off from the outside of the seventh
row in Saturday's $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals' headliner,
the Gray Court South Carolina native was on a mission from the drop
of the green flag in the 80-lap crown jewel affair. Chris streaked
to the front, led three separate times for a total of 31 circuits,
and eventually settled for an impressive runner-up effort behind
only victor Bobby Pierce! Complete results from the Cornhusker State
venue can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
CHRIS MADDEN SET TO RETURN
TO TEAM ZERO!
5, 2019 - Scott Bloomquist Racing returned to action
nearly a month ago but ultimately made the decision to take several
weeks off to continue to work on Scott Bloomquist’s physical
therapy. The break in action also allowed the team to focus on getting
their “Ducks in a Row” for the remaining 2019 schedule.
During the break, the past met the future when Chris Madden and
the SBR team established a plan to work together moving forward.
Chris, a former Team Zero driver is set to return to the Bloomquist
corner and that journey will begin next weekend when the #0 piloted
by Scott Bloomquist returns to racing at Tri-City Speedway with
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Madden will be joining the team, turning wrenches
for Bloomquist through the Tri-City and Wheatland weekend and is
slated to pilot a 2nd SBR entry at the Silver Dollar Nationals on
July 18th-20th. The team plans to have a 2nd entry at several other
major events on the 2019 schedule. That alliance is set to continue
until Madden is able to have new Bloomquist cars added to his own
fleet where he plans to start back up with his own Super Late Model
operation very soon and remain in the Team Zero network.
“I had many years of success with these cars
and those were some of the best and most successful years I’ve
had in my career. It is almost like returning home and I’m
excited at the opportunity to drive for SBR and get back in these
cars with my own operation soon” Said Chris Madden.
Madden is leaping into the operation in just over
a week and will support Bloomquist and the #0 team as the Hall of
Fame driver returns back to racing, a move that everyone involved
feels will have a very positive impact on the entire organization.
“As odd as it may sound we are still a NEW organization,
we have some NEW crew members and some NEW ways of doing things.
Having Chris (Madden) along for the ride for awhile is going to
be great for all of those people but it is also going to be great
for Scott to return while having that type of veteran driver support.”
Said Cody Sommer, President of Scott Bloomquist Racing.