VICTORIOUS IN $12K WORLD FINALS OPENER!
10, 2019 - "Smokey" Chris Madden kicked
off the annual 'World Finals' weekend on Friday night, November
8 in grand fashion, as he reached victory lane for the ninth time
in 2019 at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North
Carolina! Chris had qualified third quickest in Group A during World
of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series time trials prior
to picking up a heat race triumph. The Gray Court, South Carolina
ace then blasted past leader Jonathan Davenport on the 31st circuit
of the 50-lapper and led the remainder of the contest to record
the $12,000 payday ahead of teammate Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan
Davenport, Chris Ferguson, and Cade Dillard!
Another $12,000 top prize was on the line at the 4/10-mile
speedplant on Saturday evening in the 'World Finals' finale. Chris
posted the tenth fastest lap in Group A during Thursday's qualifying
and later ran second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off
from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lap headliner, he drove
up inside of the top five to eventually cross underneath the checkers
in the fifth position behind only victor Jimmy Owens, Ricky Weiss,
Dale McDowell, and Mike Marlar. Complete results from both Charlotte
races can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
(Chris Owens Photo)
CHRIS MADDEN WINS SECOND
NATIONAL 100 TITLE!!!
4, 2019 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina,
recorded his second career 'National 100' title on Sunday, November
3 in thrilling fashion, as he stormed from the back of the pack
at East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama to claim
his eighth overall win in 2019! After timing in second quickest
overall during Saturday's qualifying session and unfortunately suffering
transmission woes in his heat race, Chris rolled off from the inside
of the twelfth row last night in the 100-lap headliner. "Smokey"
then put on a show by picking off car after car until he grabbed
the top spot away from leader Tyler Erb on lap 52. Chris then led
the remainder of the unsanctioned contest to pick up the $15,000
payday (along with lap money) over Erb, Devin Moran, Scott Bloomquist,
and Dennis Erb, Jr.! Full results from the 'National 100' weekend
at EAMS can be viewed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
(Ron Skinner Photo)
MADDEN KNOCKS DOWN TOP
FIVE IN DIXIE SHOOTOUT
14, 2019 - With the rain-out of last night's annual
'Rome Showdown' at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia, Chris Madden
competed in only one event over the weekend on Saturday, October
12 at the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia. A stellar
field of 39 competitors piled into the Atlanta-area venue to vie
for the $12,000 windfall in the 'Dixie Shootout.' Chris clicked
off the third quickest lap in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series qualifying prior to running second in his loaded heat
race. After rolling off from the inside of the third row in the
50-lap finale, Chris ran amongst the leaders throughout the caution-free
affair, which featured minimum passing, and the Gray Court, South
Carolina star eventually guided his #0M machine to a fourth place
effort behind only victor Michael Page, Jimmy Owens, and Brandon
Overton. Full results from Dixie Speedway can be accessed online
CHRIS MADDEN MASTERS
LAVONIA FOR $10,000 WIN!!
5, 2019 - "Smokey" Chris Madden celebrated
in victory lane for the seventh time in 2019 on Thursday night,
October 3 at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia! Chris posted
the twelfth fastest lap overall during World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series qualifying prior to placing second in his heat
race. After drawing the pole position before the start of the 50-lap
main event, Chris led all but one circuit in the entertaining contest
en route to capturing the $10,000 winner's check ahead of Scott
Bloomquist, Brandon Overton, Brandon Sheppard, and Chase Junghans!
On Friday evening, October 4, a similar WOOLMS program
was held at the nearby Cherokee Speedway, as another $10,000 top
prize was on the line in the inaugural 'Mike Duvall Memorial' at
the Gaffney, South Carolina facility. Chris laid down the fifth
quickest time during the qualifying session before picking up a
triumph in heat race action. The Gray Court, South Carolina standout
then started third on the grid in the 50-lapper and ran second through
most of the headliner to bring home a strong runner-up effort behind
only race winner Brandon Overton! Complete results from both series
races can be viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com.
(Richard Barnes Photo)
MADDEN RUNNER-UP IN BILLY
30, 2019 - Following a rain-out on Saturday, "Smokey"
Chris Madden was back in action at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia
on Sunday, September 29. The Schaeffer's Oil Fall Nationals Series
presided over the 'Billy Clanton Classic' and a $10,025 top prize
was up for grabs. Chris won his heat race in preliminary action
to earn the pole position for the 60-lap main event. After leading
the first fourteen circuits of the headliner, Chris settled in the
second spot and eventually garnered a strong runner-up performance
behind only victor Ashton Winger. Complete results from yesterday
at the gray gumbo can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(Brian McLeod Photo)
CHRIS MADDEN GETS TOP
TEN IN JACKSON 100
22, 2019 - Chris Madden found himself at Kokomo
Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana and Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana on September 20-21 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series specials. In Friday's $12,000 to win shootout at Kokomo,
Chris ran second in his heat race and was up inside of the top five
early in the attrition-filled 50-lap main event before retiring
after only 18 circuits to finish in the seventeenth spot. At Brownstown
on Saturday evening in the 40th Annual 'Jackson 100,' which carried
a $15,000 winner's check, Chris qualified second fastest in Group
B during time trials, placed second in heat race action, and later
wound up eighth in the final rundown of the entertaining 100-lap
finale. Complete results from the LOLMDS double dip in the Hoosier
State can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
MADDEN 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.