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MADDEN A 4-TIME WINNER DURING SOUTHERN NATIONALS!

July 25, 2020 - The 2020 edition of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tour wrapped up earlier tonight at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee. Another $10,053 payday awaited the winner of the miniseries finale at the high-banked Volunteer State oval. Chris Madden timed in second quickest in Group B during qualifying before placing second in his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 53-lap contest, Chris was unfortunately caught up in a wreck on a lap 18 restart and was forced to rally from the back to salvage a ninth place feature showing. When the final points were tallied, "Smokey" was officially awarded the runner-up position in the Southern Nationals Series point standings behind only Champion Brandon Overton!

July 24, 2020 - "Smokey" Chris Madden notched his fourth triumph with the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tonight at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee! Chris knocked down the third quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to securing a victory in his stacked heat race. The Gray Court, South Carolina superstar then started the 53-lapper from the pole position, but did not take the point until the 31st circuit. From there, Chris kept the Millwood Motorsports #44 machine out front to claim the $10,053 top prize ahead of Dale McDowell, Cory Hedgecock, Brandon Overton, and Ross Bailes! (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

July 23, 2020 - The #44 team soldiered on with the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tonight with a $3,500 to win event at Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee. Fresh off his win in the last series race, Chris Madden stopped the clock third fastest in Group B during the qualifying session to earn the outside of the third row for the start of the 35-lap main event. The Gray Court, South Carolina star then moved up to the second spot on a couple of different occasions during the race and eventually nabbed a runner-up performance behind only race winner Brandon Overton!

July 21, 2020 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina, recorded his third win of the 2020 Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tour earlier tonight at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina! After clicking off the third quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session, Chris started the 35-lap main event from the inside of the third row. He quickly made his way to the front of the field and assumed the point on the fifteenth circuit. Chris then kept his competitors at bay throughout the remainder of the contest to bag the $3,500 winner's check ahead of Brandon Overton, David Payne, teammate Tyler Millwood, and Jake Knowles! (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

July 19, 2020 - A hectic week on the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tour wrapped up earlier tonight at Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Georgia. Chris Madden posted the fastest lap in Group B during the time trial session to earn the outside of the front row for the start of the $3,500 to win feature event. The Gray Court, South Carolina standout ran in the second spot through much of the 35-lap distance before crossing underneath the checkered flag in the third position. However after post race inspection, Chris was bumped up to a runner-up performance behind only victor Brandon Overton!

July 18, 2020 - Another $10,053 winner's check was up for grabs with the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tonight in the annual running of the 'Rebel Yell' at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia. Chris Madden stopped the clock eighth quickest in Group B during time trials before finishing third in heat race action. "Smokey" then steered past eight competitors during the 53-lap main event to leave Screven with a strong fourth place showing behind only race winner Brandon Overton, Mark Whitener, and Ross Bailes.

July 17, 2020 - Next up for the Millwood Motorsports team and driver Chris Madden was a visit to Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Georgia tonight for another Southern Nationals Series battle, which boasted a $10,053 payday. Chris clicked off the third fastest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to running second in his heat race. After starting the 53-lapper from the inside of the third row and being involved in a pair of tangles during the feature, Chris rallied to salvage a seventh place effort at the Peach State oval.

July 16, 2020 - After a rare day off on the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tour, the #44 team dipped south to the Peach State tonight for a $3,500 to win event at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia. Chris Madden laid down the quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session at the lightning-quick oval and later led the first thirty circuits of the 35-lap headliner from the outside of the front row. At the checkered flag, Chris found himself in the runner-up position behind only victor Brandon Overton!

July 14, 2020 - A trip to I-75 Raceway in Sweetwater, Tennessee greeted those racing with the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series, as another $3,500 top prize was on the line earlier tonight in the Volunteer State. Chris Madden posted the third quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session at the small bullring and later started the 35-lap feature event from the outside of the third row. Chris, who had won two of the first three miniseries events, made a late charge in the contest and vaulted all the way up to second to finish behind only race winner Cory Hedgecock!

July 13, 2020 - "Smokey" Chris Madden secured his second Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series victory of 2020 earlier tonight at the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee! Chris earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session and later started the 35-lap main event from the pole position. After running second early in the feature distance, Chris slipped by leader Vic Hill on the seventh circuit and ran away from the field to pocket the $3,500 payday. Finishing behind Madden's Millwood Motorsports #44 XR1 Rocket Chassis were Brandon Overton, Cory Hedgecock, Ross Bailes, and Logan Roberson! (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

July 11, 2020 - Following their big win last night, the #44 Millwood Motorsports team was in action earlier tonight at the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia, as the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series sanctioned another $10,053 to win showdown. Chris Madden clicked off the second fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session before securing a heat race triumph around the sprawling 1/2-mile speedplant. After starting the 53-lap headliner from the pole position and leading the first twenty circuits, "Smokey" wound up a close second at the unfurling of the checkered flag behind only victor Brandon Overton!

July 10, 2020 - Chris Madden and Millwood Motorsports kicked off the 2020 Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series in grand fashion earlier tonight at Smoky Mountain Speedway, as the new combination clicked right off the bat to score an impressive $10,053 victory at the Maryville, Tennessee speedplant! Aboard a XR1 Rocket Chassis for the first time, Chris stopped the clock fifth fastest in Group A during qualifying before running second in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the third row in the 53-lap headliner, Chris drove past early leader Ross Bailes to grab the point on lap nine and led the rest of the way to claim the win in the miniseries lid lifter. Finishing behind Madden's #44 machine at the checkers were Dale McDowell, Cory Hedgecock, Brandon Overton, and Ross Bailes! (Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo)

"SMOKEY" TO DRIVE MILLWOOD MOTORSPORTS MACHINE

July 6, 2020 - As announced earlier today, Chris Madden has teamed up with Kingston, Georgia-based Millwood Motorsports for an all-out assault on the upcoming Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tour! Chris, who will be back in his familiar #44, and his newly-announced teammate Tyler Millwood will both tackle the twelve race miniseries, which runs throughout the Southeast from July 10-25. "Smokey" will utilize a XR1 Rocket Chassis powered by a Clements Ford engine with sponsorship from Drydene Engine Oils and Greases, Millwood Plumbing, Henderson Amusement, Machine Construction, and Competition Race Equipment. You can view the upcoming schedule for Chris and the Millwood Motorsports team by clicking on the SCHEDULE page of the website!

MADDEN AND SCOTT BLOOMQUIST RACING PART WAYS

June 30, 2020 - Following the 'Firecracker 100' weekend at Lernerville Speedway, Chris Madden and Scott Bloomquist Racing (SBR) officially parted ways and Chris will no longer be following the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series full-time or be affiliated with SBR. While Chris does not wish to make an official statement at this time concerning the split with SBR, he will take this opportunity to spend more time with his family. Any breaking news or schedule plans will be made available right here at www.ChrisMadden44.com.

CHRIS MADDEN CLIMBS TO SEVENTH IN FIRECRACKER

June 28, 2020 - Next up on the racing calendar for the #OM team was a visit to the storied Lernerville Speedway on June 25-27, as the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility played host to the annual running of the 'Firecracker 100,' which kicked off with a pair of $6,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series preliminary programs. On Thursday night at the Keystone State oval, Chris Madden won his heat race in preliminary action prior to winding up twelfth in the final finishing order of the 25-lap sprint. In a similar $6,000 to win prelim on Friday evening, Chris placed third in heat race action before claiming a solid tenth place effort in the 25-lapper.

When Saturday rolled around at the 4/10-mile speedplant, all eyes were fixated on the finale of the 'Firecracker 100' weekend and the hefty $30,000 payday. Chris nabbed the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race and later rolled off from the outside of the fifth row in the 50-lap headliner. In front of the CBS Sports Network cameras during the contest, "Smokey" picked off a trio of competitors en route to a steady seventh place performance. Complete results from the lucrative 'Firecracker 100' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com.

MADDEN FOURTH IN WOO POINTS AFTER THE GAP

June 21, 2020 - The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series took the #0M team to the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on June 19-20 for a pair of $10,000 to win throwdowns. On Friday night following afternoon thunderstorms at "The Gap," Chris Madden timed in second fastest in Group A during qualifying, ran third in his stacked heat race, and later climbed three spots during the 50-lap headliner on his way to a steady eighth place showing. At Bulls Gap on Saturday evening, Chris qualified well once again, but suffered distributor problems in his heat race. "Smokey" was able to grab the sixth and final transfer spot through the B-Main and rolled off from the outside of the eleventh row in the 50-lapper. Despite getting caught up in a tangle with Boom Briggs, Chris was able to salvage a fourteenth place effort and still finds himself fourth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend in the Volunteer State can be viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

MORE HEARTBREAK FOR MADDEN AT ELDORA

June 7, 2020 - The pit gates swung open for the first time at the famed Eldora Speedway in 2020, as the fan-less 'Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational' took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world from June 4-6 at the storied Rossburg, Ohio facility. A total of 48 drivers were invited to the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant to do battle in the three-day extravaganza, which kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary nights. On Thursday, Chris Madden finished second in his heat race before placing sixth in the 30-lap sprint behind only race winner Kyle Strickler, Shane Clanton, Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Bobby Pierce. At the "Big E" on Friday, Chris won his heat race in preliminary action prior to winding up eleventh in the final finishing order of the 30-lapper.

To help commemorate the track's 67th season, the 'Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational' finale was headlined by a 67-lap feature, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday. Chris once again secured a victory in his loaded heat race and was scheduled to start on the pole of the A-Main. Unfortunately, electrical issues prior to the start of the contest kept "Smokey" from taking to the track and he was ultimately paid for a disappointing twenty-fifth place showing. Complete results from all three days at Eldora Speedway can be viewed by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.

CHRIS MADDEN ON PODIUM AT DAVENPORT!

May 31, 2020 - Chris Madden and his #0M team followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour to the Hawkeye State on May 29-30 for two more series contests at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. On the 1/4-mile oval on Friday night, Chris ran third in his loaded heat race before winding up fourteenth in the final finishing order of the $6,000 to win, 30-lap main event. At Davenport's sprawling 1/2-mile speedplant on Saturday evening, Chris placed second in heat race action prior to passing four cars during the $10,000 to win headliner to land on the podium in third behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Jimmy Mars. "Smokey" still sits fourth in the latest WOOLMS point standings heading into the month of June. Complete results from both of Davenport's fan-less events can be viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

MADDEN FIFTH IN OUTLAWS WEEKEND AT JACKSON!

May 24, 2020 - The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series schedule heated back up on May 22-23 with the 'Drydene Double Down Invitational' at the pristine Jackson Motorplex in Jackson, Minnesota. On Friday night in the $6,000 to win weekend lid lifter, Chris Madden ran third in his heat race prior to moving up inside of the top five in the 30-lap feature to finish fifth behind only race winner Ricky Weiss, Brandon Sheppard, Shannon Babb, and Chase Junghans.

At Jackson on Saturday evening in the weekend finale, which boasted a whopping $20,000 top prize thanks to Drydene, Chris clicked off the fourth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying, secured a victory in his loaded heat race, and later wound up in the fifth spot following sixty green flag laps in the headliner behind only victor Ricky Thornton, Jr., Ricky Weiss, Brandon Sheppard, and Chad Simpson. "Smokey" now sits fourth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting Jackson. Complete results from both weekend tilts in the Gopher State can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

"SMOKEY" RUNNER-UP IN PALMETTO INVITATIONAL!

May 3, 2020 - Chris Madden invaded Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina over the May 1-2 weekend. On Friday night in a Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series tilt at the sprawling Lancaster speedplant, Chris won his heat race in preliminary action and had climbed up inside of the top five late in the $6,335 to win main event before problems in the waning laps relegated "Smokey" to ninth in the final finishing order. At Cherokee on Saturday evening in the 'Palmetto Invitational,' which boasted a $10,000 top prize, Chris qualified sixth quickest in Group B during time trials, ran second in his heat race, and later blasted up to second in the 60-lap headliner to finish behind only race winner Brandon Overton! Complete results from both weekend battles in the Palmetto State can be viewed online at www.lancastersuperspeedway.com and www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com. (Richard Barnes Photo)

 

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