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MADDEN NABS SECOND BILLY CLANTON CLASSIC TITLE!

November 23, 2020 - "Smokey" Chris Madden recorded his second career 'Billy Clanton Classic' title on Saturday night, November 21 at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia! After posting the quickest lap in Group B during time trials and winning his heat race, Chris started the 60-lap Schaeffer's Oil Fall Nationals Series headliner from the outside of the front row. He then drove past leader Shane Clanton to grab the point on the thirteenth circuit and led the remainder of the feature distance to secure the $10,000 windfall ahead of Mike Marlar, Billy Moyer, Jr., Ashton Winger, and Michael Page!

On Sunday afternoon, November 22, another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 30th edition of the 'Blue/Gray 100' at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. Chris struggled a bit during Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series qualifying and later placed fifth in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the 100-lapper, the Gray Court, South Carolina standout drove a smart race and inherited the lead on lap 75 amidst a flurry of flat tires. Unfortunately, Chris suffered his own flat Hoosier tire while leading on lap 92 and was forced to settle for a disappointing twelfth place effort in the prestigious race that he has won six times in his career. Complete results from both weekend shows can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com and www.xtremedirtcar.com. (Cole Perkins Photo)

SMOKEY WINS $12,000 IN COTTON PICKIN' FINALE!

November 15, 2020 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina, picked up his seventh feature win of 2020 on Saturday night, November 14 in the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin 100' finale at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi! Chris earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session before running second in his loaded heat race. "Smokey" then rolled off from the inside of the third row and quickly made his way to the front of the stellar field. He took the lead from Tyler Erb on lap 23 and led the remainder of the 70-lap feature event to bag the $12,000 winner's share ahead of Tim McCreadie, Billy Moyer, Jr., Chris Ferguson, and Tyler Erb!

Earlier in the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin 100' weekend, a $4,000 top prize was on the line in Friday's lid lifter. Chris posted the second fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to slipping to third in his heat race. He then steered past seven competitors during the 30-lapper at "The Mag" to land in the fourth finishing position behind only race winner Tim McCreadie, Billy Moyer, Jr., and Mike Marlar! Complete results from both unsanctioned shows can be viewed online at www.magnoliadirt.com. (Robert Holman Photo)

MADDEN GETS TOP FIVE IN LAST CALL FINALE!

November 6, 2020 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) helped wrap up the 2020 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series schedule on November 4-5 at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. A pair of $12,000 winner's checks were up for grabs at the Charlotte-area speedplant in an event dubbed as the 'Last Call.' On Wednesday night, Chris Madden ran third in his loaded heat race, but suffered an unfortunate flat Hoosier tire in the 50-lap main event. "Smokey" then rallied back through the pack to salvage an eleventh place performance in the 'Last Call' opener.

At Charlotte on Thursday evening, another $12,000 payday was on the line for the 50 car field. Chris laid down the eighth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying before running second in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 50-lapper, Chris helped put on a great show by blasting past six competitors en route to an impressive fourth place effort behind only victor Tim McCreadie, Ricky Weiss, and Brandon Overton! Full results from the 'Last Call' can be located online by visiting www.woolms.com.

CHRIS MADDEN FOURTH IN $100K DTWC!

October 18, 2020 - The 40th edition of the famed 'Dirt Track World Championship' took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world on October 16-17, as a whopping $100,000 top prize was on the line at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A total of 63 competitors showed up at PRP over the weekend to compete in the lucrative Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series finale. On Friday night during preliminary action, Chris Madden clicked off the second quickest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to running second in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in Saturday's 100-lap DTWC, Chris made a charge up inside of the top five during the extra-distance affair. At the checkers, "Smokey" was in the fourth spot to finish behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Tim McCreadie! Complete results from the crown jewel extravaganza can be accessed by logging onto www.lucasdirt.com.

MADDEN STARTS BACK UP OWN TEAM; WINS AT 411!

October 4, 2020 - Gray Court, South Carolina star Chris Madden rebooted his #44 Chris Madden Racing (CMR) team in recent weeks and debuted a new XR1 Rocket Chassis over the October 2-3 weekend and promptly visited World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory lane! On Friday night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina, Chris timed in fifth quickest in Group A during qualifying and ran third in his heat race before climbing to third to land on the podium in the 50-lap 'Mike Duvall Memorial' behind only $10,000 winner Brandon Overton and runner-up Brandon Sheppard.

At 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee on Saturday evening, Chris swept the night by earning Fast Time honors during qualifying, winning his heat race, and coming out on top of the A-Main to claim his sixth overall win of 2020. "Smokey" grabbed the point on lap six and led the remainder of the distance in the 50-lapper to pocket the $10,000 payday ahead of Ricky Weiss, Brandon Sheppard, Cory Hedgecock, and Ross Bailes! Full results from the WOOLMS doubleheader can be viewed online at www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

SMOKEY GETS TOP FIVE IN I-80 NATIONALS PRELIM!

September 20, 2020 - The #44 team was busy from September 15-19 in the states of Illinois and Nebraska, as a total of four special events were held at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois and I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. Things started on Tuesday night at FALS in a DIRTcar Racing showdown dubbed as 'One for the Road,' which paid out $15,000 to the winner. Chris Madden clicked off the fourth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying before running third in his loaded heat race. "Smokey" then rolled off from the outside of the sixth row in the headliner, but eventually retired from the 50-lap contest in the fifteenth finishing position.

Next up was a trip west to I-80 Speedway for a trio of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs that made up the 'I-80 Nationals.' On Thursday in the Cornhusker State, Chris placed third in his heat race and later moved up to finish fourth in the $7,000 to win main event behind only victor Kyle Strickler, Shane Clanton, and Josh Richards. Another $7,000 top prize was then on the line on Friday, as Chris ran fifth in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and fifteenth in the 30-lapper. The Gray Court, South Carolina standout then closed out the hectic week with a twenty-fifth place effort on Saturday evening in the $30,000 to win 'I-80 Nationals' grand finale. Full results from the lucrative four-race week can be viewed by clicking on www.fairburyspeedway.com and www.lucasdirt.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

MADDEN EARNS PAIR OF ELDORA TOP TENS

September 13, 2020 - Rum Runner Racing made the trek to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 10-12 for the 'Intercontinental Classic,' which was a fan-less event that took the place of the annual 'World 100.' The three-day weekend kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night in the opener, Chris Madden grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later moved up to finish tenth in the 30-lap feature event. At the "Big E" on Friday evening in a similar showdown, Chris placed seventh in his heat race, third in his B-Main, and sixteenth in the 30-lapper.

At Eldora Speedway on Saturday, a whopping $50,000 windfall was on the line in the 'Intercontinental Classic' finale. Chris secured an impressive heat race triumph and later rolled off from the inside of the second row in the 67-lap headliner. The Gray Court, South Carolina superstar fought hard to stay towards the front of the stellar field and eventually earned a ninth place performance in the final finishing order. Complete results from the action-packed weekend in the Buckeye State can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

CHRIS MADDEN FIFTH IN HALL OF FAME 50!

September 7, 2020 - The Rum Runner Racing team and driver Chris Madden competed in a Labor Day weekend triple shot in the states of Georgia and South Carolina from September 4-6. On Friday night in a $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series shootout at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia, Chris unfortunately got into the wall during hot laps, but later advanced to third in the B-Main to gain access into the 50-lap feature. He later drew a lap 13 caution flag in the main event and was officially placed twenty-fourth in the final finishing order. In a similar program on Saturday evening at the sprawling Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina, Chris placed third in his stacked heat race before advancing up to sixth in the $10,000 to win feature.

The #44 team then wrapped up their tripleheader weekend on Sunday at the nearby Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. A $7,500 top prize was on the line in the 'Hall of Fame 50,' which was sanctioned by the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series. "Smokey" was strong throughout the show and eventually finished fifth in the 50-lapper behind only victor Austin Kirkpatrick, Brandon Overton, Ross Bailes, and John Henderson! Complete results from all three races can be accessed online at www.woolms.com and www.carolinaclash.com. (On the Cushion Photography)

MADDEN DEBUTS NEW RIDE; EIGHTH IN TOPLESS 100

August 23, 2020 - Chris Madden and Rum Runner Racing made their way to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas over the August 20-22 weekend for the 28th edition of the 'Topless 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again presided over the crown jewel spectacular, which kicked off with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary showdowns. On Thursday night in his debut in the new ride, Chris ran third in his loaded heat race prior to moving past six competitors during the 30-lap main event to secure a twelfth place showing. At BMS on Friday evening, Chris unfortunately suffered a flat late in his heat race, but battled back to win the B-Main before running seventeenth in the 30-lapper.

By virtue of racking up the thirteenth most points during preliminary competition, Chris rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the annual running of the 'Topless 100.' Looking for his second straight race title and the hefty $40,000 top prize, "Smokey" had a strong run in the 100-lap affair and moved up inside of the top ten before landing in the eighth finishing position. Complete results from the roofless Batesville biggie can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

CHRIS MADDEN JOINS FORCES WITH RUM RUNNER RACING

August 20, 2020 - Chris Madden will join Rum Runner Racing beginning this weekend at the 28th Annual Comp Cams Topless 100 driving the No. 44 the Drydene Lubricants, Henderson Amusement, Milwood Plumbing Longhorn Chassis. Madden joins the team alongside Pearson Lee Williams, who will continue driving the No. 2 Bilstien, PFC Brakes, Airshok, Longhorn.

Williams and Madden will be running alternate races through the rest of the year to ensure a smooth transition into a two car operation. Madden will focus on the larger national events, with regional events mixed in. Williams will focus on regional events with additional appearances in select national series races. Following this weekend’s Comp Cams Topless 100, Madden will compete with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series at Port Royal Speedway on August 27-29th.

“It's a great opportunity for all of us to complete the circle with the help of Rum Runner, Harold, my guys, and sponsors that are coming a ong to help. I think it's a great chance for all of us as a group to work together and be a dominating, top class team. Batesville is probably one of my favorite places. I have been there multiple times, and I have almost always run extremely well there. Having won this race last year, I think it's a great place for us to kick off this new team and hopefully pick up another topless win," said Madden in a prepared team press release. | full story

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)

 

 

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