NABS SECOND BILLY CLANTON CLASSIC TITLE!
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
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
(Cole Perkins Photo)
WINS $12,000 IN COTTON PICKIN' FINALE!
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
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)
GETS TOP FIVE IN LAST CALL FINALE!
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.
FOURTH IN $100K DTWC!
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
STARTS BACK UP OWN TEAM; WINS AT 411!
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.
GETS TOP FIVE IN I-80 NATIONALS PRELIM!
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
(Todd Healy Photo)
EARNS PAIR OF ELDORA TOP TENS
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.
FIFTH IN HALL OF FAME 50!
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
(On the Cushion Photography)
DEBUTS NEW RIDE; EIGHTH IN TOPLESS 100
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.
JOINS FORCES WITH RUM RUNNER RACING
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,
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
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A 4-TIME WINNER DURING SOUTHERN NATIONALS!
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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)