WIRES FIELD FOR 4TH MARCH MADNESS WIN!
5, 2018 - Chris "Smokey" Madden and the
BWRC team notched their first win together in 2018 on Sunday afternoon,
March 4 during the annual 'March Madness' at the nearby Cherokee
Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. Chris swept the Southern All
Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) program at the area racetrack, as
he also nabbed Fast Time honors during qualifying and won his heat
race in preliminary action. After starting the 60-lap headliner
from the outside of the front row, Chris dominated the contest by
leading each and every circuit en route to capturing his fourth
'March Madness' triumph. The Gray Court, South Carolina ace picked
up the $12,000 windfall by besting Scott Bloomquist, Ross Bailes,
Don O'Neal, and Zack Mitchell! Complete results from yesterday at
Cherokee Speedway can be viewed online at www.sasdirt.com.
(Kenneth Conyers Photo)
NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM VSP
17, 2018 - The 47th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' officially
wrapped up tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida
and the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour presided
over another $10,000 to win program for the ground-pounding Super
Late Models. Chris Madden timed in second fastest in Group B during
the qualifying session before scoring yet another heat race triumph.
After drawing the third starting position in the 50-lap grand finale,
Chris earned his third runner-up performance of the week at VSP,
as he trailed only winner Brandon Sheppard at the checkered flag!
By virtue of his impressive finishes this week in the Daytona Beach-area,
"Smokey" officially claimed the 'DIRTcar Nationals' Championship
and the big gator trophy!!! (Heath
16, 2018 - The penultimate event of the 'DIRTcar
Nationals' was held earlier tonight at Volusia Speedway Park and
yet another $10,000 paycheck awaited the winner of the World of
Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series spectacular at the Barberville,
Florida speedplant. Chris Madden qualified second fastest in Group
A during time trials before finishing second in heat race action.
After drawing the sixth starting position before the drop of the
green flag in the 50-lap main event, Chris stormed up to second
and battled Scott Bloomquist for the win in the waning laps prior
to settling for an impressive runner-up effort.
February 15, 2018 -
Round four of the 47th Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' took place earlier
this evening at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and
a $10,000 windfall was up for grabs for the cars and stars racing
with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. Chris Madden
posted the quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session
prior to scoring his third straight heat race triumph. After drawing
the pole position and leading the first ten circuits of the 50-lap
contest, Chris was racing hard for the second spot on the 22nd circuit
when contact with Jason Jameson on the front stretch unfortunately
ended his night and relegated him to a disappointing twenty-fifth
February 14, 2018 -
Valentine's Day found the #44 team in the Volusia Speedway Park
pit area, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series held
their 2018 season opening event at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant.
There were 51 competitors on hand in Barberville, Florida to vie
for the $10,000 top prize. Chris Madden stopped the clock second
fastest in Group A during time trials before once again claiming
a heat race victory. After drawing the outside of the front row
for the start of the 50-lapper, Chris was running in the fourth
position on lap 26 when the race was called official due to heavy
fog. The Gray Court, South Carolina star trailed only winner Tim
McCreadie, Josh Richards, and Chase Junghans!
February 13, 2018 -
Tonight's $7,000 to win UMP Super Late Model event at Volusia Speedway
Park in Barberville, Florida was washed out by an afternoon rain
shower. Action will continue during the 'DIRTcar Nationals' at VSP
tomorrow, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series season
finally gets underway with a $10,000 to win shootout!
February 12, 2018 -
Following a washout of the annual 'Winter Freeze' at Screven (GA)
Motor Speedway over the weekend, Chris Madden finally kicked off
his 2018 campaign tonight in the 'DIRTcar Nationals' opener at Volusia
Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. A strong field of 40 UMP
Super Late Model drivers signed into the pit area to do battle for
the $7,000 winner's check. Debuting in the BWRC "House Car,"
Chris clicked off the fastest time in his group during the qualifying
session before scoring a heat race triumph. On a track where passing
was at a premium during the 30-lap feature event, Chris moved up
to finish a close runner-up in his season lid lifter behind only
victor Jonathan Davenport!
AND MADDEN TO START ON WOO TOUR!
1, 2018 - After finishing second in the final version
of the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series point standings
with six wins, Chris Madden formally announced today that he will
start the 2018 campaign on the national tour with the hopes of competing
for the series Championship! Chris, who confirmed a month ago his
return to pilot the Barry Wright Race Cars (BWRC) "House Car"
in 2018, will unload his new-look #44 machine for the first time
during the annual 'Winter Freeze' at Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania,
Georgia on February 9-10. The first two WOOLMS shootouts of '18
will pay $8,000 and $10,000 to win respectively. The Gray Court,
South Carolina standout has released a partial schedule on www.ChrisMadden44.com,
which includes each of the WOOLMS shows through the 'Firecracker
100' in June - along with other special events! (Richard
TO BWRC HOUSE CAR IN 2018!
2, 2017 - Gray Court, South Carolina star Chris
Madden and Hall of Fame car builder Barry Wright jointly confirmed
today that they will team up for the 2018 racing season. Chris will
return to pilot the BWRC House Car next year, as he previously did
in 2002, 2003, and portions of the 2005-2006 seasons. The newly-formed
team will most likely follow a "pick and choose" type
of schedule in 2018, but a return to the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series tour for Madden has not been completely ruled
Chris' familiar #44 will adorn the doors of the BWRC
cars, which will be powered by Clements engines and sport sponsorship
from Century Plastics, Millwood Plumbing, Henderson Amusement, Harrod
Logging, Davis Diesel Service, and C&H Paving. The potent cars
will be housed and maintained at BWRC by Barry Wright, Lance Wright,
and a soon-to-be-hired crewman. More information will be posted
- as news warrants - online at www.ChrisMadden44.com! (Chad