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"SMOKEY" KICKS OFF 2023 IN SUNSHINE NATIONALS

January 21, 2023 - Unstable weather conditions at Volusia Speedway Park has forced World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series and track officials to cancel tonight's annual 'Sunshine Nationals' finale. This decision comes after working closely with Meteorologist Wayne Mahar from the Precision Weather Service and monitoring the local weather over the past 48 hours. The $20,000 to win spectacular at the Barberville, Florida oval will not be rescheduled. (Chris Anderson Photo)

January 20, 2023 - Round two of the annual 'Sunshine Nationals' took center stage tonight at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park and another $8,000 winner's check was up for grabs. Chris Madden clicked off the quickest lap overall during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying session to earn Fast Time honors and later won yet another heat race. After drawing the fifth starting spot in the 25-lapper, Chris wound up finishing right where he started... in the fifth position behind only victor Devin Moran, Tim McCreadie, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Nick Hoffman!

January 19, 2023 - The Chris Madden Racing (CMR) team lifted the lid to their 2023 campaign earlier tonight in the 'Sunshine Nationals' opener at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. A total of 47 competitors signed into the VSP pit area to compete in the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series showdown, which boasted an $8,000 top prize. Chris Madden laid down the second quickest lap in Group A during the qualifying session prior to securing an impressive heat race victory. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 25-lap main event, Chris ultimately rounded out the podium in third behind only winner Devin Moran and runner-up Tim McCreadie!

FIFTEENTH WIN FOR MADDEN COMES IN SEASON FINALE!

November 21, 2022 - Chris Madden, of nearby Gray Court, South Carolina, claimed his eighth career 'Blue/Gray 100' title in dramatic fashion on Sunday, November 20 at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina! After earning Fast Time honors in Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series qualifying and winning his heat race, Chris started from the pole position in his season-ending 100-lap headliner.

Chris then paced the field for the first 81 circuits before heading pitside for fresh rubber and making a stirring rally from the back of the pack. "Smokey" swept past leader Kyle Strickler to regain the point exiting turn two on lap 98. He then beat Daulton Wilson, Ben Watkins, Michael Brown, and Trent Ivey to the checkered flag to bag the $12,000 first place prize money for his fifteenth overall victory of the 2022 campaign! Complete results from yesterday's season finale at Cherokee Speedway can be viewed online at www.carolinaclash.com. (ZSK Photography)

MADDEN GETS TOP FIVE IN PEACH STATE CLASSIC

November 13, 2022 - The #44 CMR team was in action at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on November 11-12 in the final two Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series contests of the season. In Friday's weekend opener, which shelled out a $20,000 top prize, Chris Madden won his heat race in preliminary action, but was unfortunately an early retiree in the 50-lap feature on the rugged racing surface. The driver from Gray Court, South Carolina was ultimately paid for a twenty-first place performance. On Saturday night with a $53,053 winner's check up for grabs in the 'Peach State Classic,' Chris placed second in his heat race prior to moving up to fifth during the 75-lapper to trail only victor Ricky Thornton, Jr., Hudson O'Neal, Devin Moran, and Ashton Winger! Complete results from the 'Peach State Classic' weekend can be accessed online by clicking on www.floseries.com. (Josh James Artwork)

CHRIS MADDEN ON PODIUM TWICE AT CHARLOTTE!

November 6, 2022 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) made their way to the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina from November 2-5 for the annual running of the 'World Finals.' Things kicked off at the 4/10-mile speedplant with a pair of $15,000 to win World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series shootouts. On Wednesday night in the opener, Chris Madden placed second in his loaded heat race, but a broken water pump late in the 40-lap feature dropped him to a disappointing twenty-first place showing. In Thursday's similar show, Chris secured a heat race triumph and later landed on the podium of the caution-free 40-lapper in third behind only race winner Tanner English and runner-up Shane Clanton!

Following a day off for the Super Late Models on Friday, the mega-event culminated on Saturday evening with the 'World Finals' finale that boasted a whopping $25,000 top prize. Chris once again claimed a heat race victory and later drew the third starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner. "Smokey" then moved up to finish an impressive runner-up in the entertaining contest behind only victor Jonathan Davenport! Complete results from each of the three 'World Finals' races can be found online by visiting www.woolms.com. (Zach Yost Racing Photography)

MADDEN RUNNER-UP IN MIDWEEK VISIT TO 411!

October 12, 2022 - A midweek visit to 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee was up next for the #44 CMR team, as the Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series rolled into the Volunteer State on Tuesday, October 11. A strong 37 car Super Late Model field signed into the pit area to vie for the $22,022 first place prize money. Chris Madden stopped the clock second quickest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to securing a victory in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the second row, Chris moved past a pair of competitors on his way to an impressive runner-up effort behind only race winner Jimmy Owens! Complete results from last night at 411 Motor Speedway can be accessed online by clicking on www.floseries.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

CHRIS MADDEN STREAKS TO TARHEEL 50 PODIUM!

October 7, 2022 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) invaded Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina on Thursday night, October 6 for the annual running of the 'Tarheel 50.' The Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series presided over the midweek special, which boasted a $22,022 first place prize and drew 35 entrants. Chris Madden clicked off the third quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session before running second in his loaded heat race. After starting sixth on the grid in the 53-lap feature event, "Smokey" advanced all the way up to second in the running order briefly before settling for a third place podium effort behind only race winner Dale McDowell and runner-up Brandon Overton! Complete results from last night's annual 'Tarheel 50' can be accessed online by clicking on www.floseries.com. (Josh James Artwork)

TOP FIVES FOR MADDEN AT BOYD'S SPEEDWAY!

September 25, 2022 - Following Kokomo, the #44 team found themselves at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia over the September 23-24 weekend for the 'Stateline Showdown,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series. In Friday's $10,000 to win program, Chris Madden ran third in his heat race prior to passing four competitors during the 40-lap feature en route to a solid fifth place performance behind only race winner Jimmy Owens, Max Blair, Dale McDowell, and Tanner English. At Boyd's on Saturday in the $20,000 to win weekend finale, Chris won his heat race in preliminary action before starting and finishing fourth in the 50-lapper behind only victor Ryan Gustin, Dale McDowell, and Kyle Bronson. Complete results from the 'Stateline Showdown' can be accessed online by clicking on www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

MADDEN STREAKS TO KOKOMO DIRT NAT'LS PODIUM!

September 21, 2022 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) made their way to Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana on September 19-20 for the inaugural running of the 'Kokomo Dirt Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the XR Super Series. On Monday night in the $20,000 to win opener, Chris Madden placed third in his loaded heat race before advancing up to tenth in the 40-lap main event. At Kokomo on Tuesday evening in the finale, which boasted a whopping $40,000 paycheck, Chris grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race prior to blasting past thirteen competitors during the 60-lapper to land on the podium in third behind only victor Tim McCreadie and runner-up Jonathan Davenport! Complete results from the 'Kokomo Dirt Nationals' can be found online by logging onto www.racexr.com. (Josh James Artwork)

CHRIS MADDEN LEAVES KNOXVILLE AFTER RAIN

September 18, 2022 - The #44 team was in the pit area at the sprawling Knoxville Raceway from September 15-17 for the 18th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' Things kicked off at the Knoxville, Iowa facility with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night in the opener, Chris Madden won his heat race, but unfortunately suffered terminal mechanical problems early in the 25-lap feature and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-fourth place effort. In a similar show on Friday evening, Chris finished sixth in his heat race, won the B-Main, and later wound up nineteenth in the final finishing order of the 25-lapper.

At the 1/2-mile Hawkeye State speedplant on Saturday a $50,000 top prize was scheduled to be up for grabs in the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' headliner. Unfortunately, the crown jewel contest was pushed back to Sunday afternoon due to heavy rain showers and the Chris Madden Racing (CMR) team opted to load up and leave the track instead of starting in a B-Main the following day. Complete results from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

"SMOKEY" TENTH IN ONE FOR THE ROAD AT FALS

September 14, 2022 - On Tuesday evening, September 13, the Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series sanctioned the annual 'One for the Road' at Fairbury Speedway and a $22,022 top prize was on the line at the downtown Fairbury, Illinois oval. Chris Madden was one of the 42 competitors that piled into the pit area at #FALS and he started off the night by laying down the eighth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying. Chris then ran second in his loaded heat race and was battling for a top five finish late in the 50-lap headliner before settling for a tenth place performance. Full results from last night at Fairbury Speedway can be found online by accessing www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

MADDEN RUNNER-UP IN DREAM; THIRD IN WORLD 100!

September 11, 2022 - A huge week of racing was on tap at Eldora Speedway from September 7-10 and the action at the Rossburg, Ohio speedplant kicked off on Wednesday with the conclusion of the rain-postponed 'Dirt Late Model Dream' from June. Chris Madden came into the contest leading the race and held the point for laps 15-16, 18, and 25-91. Unfortunately, a plug wire fell off in the waning laps and on only seven cylinders, Chris came home in the runner-up spot behind only $128,000 victor Brandon Overton.

Next up at the "Big E" was the 52nd Annual 'World 100,' which got underway with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs - each of which paid $12,000 to the winner. On Thursday evening, Chris set Fast Time in qualifying, won his heat race, and later placed fourth in his 25-lapper behind only winner Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, and Brandon Overton. In a similar show on Friday night, Chris placed second in his heat race and third in his 25-lap main event behind only victor Dale McDowell and runner-up Josh Rice. In Saturday's annual 'World 100,' which shelled out a $55,000 top prize, the Gray Court, South Carolina superstar ran second in his loaded heat race and later moved past four competitors during the 100-lap crown jewel headliner en route to a stellar third place podium effort behind only race winner Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Brandon Overton! Complete results from the four days at Eldora Speedway can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

"SMOKEY" SUFFERS MECHANICAL TROUBLE AT FLORENCE

August 14, 2022 - Next up on the racing calendar for the #44 team was a visit to Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky from August 11-13 for the 40th edition of the 'North/South 100.' A pair of preliminary programs were planned to kick off the action at the Cincinnati-area facility, but a rain-out on Thursday scrapped the first of two $5,000 to win events. On Friday evening, Chris Madden timed in fifteenth quickest in Group B during qualifying, ran third in his heat race, and later moved up to finish seventh in his 25-lap sprint.

A huge standing-room-only crowd was then on hand on Saturday, as all eyes at the historic venue were solely set on who would capture the whopping $75,000 winner's check in the 'North/South 100.' Chris steered to a heat race triumph and later started the 100-lap crown jewel headliner from the outside of the front row. Unfortunately, Chris suffered mechanical trouble on the opening circuit, as a broken j-bar and driveshaft ended his 'North/South 100' and dropped him to a disappointing twenty-fifth place effort. Complete results from the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie can be viewed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

MADDEN SUPERIOR IN GONDIK LAW FINALE FOR $20K!

August 10, 2022 - Chris Madden's fourteenth feature win of 2022 came on Tuesday night, August 9 in the 'XR Superior Showcase' finale at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin! After laying down the quickest lap in Group B during XR Super Series qualifying and winning his heat race, Chris led all but three circuits in the caution-free 40-lap headliner. At the checkers, "Smokey" was celebrating a $20,000 triumph over a top five that consisted of runner-up Shane Clanton, Brandon Overton, Jonathan Davenport, and Kyle Strickler!

On Monday evening, August 8, another $20,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 'XR Superior Showcase' opener at Gondik Law Speedway. Chris stopped the clock sixth fastest in Group B during qualifying, placed second in his heat race, and later blasted past a handful of competitors en route to a strong third place podium effort behind only victor Shane Clanton and runner-up Brandon Overton. Complete results from both midweek races can be found online at www.racexr.com. (High Side Race Shots)

CHRIS MADDEN RUNNER-UP IN $50K USA NATIONALS!

August 7, 2022 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) made the long trek north to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from August 4-6 for the 35th edition of the 'USA Nationals.' Things kicked off on Thursday evening with a $6,000 to win preliminary show, which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series. Chris Madden timed in thirteenth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running fifth in his stacked heat race. Following a B-Main triumph, Chris was working forward in the 30-lap sprint until he was caught up in a pile-up on the backstretch, which dropped him to nineteenth in the final finishing order.

A double set of qualifying heat races then took center stage on Friday night leading into the 'USA Nationals.' Chris ran second in his first heat race of the evening, while he secured a victory in his second and final heat race. Following a runner-up finish in the pole dash, Chris rolled off from the outside of the front row in Saturdays' 100-lap 'USA Nationals.' The Gray Court, South Carolina superstar then pressured leader and eventual victor Jonathan Davenport on several different occasions during the $50,000 to win contest before nabbing an impressive runner-up performance in the crown jewel extravaganza. Complete results from the entire weekend can be found online at www.woolms.com. (Todd Boyd Photo)

 

 

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