MADDEN LEADS EARLY; RUNNER-UP IN GOBBLER
20, 2016 - Chris Madden and his #44 CMR team invaded
Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on November 18-19 for the 28th
edition of the 'Gobbler.' In Southern Nationals Bonus Series qualifying
on Friday night, Chris knocked down the second quickest time in
Group A prior to scoring the victory in his heat race. After starting
the $10,000 to win headliner on Saturday evening from the inside
of the second row, Chris grabbed the point from early leader Donald
McIntosh on lap five and held the lead up until the twentieth circuit.
The Gray Court, South Carolina standout then ran second throughout
the remainder of the 60-lap 'Gobbler' to place a strong runner-up
behind only victor Brandon Overton. Full results from Boyd's can
be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
THROUGHOUT NATIONAL 100 WEEKEND
7, 2016 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) rolled into
the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway on November 4-6 for the
42nd edition of the 'National 100.' For the first time, three complete
shows were held at the Phenix City, Alabama venue and things kicked
off with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary programs. On Friday
night, Chris Madden timed in fourth quickest in Group B during qualifying
prior to winding up eighth in the 42-lap feature. At EAMS on Saturday
evening, Chris posted the fifth fastest lap in Group A during time
trials and later placed seventh in the final rundown of the 42-lapper.
After accumulating the fifth most points in preliminary
action, Chris started Sunday's 100-lap headliner from the inside
of the third row. The Gray Court, South Carolina star was a fixture
towards the front of the stellar field before ultimately slipping
back to seventh at the checkered flag in the $20,000 to win special.
Full results from the 'National 100' weekend can be viewed online
VICTORIOUS IN WORLD FINALS FINALE!
30, 2016 - Chris Madden flexed his muscle throughout
this year's edition of the 'World of Outlaws World Finals' at the
pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina from
October 27-29 and emerged victorious in the weekend finale to record
his twelfth feature win of the 2016 campaign! On Thursday night
during the two rounds of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
qualifying, Chris knocked down the second quickest lap in Group
A during each round, which landed him on the pole of one of the
six heat races on both Friday and Saturday.
At the Charlotte-area speedplant on Friday evening,
Chris won his heat race and later drew the outside of the front
row for the start of the 50-lap feature event. After leading the
first 45 circuits, the Gray Court, South Carolina ace settled for
an impressive runner-up showing in the $12,000 to win affair behind
only victor Josh Richards. In Saturday's weekend finale, Chris once
again won his heat race in preliminary action prior to drawing the
pole for the 50-lap headliner. "Smokey" slipped back to
third early in the race before charging to the lead on the 30th
circuit. At the checkers, Chris was celebrating the $12,000 windfall
by besting Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, Eric Wells, and Brandon Overton!
Full results from both shows at the Dirt Track at Charlotte can
be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
EARLY; FINISHES SIXTH IN BLUE-GRAY
24, 2016 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) made the short
trek to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina on Sunday evening,
October 23 for the annual running of the 'Blue-Gray 100.' The Carolina
Clash Super Late Model Series presided over the single-day throwdown,
which boasted a $10,000 top prize. Chris Madden laid down the third
fastest lap during the qualifying session before bagging an impressive
heat race triumph. After starting the 100-lapper from the inside
of the second row, Chris passed early leader Don O'Neal on the fourth
circuit and led for about ten laps. At the checkers, the Gray Court,
South Carolina star found himself in the sixth finishing position
behind only race winner Darrell Lanigan, Don O'Neal, Casey Roberts,
Jeff Smith, and Chris Ferguson. Full results from last night's 'Blue-Gray
100' can be accessed online at www.carolinaclash.com.
SUFFERS LATE FLAT AT CROSSVILLE...
9, 2016 - Chris Madden and his #44 team rolled into
Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee on October 7-8 for
the annual running of the 'Tennessee State Championship.' The Southern
Nationals Bonus Series presided over the two-day program in the
Volunteer State, which was capped off by a $10,000 to win main event.
Chris clicked off the quickest time in Group B during the qualifying
session on Friday night prior to scoring a victory in his heat race.
After starting Saturday's 60-lapper from the outside of the front
row, Chris was running second on the one-lane racing surface late
in the distance before unfortunately blowing out a tire on lap 58.
"Smokey" was eventually paid for a disappointing fourteenth
place effort last night in the 'Tennessee State Championship.' Complete
results from Crossville can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
AT DIXIE; FOURTH AT ROME!
3, 2016 - The #44 CMR team invaded Dixie Speedway
in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on October
1-2 for a pair of lucrative Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battles.
In the $12,000 to win 'Dixie Shootout' on Saturday evening, Chris
Madden set Fast Time in Group B during qualifying, ran second in
his heat race, and later finished seventh in the 60-lap main event.
On Sunday night in the 'Rome Showdown,' which boasted a $10,000
payday, Chris qualified second quickest in Group A and won his loaded
heat race prior to claiming a strong fourth place performance in
the 50-lapper behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, and
Brandon Overton. Complete results from both Dixie and Rome can be
accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
LAUNCHED FOR #44 CMR TEAM!!!
October 2, 2016 - Chris
Madden Racing (CMR) and Delph Communications, Inc. would like to
welcome you to the all-new www.ChrisMadden44.com! The new website
has all of the same great features as the old site, but with a fresh,
new look. Despite missing time due to a serious concussion, Chris
Madden has amassed eleven feature wins so far in 2016 including
the recent 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100,' which paid the Gray
Court, South Carolina standout a hefty $20,000. Keep up with the
latest news, schedule changes, results, and much more concerning
the #44 team by logging onto www.ChrisMadden44.com!
RACING SWEEPS WEEKEND FOR $24,000!
26, 2016 - Gray Court, South Carolina standout Chris
Madden swept a pair of events over the September 23-25 weekend to
pocket $24,000 for his tenth and eleventh victory of the 2016 racing
season! His weekend started out at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus,
Mississippi, as the unsanctioned 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin'
100' drew a stout 62 car field. Chris timed in sixth quickest in
Group B during the qualifying session on Friday night prior to running
second in his heat race behind only prelim winner Brandon Overton.
After storming to the front from his twelfth starting spot in Saturday's
headliner, Chris led laps 52-100 en route to capturing the $20,000
windfall over Dale McDowell, David Breazeale, Billy Moyer, and Morgan
The #44 team then made a Sunday afternoon stop at
East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama for the final
race of the 'Alabama State Championship.' Chris laid down the second
fastest lap in Group A during Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series
(SAS) time trials, which locked him into the inside of the second
row for the start of the 40-lap feature event. "Smokey"
then grabbed the point near the halfway mark of the race before
claiming the $4,000 triumph over Jason Hiett, Austin Smith, Casey
Roberts, and Riley Hickman. Complete results from both weekend tilts
can be accessed online at www.magnoliadirt.com
(Chris McDill Photo)
MADDEN GETS NINTH WIN OF
SEASON IN FALL CLASSIC!
18, 2016 - Chris Madden and his #44 CMR team celebrated
their ninth feature win of the 2016 racing season on Saturday evening,
September 17 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee!
Chris laid down the fastest lap overall in Southern All Stars Dirt
Racing Series (SAS) time trials and later started the 'King of the
Mountain Fall Classic' from the outside of the front row. "Smokey"
then swapped the point early in the feature distance with Donald
McIntosh before pulling away to capture the $5,000 payday. Finishing
behind the Gray Court, South Carolina star at the checkers were
Derek Ellis, Donald McIntosh, Shanon Buckingham, and Todd Morrow!
Complete results from last night at Smoky Mountain Speedway can
be viewed online at www.sasdirt.com.
CHRIS MADDEN SOLID DURING
ELDORA'S WORLD 100
11, 2016 - The #44 team and driver Chris Madden,
along with 107 other competitors, made their way to the famed high-banks
of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 8-10 for the 46th
edition of the 'World 100.' The three-day spectacular at the 1/2-mile,
Darke County oval kicked off with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin
25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Chris won his heat race
prior to placing fourth in the 25-lap sprint behind only victor
Don O'Neal, Jonathan Davenport, and Josh Richards. At the track
known as the "Big E" on Friday evening, Chris ran third
in his heat race before slipping back to fourteenth at the checkers
in the 25-lapper.
At Eldora Speedway on Saturday, the weekend concluded
with the "Biggest Dirt Race in the World" and everyone
in attendance had their sights set on the $49,000 top prize, along
with the storied globe trophy. Chris had a strong run in his loaded
heat race to finish second, which locked him into the inside of
the fourth row for the start of the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza.
The Gray Court, South Carolina standout then raced hard for a top
ten effort in the 'World 100' before eventually settling for a solid
twelfth place performance. Complete results from the extended weekend
in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
MADDEN WINS $5,300 AT SMOKY
28, 2016 - Following an eighth place effort with the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Friday night at Ponderosa Speedway
in Junction City, Kentucky, Chris Madden recorded his eighth feature
victory of 2016 on Saturday evening, August 27 at Smoky Mountain Speedway
in Maryville, Tennessee! Chris laid down the quickest lap in Group
B during the Southern Nationals Bonus Series qualifying session and
later started the 40-lap main event from the outside of the front
row. "Smokey" then dominated the headliner at the Knoxville-area
facility to lead each and every circuit en route to capturing the
$5,300 payday ahead of Donald McIntosh, Ricky Weiss, Billy Ogle, Jr.,
and Derek Ellis. Complete results from last night at Smoky Mountain
Speedway can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.