KNOCKS DOWN PAIR OF TOP FIVES
17, 2018 - Chris Madden and his #44 CMR team entered
a trio of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
shootouts at Stateline Speedway (Busti, New York), Ransomville Speedway
(Ransomville, New York), and Wayne County Speedway (Orrville, Ohio)
from June 14-16. On Thursday at Stateline, Chris set Fast Time in
qualifying, won his heat race, and led the first 34 circuits of
the headliner before an unfortunate spin relegated him to twelfth
in the final finishing order. At Ransomville on Friday night, Chris
placed second in his heat race and fifth in the 50-lapper behind
only winner Mike Marlar, Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, and Shane
Clanton. In the weekend finale on Saturday evening at Wayne County,
"Smokey" ran third in his heat race before advancing to
fourth in the 50-lap feature behind only victor Brandon Sheppard,
Mike Marlar, and Chub Frank. Chris still finds himself on top of
the heated WOOLMS point standings exiting the exciting tripleheader.
Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
WINS $10K ELDORA PRELIM; FIFTH IN DREAM!
10, 2018 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) rolled into
the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 7-9 for the
annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' With Thursday's $5,000
to win prelim pushed back to Friday afternoon due to rain, Chris
Madden started off his weekend by winning his heat race and leading
the first twenty circuits in the 25-lap daytime affair until he
hit the wall in turn one, which relegated him to a disappointing
twenty-first place performance. Things turned around in a big way
later that evening, as Chris ran second in his heat race prior to
leading all 25 laps en route to a commanding $10,000 triumph over
Shane Clanton, Bobby Pierce, Hudson O'Neal, and Ricky Weiss!
The Gray Court, South Carolina star then placed second
in his stacked heat race on Saturday, which enabled him to roll
off from the inside of the fifth row in the $100,000 to win 'Dirt
Late Model Dream' headliner. Chris had then blasted up into the
third position on lap 33 before a flat right rear tire sent him
pitside. "Smokey" then battled back from the rear of the
stellar field and drove all the way back up to fifth in the 100-lapper
to trail only victor Scott Bloomquist, Dale McDowell, Jonathan Davenport,
and Bobby Pierce! Full results from the soggy weekend at the "Big
E" can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
AT 411; RUNNER-UP AT THE GAP!
3, 2018 - Next up on the racing calendar for Chris
Madden Racing (CMR) was a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series throwdowns in east Tennessee over the
June 1-2 weekend. On Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour,
Tennessee, Chris Madden placed fourth in his loaded heat race prior
to passing eight competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a
fourth place effort behind only winner Cory Hedgecock, Jimmy Owens,
and Mike Marlar. At Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on
Saturday evening, Chris earned Fast Time honors during qualifying,
won his heat race, and led laps 13-46 of the 50-lap headliner before
finishing a close runner-up behind only victor Jimmy Owens. The
Gray Court, South Carolina standout still finds himself on top of
the WOOLMS point standings after the pair of stellar runs. Full
results from the Volunteer State can be accessed by clicking on
RALLIES TO FIFTH AT FAYETTEVILLE
13, 2018 - The Barry Wright "House Car"
team and driver Chris Madden were in the pit area at Fayetteville
Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina on May 11-12 for
the inaugural running of the 'First in Flight 100.' The World of
Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series presided over the $25,001 to
win contest, which was held in honor of Mr. Carlton Lamm. On Friday
night during preliminary action, Chris timed in eleventh quickest
in Group B during the qualifying session before running fifth in
his loaded heat race. After taking a provisional to gain access
into Saturday's 100-lap main event, the current WOOLMS point leader
rallied past eighteen competitors during the extra-distance affair
to salvage a strong fifth place effort behind only victor Jimmy
Owens, Brandon Sheppard, David Breazeale, and Shane Clanton. Full
results from the big weekend in Fayetteville can be accessed online
SENOIA FOR ANOTHER $10K PAYDAY!
6, 2018 - Chris Madden and the BWRC team celebrated
in victory lane for the fourth time in 2018 on Saturday evening,
May 5 in the annual 'Billy Clanton Classic' at Senoia Raceway in
Senoia, Georgia! Chris swept the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series program on the "gray gumbo," as he earned
Fast Time honors during qualifying, won his heat race, and led all
fifty circuits in the headliner. "Smokey" beat Michael
Page, Dale McDowell, Mike Marlar, and Brandon Overton to the checkered
flag to bag the $10,000 winner's check, which stretched out his
current WOOLMS point lead!!!
Earlier in the weekend, the #44 team entered similar
$10,000 to win series shootouts at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia,
Georgia and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. On Thursday
night at Lavonia, Chris ran third in his heat race, but was coming
to the front in the feature event until a broken rear-end relegated
him to twentieth in the final finishing order. At nearby Cherokee
on Friday, Chris won his heat race in preliminary action prior to
claiming a third place podium effort in the A-Main behind only victor
Mike Marlar and runner-up Shane Clanton. Full results from the triple
shot of racing action in the Southeast can be accessed online at
WINS AT SMOKY MTN; GETS POINT LEAD!
29, 2018 - Chris "Smokey" Madden and the
Barry Wright House Car team turned in a very impressive weekend
on April 27-28 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee,
as they recorded a win and a runner-up finish to grab the top spot
in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series point standings!
On Friday night in the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic' opener, Chris
earned Fast Time honors during qualifying, won his heat race, and
later led all fifty circuits in the headliner to secure the $10,000
payday ahead of Shane Clanton, Devin Moran, Casey Roberts, and Shanon
Buckingham! In a similar $10,000 to win show on Saturday evening,
Chris ran second in heat race action before moving up to second
in the 50-lapper to claim a strong runner-up effort behind only
victor Dale McDowell. Full results from both 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic'
battles can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
PODIUM IN QUEEN CITY SHOOTOUT!
22, 2018 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) finally returned
to action with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
on April 20-21 in the 'Queen City Shootout' at Whynot Motorsports
Park in Meridian, Mississippi! On Friday night in the $10,000 to
win weekend opener, Chris Madden timed in fourth fastest in Group
B during qualifying, won his heat race, and led forty circuits in
the feature event. At the conclusion of the 50-lapper, Chris found
himself third and on the podium behind only victor Brandon Sheppard
and runner-up Billy Moyer. In Saturday's $10,000 to win weekend
finale at Whynot, "Smokey" placed third in his loaded
heat race before once again battling for the lead in the 50-lap
main event - eventually settling for another third place performance
behind only winner Billy Moyer, Jr. and runner-up Shane Clanton.
Chris currently sits a close second in the latest version of the
WOOLMS point standings exiting Mississippi. Full results can be
accessed online at www.woolms.com.
THIRD IN KING OF THE COMMONWEALTH
15, 2018 - After the two-day 'Illini 100' at Farmer
City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois fell victim to inclement weather
on Friday, the #44 team made the long trek to Virginia Motor Speedway
in Jamaica, Virginia for Saturday evening's $20,000 to win 'King
of the Commonwealth.' The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided
over the single-day mega-event, which drew a whopping 56 entrants.
Chris Madden laid down the second quickest time in Group A during
the qualifying session before picking up the win in his loaded heat
race. "Smokey" then started third on the grid in the 60-lap
headliner and ran second much of the feature distance. A carburetor
breather issue late in the race caused his engine to stumble at
times and Chris eventually wound up third in the final rundown behind
only victor Jonathan Davenport and runner-up Scott Bloomquist. Complete
results from last night at VMS can be obtained online at www.ultimatesupers.com.
ED GIBBONS MEMORIAL FOR $10,000!
1, 2018 - "Smokey" Chris Madden laid claim
to his second feature triumph of the young 2018 racing season on
Saturday evening, March 31 in the annual 'Ed Gibbons Memorial' at
Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina! Chris
posted the quickest lap in Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series
time trials before taking the victory in heat race action. Chris
then started on the pole of the 50-lap feature event and grabbed
the top spot at the drop of the green flag. The Gray Court, South
Carolina star never relinquished the point in leading flag-to-flag
in the caution-plagued contest to garner the $10,000 payday ahead
of Michael Brown, Justin Williams, Johnny Pursley, and Donald Bradsher!
Full results from last night at Fayetteville can be viewed online
FAST TIME; LANDS ON PODIUM AT BOYD'S
25, 2018 - Next up on the racing calendar for the
#44 team was a pair of $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series showdowns on March 23-24 at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold,
Georgia and East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama.
On Friday night in the annual 'Shamrock' at Boyd's, Chris Madden
laid down the fastest lap overall during qualifying, won his heat
race in preliminary action, and later led the first 25 circuits
in the 50-lapper. At the unfurling of the checkered flag, Chris
was in the third position behind only victor Earl Pearson, Jr. and
runner-up Scott Bloomquist. At EAMS on Saturday evening in the 'Bama
Bash,' Chris grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through
his heat race before advancing up to eleventh in the 50-lap headliner.
Full results from both LOLMDS races can be obtained by logging onto
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)