KICKS OFF 2023 IN SUNSHINE NATIONALS
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!
WIN FOR MADDEN COMES IN SEASON FINALE!
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
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.
GETS TOP FIVE IN PEACH STATE CLASSIC
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)
ON PODIUM TWICE AT CHARLOTTE!
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)
RUNNER-UP IN MIDWEEK VISIT TO 411!
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.
STREAKS TO TARHEEL 50 PODIUM!
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)
FOR MADDEN AT BOYD'S SPEEDWAY!
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
STREAKS TO KOKOMO DIRT NAT'LS PODIUM!
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
(Josh James Artwork)
LEAVES KNOXVILLE AFTER RAIN
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)
TENTH IN ONE FOR THE ROAD AT FALS
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)
RUNNER-UP IN DREAM; THIRD IN WORLD 100!
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)
SUFFERS MECHANICAL TROUBLE AT FLORENCE
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)
SUPERIOR IN GONDIK LAW FINALE FOR $20K!
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)
RUNNER-UP IN $50K USA NATIONALS!
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
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)