WEEK FOR #44 TEAM IN WISCONSIN & IOWA
6, 2018 - Heavy rain forced the cancellation of
tonight's World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special at
Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa. The $10,000 to win 'Farley 50'
will not be rescheduled.
August 4, 2018 -
Things wrapped up in the Badger State tonight in the finale of the
'USA Nationals' at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway, as the whopping
$50,000 winner's check had the attention of everyone at the New
Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Chris Madden earned the third and
final transfer spot through his consolation event and later started
the 100-lap crown jewel main event from the inside of the eleventh
row. Chris then rallied up inside of the top ten in the storied
race, but a broken jackshaft on lap 82 caused him to unfortunately
retire in the eighteenth position.
August 3, 2018 -
Preliminary action for the 31st Annual 'USA Nationals' took place
earlier this evening at Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin.
For the first time in the crown jewel event's storied history, a
double set of heat races with combined passing points were held
to set the lineups for Saturday's $50,000 to win extravaganza. Chris
Madden won his first heat race of the night, while he wound up placing
eighth in his final prelim. By virtue of accumulating the 25th most
passing points, Chris will be in a consolation race tomorrow evening.
August 2, 2018 -
The 31st edition of the 'USA Nationals' got underway tonight at
the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. A stout
45 car field made their way to the track located near the Minnesota/Wisconsin
border for the $6,000 to win preliminary event. Chris Madden, fresh
off a win on Tuesday night in the Badger State, stopped the clock
third quickest in Group A during the World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series qualifying session and later claimed the victory
in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the second
row in the 40-lap feature, Chris battled hard for a top five finish
- despite a broken throttle linkage - prior to winding up sixth
in the final finishing order.
31, 2018 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina,
landed his ninth checkered flag of the 2018 racing season tonight
in dominant fashion at the sprawling Shawano Speedway in Shawano,
Wisconsin! In the annual 'Sun Drop Shootout,' Chris knocked down
the eighth quickest time overall during World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series qualifying prior to scoring the victory in his
loaded heat race. After drawing the pole position before the drop
of the green flag in the 50-lapper, "Smokey" led each
and every circuit of the contest to pocket the $10,000 payday well
ahead of Shane Clanton, Jonathan Davenport, Don O'Neal, and Devin
Moran! (Jim DenHamer Photo)
July 30, 2018 -
A very short turnaround greeted the #44 team following the big PDC
weekend, as they were in the pit area tonight at Plymouth Dirt Track
in Plymouth, Wisconsin. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series presided over the action at Plymouth and a strong 36 car
field was on hand to gun for the $10,000 windfall. Chris Madden
timed in fourth fastest in Group A during qualifying before running
second in his heat race. After starting sixth on the grid in the
50-lap main event, Chris blitzed up to as high as second in the
running order before winding up fourth in the final rundown behind
only winner Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, and Tyler Erb!
GETS TOP FIVE IN $30K PDC!
29, 2018 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) was in the
Land of Lincoln from July 27-28 for the 29th Annual 'Prairie Dirt
Classic' at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois.
On Friday night, Chris Madden toured FALS fourth quickest in Group
A during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying
and later placed second in his $2,500 to win qualifying feature
behind only winner Brandon Sheppard. After drawing the fifth starting
spot for Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' Chris
vaulted up to as high as second in the running order of the 100-lap
affair. At the conclusion of the action-packed PDC, "Smokey"
found himself fourth in the final finishing order behind only winner
Devin Moran, Mike Marlar, and Brandon Sheppard. He finds himself
second in the latest WOOLMS point standings exiting the 'Prairie
Dirt Classic' weekend. Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
WOOLMS TO UPPER MIDWEST
24, 2018 - Following a ten-day break, Chris Madden
was back in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series competition
tonight at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. A 23 car field
assembled at the sprawling Hawkeye State speedplant to vie for the
$10,000 top prize. Chris logged the tenth quickest time overall
during the qualifying session and later grabbed the third transfer
spot through his loaded heat race. "Smokey" then advanced
five positions during the course of the 40-lap feature event to
score a close runner-up performance behind only victor and race
long leader Chad Simpson!
14, 2018 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina,
laid claim to his eighth feature win of 2018 tonight at Ogilvie
Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota! Chris nabbed the fourth quickest
lap overall during the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
qualifying session prior to running second in heat race action.
"Smokey" then started fifth on the grid in the 50-lapper
and drove past Rick Eckert to grab the point on the tenth circuit.
Chris then led the remainder of the feature distance to pick up
his second straight victory at Ogilvie and the $10,000 winner's
check over Brandon Sheppard, Rick Eckert, Mike Marlar, and Shane
Clanton!!! (Scott Swenson Photo)
July 13, 2018 -
Next up was a visit to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North
Dakota tonight for another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series contest. Chris Madden posted the seventh quickest
time overall during the qualifying session and later ran third in
his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature distance
from the inside of the fourth row, Chris unfortunately ran into
problems and retired on the 38th lap in the fifteenth position.
July 10, 2018 -
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series took the #44 team
to Black Hills Speedway in Rapid City, South Dakota tonight for
the series most western stop of the 2018 campaign. Chris Madden
claimed the fourth quickest lap overall during time trials before
scoring a heat race triumph. After drawing the outside of the front
row prior to the drop of the green flag in the $10,000 to win headliner,
Chris slipped back several spots early in the 50-lap contest and
then made a late charge back up to third to finish on the podium
behind only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Mike Marlar!
July 7, 2018 -
Another $10,000 payday was on the line tonight at Deer Creek Speedway
in Spring Valley, Minnesota, as the 39th edition of the 'Gopher
50' drew a stout 30 car field. Chris Madden knocked down the seventeenth
fastest time during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
qualifying prior to advancing up to third in his loaded heat race.
During the course of the 50-lapper, "Smokey" raced hard
to stay inside of the top ten and the current series point leader
eventually nabbed another seventh place performance.
July 6, 2018 -
A busy six race stretch across the Upper Midwest with the World
of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series got underway tonight with
a $10,000 to win program at Dubuque Speedway in Dubuque, Iowa. Despite
getting into the wall during qualifying, Chris Madden still turned
the ninth quickest lap overall during time trials. Unfortunately,
a hard wreck on the opening lap of his heat race caused him to roll
out the back-up car for the 40-lap main event. On the rugged racing
surface, Chris blasted past sixteen competitors during the headliner
to salvage a seventh place showing.
STILL ON TOP OF WOOLMS POINTS!
1, 2018 - The #44 CMR team rolled into Terre Haute
Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana and Federated Raceway at I-55
in Pevely, Missouri over the June 29-30 weekend for a pair of $10,000
to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and UMP DIRTcar
Summer Nationals co-sanctioned clashes. At the sprawling Terre Haute
facility on Friday night, Chris Madden earned Fast Time honors during
the qualifying session and won his loaded heat race before winding
up sixth in the final rundown of the 30-lap headliner. On Saturday
evening at Pevely, Chris placed fourth in his heat race prior to
picking off six competitors during the 50-lap main event en route
to a solid eighth place showing. "Smokey" still finds
himself on top of the heated WOOLMS point standings heading into
the hectic month of July. Full results can be found online at www.woolms.com.
FIRECRACKER FOR $30,000!!!
23, 2018 - Gray Court, South Carolina star Chris
Madden capped off a terrific 'Firecracker 100' weekend tonight by
leading all 100 circuits in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series biggie to earn the whopping $30,000 payday! Chris drove
his BWRC House Car to a heat race triumph and later rolled off from
the pole position in the 'Firecracker 100.' He kept the talented
field behind him throughout the extra-distance affair to record
his seventh triumph of 2018 over Mike Marlar, Tyler Erb, Devin Moran,
and Dale McDowell! Chris stretched out his current WOOLMS point
lead with the win and now leads Marlar by sixteen markers!
(Jason Shank Photo)
June 22, 2018 -
Night two of the annual 'Firecracker 100' was held earlier this
evening at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania and another
$6,000 paycheck was on the line for the 40 Super Late Model entrants.
Chris Madden, who scored the victory in night one of the three day
extravaganza, posted the third quickest time in Group B during World
of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying and later ran
second in heat race action. Chris then rolled off from the inside
of the third row in the 30-lapper and blasted past a pair of racecars
on his way to a third place podium effort behind only victor Michael
Norris and runner-up Devin Moran!
21, 2018 - "Smokey" Chris Madden recorded
his sixth victory of the 2018 campaign and his first-ever win at
the storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania tonight
in the first round of preliminary action for the 'Firecracker 100!'
Chris stopped the clock second fastest in Group B during qualifying
before scoring the victory in his heat race. After starting third
on the grid in the 30-lap feature event, Chris stalked early race
leader Mike Marlar for the first ten circuits before taking the
point on lap eleven. The Gray Court, South Carolina star, who currently
leads the heated World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series point
standings, then led the remainder of the distance to claim the $6,000
top prize ahead of Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar, Scott Bloomquist,
and Devin Moran! (Jason Shank Photo)
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