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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)

MADDEN KICKS OFF BIG I-80 WEEKEND WITH WIN!

July 23, 2022 - The career season for Chris Madden continued on Thursday night, July 21, as he captured his thirteenth feature victory of 2022 in the 'Dirt Track Bank Go 50' at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska! Chris stopped the clock fastest in Group B during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session before securing a victory in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the front row in the 50-lap headliner, "Smokey" led the stout field from green to checkers to pocket the $12,000 winner's check ahead of runner-up Jonathan Davenport, Bobby Pierce, Mike Marlar, and Brandon Sheppard!

On Friday evening at I-80 Speedway, a double set of qualifying heat races took place to help set the lineup for the $53,000 to win 'Silver Dollar Nationals' main event, which was slated for Saturday. Chris improved four spots in his first heat race to finish sixth, but was later involved in an opening lap grinding wreck in the second round of heat races. Due to the damage inflicted to his #44 XR1 Rocket mount, the Gray Court, South Carolina ace opted to head home and did not compete in the rest of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' weekend. Complete results from the Cornhusker State can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

CHRIS SMOKES XR FIELD FOR $20,000 STUART VICTORY!

July 13, 2022 - Chris Madden's 2022 win total now stands at twelve following a $20,000 XR Super Series triumph on Tuesday night, July 12 at Stuart International Speedway in Stuart, Iowa! Chris timed in second fastest in Group B during qualifying, won his heat race, and later grabbed the point on lap 27 of the 50-lapper. The Gray Court, South Carolina star then led the remainder of the contest to bag the high-profile victory over a top five that included runner-up Bobby Pierce, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, and Mike Marlar. At Stuart a night earlier on Monday in a similar $20,000 to win XR showdown, "Smokey" won his heat race prior to starting and finishing sixth in the 50-lap opener behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, Ryan Gustin, Mike Marlar, and Chad Simpson. Complete results from both 'Fever Heat 100' shows can be located online at www.racexr.com. (Mike Ruefer Photo)

MADDEN WINS GOPHER 50 PRELIM; RUNNER-UP IN FINALE!

July 10, 2022 - "Smokey" Chris Madden racked up his eleventh feature win of 2022 on Thursday night, July 7 in the opening event of the annual 'Gopher 50' weekend at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota! Chris placed third in his heat race, but later stormed to the front of the 25-lap Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series prelim feature after starting in the eleventh position. The Gray Court, South Carolina star grabbed the top spot on the twentieth circuit and drove to the $5,000 triumph ahead of runner-up Brandon Sheppard, Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, and Mike Marlar!

In a similar $5,000 to win prelim show on Friday evening, Chris ran fourth in his stacked heat race before picking off nine competitors during the 25-lapper en route to a steady seventh place performance. He was then scheduled to start from the outside of the front row in Saturday's $50,000 to win 'Gopher 50' headliner, but accepted a shot at an extra $25,000 by rolling off from the outside of the sixth row instead. Chris then bolted all the way up to second in the 75-lap main event and was battling for the lead in the final laps when an untimely caution flag flew over the stellar field. That yellow cost Madden a shot at a $75,000 payday and relegated him to a runner-up effort behind only race winner Brandon Overton. Complete results from all three races that made up the 'Gopher 50' can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

SMOKEY SWEEPS MOUNTAIN MOONSHINE CLASSIC!

June 19, 2022 - Chris Madden upped his 2022 win total to ten with a sweep of the annual 'Mountain Moonshine Classic' at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on June 17-18! On Friday night, Chris stopped the clock third quickest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying before winning his heat race. "Smokey" then led all thirty circuits during the prelim feature to capture the $5,000 winner's check ahead of runner-up Mike Marlar, Dale McDowell, Brandon Overton, and Earl Pearson, Jr. In the grand finale on Saturday evening, Chris won his heat race prior to leading all sixty laps during the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic' headliner en route to picking up the whopping $50,000 payday over Jonathan Davenport, Brandon Overton, Ricky Thornton, Jr., and Mike Marlar!

Earlier in the busy week, the #44 team was at the historic Belleville High Banks in Belleville, Kansas for a pair of XR Super Series specials. On Monday on the monstrous 1/2-mile speedplant, Chris won his heat race and later recorded a strong runner-up performance behind only $20,000 victor Jonathan Davenport. At Belleville on the tiny 1/4-mile infield oval on Tuesday, Chris placed third in his loaded heat race and later passed five competitors during the 50-lap main event. The Gray Court, South Carolina superstar crossed underneath the checkers in the second spot in the $40,000 to win contest behind only winner Shane Clanton! Complete results from both the 'Belleville Dirt Nationals' and the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic' can be located online by clicking on www.racexr.com and www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

MADDEN RUNNER-UP IN MILLION; WINS DREAM PRELIM!!

June 12, 2022 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) returned to action in a busy and lucrative week at Eldora Speedway from June 8-11, as both the 'Eldora Million' and the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' took place at the storied Rossburg, Ohio facility. After Wednesday was a total washout, the entire 'Eldora Million' program was contested on Thursday at the 1/2-mile speedplant. Chris Madden won his heat race during the daytime preliminary show and later finished a strong runner-up in the 25-lap feature behind only $12,000 winner Chris Ferguson. In the nightcap, Chris unfortunately suffered a flat tire in his heat race after being hit by another competitor, but later received a high point provisional to gain access into the $1,002,022 to win 'Eldora Million' headliner. After starting nineteenth, "Smokey" stormed to the front of the stellar field and threw two late-race slidejobs for the lead before settling for a close runner-up performance in the 101-lap affair - a mere 0.878 seconds behind only victor Jonathan Davenport!

With no rest for the wicked, the annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' was then on tap for the #44 team over the weekend at the "Big E." Chris clicked off the twenty-seventh quickest lap in his group during qualifying on Friday night before blitzing to second in his heat race. In the 25-lap preliminary main event, which was pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to rain showers, Chris started sixth and grabbed the point on a lap 17 restart to pick up the $12,000 top prize for his eighth victory of the year over a top five that consisted of runner-up Brian Shirley, Tyler Erb, Scott Bloomquist, and Dale McDowell! Later that evening, the Gray Court, South Carolina superstar won his heat race and was leading the $128,000 to win 'Dirt Late Model Dream' after 14 circuits when Mother Nature intervened, which postponed the remainder of the 100-lapper to Wednesday, September 7. Complete results from the long, rainy week at Eldora Speedway can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Josh James Artwork)

SMOKEY HAS $75,000+ REASONS TO SMILE AT CHARLOTTE!

May 15, 2022 - Chris Madden continued the wildly-successful start to his 2022 campaign from May 11-14 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, as he recorded a pair of XR Super Series triumphs during the 'Colossal 100' weekend to bring home over $75,000 in earnings! On Wednesday night in the opener, Chris timed in fourth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to winning his loaded heat race. Chris then started third on the feature grid in the 30-lapper and led the final three circuits to land the $25,000 payday for his sixth win of the year over Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, Ross Bailes, and Chris Ferguson!

At the Concord, North Carolina speedplant on Thursday evening in a similar $25,000 to win program, Chris won his heat race before finishing third in the 30-lap headliner behind only victor Kyle Larson and runner-up Brandon Overton. Following a rain-out on Friday, the 'Colossal 100' wrapped up in a big way on Saturday at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. "Smokey" laid down the second fastest lap in Group B during XR qualifying and later picked up his third heat race triumph of the weekend. The Gray Court, South Carolina standout then tracked down leader Jonathan Davenport during the 50-lap grand finale and officially grabbed the point on the 46th circuit. Chris then led the final five laps to bag the hefty $50,000 windfall for his seventh victory of 2022 over Davenport, Chris Ferguson, Brandon Overton, and Max Blair! Complete results from each 'Colossal 100' race can be found online at www.racexr.com. (Tyler Carr Racing Photos)

 

 

 

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