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)
KICKS OFF BIG I-80 WEEKEND WITH WIN!
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)
XR FIELD FOR $20,000 STUART VICTORY!
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)
WINS GOPHER 50 PRELIM; RUNNER-UP IN FINALE!
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)
SWEEPS MOUNTAIN MOONSHINE CLASSIC!
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
RUNNER-UP IN MILLION; WINS DREAM PRELIM!!
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
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)