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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)

MADDEN LANDS IN TOP FIVE DURING BRISTOL BASH

May 1, 2022 - The month of April for Chris Madden Racing (CMR) wrapped up in a big way on April 29-30 with the 2nd Annual 'Bristol Bash' at the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee. The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series presided over a pair of lucrative events, each of which boasted a $25,000 winner's check. On Friday night in the opener, Chris Madden won his heat race in preliminary action before placing fifth in the 30-lap feature behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Ricky Weiss, Kyle Bronson, and Scott Bloomquist. In Saturday's grand finale, Chris once again secured a heat race triumph before officially leading lap 12 in the 30-lapper and recording a third place podium effort behind only race winner Ricky Weiss and runner-up Jonathan Davenport. Full results from both 'Bristol Bash' battles can be found online by logging onto www.woolms.com. (Josh James Artwork)

PAIR OF TOP TENS FOR "SMOKEY" AT ALL-TECH

April 24, 2022 - The April 22-23 weekend saw Chris Madden and the #44 CMR team venture to All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Florida for the two-day 'Florida Dirt Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the XR Super Series. In the $25,000 to win weekend opener on Friday night, Chris won his heat race in preliminary action before slipping to an eighth place performance in the 40-lap headliner. On Saturday evening in the $50,000 to win grand finale, Chris ran second in his stacked heat race and later advanced up to sixth in the 50-lap main event to finish behind only victor Jonathan Davenport, Kyle Strickler, Brandon Overton, Ashton Winger, and Shane Clanton. Complete results from each of these lucrative races can be found online by clicking on www.racexr.com.

MADDEN WIRES LIL BILL CORUM MEMORIAL FOR $21,000!

April 17, 2022 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina, racked up his fifth feature win of the 2022 racing season on Saturday evening, April 16 in dominating fashion at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee! Chris laid down the quickest lap in Group B during Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series qualifying prior to securing a victory in heat race action. After starting the 2nd Annual 'Lil Bill Corum Memorial' from the outside of the front row, Chris led each of the 75 feature laps around the 1/3-mile oval to capture the $21,000 winner's check ahead of a top five that included runner-up Ricky Weiss, Dale McDowell, Scott Bloomquist, and Dakotah Knuckles!

Earlier in the tripleheader weekend, the #44 team found themselves in competition at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee and Wythe Raceway in Rural Retreat, Virginia. On Thursday night in the 'Kyle Larson Presents Late Model Challenge,' which shelled out a $20,000 top prize, Chris ran fourth in his heat race before advancing past a handful of competitors during the 50-lapper on his way to an eleventh place effort. At Wythe on Friday in a $10,053 to win Spring Nationals showdown, "Smokey" earned Fast Time honors during qualifying and won his heat race, but a deflating tire on lap 20 took him out of contention for a strong showing and relegated him to a disappointing eighteenth place performance. Complete results from the busy weekend can be located online at www.volunteerspeedway.com and www.southernnationalsseries.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

"SMOKEY" WINS AGAIN AT BRISTOL; BAGS $100K FOR POINTS!!!

April 3, 2022 - "Smokey" Chris Madden continued his red hot start to the 2022 season on April 1-2 in the final weekend of the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' at the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee! On Friday night, Chris laid down the fastest lap overall of the 30 entrants during the qualifying session before securing a victory in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap main event from the outside of the front row, Chris led each lap during the distance to pocket the $50,000 payday over a top five that included runner-up Chris Ferguson, Devin Moran, Kyle Larson, and Ricky Weiss!

At BMS on Saturday evening, another $50,000 top prize was up for grabs in the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' grand finale. Chris posted the fourth quickest time in Group B during qualifying and won his heat race, but was unfortunately docked two positions following the race due to failing deck height. The Gray Court, South Carolina superstar then started the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the sixth row, but didn't stay mid-pack for long. Chris blasted all the way up to second during the contest to land an impressive runner-up performance behind only victor Dale McDowell. By virtue of his strong finishes over the past two weekends, Chris won the XR Super Series miniseries points for Bristol and was awarded an extra $100,000! Full results from the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' can be located online at www.racexr.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

MADDEN VICTORIOUS FOR $50,000 IN BRISTOL XR OPENER!

March 27, 2022 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) scored their third feature win and their biggest payday so far in 2022 on Friday night, March 25 in the opening round of the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' at the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tennessee! Chris Madden laid down the quickest lap in Group A during XR Super Series qualifying prior to securing a victory in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the pole position, Chris controlled the stellar field from green to checkers to pick up the whopping $50,000 top prize ahead of a top five that included runner-up Dale McDowell, Brandon Overton, Jonathan Davenport, and Mike Marlar!

On Saturday evening, March 26, the second leg of the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' took center stage at BMS and another $50,000 winner's check was up for grabs in an event co-sanctioned by the Valvoline Iron-Man Late Model Series. Chris stopped the clock seventh fastest in Group B during the qualifying session before grabbing the fourth transfer spot during heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the 50-lapper, the Gray Court, South Carolina standout fought hard for a top ten showing prior to crossing underneath the checkers in the twelfth finishing position. Full results from the 'Bristol Dirt Nationals' can be located online at www.racexr.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

CHRIS MADDEN WINS AGAIN; TAKES $10,000 AT CHEROKEE!

March 7, 2022 - Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina, secured another 'March Madness' triumph on Sunday, March 6 at the nearby Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina! Chris laid down the second fastest lap in Group A during Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) qualifying and later won his heat race during the daytime affair. After starting third on the grid in the 50-lap feature and running in the second spot through much of the contest, Chris was able to take advantage of leader Chris Ferguson's late flat tire to nab the point. "Smokey" then led the final two circuits to claim the $10,000 top prize over a top five that consisted of runner-up Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, Daulton Wilson, and Carson Ferguson!

A day earlier, the #44 CMR team was in action at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia on Saturday evening for a $10,053 to win Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series battle. Chris earned Fast Time honors over the 32 car field during qualifying and once again won a heat race in preliminary action. After leading the first circuit in the 53-lap main event, Chris was running in the second spot before mechanical woes on lap 15 caused him to retire from the race in the twenty-first position. Complete results from both weekend tilts can be accessed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com and www.sasdirt.com. (Kevin Ritchie Photo)

MADDEN WRAPS UP SPEEDWEEKS WITH VOLUSIA WIN!

February 19, 2022 - After coming so close several times this week, Chris Madden saved his best performance for last, as he captured the victory in the 'DIRTcar Nationals' grand finale tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida! Chris laid down the eighth fastest time in Group A during World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series qualifying before securing a win in his loaded heat race. He then drew the inside of the second row for the start of the 40-lap main event and was able to work past leader Dale McDowell on the thirteenth circuit to grab the point. Chris, who is also the current series point leader leaving Florida, led the remainder of the feature distance to bag the $10,000 payday over a top five that consisted of runner-up Mike Marlar, Dale McDowell, Max Blair, and Kyle Hammer!

February 18, 2022 - The penultimate event of the 51st Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' took place earlier tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as another $10,000 windfall was on the line with the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant. Current series point leader Chris Madden posted the fourth quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running a strong second in his heat race. Chris then picked off a pair of competitors during the 40-lapper to land a solid sixth place showing behind only victor Dennis Erb, Jr., Chase Junghans, Darrell Lanigan, Brandon Sheppard, and Dale McDowell.

February 17, 2022 - Round four of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' saw teams chase another $10,000 top prize tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Chris Madden was celebrated as the fastest qualifier once again during World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series time trials and was able to earn yet another heat race victory. After drawing the third starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lap main event, Chris wound up a strong fourth in the contest behind only feature winner Dale McDowell, Devin Moran, and Darrell Lanigan.

February 16, 2022 - Chris Madden was busy tonight at Volusia Speedway Park, as he competed in not only the regularly-scheduled $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series program at the Barberville, Florida facility, but also a rain-postponed feature from January's annual 'Sunshine Nationals' that boasted an additional $10,000 paycheck. Chris earned Fast Time honors during qualifying, won his heat race, and led briefly in the 40-lap main event before slipping back to finish sixth behind only winner Brandon Overton, Devin Moran, Brandon Sheppard, Hudson O'Neal, and Darrell Lanigan. In the make-up headliner from January, Chris started fourth on the grid in the 40-lapper and moved up to third to land on the podium behind only victor Ashton Winger and runner-up Dale McDowell!

February 15, 2022 - The second night of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took center stage at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida and even though the program was paused for awhile due to rain showers, the $7,000 to win DIRTcar Super Late Model show was still able to get into the record books during the wee hours of the morning. Chris Madden stopped the clock second fastest in Group B during qualifying before placing third in heat race action. "Smokey" then worked his way past ten competitors during the 30-lap main event to land in the sixth finishing position behind only winner Ryan Gustin, Devin Moran, Tanner English, Ashton Winger, and Tim McCreadie!

February 14, 2022 - Back where his 2022 campaign started in January, Chris Madden returned to Volusia Speedway Park today to compete in the first round of the 51st Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals.' The DIRTcar Super Late Models roared into the Barberville, Florida facility and 47 competitors were on hand to vie for the $7,000 first place prize money. Chris timed in fourth quickest in Group B during qualifying prior to being awarded second in his stacked heat race. The Gray Court, South Carolina star then rolled off from the outside of the fourth row in the 30-lapper before blasting all the way up to second to finish an impressive runner-up behind only victor Ricky Thornton, Jr.!

MADDEN INVADES ALL-TECH FOR TRIPLE SHOT

February 5, 2022 - The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tripleheader at All-Tech Raceway concluded tonight with a $15,000 to win grand finale at the Ellisville, Florida speedplant. Chris Madden laid down the third quickest time in Group A during qualifying prior to running third in his loaded heat race. "Smokey" then rolled off from the inside of the fifth row in the headliner, but a flat left rear tire on lap seven sent him pitside for fresh rubber and forced him to rally from the tail to salvage a thirteenth place performance in the 50-lap affair.

February 4, 2022 - Tonight's second leg of the 'General Tire Winter Nationals' at All-Tech Raceway has been cancelled due to the forecasted wet weather at race time. The $12,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdown at the Ellisville, Florida facility will not be rescheduled; however, tomorrow's weekend finale is on as scheduled and will still boast a $15,000 top prize.

February 3, 2022 - After a few days off following their last events at Golden Isles (GA) Speedway, Chris Madden Racing (CMR) dipped south to All-Tech Raceway tonight for the first of three Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs at the Ellisville, Florida oval. Chris Madden stopped the clock eighteenth quickest in Group B during the qualifying session and later placed seventh in his loaded heat race. He then grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his B-Main before ultimately being paid for a twenty-fifth place effort in the $10,000 to win main event.

CMR CONTINUES SPEEDWEEKS AT BRUNSWICK

January 29, 2022 - The three-day 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway wrapped up today with a $15,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdown. On a blustery day in southeast Georgia, Chris Madden timed in tenth fastest in Group B during the qualifying session and later ran fourth in his stacked heat race. Following a victory in his B-Main, Chris was eventually paid for a twenty-seventh place performance in the 50-lap weekend finale at GIS.

January 28, 2022 - Night two of the 'Super Bowl of Racing' took center stage tonight at Golden Isles Speedway, as the cars and stars racing with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competed for a $12,000 windfall at the Brunswick, Georgia facility. Chris Madden laid down the sixth fastest lap in Group B during time trials before picking up an impressive heat race triumph during preliminary action. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 50-lap headliner, "Smokey" fought hard for a possible top five finish before crossing underneath the checkers in the seventh finishing position.

January 27, 2022 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) continued their busy start to the 2022 racing season tonight in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series opener at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. The first night of the 'Super Bowl of Racing' weekend at GIS boasted a $10,000 paycheck. Chris Madden stopped the clock eleventh quickest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to placing fourth in his loaded heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, Chris drove past a trio of competitors in the 40-lap main event on his way to a sixteenth place showing at the 4/10-mile oval.

"SMOKEY" STARTS 2022 CAMPAIGN IN SUNSHINE NATIONALS

January 22, 2022 - In a weekend plagued by rugged track conditions and now inclement weather, tonight's regularly scheduled 'Sunshine Nationals' finale at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida has been wiped out and the $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Late Model Series program will not be rescheduled.

January 21, 2022 - Following a strong top five performance in his season opener, Chris Madden was back in action tonight in the second round of the 'Sunshine Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park. Chris laid down the sixth quickest time in Group B during World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying and once again landed a heat race victory. "Smokey" was then scheduled to roll off from the outside of the second row in the $10,000 to win main event, but the feature was unfortunately pushed back to Wednesday, February 16 due to inclement weather invading the Daytona Beach area.

January 20, 2022 - Chris Madden Racing (CMR) officially lifted the lid to their 2022 racing season in the 'Sunshine Nationals' opener at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. Chris Madden posted the fourth fastest lap in Group A during the World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying session before securing a heat race triumph. He then drew the third starting spot prior to the $10,000 to win headliner, but the contest was pushed back to Friday afternoon due to poor track conditions and time constraints. When the 30-lapper finally went green, Chris hung around the front and eventually netted an impressive fourth place effort behind only race winner Dale McDowell, Dennis Erb, Jr., and Kyle Larson!

 

 

 

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