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MADDEN RUNNER-UP IN $10K WORLD 100 PRELIM
October 14, 2018
- Chris Madden Racing (CMR) returned to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on October 12-13 for the rain-postponed 'World 100.' Action was slated to get underway at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant on Friday evening with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25s, but cold temperatures and rain showers pushed the prelims back to Saturday afternoon. Chris Madden posted the twenty-first quickest lap overall during qualifying prior to scoring a victory in his loaded heat race. After drawing the eighth starting spot in his 25-lapper, Chris drove past six competitors on his way to a sterling runner-up effort behind only victor Josh Richards!

At the "Big E" on Saturday night, all eyes of the 77 returning competitors were fixated on the whopping $51,000 top prize and the famous globe trophies that were up for grabs for the winner of the 48th edition of the 'World 100.' Chris was running strong in his heat race until drive line problems dropped him to an eleventh place finish. "Smokey" battled back to tenth in his B-Main, but unfortunately missed out on the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza. Full results from the hectic day/night doubleheader in the Buckeye State can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.

CHRIS MADDEN DRIVES TO ROME SHOWDOWN WIN!!!
October 1, 2018
- Making a long overnight trip pay off in a big way, Chris Madden racked up his twelfth victory of the 2018 campaign on Sunday evening, September 30 in the annual running of the 'Rome Showdown' at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia! Chris timed in second quickest in Group A during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying prior to securing a heat race triumph. After starting third on the feature grid in the 50-lapper, "Smokey" drove to the front on lap ten and led the remainder of the distance to pocket the $10,000 windfall ahead of Tim McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, Tyler Millwood, and Dale McDowell!

Earlier in the weekend, a pair of World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series programs were contested at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio on September 28-29. In Friday's $8,000 to win show, Chris knocked down the fastest lap in Group B during time trials, won his heat race, and later finished ninth in the 40-lap headliner. At Atomic on Saturday night in the $10,000 to win 'Outlaw Invasion' finale, the Gray Court, South Carolina star earned Fast Time honors during qualifying, won his heat race, and led the first nineteen circuits of the 50-lap main event before settling for a sixth place performance. Full results from all three weekend races can be obtained online at www.woolms.com and www.lucasdirt.com. (Heath Lawson Photo)

MADDEN ROLLS TO $10,000 SELINSGROVE VICTORY!
September 24, 2018
- Chris Madden, of Gray Court, South Carolina, registered his eleventh feature win of the 2018 racing season on Saturday evening, September 22 in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series action at the sprawling Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania! Chris knocked down the second quickest time in Group B during qualifying before securing a heat race triumph. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 'National Open,' Chris led each of the fifty circuits in the headliner to score the $10,000 payday ahead of Devin Moran, Mike Marlar, Rick Eckert, and Jeff Rine!

Another $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series showdown was then held over the weekend at Outlaw Speedway in Dundee, New York. On Friday night, Chris timed in tenth fastest overall during the qualifying session prior to running fourth in his heat race. With the 50-lap feature postponed to Sunday, September 23 due to rainy weather, "Smokey" rolled off from the inside of the fifth row yesterday. Unfortunately, Chris broke a ball joint during the early stages of the contest and eventually wound up nineteenth in the final finishing order. He now sits a close second in the latest WOOLMS point standings. Full results from both weekend races can be found online at www.woolms.com. (Rick Neff Photo)

CMR RALLIES TO THIRD AT NORTH GEORGIA
September 16, 2018
- Next up on the racing calendar for the #44 CMR team was a visit to North Georgia Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia on Saturday night, September 15. The Southern Nationals Bonus Series rolled into the northern Georgia facility to preside over a single-day, $10,000 to win throwdown. Chris Madden was unfortunately involved in a heat race skirmish with another competitor and finished sixth, which lined him up on the outside of the sixth row for the start of the 60-lap main event. Chris was then able to rally through the talented field to secure a strong third place podium effort behind only race winner Michael Page and runner-up Dale McDowell! Complete results from last night in the Peach State can be located by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.

MADDEN GETS TOP TEN IN TWIN 25; WORLD 100 PPD
September 9, 2018
- Chris Madden Racing (CMR) had planned to unload their #44 machine from September 6-8 at the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio to vie for the prestigious globe trophy in the 48th Annual 'World 100.' However, with the rainy remnants of Tropical Storm Gordon postponing Friday and Saturday's action at the "Big E" until October 12-13, only Thursday night's $10,000 to win Twin 25s escaped the wrath of Mother Nature. In the wee hours of Friday morning after a lengthy rain delay, Chris Madden timed in 33rd fastest overall during qualifying before scoring a victory in his loaded heat race. After drawing the tenth starting position before the drop of the green flag in his 25-lapper, Chris eventually placed tenth in the final finishing order. Complete results from the soggy weekend in the Buckeye State can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

OUTLAWS HEAT BACK UP WITH FOUR RACE SWING
August 19, 2018
- The extended World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series weekend wrapped up tonight at Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pennsylvania and yet another $10,000 payday was on the line. Series point leader Chris Madden laid down the fastest lap in Group A during qualifying and later scored a victory in his heat race. The Gray Court, South Carolina ace then drew the fourth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lapper and moved up to third in the headliner to finish behind only race winner Chase Junghans and runner-up Brandon Sheppard!

August 18, 2018 - Another rainy night greeted the cars and stars of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tonight at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, but the $10,000 to win show was able to soldier on to an early morning finish. Chris Madden qualified ninth quickest in Group A during time trials before placing third in heat race action. After starting the 40-lap main event from the inside of the fifth row, Chris steered his #44 BWRC ICON racecar up to fourth in the running order before settling for a sixth place showing. "Smokey" trailed only victor Mike Marlar, Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Jason Covert, and Tyler Erb at the drop of the checkered flag.

August 17, 2018 - Mother Nature was not invited, but joined up again with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series for the second event of a four-day stretch of races throughout the eastern United States. Afternoon thunderstorms settled over Williams Grove Speedway and tonight's $10,000 to win contest at the historic Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania oval has been cancelled.

August 16, 2018 - Chris "Smokey" Madden's 2018 win total reached double figures tonight, as he landed his tenth feature win of the '18 campaign in convincing fashion at Georgetown Speedway in Georgetown, Delaware! Chris kicked off the four-race east coast swing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series by posting the second fastest lap overall during qualifying and winning his heat race. The Gray Court, South Carolina star, who is the current WOOLMS point leader, then led each and every circuit in the 40-lapper to bag the $10,000 windfall ahead of Rick Eckert, Brandon Sheppard, Mike Marlar, and Devin Moran! (Rick Neff Photo)

BUSY WEEK FOR #44 TEAM IN WISCONSIN & IOWA
August 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.

July 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!

CHRIS MADDEN GETS TOP FIVE IN $30K PDC!
July 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.

MADDEN FOLLOWS WOOLMS TO UPPER MIDWEST
July 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!

July 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.

CHRIS MADDEN STILL ON TOP OF WOOLMS POINTS!
July 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.

MADDEN DOMINATES FIRECRACKER FOR $30,000!!!
June 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!

June 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)

MADDEN KNOCKS DOWN PAIR OF TOP FIVES
June 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.

"SMOKEY" WINS $10K ELDORA PRELIM; FIFTH IN DREAM!
June 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. (Heath Lawson Photo)

MADDEN FOURTH AT 411; RUNNER-UP AT THE GAP!
June 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 www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

 

 

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