Summer (By Tyson Graves)
Chris Madden has always been a driver with a lot of talent. No matter what car he sits in he finds ways to park it in victory lane. At the end of the 2019 race season, we saw an onslaught of big time wins from the driver out of South Carolina. Teaming up with Scott Bloomquist Racing, Madden won the USA Nationals, North-South 100, & the Topless 100. What was more impressive is how he dominated and won so many crown jewels in such a short time with the competition as tough as it is today.
Early in 2020 the results were not matched from the 2019 season and by summer Madden was parting ways with longtime friend Scott Bloomquist. Then it was announced that Madden would pilot a second car for Tyler Millwood Motorsports during the Southern Nationals tour. He would have instant success on the tour winning in just his second night in the car. Chris would go on to win three events on the summer tour and nearly win the points title.
A short time later he announced he would get behind the wheel of the Joey Coulter owned machine that was piloted earlier in the year by Pearson Lee Williams. This was temporary as he was competitive but did not post the results he would have liked. This led to Chris reviving his own race team and the classic #44 colors of old.
It was instant success as Chris Madden set behind the wheel of his fourth different ride of 2020. On October 3 at 411 Motor Speedway Madden picked up the $10,000 to win World of Outlaws victory. He led 45 of the 50-lap event. Chris Madden was back. He would go on to win three more events before the season was over. He won the Cotton Pickin’ 100, the Fall Nationals finale at Senoia, and Xtreme DIRTcar event at Volunteer Speedway in December. He may have set in different seats throughout the 2020 season, but Chris Madden showed he is on the most adaptable drivers in the business. No matter where he goes or what car he drives Chris Madden finds ways to win.
Photo: Michael Boggs