Madden Masters Smoky Mountain
MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Chris Madden likes Saturday night racing with the NDRL.
The Gray Court, S.C., driver took the lead from Billy Moyer Jr. on lap 44 and won the National Dirt Racing League-sanctioned Tip Off Classic worth $12,500 at Smoky Mountain Speedway one week after he won the Bama Bash at East Alabama Speedway.
Madden drove the Century Plastics, Hamrick’s of Gaffney sponsored Clements powered Bloomquist Team Zero race car to the victory over hard-charging Mike Marlar, who started tenth.
One caution flag slowed the race as Casey Roberts slowed on lap 13.
Polesitter Moyer and Jonathan Davenport brought the field of 25 to life for the start of the 60-lapper with Moyer jumping to the early lead. On the 14th lap Madden would take the second spot away from Davenport and take Scott Bloomquist with him for third. Davenport dropped to fourth after that restart.
Madden looked under Moyer for several laps before taking the point on the 44th circuit. Marlar became the factor for second spot and grabbed it away from Scott Bloomquist with five laps remaining.
Lapped traffic would be enough to keep Marlar away from Madden. Bloomquist, Davenport and Moyer completed the top five.
Chris Madden, Mike Marlar, Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, Billy Moyer Jr., Dale McDowell, Don O’Neal, Kent Robinson, Tommy Kerr, Skip Arp, Max Blair, Mason Zeigler, William Thomas, Chris Ferguson, Ray Cook, Steve Francis, Bub McCool, John Blankenship, Dennis Erb Jr., Mike Benedum, Tim Fuller, Billy Ogle Jr., Vic Hill, Casey Roberts, Billy Moyer.