Madden Smokes Bristol Field for Friday $50,000 Win

BRISTOL, TN – Chris Madden smoked the competition on Friday night at the Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals, winning the very first XR Super Series Late Model feature in history. He earned the $50,000 top prize, leading every lap from the pole and drawing away throughout a main event that saw a 49-lap final run to the checkered flag. The Gaffney, S.C., driver sits atop the Bristol Dirt Nationals points after one event.

Dale McDowell started fifth and finished second, Brandon Overton was third, Jonathan Davenport finished fourth and Mike Marlar was fifth. Davenport earned Hard Charger honors, driving from 21st starting spot after an incident in his heat race and qualifying through the B Mains.

FEATURE RESULTS

1. (1) 44 Chris Madden – Gaffney, SC
2. (5) 17M Dale McDowell – Chickamauga, GA
3. (12) 76 Brandon Overton – Evans, GA
4. (21) 49 Jonathan Davenport – Blairsville, GA
5. (16) 157 Mike Marlar – Winfield, TN
6. (2) 7 Ricky Weiss – Headingley, MB
7. (3) 20 Jimmy Owens – Newport, TN
8. (13) 29 Darrell Lanigan – Union, KY
9. (4) 46 Earl Pearson Jr. – Jacksonville, FL
10. (6) 10J Joseph Joiner – Milton, FL
11. (17) 9 Devin Moran – Dresden, OH
12. (19) 0 Scott Bloomquist – Mooresburg, TN
13. (23) 8 Kyle Strickler – Mooresville, NC
14. (14) 89 Ashton Winger – Hampton, GA
15. (22) 10 Garrett Smith – Madison, GA
16. (18) 40B Kyle Bronson – Brandon, FL
17. (24) 15 Christian Hanger – Winchester, TN
18. (15) 21K Dakotah Knuckles – Ewing, VA
19. (10) 22 Chris Ferguson – Mount Holly, NC
20. (11) 39 Tim McCreadie – Watertown, NY
21. (7) 20RT Ricky Thornton Jr. – Martinsville, IN
22. (9) 25 Shane Clanton – Zebulon, GA
23. (20) 97 Michael Chilton – Salvisa, KY
24. (8) 83 Jensen Ford – Johnson City, TN

HARD CHARGER: 49 Jonathan Davenport, +17




B Main 1
9 Moran, 0 Bloomquist, 49 Davenport, 8 Strickler, 1ST Johnny Scott, 11B Stacy Boles, 57 Adam Yarbrough, 17 Tim Vance, 16 Brian Nuttall Jr., 19M Wil Herrington (DNS), 17SS Brenden Smith (DNS)

B Main 2
40B Bronson, 97 Chilton, 10 Smith, 58 Mark Whitener, 15 Hanger, 1 Vic Hill, 14 Terry Wolfenbarger, 17H Justin Hammett (DNS), 69 Jon Hodgkiss (DNS), 18R Fast Eddy (DNS)

Heat 1
44 Madden, 17M McDowell, 25 Clanton, 29 Lanigan, 9 Moran, 1ST Scott, 16 Nuttall Jr., 19M Herrington, 49 Davenport, 17SS Smith (DNS)

Heat 2
20 Owens, 20RT Thornton Jr., 39 McCreadie, 21K Knuckles, 0 Bloomquist, 11B Boles, 8 Strickler, 57 Yarbrough, 17 Vance

Heat 3
7 Weiss, 10J Joiner, 22 Ferguson, 89 Winger, 10 Smith, 40B Bronson, 17H Hammett, 14 Wolfenbarger, 1 Hill

Heat 4
46 Pearson Jr., 83 Ford, 76 Overton, 157 Marlar, 97 Chilton, 15 Hanger, 58 Whitener, 69 Hodgkiss, 18R Eddy