Madden outduels Bloomquist for XR victory on Wednesday at Charlotte

Chris Madden passed for the lead late to score the win

Chris Madden had to make a late race pass on a former ally for a win in the kickoff of four nights of the XR Super Series-sanctioned Colossal 100 weekend at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. The driver who took the most money away from the Bristol Motor Speedway just a few weeks ago added another lucrative paycheck to his account at the conclusion of this feature.

The Rocket Chassis driver from Gray Court, SC pocketed $25,000 for the win on the 4/10 mile Concord, NC track in a race shown live by

A total of 47 cars were signed in for competition.

Qualifying Results:

Group 1 Results- 1. Scott Bloomquist(15.713), 2. Jimmy Owens, 3. Garrett Smith, 4. Chris Madden, 5. Kyle Larson

Group 2 Results- 1. Ross Bailes(16.242), 2. Mark Whitener, 3. Jensen Ford, 4. Camaron Marlar, 5. Ross Robinson

Heat 1 Results: 1. Scott Bloomquist, 2. Kyle Larson, 3. Tim McCreadie, 4. Brandon Overton

Heat 2 Results: 1. Chris Madden, 2. Jimmy Owens, 3. Chris Ferguson, 4. Max Blair

Heat 3 Results: 1. Ross Bailes, 2. Jensen Ford, 3. Zack Dohm, 4. Carson Ferguson

Heat 4 Results1. Jonathan Davenport, 2. Mark Whitener, 3. Camaron Marlar, 4. Shane Clanton

Last Chance Qualifier 1 Finish: 1. Garrett Smith, 2. Kyle Strickler, 3. Dale McDowell

Last Chance Qualifier 2 Finish: 1. Ricky Weiss, 2. Joseph Joiner, 3. Ross Robinson

Feature Re-cap: At the start of the 30-lap main event it was Bloomquist who took the early lead after a full lap of side-by-side racing with Bailes, who settled into second. Madden, Davenport, Owens and Larson rounded out the top-6.

Bloomquist built a comfortable advantage over his pursuers but just as he was about to catch slower traffic, a caution for Dohm on lap 10 offered a reprieve. A significant moment occurred on the lap 10 restart when Madden jumped to the second position with Davenport coming along in to claim third as Bailes was shuffled back to fourth.

Bloomquist again got out to what appeared to be a comfortable lead but just after the halfway mark Madden began to close in. The top-3 of Bloomquist, Madden and Davenport ran in tight formation as the leaders caught the tail of the field with less than ten laps remaining.

Bloomquist slipped high off of turn two with four laps to go which provided Madden with the break he needed. The No. 44 car steered inside of the No. 0 on the backstretch then nosed ahead into turn three. From that point, Madden would slip away leaving Bloomquist to hold off Davenport in the race for the runner-up spot.

“It’s pretty awesome,” Madden declared in victory lane. “I’ve just got to give a shout out to all the guys that work on my car for me. Basically, we just needed to get some green flag laps in there. We were good on the long run. We got to lapped traffic and he got a little loose. We were able to get up beside him on the back straightaway and make a pass.”

Feature Results: 1. Chris Madden, 2. Scott Bloomquist, 3. Jonathan Davenport, 4. Ross Bailes, 5. Chris Ferguson, 6. Tim McCreadie, 7. Ricky Weiss, 8. Kyle Larson, 9. Jimmy Owens, 10. Jensen Ford, 11. Brandon Overton, 12. Max Blair, 13. Kyle Strickler, 14. Mark Whitener, 15. Dale McDowell, 16. Kyle Bronson, 17. Shane clanton, 18. Carson Ferguson, 19. Ross Robinson, 20. Camaron Marlar, 21. Trent Ivey, 22. Joseph Joiner, 23. Zack Dohm, 24. Garrett Smith

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