Madden Makes It Two
CLEVELAND, Tenn. - July 24. Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series point leader Chris Madden became the first
repeat winner of the 2011 campaign as he reached victory lane tonight at Cleveland Speedway. After swapping the
lead several times in the first 15 circuits with polesitter Tommy Kerr, Madden throttled up and drove away from the
competition to earn the $3,500 prize.
Polesitter Kerr and fourth starting Madden waged an excellent battle for the top spot over the first 15
circuits. Once Madden disposed of Kerr for good on lap 15, he held off a charge from Kerr's teammate Billy Ogle,
Jr. before stretching his lead late in the race. Only two cautions slowed the action at Cleveland, as Donald
Bradsher brought out the yellow on lap 13 and Chip Brindle spun on lap 22.
The Gray Court, South Carolina native, Madden stretched his point lead by beating Ogle and Ronny Lee
Hollingsworth to the finish line.
Shane Clanton made the long trip to Cleveland from Gillette, Wyoming where he won the $10,000 'Cowboy 50' on
Tuesday at the Gillette Thunder Speedway. Clanton made a late charge to get up to the fourth position.
The next event for the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series will be Friday night, July 22 at the
high-banks of the Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee.
July 21 - Southern Nationals at Cleveland Speedway
1) Chris Madden, 2) Billy Ogle, Jr., 3) Ronny Lee Hollingsworth, 4)
Shane Clanton, 5) Eric Jacobsen, 6) Tommy Kerr, 7) Ethan Hunter, 8) Johnny Pursley, 9) Tony Knowles,
10) Brian Reese, 11) William Thomas, 12) Kasey Hall, 13) Mike Hill, 14) Chip Brindle, 15) Jeff Smith,
16) Chase Washington, 17) Donald Bradsher, 18) Ryan King, 19) Johnny Chastain, 20) George Mashburn
(prov.), 21) Todd Morrow, 22) Brian Pritchard (prov.)
Fast Time (26 cars): Tommy Kerr 13.619;
Consolation race winners: Brindle, Knowles.