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November 18, 2006
Marc Finishes 2nd in 50 Lap Feature!

With over 100 cars in the pits for the North Texas Asphalt Championship Race
on a beautiful sunny but cool day, a full day of racing was ahead at River Speedway.


Practice would start at 10am on this cool morning, Marc was one of the first up to take advantage of an open track.
"The car was running great." Marc said after practice, "but our draw for starting position wasn't as good."
All cars had to draw for a starting position in the 15 lap qualifying Features. Marc had drawn 48 out of 50 numbers.

The 50 lap feature line up would be determined by 2 15 lap qualifiers. The finish of the first 15 lap qualifier
would determine the inside row, the second 15 lap qualifier would make up the outside row of the Feature.
By drawing #48, Marc would start dead last in the first 15 lap qualifier.

Marc would need a little luck to get a good finish in the Qualifying Feature on this very tight track.
Marc would move up through the field all the way up to 3rd, Going into turn 1 the #33 of Brad Boyd would
get into the back of Marc hard, sending #19 Modified up the track. Marc was able to keep the car off the wall
but not before #33 would get by for 3rd putting Marc back to 4th. The white flag was just coming out when
the 2nd place car #48 of Rick Wycough would lose it spinning in front of #33 and Marc. Marc managed to miss
Rick, but the #33 of Boyd would spin to the infield as the yellow would fly. The restart would be a green white checkered
with Marc now starting in second behind race leader #3 of Brandon Pinson. Marc would make one last charge at the
Checkers but would fall short by a half car and settle for a very lucky 2nd place finish.

The 50 lap feature line up would find Marc starting on the second row inside behind #3 of Pinson. At the drop of the
green, Marc would tuck in behind Pinson for second. Brandon and Marc would run 1st and 2nd for the rest of the 50 lap
Feature. "I tryed to get under Brandon on a couple of the restarts." Marc would say after the race, "but
Brandon held his line. We missed the setup on our car just a little, the car had a push coming off the turns. That push
cost us a win tonight, But I am very happy to end the season with a 2nd place finish."


"2006 Red River Speedway Modified Champion"

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Ready For Battle

Jay's & Marc's Cars

Jay Warmimg Car Up

#48 Rick Wycough

First Up To Practice
10am

#3, #51 & #06
Practice Laps

Modifieds Line Up
For 50 Lap Feature

Marc Madison
2006 Track Champion!
photos by Tammie Madison

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"2006 Red River Speedway Modified Champion"

October 14, 2006
Event Rained Out

With over 100 cars in the pits for the North Texas Asphalt Championship Race,
Mother Nature was the winner this weekend. Red River Speedway looked more like just River Speedway.


The weekend was not a total washout! Friday night Practice saw lots of cars, Barbecue & beverage
consumption. Saturday the gates opened to sunshine with pactice in all classes completed...
then the rain came."The car was running great." Marc said after practice, "I was really looking forward
to a great race."


The Track and there crew tried to keep the track dry but mother nature finally won out. After
overnight night rains dumped as much as 6 inches of rain. Promotor Mike Cooper had to call the show off.
The race will be rescheduled for Nov. 18th. Gate will open at 9am and will be a one day show.

SATURDAY, NOV. 18th - 15-LAP QUALIFYING HEATS & 50-LAP MAIN EVENTS
$50 pit passes. No entry or registration fees. 15-lap qualifying heats. Main events line up by points
earned in qualifying races. Pits and grandstands open 9 am. Races start 12 pm.
$8 Adults, $4 kids (6-12 yrs), Under 6 FREE.

See ya at the track, next race on November 18th at Red River Speedway

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Marc Points Out The Mike's
Performance Sticker On Car

Several States Were Represented
Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, etc..

Marc Climbs In Car
To Go Out For Practice

Always The First
Car Up For Practice laps

Several Of The Legend Car
Drivers Checking Out The Car

Some Of The Over 100
Cars Lining Up For practice
photos by Tammie Madison

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August 18, 2006
3rd Place In FEATURE

"2006 TRACK CHAMPION"

Going into the last night of points Madison had an 80 point lead in the chase for the track
championship. Madison had to start the feature, with a top 5 finish he would clinch the
the title, but he had to first get through the heat race.

Heat race action saw Madison in the second heat at Red River Speedway on the last night of
points. Madison would finish third behind the #48 of Rick Wycough with 1st place going to the
#891 of Steve McCreary."I knew I had to be careful in the heat," Madison said."We had
get to the feature."

First Heat in The Modifieds was won by #14 Burney Gibson

In the 20 lap feature, Madison would start in the 6th position, 3rd row on the outside. The field
would run 2 by 2, side by side, for sevaral laps. Madison made his way up to the 5th position then
into 4th place getting by the #33 of Brad Boyd. The caution would fly when the leader, #891 of Steve
McCreary would lose an engine and come to a stop on the back stretch. On the restart #14 of Gibson would
be the leader with #3 Brandon Pinson running second, Madison up to 3rd. The front 3 would pull away from
the rest of the field."When we restarted in 3rd, Tammie (who is Marc's spotter) told me on the radio
that we had a half track lead over the 4th place car"
Madison would later say, "I knew we had the
Championship won."
Burney Gibson in the #14 would win the feature, 2nd would go to #3 Pinson followed
closely by Madison for 3rd. #33 of Boyd and #48 of Wycough would round out the top 5 in the feature.

Marc Madison is the "2006 Smiley's Asphalt Modified Championship"
Final Point Standings
1st - #19 Marc Madison------1510
2nd -#48 Rick Wycough------1425
3rd - #3 Brandon Pinson------1295
4th - #14 Burney Gibson------1125
5th - #11 Troy Stafford--------975
6th - #891 Steve McCreary----700
7th - #33 Brad Boyd-----------640
8th - #89 James Blanton--------500
9th - #06 Nicole Torrez---------375
10th - #98 Jay Guthrie----------355


See ya at the track, next race on October 14h & 15th at Red River Speedway

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Modified Division
Lines Up
For Practice laps

(L-R) Rick, Marc,
Jay & Vince
Pre-Race Gossip

Marc Climbs Out
Of Car After
Practice Run

After Feature Marc
Gets Checkered Flag
For A Celebration Lap
photos by Tammie Madison

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August 11, 2006
2nd Place Heat Finish!

4th Place Feature Finish!

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Marc Buckling Up - Lined Up For Hot Laps - Jay Adjusting Sway bar

photo by Tammie Madison

Heat race action saw Madison in the second heat at Red River Speedway on another hot and humid
race night. Madison would finish second behind the #891 of Steve McCreary 3rd place going to the
#48 of Rick Wycough who is currently second in the Championship Chase.
First Heat in The Modifieds was won by #3 Brandon Pinson

In the 20 lap feature, Madison would start in the 5th position, 3rd row on the inside. The field
would fall in to a single file line on this tight 1/4 mile track, finding Madison running 4th behind
the #48 of Wycough with #11 of Troy Stafford leading and #3 of Pinson in second. Wycough in the #48
would be the only car to change positions as he managed to get around the #3 of Pinson to take over
second place. Troy Stafford driving the #11 would take the Win followed by #48 Wycough, #3 Pinson in
3rd place, Madison would finish 4th with #891 of McCreary rounding out the top 5."We don't have the
car set up matched to the engine,"
Madison would later say, "The engine has plenty of power, but
you have to be able to match the engine and the chassis set-up to be fast here. We had a good night,
we need one more night like this one and we should have the Championship won."


See ya at the track, last point race on August 18th at Red River Speedway

Marc continues his point lead in the Smiley's Asphalt Modified Championship at Red River Speedway
with only 1 night of racing left!
Point Standings after 8/11/06
1st - #19 Marc Madison------1415
2nd -#48 Rick Wycough------1335
3rd - #3 Brandon Pinson------1185
4th - #14 Burney Gibson-------995
5th - #11 Troy Stafford--------895
6th - #891 Steve McCreary----655
7th - #33 Brad Boyd-----------555
8th - #89 James Blanton--------500
9th - #06 Nicole Torrez---------375
10th - #98 Jay Guthrie----------355

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August 4, 2006
7th Place Feature Finish!

Championship Race Tightens up!

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(L-R) Rick Wycough, David & Marc find shade in the August Heat.

photo by Tammie Madison

Heat race action saw Madison in the second heat at Red River Speedway on a hot and humid race night. Madison
would move up to second behind the #33 of Brad Boyd and that is how they would finish #33 winning, followed
closely by Madison and 3rd place would go to the #48 of Rick Wycough who is currently second in the
Championship Chase.

In the 20 lap feature, Madison would start at the back on the outside lane. After running several laps of
2 wide, side by side racing, the field would finally fall in to a single file line on this tight 1/4 mile track,
finding Madison running 6th behind the #33 of Boyd. Madison tried to go to the inside of Boyd going
into turn 3. "I tried to get inside Brad far enough where he could see me or his spotter would tell him I
was there,"
Madison would later say, "I just don't think I got far enough up beside him." The 2 cars
would touch going into turn 3. The contact damaged the steering on Madison's car, he was able to continue the
race but with a very ill handling car. Madison went on to finish the feature in 7th place on the lead lap with
the leaders. "I should have been more patient," Madison said,"We are tring to win the championship at
Red River, I just need to finish the next 2 Features to clinch the title."


See ya at the track, next race on August 11th at Red River Speedway

Marc continues his point lead in the Smiley's Asphalt Modified Championship at Red River Speedway
with only 2 nights of racing left!
Point Standings after 8/4/06
1st - #19 Marc Madison------1320
2nd -#48 Rick Wycough------1230
3rd - #3 Brandon Pinson------1080
4th - #14 Burney Gibson-------975
5th - #11 Troy Stafford--------770
6th - #891 Steve McCreary----560
7th - #33 Brad Boyd-----------555
8th - #89 James Blanton--------500
9th - #06 Nicole Torrez---------375
10th - #98 Jay Guthrie----------355

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July 28, 2006

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Car Looking Good
In Early Practice
photo by Tammie Madison

Engine Woes Ends Night Early!

Marc holds on to point lead inspite losing engine in Heat Race and not getting to start Feature at Red River Speedway.

Heat race action would be the only action Madison would see on Friday night at Red River Speedway for the second time this
year. Madison started at back of the heat race and work his way up to 4th before a small puff of smoke from the engine would
appeared. "I saw a small trail of smoke from the valve cover breathers," Madison said later."I quickly checked my
gauges in the car and saw the oil pressure dropping. I immedialy shut the engine down and managed to get the car off the
track."
Even though there appeared to be no damage to the engine, it was determined the engine would need to come out and
be looked at closer.
"The month of July has been a rough month," Madison said. "This was the only engine we have and with 3 nights
left in the season this takes away our big points lead we had."
Madison, who had almost a 300 point lead at the first of
this month, was cut to 100 points over the second place car #48 of Rick Wycough who went on to a 3rd place finish in the
Feature Friday night.
Saturday morning a phone called would bring life back to the team. Tom Lorenz of Smiley's Racing
came through with an engine that the team could use to help finish the season while the teams engine could be pulled and examined
and keep the hopes for the Championship alive!
(see pictures below)
"I am so grateful to Tom, my racing partner and best friend, Jay Guthrie, my wife, Tammie and all my Sponsors that
help out. Without the help and encouragement of these wonderful people it would not be possible to be leading in the points
and still have a chance to win the champonship."


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Forklift With
Engine From Smiley's

Engine Being
Loaded Into Trailer

Jay & Marc Installing
Engine Into Car

One Final Check
Before Starting Engine
photos by Tammie Madison

“Luv 4 Life” TV filming at Red River Speedway

For Immediate Release:
July 26, 2006
Media Contact: Tammie Madison - tammie@marcmadison.com
The television program Luv 4 Life airs stories on DCTV (Dallas Community Television). The shows are about positive role
models in our community that will help blaze the trail for the youth today. Lifetime Video Production has contacted Marc
Madison to do a story for Luv 4 Life Television. The filming of show took place on July 28th at Red River Speedway in
Wichita Falls. "I think this is a great opportunity to help the youth of today, to give them hope that they can be
something in their life no matter what challenges they face."
replied Marc "I am honored to be considered a positive
role model for the youth of today."


Luv 4 Life Television
The television program Luv 4 Life airs in Dallas, Grand Prairie, Arlington, Houston and Ft Worth, TX. Also in New York & Chicago.
Contact info for Lifetime Video Production: Office 972-266-7613, email at lifetimevideo2005@yahoo.com

Luv 4 Life TV and the Kids!
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See ya at the track, next race on August 4th at Red River Speedway

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July 21, 2006
3rd Place In FEATURE

In heat race action Madison would start at back and would not improve his starting spot as he fought an ill handling car right from the green flag. After getting airborne the week before and having to repair all the rear suspension, there was some hidden damage in the rear driveline. "The car was loose and had a very bad wheel hop and vibration half way down the straights." Madison would later say.

Madison and his crew worked hard trying to find and fix the problem before the start of the Feature. In the 20 lap feature, Madison would again start from the rear due to being the point leader. (Feature line up is by points, point leader starts at rear) "I knew right at the start the problem was still there." Madison said. "The car was loose and the vibration was still there." Madison would move up to 5th place half way through the feature dispite the driveline problems. The #11 of Troy Stafford and the #48 of Rick Wycough were battling hard for the lead up front. Stafford and Wycough would touch coming off turn 4, spinning to the bottom of the track bring out the yellow flag. This would move Madison up to 3rd on the restart. Madison would go on and finish 3rd behind Feature Winner #89 of Steve McCreary and 2nd place finisher #14 Burney Gibson. "We are going to have to get the car back to the shop, take the rearend apart and try to find the problem before next week." Madison said after the Feature. "I am very happy and pleased to come away with a 3rd place finish tonight."

Madison holds on to point lead in the chase for the "2006 Smiley's Asphalt Modified Championship" at Red River Speedway!

See ya at the track, next race on July 28th at Red River Speedway

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Marc (far left) & RRS Crew
Looking for part off car
From Last weeks wreck

Success! Found Part!
Marc & RRS Crew retrieve
Part from infield!

Car & Trailer sit in Pits
Rain Clouds in background
But no Rain!

Marc Fuels Car Up
For Start of Practice
photos by Tammie Madison

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July 14, 2006

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Crash In Heat Ends Night Early!

Marc holds on to point lead inspite not getting to start Feature at Red River Speedway.

Heat race action would be the only action Madison would see on Friday night at Red River Speedway. On the opening lap of the heat, Madison entered turn 1 on the low side with the #48 of Rick Wycough on the outside, Madison and Wycough would touch going into turn 1 causing Wycough to spin, coming down the track into Madison. The two cars would hit, launching the #19 of Madison over the front end of Wycough. (see photo sequence above) Madison would get some serious air time coming down hard on the rear of the car. The impact of the landing was so hard it destroyed the rear suspension links, drivehsaft and shocks. Ending the night for Madison. "It was a case of 2 cars going for the same real estate at the same time." Madison would later say."I know Rick felt bad about the accident, and I want to thank Rick for coming to the shop the next day to help fix the car." Wycough would only suffered minor damage and went on to finish 4th in the Feature later that night

Smiley's Racing Products on board for rest of 2006!

For Immediate Release:
July 13, 2006
Media Contact: Tammie Madison
Smiley's Racing Products of Balch Springs, TX will sponsor the Asphalt Modified Car #19 of Marc Madison in 2006.
”With Racing being a Team effort,” says Marc. “We are proud to have SMILEY"S be part of our team for the remainder 2006.”
Madison currently leads in the points for the Track Championship at Red River Speedway. "With the addition of SMILEY"S
it definitely helps in our effort in the chase for the Championship."
replied Marc.

Smileys Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest has been in the racing business for 29 years in the Dallas, Fort Worth
area. All employees at Smiley's Racing Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest are directly involved with race teams either as
owners, drivers, pit crew members etc... What this means to you our customers is racing advice that has been tested on the
track first, then we pass our findings on to you our customers. From parts and tires to complete race cars, Smileys Racing
Products and Hoosier Tire Southwest is ready to help you get to the checkered flag first. All aspects of our business can be
seen at web site www.smileysracing.com.

#19 Modified sporting new Smiley's Logo on rear quarters!
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See ya at the track, next race on July 21st at Red River Speedway

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July 7, 2006
6th FEATURE WIN of 2006!

The chase for the "Smiley's Asphalt Modified Championship" at Red River Speedway has been extended 2 more weeks.
Last night of points will be August 18, 2006

In heat race action Madison started 2nd row outside behind the #33 car of Brad Boyd. Madison slipped in line behind the 2nd place running car #48 of Rick Wycough while #06 Nacole Torrez lead the opening lap. Torrez would lead every lap of the 8 lap Heat race followed by #48 Wycough and Madison finishing 3rd, #33 Boyd would round out the top 4 in the second heat.
First heat was won by #11 of Troy Stafford followed by #3 of Brandon Pinsion, #98 of Jay Guthrie and rounding out the top 4 in the first heat was #89 of Steve McCreary.

In the 20 lap feature, Madison in the #19 Valvoline Modified would start 3rd row inside. #06 of Nacole Torrez would take the lead from the pole followed by Brandon Pinson. Madison would move up to 3rd place behind Pinson. Running single file for several laps, Madison would get a good run off turn 4 and move under Pinsion to take 2nd place. The caution would come out for a spin, on the restart, Marc would get a good run off turn 4 again getting under #06 of Torrez, who was having some engine overheating problems, and take the lead coming off of turn 2 bringing the #48 Of Wycough with him into second. Madison and Wycough would pull away from the field to finish 1-2 as Madison claimed his 6th Feature Win in 2006 at Red River Speedway. The #48 of Wycough would finished 2nd followed by #33 of Brad Boyd, 4th would go to #06 Nacole Torrez despite and over heating problem and #98 Jay Guthrie would round out the top 5.

Madison extends his point lead in the chase for the "2006 Smiley's Asphalt Modified Championship" at Red River Speedway!

See ya at the track, next race on July 14th at Red River Speedway

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Quick Shot Photo - Randall Quick
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June 30, 2006
5th Place Feature Finish!

Despite Drive line problems!

On the Opening lap of Heat race action Marc Madison in the #19 Modified broke a left rear drive axle on the drop of the green flag. The axle sheared off clean at the drive plate. After roaming the pits looking for another axle, the realization of not being able to repair the left rear axle was for sure. Rick Wycough in the #48 Modified went on to Win the 2nd Heat while the 1st Heat winner was the #3 of Brandon Pinson.

In the 20 lap feature, Madison decided to start the feature, in the back, with the right rear tire being the only wheel that would be pulling. The plan was to ride around at a safe speed to pick up as many points as possible. as the 20 lap feature progressed, there were a couple of long yellows, mechanical failures, cars in the pits laps down for repairs as well as a black flag for rough driving. After all the dust settled, Madison manage to bring the injured #19 Modified home to a 5th place finish by riding around and staying out of trouble. The Winner, for his second Feature Win this year, was the #11 of Troy Stafford, 2nd went to #14 of Burney Gibson, 3rd was #06 Nicole Torrez, 4th #48 of Wycough and Madison rounding out the Top 5 nursing the crippled #19 home.
Congratulations to Troy Stafford and his team for their 2nd Feature Win this year.

See ya at the track, next race on July 7th at Red River Speedway

Marc continues his point lead in the Smiley's Asphalt Modified Championship at Red River Speedway.
Point Standings after 6/30/09
1st - #19 Marc Madison 1040
2nd - #48 Rick Wycough 765
3rd - #14 Burney Gibson 670
4th - #3 Brandon Pinson 635
5th - #89 James Blanton 500
6th - #11 Troy Stafford 440
7th - #06 Nicole Torrez 275
8th - #98 Jay Guthrie 270
9th - #33 Greg Deathridge 200
10th - #6 Ryan Feller 195

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June 23, 2006
5th FEATURE WIN of 2006!

The chase for the "Smiley's Asphalt Modified Championship" at Red River Speedway continued on a warm and humid night of racing action.

In heat race action Marc started last row outside behind the #48 car of Rick Wycough. Marc moved up to 5th place while side by side action took place in front with #89 of Steve McCreary, #3 of Brandon Pinson, #48 of Wycough and #14 of Burney Gibson all running 2 by 2. As the front 4 took the white flag still running side by side, the #3 of pinson & #89 of McCreary came together going into turn 1. Both cars lost control, spun to the outside of the track taking the #14 of Gibson with them into the oustide wall. The #48 of Wycough and Madison missed the wreck and pulled away as the yellow flag flew. The race was red flagged while the track crew cleaned up the wreckage. On the restart the only car able to return from the wreck was the #89 of McCreary. It would be a green white checkered restart was a single file restart. #48 of Wycough in front followed by Madison, #33 of Brad Boyd and #89 of McCreary. As the field took the white flag Madison made a move to the inside taking advange of Wycough as he got loose off of turn 4. Madison pulled ahead coming off of turn 2 for the win.

In the 20 lap feature, #3 of Pinson was late making the line up and was put on the back, letting Madison get to start the front row outside beside the #33 of Boyd. The opening lap say Madison and Boyd run side by side with Madison running the high side and Boyd on the bottom. Both driver ran side by side until going into turn 1 on the second lap, Boyd's #33 pushed on the bottom, causing Boyd to lift of the gas just long enough for Madison to take the lead. One caution would fly in the feature for a spin. The race would resume with Madison leading the remaining laps for his 5th Feature Win of the year followed by #3 of Pinson, the #48 of Wycough, the #33 of Boyd would end up in forth with
the #89 of McCreary rounding out the top 5.
One of the fun things about celebrating a feature win at Red River Speedway is the fans get to come out on the track and see the feature winning car and driver. Kids of all ages get to sit in the car, take pictures and talk to the drivers.
(See Pictures Below)

Madison extends his point lead in the chase for the "2006 Smiley's Asphalt Modified Championship" at Red River Speedway!

See ya at the track, next race on June 30th at Red River Speedway

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June 16, 2006
4th FEATURE WIN of 2006!

The day started out with the # 19 Asphalt Modified and Driver Marc Madison making an appearance at Advance Auto Parts in Wichita Falls, Texas. Along with the #19 was Troy Stafford's # 11 on display to help promote the Grand Opening of the store. Marc and the cars were there from 9am Friday morning until 5pm that afternoon, then it was time to load up and head to Red River Speedway.
(see pictures below)

In heat race action Marc started second row inside behind the #48 car of Rick Wycough. Rick pulled out to an early lead with Marc following the #48 into second place. The race would go Green to checkers with out a caution. Wycough and Madison would pull away and finish 1-2 in the heat race followed by 3rd place finisher Mark Pinson driving the #33 Modified.

In the 20 lap feature, #98 of Jay Guthrie would be on the pole with Madison on front row outside. Madison would take the lead going into turn one and go on to win his 4th Feature of 2006 at Redriver Speedway. The Feature saw only one caution for a spin. Marc would take the checkered flag followed by the #33 of Mark Pinson, #48 of Wycough, 4th would be #14 Burney Gibson, 5th would go to #89 James Blanton. Pole sitter, #98 Guthrie, would fall to 6th as his car suffered brake failure but managed to finish the Feature.

Madison extends his point lead in the chase for the "2006 Smiley's Asphalt Modified Championship" at Red River Speedway!

See ya at the track, next race on June 25th at Red River Speedway

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Troy Stafford's #11 & Marc Madison's #19
On display at Advance Auto Parts
Wichita Falls, Texas

The #11 and #19
at Grand Opening
Advance Auto Parts

RRS Promoter Mike On Left
RRS Tech Inspector Bobby On Rright
"They Have Day Jobs?"

Legends car #00
Sits On Display Inside
Advance Auto Parts

#19
Asphalt Modified
Feature Winning Car

Marc Madison
Celebrates Feature Win
#4 In 2006

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Quick Shot Photo - Randall Quick
See 100's of Photos, Official Photographer for Red River Speedway

June 9, 2006
Another 2nd Place Feature Finish!

Holds on to Point Lead!

Marc continues his point lead in the Smiley's Asphalt Modified Championship at Red River Speedway.
Point Standings after 6/9/09
1st - #19 Marc Madison 705
2nd - #14 Burney Gibson 475
3rd - #48 Rick Wycough 460
4th - #3 Brandon Pinson 450
5th - #89 James Blanton 365
6th - #11 Troy Stafford 305
7th - #98 Jay Guthrie 200
8th - #6 Ryan Feller 195
9th - #06 Nicole Torrez 185
10th- #88 Larry Hughes 85

Opening the night up at Red River Speedway, All cars and drivers came out for a Fan "Meet & Greet". The gate at the Flag Stand was opened and fans of all ages were invite on to the track get a close up look at the cars and drivers.
(See Photos Below)

Heat race action saw Madison in the #19 Skylark Airport Express Modified finish 2nd behind the #48 of Rick Wycough in the Second Heat. Burney Gibson in the #14 was the winner of the first heat race followed by the #3 of Brandon Pinson.

In the 20 lap feature, #14 of Burney Gibson would start on the pole. When the green flag flew, The #14 would lead the pack into turn 1. Gibson would put some distance on the field as the #48 of Rick Wycough would take second place. Madison was running 3rd behind Wycough until Wycough would wave Madison by due to an ill handling car. Madison never could mount a charge on the #14 as Gibson had the fastest car of the night. Madison had his hands full holding off a charge by the #11 of Troy Stafford. Gibson would win as Madison finished 2nd with Stafford in 3rd, Wycough managed to hang on for 4th and #89 of James Blanton would round out the top 5.
Congratulations to Burney Gibson and his team for their Featurn Win.

See ya at the track, next race on June 16th at Red River Speedway

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Marc greets Fans
and Future Racers
as they take turns in the #19

One Group of young Fans
get their Autographied
Driver Cards from Marc

Young Racecar Driver
Dreaming of Checkered Flags
in his future

Little girl in pink
hangs on tight to her
Driver Card from Marc

Marc bench racing with
Troy Stafford Driver
of the #11 Modified

#14 of Burney Gibson
Feature Winner

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June 2, 2006
2nd Place in Feature!

Extends Point Lead!

Marc extends his point lead in the Smiley's Asphalt Modified Championship at Red River Speedway.

Heat race action would see #98 of Jay Guthrie hold off a charge by the #11 of Troy Stafford for his first Heat race win in 2006. With Guthrie on the inside, Stafford would try lap after lap to pass the #98 on the outside with Guthire holding on for the win with a pack of cars on his bumper. The heat race action saw some of the closet racing all year long at Red River Speedway. Madison would hold on to finish 5th in the heat.

In the 20 lap feature, #11 of Troy Stafford would start on the pole. When the green flag flew, Stafford would lead the pack into turn 1. Stafford, in his bright red #11, started pulling away from the field as #48 of Rick Wycough and #3 of Brandon Pinson would battle for second place. Madison, who started from the back of the field, charge up to 4th place right behind the battle for 2nd between Wycough and Pinson. Madison finally got under Pinson for 3rd place and started working on Wycough for 2nd. Wycough, in the #48 Modified, held off Madison for several laps. After several laps Madison finally go under Wycough and moved into 2nd place. With only 4 laps remaining, Madison did not have enough time to mount a charge on the #11 of Troy Stafford as Stafford had put some distance on the field. Congratulations to Troy Stafford and his team for their Featurn Win.

See ya at the track, next race on June 9th at Red River Speedway

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The #19 sit ready as
Marc visits with Rick Wycough
in background

Heat race Winner
#98 Jay Guthrie

Jay Guthrie
during pre-race practice

#48 of Rick Wycough
who finished 3rd in Feature

Marc on the gas off
turn 4 in Feature race Action

#11 of Troy Stafford
Feature Winner

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May 26, 2006
3rd FEATURE WIN of 2006!

A warm and windy night for some exciting racing at Red River Speedway.

In heat race action we started at the back, cars were all bunched up at the drop of the green. The #3 of Brandon Pinson took an early lead and started to pull away as the rest of the field was running side by side behind the #6 car of Ryan Feller. going into turn 3, Ryan got a little loose, over corrected, causing #48 of Rick Wycough to hit Ryan. Ryan's car took a hard right hand turn in the middle of turns 3 and 4, turning directly in the the path of The #14 Burney Gibson, sending both the #6 and #14 cars head on into the outside wall. I was able to miss the wreck by diving to the inside in turns 3 & 4.
The race was red flaged to clean up the wreck as both Ryan and Burney were done for the night with severe damage to both cars. Both driver were unhurt, but the 2 cars would not be able to race the remainder of the night.
When raced resumed, I held on to a 2nd place finish in the heat behind #3 of Brandon Pinson.

In the 20 lap feature, #48 of Rick Wycough would take the lead at the start with #3 of Pinson running the outside lane putting pressure on Rick for the lead. I had moved into 3rd behind Rick and Brandon, coming off of turm 4, Rick's car pushed up the track forcing Brandon to lift and opening the door for me to make an inside run on Rick. I got the inside lane going into turn 1, #3 of Brandon fell in hehind the #19 Modified as Rick fell back to 3rd. Only 1 caution flag fly for the #11 modified who did a solo spin coming off turn 2. I was able to hold on to the lead for the 3rd Feature win this year in the Smiley's Modified divison at Red River Speedway, followed by the #3 of Pinson and #48 of Wycough.

See ya at the track, next race on June 2nd at Red River Speedway

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Marc lined up
for pre-race practice

The #19 Modified
on track testing

Marc leads #11
during pre-race practice

Marc Celebrating 3rd Feature
Win in post race celebration

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May 12, 2006
2nd FEATURE WIN of 2006!

After 2 weeks of the racing at RRS being cancelled due to weather,
a full night of exciting racing action took place under clear skies and and a warm night.

Starting in the second Heat on the front row inside with the #14 of Burney Gibson on the outside,
we were able to get the lead on the drop of the green flag
and hold on for the win in our heat followed by Gibson right on our back bumper.

In the 20 lap Smiley's Modified Feature we would have to start near the rear of the field.
We were able to work up through the field to 4th place behind the #48 of Rick Wycough
Hung onto the back bumper of Wycough as he made passes on the second place #6 car of Ryan Feller,
then the #6 car of Nacole Torrez, following Wycough to the front running second on his bumper.
Tried a couple of times to get under the #48, used my bumper a few times to let him know I was there,
but Rick was not going to give up the lead. In trying to pass Rick, heated up the right front tire,
the car starting to develope a push. With 2 laps to go, I could see #14 of Burney Gibson closing in from behind,
and held on to second place finish at the end of the 20 lap Feature.

In post race tech the #48 of Rick Wycough was under weight and was disqualified,
giving the Feature win to us and second going to Gibson.
Rick Wycouch, who probably ran the best race of his carreer, was denied Victory due to car being 9 lbs Light.
I want to Congratulate Rick on his performance and job well done.

With Feature Win and Heat Race Win, we had a clean sweep for the night.
That also put us in the points lead in the "Smiley's Asphalt Modified Division" at RRS.

See ya at the track, next race in 2 weeks May 26th at Red River Speedway

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Marc listening
during pre-race
drivers meeting

Promotor Mike Cooper
directing the action at RRS
from his radio

#48 of Rick Wycough the
Feature Winner
before post race inspection

Car sits ready
for the Feature
Event to start


VICTORY
CELEBRATION

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April 22, 2006
Car & Trailer on display at
C&S Trailer World

With an off weekend not racing, we took the car and trailer to C&S Trailer World in Fort Worth, Texas to be on display.
Had a good time there, thanks to all the staff at C&S Trailer World and General Manager, Tim Beard, for inviting us out.
See pictures below

PS: Happy Birthday to General Manager Tim Beard!

Now, its time to go racing, See ya at the track, next race April 28th at Red River Speedway
MarcMadison.com
"CARtoons"
Racing on the Lighterside!

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C&S Trailer World
in Fort Worth, TX

Car and Trailer
On Display

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April 14, 2006
2nd Place Finish in Feature

In the Heat race started at the back, because of a high point average, moved up to Finish 3rd in the Heat behind the #14 of Burney Gibson and the #48 of Rick Wycough.

In the Feature started 2nd row inside behind #14 of Burney, Burney jumped out in the lead from the drop of the green flag. I followed Burney into second with #48 of Rick in 3rd. With a couple of cautions to keep the field bunch up, we would finish 2nd behind Bueny and Rick behind us. We missed the chassis set up, car had a push all night. Couldn't mount up any kind of challenge on the #14 car and settle for second best. Not a bad night overall, we will work out the handling problem for the next race which will be in 2 weeks on April 28th. The Modifieds are off next week at RRS.

During intermission. myself and other drivers took their helmets and went through the stands collecting money for Billy, a track worker who is in need of a lung and heart transplant. (see pics below) We were able to collect almost $500 for Billy and his Family. Thanks to all the fans, drivers & crews for their donations. Our Prayers and thoughts are with Billy and his family.

See ya at the track, next race April 28th at Red River Speedway

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Marc on track
for Hot Laps

Car and Trailer
sit ready for Action

Our Racing Mascot
Shelby, The Racing Dog

Marc Collects Donations
for Billy from a Fan.

(L-R) Marc, Burney Gibson and
Samathia Barclay (in Pink) taking Donations

Congratulations to the #48 Rick Wycough
on his 3rd place Feature finish

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Red River Speedway
April 7, 2006
Feature Win? Maybe Not?

Friday April 7th at Red River Speedway. Second night of racing at RRS and a cold front blew in, it was cold, but the the racing was HOT!

Since I was feature winning last week, I would be starting from the rear tonight. In the Heat race I manage to move up into second behind the #14 car of Burney Gibson. Had a caution for a spin late in the race, that would would put me right in the back bumper of the #14 for the restart. Stayed glued to Burney's bumper to finish second in the heat.

In the Feature, I worked my way up to 3rd following the #06 of Nacole Torrez & #14 car. Burney made a move on the outside of the #06, that opened the inside groove. I pulled up on Nacole's back bumper and #14 fell back to third. I worked on Nacole for several laps before getting under her in turn 2 and taking the lead. Burney got back around Nacole a few laps later. A red flag came out for the #89 car of James Blanton who hit the wall hard on the front straight, James was OK. On the restart I held Burney off for my second Feature win of the year, or did I?

In the post race tech, I was informed the car was a 1/4 of an inch to low in the left rear frame area. The rule calls for 4" ground clearance. Jay & I have set the ride height at 4 1/8" in the left rear without driver in car. The track measured it with me in the car (I know, I need to loose some weight!), which would be a little lower with my weight. We were DQ'd and lost the win. After checking rule book, it doesn't say with or without driver, just 4" clearence? We have appealed the ruling on the basis this is a gray area in the rules and are waiting for a decision. I want to thank the track and officials for doing a great job on teching and following the rules, this is just one of those Gray areas. I am sure that the track and our race team will work through this issue and correct it.

NOTE: The 2nd and 3rd place cars passed the scales and went to their pits. With the first 3 cars being DQ'd, this gave the win to #3 Modified of Brandon Pinson. What a wild night!

See ya at the track, next race April 14th at Red River Speedway

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#14 and Marc in
staging area for practice

Marc handing out Driver
Cards to fans

More fans meeting Marc
during intermission time

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Red River Speedway
March 31, 2006
Feature Win Opening Night!

Friday March 31st, Opening Night at Red River Speedway. For 2 weeks Opening Night at RRS 2006 was cancelled due to weather. But tonight the sky cleared and a wonderful night for racing took place.

Finally, after all winter, it was time to strap in and stand on the gas. This year RRS is running a "Dash For Cash" each night. Modifieds were chosen for opening night and a random draw of 4 cars to run 5 laps were chosen. This would be the first race of the night. Our number was drawn and I started 2nd row inside for the start.
On the start I tucked in behind the #89 of James Blanton for 5 laps and finished second behind James.

On opening night all cars had to draw for starting positions in the heats. I started front row outside in the second heat. Got a good start and took the lead going into turn one, went on to win the second heat.

That would put me on the outside of the front row starting next to the #89 James, who won the first qualifying Heat. Again, I got a good start at the green flag for the start of the 20 lap feature.I took the lead going into turn one and started slowly pulling away from the field. Several cautions for minor spins kept the field bunched up and put the #14 Holden Auto Repair car of Burney Gibson, on my back bumper. Burney had a good car and stayed glued on my back bumper. With about 4 laps to go Burney made a move on the outside going into turn one, lost the back end of the car and backed hard into the outside wall in the middle of one and two. Burney was OK but the car wasn't. With no pressure from behind, I was able to take the Skylark Airport Express #19 to Victory in the 20 lap feature for the opening night at RRS. Thanks to C&S Trailer World, Valvoline & Ultra-shield for their continued support in 2006 and to my wife Tammie, for doing a great job as my spotter in the race.

See ya at the track, next race April 7th at Red River Speedway

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Car unloaded sitting next
to trailer supllied by
C&S Trailer World

Look at the back of
New trailer grafics
for 2006

Lights from the trailer
and track
light up the night

Car sits ready
for the Feature
Event to start

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Speed Sunday
Bible Baptist Church
Pastor
Mike Rucker " THE FLYING PREACHER "

Sunday March 5th was Speed Sunday at Bible Baptist Church in Wichita Falls, Texas. This has become an Annual Event at the church with a combined car show and Sunday Morning Church Service. Pastor of the church, Mike Rucker, is a racer himself known as the "Flying Preacher", be sure to visit his website. (Link above)

Had a good time, the service was Great. There was a silent auction and drawings for free racing hats, t-shirts, etc.. during service. Pastor Mike brought a wonderful message in his sermon along with songs of praise. After the service everyone went out to the street for the car show, food and fun. Jay won 1st place in the Modified Division part of the car show.

After all the fun and food Promotor Mike Cooper open up the race track for a free afternoon of practice for all who participated in Speed Sunday. Practice went well for both #19 & #98 car. Rick Wycough showed up to take his first laps on asphalt. Jay & Marc have been helping Rick prepare his car. Rick was pleased and excited about running asphalt in 2006.

See ya at the track, first race March 18th at Red River Speedway

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Racecars line the
street by the Church

(L-R) Jay, Marc &
Pastor Mike Rucker

Dirt Modifieds
on Display

Asphalt Modifieds
on Display

Racing Go-carts
on Display

Jay & Marc
checkout the Opel GT

Mike & Sherrie Rucker
walk by Dragster

Racecars in the
Church as well!

Jesus & Racing
Good Combination

Marc leading Rick
Wycough around track

Marc up to speed
on back straight

Rick Wycough's
first laps on asphalt!

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TV Commercial Filming for
Red River Speedway
&
Skylark Airport Express

We were invited to participate in the filming of a TV commercial for Red River Speedway by promoter Mike Cooper on March 3rd, 2006. The commercial will run on Time Warner Cable in the North Texas area. Along with us was the car #14 normally driven by Burney Gibson. Burney was out of town, so race regular at RRS, Buddy Morgan was the pilot for the filming.

Also, while we were there, we participated in the filming of a TV commercial for our NEW sponsor, SKYLARK AIRPORT EXPRESS, who has come on board for 2006. The filming consisted of letting the Skylark Express Van pass up the middle, splitting #19 & #14, in the commercial. Promoter Mike Cooper piloted the Skylark Express Van for the filming. (see pictures below)

Thanks to promotor Mike Cooper, Skylark Airport Express and a special thanks to Randy Holden and his Wife for taking Marc and Tammie out to eat that afternoon for their Wedding Anniversary. Thats right Friday March 3rd was Marc and Tammie's Wedding Anniversary.

See ya at the track, first race March 18th at Red River Speedway
Marc

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Marc on Track for
1st time in 2006

New Look
for back of car!

Randy Holden, far left
talks racing with Marc

Marc ready to
start filming

Buddy Morgan in #14
for TV Commercial

Last minute instructions
from Promoter Mike Cooper

Cameraman in middle
of track? Brave Soul!

Simulating some racing
Action for camera

Some down time
during filming

Skylark Express Van
in pursuit

Skylark Van making
pass up the middle

Final shot to
end day of filming

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Pre-Season Update
February 25, 2006

Doing a few changes to car in the off season.
Extended rear of car 3 inches and added a curved rear Quarter Panels.
Just trying to get a different look instead of flat rear fenders and rear panel.(see pictures below)

Also change the front A-arm mounting points to change the "Roll Center" on front end.
Just trying to improve on the performance of the "Hot Rod"

See ya at the track, first race March 18th at Red River Speedway
Marc

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Changing Look
at Rear of Car

3" Longer
Curved Body

Completed
Rear Panel

With
Taillights

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RED RIVER SPEEDWAY
2005 Award Banquet
January 20, 2006

Had a great time at Red River Speedway Awards Banquet on Friday Night. Great food, Texas Roadhouse Sirloin Steak, Mashed Potatoes, Green Beans and Dessert. Had drawings for prizes, I didn't win anything but Tammie won a gift certificate for Chili's. Had fun bench racing with all the racers, crews and thier families.

I received a nice pewter plaque for 3rd place in points for 2005. (see picture below) After the Banquet, Randy Holden, owner of the #1 & #14 Modifieds, invited Tammie and I over to watch the video of the Texas Asphalt Championship race with them and the driver of the #14, Burney Gibson.

Thanks to promotor Mike Cooper and his crew for a great time and looking forward to the 2006 racing season
See ya at the track, first race March 18th at Red River Speedway
Marc

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Marc Receiving his
Award for 3rd Place

2005 Modified Champion
Larry Hughes

3rd Place
Pewter Plaque

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2005 Review
"A very fun, Exciting and Successful Year"

2005 will go down as a very successful and exciting year. 3 Feature wins, 7 Heat Race wins and 3rd in the Championship Points at Red River Speedway. Like every year made more new Friends to add to our racing Family. After 30 years of racing I still very much enjoy this sport.

I want to thank my Wife for her support and love, Jay Guthrie for being a true friend, my crew for their help, Ben, Billy, Vince, Scott and everyone that has help in this past year.

RACE STATS 2005
Races Run.....................22
Wins..............................10
Top 5 Finishes................9
Top 10 Finishes..............1
Top 15 Finishes..............2
Top 20 Finishes..............0
DNF's.............................0

See Ya at the races in 2006,
Marc

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