- Hometown: Irving, TX
- Residence: Tioga, TX
- Birth Date: October 5,1956
- Wife: Tammie
- Hobbies: Riding Horses, Charity, Internet HTML
- Height: 6'0"
- Children: Mindy, Cristina, Cassie, Jeff
- Grandkids: Brayson, Landon, Madison, Nik, Robin, Kristopher, Kadi, Daylen, Samantha
Marc Madison is proof positive that nice guys don't
have to finish last. The fact is that since this driver from Irving, Texas
started driving race cars back in 1975 he's never finished a feature in last
place. Sure, there were times when engine failure forced him to the pits and
times when his aggressive driving style earned him an unscheduled ride on the
roof or flat tires. He has seen victory in everything from Go-Cars to
Figure "8" Cars, to Modifieds, to winged Sprint Cars, and Stock
Cars. till to talk to him, one could hardly imagine that Marc Madison is
considered one of the most aggressive and fearless drivers to come out of Texas.
He always has time during a busy race schedule to sign an autograph, talk to a
fan or pose for a picture. Since he first climbed behind the wheel of a
Figure "8" race car at the age of 18, Madison has been a winner. He won the
second race he entered at Sportsdrome Speedway, Grand Prairie, Texas, and since
has finished in the Top Ten in every class he has contested in for a full race
season, accumulating over 200 victories.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS 1975 - 2015
*Mid- Season Championship
Sportsdrome Speedway 1975
*Top Ten Points Championship
Sportsdrome Speedway 1976, '77, '78
Buffalo Park Speedway
1976, '77, '78
*Track Champion Sportsdrome Speedway
* Top Ten Points Championship Buffalo Park
*Broke 3 Track Records 1980
Ten Points Championship Sportsdrome Speedway
*Voted Most Popular Driver in North
*Top Ten Points Championship Devils Bowl
*Top Ten Points Championship TSCRA (Texas
Sprint Car Racing Asso.)
*Broke Track Record 85
*Top Ten Points Championship 85 Speedway
*Top Ten Finish NASCAR Sportsman Race "Goodies
Charlotte Motor Speedway
*Top Ten Points
Championship Boyd Raceway 1992
*Top 20 NASCAR Winston
Racing Series Boyd Raceway 1993
*1st NASCAR Busch Grand
National Race Indianapolis Raceway Park 1995
*UMP Modifieds for Guthrie Motorsports 1996 - 1997
Multiple Feature Wins at 85 Speedway
*USA Modifieds for Guthrie Motorsports 1998 - 2003
Top Ten Devils Bowl Speedway
*TAMS - Texas Asphalt Modified Series - 2004
*Set Track Record At Redriver Speedway - 2004
*Top Ten (3rd) Points Championship Red River Speedway 2005
*3 Feature Wins at RRS
Starred in TV Pilot "TEXAS MODIFIED"
*Asphalt Modified Champion at Red River Speedway 2006
*6 Feature Wins at RRS
Starred in Cable TV show "Luv 4 Life"
*Pro Modified Division at Thunder Hill Raceway
Top Ten In Championship at THR, Kyle, Texas 2007
*ASA Pro Modified Division
2nd In Championship at Red River Speedway in Wichita Falls, TX 2008
4th In Championship at Thunder Hill Raceway in Kyle, TX 2008
*STEMS (Southern Topless Economy Modified Series)
6th In Championship 2011
7th In Championship 2012
5th In Championship 2013
*ChumpCar Series - 2014
3rd place at Texas Motor Speedway & 9th in the Worlds Longest 36 Hrs Endurance at Eagles Canyon
*STEMS (Southern Topless Economy Modified Series)
7th In Championship 2015
RACE WINNER IN EACH OF THE FOLLOWING CLASSES:
ASA Pro-Modifeds-*Asphalt Modifieds-*DIRT
South Modifieds- *USA Modifieds- *UMP Modifieds- *IMCA Modifieds- *TSCRA Sprints- *Limited
Modifieds- *NCRA Sprint Cars- *CRA Wingless Sprint Cars- *
NASCAR Late Models- *NASCAR Winston Racing Series- *Legend- *STEMS
Cars- *Figure 8 Stock Cars
40 YEARS OF HIGHLIGHTS
1975 - Marc's first year to race, he won three out of
the first four features he ran at Sportsdrome Speedway. He also won the
Mid-Season Championship at Sportsdrome Speedway his first year.
1977, 1978 - He continued running every Friday night at Buffalo Park Speedway,
Carrollton, Texas and every Saturday night at Sportsdrome Speedway, finishing in
the Top Ten at each track all three years.
1979 - Marc showcased his
remarkable versatility by winning the Figure "8" Championship and also finishing
in the Top Ten in the Modified Division at the same track, Sportsdrome Speedway,
while finishing fourth in the points at Buffalo Park Speedway on Friday night in
the same year.
1980 - Marc continued his weekend assault. He broke the
track record at Sportsdrome Speedway three times that year in cars built and
maintained by himself. Each time, he broke the record that he, himself, had set.
Marc won a record 14 races in a row that year.
1981, 1982, 1983 - Marc
turned his attention to running in the Modified Division full time. He ran in
the Top Ten all three years never finishing lower than fifth in a feature
1983 - This year saw Marc drive his first Outlaw Sprint Car. He
qualified in the top 1/3 of one hundred Sprint Cars at the World of Outlaw
Spring Nationals at Devils Bowl Speedway, Mesquite, Texas his first time in a
winged Sprint Car.
1984 - Marc ran Sprint Cars on a limited basis, but
still finished the season a good note, winning the last 5 out of 8 races he ran
at Devils Bowl Speedway.
1985 - Marc his first full season at Devils
Bowl Speedway and with the Texas Sprint Car Racing Association (TSCRA),
finishing in the Top Ten in both divisions. Marc also ran with United States
Auto Club (USAC), Would of Outlaws (WoO) and the California Racing Association
1986 - Marc drove for several different car owners during 1986.
Winning several races around Texas in Sprint Cars as well as breaking the track
record at 85 Speedway that still stands today.
1987, 1988 - Marc
continued racing Outlaw Sprint Cars, winning races at such tracks as Devils Bowl
Speedway in Mesquite, Texas, Big H Speedway in Houston, Texas and I-30 Speedway
in Little Rock, Arkansas.
1989 - Marc ran the Modified Division at 85
Speedway and at Cowtown Speedway in Ft. Worth, Texas. Marc was sidelined from
racing at mid-season by a non-racing related accident that nearly cost him his
life. Marc had accumulated enough wins and points to finish in the Top Ten that
year, only running half a season.
1990 - Marc returned to racing, running
multiple tracks in Texas, accumulating several victories. Early in the season
Marc was given the opportunity to drive a NASCAR stock car. Marc left for
Charlotte, North Carolina to begin testing. Marc qualified for his first race at
Charlotte Motor Speedway and finished in the top 20 in his first Super Speedway
Marc went on to attend the Buck Baker Driving School and won high
praise from both Buddy and Buck Baker.
Marc then attended the Motorsports
Training Center in Mooresville, North Carolina to further his knowledge on
chassis set ups.
1991 - Marc ran the NASCAR Sportsman Division running in
6 races at Super Speedways. Marc had 1 Top Ten, 5 Top Twenty finishes,
qualifying and completing every race he entered, Marc gained valuable driving
experience running at such speedways as Atlanta Motor Speedway, Hampton,
Georgia, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Concord, North Carolina, North Carolina Motor
Speedway, Rockingham, North Carolina and Richmond International Speedway,
1992 - Marc again ran Late Model at Boyd Raceway
running in the NASCAR Winston Racing Series. Marc finished high enough in the
NASCAR Sunbelt Region to be invited to run in the 5th Annual NASCAR Winston
Racing Series National Invitational Showdown at Volusia County Speedway in
1994 - Marc started the season driving a Sprint Car at Devils
Bowl Speedway winning several races,
Later that year he was hired by JPS
Racing to drive a NASCAR Busch car on a limited schedule for 1995. He started
organizing and hiring for the team.
1995 - After getting the JPS Racing
up and running, he qualified and ran his first NASCAR Busch Grand National race
at Indy Raceway Park shown live on ESPN. Marc continued his learning experiences
by running at Bristol, Myrtle Beach, Rockingham and Charlotte.
1996 - Saw
Marc return to Texas and start driving an IMCA Modified for Jay Guthrie of
Guthrie Motorsports. The Team was in Victory Lane on their second time out. Marc
went on to win several races with Guthrie Motorsports at such tracks as 85
Speedway, Devils Bowl Speedway and North Texas Motor Speedway.
Marc continued his weekend assault for Guthrie Motorsports running for the
NASCAR Region Championship at Cowtown Speedway in the NASCAR Grand American
Modified Division and at Devils Bowl Speedway in the UMP Modifieds.
- Marc also opened the First All Motorsports Restaurant & Bar in the
Dallas/Ft Worth area.
1998 - Running in 57 race at Devils Bowl Speedway,
Marc finished in the top 5 twenty-seven times. Along with 2 wins for Guthrie
Motorsports Marc finished 7th in the Championship points race at Devils Bowl.
Marc also finished in the top 10% in the UMP Modified standings, which included
over 2700 drivers across the country.
1999 - Running in 47 race at Devils Bowl Speedway,
Marc finished in the top 5 seventeen times. Marc had 6 wins for Guthrie
Motorsports driving the number 98 Modified.
2000 - Running in 47 race at Devils Bowl Speedway,
Marc finished in the top 5 twenty one times. but only managed 1 win for Guthrie
Motorsports driving the number 98 Modified.
2001 - Running in 52 race at Devils Bowl Speedway,
Marc finished in the top 5 twenty four times. Marc managed 2 wins for Guthrie
Motorsports driving the number 98 Modified. The team had switched to Big Bock Chevy
engines in 2001.
2002 - Running in 39 race at Devils Bowl Speedway,
Marc finished in the top 5 thirteen times. Marc only had 2 wins for Guthrie
Motorsports driving the Big Block Chevy number 98 Modified.
2003 - Marc continued Running at Devils Bowl Speedway,
Marc finished in the top 5 twelve times. Marc had 1 win for Guthrie
Motorsports driving both the big block and small block number 98 Modifieds.
2004 - Time for a Big Change.2004 mark the beginning of going back to Asphalt Racing. After talking
it over with Team owner Jay Guthrie, him and Marc decided to build 2 modified asphalt cars and race a
2 car team in 2004 with the TAMS Series and at Red River Speedway. Both Jay and Marc won a race each their first year driving
asphalt modifieds at RRS.
2005 - Marc Begins his 30th year of driving race cars. For over 30 years Marc has raced and won races
every year. This year brings Marc back to run Asphalt Modifieds for a second year. Marc won 3 Features & 7 Heat Race Wins
at Red River Speedway finishing 3rd in the Championship Points Race at RRS.
Marc was also starred in TV pilot "TEXAS MODIFIED" in 2005.
2006 - Marc again showcased his remarkable versatility by winning 6 Features as he won the Championship in the Smiley's Asphalt Modified
Division at Red River Speedway. Marc now has won Championships both on dirt and asphalt.
Marc was also feature in cable access show "Luv 4 Life" in 2006 that aired on
cable TV in the Dallas-Ft.worth area.
2007 - Marc began the season back at Red River Speedway to defend the Championship in the Smiley's Asphalt Modified Division at Red River Speedway.
Marc Won a Feature the second night out, only to see the track close under new ownership. Marc then focused on Running at
Thunder Hill Raceway with Pro-Modifieds the second half of the season.Even getting a late start Marc would finish
in the Top Ten in the Championship at THR.
2008 - Marc ran in the ASA Asphalt Pro-Modified Divisions at Red River Speedway & Thunder Hill Raceway.
Marc focused on finishing in the Top Ten in Championship Point at both tracks, and was able to finish 2nd
in points at Red River Speedway & 4th in points at Thunder Hill Raceway in 2008.
2009 - Marc coverted the asphalt Modified into an IMCA Dirt Modified. Retuning to dirt after 4 years of competing on asphalt.
Marc Ran a limited schedule running at Grayson County Speedway, Paris Motor Speedway & Lake County Speedway in Oklahoma.
2010 - Marc would change gears again in 2010. Long time fan, freind and racer, Josh Landers called Marc to attend
a meeting that would become the beginning of the "Southern Topless Economy Modified Series" STEMS. New Series created
by Josh. Marc would help in promoting as well as race in the series racing all thru out North Texas &
Southern Oklahoma. Marc would win several races in the innagural year of STEMS. Marc would also drive an IMCA Modified
on a couple of occasions for long time friend Chuck Weaver at 85 Speedway in Ennis, TX.
2011 - Marc ran in the STEMS (Southern Toplees Economy Modifies Series) full time running at Kennedale Raceway Park,
Superbowl Speedway, Southern Oklahoma Speedway, Paris Motor Speedway, Lake County Speedway, & Cowtown Speedway.
With Several wins in the series Marc would finish 6th in the points for 2011.
2012 - Marc ran in the STEMS (Southern Toplees Economy Modifies Series) full time running at Kennedale Raceway Park,
Superbowl Speedway, & Cowtown Speedway.
With Several wins in the series Marc would finish 7th in the points for 2012.
2013 - Marc again would compete in the STEMS (Southern Toplees Economy Modifies Series) full time in 2012.
Running at RPM Speedway, Devils Bowl Speedway, Ark-La-Tex Speedway & Superbowl Speedway Marc set his sight on
finishing in the top 5 in points. Done! Marc would finish 5th in the most competitive field every in STEMS History. In 2012
Marc also won 1st in Class at the Annual Autorama Car Show held in Dallas' Market Hall that year with his 1955 style Modified.
2014 - Marc ran in the Southern Topless Economy Modified Series, Finished in the Top Ten Points at Grayson County Speedway and in his first Road Race at Texas
Motor Speedway in a 12 Hour Endurance ChumpCar Series race finished 3rd. Marc ran in the Worlds longest road course endurance race at Eagles Canyon Raceway
2015 - Marc ran the complete STEMS touring series finishing 7th in points. He also continued running in the Chumpcar Road Racing series at TMS & Harris Hill Raceway.
In 2015 Team RRC will add a secong car to the team and be running at Daytona & Circuit of the Americas in 2016.
Marc is very active in his local community and
maintains great accessibility to local organizations. Valvoline has recruited
Marc for their "No To Drugs" program and has been very pleased with the way Marc
represents their company and products. Marc makes personal appearances at
schools, churches, TV and Radio through out the racing season. Marc was also the
Co-host of "RACETALK", a weekly radio show in Dallas. He has worked with the
Texas Special Olympics and the Dallas Morning News in raising money at the
Annual Dallas Morning News Celebrity Carnival.