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Brandon Overton grabs $7,000 Xtreme DIRTcar victory at Modoc

For the final round of the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series, Brandon Overton traveled to Modoc Raceway (Modoc, S.C.) on Saturday afternoon to pilot the Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Late Model entry. Drawing 29 cars, Overton timed in third fastest overall in qualifying before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Receiving the sixth-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw, Brandon closed in on a podium spot near the halfway point of the 40-lapper as he tackled the high-side on the 4/10-mile oval. Sneaking past Dustin Mitchell on lap 29 to take control of second, Overton set his sights on race-leader Ross Bailes as the duo began battling over the final 10 circuits. Overtaking Bailes on the high-side on lap 36, Brandon Overton soared to his third win of the season over Bailes, Mitchell, Hudson O’Neal, and Kyle Stricker. He earned $7,000 for his efforts. (Kevin Ritchie photo | Ritchie Photography)

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Brandon Overton sails to $10,000 World of Outlaws victory at Volusia

Brandon Overton led all 40 laps of Friday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series main event at Voluisa Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. for a $10,000 payday.

The Georgian’s first-ever victory at the half-mile oval came aboard the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

“Hell man I’m excited. I’ve been wanting one of these alligators (Volusia’s unique DIRTcar Nationals trophy) for a long time so I finally get me one,” said Overton. “I’ve had the lowest of lows here, driving other people’s cars and my own stuff. I’ve never been really good here, so to finally get it, it’s a relief I’m telling you.

For the opening round of the 50th annual DIRTcar Nationals, Brandon Overton was one of 51 Late Models on hand at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) on Monday afternoon for the $7,000 prize. Following the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Bobby Pierce, Overton secured his spot into the opening night feature with an eight-lap heat race victory. Locked into the sixth-starting position, Brandon faded one spot in the 30-lapper to register a seventh-place finish. (Josh James Artwork photo)

The following night for another $7,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon outran Rick Eckert in his heat race to pick up the win. Earning the fifth-starting position for the feature, Overton was unable to gain any ground in the 30-lap affair, dropping him to sixth when the checkered flag flew.

In a field of 51 cars on Wednesday as the remainder of the weekend shifted under the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series banner, Overton topped the speed charts in qualifying before scoring a runner-up finish in his heat behind Bobby Pierce. Rolling off seventh for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon was running in fourth when another car spun around in front of him on lap 34, leaving him no where to go. His car sustained heavy damage but was able to walk away unharmed.

On Thursday evening, Brandon ran into issues with his rear-end housing in his heat that dropped him from the race. Charging from the tail of the field to pick up the win in his B-Main, Overton locked into the 20th-starting position for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Brandon was involved in a multi-car tangle on the opening lap that saw him retire with right-front damage.

With the field reduced to 38 cars on Friday afternoon, Overton followed up the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Scott Bloomquist with an eight-lap heat race victory. Leading wire-to-wire in the 40-lap feature, Brandon cruised to his 14th career World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory and second win of the season over Devin Moran, Kyle Bronson, Chris Madden, and Rick Eckert. He took the checkers 2.887 seconds ahead of Moran to pocket $10,000. (Michael Boggs Photography)

“I dread … every time I look at the schedule and I see Volusia, I’m like, ‘God I suck there. I don’t want to go there.’ But we keep working on it and working on it and we finally got it. I just want to thank my crew. They’ve busted their butts. We tore up a motor and tore up a car. Kent, Steve, Ryan and Britt … I’ve got a whole list of ‘em. There’s a whole group of people who help me do this and I’m just fortunate to keep getting to drive good race cars.”

Persistent rain overnight washed-out Saturday’s 50th Annual DIRTcar Nationals finale.

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Overton scores fifth-place finish at BRP; ends Florida Speedweeks atop Lucas Oil standings

For the final two rounds of the Florida Speedweeks with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Brandon Overton headed to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) on Monday to return behind the wheel of the Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Late Model. In a field of 49 cars, Overton notched a third place finish in his heat, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top-5, Brandon passed seven cars in the 40-lapper to place fifth behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Mike Marlar, Hudson O’Neal, and Devin Moran. (Heath Lawson photo)

On Tuesday afternoon, Brandon failed to transfer out of his heat race, sending him into the B-Main. Grabbing the third and final transfer spot, Overton locked into the 21st-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale. Clawing forward two spots in the 40-lap affair, Brandon Overton logged a 19th-place outing.

Brandon remains atop the LOLMDS standings as the series takes more than a month hiatus before heading to Atomic Speedway (Alma, Ohio) on March 19 for the Buckeye Spring 50.

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Overton wins fifth round of Wrisco Winternationals; leaves East Bay leading LOLMDS standings

On Monday night at East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) for the opening round of the Wrisco Winternationals, Overton topped the stout 76-car field of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries in qualifying before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Locked into the second-starting position for the opening night feature, Brandon slipped up one spot in the caution-plagued 30-lap affair to register a third-place finish behind Hudson O’Neal and Brandon Sheppard with Devin Moran and Earl Pearson Jr. completing the Top-5 finishers. (Heath Lawson photos)

For another $5,000-to-win preliminary feature on Tuesday afternoon, Brandon followed up the third fastest lap in his time trial group with an eight-lap heat race win. Starting the feature in fifth, Overton whizzed past race-leader Brian Shirley on the 10th lap to assume command of the top spot. After battling with Brandon Sheppard late in the 30-lapper, Brandon was overtaken by Tyler Erb in the closing laps to place him second on the final rundown behind Erb with Brian Shirley, Josh Richards, and Kyle Bronson rounding out the Top-5.

The following night, Overton time in third fastest in his qualifying group before picking up an eight-lap heat race victory. After Mother Nature postponed Wednesday night’s feature to late Thursday evening, Brandon muscled forward four spots to register a runner-up finish behind Josh Richards with Hudson O’Neal, Brian Shirley, and Devin Moran trailing them to the checkers.

For Thursday’s night full program, Brandon edged his way into the $7,000-to-win A-Main with the third and final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting in 17th, Overton weaved through the field seven spots to come home ninth.

On Friday afternoon, Overton followed up the fastest lap in his time trial group with an eight-lap heat race victory. Earning the second-starting position for the main event, Brandon faded outside the Top-10 early but began reeling in race-leader Tim McCreadie near the halfway point of the 50-lapper. Sliding ahead of McCreadie on lap 29, Overton led the remaining distance to capture his first win of the season and a $12,000 prize. He took the checkers ahead of Tyler Bruening, McCreadie, Devin Moran, and Shane Clanton.

Closing out the 45th annual Wrisco Winternationals on Saturday, Brandon came one spot short of a transfer spot in his heat with a fourth place outing, sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the $15,000-to-win finale . Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Overton locked into the 19th-starting position for the A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Brandon Overton passed 11 cars in the 50-lap affair to register an eighth-place finish.

Brandon is currently leading the latest LOLMDS point standings as the series heads to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) on Monday for a doubleheader. To learn more about these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

Overton finishes 10th in season opener at All-Tech Raceway

After losing Friday night’s opener to bad weather, Brandon Overton and the Wells & Sons Motorsports team returned to All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.) on Saturday afternoon for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) season opener. Drawing a stout field of 57 cars for the General Tire Winter Nationals, Overton followed up the fourth fastest lap in his time trial group with a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the second-starting position for the $15,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon slipped back to a 10th-place outing in the 50-lap affair. (Heath Lawson photo)

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