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Overton sweeps tripleheader weekend, $20,067 richer

Taking part in the third round of the Schaeffer’s Fall Nationals, Brandon Overton invaded Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, N.C.) on Thursday evening for the FK Rod Ends Tar Heel 50. With 26 Late Models on hand for the event rescheduled from October 9th, Overton topped the speed charts in time trials before picking up a Dash victory. With fellow front-row starter Shane Clanton setting the pace early in the feature, Brandon began closing the distance on the leader near the middle stages as he battled through lapped-traffic. After Clanton bobbled and slipped over the cushion while trying to navigate around a slower car, Overton snuck ahead of the leader in turn one to assume command of the top spot on lap 45. He went on to dominate the final nine circuits to record his 22nd win of the season. Finishing ahead of Clanton, Dale McDowell, Ricky Weiss, and Donald McIntosh, Overton pocketed $10,053. (Cole Perkins photo)

The following night at Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Ga.) in a field of 23 Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series entries for the Buck Simmons Memorial, Brandon laid down the second fastest lap overall in qualifying, locking him into the second-starting position for the A-Main. Blasting past polesitter Ricky Weiss on the opening night, Overton led all 40 laps to secure his 23rd win of the year over Brent Dixon, Trent Ivey, Brett Hamm, and Cla Knight. He earned a $6,000 payday for his fourth career Carolina Clash triumph. (Richard Barnes photos)

On Saturday afternoon at Laurens County Raceway (Laurens, S.C.) for the Ultimate Southeast Series-sanctioned Ronnie Brookshire Memorial, Overton secured his spot into the finale with the fastest qualifying lap in a field of 21 cars. Leading wire-to-wire, Brandon cruised to his third win in as many nights and 24th overall to capture a $4,014 payday. Taking the checkers ahead of Zack Mitchell, Cla Knight, Anthony Sanders, and Adam Yarbrough, Overton tallied his fifth career win with the Ultimate Southeast Series.

To learn more about these events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com, www.CarolinaClash.com, and www.UltimateSupers.com.

Brake issues drop Overton from DTWC at Portsmouth

Behind the wheel of the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Longhorn Chassis Late Model, Brandon Overton traveled to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) on Friday afternoon for the 40th annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship. Drawing a stout field of 63 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries, Overton followed up the fourth fastest lap in his time trial group with a 15-lap heat race victory. (Heath Lawson photo)

Earning the second-starting position for the $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championship on Saturday night, Brandon ran into brake issues in the opening laps of the feature to draw a caution on the third circuit. He ended up being the first retiree of the 100-lapper.

To learn more about this event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

Brandon Overton visits WoO Victory Lane at Cherokee

Brandon Overton’s storybook season continued Friday when he scored his fifth World of Outlaws Late Model Series, and 21st overall, victory of the season. (Blake Harris photo)

Overton drove the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model to a $10,000 triumph at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.

“We’ve done so good this year,” said Overton. “At the end of the day, I’m just grateful to keep getting opportunities to drive top-notch race cars for good people. I’m having fun and it’s all coming together.”

A field of 39 World of Outlaws Late Model Series entries converged at Cherokee Speedway Friday night. Overton topped the speed charts in time trials before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. He later received the third-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw.

Overton rode in third behind Ross Bailes and Brandon Sheppard for the first half of the 50-lapper. He slipped to fourth when Chris Madden drove by him on lap 23. Rallying back around Madden one circuit later, then disposing of Bailes on lap 25, Overton begun to track down Sheppard for the top spot.

Cutting Sheppard’s more than two-second lead down to nothing, Overton blasted past Sheppard amid lapped-traffic on lap 34 to take the top spot. Brandon led the remaining distance to secure his second straight Mike Duvall Memorial victory over Sheppard, Madden, Kyle Strickler, and Bailes.

“That’s the bad thing about leading. You’re just kind of a sitting duck,” Overton said of his race-winning pass of Sheppard. “I just told myself I just needed to keep him him in sight and take care of my tires as much as I could. When Madden passed me I kind of panicked and knew I had to get back around him.”

The following night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.), Brandon followed up the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in 15th, Overton gained six spots in the 50-lap affair to register a ninth-place outing.

To learn more about these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

Overton rules Southern All Star foes at Senoia

Brandon Overton’s banner season continued Saturday night when he claimed a $4,054 Southern All-Star Racing Series victory at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway. (Richard Barnes photo)

Overton’s 20th overall victory of the season came aboard his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

In a field of 30 entries, Overton secured his spot into the main event with the fastest lap in his time trial group. Rolling off on the front row, Brandon snuck past polesitter Joseph Joiner on a lap-15 restart. With a caution negating Joiner’s last effort to take back the lead on lap 41, Overton topped Joiner, Austin Horton, Sam Seawright, and Clint Smith  by 2.488 seconds at the line.

“I saw the trophy online earlier in the week. I told my guys we were going to Senoia Raceway to win that trophy,” Overton said of the replica pedal car. “We had to figure out where we could put the car and try and stay ahead of Joseph. He gave us one chance and I had to go.”

To learn more about this event, please visit www.SASDirt.com.

Podium finish in I-80 Nationals prelim

Brandon Overton returned to action on Thursday evening at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Neb.) for the event replacing the annual Knoxville Nationals due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Drawing 46 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries for the I-80 Nationals, Brandon jumped up one spot in his heat to pick up the 10-lap victory. Starting the $7,000-to-win A-Main in 11th, Overton clawed forward two spots in the 30-lap affair to register a ninth place finish. (Todd Boyd photos)

The following night for another $7,000-to-win preliminary feature, Overton topped the speed charts in time trials before cruising to a heat race victory. Earning the pole position for show, Brandon set the pace for the first nine circuits until Tim McCreadie snuck by on lap-10 restart. Hanging onto a podium spot in the remaining 20 laps, Overton notched a third place finish behind Jimmy Owens and Tim McCreadie with Devin Moran and Darrell Lanigan Jr. rounding out the Top-5.

With preliminary results from Thursday and Friday setting the grid for Saturday night’s $30,000-to-win I-80 Nationals A-Main, Overton locked into the second-starting position for the 80-lapper. After slipping by Josh Richards for the lead on the sixth lap, Brandon eventually retired early on the lap 71 after slowly falling from contention throughout the race.

To learn more about these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

Overton credited with 10th place finish at FALS

Tuesday night found Brandon Overton in action at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) piloting the Wells and Sons Motorsports No. 76 Late Model for the One for the Road. Drawing 44 cars for the unsanctioned event, Overton timed in second fastest in his group behind Josh Richards before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Starting the $15,000-to-win A-Main in second, Brandon shot into the lead on the opening lap and led the first 12 circuits until surrendering the top spot. After slipping back to fifth, Overton got spun around on lap 38 that saw him pull into the infield for the remaining distance of the 50-lapper. He was credited with a 10th place finish. (Brendon Bauman photo)

To learn more about this event, please visit www.FairburySpeedway.com.