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Highside Maneuver Earns Overton Sixth Win of Season at East Bay

On Monday night Brandon Overton followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) for the Geico East Bay Nationals. In a field of 35 cars, Overton followed up the fastest time overall in qualifying with a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the second-starting position for the $7,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon took part in a heated battled for the lead with Shane Clanton early in the race but experienced severe vibrations in his Wells Motorsports entry that forced him pit-side on lap 19. (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night, Brandon came in fastest in his time trial group before picking up a heat race victory. After leading the first 12 circuits of the feature, third-starting Jonathan Davenport shot ahead of him on the highside on lap 13 to assume command of the top spot. Joining Davenport on the high side a few laps later, Overton rocketed into the lead on lap 16 and dominated the remaining distance to capture his sixth win of the season and a $7,000 payday. Davenport, Jimmy Owens, Shane Clanton, and Kyle Bronson trailed him to the checkers in the 40-lap affair.

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

Overton Dominates Gene Maine Memorial at Needmore

Brandon Overton made a stop at Needmore Speedway (Norman Park, Ga.) on Saturday to enter his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model in the inaugural Gene Maine Memorial.

It was a decision which ultimately led to his fifth win of the 2020 season. Overton dominated the first Super Late Model event at Needmore Speedway in five seasons for a $6,000 payday. The race honored late racer Gene Maine of Valdosta, Ga., who died in a December automobile accident at the age of 55.

“It’s just great to see all the fans back [here], and it’s just a special race to win. I wanted this one really bad,” Overton said. “Last week I was talking to one of my old racing buddies and he was telling more stories about Gene Maine, so for his family to be here, obviously he’s got a lot of history around these parts.”

After coming in third fastest overall in time trials against the 23-car field, Brandon outran Kyle Bronson in his heat race to lock into the pole position for the 40-lap A-Main.

Overton blasted into the lead at the drop of the green flag and survived to a trio of restarts for the win. He took the checkered flag 1.384 seconds ahead of Bronson, Jonathan Davenport, Billy Moyer Jr., and Brian Shirley.

“The car was a handful after that last restart. I don’t know if I sealed my right-front [tire] up or what … but we held on,” Overton added. “I have to thank Wells Motorsports for this opportunity and all of our great sponsors. I couldn’t do this without their support.”

For full results from this event, please visit www.RaceNeedmoreSpeedway.com.

Earlier in the week, Brandon kicked off the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Reopening Tour at Golden Isles (Brunswick, Ga.). On Tuesday, Overton set the overall fastest time in qualifying and charged to a heat race victory to lock into the second-starting position for the feature.

After jumping out to an early lead, polesitter Josh Richards snuck by on the high side but a timely caution allowed Overton to regain the top spot. Holding off the field until lap 32, Brandon went on to place third behind race winner Jimmy Owens, and Mason Zeigler. Richards and Devin Moran rounded out the Top-5.

On Wednesday night, Brandon edged his way into the feature with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. After advancing forward from his 13th-starting position, Overton hit a bump on the track that slammed him into the wall and collided with another competitor, ending his night. (Heath Lawson photo)

For the final round of the Golden Isles Nationals on Thursday, Overton set a blistering lap of 15.220 seconds in qualifying that earned him the overall fast time. Picking up an 8-lap heat race victory, Brandon locked into the pole position for the finale. After jumping out to an early race lead for the first seven circuits, Overton ran into ignition issues on his No. 76 that sidelined him for the remainder of the race.

This week – May 25-27 – Overton continues the Lucas Oil Reopening Tour at East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. The action will broadcast LIVE on LucasOilRacing.TV or on the LOLMDS Facebook page (@lucasdirt) at 7:30 p.m. ET each night.

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

Top 5 Finish in DirtonDirt Shootout at Senoia

Thursday night found Brandon Overton in action at Senoia (GA) Raceway powering his Crossfit Overton No. 76 Late Model entry for the DirtonDirt.com Strawberry Shootut. Drawing 43 cars, Overton secured his spot into the Dash with the fastest qualifying time in his group. Coming in third, Brandon locked into the third-starting position for the main event. With $5,000 on the line, Brandon Overton dropped one spot in the 40-lap affair to register a fourth place finish behind Michael Page, Shane Clanton, and Kyle Bronson with Dalton Cook coming in fifth. (Blake Harris photo)

Full results from this event, please visit www.SenoiaRaceway.com.

Overton Enjoys Two-Win Weekend in South Carolina

For the first time in over a month, Brandon Overton returned to competition, and done so in triumphant fashion with two wins in South Carolina. (Brian McLeod photo)

Brandon drove his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Cornett Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model to a $5,000 victory on Friday night at Lancaster (S.C.) Speedway. He followed that with a $10,000 payday on Saturday night at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.

Overton began the weekend with a trip to Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, N.C.) on Thursday evening for the Schaeffer Oil Tar Heel Invitational. In a field of 25 cars, Overton logged the 16th fastest time in qualifying before placing fourth in his heat race.

Starting the $4,000-to-win A-Main in 14th, Brandon charged forward nine spots in the 40-lap affair to register a fifth-place finish behind race winner Shane Clanton, Donald McIntosh, David Payne, and Casey Roberts. (Brian McLeod photo)

The following night found Overton at Lancaster Speedway for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series-sanctioned Lancaster Lidlifter. Brandon timed in second fastest in time trials behind Ross Bailes, locking him into the second starting position for the A-Main.

Taking command of the lead on the third lap, Overton charged to his third win of the season over Bailes, Jonathan Davenport, Michael Brown, and Jeff Smith. Building a 6.094 second margin over Bailes, Brandon earned a $6,335 payday after picking up an additional $1,335 crowd-funded bonus.

“I had to redeem myself from night,” said Overton. “If I was gonna win one this weekend I figured it was gonna be Tri-County. I guess it just knocked me back down to reality a little bit (after finishing fifth). We had to go back to work on our race car and I felt like we had it pretty good tonight.”

Closing out the weekend on Saturday, Overton headed to Cherokee Speedway for the Palmetto Invitational. After topping the 36-car field in time trials, Brandon picked up a 10-lap heat race victory, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the main event.

Slowly climbing into a podium spot and tracking down race-long leader Casey Roberts, Overton took advantage of Roberts’ slip-up on the final lap to secure his second win in as many nights and a $10,000 payday. He took the checkers ahead of Chris Madden, Kyle Strickler, Derrick Ramey, and Anthony Sanders.

“I’m sure everybody’s gonna say I wrecked him, but he missed the bottom (in turn one),” Overton said. “It’s 10 damn grand, you know what I mean? Like, he missed the bottom, and I stuck it in there, and we met. He was coming back down the hill and I’m not gonna let off, you know what I mean?

“Hey, we got together,” he added. “I’m sure he’s pissed off, but I don’t know what you do. I don’t know. I don’t ever want to see somebody lead the whole race and lose it on the last lap, but hell … what do you do?”

“I’m just glad my car’s been good here lately, the last couple nights,” said Overton. “I can’t thank everybody enough for all the help, all the support.”

For full results from these events, please visit www.TriCountyRacetrack.net, www.LancasterSuperSpeedway.com, and www.CherokeeSpeedwaySC.com.

Brandon Overton Launches New Website

Georgia Dirt Late Model star, Brandon Overton has launched a new online home at www.BrandonOverton76.com.  

The new www.BrandonOverton76.com, designed and maintained by MSR Mafia Marketing Services, will be the source for the latest news, photos, apparel, upcoming events, and much more. Fan are encouraged to visit the website often for the latest Brandon Overton updates.

Overton has enjoyed a solid start to the 2020 season in the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Cornett Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model. After 17 starts, Brandon has notched a pair of victories worth just over $30,000, along eight Top-5 and 11 Top-10 performances.

The team is still finalizing their upcoming schedule. For the latest updates, keep your browser locked to www.BrandonOverton76.com.

Runner-up Finish with World of Outlaws at Duck River

Brandon Overton invaded Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) on Friday night competing in a field of 33 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries. Following the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Chris Madden, Overton streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Gaining one spot in the 50-lap affair, Brandon notched a runner-up finish behind Josh Richards with Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Cade Dillard rounding out the Top-5. (Josh James Artwork)

On Saturday afternoon at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Tennessee Tipoff, Brandon secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win finale with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting in 15th, Overton was an early retiree from the 60-lapper on the eighth lap.

Full results from these events are available at www.WoOLMS.com.