Three tracks, three tours, one winner. Brandon Overton’s banner season continues after a dominating three-race win streak over the weekend that garnered him over $20,000. (Cole Perkins photo)
The driver of the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model has now won five of the last seven events he’s entered.
Brandon Overton invaded Tri-County Racetrack in Brasstown, N.C. on Thursday evening for the FK Rod Ends Tar Heel 50. With 26 Late Models on hand for the event, 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.
Overton 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.
Overton credited patience with helping him win biggest race at the Ray Cook-promoted track for the second straight season. “I just calmed myself back down because, you think it’s fast around here, but the race is pretty slow as far as, you can’t run 53 laps wide open around here,” said Overton. “You’ll fade really fast. So you just gotta kind of pace yourself and pace yourself and wait for the opportunity to come.”
The following night at Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway in a field of 23 Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series entries, Brandon laid down the second fastest lap overall in qualifying. This locked him into the second-starting position for the Buck Simmons Memorial. (Richard Barnes photos)
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.
On Sunday afternoon at Laurens County (S.C.) Raceway 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.
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