Brandon Overton continued his recent hot streak over the weekend by sweeping Super Late Model action at Cochran (Ga.) Motor Speedway on Friday and Saturday. (Richard Barnes photo)
The dual triumphs in his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model grossed Overton $25,000.
Brandon Overton returned to Cochran Motor Speedway on Friday night for the completion of the Gobbler 100, rescheduled from November 28th. With his second-starting position for the feature already locked in, Brandon snuck past polesitter Kyle Bronson on the sixth lap and led the remaining distance of the 75-lapper to claim his fifth win of the season and a $20,000 prize. Michael Page, Ross Bailes, Bronson, and Parker Martin trailed him to the checkers.
“That’s probably one of the best race cars I’ve driven,” Overton said of his David Wells-owned Longhorn Chassis. “That thing would run right around there you know and stay stuck. Hat’s off to my crew … Steve, Kent, Mitch and Phil and everybody that comes by my shop. It’s a whole team effort. We got our car owner here tonight, David. I’m glad he drove in.”
In the Crate Late Model ranks on Friday, Overton scored a third-place finish in the $5,000-to-win feature, trailing Wil Herrington and Kyle Bronson across the line with Ahnna Parkhurst and Jeremy Faircloth rounding out the Top-5 finishers.
For the full program on Saturday night, Overton posted the second fastest lap overall in time trials, which positioned him second on the starting grid for the A-Main. Wrestling away the top spot from Kyle Bronson on the opening lap, Brandon led wire-to-wire en route to his sixth win of the season. Finishing ahead of Scott Bloomquist, Wil Herrington, Ross Bailes, and Bronson, Overton collected $5,000.
“A pretty good weekend for us. It feels good. We were actually way better last night than we were tonight. I wasn’t as maneuverable, but hell, we’ll take it,” Overton said in victory lane.
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