Brandon Overton continued his recent surge on Sunday, claiming his third victory in his last four starts with a $10,000 triumph at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. (Kevin Ritchie photo | Ritchie Photography)
Overton led all 60 laps of Sunday’s March Madness in his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.
Drawing 40 Southern All Star Series entries, Brandon topped the 40-car field in time trials before streaking to an eight-lap heat race victory. Leading wire-to-wire in the 60-lap feature, Overton cruised to his fourth win of the season over Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, Zack Mitchell, and Stewart Friesen.
“We had a pretty crappy night last night,” Overton said of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series event where he finished 11th. “We got behind early and couldn’t make it up. We kind of come over here today with a point to prove. We’ve gotta set fast time and win those heats and put yourself in position (to win), especially tonight, the way the racetrack was. It’s real critical. You’ve gotta get up there in the front because a lot of these guys, they don’t mess up.”
Earlier in the weekend, Overton visited Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tenn. for the World of Outlaws Late Model Series-sanctioned Tennessee Tipoff.
In a stout field of 51 Late Models on Saturday, Overton followed up the ninth fastest time in his qualifying group with the third and final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting the $12,000-to-win A-Main in 17th, Brandon improved six spots in the 50-lapper to register an 11th-place outing.
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