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October 2, 2021 - Brandon Overton sweeps weekend action in South Carolina and Tennessee
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Brandon Overton collected $15,000 over the weekend for a pair of wins in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines Inc.-powered Super Late Model. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

Overton’s latest strikes came in the World of Outlaws Mike Duvall Memorial on Friday night at Cherokee Speedway and in the Tennessee State Championship on Saturday evening at 411 Motor Speedway as his season win total expanded to 28.

While Overton worked his way to the lead early at 411 Motor Speedway, he had to bide his time on Friday night at Cherokee Speedway.

“(Daulton Wilson) was good. I just kind of got back there to see where I’m better, or I’m worse,” Overton said. “He was just slidin’ up and kind of blocking my momentum, so I couldn’t really roll past him, so, I told myself just slow down and maintain. I think I seen Sheppard underneath me one time, and I was just like if I don’t go, he’s going to pass me, and I didn’t want him to get by me if the caution come out. We got to the lead and used lapped traffic to our advantage and got another Cherokee Speedway win.

“On Saturday night, I knew Cory (Hedgecock) would be the guy to beat at 411 (Motor Speedway). I was able to use momentum in lapped traffic to get past him, and then we were able to cruise to the win.”

Wells Motorsports pilot Brandon Overton returned to Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) on Friday evening for the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series-sanctioned Mike Duvall Memorial V8 Nationals.

With 29 Late Models entered, Overton’s heat race victory promoted him into the redraw. Receiving the second-starting position for the A-Main, Brandon lost the top spot to Daulton Wilson on the opening circuit but kept him within striking distance as the pair navigated through lapped-traffic. Sneaking ahead of Wilson on lap 25, Overton went on to capture his 27th win of the season and 18th career WoO victory in the 40-lapper.

He took the checkers ahead of Brandon Sheppard, Wilson, Chris Ferguson, and Chris Madden to pocket $10,000.

On Saturday afternoon at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.) for the Tennessee State Championship, Brandon topped the 17-car field in time trials before cruising to his second win in as many nights in the feature, which came ahead of Cory Hedgecock, Pierce McCarter, Jensen Ford, and Chase King. He earned $5,000 for his 28th triumph of 2021.

To learn more about these events, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com and www.411MotorSpeedway.net.

September 25, 2021 - Overton cruises to $4,000 Ultimate win at Modoc
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Brandon Overton was $5,000 richer after topping Saturday evening’s Clarks Hill Classic at Modoc Raceway in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines Inc.-powered Super Late Model. (Richard Barnes photo)

The victory was the 26th of the year for the Georgia hot shoe.

“It was nice to be racing close to home for a change. It’s been a really busy past several months on the road, and it’s always good to be somewhere with a lot of family and friends around you,” Overton said. “We once again had a great car. I did my job, and we got the win. This week we’re heading to 411 Motor Speedway to go after another one.”

Brandon Overton visited Modoc Raceway (Modoc, S.C) on Saturday afternoon to pilot his Crossfit Overton No. 76 Late Model in the Ultimate Southeast Series-sanctioned Clarks Hill Classic.

After topping the charts in time trials, Overton led wire-to-wire in the 40-lap feature to register his 26th win of the season. He took the checkers ahead of Brent Dixon, John Henderson, Cla Knight, and Anthony Sanders to claim $4,000.

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

September 18, 2021 - Overton adds $50,000 Texas Dirt Nationals triumph at TMS
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Recording his 25th win of the 2021 campaign, Brandon Overton conquered the field in Saturday night’s inaugural Texas Dirt Nationals to pocket a $50,000 check in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines Inc.-powered Super Late Model. (Michael Boggs Photography)

“I don’t think I’ve ever won 50-grand in 30 laps,” Overton said while soaking up more success in victory lane. “Just being patient. When the track does that, you just kind of gotta bide your time and make sure you don’t make no mistakes. I saw Devin (Moran) right there on the last lap, you know, try to make something happenow. It is what it is. It was just too latched up in the bottom and I was just trying to keep my distance from the lapped cars and make sure I didn’t get in there and scoot out of (the inside lane). We’ll take it. Just fortunate, like I said, everything keeps going our way and we’re going to ride it as long as we can.”

Wells Motorsports and Brandon Overton were back in action on Friday evening at Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, Texas) as 33 Late Models were entered to do battle in the opening round of the inaugural Texas Dirt Nationals. After getting behind the eight ball in time trials, Overton secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature with a third-place finish in his heat. Passing six cars in the 25-lap affair, Brandon raced to a fourth-place finish. He followed Cade Dillard, Billy Moyer, and Stormy Scott to the checkers with Bobby Pierce in fifth.

On Saturday, Brandon topped his group in time trials before streaking to an eight-lap heat race win. Starting the $50,000-to-win feature in third, Overton wrestled away the lead from Stormy Scott on the third lap and held off Devin Moran’s challenge on the final circuit to capture his sixth win of the season worth $50,000 or more and 25th overall of the 2021 campaign. He finished ahead of Bobby Pierce, Stormy Scott, Devin Moran, and Michael Arnold in the 30-lapper.

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

September 11, 2021 - Brandon Overton wins globe in 51st World 100 at Eldora
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Last weekend at Eldora Speedway Brandon Overton added a coveted World 100 title to his resume. The Georgia racer streaked to the $54,000 triumph in the 51st running of the event on Thursday night. With the victory he became only the eighth driver in history to win both the Dirt Late Model Dream and the World 100. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

Additionally, he won a $10,000 prelim on Friday night, and led laps in Saturday’s 50th annual World 100 finale before finishing third.

For Overton it was a dream come true, several years in the making.

“Me and Heather (Brandon’s fiancée) used to sit up there (in the stands), when, hell, I couldn’t event make the race and she used to tell me, ‘Don’t worry about it, we’re going to get ‘em one day’. Tonight we did it, and it means everything to have her here with me to enjoy this one,” Overton said in Victory Lane Friday night as his eyes filled with tears. “This car has been so good, and even when Dale (McDowell) passed me in the feature, I knew we could get back to the lead, so I didn’t panic.

“It obviously means a lot to me to win this race, but even more to be able to win it for David and Eric (Wells), that’s really a great feeling. Those guys have given me everything I need to be successful. I thank them and everyone who supports this team.”

Bringing to life the 51st annual World 100, Wells Motorsports and Brandon Overton visited the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon as the two-day show came to life with a pair of $10,000-to-win preliminary features.

With a stacked field of 80 Late Models jammed into the pit area, Brandon’s third-place finish in his heat race pinned him 12th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Coming one spot shy of a Top 5, Overton charged forward six spots in the 25-lapper to register a sixth-place finish.

With preliminary results from Wednesday setting the grid for heat races on Thursday, Overton outdueled fellow-front row starter Scott Bloomquist in the 15-lapper to pick up the win.

Earning the third-starting position for the 100-lap main event, Brandon began challenging early pacesetter Ricky Thornton Jr. on the 20th circuit and eventually stole the top spot four laps later. Setting the pace for the next 45 circuits, Overton briefly lost the lead to a charging Dale McDowell on lap 70 but regained the top spot on the ensuing circuit. He held off Tim McCreadie’s late-race charge to capture his 23rd win of the season and a $54,000 prize. McCreadie, McDowell, Hudson O’Neal, and Jonathan Davenport completed the Top-5 finishers.

Another round of preliminary features were on the docket on Friday night as the 50th annual World 100 kicked off. Overton gained three spots in his heat race to register a second-place finish. Leading flag-to-flag in the 25-lap feature, Brandon cruised to his 24th win of the season, which came ahead of Jimmy Owens, Kyle Bronson, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Dale McDowell. He won by a 3.734 second margin to claim the $10,000.

Rolling off second in his heat race on Saturday evening, Brandon streaked to a convincing 20-lap victory, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid for the $53,000-to-win main event. After leading laps 40-55, Overton was unable to hold off Jonathan Davenport in the 100-lapper. He followed Davenport and Mike Marlar across the line with Tim McCreadie and Chris Ferguson rounding out the Top-5.

"First off, congrats to J.D. (Jonathan Davenport) and Mikey (Marlar). They did a good job. We was alright until the brown (patches on the surface) left, then I just got way too tight. I couldn't turn. It is what it is. Hell, I can't win 'em all, you know?" Overton said after Saturday’s finale. "It's an unreal feeling to be here all week knowing you've gotta chance to win both these things, and I said I'll come back and get 'em again."

For full results from the week, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

September 3, 2021 - Overton scores $40,000 Rock Gault Memorial at Cherokee
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Brandon Overton added another big payday to his 2021 resume on Thursday night with a $40,000 windfall in the Rock Gault Memorial at South Carolina’s Cherokee Speedway. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

The mega World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory increased his 2021 win total to 22 in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

Overton topped a high-speed game of chess involving tire management to get the win.

“It is what it is, you know?” Overton said. “You gotta race out there, and you gotta play chess. You gotta sit there and wait on when to go. I moved up early, and I was wanting them to get up (the track) and then I could get in the rubber and maybe pass them that-a-way, but nobody did. They all stayed on the bottom.

“I thought I had enough (tire left), but they kept blowing ‘em and I wasn’t gonna take no chance,” Overton said of the race’s nerve-racking final laps. “I just backed up (in hopes of babying his Longhorn Chassis to the checkered flag).”

Taking part in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series event originally set for March 27, Wells Motorsports and Brandon Overton invaded Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) on Thursday afternoon for the Rock Gault Memorial.

With 33 Late Models entered, Overton followed up the second-fastest time in his group with a heat race win. Starting the feature in fourth via the redraw, Brandon nosed ahead of Kyle Larson for second on lap 33 and set his sights on race-leader Jonathan Davenport. Sneaking ahead of Davenport with 11 circuits remaining, Overton charged to his 22nd win of the season and 17th career WoO triumph. He took the checkers ahead Chris Madden, Jimmy Owens, Trent Ivey, and Kyle Larson to pocket $40,000.

For the Charlie Mize Memorial on Friday at Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Ga.), Overton’s eight-lap heat race win promoted him into the redraw. Receiving the sixth-starting position for the feature, Brandon jumped up two spots in the 40-lapper to place fourth. He followed Ben Watkins, Tyler Bruening, and Brandon Sheppard across the line with Zack Mitchell coming in fifth.

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


August 21, 2021 - Podium finish in Topless 100 at Batesville
1With Mother Nature condensing the three-day event into a two-day program, Brandon Overton was one of 47 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand at Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Ark.) on Friday afternoon for the 29th annual Comp Cams Topless 100. Following the second fastest qualifying effort in his group, Overton streaked to a 10-lap heat race win. Starting the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature in third, Brandon lost one spot in the 30-lap affair to finish fourth. He followed Jimmy Owens, Tim McCreadie, and Nick Hoffman across the line with Ricky Thornton Jr. coming in fifth.

Earning the fourth-starting position for Saturday night’s $40,000-to-win Topless 100 via his finish on Friday, Brandon faded in the first half of the race but regained momentum late in the 100-lapper to finish third. He took the checkers behind Hudson O’Neal and Jonathan Davenport with Tim McCreadie and Jimmy Owens rounding out the Top-5.

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

August 14, 2021 - All Overton in North/South Weekend
1Brandon Overton triumphantly swept through another crown jewel weekend. His latest conquest came during the 39th annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 weekend at Florence (Ky.) Speedway. (Heath Lawson photo)

He began things with a $10,000 Sunoco North/South Shootout win on Thursday night and added a $50,000 triumph in the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 finale on Saturday night.

With the victories Overton’s win total for 2021 increased to 21 in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

Winning the most prestigious Dirt Late Model race in his car owner David Wells’s home state of Kentucky gave his performance some extra juice.

“I know this place means a lot to ‘em,” Overton said of his boss and Wells’ son Eric, who decided together to hire Overton in late 2019. “I’ve been a nervous wreck all day because I really wanted this one really bad. I know it’s special to them. It makes me happy to make them happy.

“I’ll tell you what, that thing was awesome. About anybody could’ve drove it tonight. We’ve been working really hard on it and it definitely paid off.”

Wells Motorsports and Brandon Overton ventured to Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) on Thursday afternoon to chase the $10,000 top prize in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned, Sunoco North-South Shootout.

After topping the 46-car field in time trials to claim the $2,043 Allstar Performance fast time honors, Overton dashed to an eight-lap heat race victory. With polesitter Ricky Thornton Jr. setting the pace early in the feature, Brandon faded in the opening laps but began his pursuit for Thornton after disposing of Tim McCreadie for second following a lap-12 restart.

Sliding ahead of Thornton Jr. two circuits later, Overton ran away with his 20th victory of the season and ninth career series triumph. He took the checkers ahead of Thornton Jr., Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, and Jonathan Davenport to pocket $10,000.

With a pair of heat races on Friday afternoon highlighting preliminary action for the 39th annual North/South 100, Brandon finished second in his first round heat race before picking up a 12-lap heat race victory in the second round after sitting through a lengthy rain delay.

Earning the third-starting position for the Sunoco North/South 100 on Saturday evening, Overton whizzed past early pacesetter Tim McCreadie on the 22nd circuit and paced the field for the remainder of the 100-lapper to secure his 21st win of the 2021 campaign and a $50,000 prize. His 10th career LOLMDS triumph came ahead of McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, and Josh Rice.

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

August 7, 2021 - Brandon Overton notches runner-up finish in USA Nationals
1Tuesday night saw Brandon Overton and Wells Motorsports return with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Outagamie Speedway (Seymour, Wis.) for the FVP Platinum Batteries Showdown. Outdueling Brandon Sheppard in his heat race to pick up the win, Overton went on to snag the pole in the redraw. After exchanging the top spot with fellow front-row starter Ryan Gustin in the first 15 circuits, Overton faded back to a fifth-place finish when the checkered flag flew. He followed Cade Dillard, Brandon Sheppard, Chris Madden, and Gustin across the line in the 40-lapper. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

For the opening round of the 34th annual USA Nationals weekend on Thursday at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.), Brandon secured his spot into the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature with a second-place finish in his heat. Shortly after all six heats were finished, persistent rain postponed the feature to Friday.

Clawing forward two spots in the 30-lap affair, Overton recorded a ninth-place outing.

Later Friday evening for a pair of heat races, Brandon picked up a win in his first heat before coming from the tail of his second heat to finish fifth. With the top 16 in passing points locked into Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win USA Nationals, Overton sat in eighth overall, sending him into Dash. Improving one spot to finish, Brandon rolled off on the fourth row for the finale.

After running outside the top-five for the first half of the race, Brandon rolled the bottom groove to a runner-up finish when the checkered flag flew. He trailed Jonathan Davenport to the checkers in the 100-lapper with Ashton Winger, Jason Feger, and Brandon Sheppard rounding out the Top-5.

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

July 31, 2021 - Top-10 finish in Prairie Dirt Classic at FALS
1Wells Motorsports pilot Brandon Overton visited Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) on Tuesday afternoon to do battle with the MARS Racing Series for the Hoker 50. With a heat race victory placing him third on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Overton slipped up early in the race but a late-charge in the waning laps saw him cross the line in a photo-finish with leader Hudson O’Neal. He followed 0.026 seconds behind O’Neal with Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley, and Garrett Alberson rounding out the Top-5. (Josh James Artwork)

Picking back up on Friday, Brandon was one of 74 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) for the 31st annual Prairie Dirt Classic weekend. With the field split into two separate groups for time trials, Overton’s 21st fastest qualifying effort lined him up 11th on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win preliminary feature. Locking in the Top 4 into Saturday’s finale, Brandon posted a sixth-place finish.

Starting in third in his B-Main on Saturday, Overton secured his spot into the $50,000-to-win Prairie Dirt Classic with a runner-up finish. Rolling off 20th, Brandon marched through the field 11 spots in the 100-lapper to register a ninth-place finish.

To learn more about these events, please visit www.MARSRacingSeries.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

July 24, 2021 - Overton grabs I-80 Nationals prelim, earns $7,000
1Taking part in a busy week with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Wells Motorsports pilot Brandon Overton trekked to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Neb.) on Tuesday afternoon for the I-80 Nationals opener. In a field of 43 cars, Brandon topped the charts in time trials before placing fourth in his heat from the sixth-starting position. With passing points from heat racing action aligning him on the pole for the A-Main, Overton led the first 15 circuits until outside front-row starter Hudson O’Neal stole the top spot. Regaining the lead three laps later, Brandon raced to his 19th win of the season and eighth series triumph. He took the checkers ahead of O’Neal, Ricky Thornton Jr., Kyle Bronson, and Frank Heckenast Jr. to claim $7,000. (Heath Lawson photo)

For another $7,000-to-win preliminary feature on Wednesday, Overton secured his spot into the A-Main with a fifth-place finish in his heat. Passing three cars in the 30-lapper, Brandon reeled in a fourth-place finish. He followed Tyler Erb, Ricky Weiss, and Ricky Thornton Jr. across the line with Stormy Scott coming in fifth.

With preliminary results from Tuesday and Wednesday setting the grid for the $30,000-to-win I-80 Nationals on Thursday evening, Brandon rolled off on the second row. After fading outside the top-five early, Overton snuck past Spencer Hughes on the final lap to grab a third-place finish. He trailed Tyler Erb and Hudson O’Neal with Spencer Hughes and Ricky Thornton Jr. rounding out the Top-5.

On Friday for a pair of heat races to get the 11th annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals underway, Overton recorded a fifth-place finish in his first round before placing third in his second heat.

Earning the 18th-starting position for the $53,000-to-win finale on Saturday via passing points, Brandon gained three spots to finish 13th.

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

July 18, 2021 - Brandon Overton pockets $20,000 Carolina Sizzer at Charlotte
1Brandon Overton returned behind the wheel of the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Late Model on Sunday afternoon at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) for the inaugural Carolina Sizzler. With the fastest lap in a field of 28 cars placing him on the pole for the main event, Overton followed fellow front-row starter Derrick Ramey closely for the first two circuits until making the pass for the lead on the third lap. He dominated the remaining distance of the 60-lapper to pick up his 18th win of the season and eighth in his last nine starts. Taking the checkers ahead of Tim McCreadie, Michael Chilton, Dale McDowell, and Derrick Ramey, Brandon pocketed $20,000. (Kevin Ritchie photo)

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

June 26, 2021 - Red-hot Overton captures $30,000 Firecracker win at Lernerville
1Brandon Overton continued his hot streak over the weekend by picking up a pair of wins during the 15th Annual Firecracker 100. Not only did he win a $6,000 prelim on Friday night, but he also scored the $30,000 finale win on Saturday evening in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

The triumph in the finale marked the second Firecracker 100 title of his young career as his 2021-win total swelled to 17.

“Man, this is just unbelievable to see what we’ve accomplished so far this year. We weren’t great on Thursday, but we went to work and won on Friday night. I felt good about my car going into Saturday. But then in the feature… I honestly didn’t expect to win that thing. I got hit the first lap and it knocked the steering wheel out of my hand, and the car felt kinda funny, but I got to the lead. Then I got run over by another car under caution, and I thought it flattened the left-front tire,” Overton said with a satirical laugh. “Luckily the tire wasn’t flat, and I kept my calm. Late in the race the car got to be a handful, but we got the win and that’s all that matters.

“I know that people probably think I sound like a broken record player, but I just can’t thank David and Eric Wells and everyone who makes this opportunity possible. We’re on a heck of a ride right now, and hopefully we can keep it rolling.”

Thursday night found Wells Motorsports pilot Brandon Overton in action at Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pa.) for the 15th annual Firecracker 100 weekend. Drawing 53 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries, Overton clocked in fifth fastest in his group before placing third in his heat race. Starting the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature in 15th, Brandon improved four spots in the 30-lapper to place 11th.

On Friday afternoon for the second round of preliminary action, Brandon marched forward four spots in his heat to pick up the 10-lap victory.

Main event action found Overton sneaking past early race-leader Mark Whitener on the bottom on lap 13 as he cruised to his 16th win of the season. Michael Norris, Mark Whitener, Dennis Erb Jr., and Brandon Sheppard completed the Top-5 finishers. He earned $6,000 for his winning performance.

1With preliminary results lining him up on the pole for his heat race on Saturday afternoon, Overton streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory, sending him into the redraw. Receiving the fourth-starting position for the Firecracker 100, Brandon overtook race-long leader Chris Madden on lap 41 to assume command of the top spot. After contact with another competitor under caution saw Overton slow for a brief minute, Brandon dominated the second half of the race to capture his second-career Firecracker 100 victory and 16th World of Outlaws triumph. (Jason Shank photo)

He pocketed $30,000 for his 17th win of the season. Chris Madden, Dennis Erb Jr., Darrell Lanigan, and Brandon Sheppard trailed him the checkers in the 100-lap affair.

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

June 12, 2021 - Brandon Overton completes Dream sweep, earns $273,000
1Brandon Overton along with Wells and Sons Motorsports put together a legendary week at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway. The talented driver and team won four features in four days and a total of over $273,000 for their dominant performance in both the 26th and 27th annual Dirt Late Model Dream. (Josh James Artwork)

The historic weekend found Overton increasing his 2021-win total to 15 in the Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

“I always dreamed of winning this deal or winning at race at Eldora, and you get one, and there’s such a short time to get (ready for the next one), I wanted to win this one worse than anything, you know?” Overton said Saturday in victory lane. “I’m like, damn, I didn’t never think I was going to win one, now I’m getting a little greedy wanting two.

“This is awesome. A dream come true. I swore I wasn’t going to get emotional, but this is bad-ass to leave here with all this money.”

The Wells and Sons Motorsports team invaded Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon to kick off four days of racing with preliminary action for the 27th annual Dirt Late Model Dream up first.

With the 74-car field split into two separate groups for a pair of preliminary features, Overton timed in seventh fastest in his group before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the fourth-starting position for the A-Main, Brandon slid into the lead on lap 22 after the race-long leader got into the wall. He led the final three circuits to capture his 12th win of the season and a $10,000 prize. Kyle Bronson, Chad Simpson, Ricky Weiss, and Chris Ferguson followed him across the line in the 25-lap affair.

On Thursday afternoon with preliminary results lining him up second in his heat, Brandon outdueled Dale McDowell to pick up the win. After running in a steady pace in the early parts of the 100-lap 27th annual Dirt Late Model Dream, Overton wrestled away the lead from Brandon Sheppard on lap 61 to assume command. Leading the final 40 circuits, Brandon Overton soared to his first-career Dirt Late Model Dream victory over Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Dale McDowell, and Brandon Sheppard. He earned $127,000 for his 13th victory of the season.

For the 26th annual Dirt Late Model Dream prelims on Friday, Overton topped the charts in time trials before gaining two spots in his heat race to capture the victory. Overtaking Ryan Gustin for the lead on the ninth lap, Brandon paced the field in the 25-lapper to capture his third win in as many nights.

To wrap up the Dream weekend on Saturday, Brandon captured a convincing win in his heat, which positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the finale. After working his way up to third by the 10th circuit, Overton snuck ahead of Kyle Bronson for second on lap 12 and began chipping away at Darrell Lanigan’s lead. Clawing ahead of Lanigan on lap 53, Brandon kept Chris Madden at bay in the waning laps to claim his 15th win of the season and fourth of the weekend. His $126,00 victory on Saturday elevated his weekend earnings $273,000.

“What David, Eric, and the entire Wells family have put together for me with this team is just incredible. I’m just the lucky guy, who gets to drive. From the bottom of my heart, I thank them and everyone who supports this program. Hopefully, we’re all going to be racing together for a long time.

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

May 30, 2021 - Overton breaks out broom in Ultimate stop at Cherokee
1Brandon Overton wired Sunday night’s ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series event at Cherokee Speedway to snare the $7,500 top prize. The triumph marked the 11th of the season for the driver of the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model in Victory Lane twice over the weekend.

“On Saturday night, we tried everything that we could but came up a little bit short. Our only hope to pass Randy (Weaver) was for him to mess up, but he never did, so we took second and moved onto Sunday at Cherokee. At Cherokee things went perfectly the whole night, and we got another win,” Overton noted. “This Wells and Sons Motorsports team is something special, and I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive. We’re looking forward to going after a pair of big wins in West Virginia this coming weekend.”

With Mother Nature altering his original plans, Brandon Overton and the Wells and Sons Motorsports team visited Dixie Speedway (Woodstock, Ga.) on Saturday afternoon to kick off his Memorial Day racing weekend with the Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals. With the second-fastest qualifying effort in his group behind Austin Horton, positioning him fourth on the starting grid for the $4,053-to-win A-Main, Overton clawed forward two spots in the 40-lapper to register a runner-up finish. He trailed Randy Weaver to the checkers with Austin Horton, Dale McDowell, and Zack Mitchell rounding out the Top-5.

On Sunday at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) for the Ultimate Southeast Series-sanctioned Mike Butler Memorial, Brandon locked into the pole for the feature after topping the speed charts in time trials.

Leading wire-to-wire in the 50-lap affair, Overton cruised to his 11th win of the season over Brent Dixon, Derrick Ramey, Ross Bailes, and Trent Ivey. His ninth career series triumph was worth $7,500.

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

May 22, 2021 - Pair of Top-5 finishes at Port Royal Speedway
1Brandon Overton made the trek to Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.) on Friday afternoon to enter the Wells and Sons Motorsports No. 76 Late Model into competition for the weekend doubleheader. Drawing 43 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries, Brandon followed up the second fastest time in his group behind Chris Madden with an eight-lap heat race victory. Unable to dethrone race-long pacesetter Chris Madden in the 40-lap feature, Overton notched a runner-up finish with Brandon Sheppard, Rick Eckert, and Tyler Bruening rounding out the Top-5. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

For the Billy Vacek Memorial on Saturday, Overton secured his spot into the $15,000-to-win finale with a heat race win. After setting the pace for the first half of the race, Brandon lost to lead to Chris Madden on lap 29 amid lapped-traffic. He went on to place fourth, following Madden, Rick Eckert, and Dan Stone to the checkers with Ryan Gustin coming in fifth.

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

May 15, 2021 - Overton sweeps Ultimate weekend, pockets $25,000
1“Virginia is for Lovers,” and with his recent accomplishments it can now also be said that “Virginia is for Brandon Overton.” The Georgia throttle masher parked his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model in Victory Lane twice over the weekend.

Overton now owns 10 victories on the season.

“Everything fell into place nicely this weekend. On Friday night we bided our time and got to the lead when it counted. Similarly on Saturday I told (team members) before I went out there, ‘I’m just gonna take my time. We got a good starting spot.’ But I’ll admit I fell back a little more than I wanted,” shared Overton. “It was a great weekend for our team, and hopefully we can have another sweep this coming weekend at Port Royal.”

Friday night found Brandon Overton in action at Natural Bridge Speedway (Natural Bridge, Va.) for the Ultimate Southeast Series-sanctioned Road to Jamaica. With the fastest lap in time trials positioning him second on the starting grid for the main event, Overton wrestled away the lead from polesitter Ross Bailes on lap 29 and led the remaining 11 laps to capture his ninth win of the season and a $5,000 prize. Bailes, Trever Feathers, Zack Mitchell, and Cla Knight completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.

The following night at Virginia Motor Speedway (Jamaica, Va.) for the King of the Commonwealth, Brandon topped his 18-car group in qualifying before picking up a heat race victory. After fading as far back as eighth early in the feature, Brandon began his rally to the front near the middle stages of the 60-lapper. Overtaking Jimmy Owens for the lead on lap 40, Overton turned back Owens’ late-race challenge to secure his second win in as many nights and 10th of the season. Taking the checkers ahead of Owens, Josh Richards, Tim McCreadie, and Gregg Satterlee, Brandon earned $20,000 for his eighth-career Ultimate-sanctioned triumph.

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

May 8, 2021 - Brandon Overton notches runner-up finish at Smoky Mountain
1With the weekend opener at Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Va.) getting nixed by Mother Nature, Brandon Overton followed the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.) on Saturday afternoon for the Spring Shootout. In a field of 27 cars, Overton secured his spot into the $10,053-to-win A-Main with an eight-lap heat race victory. With polesitter Jimmy Owens setting the pace early, Brandon closed in on the leader amid lapped-traffic but was unable to close the distance, marking him second on the rundown when the checkered flag flew. He trailed Owens across the line with Dale McDowell, Mike Marlar, and Donald McIntosh rounding out the Top-5. (Michael Moats photo)

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

May 1, 2021 - Overton attends LOLMDS doubleheader in Bluegrass State
1Wells and Sons Motorsports pilot Brandon Overton hopped behind the wheel of the No. 76 Longhorn Chassis Late Model on Friday night for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS)-sanctioned John Bradshaw Memorial at Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Ky.). In a field of 25 cars, Overton secured his spot into the opening night feature with a second-place finish in his heat behind Mike Marlar. With $12,000 on the line, Brandon suffered ignitions issues on lap 32 while running in the top-five that ended his night early. (Heath Lawson photo)

The following night at Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) for the Ralph Latham Memorial, Brandon gained three spots in his heat race to finish third. Starting the $15,000-to-win A-Main in 12th, Overton was an early retiree from the 60-lapper on lap 20.

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

April 23, 2021 - 14th-place finish in Fireball 50 at Atomic Speedway
1Brandon Overton was one of 28 Late Models on hand at Atomic Speedway (Alma, Ohio) on Thursday evening for the second round of the Castrol FloRacing Night in America. Coming in second in his heat race behind Devin Moran, Overton locked into the fourth-starting position for the $22,000-to-win Fireball 50. Fading outside the Top-10, Brandon slipped back to a 14th-place outing. (Michael Boggs Photography)

The following night at Richmond Raceway (Richmond, Ky.) for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series-sanctioned event, Brandon dropped two spots in his heat race to finish third. With $10,000 on the line in the feature, Overton passed five cars in the 40-lapper to finish seventh.

An unfavorable forecast nixed Saturday’s night World of Outlaws stop at Brushcreek Motorsports Complex (Peebles, Ohio).

To learn more about these events, please visit www.FloRacing.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com.

April 17, 2021 - Brandon Overton enjoys two win weekend at I-75 and Modoc
1 Not once, but twice over the weekend Brandon Overton parked his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model in Victory Lane. (Richard Barnes photo)

The Georgia pilot swept weekend action in Tennessee and South Carolina to register over $10,000 in winnings as his season, win total soared to eight.

“We got two more wins this weekend, but we really had to work for them. We got a little behind to start the night on Friday at I-75 Raceway, but we had a fast car in the feature and was able to get to the front. Then we led the first 10 laps in traffic on Saturday night at Modoc before losing the lead in lapped traffic, but then thankfully we were able to get the lead back late in the race in lapped traffic,” Overton shared. “It was another great weekend for our Wells Motorsports team, and I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive.” 1After losing the event twice to Mother Nature, Brandon Overton visited I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.) on Friday afternoon for the Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals sanctioned program. With the top-four qualifiers getting locked into the main event, Overton was forced to start the feature in 10th after picking up a B-Main victory. Sneaking past race-long leader Dale McDowell amid lapped-traffic on lap 23, Brandon stormed to his seventh win of the season over Michael Page, McDowell, Cory Hedgecock, and Tyler Millwood. His fourth career Spring Nationals win was worth $5,053. 

The following night at Modoc Raceway (Modoc, S.C.) for the ULTIMATE Southeast Series-sanctioned Jack Starrette Memorial, Brandon topped the 27-car field in time trials, which positioned him on the pole for the A-Main. Overton led the first 10 circuits of the finale before surrendering the lead to Trent Ivey. Not to be denied Brandon retook the lead on lap 35, and went on to register his eighth victory of the season and second win in as many nights.

He took checkers ahead of Trent Ivey, Zack Mitchell, Ross Bailes, and Anthony Sanders to pocket $5,022.

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

April 11, 2021 - Pair of fifth-place finishes in Bristol Bash
1Brandon Overton was one of 29 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries invited to Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tenn.) on Friday afternoon for the two-day Bristol Bash. Taking the Top 4 from heat races, Overton came one spot shy with a fifth-place outing, transferring him into the B-Main. Coming in fourth, Brandon locked into the 20th-starting position for the opening night feature. With $5,000 on the line, Overton advanced through the field 15 spots to register a fifth-place finish, trailing Josh Richards, Chris Madden, Brandon Sheppard, and Rick Eckert to the checkers. (Michael Boggs Photography)

After Saturday evening’s program was postponed to Sunday afternoon, Brandon set the pace in time trials with a 15.966 second lap before placing second in his heat behind Rick Eckert. Receiving the fifth-starting position for the $25,000-to-win Bristol Bash via the redraw, Overton held his spot for the entire distance of the 40-lapper to place fourth. He followed Devin Moran, Ricky Weiss, Ross Bailes, and Ricky Thornton Jr. across the line.

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

April 3, 2021 - Overton lands Top-10 finish at Tazewell Speedway
1Saturday night found Brandon Overton in action at Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tenn.) for the Lil’ Bill Corum Memorial. Drawing 35 Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals series entries, Overton grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race, which positioned him 13th on the starting grid for the $21,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Brandon advanced forward five spots in the 75-lapper to place eighth. (Michael Moats photo)

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

March 26, 2021 - Podium finish in Rock Gault opener at Cherokee
1Wells and Sons Motorsports pilot Brandon Overton invaded Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) on Friday afternoon for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series-sanctioned Rock Gault Memorial. With the 43-car field split into two separate groups for a pair of preliminary features, Brandon followed up the second fastest time in his qualifying group with an eight-lap heat race victory. Receiving the fifth-starting position for the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature via the redraw, Overton muscled forward two spots in the 25-lapper to place third, trailing Brandon Sheppard and Dale McDowell across the line with Scott Bloomquist and Jeff Smith rounding out the Top-5. (Robert Holman photo | DirtonDirt.com)

Persistent rain overnight postponed Saturday night’s $40,000-to-win finale to a later date to be named.

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

March 20, 2021 - Bad luck arises in Bristol Dirt Nationals
1Taking part in the inaugural Karl Kustoms Bristol Dirt Nationals, Brandon Overton visited Bristol Motor Speedway (Bristol, Tenn.) on Friday afternoon as the famed facility covered the half-mile oval with dirt for a week full of racing. In a field of 55 Super Late Models, Overton followed up the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Kyle Larson with an eight-lap heat race victory. With $10,000 on the line in the feature, Brandon faded back early from his fourth-starting spot and would eventually retire on lap 10 while running in 12th. (Josh James Artwork)

The following night, Brandon posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Frank Ingram, which positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the $50,000-to-win Bristol Dirt Nationals finale. Unable to gain any momentum in the 50-lap affair, Overton withdrew from competition on lap 15.

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

March 13, 2021 - Overton double dips at Cochran, pockets $25,000
1 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.

1Brandon 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.

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

March 13, 2021 - Overton double dips at Cochran, pockets $25,000
1 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.

1Brandon 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.

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

March 7, 2021 - Brandon Overton sweeps March Madness at Gaffney
1 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.

1Drawing 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.”

1Earlier 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.

To learn more about these events, please visit www.WorldofOutlaws.com and www.SASDirt.com.

February 28, 2021 - Overton grabs $7,000 Xtreme DIRTcar victory at Modoc
1A late race charge in Saturday’s Xtreme DIRTcar Series finale at Modoc (S.C.) Raceway earned Brandon Overton his third victory of the season and a $7,000 payday for his efforts. (Kevin Ritchie photo | Ritchie Photography)

Overton finished 0.961 seconds ahead of Ross Bailes at the checkers in his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

“What a race, man. [Modoc’s] kinda my home track. It’s the closest thing to me, so to win in front of everybody I know, it’s pretty awesome,” Overton said. “Man, me and Ross [Bailes] race so good together. That’s awesome, especially here, to be able to race side-by-side like that. We’d come off that corner down there (in turn two) hitting the chip. He’s right there, he’s right there. Hat’s off to all my crew that works on this thing.”

1In a field of 29 cars, Overton timed in third fastest overall in qualifying before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Receiving the sixth-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw, Brandon closed in on a podium spot near the halfway point of the 40-lapper as he tackled the high-side on the 4/10-mile oval.

Sneaking past Dustin Mitchell on lap 29 to take control of second, Overton set his sights on race-leader Ross Bailes as the duo began battling over the final 10 circuits. Overtaking Bailes on the high side on lap 36, Brandon Overton sailed to victory over Bailes, Mitchell, Hudson O’Neal, and Kyle Stricker.

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

February 12, 2021 - Brandon Overton sails to first Volusia Speedway Park victory
1Brandon Overton led all 40 laps of Friday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series main event at Voluisa Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. for a $10,000 payday. (Michael Boggs Photography)

The Georgian’s first-ever victory at the half-mile oval came aboard the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

“Hell man I’m excited. I’ve been wanting one of these alligators (Volusia’s unique DIRTcar Nationals trophy) for a long time so I finally get me one,” said Overton. “I’ve had the lowest of lows here, driving other people’s cars and my own stuff. I’ve never been really good here, so to finally get it, it’s a relief I’m telling you.

1For the opening round of the 50th Annual DIRTcar Nationals, Brandon Overton was one of 51 Late Models on hand at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) on Monday afternoon for the $7,000 prize. Following the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Bobby Pierce, Overton secured his spot into the opening night feature with an eight-lap heat race victory. Locked into the sixth-starting position, Brandon faded one spot in the 30-lapper to register a seventh-place finish.

The following night for another $7,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon outran Rick Eckert in his heat race to pick up the win. Earning the fifth-starting position for the feature, Overton was unable to gain any ground in the 30-lap affair, dropping him to sixth when the checkered flag flew.

1In a field of 51 cars on Wednesday as the remainder of the weekend shifted under the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series banner, Overton topped the speed charts in qualifying before scoring a runner-up finish in his heat behind Bobby Pierce. Rolling off seventh for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon was running in fourth when another car spun around in front of him on lap 34, leaving him no where to go. His car sustained heavy damage but was able to walk away unharmed.

On Thursday evening, Brandon ran into issues with his rear-end housing in his heat that dropped him from the race. Charging from the tail of the field to pick up the win in his B-Main, Overton locked into the 20th-starting position for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Brandon was involved in a multi-car tangle on the opening lap that saw him retire with right-front damage.

1With the field reduced to 38 cars on Friday afternoon, Overton followed up the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Scott Bloomquist with an eight-lap heat race victory. Leading wire-to-wire in the 40-lap feature, Brandon cruised to his 14th career World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory and second win of the season over Devin Moran, Kyle Bronson, Chris Madden, and Rick Eckert. He took the checkers 2.887 seconds ahead of Moran to pocket $10,000.

“I dread … every time I look at the schedule and I see Volusia, I’m like, ‘God I suck there. I don’t want to go there.’ But we keep working on it and working on it and we finally got it. I just want to thank my crew. They’ve busted their butts. We tore up a motor and tore up a car. Kent, Steve, Ryan and Britt … I’ve got a whole list of ‘em. There’s a whole group of people who help me do this and I’m just fortunate to keep getting to drive good race cars.”

Persistent rain overnight washed-out Saturday’s 50th Annual DIRTcar Nationals finale.

To learn more about these events, please visit www.DIRTcar.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com.


February 2, 2021 - Brandon Overton scores fifth-place finish at BRP; ends Florida Speedweeks atop Lucas Oil standings
1For the final two rounds of the Florida Speedweeks with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Brandon Overton headed to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) on Monday to return behind the wheel of the Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Late Model. In a field of 49 cars, Overton notched a third place finish in his heat, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top-5, Brandon passed seven cars in the 40-lapper to place fifth behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Mike Marlar, Hudson O’Neal, and Devin Moran. (Heath Lawson photo)

1On Tuesday afternoon, Brandon failed to transfer out of his heat race, sending him into the B-Main. Grabbing the third and final transfer spot, Overton locked into the 21st-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale. Clawing forward two spots in the 40-lap affair, Brandon Overton logged a 19th-place outing.

Brandon remains atop the LOLMDS standings as the series takes more than a month hiatus before heading to Atomic Speedway (Alma, Ohio) on March 19 for the Buckeye Spring 50.

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

January 30, 2021 - Overton wins fifth round of Wrisco Winternationals; leaves East Bay leading LOLMDS standings
1On Monday night at East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) for the opening round of the Wrisco Winternationals, Overton topped the stout 76-car field of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries in qualifying before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Locked into the second-starting position for the opening night feature, Brandon slipped up one spot in the caution-plagued 30-lap affair to register a third-place finish behind Hudson O’Neal and Brandon Sheppard with Devin Moran and Earl Pearson Jr. completing the Top-5 finishers.

1For another $5,000-to-win preliminary feature on Tuesday afternoon, Brandon followed up the third fastest lap in his time trial group with an eight-lap heat race win. Starting the feature in fifth, Overton whizzed past race-leader Brian Shirley on the 10th lap to assume command of the top spot. After battling with Brandon Sheppard late in the 30-lapper, Brandon was overtaken by Tyler Erb in the closing laps to place him second on the final rundown behind Erb with Brian Shirley, Josh Richards, and Kyle Bronson rounding out the Top-5. (Heath Lawson photos)

1The following night, Overton time in third fastest in his qualifying group before picking up an eight-lap heat race victory. After Mother Nature postponed Wednesday night’s feature to late Thursday evening, Brandon muscled forward four spots to register a runner-up finish behind Josh Richards with Hudson O’Neal, Brian Shirley, and Devin Moran trailing them to the checkers.

For Thursday’s night full program, Brandon edged his way into the $7,000-to-win A-Main with the third and final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting in 17th, Overton weaved through the field seven spots to come home ninth.

1On Friday afternoon, Overton followed up the fastest lap in his time trial group with an eight-lap heat race victory. Earning the second-starting position for the main event, Brandon faded outside the Top-10 early but began reeling in race-leader Tim McCreadie near the halfway point of the 50-lapper. Sliding ahead of McCreadie on lap 29, Overton led the remaining distance to capture his first win of the season and a $12,000 prize. He took the checkers ahead of Tyler Bruening, McCreadie, Devin Moran, and Shane Clanton.

Closing out the 45th annual Wrisco Winternationals on Saturday, Brandon came one spot short of a transfer spot in his heat with a fourth place outing, sending him into the B-Main for another shot at the $15,000-to-win finale . Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Overton locked into the 19th-starting position for the A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Brandon Overton passed 11 cars in the 50-lap affair to register an eighth-place finish.

Brandon is currently leading the latest LOLMDS point standings as the series heads to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) on Monday for a doubleheader. To learn more about these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

January 23, 2021 - Overton finishes 10th in season opener at All-Tech Raceway
1After losing Friday night’s opener to bad weather, Brandon Overton and the Wells & Sons Motorsports team returned to All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.) on Saturday afternoon for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) season opener. Drawing a stout field of 57 cars for the General Tire Winter Nationals, Overton followed up the fourth fastest lap in his time trial group with a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the second-starting position for the $15,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon slipped back to a 10th-place outing in the 50-lap affair. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

November 28, 2020 - Gobbler 100 finale at CMS postponed to March 12
1Friday night saw Brandon Overton return to action at Cochran Motor Speedway (Cochran, Ga.) for the two-day Gobbler 100. In a field of 25 cars, Overton came in second fastest overall in time trials behind Kyle Bronson by a mere one thousandths of a second. After picking up a 10-lap heat race victory, continuous rainfall overnight forced officials to postpone the $20,000-to-win main event to March 12th.

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

November 22, 2020 - Overton utilizes tire swap to win Blue-Gray 100 at Gaffney
1 Employing tire strategy to perfection, Brandon Overton rallied from a mid-race pit stop to capture Sunday’s 30th Annual Blue-Gray 100 at Cherokee Speedway. (Blake Harris photo)

Overton earned $10,000 for his latest triumph in the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

1Overton kicked off the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series doubleheader Saturday at Lancaster (S.C.) Speedway. Following the third fastest lap overall in time trials, Overton secured his spot into the main event with a second-place finish in his heat race behind Brett Hamm.

With $10,000 on the line in the Palmetto State 50, Brandon ran into mechanical issues near the midway point that sent him pitside. Marching from the tail of the field, Overton salvaged a fourth-place finish in the 50-lap affair. Trailing Zack Mitchell, Brett Hamm, and Ross Bailes across the finish line with Ben Watkins coming in fifth.

1On Sunday afternoon, Brandon followed the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series to Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. for the 30th annual Blue-Gray 100 - co-sanctioned with the Drydene Xtreme DIRTcar Series. Drawing 28 cars, Overton came in tenth fastest overall in time trials before placing second in his heat behind Ross Bailes.

With a handful of competitors suffering flat tires in the early going of the 100-lap feature, Brandon made the decision to visit the infield hot pit on a lap-60 caution to swap out his right rear tire.

Joining the field from the tail, Overton quickly worked his way back to the front, taking second from Benji Hicks on lap 85 and closing the distance on race-leader Chris Madden.

When Madden went down with a flat right-rear tire on lap 92, Brandon took command of the top spot and led the remaining eight circuits to secure his second career Blue-Gray 100 victory and 26th win of his season. Finishing ahead of Benji Hicks, Kyle Strickler, Tyler Carpenter, and Brett Hamm, Overton pocketed $10,000.

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

November 8, 2020 - Brandon Overton grabs 25th win of 2020 in Last Call at Charlotte
1 Brandon drove his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model to the 25th triumph of his historic season Wednesday. (Michael Boggs Photography)

For the first time in his career, the 29-year-old reached the winner’s circle at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C. Overton’s victory came in the opening round of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series “Last Call” – a midweek doubleheader that replaced the tour’s season-ending World Finals because coronavirus restrictions limiting large gatherings.

“Man, we’ve got one hell of a race car right now,” Overton noted on the prowess of his Wells Motorsports ride. “I appreciate every single one of you up there in those stands. I’ve been coming here since I was a little kid trying to win this thing. I don’t know what to say; I don’t want 2020 to end, well at least the racing part.”

“I’ve got the best car owners, and they believe in me,” Overton spoke on his confidence level. “This is a great car, we’ve got great sponsors, I’ve got an amazing family, my fiancé, everyone that keeps me digging. My little brother plus everyone here Steve, Kent, Mitch, Big Dave, Eric… What an amazing year, man.”

1Drawing 55 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries to The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Brandon came in third fastest overall in qualifying before placing second in his heat behind Josh Richards.

Receiving the eighth-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw, Overton slid ahead of race-leader Kyle Strickler on lap 18 and led remaining 33 circuits to capture his sixth World of Outlaws Late Model Series win of the season.

Taking the checkers ahead of Dennis Erb Jr., Tim McCreadie, Donny Schatz, and Brandon Sheppard, Overton pocketed $12,000.

On Thursday afternoon, Brandon followed up the second fastest lap overall in time trials behind Kyle Larson with a 10-lap heat race victory. Receiving the sixth-starting position for the $12,000-to-win finale via the redraw, Overton broke into the Top-5 early and began challenging Ricky Weiss for the lead by lap 15.

With a handful of restarts near the midway point of the feature tightening the battle for the top spot, Brandon snuck past Weiss for second on lap 30 and set his sights on race-leader Tim McCreadie.

Making a late-race attempt to wrestle away the lead from McCreadie, Overton slipped over the cushion on lap 48 that resulted in him falling to a third-place finish behind McCreadie and Weiss. Chris Madden and Dale McDowell rounded out the Top-5.

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On Friday night at Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, S.C.) for the Ultimate Southeast Series sanctioned contest, Overton secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with the sixth fastest time in his qualifying group. Experiencing troubles near the midway point of the 40-lap feature, Brandon pulled off on lap 21.

1On Saturday afternoon, Overton visited East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Ala.) for the 46th annual National 100. In a field of 23 cars, Brandon came in second fastest in his time trial group before placing second in his heat behind Sam Seawright.

Earning the fourth-starting position for Sunday night’s $15,000-to-win National 100, Overton ran into mechanical issues early in the 100-lapper that saw him retire early on lap 24. 

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October 24, 2020 - Overton sweeps tripleheader weekend, $20,067 richer
1 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.

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.”

1The 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.

1On Saturday 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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1Saturday evening saw Eric Wells make his 2020 season debut at Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) piloting his Big Blue Smokehouse No. 18 Modified for the Fall 50. In a field of 34 American Modified Series entries, Wells secured his spot into the A-Main with a fourth place finish in his heat. With $2,000 on the line, Eric clawed forward to come home eighth.

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