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August 22, 2020 - Overton scores Top-10 finish in Topless 100 at Batesville
1On Thursday afternoon Brandon Overton returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Ark.) to kick off the 28th annual Comp Cams Topless 100 weekend. Drawing 48 cars, Brandon secured his spot into the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature with a 10-lap heat race victory. Dropping two spots in the 30-lap affair, Overton notched an eighth place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

1The following night for another $5,000-to-win preliminary feature, Brandon laid down the fastest lap in his time trial group before picking up a heat race victory. Earning the second-starting spot for the A-Main, Overton held his spot for all 30 laps to place second behind Jimmy Owens with Jonathan Davenport, Shanon Buckingham, and Kyle Bronson completing the Top-5 finishers.

With preliminary finishes from Thursday and Friday setting the grid for Saturday night’s main event, Overton locked into the third-starting spot for the 100-lapper. With $40,000 on the line, Brandon faded four spots to register a seventh place finish.

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August 15, 2020 - Runner-up finish in North/South 100 at Florence Speedway
1Brandon Overton was one of 53 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries on hand at Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) on Wednesday night for the 34th annual Ralph Latham Memorial. Grabbing the third and final transfer spot in his heat race, Overton locked into the 15th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Brandon jumped up five spots to register a 10th place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

1On Thursday afternoon for the North/South Shootout, Brandon followed up the third fastest time in his qualifying group with a 10-lap heat race victory. With $12,000 on the line in the feature, Overton inherited the lead on lap 46 after race-leader Jimmy Owens began slowing off pace with tire issues. After getting smashed into by another competitor on the final lap, Brandon’s attempted slider on the final turn fell short, positioning him second on final rundown behind Mike Marlar with Zack Dohm, Jimmy Owens, and Tim McCreadie rounding out the Top-5.

With a pair of heat races on Friday afternoon setting the grid for the North/South 100 on Saturday evening, Overton passed six cars to finish fourth in his first heat. After Mother Nature shifted the second round to Saturday afternoon, Brandon posted a runner-up finish behind Zack Dohm, which positioned him sixth overall in passing points.

Starting Saturday night’s $50,000-to-win Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 in sixth, Brandon snuck past race-leader Jimmy Owens for the top spot on lap 28 before Owens wrestled it back two laps later. With several late-race restarts setting up a heated battle for the lead in the closing laps, Overton came up short to place second behind Tim McCreadie with Jimmy Owens, Chris Ferguson, and Dale McDowell completing the Top-5 finishers.

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August 8, 2020 - Overton sweeps Cedar Lake's USA Nationals, pockets $56,000
1 It was a weekend that Brandon Overton will never forget. (Todd Boyd photos)

The driver of the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model scored his first USA Nationals title, earning $50,000 in the process.

Overton crossed the finish 2.213 seconds ahead of Rick Eckert at the conclusion of Saturday night’s 33rd Annual USA Nationals finale. Not only did the Georgia standout record his first triumph in the crown jewel event, he swept the weekend’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series competition. 

“I never in a million years dreamed that I would win this,” Overton exclaimed in victory lane. “I’m just a boy from Georgia trying to get it done. I don’t know what to say.”

1In Thursday’s $6,000-to-win preliminary event, Overton followed up the fastest lap in his 23-car qualifying group with a convincing heat race victory. Leading flag-to-flag in the 30-lap A-Main, Overton tallied his eighth career World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory over Jimmy Owens, Tyler Erb, Billy Moyer, and Mike Marlar.

The following night for a pair of heat races, Overton picked up a 12-lap heat race win in his first round before passing four cars in his second heat race to place fifth. Sitting in eighth overall in passing points, Brandon earned a spot into the pole dash.

Drawing the fifth starting position for the dash, Overton advanced one spot to finish fifth, locking him into the fifth-starting spot for Saturday night’s USA Nationals finale.

1Tracking down polesitter Billy Moyer on lap 44, Brandon took control of the lead for the remaining distance of the 100-lapper to secure his 17th win of the season. Topping Rick Eckert, Jimmy Mars, Scott Bloomquist, and Billy Moyer at the line, Overton pocketed the $50,000 prize.

“I was riding around and I could see the top kind of die off, then the bottom came in,” Overton said on track conditions. “Then I could see the bottom die off and I had to move up. I kind of knew both routes, like which line I needed to use if I had to protect. My car was really good there through the middle especially. Funny thing is, I was like a half-second slow in hot laps tonight and thought we were terrible. Everything worked out though. I was just trying to manage my tires all race long really.”

“This is so cool man,” an enthused Overton let out. “It’s an honor for me to be in the discussions with Brandon [Sheppard] and Jimmy [Owens] this year. I’ve got a lot of catching up to do if I’m gonna be as good as those two are though. All we can do is keep going, I want to win all the time.”

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