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June 20, 2020 - Fifth place finish in Volunteer doubleheader finale
1Friday night found Brandon Overton in action at Volunteer Speedway (Bulls Gap, Tenn.) powering the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Late Model for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series doubleheader. With 33 cars registered in for action, Overton posted the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Brandon Sheppard before charging to a 10-lap heat race victory. After blasting into the lead on the opening lap from his fourth-starting position, Brandon surrendered the top spot to Kyle Strickler on the sixth lap. Overtaking Scott Bloomquist for the lead following a restart on lap 27, Overton would run into overheating issues three laps later that forced him pitside.

1The following night for another $10,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon secured his spot into the main event with a second place finish in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard. Holding his fifth-starting position for all 50-laps, Overton notched a fifth place finish behind Zack Mitchell, Dale McDowell, Darrell Lanigan, and Scott Bloomquist. (Michael Moats photo)

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

June 13, 2020 - Overton rallies to Lucas Oil victory at Smoky Mountain
1 Brandon Overton held off several challenges in a furious finish on Saturday to put the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model in Victory Lane for the fourth straight week.

Overton held off a hard charging Brandon Sheppard, Jimmy Owens, and Josh Richards in the closing laps to win the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series-sanctioned Mountain Moonshine Classic at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tenn.). He earned a $15,000 payday for his third LOLMDS win of the season.

“I just wanted the race to be done,” said Overton in Victory Lane. “I didn’t know where they were at. I saw so many people on that backstretch some were saying go high or go low and I did not know where to go. I could see him [Sheppard] on the bottom, but I am just fortunate to drive for an awesome group of people. We have had a lot of bad luck, and we have got a fast race car. Thank you to all the fans for coming out tonight. I was excited to see all these people here especially on the backstretch, it’s awesome to come here and see all of these fans. If I am going to win one, it’s great do this in front this crowd. If the fans don’t come see us then we don’t have a job.” 

1Brandon followed up the second fastest time in his group behind Sheppard with a heat race win. Starting the feature in third, Overton powered ahead of Sheppard on lap 27 and fended off several late-race charges to capture his ninth win of the season. Sheppard, Owens, Josh, and Earl Pearson Jr. completed the Top-5 finishers in the 60-lap affair. (Heath Lawson photo)

Overton invaded Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) on Friday evening powering his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Late Model in the 22nd Annual Grassy Smith Memorial. Overton secured his spot into the feature with a 10-lap heat race victory.

Rolling off third, Brandon tracked down Ross Bailes for the lead on lap 22 before relinquishing the top spot back to Bailes five laps later. Charging ahead of Bailes on lap 46, Overton looked to have the win secured until a caution appeared on lap 49. Suffering a flat tire on the final lap, Brandon limped across the finish line in fourth, trailing Bailes, Sheppard, and Owens to the checkers with Chris Ferguson coming in fifth.

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

June 6, 2020 - Prelim Victory at Eldora Gives Overton Eighth Win of the Season
1 Brandon Overton was one of 48 drivers invited to Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio over the weekend. Brandon capitalized on the opportunity, notching his eighth triumph of the season on Friday night.

Overton drove his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model to a $10,000 preliminary victory during the second round of the Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational.

“It’s awesome. I can’t thank David and Eric [Wells] enough for giving me the opportunity to drive this thing,” said Overton on Eldora’s coveted victory stage. “We’ve had a really fast car for the past month and just bad luck just keeps getting us. We’re just gonna keep pushing through it. This was a different car. Longhorn by Wells, man this thing is awesome. Thanks, Eric, for everything you do back at the shop, his whole family, all my other sponsors.”

On Thursday afternoon, following the second fastest lap overall in time trials behind Chris Ferguson, Overton bagged a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the fifth-starting position for the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature, Brandon was up to third by lap 14 before mechanical issues struck late in the 30-lapper, forcing him pit-side on lap 28. He was credited with a 23rd place outing.

The following night, Brandon came in ninth fastest overall in time trials but failed post-qualifying droop test, dropping him two spots in his heat and eliminating his time trial points. Wheeling his way up to second behind Josh Richards, Overton locked into the third-starting position for the A-Main.

1With pole-sitter Dale McDowell setting the pace early, Brandon entered the mix near the half-way point of the 30-lapper after McDowell and Jimmy Owens wrestled for the top spot. Overtaking race-leader Jimmy Owens following a restart on lap-20, Brandon soared to the win over Owens, McDowell, Devin Moran, and Richards by a 1.774 second margin. (Zach Yost Racing Photography)

Sitting fourth overall in preliminary points on Saturday, Overton rolled off on the pole of his heat race. After nearly flipping over on the second lap, Brandon scored a second-place finish behind Chris Madden, which positioned him eighth on the starting grid for the $50,000-to-win Dirt Late Model Stream Invitational. Unable to gain any momentum in the 67-lap affair, Overton was an early retiree on lap 27. He was recorded 21st in the final rundown.

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