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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.

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

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.

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


October 17, 2020 - Brake issues drop Overton from DTWC at Portsmouth
1 Behind the wheel of the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Longhorn Chassis Late Model, Brandon Overton traveled to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) on Friday afternoon for the 40th annual General Tire Dirt Track World Championship. Drawing a stout field of 63 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries, Overton followed up the fourth fastest lap in his time trial group with a 15-lap heat race victory.

1Earning the second-starting position for the $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championship on Saturday night, Brandon ran into brake issues in the opening laps of the feature to draw a caution on the third circuit. He ended up being the first retiree of the 100-lapper. (Heath Lawson photo)

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

October 3, 2020 - Brandon Overton visits WoO Victory Lane at Cherokee
1 Brandon Overton’s storybook season continued Friday when he scored his fifth World of Outlaws Late Model Series, and 21st overall, victory of the season. (Blake Harris photo)

Overton drove the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model to a $10,000 triumph at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.

“We’ve done so good this year,” said Overton. “At the end of the day, I’m just grateful to keep getting opportunities to drive top-notch race cars for good people. I’m having fun and it’s all coming together.”

1A field of 39 World of Outlaws Late Model Series entries converged at Cherokee Speedway Friday night. Overton topped the speed charts in time trials before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. He later received the third-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw.

Overton rode in third behind Ross Bailes and Brandon Sheppard for the first half of the 50-lapper. He slipped to fourth when Chris Madden drove by him on lap 23. Rallying back around Madden one circuit later, then disposing of Bailes on lap 25, Overton begun to track down Sheppard for the top spot.

Cutting Sheppard’s more than two-second lead down to nothing, Overton blasted past Sheppard amid lapped-traffic on lap 34 to take the top spot. Brandon led the remaining distance to secure his second straight Mike Duvall Memorial victory over Sheppard, Madden, Kyle Strickler, and Bailes.

"That's the bad thing about leading. You're just kind of a sitting duck,” Overton said of his race-winning pass of Sheppard. “I just told myself I just needed to keep him him in sight and take care of my tires as much as I could. When Madden passed me I kind of panicked and knew I had to get back around him.”

The following night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.), Brandon followed up the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group with the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting the $10,000-to-win A-Main in 15th, Overton gained six spots in the 50-lap affair to register a ninth place outing.

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