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September 26, 2020 - Overton rules Southern All Star foe at Senoia
1 Brandon Overton’s banner season continued Saturday night when he claimed a $4,054 Southern All-Star Racing Series victory at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway. (Richard Barnes photo)

Overton’s 20th overall victory of the season came aboard his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

1In a field of 30 entries, Overton secured his spot into the main event with the fastest lap in his time trial group. Rolling off on the front row, Brandon snuck past polesitter Joseph Joiner on a lap-15 restart. With a caution negating Joiner’s last effort to take back the lead on lap 41, Overton topped Joiner, Austin Horton, Sam Seawright, and Clint Smith  by 2.488 seconds at the line.

“I saw the trophy online earlier in the week. I told my guys we were going to Senoia Raceway to win that trophy,” Overton said of the replica pedal car. “We had to figure out where we could put the car and try and stay ahead of Joseph. He gave us one chance and I had to go.”

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

September 19, 2020 - Podium finish in I-80 Nationals prelim
1Brandon Overton returned to action on Thursday evening at I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Neb.) for the event replacing the annual Knoxville Nationals due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Drawing 46 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries for the I-80 Nationals, Brandon jumped up one spot in his heat to pick up the 10-lap victory. Starting the $7,000-to-win A-Main in 11th, Overton clawed forward two spots in the 30-lap affair to register a ninth place finish. (Todd Boyd photo)

1The following night for another $7,000-to-win preliminary feature, Overton topped the speed charts in time trials before cruising to a heat race victory. Earning the pole position for show, Brandon set the pace for the first nine circuits until Tim McCreadie snuck by on lap-10 restart. Hanging onto a podium spot in the remaining 20 laps, Overton notched a third place finish behind Jimmy Owens and Tim McCreadie with Devin Moran and Darrell Lanigan Jr. rounding out the Top-5.

With preliminary results from Thursday and Friday setting the grid for Saturday night’s $30,000-to-win I-80 Nationals A-Main, Overton locked into the second-starting position for the 80-lapper. After slipping by Josh Richards for the lead on the sixth lap, Brandon eventually retired early on the lap 71 after slowly falling from contention throughout the race.

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

September 15, 2020 - Overton credited with 10th place finish at FALS
1Tuesday night found Brandon Overton in action at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) piloting the Wells and Sons Motorsports No. 76 Late Model for the One for the Road. Drawing 44 cars for the unsanctioned event, Overton timed in second fastest in his group behind Josh Richards before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Starting the $15,000-to-win A-Main in second, Brandon shot into the lead on the opening lap and led the first 12 circuits until surrendering the top spot. After slipping back to fifth, Overton got spun around on lap 38 that saw him pull into the infield for the remaining distance of the 50-lapper. He was credited with a 10th place finish. (Brendon Bauman photo)

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

September 12, 2020 - Brandon Overton scores runner-up finish in Intercontinental Classic opener
1After the 50th annual World 100 was postponed to 2021, Brandon Overton was one of 48 Late Models invited to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Thursday afternoon to compete in the Intercontinental Classic. Debuting in a honorary “Gamb4er” wrap for the Evans, Ga., Late Model pilot Ed Basey, Brandon followed up the second fastest lap overall in time trials behind Jimmy Owens with a 10-lap heat race victory. With three cautions slowing the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature, Overton slid ahead of Ricky Weiss following a restart at halfway mark of the 30-lapper and would go on to finish second behind Josh Richards with Weiss, Tim McCreadie, and Chase Junghans completing the Top-5 finishers. (Zach Yost photo)

1For another $10,000-to-win preliminary feature on Friday, Overton grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot in his heat race, which positioned him 11th on the starting grid for the show. Fading seven spots in the 30-lap affair, Brandon logged an 18th place outing.

With preliminary results from Thursday and Friday setting the grid for the heat races on Saturday, Brandon passed three cars in the 15-lapper to place second behind Kyle Strickler. Starting the $50,000-to-win Intercontinental Classic in seventh, Overton dropped five spots in the 67-lap affair to record a 12th place finish.

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

September 6, 2020 - Overton tops World of Outlaws weekend at Lavonia and Lancaster
1 Brandon Overton continues to show why he’s among the top-ranked Dirt Late Model drivers in the country, rolling to a weekend sweep of World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series events in Georgia and South Carolina. (Richard Barnes photos)

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 four consecutive World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series starts.

“I’m enjoying this more than ever right now,” exclaimed Overton. “This whole team gets along so well, and I’ve got the coolest car owner in the business. I know that I’ve got a lot of pressure to perform, but they don’t ever make me feel that; and I think that’s huge. My hat goes off to Longhorn by Wells; new motor package was great; and our relationship with Penske Shocks is paying dividends of late.”

1Friday night saw Brandon Overton in action at Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series-sanctioned Charlie Mize Memorial. In a field of 27 cars, Overton laid down the second fastest lap overall in time trials behind Brandon Sheppard before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory.

Earning the sixth-starting position for the feature via the redraw, Brandon snuck ahead of race-leader Zack Mitchell on lap 18 to assume command of the top spot. After a red flag on lap 25 slowed his momentum, Overton began spacing out his lead over the field until lapped traffic became a factor.

Outdueling Dennis Erb Jr. in the final 10 circuits, Brandon Overton streaked to his 18th win of the season over Erb, Chase Junghans, Ricky Weiss, and Zack Mitchell. He bagged a $10,000 payday for his 10th career World of Outlaws triumph.

On Saturday at Lancaster (S.C.) Speedway, Overton followed up the second fastest time in qualifying with a heat race win to earn a spot in the redraw.

1Rolling off third for the main event, Overton blasted past race-leader Johnny Pursley on the 12th lap and built more than three second margin over Ricky Weiss in the remaining distance to secure his second win in as many nights and 19th overall of the season. Topping Weiss, Ross Bailes, Brandon Sheppard, and Dennis Erb Jr. in the 50-lapper, Overton pocketed $10,000.

“We’ve got one hell of a hot rod right now; this thing is a joy to drive,” Overton said in victory lane. “Everything is just going so perfect for us right now. We’re really spoiled winning like this, because then you run bad and feel so horrible. These last couple of months have been amazing though, and I hope it doesn’t end anytime soon.”

1Wrapping up the weekend on Sunday, Brandon stopped at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C. for the Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series-sanctioned Hall of Fame 50. Laying down the fastest lap overall in a field of 22 cars, Overton locked into the pole position for the $7,500-to-win A-Main.

Losing one spot in the 50-lap affair, Brandon Overton notched a runner-up finish behind Austin Kirkpatrick. Ross Bailes, John Henderson, and Chris Madden completed the Top-5 finishers.

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