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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.