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February 28, 2021 - Overton grabs $7,000 Xtreme DIRTcar victory at Modoc
1A late race charge in Saturday’s Xtreme DIRTcar Series finale at Modoc (S.C.) Raceway earned Brandon Overton his third victory of the season and a $7,000 payday for his efforts. (Kevin Ritchie photo | Ritchie Photography)

Overton finished 0.961 seconds ahead of Ross Bailes at the checkers in his Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

“What a race, man. [Modoc’s] kinda my home track. It’s the closest thing to me, so to win in front of everybody I know, it’s pretty awesome,” Overton said. “Man, me and Ross [Bailes] race so good together. That’s awesome, especially here, to be able to race side-by-side like that. We’d come off that corner down there (in turn two) hitting the chip. He’s right there, he’s right there. Hat’s off to all my crew that works on this thing.”

1In a field of 29 cars, Overton timed in third fastest overall in qualifying before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Receiving the sixth-starting position for the A-Main via the redraw, Brandon closed in on a podium spot near the halfway point of the 40-lapper as he tackled the high-side on the 4/10-mile oval.

Sneaking past Dustin Mitchell on lap 29 to take control of second, Overton set his sights on race-leader Ross Bailes as the duo began battling over the final 10 circuits. Overtaking Bailes on the high side on lap 36, Brandon Overton sailed to victory over Bailes, Mitchell, Hudson O’Neal, and Kyle Stricker.

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

February 12, 2021 - Brandon Overton sails to first Volusia Speedway Park victory
1Brandon Overton led all 40 laps of Friday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series main event at Voluisa Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. for a $10,000 payday. (Michael Boggs Photography)

The Georgian’s first-ever victory at the half-mile oval came aboard the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

“Hell man I’m excited. I’ve been wanting one of these alligators (Volusia’s unique DIRTcar Nationals trophy) for a long time so I finally get me one,” said Overton. “I’ve had the lowest of lows here, driving other people’s cars and my own stuff. I’ve never been really good here, so to finally get it, it’s a relief I’m telling you.

1For the opening round of the 50th Annual DIRTcar Nationals, Brandon Overton was one of 51 Late Models on hand at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) on Monday afternoon for the $7,000 prize. Following the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Bobby Pierce, Overton secured his spot into the opening night feature with an eight-lap heat race victory. Locked into the sixth-starting position, Brandon faded one spot in the 30-lapper to register a seventh-place finish.

The following night for another $7,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon outran Rick Eckert in his heat race to pick up the win. Earning the fifth-starting position for the feature, Overton was unable to gain any ground in the 30-lap affair, dropping him to sixth when the checkered flag flew.

1In a field of 51 cars on Wednesday as the remainder of the weekend shifted under the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series banner, Overton topped the speed charts in qualifying before scoring a runner-up finish in his heat behind Bobby Pierce. Rolling off seventh for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon was running in fourth when another car spun around in front of him on lap 34, leaving him no where to go. His car sustained heavy damage but was able to walk away unharmed.

On Thursday evening, Brandon ran into issues with his rear-end housing in his heat that dropped him from the race. Charging from the tail of the field to pick up the win in his B-Main, Overton locked into the 20th-starting position for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Brandon was involved in a multi-car tangle on the opening lap that saw him retire with right-front damage.

1With the field reduced to 38 cars on Friday afternoon, Overton followed up the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Scott Bloomquist with an eight-lap heat race victory. Leading wire-to-wire in the 40-lap feature, Brandon cruised to his 14th career World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory and second win of the season over Devin Moran, Kyle Bronson, Chris Madden, and Rick Eckert. He took the checkers 2.887 seconds ahead of Moran to pocket $10,000.

“I dread … every time I look at the schedule and I see Volusia, I’m like, ‘God I suck there. I don’t want to go there.’ But we keep working on it and working on it and we finally got it. I just want to thank my crew. They’ve busted their butts. We tore up a motor and tore up a car. Kent, Steve, Ryan and Britt … I’ve got a whole list of ‘em. There’s a whole group of people who help me do this and I’m just fortunate to keep getting to drive good race cars.”

Persistent rain overnight washed-out Saturday’s 50th Annual DIRTcar Nationals finale.

To learn more about these events, please visit www.DIRTcar.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com.


February 2, 2021 - Brandon Overton scores fifth-place finish at BRP; ends Florida Speedweeks atop Lucas Oil standings
1For the final two rounds of the Florida Speedweeks with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Brandon Overton headed to Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) on Monday to return behind the wheel of the Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Late Model. In a field of 49 cars, Overton notched a third place finish in his heat, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top-5, Brandon passed seven cars in the 40-lapper to place fifth behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Mike Marlar, Hudson O’Neal, and Devin Moran. (Heath Lawson photo)

1On Tuesday afternoon, Brandon failed to transfer out of his heat race, sending him into the B-Main. Grabbing the third and final transfer spot, Overton locked into the 21st-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale. Clawing forward two spots in the 40-lap affair, Brandon Overton logged a 19th-place outing.

Brandon remains atop the LOLMDS standings as the series takes more than a month hiatus before heading to Atomic Speedway (Alma, Ohio) on March 19 for the Buckeye Spring 50.

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