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July 31, 2021 - Top-10 finish in Prairie Dirt Classic at FALS
1Wells Motorsports pilot Brandon Overton visited Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) on Tuesday afternoon to do battle with the MARS Racing Series for the Hoker 50. With a heat race victory placing him third on the starting grid for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Overton slipped up early in the race but a late-charge in the waning laps saw him cross the line in a photo-finish with leader Hudson O’Neal. He followed 0.026 seconds behind O’Neal with Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley, and Garrett Alberson rounding out the Top-5. (Josh James Artwork)

Picking back up on Friday, Brandon was one of 74 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Ill.) for the 31st annual Prairie Dirt Classic weekend. With the field split into two separate groups for time trials, Overton’s 21st fastest qualifying effort lined him up 11th on the starting grid for the $3,000-to-win preliminary feature. Locking in the Top 4 into Saturday’s finale, Brandon posted a sixth-place finish.

Starting in third in his B-Main on Saturday, Overton secured his spot into the $50,000-to-win Prairie Dirt Classic with a runner-up finish. Rolling off 20th, Brandon marched through the field 11 spots in the 100-lapper to register a ninth-place finish.

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

July 24, 2021 - Overton grabs I-80 Nationals prelim, earns $7,000
1Taking part in a busy week with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Wells Motorsports pilot Brandon Overton trekked to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Neb.) on Tuesday afternoon for the I-80 Nationals opener. In a field of 43 cars, Brandon topped the charts in time trials before placing fourth in his heat from the sixth-starting position. With passing points from heat racing action aligning him on the pole for the A-Main, Overton led the first 15 circuits until outside front-row starter Hudson O’Neal stole the top spot. Regaining the lead three laps later, Brandon raced to his 19th win of the season and eighth series triumph. He took the checkers ahead of O’Neal, Ricky Thornton Jr., Kyle Bronson, and Frank Heckenast Jr. to claim $7,000. (Heath Lawson photo)

For another $7,000-to-win preliminary feature on Wednesday, Overton secured his spot into the A-Main with a fifth-place finish in his heat. Passing three cars in the 30-lapper, Brandon reeled in a fourth-place finish. He followed Tyler Erb, Ricky Weiss, and Ricky Thornton Jr. across the line with Stormy Scott coming in fifth.

With preliminary results from Tuesday and Wednesday setting the grid for the $30,000-to-win I-80 Nationals on Thursday evening, Brandon rolled off on the second row. After fading outside the top-five early, Overton snuck past Spencer Hughes on the final lap to grab a third-place finish. He trailed Tyler Erb and Hudson O’Neal with Spencer Hughes and Ricky Thornton Jr. rounding out the Top-5.

On Friday for a pair of heat races to get the 11th annual Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals underway, Overton recorded a fifth-place finish in his first round before placing third in his second heat.

Earning the 18th-starting position for the $53,000-to-win finale on Saturday via passing points, Brandon gained three spots to finish 13th.

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

July 18, 2021 - Brandon Overton pockets $20,000 Carolina Sizzer at Charlotte
1Brandon Overton returned behind the wheel of the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Late Model on Sunday afternoon at the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) for the inaugural Carolina Sizzler. With the fastest lap in a field of 28 cars placing him on the pole for the main event, Overton followed fellow front-row starter Derrick Ramey closely for the first two circuits until making the pass for the lead on the third lap. He dominated the remaining distance of the 60-lapper to pick up his 18th win of the season and eighth in his last nine starts. Taking the checkers ahead of Tim McCreadie, Michael Chilton, Dale McDowell, and Derrick Ramey, Brandon pocketed $20,000. (Kevin Ritchie photo)

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