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June 26, 2021 - Red-hot Overton captures $30,000 Firecracker win at Lernerville
1Brandon Overton continued his hot streak over the weekend by picking up a pair of wins during the 15th Annual Firecracker 100. Not only did he win a $6,000 prelim on Friday night, but he also scored the $30,000 finale win on Saturday evening in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

The triumph in the finale marked the second Firecracker 100 title of his young career as his 2021-win total swelled to 17.

“Man, this is just unbelievable to see what we’ve accomplished so far this year. We weren’t great on Thursday, but we went to work and won on Friday night. I felt good about my car going into Saturday. But then in the feature… I honestly didn’t expect to win that thing. I got hit the first lap and it knocked the steering wheel out of my hand, and the car felt kinda funny, but I got to the lead. Then I got run over by another car under caution, and I thought it flattened the left-front tire,” Overton said with a satirical laugh. “Luckily the tire wasn’t flat, and I kept my calm. Late in the race the car got to be a handful, but we got the win and that’s all that matters.

“I know that people probably think I sound like a broken record player, but I just can’t thank David and Eric Wells and everyone who makes this opportunity possible. We’re on a heck of a ride right now, and hopefully we can keep it rolling.”

Thursday night found Wells Motorsports pilot Brandon Overton in action at Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pa.) for the 15th annual Firecracker 100 weekend. Drawing 53 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries, Overton clocked in fifth fastest in his group before placing third in his heat race. Starting the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature in 15th, Brandon improved four spots in the 30-lapper to place 11th.

On Friday afternoon for the second round of preliminary action, Brandon marched forward four spots in his heat to pick up the 10-lap victory.

Main event action found Overton sneaking past early race-leader Mark Whitener on the bottom on lap 13 as he cruised to his 16th win of the season. Michael Norris, Mark Whitener, Dennis Erb Jr., and Brandon Sheppard completed the Top-5 finishers. He earned $6,000 for his winning performance.

1With preliminary results lining him up on the pole for his heat race on Saturday afternoon, Overton streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory, sending him into the redraw. Receiving the fourth-starting position for the Firecracker 100, Brandon overtook race-long leader Chris Madden on lap 41 to assume command of the top spot. After contact with another competitor under caution saw Overton slow for a brief minute, Brandon dominated the second half of the race to capture his second-career Firecracker 100 victory and 16th World of Outlaws triumph. (Jason Shank photo)

He pocketed $30,000 for his 17th win of the season. Chris Madden, Dennis Erb Jr., Darrell Lanigan, and Brandon Sheppard trailed him the checkers in the 100-lap affair.

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June 12, 2021 - Brandon Overton completes Dream sweep, earns $273,000
1Brandon Overton along with Wells and Sons Motorsports put together a legendary week at Tony Stewart’s Eldora Speedway. The talented driver and team won four features in four days and a total of over $273,000 for their dominant performance in both the 26th and 27th annual Dirt Late Model Dream. (Josh James Artwork)

The historic weekend found Overton increasing his 2021-win total to 15 in the Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

“I always dreamed of winning this deal or winning at race at Eldora, and you get one, and there’s such a short time to get (ready for the next one), I wanted to win this one worse than anything, you know?” Overton said Saturday in victory lane. “I’m like, damn, I didn’t never think I was going to win one, now I’m getting a little greedy wanting two.

“This is awesome. A dream come true. I swore I wasn’t going to get emotional, but this is bad-ass to leave here with all this money.”

The Wells and Sons Motorsports team invaded Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon to kick off four days of racing with preliminary action for the 27th annual Dirt Late Model Dream up first.

With the 74-car field split into two separate groups for a pair of preliminary features, Overton timed in seventh fastest in his group before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the fourth-starting position for the A-Main, Brandon slid into the lead on lap 22 after the race-long leader got into the wall. He led the final three circuits to capture his 12th win of the season and a $10,000 prize. Kyle Bronson, Chad Simpson, Ricky Weiss, and Chris Ferguson followed him across the line in the 25-lap affair.

On Thursday afternoon with preliminary results lining him up second in his heat, Brandon outdueled Dale McDowell to pick up the win. After running in a steady pace in the early parts of the 100-lap 27th annual Dirt Late Model Dream, Overton wrestled away the lead from Brandon Sheppard on lap 61 to assume command. Leading the final 40 circuits, Brandon Overton soared to his first-career Dirt Late Model Dream victory over Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Dale McDowell, and Brandon Sheppard. He earned $127,000 for his 13th victory of the season.

For the 26th annual Dirt Late Model Dream prelims on Friday, Overton topped the charts in time trials before gaining two spots in his heat race to capture the victory. Overtaking Ryan Gustin for the lead on the ninth lap, Brandon paced the field in the 25-lapper to capture his third win in as many nights.

To wrap up the Dream weekend on Saturday, Brandon captured a convincing win in his heat, which positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the finale. After working his way up to third by the 10th circuit, Overton snuck ahead of Kyle Bronson for second on lap 12 and began chipping away at Darrell Lanigan’s lead. Clawing ahead of Lanigan on lap 53, Brandon kept Chris Madden at bay in the waning laps to claim his 15th win of the season and fourth of the weekend. His $126,00 victory on Saturday elevated his weekend earnings $273,000.

“What David, Eric, and the entire Wells family have put together for me with this team is just incredible. I’m just the lucky guy, who gets to drive. From the bottom of my heart, I thank them and everyone who supports this program. Hopefully, we’re all going to be racing together for a long time.

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