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September 25, 2021 - Overton cruises to $4,000 Ultimate win at Modoc
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Brandon Overton was $5,000 richer after topping Saturday evening’s Clarks Hill Classic at Modoc Raceway in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines Inc.-powered Super Late Model. (Richard Barnes photo)

The victory was the 26th of the year for the Georgia hot shoe.

“It was nice to be racing close to home for a change. It’s been a really busy past several months on the road, and it’s always good to be somewhere with a lot of family and friends around you,” Overton said. “We once again had a great car. I did my job, and we got the win. This week we’re heading to 411 Motor Speedway to go after another one.”

Brandon Overton visited Modoc Raceway (Modoc, S.C) on Saturday afternoon to pilot his Crossfit Overton No. 76 Late Model in the Ultimate Southeast Series-sanctioned Clarks Hill Classic.

After topping the charts in time trials, Overton led wire-to-wire in the 40-lap feature to register his 26th win of the season. He took the checkers ahead of Brent Dixon, John Henderson, Cla Knight, and Anthony Sanders to claim $4,000.

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

September 18, 2021 - Overton adds $50,000 Texas Dirt Nationals triumph at TMS
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Recording his 25th win of the 2021 campaign, Brandon Overton conquered the field in Saturday night’s inaugural Texas Dirt Nationals to pocket a $50,000 check in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines Inc.-powered Super Late Model. (Michael Boggs Photography)

“I don’t think I’ve ever won 50-grand in 30 laps,” Overton said while soaking up more success in victory lane. “Just being patient. When the track does that, you just kind of gotta bide your time and make sure you don’t make no mistakes. I saw Devin (Moran) right there on the last lap, you know, try to make something happenow. It is what it is. It was just too latched up in the bottom and I was just trying to keep my distance from the lapped cars and make sure I didn’t get in there and scoot out of (the inside lane). We’ll take it. Just fortunate, like I said, everything keeps going our way and we’re going to ride it as long as we can.”

Wells Motorsports and Brandon Overton were back in action on Friday evening at Texas Motor Speedway (Fort Worth, Texas) as 33 Late Models were entered to do battle in the opening round of the inaugural Texas Dirt Nationals. After getting behind the eight ball in time trials, Overton secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win preliminary feature with a third-place finish in his heat. Passing six cars in the 25-lap affair, Brandon raced to a fourth-place finish. He followed Cade Dillard, Billy Moyer, and Stormy Scott to the checkers with Bobby Pierce in fifth.

On Saturday, Brandon topped his group in time trials before streaking to an eight-lap heat race win. Starting the $50,000-to-win feature in third, Overton wrestled away the lead from Stormy Scott on the third lap and held off Devin Moran’s challenge on the final circuit to capture his sixth win of the season worth $50,000 or more and 25th overall of the 2021 campaign. He finished ahead of Bobby Pierce, Stormy Scott, Devin Moran, and Michael Arnold in the 30-lapper.

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

September 11, 2021 - Brandon Overton wins globe in 51st World 100 at Eldora
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Last weekend at Eldora Speedway Brandon Overton added a coveted World 100 title to his resume. The Georgia racer streaked to the $54,000 triumph in the 51st running of the event on Thursday night. With the victory he became only the eighth driver in history to win both the Dirt Late Model Dream and the World 100. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

Additionally, he won a $10,000 prelim on Friday night, and led laps in Saturday’s 50th annual World 100 finale before finishing third.

For Overton it was a dream come true, several years in the making.

“Me and Heather (Brandon’s fiancée) used to sit up there (in the stands), when, hell, I couldn’t event make the race and she used to tell me, ‘Don’t worry about it, we’re going to get ‘em one day’. Tonight we did it, and it means everything to have her here with me to enjoy this one,” Overton said in Victory Lane Friday night as his eyes filled with tears. “This car has been so good, and even when Dale (McDowell) passed me in the feature, I knew we could get back to the lead, so I didn’t panic.

“It obviously means a lot to me to win this race, but even more to be able to win it for David and Eric (Wells), that’s really a great feeling. Those guys have given me everything I need to be successful. I thank them and everyone who supports this team.”

Bringing to life the 51st annual World 100, Wells Motorsports and Brandon Overton visited the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) on Wednesday afternoon as the two-day show came to life with a pair of $10,000-to-win preliminary features.

With a stacked field of 80 Late Models jammed into the pit area, Brandon’s third-place finish in his heat race pinned him 12th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Coming one spot shy of a Top 5, Overton charged forward six spots in the 25-lapper to register a sixth-place finish.

With preliminary results from Wednesday setting the grid for heat races on Thursday, Overton outdueled fellow-front row starter Scott Bloomquist in the 15-lapper to pick up the win.

Earning the third-starting position for the 100-lap main event, Brandon began challenging early pacesetter Ricky Thornton Jr. on the 20th circuit and eventually stole the top spot four laps later. Setting the pace for the next 45 circuits, Overton briefly lost the lead to a charging Dale McDowell on lap 70 but regained the top spot on the ensuing circuit. He held off Tim McCreadie’s late-race charge to capture his 23rd win of the season and a $54,000 prize. McCreadie, McDowell, Hudson O’Neal, and Jonathan Davenport completed the Top-5 finishers.

Another round of preliminary features were on the docket on Friday night as the 50th annual World 100 kicked off. Overton gained three spots in his heat race to register a second-place finish. Leading flag-to-flag in the 25-lap feature, Brandon cruised to his 24th win of the season, which came ahead of Jimmy Owens, Kyle Bronson, Ricky Thornton Jr., and Dale McDowell. He won by a 3.734 second margin to claim the $10,000.

Rolling off second in his heat race on Saturday evening, Brandon streaked to a convincing 20-lap victory, which positioned him fourth on the starting grid for the $53,000-to-win main event. After leading laps 40-55, Overton was unable to hold off Jonathan Davenport in the 100-lapper. He followed Davenport and Mike Marlar across the line with Tim McCreadie and Chris Ferguson rounding out the Top-5.

"First off, congrats to J.D. (Jonathan Davenport) and Mikey (Marlar). They did a good job. We was alright until the brown (patches on the surface) left, then I just got way too tight. I couldn't turn. It is what it is. Hell, I can't win 'em all, you know?" Overton said after Saturday’s finale. "It's an unreal feeling to be here all week knowing you've gotta chance to win both these things, and I said I'll come back and get 'em again."

For full results from the week, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.

September 3, 2021 - Overton scores $40,000 Rock Gault Memorial at Cherokee
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Brandon Overton added another big payday to his 2021 resume on Thursday night with a $40,000 windfall in the Rock Gault Memorial at South Carolina’s Cherokee Speedway. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

The mega World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory increased his 2021 win total to 22 in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

Overton topped a high-speed game of chess involving tire management to get the win.

“It is what it is, you know?” Overton said. “You gotta race out there, and you gotta play chess. You gotta sit there and wait on when to go. I moved up early, and I was wanting them to get up (the track) and then I could get in the rubber and maybe pass them that-a-way, but nobody did. They all stayed on the bottom.

“I thought I had enough (tire left), but they kept blowing ‘em and I wasn’t gonna take no chance,” Overton said of the race’s nerve-racking final laps. “I just backed up (in hopes of babying his Longhorn Chassis to the checkered flag).”

Taking part in the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series event originally set for March 27, Wells Motorsports and Brandon Overton invaded Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) on Thursday afternoon for the Rock Gault Memorial.

With 33 Late Models entered, Overton followed up the second-fastest time in his group with a heat race win. Starting the feature in fourth via the redraw, Brandon nosed ahead of Kyle Larson for second on lap 33 and set his sights on race-leader Jonathan Davenport. Sneaking ahead of Davenport with 11 circuits remaining, Overton charged to his 22nd win of the season and 17th career WoO triumph. He took the checkers ahead Chris Madden, Jimmy Owens, Trent Ivey, and Kyle Larson to pocket $40,000.

For the Charlie Mize Memorial on Friday at Lavonia Speedway (Lavonia, Ga.), Overton’s eight-lap heat race win promoted him into the redraw. Receiving the sixth-starting position for the feature, Brandon jumped up two spots in the 40-lapper to place fourth. He followed Ben Watkins, Tyler Bruening, and Brandon Sheppard across the line with Zack Mitchell coming in fifth.

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