Leads Early in Clash at the Mag; Lands on Podium!
18, 2017) Next up for the #116 team was a visit
to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on June 16-17
for the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag.' Following a rain-out
of Friday's action, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie
was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday evening. Brandon
Overton tripped the clock sixth fastest in Group A during the qualifying
session and later scored an impressive heat race triumph. After
starting the $12,000 to win main event from the inside of the second
row, Brandon jumped out to an early lead and paced the stellar field
for the first thirteen circuits. The Evans, Georgia ace then battled
for the lead late in the 60-lapper before settling for a strong
third place podium effort behind only winner Mike Marlar and runner-up
Dennis Erb, Jr.! Full results from last night's 'Clash at the Mag'
can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Brandon Overton Victorious in Prelim;
Leads 43 Laps in DLM Dream!
11, 2017) Brandon Overton and the #116 Dream Team
made the trek to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg,
Ohio on June 8-10 for the 23rd Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' The
crown jewel extravaganza drew 79 Super Late Model competitors to
the 1/2-mile speedplant to vie for the whopping $100,000 winner's
check. Things kicked off at the "Big E" with a pair of
Twin 25 preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win
Brandon ran second in his heat race on Thursday night, but later
led all 25 circuits in the main event to bag the $5,000 payday over
Darrell Lanigan, Don O'Neal, Shane Clanton, and Tim McCreadie! On
Friday evening, Brandon placed third in his heat race before moving
up to ninth in the 25-lapper. When Saturday rolled around in the
Buckeye State, the Evans, Georgia star scored a heat race triumph,
led laps 12-55 of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' and eventually guided
his #116 Longhorn mount to a third place podium performance in the
100-lap spectacle behind only victor Scott Bloomquist and runner-up
Brandon Sheppard! View complete results from all three days at Eldora
Speedway by pointing your Internet browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Overton Wins at Boyd's Speedway;
Clinches Spring Nationals Title!!!
30, 2017) Brandon Overton and the #116 Dream Team
enjoyed a stellar Memorial Day holiday weekend (May 26-29), which
saw them amass a win, the Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series
Championship, and a trio of runner-up performances in the states
of Georgia and Tennessee! On Friday night at Boyd's Speedway in
Ringgold, Georgia, Brandon won his consolation race and later started
sixth on the grid in the 40-lap main event. The Evans, Georgia standout
then grabbed the point on the 22nd circuit and led the remainder
of the distance to pocket $4,000 for his eighth victory of 2017
over Donald McIntosh, Shanon Buckingham, Ricky Weiss, and David
At the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia on Saturday
evening, Brandon placed second in his B-Main before blasting up
to second in the $5,000 to win feature. On Sunday at Rome Speedway
in Rome, Georgia, Brandon tripped the clock second fastest in Group
B during qualifying prior to once again advancing up to a runner-up
effort in the $6,000 to win Spring Nationals finale. In the weekend
finale on Monday at the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap,
Tennessee, "Big Sexy" won his Ultimate Super Late Model
Series heat race, led the first eighteen circuits in the headliner,
and eventually settled for another runner-up performance in the
$10,000 to win A-Main. Brandon finished behind only winner Dale
McDowell in each of the last three races over the hectic holiday
weekend. Complete results can be found online at www.southernnationalsseries.com
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
Brandon Overton Runner-Up at Crossville;
Nets Top Five at Richmond
21, 2017) The Dream Team and driver Brandon Overton
headed to Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee and Richmond
Raceway in Richmond, Kentucky over the May 19-20 weekend for a pair
of special events. On Friday night at Crossville, the Schaeffer's
Oil Spring Nationals tour presided over a $4,000 to win shootout.
Brandon clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying
session and later led the first 39 circuits of the 40-lap feature.
Unfortunately, his #116 ride ran out of fuel and the Evans, Georgia
star limped to the checkers second behind only race winner Ricky
Weiss. With the runner-up effort, Brandon now finds himself on top
of the Spring Nationals point standings with only three races remaining.
At Richmond on Saturday evening, the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals
Bonus Series sanctioned the 'Mike Roland Memorial,' which boasted
a hefty $10,000 winner's check. Brandon laid down the sixth quickest
time in Group A during qualifying prior to running third in his
stacked heat race. "Big Sexy" then picked off six competitors
during the 50-lapper en route to a strong fifth place showing behind
only victor Tyler Carpenter, Zack Dohm, Chase Junghans, and Justin
Rattliff. Full results from both weekend shows can be viewed online
Overton Smokes 'Em at Smoky Mountain
for $10,000 Windfall!!!
15, 2017) Brandon Overton and the #116 Dream Team
stood tall in World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series victory
lane on Saturday evening, May 13 at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville,
Tennessee! Brandon ran second in his heat race, but drew the outside
front row starting spot for the 50-lap feature and wrestled away
the top position on the twentieth circuit. "Big Sexy"
then paced the stellar field for the remainder of the distance to
capture his seventh triumph of 2017 and the $10,000 windfall over
Chris Madden, Shane Clanton, Casey Roberts, and Brandon Sheppard!
In the weekend finale on Sunday night, May 14 at Duck River Raceway
Park in Wheel, Tennessee, Brandon placed third in his stacked heat
race prior to advancing up to fourth in the $10,000 to win WOOLMS
headliner to trail only victor Mike Marlar, Brandon Sheppard, and
Rick Eckert at the checkered flag. Full results from the Mother's
Day weekend doubleheader in the Volunteer State can be viewed online
Brandon Overton Conquers TST for
$4,000 Victory; Runner-Up at Rome!
8, 2017) Following mechanical issues on Friday night
at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina that led to a disappointing
twentieth place showing, Brandon Overton rebounded in a big way
by registering his sixth feature win of 2017 on Saturday evening,
May 6 at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama! Brandon stopped
the clock second quickest in his group during Southern All Stars
Dirt Racing Series (SAS) time trials and later started the 40-lapper
from the outside of the second row. The Evans, Georgia standout
then wrestled the point away from leader Dale McDowell on the 28th
circuit and drove to the $4,000 triumph over McDowell, Dallas Cooper,
Cory Hedgecock, and Todd Morrow!
Sunday's weekend finale then took place at Rome Speedway in Rome,
Georgia, as the Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over another
$4,000 to win shootout. Brandon clicked off the third fastest time
in his group during qualifying prior to rolling off from the inside
of the third row in the 40-lap main event. "Big Sexy"
then stormed to the front to grab the lead from laps 25-37, but
was forced to settle for a strong runner-up effort behind only victor
Dale McDowell. Complete results from each of the weekend races can
be accessed online at www.woolms.com,
Fuel Issues Doom Overton and #116
Team at Bulls Gap & Smoky Mountain
30, 2017) The #116 Dream Team entered a pair of
high-profile specials in east Tennessee over the April 28-29 weekend,
as they invaded Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap and Smoky Mountain
Speedway in Maryville. On Friday night at "The Gap," the
Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals Series presided over the annual
'Scott Sexton Memorial' and a $10,052 payday was on the line. Brandon
Overton fought fuel issues throughout the night and eventually relied
on a series provisional to gain access into the 52-lap headliner.
He was then the first retiree in the 'Scott Sexton Memorial' and
wound up twenty-second in the final finishing order, which dropped
the Evans, Georgia star to second in the current series point standings.
At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening, the Southern All Stars Dirt
Racing Series (SAS) came to town to sanction the 'Rockin with the
Stars 50,' which boasted a $7,500 winner's check. Brandon grabbed
the third transfer spot through his heat race and later rolled off
from the outside of the sixth row in the 50-lap main event. "Big
Sexy" once again encountered fuel problems during the A-Main
and wound up retiring in the twenty-fourth spot. Full results from
both Volunteer State facilities can be accessed online at www.volunteerspeedway.com
Brandon Overton Sweeps Spring Nationals
Weekend in Kentucky!!!
16, 2017) The 2017 win total for Brandon Overton
now stands at five following a Schaeffer's Oil Spring Nationals
Series sweep over the April 14-15 weekend in the Commonwealth of
Kentucky! On Friday night at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City,
Kentucky, Brandon clicked off the fastest lap overall of the 27
competitors during qualifying and later led all forty circuits in
the caution-free main event. At the checkers, Brandon had bested
Jason Jameson, Mike Marlar, Ricky Weiss, and Kent Robinson to claim
the $4,000 winners check!
At the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Saturday
evening, Brandon laid down the quickest time in Group B during the
qualifying session prior to picking up the win in the fast dash.
The Evans, Georgia star then led the first seven circuits of the
headliner before regaining the point on lap seventeen. Brandon,
who now leads the Spring Nationals point standings, held off all
challenges during the remainder of the wild 50-lapper to bag the
$5,000 payday over Mike Marlar, Devin Moran, Eric Wells, and Michael
Chilton! Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be viewed
online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
Overton Owns King of the Commonwealth
at VMS for $20,000 Win!
9, 2017) Brandon Overton, of Evans, Georgia, landed
the richest victory of his young career on Saturday evening, April
8 at the pristine Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia!
Brandon started off the night by posting the fastest lap in his
group during Ultimate Super Late Model Series qualifying prior to
scoring the win in heat race action. After starting the 60-lap 'King
of the Commonwealth' from the pole position, Brandon led laps 2-8
before taking the point for good from Jonathan Davenport on the
28th circuit. The driver known as "Big Sexy" then dominated
the remainder of the show to bag the whopping $20,000 winner's share
over Dale McDowell, Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport, and Chris Madden!
Complete results from last night at VMS can be accessed by clicking
(Larry Burnett Photo)
Brandon Overton Bags Top Fives at
Smoky Mountain and Duck River!
3, 2017) The #116 Dream Team headed to Boyd's Speedway
in Ringgold, Georgia, Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee,
and Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee from March 31-April
2 for a trio of lucrative Super Late Model showdowns. Things kicked
off on Friday night at Boyd's with a $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series battle. Brandon Overton timed in eighth fastest
in Group B during qualifying prior to placing third in his loaded
heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the outside of the
sixth row, Brandon wound up finishing tenth in the final rundown
at the Chattanooga-area facility.
On Saturday evening at Smoky Mountain, a $7,500 top prize was on
the line in the unsanctioned 'Spring Shootout.' After experiencing
some engine issues during time trials, Brandon blasted up to third
in his consolation race and fourth in the 50-lapper to finish behind
only winner Dale McDowell, Donald McIntosh, and Chris Ferguson.
In the $10,000 to win weekend finale on Sunday at Duck River, Brandon
laid down the fifth fastest lap overall during Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series qualifying before running third in his heat race. The
Evans, Georgia ace then rallied past four competitors during the
50-lap affair to cross underneath the checkers fourth behind only
victor Don O'Neal, Scott Bloomquist, and Tanner English. Full results
from all three races can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com