Team Closes Out 2017 Campaign in $20k Turkey 100
26, 2017) Brandon Overton and the #116 team closed
out their version of the 2017 racing season on November 24-25 in
the annual running of the 'Turkey 100' at Swainsboro Raceway in
Swainsboro, Georgia. The Crate Late Model biggie drew a stellar
41 car field - all of whom were eyeing the lucrative $20,000 paycheck.
On Friday night, Brandon laid down the quickest lap in his group
during the qualifying session prior to winning his loaded heat race.
After starting on the pole position in Saturday's 100-lap grand
finale, Brandon was running second early in the feature distance
when motor woes sent him pitside and relegated "Big Sexy"
to a disappointing twentieth place performance. Complete results
from the 'Turkey 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.swainsbororaceway.com.
Overton Sweeps Gobbler at Boyd's
for 20th and 21st Victory!!!
19, 2017) The Dream Team and driver Brandon Overton's
2017 win total now stands at twenty-one following a pair of victories
during the annual 'Gobbler' on Saturday, November 18 at Boyd's Speedway
in Ringgold, Georgia! In Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus
Series action at the Chattanooga-area facility, Brandon ran fourth
in his consolation event to earn the outside of the sixth row for
the start of the 50-lap feature. The Evans, Georgia rising star
then bolted to the front and grabbed the point on the 33rd circuit
before bagging the $5,000 payday over Donald McIntosh, Jadon Frame,
Riley Hickman, and Devin Moran. Behind the wheel of a Crate Late
Model, Brandon swept the program by setting Fast Time in qualifying
and leading flag-to-flag in the headliner to pocket an additional
$1,500 paycheck. Complete results from yesterday at Boyd's Speedway
can be accessed online at www.boydsspeedway.net.
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
Brandon Overton Scores $5,000 Crate
Late Model Win in National 100!
13, 2017) "Big Sexy" Brandon Overton and
the #116 team racked up their nineteenth feature win together in
2017 on Sunday, November 12 during the 'National 100' weekend at
East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama! Behind the
wheel of a Crate Late Model, Brandon knocked down the quickest time
in Group B during qualifying to earn the outside of the front row
for the start of the 50-lap feature event. Brandon then led each
and every circuit on the rugged racing surface to claim the $5,000
winner's check over Clint Smith, Mark Whitener, Ronnie Johnson,
and Cody Overton!
In Super Late Model action, the Evans, Georgia standout climbed
to fourth in Friday's show, which spilled over into Saturday afternoon,
to finish behind only $5,000 victor Jimmy Owens, Kyle Bronson, and
Tim McCreadie. In Saturday night's $5,000 to win prelim, Brandon
started eighth on the grid in the 43-lapper, but brake issues caused
him to retire prematurely in the twenty-fifth position. At EAMS
on Sunday evening in the $20,000 to win 'National 100,' Brandon
unfortunately broke a water pump during the 100-lap headliner and
wound up ninth in the attrition-filled race, which saw only six
cars finish the entire distance. Full results from the extended
weekend in Alabama can be viewed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
Overton Sixth in World Finals Opener
at Dirt Track at Charlotte
5, 2017) The Dream Team loaded up and hit the road
on November 2-4 for the 11th Annual 'World Finals' at the state-of-the-art
Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. The World of
Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned their final two races
of the 2017 season at the 4/10-mile speedplant over the weekend
and 75 competitors piled into the pit area to vie for the pair of
$12,000 top prizes. On Thursday evening in the two rounds of qualifying,
Brandon Overton clicked off the eighteenth fastest lap in Group
A in the first session and the seventeenth quickest time in Group
B during the final session.
At the Charlotte-area facility on Friday night, Brandon grabbed
the third and final transfer spot in his heat race prior to picking
off nine competitors during the 50-lap headliner en route to a strong
sixth place showing. In the weekend finale on Saturday, Brandon
placed fourth in his heat race and won his consolation event before
advancing up to twelfth in the 50-lapper. Complete results from
the ultra-busy 'World Finals,' which was contested in front of standing-room-only
crowds, can be located online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Brandon Overton Blitzes to Second
in Whynot's Fall Classic!!
29, 2017) Brandon Overton and the #116 team ventured
south to Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi on October
27-28 for the annual running of the 'Coors Light Fall Classic.'
The unsanctioned Super Late Model battle in the Magnolia State paid
$15,000 to the winner. Brandon knocked down the twelfth fastest
lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior to placing fourth
in his loaded heat race on Friday night. At Whynot on Saturday evening,
Brandon started the 100-lap headliner from the outside of the eighth
row and rocketed towards the front of the stellar field - even taking
the lead at one point from Scott Bloomquist if not for an ill-timed
caution flag. The Evans, Georgia standout then settled for a strong
runner-up effort behind the #0 car of Bloomquist, as the track turned
one-lane late in the feature distance. Full results from the 'Coors
Light Fall Classic' can be obtained online by clicking on www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.
Overton Battles Back from Early Incident
in DTWC; Finishes Eighth
22, 2017) Brandon Overton and the Dream Team invaded
Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio on October 20-21 for
the 37th edition of the 'Dirt Track World Championship.' The Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series season finale once again boasted a whopping
$100,000 top prize and attracted 72 of the top Super Late Model
teams from around the country. On Friday night, Brandon ran third
in his first heat race of the evening, while he placed second in
his final prelim. By virtue of amassing the eleventh most passing
points, Brandon rolled off from the inside of he sixth row in Saturday's
100-lap headliner. After getting caught up in an early incident
on lap 16, the Evans, Georgia standout battled back to earn a solid
eighth place performance at PRP. Full results from the DTWC weekend
can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.
Brandon Overton Advances Past Ten
Competitors in Fall Classic
15, 2017) The #116 team was back in Super Late Model
competition on October 13-14 at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City,
Kentucky, as the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series
sanctioned the 27th running of the 'Fall Classic.' A strong 34 car
field assembled at "Kentucky's Baddest Bullring" and all
eyes in attendance were fixated on the hefty $15,000 winner's check.
On Friday night during preliminary action, Brandon Overton laid
down the eleventh fastest lap in Group B during qualifying before
grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat
race. After starting Saturday's 75-lap feature event from the outside
of the seventh row, Brandon was on the move early and often throughout
the contest - eventually landing in the fourth finishing position
behind only victor Zack Dohm, Mike Marlar, and Eddie Carrier, Jr.
Complete results from Ponderosa Speedway can be accessed online
by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Overton Deep Fries Field at Duck
River for $14,000 Triumph!!!
2, 2017) Brandon Overton and the #116 Dream Team
racked up their eighteenth win together in 2017 on September 29-30
in the sixth edition of the unsanctioned 'Deep Fried 75' at Duck
River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee! Brandon posted the second
quickest qualifying lap on Friday night and later scored the victory
in his heat race. After starting Saturday's 75-lap feature event
from the outside of the front row, Brandon led each and every circuit
around the Volunteer State oval to pocket the $14,000 payday ahead
of Tyler Erb, Dane Dacus, Jason Jameson, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.!
On Sunday evening, October 1, the #116 team rolled into the historic
Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia for the annual running of the 'Rome
Showdown,' which was once again sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series. Brandon knocked down the third quickest time
in Group B during qualifying prior to running second in his loaded
heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in
the $10,000 to win main event and quickly moving up to the second
spot, the Evans, Georgia star unfortunately suffered a flat tire
on lap 20 and eventually salvaged a twelfth place showing in the
50-lapper. Full results from both weekend races can be accessed
online at www.duckriverracewaypark.com
(Connie Putnam Photo)
Brandon Overton Charges from Sixteenth
to Bag $20,000 at The Mag!
24, 2017) Evans, Georgia star Brandon Overton knocked
down his seventeenth victory of 2017 with the Dream Team over the
September 22-23 weekend at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus,
Mississippi during the annual 'Cotton Pickin 100!' Brandon posted
the sixth quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session
on Friday night and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer
spot through his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside
of the eighth row in Saturday's 100-lap headliner, Brandon charged
to the front of the talented field and eventually overtook leader
Jonathan Davenport with a slider on a lap 73 restart. "Big
Sexy" then led the remainder of the feature distance to pocket
the hefty $20,000 top prize over Mike Marlar, Jonathan Davenport,
Kyle Bronson, and Dane Dacus! Full results from the winning weekend
at "The Mag" can be accessed by clicking on www.magnoliadirt.com.
(Zach Yost Photo)
Overton Wires Field in World 100
Prelim on Thursday for $10,000 Win!
10, 2017) Brandon Overton's 2017 win total now stands
at sixteen following an impressive prelim triumph in the 47th Annual
'World 100' weekend (September 7-9) at the famed Eldora Speedway
in Rossburg, Ohio! On Thursday night, Brandon - sporting a sweet
throwback paint scheme in homage to Randy Weaver - won his heat
race in preliminary action and later led all 25 circuits in his
main event to claim the $10,000 winner's check over Chris Madden,
Don O'Neal, Zack Dohm, and Earl Pearson, Jr.! In Friday's Twin 25
show at the "Big E," Brandon unfortunately missed out
on his 25-lapper after finishing seventh in his stacked heat race
and fourth in his B-Main.
When Saturday rolled around at the hallowed 1/2-mile speedplant,
all eyes on the Dream Team were focused on the hefty $50,000 paycheck
in the 'World 100.' In front of a record crowd, Brandon grabbed
the third and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race and
later started the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza from the inside
of the ninth row. The Evans, Georgia standout then charged through
the talented field and advanced up to second, which is where he
ran from lap 60 to lap 89. Unfortunately, a few miscues after a
late race restart while going for the win dropped "Big Sexy"
to eleventh in the final finishing order. Complete results from
the most prestigious race in our industry can be viewed online at
Brandon Overton Accumulates Trio
of Top Fives Over Hectic Weekend!
21, 2017) The #116 team and driver Brandon Overton
were extremely busy over the August 17-20 weekend with four special
events on their schedule in the states of Tennessee and Georgia.
The Ultimate Super Late Model Series kicked things off with two
shows at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee and Crossville
Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee. On Thursday night in the $10,000
to win 'Scorcher' at Bulls Gap, Brandon earned Fast Time honors
in qualifying, ran second in his heat race, and later unfortunately
suffered a flat tire in the 50-lap main event that led to a sixteenth
place showing. At Crossville on Friday evening, Brandon knocked
down the tenth quickest lap during the qualifying session prior
to blasting past six competitors during the $4,000 to win feature
en route to a fourth place performance behind only victor Joey Coulter,
Ross Bailes, and Billy Ogle, Jr.
The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series then took center
stage by sanctioning a pair of lucrative races at North Georgia
Speedway in Chatsworth, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia.
At North Georgia on Saturday, Brandon scored a victory in his heat
race before placing third and on the podium in the $10,000 to win
headliner behind only race winner Mike Marlar and runner-up Dale
McDowell. In the weekend finale on Sunday at Rome, which boasted
a $5,300 paycheck, the Evans, Georgia ace won his heat race in preliminary
action, led laps 16-23 in the feature, and eventually was scored
second at the checkered flag behind only Mike Marlar. Full results
from the action-packed weekend can be viewed online at www.ultimatesupers.com
Overton Flexes Muscle Throughout
N/S 100 Weekend; Finishes Sixth!
13, 2017) Brandon Overton and the Dream Team drove
through the pit gate at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union,
Kentucky on August 10-12 for a pair of lucrative Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series showdowns. Things started at the undersized 1/2-mile
speedplant on Thursday evening with the 'North/South Shootout,'
which paid $10,000 to the winner. Brandon knocked down the second
quickest time in Group A during qualifying prior to scoring the
victory in his heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the
inside of the second row, Brandon slipped back a few spots in the
caution-free affair and wound up seventh in the final finishing
On Friday night, preliminary action for the 35th Annual 'North/South
100' kicked off at the Cincinnati-area venue with a double set of
qualifying heat races. Brandon ran fifth in his first heat race
of the evening before winning his final prelim. After racking up
the eleventh most passing points in doing so, the Evans, Georgia
standout rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in Saturday's
$50,000 to win headliner. During the course of the 100-lap grind,
Brandon steered past a handful of competitors and crossed underneath
the checkers sixth behind only winner Tim McCreadie, Bobby Pierce,
Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Darrell Lanigan! Complete results
from the crown jewel show can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals
Series Nightly Results for #116 Team...
29, 2017) The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals
Series wrapped up tonight at Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee
in front of a huge crowd! Brandon Overton posted the second quickest
lap in Group B during qualifying before taking the victory in his
heat race. After starting the 51-lap grand finale from the outside
of the second row, Brandon drove past leader Donald McIntosh with
only two laps remaining to score the $10,000 windfall over McIntosh,
Billy Ogle, Jr., Dakotah Knuckles, and Shanon Buckingham. The triumph
tonight at the bad-fast "Taz" also secured Brandon the
2017 Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series Championship!!!
(McLeod Media Services Photo)
(July 28, 2017) With
widespread rain and a dooming forecast, officials from the Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series and Smoky Mountain Speedway opted
to call off tonight's race, which was scheduled to pay $5,300 to
the winner in Maryville, Tennessee. With the rain-out, the lone
points-paying race left in the 2017 miniseries will be tomorrow
evening at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee
and Brandon Overton will come into the $10,000 to win finale with
a twenty point lead over Shanon Buckingham!
27, 2017) After a few days off from the Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series grind, Brandon Overton and the #116
team made the trip to Crossville Speedway in Crossville, Tennessee
tonight for a $3,500 to win showdown. Only a few miles from the
Dream Team's race shop, Brandon swept the evening's racing activities
to stretch his current miniseries point lead. After setting Fast
Time during qualifying to earn the pole position for the 35-lapper,
Brandon dominated the feature in leading from flag-to-flag to garner
the $3,500 payday ahead of Donald McIntosh, Craig Vosbergen, Shanon
Buckingham, and Ben Nicastri! (McLeod Media Services
24, 2017) Brandon Overton dominated tonight's Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series program at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold,
Georgia to wrestle back the miniseries point lead! Brandon posted
the fastest lap in Group A during time trials to earn the pole position
for the 35-lap feature event. "Big Sexy" then led each
and every circuit of the race at the Chattanooga-area facility to
score the $3,500 windfall over Craig Vosbergen, Casey Roberts, Ronnie
Johnson, and Jake Knowles! The flag-to-flag win tonight at Boyd's
marked Brandon's thirteenth trip to victory lane so far during the
2017 racing season!!! (McLeod Media Services
(July 23, 2017) Tonight's
scheduled $5,300 to win Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series
throwdown at Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia was unfortunately rained
out late in the afternoon. It has been rescheduled as a non-points
event for Sunday, August 20. Brandon Overton currently finds himself
a close third in the series point standings - only two markers behind
co-leaders Donald McIntosh and Shanon Buckingham.
(July 22, 2017) A
short trip over to Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia greeted
the #116 team today for the 18th edition of the 'Rebel Yell,' which
boasted a $10,053 top prize. Brandon Overton laid down the quickest
lap overall during qualifying to earn Fast Time honors prior to
scoring an impressive heat race victory. After starting the 51-lap
contest from the outside of the front row, Brandon controlled the
stellar field for the first 39 circuits before suffering a flat
right rear tire while leading. He rebounded from the tail of lead
lap cars to salvage a seventh place outing in the sixth Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series event of 2017.
(July 21, 2017) Brandon
Overton and the #116 team made the three-hour overnight trek to
Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia for tonight's fifth round
of Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series competition. A strong
28 car field assembled at the Peach State speedplant and all eyes
were focused on the $5,300 payday. Brandon clicked off the second
fastest lap in Group A during time trials and later started the
53-lap main event from the inside of the second row. After leading
a handful of laps early in the contest, Brandon suffered a flat
tire before rallying all the way back up to second. The Evans, Georgia
standout eventually retired late in the attrition-filled race; however,
and was relegated to a sixth place showing, as only five cars finished
the entire distance.
(July 20, 2017) Another
night, another state for the Dream Team, as they followed the Schaeffer's
Oil Southern Nationals Series south to the gray gumbo of Senoia
Raceway in Senoia, Georgia tonight for a $3,500 to win duel. Brandon
Overton knocked down the second quickest time in Group A during
the qualifying session, which automatically locked him into the
inside of the second row for the start of the 35-lap headliner.
"Big Sexy" then moved up to second during the course of
the race to record a stellar runner-up performance behind only victor
(July 18, 2017) Round
three of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series took the
#116 team to 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee tonight for
a $3,500 to win battle. Brandon Overton posted the third quickest
time in Group A during qualifying before placing second in heat
race action. Brandon then started the 35-lapper from the inside
of the fifth row and unfortunately fell back a few spots early in
the distance. The Evans, Georgia star then rallied back up inside
of the top ten and eventually knocked down a sixth place effort
behind only winner Donald McIntosh, Vic Hill, Jake Knowles, David
Doherty, and Jason Cardwell.
17, 2017) Brandon Overton, of Evans, Georgia, recorded
his second career Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series triumph
tonight at Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina! Brandon
earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session at the 1/4-mile
bullring and later led all 35 circuits of the main event from the
pole position. "Big Sexy" claimed the $3,500 payday for
his twelfth victory overall by beating Casey Roberts, Shanon Buckingham,
Craig Vosbergen, and Steve Casebolt to the checkered flag. Brandon
also grabbed the point lead in the eleven race miniseries with his
win tonight in the Tarheel State! (McLeod Media
(July 15, 2017) The
2017 edition of the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series tour
kicked off earlier tonight at the picturesque Wythe Raceway in Rural
Retreat, Virginia. A strong field of 28 competitors signed into
the pit area at the 1/2-mile speedplant to vie for the $10,000 winner's
check in the miniseries lid lifter. Brandon Overton tripped the
clock third fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to picking
up a heat race triumph. After starting the 53-lap feature from the
outside of the front row, Brandon survived the attrition-filled
race by finishing in the second position behind only victor Vic
Overton Records $10,000 Triumph in
Grassy Smith Memorial!
9, 2017) The eleventh win of the 2017 racing season
for the #116 Dream Team came on Friday evening, July 7 at the historic
Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina! Brandon Overton laid
down the quickest time in Group B during Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series qualifying prior to running second in his heat race. After
starting the 50-lap 'Grassy Smith Memorial' from the outside of
the third row, Brandon made the winning pass on leader Jonathan
Davenport on the 41st circuit and led the remainder of the show
to pocket the $10,000 windfall. Finishing behind his #116 Longhorn
by Weaver were Josh Richards, Jimmy Owens, Scott Bloomquist, and
A night later, the team was in the pit area on Saturday night at
Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee for the $12,000
to win 'Mountain Moonshine Classic,' which was also sanctioned by
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Brandon timed in second quickest
in Group B during the qualifying session and later placed second
in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of
the fourth row in the 60-lap headliner, the Evans, Georgia standout
bolted towards the front to eventually record an impressive runner-up
showing behind only race winner Jimmy Owens. Full results from both
weekend races can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
Brandon Overton Claims Richest Career
Victory in Firecracker 100!!!
25, 2017) Brandon Overton, of Evans, Georgia, bagged
his richest career victory on Saturday evening, June 24 in the annual
running of the 'Firecracker 100' at Lernerville Speedway in Sarver,
Pennsylvania! Brandon qualified eighth fastest in Group B during
the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series time trial session
prior to blasting to the front of his heat race to record the win.
After drawing the pole position for the 100-lap grind, Brandon led
each and every circuit during the caution-free affair to claim the
whopping $30,000 winner's check over Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie,
Don O'Neal, and Chris Madden!
Earlier in the day/night doubleheader yesterday, "Big Sexy"
placed second in his heat race for the $6,000 to win afternoon show,
but was later involved in a wreck late in the 30-lap prelim and
eventually wound up twentieth in the final finishing order. Full
results from the rain-plagued 'Firecracker 100' weekend at Lernerville
can be accessed by pointing your web browser to www.woolms.com.
(Jason Shank Photo)
Overton 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.