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February 16, 2021
Brandon Overton Sails to First Volusia Speedway Park Victory
EVANS, Ga. (02/16/21) – Brandon Overton led all 40 laps of Friday night’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series main event at Voluisa Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. for a $10,000 payday.
The Georgian’s first-ever victory at the half-mile oval came aboard the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.
“Hell man I’m excited. I’ve been wanting one of these alligators (Volusia’s unique DIRTcar Nationals trophy) for a long time so I finally get me one,” said Overton. “I’ve had the lowest of lows here, driving other people’s cars and my own stuff. I’ve never been really good here, so to finally get it, it’s a relief I’m telling you.
For the opening round of the 50th Annual DIRTcar Nationals, Brandon Overton was one of 51 Late Models on hand at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Fla.) on Monday afternoon for the $7,000 prize. Following the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Bobby Pierce, Overton secured his spot into the opening night feature with an eight-lap heat race victory. Locked into the sixth-starting position, Brandon faded one spot in the 30-lapper to register a seventh-place finish. (Josh James Artwork photo)
The following night for another $7,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon outran Rick Eckert in his heat race to pick up the win. Earning the fifth-starting position for the feature, Overton was unable to gain any ground in the 30-lap affair, dropping him to sixth when the checkered flag flew.
In a field of 51 cars on Wednesday as the remainder of the weekend shifted under the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series banner, Overton topped the speed charts in qualifying before scoring a runner-up finish in his heat behind Bobby Pierce. Rolling off seventh for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Brandon was running in fourth when another car spun around in front of him on lap 34, leaving him no where to go. His car sustained heavy damage but was able to walk away unharmed.
On Thursday evening, Brandon ran into issues with his rear-end housing in his heat that dropped him from the race. Charging from the tail of the field to pick up the win in his B-Main, Overton locked into the 20th-starting position for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Brandon was involved in a multi-car tangle on the opening lap that saw him retire with right-front damage.
With the field reduced to 38 cars on Friday afternoon, Overton followed up the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Scott Bloomquist with an eight-lap heat race victory. Leading wire-to-wire in the 40-lap feature, Brandon cruised to his 14th career World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory and second win of the season over Devin Moran, Kyle Bronson, Chris Madden, and Rick Eckert. He took the checkers 2.887 seconds ahead of Moran to pocket $10,000.
“I dread … every time I look at the schedule and I see Volusia, I’m like, ‘God I jsfa there. I don’t want to go there.’ But we keep working on it and working on it and we finally got it. I just want to thank my crew. They’ve busted their butts. We tore up a motor and tore up a car. Kent, Steve, Ryan and Britt … I’ve got a whole list of ‘em. There’s a whole group of people who help me do this and I’m just fortunate to keep getting to drive good race cars.”
Persistent rain overnight washed-out Saturday’s 50th Annual DIRTcar Nationals finale.
To learn more about these events, please visit www.DIRTcar.com and www.WorldofOutlaws.com.
The team is currently finalizing their upcoming schedule. As dates are nailed down, they’ll be posted at www.BrandonOverton76.com.
Brandon Overton would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Crossfit Overton, Wells Motorsports, Allstar Concrete, Longhorn Chassis by Wells, Big Dog Stump and Tree, RW Powell Construction, Convenient Lube, Big Blue Smoke House, Doug Campbell Body Shop, Clements Racing Engines, Penske Shocks, Hoosier by Brian, Top Notch Kustom Koncepts, Steering Buddy, Impact Race Gear, Swift Springs, Penn Grade Oil, Quarter Master, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Wilwood, All-Star Performance, Wehrs Machine, Schoenfeld, Winters Performance, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Fast Shafts, AFCO Racing Products, COMP Cams, Quickcar Products, and MSR Mafia Marketing Services.
For the latest information concerning Brandon Overton, please visit www.BrandonOverton76.com. To learn more about Wells Motorsports, visit www.WellsAndSonsMotorsports.com.
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