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Brandon Overton Sweeps Through Sunoco North/South 100 Weekend

By Ben Shelton

Photo Credit: Josh James Artwork image

EVANS, Ga. (08/16/21) – Brandon Overton triumphantly swept through another crown jewel weekend. His latest conquest came during the 39th annual Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 weekend at Florence (Ky.) Speedway.

He began things with a $10,000 Sunoco North/South Shootout win on Thursday night and added a $50,000 triumph in the Sunoco Race Fuels North/South 100 finale on Saturday night.

With the victories Overton’s win total for 2021 increased to 21 in his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.

Winning the most prestigious Dirt Late Model race in his car owner David Wells’s home state of Kentucky gave his performance some extra juice.

“I know this place means a lot to ‘em,” Overton said of his boss and Wells’ son Eric, who decided together to hire Overton in late 2019. “I’ve been a nervous wreck all day because I really wanted this one really bad. I know it’s special to them. It makes me happy to make them happy.

“I’ll tell you what, that thing was awesome. About anybody could’ve drove it tonight. We’ve been working really hard on it and it definitely paid off.”

Wells Motorsports and Brandon Overton ventured to Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) on Thursday afternoon to chase the $10,000 top prize in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned, Sunoco North-South Shootout.

After topping the 46-car field in time trials to claim the $2,043 Allstar Performance fast time honors, Overton dashed to an eight-lap heat race victory. With polesitter Ricky Thornton Jr. setting the pace early in the feature, Brandon faded in the opening laps but began his pursuit for Thornton after disposing of Tim McCreadie for second following a lap-12 restart.

Sliding ahead of Thornton Jr. two circuits later, Overton ran away with his 20th victory of the season and ninth career series triumph. He took the checkers ahead of Thornton Jr., Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, and Jonathan Davenport to pocket $10,000.

With a pair of heat races on Friday afternoon highlighting preliminary action for the 39th annual North/South 100, Brandon finished second in his first round heat race before picking up a 12-lap heat race victory in the second round after sitting through a lengthy rain delay.

Earning the third-starting position for the Sunoco North/South 100 on Saturday evening, Overton whizzed past early pacesetter Tim McCreadie on the 22nd circuit and paced the field for the remainder of the 100-lapper to secure his 21st win of the 2021 campaign and a $50,000 prize. His 10th career LOLMDS triumph came ahead of McCreadie, Jonathan Davenport, Jimmy Owens, and Josh Rice.

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

Overton now has his sights set on another crown jewel victory this coming weekend as he treks west to Mooney Starr’s Batesville (Ark.) Motor Speedway for the 29th annual COMP Cams Topless 100. The weekend opens with a pair of $5,000-to-win programs on Thursday and Friday with a $40,000-to-win finale slated for Saturday.

The weekend is co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the COMP Cams Super Dirt Series.

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 .

Photo Credit: Josh James Artwork image

By Ben Shelton | MSR Mafia Marketing Services

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