Season 2018 Plans Announced for Dream Team!!!
19, 2017) Fresh off an impressive 21 win season
together, Brandon Overton and the Dream Team posted some early-season
2018 schedule dates recently online at www.brandonoverton.net! Brandon
is scheduled to kick off his '18 campaign with Speedweeks dates
in February at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia, Screven
Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Georgia, and Volusia Speedway Park in
Barberville, Florida. From there, the #116 team has committed to
follow the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour through
the $25,000 to win 'First in Flight 100' at Fayetteville Motor Speedway
in Fayetteville, North Carolina on May 11-12 before finalizing plans
for the rest of the season. Click on the SCHEDULE
page of www.brandonoverton.net to view all of the current confirmed
2018 schedule dates. (McLeod Media Services Photo)
Dream 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.