2017 Tour Right Around
the Corner for #116 Dream Team!
16, 2017) Following their season-ending 'Gobbler'
victory together, Brandon Overton and the Randy Weaver Racing
team have been gearing up for a busy 2017 campaign, which
is scheduled to start for them during "Speedweeks"
at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia, East Bay Raceway
Park in Gibsonton, Florida, Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania,
Georgia, and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida.
In all and weather pending, Brandon will enter eleven special
events at those four venues from February 10-25. From there,
the #116 team will compete in a diversified schedule including
all of the Spring Nationals Series and Southern Nationals
Series shows, along with high-profile races across the country.
You can view these confirmed schedule dates by clicking on
page of the website! (Thomas
Overton and Dream
Team Cashes $10,000 Gobbler Win in Season Finale!!!
20, 2016) The Randy Weaver Racing team and
new driver Brandon Overton claimed their first victory together
in their 2016 season finale on November 18-19 at Boyd's Speedway
in Ringgold, Georgia! On Friday night, Brandon timed in second
quickest in Group B during Southern Nationals Bonus Series
qualifying prior to scoring the victory in his heat race.
At the Chattanooga-area facility on Saturday evening, Brandon
started the 60-lap 'Gobbler' from the outside of the second
row. The Evans, Georgia ace then bolted to the front and grabbed
the point from leader Chris Madden on the twentieth circuit
before leading the remainder of the feature distance to pocket
the $10,000 windfall ahead of Madden, Donald McIntosh, Dale
McDowell, and Jason Hiett! Complete results from the season-ending
'Gobbler' weekend can be viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Brandon Overton Third
Again in $10,000 Showdown at Senoia!
13, 2016) Brandon Overton and the Randy Weaver
Racing team made their way to Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia
on November 11-12 for the inaugural running of the 'Showdown
at Senoia,' which was sanctioned by the Southern Nationals
Bonus Series. On Friday night, Brandon laid down the quickest
lap in Group B during the qualifying session and later ran
second in his loaded heat race. After starting Saturday's
$10,000 to win feature event from the outside of the third
row, Brandon worked his way past a trio of competitors during
the 60-lapper on his way to a stellar third place podium effort
behind only victor Shane Clanton and runner-up Michael Page.
Full results from the 'Showdown at Senoia' weekend can be
viewed online at www.southernnationalsseries.com.
Overton Makes Splash
in Dream Debut; Finishes on Podium in National 100
7, 2016) Randy Weaver Racing rolled into the
historic East Alabama Motor Speedway on November 4-6 for the
42nd edition of the 'National 100.' For the first time, three
complete shows were held at the Phenix City, Alabama venue
and things kicked off with a pair of $5,000 to win preliminary
programs. On Friday night, new driver Brandon Overton weighed
in light following his qualifying effort, but rebounded to
finish fifth in his B-Main and fifteenth in the 42-lap feature
event. At EAMS on Saturday evening, Brandon clicked off the
fastest lap in Group B during time trials, led the first nine
circuits of the 42-lapper, and eventually wound up third in
the final finishing order behind only victor Tim McCreadie
and runner-up Don O'Neal.
After accumulating the sixth most points in preliminary action,
Brandon started Sunday's 100-lap headliner from the outside
of the third row. The Evans, Georgia standout blitzed all
the way up to the second position before eventually settling
for another impressive third place performance in the $20,000
to win mega-event. Brandon finished on the podium behind only
race winner Dennis Erb, Jr. and runner-up Tim McCreadie. Full
results from the extended 'National 100' weekend can be viewed
online at www.eamsdirt.com.
Randy Weaver Tabs
Brandon Overton as Full-Time Driver of #116 Dream Ride
1, 2016) Randy "Dream" Weaver and
team owner Chip Stone have announced today that Appling, Georgia
native Brandon Overton has been tabbed as the full-time driver
of their Dream Ride effective immediately. Randy, who has
been sidelined with a serious concussion since a nasty flip
on April 2 during the 'Bama Bash' at East Alabama Motor Speedway,
has decided to officially retire and will now hand over the
steering wheel to Overton - who will ironically make his first
start in the #116 Longhorn by Weaver in this weekend's 'National
100' at the same Phenix City, Alabama venue. Randy is the
proud owner of 361 career feature victories, while he is also
a 14-time Track Champion at various facilities across the
Volunteer State of Tennessee and a 3-time Southern All Stars
Dirt Racing Series (SAS) Champion. (MRM
"I'm not ashamed to say it, but the Lord steered me
in a different direction following that flip at East Alabama
and really changed the way I look at life," exclaimed
Weaver earlier today via telephone. "I am getting better
from the concussion, but I am still not medically cleared
to race and it's just the right time to retire. I always said
I wanted to win 350 races before I got to that point and I
accomplished that mark last year, so now it's time to phase
into the next chapter, which will include putting 100% of
my efforts into growing the Outlaw Racing Southeast business
and managing the race team."
"Fans will still see me at the race track, but in a
different capacity helping our Longhorn by Weaver clients
and of course overseeing the #116 team," he went on to
say. "I can't thank all of my fans, sponsors, and crew
members from throughout the years enough for all of their
help and support - it was a fun ride racing for those 25+
seasons!" | MORE