SWR Racing and Brandon Overton Amicably
13, 2018) Announced today by both parties, SWR Racing
in Crossville, Tennessee and driver Brandon Overton have amicably
parted ways on the heels of a disappointing 'Dirt Late Model Dream'
weekend at Eldora (OH) Speedway and will go different directions
for the remainder of the 2018 racing season. The combination collected
21 wins together in 2017 including nine that paid over $10,000,
but only visited victory lane together twice so far in 2018. According
to team manager Randy Weaver, the crew is currently refurbishing
their equipment and will soon start building a new car at the shop
to close out the remainder of the season with a different driver
to be announced at a later date. More details will be released as
they become available... (Todd Healy Photo)
Big Sexy Involved in Heat Race Wreck
at Eldora; Scratches from Dream
10, 2018) Brandon Overton and the #116 team invaded
Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 7-9 for the annual running
of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' With Thursday night's prelim pushed
back to Friday afternoon due to heavy rain, Brandon was battling
for the lead in his heat race on the opening lap when he was knocked
up into the wall by another competitor. The #116 ride sustained
major damage and Brandon was not only kept out of the $5,000 to
win preliminary feature, but was forced to scratch from the remainder
of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' weekend. Full results from the disappointing
weekend can be found online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
Overton Ninth in WOOLMS Points Following
3, 2018) Next up on the racing calendar for the
#116 Dream Team was a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman
Late Model Series throwdowns in east Tennessee over the June 1-2
weekend. On Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee,
Brandon Overton ran fifth in his loaded heat race and was making
a charge in the 50-lap feature event until getting into the wall,
which dropped him to twentieth in the final rundown. At Volunteer
Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on Saturday evening, Brandon once
again placed fifth in his heat race before overheating issues caused
him to retire from the 50-lapper in the twenty-fourth position.
The Evans, Georgia standout now finds himself ninth in the latest
version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results from the Volunteer
State can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Brandon Overton Ventures North to
Indiana and Grabs $10,000 Payday!
28, 2018) After Mother Nature ruined their plans
to race in the Southeast over the Memorial Day holiday weekend,
Brandon Overton and the Dream Team ventured north to Daugherty Speedway
in Boswell, Indiana on May 26-27 and promptly put the #116 in victory
lane for the second time in 2018! Brandon ran second in his heat
race on Saturday night, which enabled the Evans, Georgia standout
to start Sunday's 50-lap 'Dick Potts Memorial' from the inside of
the second row. Brandon then bolted to the race lead on the first
circuit and never looked back en route to capturing the $10,000
top prize ahead of Kent Robinson, Tanner English, Chad Stapleton,
and Jason Feger! Complete results from the Ultimate Battle of the
Bluegrass Super Late Model Series special can be found online by
(Lindsey Dunn Photo)
Overton Ninth in First in Flight
100; Eighth in Current WOOLMS Points
13, 2018) The #116 team and driver Brandon Overton
were in the pit area at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville,
North Carolina on May 11-12 for the inaugural running of the 'First
in Flight 100.' The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series
presided over the $25,001 to win contest, which was held in honor
of Mr. Carlton Lamm. In preliminary action on Friday night, Brandon
placed second in his stacked heat race prior to finishing fifth
in the $2,001 to win "Big C Dash for Cash." After starting
Saturday's 100-lap grand finale from the inside of the third row,
Brandon eventually slipped back to finish ninth in the final rundown.
He still sits eighth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings
exiting the Tarheel State. Full results from the big weekend in
Fayetteville can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.
Brandon Overton Knocks Down Top Five
in Tripleheader Finale at Senoia
6, 2018) The Dream Team traveled to the states of
Georgia and South Carolina from May 3-5 for a trio of World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series specials - each of which paid $10,000
to the winner. On Thursday night at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia,
Georgia, Brandon Overton fought brake problems all night in finishing
seventh in his heat race, sixth in the B-Main, and sixteenth in
the 50-lap feature event. At Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South
Carolina on Friday evening, Brandon placed third in his heat race
and drove to the front in the 50-lap main event to battle for the
lead before a flat right rear tire relegated him to fourteenth in
the final finishing order. In Saturday's weekend finale on the "gray
gumbo" at Senoia Raceway in Senoia, Georgia, Brandon ran second
in his heat race prior to knocking down a strong fifth place showing
in the 50-lapper behind only winner Chris Madden, Michael Page,
Dale McDowell, and Mike Marlar. Full results from all three races
can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Overton Climbs to Eighth in Tennessee
Tipoff Classic Opener at SMS
29, 2018) The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series took the #116 team to Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville,
Tennessee on April 27-28 for the annual running of the 'Tennessee
Tipoff Classic,' which featured a pair of $10,000 to win programs.
On Friday night in the weekend opener, Brandon Overton placed seventh
in his loaded heat race, won the B-Main, and later scooted past
eleven competitors during the 50-lapper on his way to a steady eighth
place showing. At Smoky Mountain on Saturday evening in the 'Tennessee
Tipoff Classic' finale, Brandon ran third in heat race action, but
dropped a driveshaft during the 50-lap headliner and retired in
the twenty-fourth spot. The Evans, Georgia star still sits seventh
in the latest version of the heated WOOLMS point standings exiting
the Volunteer State. Full results from both weekend showdowns can
be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Brandon Overton Up to Seventh in
WoO Points After Queen City Shootout
22, 2018) The Dream Team and driver Brandon Overton
finally got back to racing on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late
Model Series tour over the April 20-21 weekend in the two-day 'Queen
City Shootout' at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi!
In Friday's $10,000 to win weekend opener, Brandon was forced to
utilize a series provisional before rolling past eleven competitors
in the 50-lap main event to salvage a twelfth place feature showing.
On Saturday night in another $10,000 to win battle at Whynot, Brandon
grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his heat race prior to
advancing by eight racecars during the 50-lapper en route to an
eighth place effort. The Evans, Georgia standout now sits seventh
in the latest WOOLMS point standings exiting the state of Mississippi.
Full results can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
Overton Sees Rain in Illinois; Rallies
to Top Five in King of the Commonwealth
15, 2018) After the two-day 'Illini 100' at Farmer
City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois fell victim to inclement weather
on Friday, the #116 team made the long trek to Virginia Motor Speedway
in Jamaica, Virginia for Saturday evening's $20,000 to win 'King
of the Commonwealth.' The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided
over the single-day mega-event, which drew a whopping 56 entrants.
Brandon Overton posted the fifth fastest lap in Group B during the
qualifying session before finishing third in his loaded heat race.
The Evans, Georgia standout then rolled off from the outside of
the eighth row in the 60-lap headliner and promptly drove past eleven
competitors during the feature distance to secure a strong fifth
place showing. Brandon trailed only victor Jonathan Davenport, Scott
Bloomquist, Chris Madden, and Tim McCreadie in this year's edition
of the 'King of the Commonwealth.' Complete results from last night
at VMS can be obtained online at www.ultimatesupers.com.