Calera, AL -- Brandon Overton spent much of his weekend trying to dodge Mother Nature in his Franklin Fence & Erosion Control #76 BCI Asphalt/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Vic Hill Racing Engine Super Late Model. After starting the weekend in the rain-altered 48th annual World 100 at Eldora Speedway, the team made the long trek south to Screven Motor Speedway on Saturday night. The long tow paid big dividends as he rocketed to the $10,000 win in the Rebel Yell.

 

“I adjusted my car after that heat race, and it was definitely the wrong thing to do. My car was way better early on in the night than it was in that feature," winner Brandon Overton said. "But I got lucky hanging on. I saw Casey (Roberts) down there a couple of times. This was a long weekend with a lot of windshield time for our team, but everyone worked hard and we got another win."

 

Thursday night brought Franklin Enterprises and Brandon Overton to Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio), where they were kicking off the 48th annual World 100. Drawing 101 Super Late Models for a pair of preliminary features, Brandon passed three cars in his 10-lap heat race to register a third-place finish. Earning the 13th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win opening night feature, Overton advanced a single position to a 12th-place finish.

 

Friday and Saturday's programs were postponed by Mother Nature to October 12th and 13th.

 

With the balance of the World 100 weekend put on pause the team hightailed south to Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia) for the Southern All Star Series sanctioned Rebel Yell on Saturday evening.

 

Laying down the fastest time overall in a field of 27 cars, Overton earned the pole position for the A-Main.

 

Holding off Casey Roberts in the closing laps, Brandon Overton led wire-to-wire en route to his seventh win of the season with Franklin Enterprises and a $10,000 payday. Roberts, Chris Ferguson, Shanon Buckingham and Brent Dixon completed the Top-5 finishers in the 60-lapper.

 

For full results from these events, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com and www.SASDirt.com .

 

The team is back on the road this weekend – September 13-15 – with a trip to Knoxville Raceway (Knoxville, Iowa), where he’ll compete in the 15th annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals. On Thursday and Friday evening there will be a $7,000 prize on the line each night with Saturday night posting a $40,000 top prize for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) event.

 

For more information on the event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com .

 

-MSR Mafia Marketing Press Release

-Photo credit: MSR Mafia

(7)

Eldora to Screven Long Haul Pays Off for Overton