Brandon Overton

Wells Motorsports
Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, MN) – Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) – NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 – July 7th-9th, 2022. (Heath Lawson photo)


Brandon Overton

Overton pockets $50,000 Gopher 50 at Deer Creek Speedway

Brandon Overton added another accolade to his coveted accomplishment list on Saturday night with a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) victory in the NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 at Deer Creek Speedway.

He received $50,000 for his winning performance aboard his Wells & Sons Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines - powered Super Late Model.

Overton led three times, taking the lead for the final time on the 23rd circuit. While he paced the final 53 laps, he had to withstand a three-lap dash to the checkers, following a late-race caution, to claim the mega win.

“You ever heard the phrase sitting duck?” Overton quipped in Victory Lane. “That’s what I felt like out there. I probably just got lucky there at the end. You have heard of the phrase ‘sittin’ duck’ that’s what I felt out there. I know (Chris) Madden had come from a ways back. I tried to not slip the tires there on that last restart. He (Madden) has been awfully good. Like I said, what an unbelievable feeling to get us one at Deer Creek (Speedway). I am as happy as I could be.”

Wednesday night found Brandon Overton and the Wells Motorsports team kicking off a four-day stretch of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) action with a trip to Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa).

With his 13.617-second lap in time trials earning him the Allstar Performance Fast Time award, Overton went onto lock his spot into the feature with a heat race win. Starting on the pole for the $10,000-to-win opener, Brandon took part in a heated battle with Hudson O'Neal and Mike Marlar throughout the 40-lapper but settled with second when the checkered flag flew. He trailed O'Neal to the checkers with Marlar coming third.

On Thursday, Overton trekked to Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minn.) to kick off the NAPA Auto Parts Gopher 50 weekend with a pair of prelims. Starting the feature in fifth via a runner-up heat finish, Brandon lost one spot in the 25-lap affair to finish sixth.

For another $5,000-to-win preliminary on Friday, Brandon improved three spots from the fifth-starting position in the A-Main to place second.

With preliminary results placing him on the pole for Saturday's finale, Overton turned back a late charge from Chris Madden in the 75-lapper to capture his ninth win of the season and a $50,000 prize. He recorded his 13th-career LOLMDS victory ahead of Chris Madden, Tim McCreadie, Mike Marlar, and Ricky Weiss.

Full results from the week are available at .

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