Brandon Overton visits Cedar Lake for USA Nationals weekend
Brandon Overton trekked to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.) on Thursday afternoon to enter the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Late Model into battle with the World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series for the 35th annual USA Nationals weekend. (Jacy Norgaard photos)
With 46 Late Models on the grounds, Overton came in sixth-fastest in his group before placing second in his heat. Starting the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature in eighth, Brandon was scored 21st after retiring on lap 23.
With passing points from pair of heat races on Friday setting the grid for Saturday’s main event, Brandon followed up a second-place finish in his first round with a 10th-to-seventh showing in his second heat.
Transferring into a B-Main on Saturday, Overton secured his spot into the $50,000-to-win USA Nationals finale with a 15-lap consolation victory. Starting in 18th, Brandon rebounded to finish 11th in the 100-lapper after getting involved in pair of tangles on lap 37 and 64.