Top-5 finish in World Finals opener at The Dirt Track at Charlotte
Wells Motorsports and pilot, Brandon Overton, visited The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) on Wednesday afternoon to kick off the World of Outlaws World Finals. (Zach Yost photo)
With a massive field of 70 World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series entries on the grounds for the three-day event, Overton topped the speed charts in time trials with a blistering 14.462-second lap before placing first in his heat. Receiving the pole for the feature via the redraw along with a $500 bonus from SRI Performance, Brandon faded in the second half of the 40-lapper to finish fourth. He followed Mike Marlar, Shane Clanton, and Trent Ivey across the line with Tim McCreadie coming in fifth.
For Thursday’s $15,000-to-win prelim, Brandon grabbed the third-and-final transfer spot in his heat, which positioned him on the eighth row for the feature. Regaining his starting spot late in the race, Overton settled with a 15th-place outing.
With preliminary results from Wednesday and Thursday placing him on the front row of his heat on Saturday, Overton’s runner-up finish positioned him on the fourth row for the $25,000-to-win World Finals finale. Dropping four spots in the 50-lap affair, Brandon crossed the line in 11th.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.WoOLMS.com.