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Driving the Wells Motorsports No. 76 Crossfit Overton/ Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells/ Clements Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model, Overton outdueled championship contenders Chris Madden and Ross Bailes to secure his third-career Southern Nationals Series title.
“Chris is a good racer. He’s gonna be fast no matter what he drives or what he gets in, so to go head to head with him, to run this deal, that’s pretty cool to me,” said Overton, standing in the Wells & Sons Motorsports hauler reflecting on the 12-race minitour after securing the championship. “And Ross (Bailes), Ross is a hell of a race car driver, too … just bad luck, you know. I figured it was gonna come down to whoever — me, Ross and Madden — whoever had the worse luck … whichever one of us had the worse luck was how the points were gonna fall.”
“I enjoy this. This is good for me,” Overton said. “I always kind of get in a rhythm when I come do this because I get to mess up. This year, not so much. This year I didn’t get to try as much as I wanted to try because I had to race against Chris every night. A couple of the nights that I won, I had my car ready to go and I was gonna try some stuff and I had my car on the ground ready to go and I said, ‘Jack it up.’ We don’t need to give him any points.”
Kicking of the final week of the 12-race miniseries, Overton was one of 26 cars on hand at Tri-County Racetrack (Brasstown, N.C.) on Tuesday afternoon. Timing in second fastest in his group behind Chris Madden, Overton earned the third-starting position for the $3,500-to-win A-Main.
With four cautions slowing the 35-lapper, Brandon jumped up one spot to register a second-place finish behind Madden with David Payne, Tyler Millwood, and Jake Knowles rounding out the Top-5.
The following night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tenn.), Brandon came in second fastest in his group behind Kyle Hardy before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory.
Starting the $10,053-to-win A-Main in third, Overton dropped one spot in the 53-lapper to place fourth behind Chris Madden, Dale McDowell, and Cory Hedgecock with Ross Bailes coming in fifth.
For the tour’s finale, Overton headed to Tazewell (Tenn.) Speedway) on Saturday afternoon. Slipping back to a fourth-place finish in his heat race, Brandon earned the 15th-starting position for the finale.
With $10,053 on the line, Brandon charged from the tail off the field after pitting on lap 18 to replace a flat tire to finish fifth behind Dakotah Knuckles, Michael Chilton, Ryan King, and Vic Hill.
Overton reached Victory Lane on six occasions over the course of the 12-race miniseries and never finished outside the Top-5. In the end, Overton finished 20 markers ahead of Madden to clinch the championship title and the $5,053 prize.
“It was grueling for sure, but I don’t regret any of it. It’s been a lot of fun,” Overton added. “Thanks to David and Eric Well for giving me the opportunity to drive for them, my crew for their hard work every night, all of our great sponsors, and of course the fans. We’re going to take a weekend off before hitting up some of these crown jewel events the next few weeks.”
To learn more about these events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
The team will take this weekend off before making the 18-hour trek north to Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wis.) for the 33rd Annual USA Nationals, August 6-8. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series event kicks off on Thursday with a complete program highlighted by a $6,000-to-win main event. On Friday, double heat races and a dash will set the line-up for Saturday’s $50,000-to-win finale.
To learn more about these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com .
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Boulton Rebounds for Podium Finish at Riverside International Speedway
Inside Line Promotions - WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (July 30, 2020) - Tucker Boulton couldn't wait to get back to Riverside International Speedway last Saturday night.
The previous weekend didn't go so well. Boulton was on the cushion when another car tried a slide job in the main event. The two drivers made contact and Boulton went off of the track, slid sideways into a metal pole and destroyed his car.
It was a bitter pill to swallow, but John Howard graciously offered a car to borrow. Boulton put his motor in for Saturday night and finished third in the 305ci sprint car feature at Riverside International Speedway.
"The other car tried a slider and I was on the cushion and we met in the middle," Boulton said. "We destroyed a 20-year-old car that had seen its better days and turned around and got back in a 2017 J&J Chassis with all the bells and whistles on it.
"We were really quick. It's very important to turn around and get back in a car and get comfortable with it. For us, it wasn't an option to miss a race because of that wreck. We needed to get the feel back and we did. The new car was the straightest and fastest I've felt all year."
Boulton, who was out for two months earlier this year because of burns to his legs, had no problem climbing back in a race car after the crash. He adapted quickly to the feel of the newer chassis provided by Howard and showed speed as soon as he touched the track.
Boulton advanced from third to second in his heat race. The Tennessee driver started on the outside of the front row of the feature and chased the leader, placing third in a nose-to-tail finish at the stripe. It tied his season-best result.
"I didn't have any problems getting back in it, but I will say when I rolled over after I was off the track I saw a little smoke and my get-out time was like a second," Boulton said. "I never got out of a race car so fast in my life.
"I feel confident in the car I'm in now. The difference between the cars is night and day, and I feel I can drive this more comfortably than the other one."
That will come in handy this Saturday when Boulton heads back to Riverside International Speedway for the Cody Burks Memorial.
"I'm really excited," he said. "I want to see what we can do with this car. The car we have on order is the same as this one so we are getting a head start.
"We want to thank Eddie Henderson and his team at Henderson Recovery for helping our program. It means a lot to have great supporters like the Henderson Family. Also, we're excited to welcome Ricky Holder to our team. He has a lot of experience and will be an asset."
July 25 - Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. - Heat race: 2 (3); Feature: 3 (2).
SEASON STATS -
7 races, 0 wins, 3 top fives, 5 top 10s, 6 top 15s, 6 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark., for the Cody Burks Memorial
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SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - Special Thanks to John Howard
"John is a super nice guy and comes from a super nice family," Boulton said. "It's nice that he offered up this car until we get ours. Thanks to everyone else, too. We had offers up the wazoo, and we went with this one because it's the same car we have on order."
Boulton would also like to thank NAPA, DHR Suspension, Henderson Recovery and Jacqueline Savoy Photography for their continued support.
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