Brandon Overton Bests EAMS Spring Nationals Action
Receives $10,053 for Seventh Win of 2022 Campaign
EVANS, Ga. (05/09/22) – Saturday night found Brandon Overton banking his seventh win of the 2022 campaign. His latest voyage to Victory Lane came in Schaeffer’s Oil Spring Nationals Series action at East Alabama Motor Speedway in his No. 76 Crossfit Overton / Allstar Concrete/ Longhorn Chassis by Wells Motorsports/ Clements Racing Engines Inc.-powered Super Late Model.
"Hats off to everybody at EAMS, you know I love racing here,” Overton shared in Victory Lane. “If they wouldn't have done that (worked the track surface), the first 20 laps would've been no good. I think everybody back here knows how good this racetrack is, so we just want to see it do its best.
“I got to the lead there just before halfway and after that I was able to stay out front and get the win. This Wells Motorsports team gives me a great car every night, and I’m just the lucky guy who gets to drive it."
"Hats off to everybody at EAMS, you know I love racing here. If they wouldn't have done that (worked the track surface), the first 20 laps would've been no good," Overton said. "I think everybody back here knows how good this racetrack is, so we just want to see it do its best."
Brandon Overton and the Wells Motorsports team invaded East Alabama Motor Speedway (Phenix City, Ala.) on Saturday for the Schaffer’s Spring Nationals event.
Drawing 28 cars for the Jimmy Thomas Memorial, Overton laid down the second-fastest lap overall before picking up a heat race win. After wrestling away the lead from polesitter Tim McCreadie on lap 19, Brandon held off a late-charge from Ashton Winger to claim his seventh win of the season and a $10,053 prize.
Winger, Michael Page, Garrett Smith, and Carson Ferguson trailed him to the checkers in the 53-lapper.
Full results are available at www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com .
This week the team will invade The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) for the Colossal 100. The week of racing includes $25,000-to-win program on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday followed by a $50,000-to-win finale on Saturday.
All four events are sanctioned by the XR Super Series.
For more information on the events, please visit www.XRSuperSeries.com .
Brandon Overton would like to thank all of his marketing partners, which include Crossfit Overton, Wells Motorsports, Allstar Concrete, Longhorn Chassis by Wells, Big Dog Stump and Tree, RW Powell Construction, Convenient Lube, Big Blue Smoke House, Doug Campbell Body Shop, Clements Racing Engines, Penske Shocks, Garnto Southern Construction, Hoosier by Brian, Top Notch Kustom Koncepts, Steering Buddy, Impact Race Gear, Swift Springs, Penn Grade Oil, Quarter Master, Earnhardt Technologies Group, Wilwood, All-Star Performance, Wehrs Machine, Schoenfeld, Winters Performance, Performance Bodies, Peterson Fluid Systems, Sunoco Race Fuels, Fast Shafts, AFCO Racing Products, COMP Cams, Quickcar Products, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information concerning Brandon Overton, please visit www.BrandonOverton76.com . To learn more about Wells Motorsports, visit www.WellsAndSonsMotorsports.com .
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Cory Hedgecock Charges to I-75 Raceway XR SAS Checkers
Races to $5,000 Triumph at Tennessee Oval
LOUDON, Tenn. (05/09/22) – Cory Hedgecock piloted his E-Z-GO / Noble Knights Construction Services No. 23 Budget Transmission / K&P Used Cars / Black Diamond Race Car / Eagle Racing Engine Super Late Model to his seventh win of the season on Saturday night.
The $5,000 triumph came at Tennessee’s I-75 Raceway and marked his second-career XR Southern All-Star Late Model Series triumph.
“Man, that was fun! Mack (McCarter) and I had a heckuva battle for the lead. That’s what racing is all about, and thankfully I came out on top,” Hedgecock said. “We missed it a little in qualifying, and as a result had to start sixth. This ole (Black) Diamond was rollin’ though, and we got to the lead for good a little past the halfway point and sailed on.”
After Mother Nature spoiled Friday’s plans at Ponderosa Speedway (Junction City, Ky.), Cory Hedgecock made his lone start of the weekend on Saturday with the XR Southern All-Star Series at I-75 Raceway (Sweetwater, Tenn.).
In a field of 31 cars, Hedgecock’s third-fastest lap in his time trial group secured his spot into the main event. Rolling off sixth for the feature, Cory tracked down early pacesetter Mack McCarter by the halfway point of the 40-lapper and sailed ahead of the leader on lap 26 to assume command of the top spot. He led the final 14 circuits to capture his seventh win of the season and a $5,000 prize.
Full results from the event are available at www.SASdirt.com .
The team will be idle this week before returning to action on Saturday, May 21 at Senoia (Ga.) Raceway in the $5,044-to-win Roscoe Smith Classic. The event is sanctioned by the XR Southern All-Star Series.
Cory Hedgecock would like to thank all of his sponsors, which include E-Z-GO, Eagle Racing Engines, Budget Transmissions, Pace Performance, K&P Used Cars, W.E. Hardscapes & Masonry, Circle H Services, Noble Knights Construction Services, Black Diamond Racecars, I-75 Raceway, Timeless Memories Photography, VooDoo Technologies, Powers Machine, Cobb’s Auto Parts, Pro-Fabrication, Accu-Force, Vineyard Construction, Winters Performance, Quickcar Racing Products, Martel Signs, MyRacePass Marketing Services, Hoosier, VP Fuels, Hickory Hardscapes, my Wife, my Daughter, Dad, Mom, my Grandad Mike and everyone who helps.
Visit the team’s official website at www.CoryHedgecock23.com as well as social media outlets at https://www.facebook.com/coryhedgecock23/ and https://twitter.com/Hedgecock23 often for the latest team updates.
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Mike Marlar Capitalizes to Win Dairyland Showdown Finale
Inherits Lead Late to Register $50,000 Victory
WINFIELD, Tenn. (05/09/22) – Mike Marlar was in the right place at the right time on Saturday night at Mississippi Thunder Speedway during the finale of the Dairyland Showdown.
Inheriting the lead late in the event, when race leader Tyler Bruening tangled with a lapped car, Marlar led the final seven circuits to claim a $50,000 payday aboard his Delk Equipment Sales / Tri-Rivers Enterprises No. 157 Can-Am Auto Salvage / Longhorn Chassis / Cornett Racing Engine Super Late Model.
“We led the first 18 laps but then I made a mistake in lapped traffic, and I was bummed because I felt like I should win. I felt like I was the fastest car, but I just messed up and got passed in traffic. But then there late Tyler (Bruening) tangled with that lapped car, and it came back to me.
“I’m bummed for (Bruening). He’s been searching for that big win,” Marlar said after collecting his fourth win of the year. “They, (Bruening and Skyline Motorsports), deserve to win a big race. I’m a little bummed that they didn’t get that, but it fell back in my lap and we have to take them anyway we can get them. Thanks to all of my sponsors, who make it possible for me to come out here and do this. Without them all it just wouldn’t be possible.”
Mike Marlar made the trek to Mississippi Thunder Speedway (Fountain City, Wis.) on Thursday afternoon to enter his Delk Equipment Sales No. 157 into battle in the opening round of the Dairyland Showdown with the World of Outlaws Case Late Model Series.
With 38 Late Models amassed for the event that spanned over three days, Mike qualified fifth-fastest in his group before advancing two spots in his heat race to pick up the eight-lap victory. Starting the preliminary feature in third, Marlar carried a steady pace in the 40-lapper to finish third. He trailed Bobby Pierce and Stormy Scott to the checkers.
For the second round of the Dairyland Showdown on Friday, Marlar’s slow start in preliminary events relegated him into the B-Main. Locking the Top 3 into the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Mike came one spot short with a fourth-place outing.
Starting things on the right foot on Saturday, Mike followed up the fastest lap in time trials with a heat race victory. Receiving the pole for the main event via the redraw, Marlar led laps early but surrendered the top spot to Tyler Erb amidst lapped traffic on lap 19. He slipped back as far as the third position but regained the lead with seven laps remaining, when Bruening ran into trouble in lapped traffic. Marlar went on to drive to his fourth win of the 2022 campaign and ninth career World of Outlaws triumph.
He collected $50,000 payday ahead of Erb, Josh Richards, James Giossi, and Dennis Erb Jr.
Full results from the weekend are available at www.WoOLMS.com .
This week – May 11-14 – four nights of racing await Mike Marlar will with the XR Super Series at The Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.). $25,000-to-win programs dot the landscape on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday followed by a $50,000-to-win Colossal 100 finale on Saturday evening.
More information on the event can be found at www.XRSuperSeries.com .
Mike Marlar would like to thank their great marketing partners, which include Delk Equipment, Rockets Convenience Plus, Tri-Rivers Enterprises, Can-Am Auto Salvage, Auto Parts 4 Less, Mesilla Valley Transportation, Capital Signs, VP Racing Fuels, Longhorn Chassis, Stanley Best Heating & Air, Midwest Sheet Metal, Bilstein, Arizona Sport Shirts, GottaRace.com, DNA Tile & Remodeling, Bell Helmets, Hoosier Tire, K1 Race Gear, Strange Oval, Swift Springs, Winning Edge Carburetors, Allstar Performance, E-Z Lift by MLR Fabricating, XS Power, ATC Bolts & Fasteners, Wayne Bowen Racing Supply, PRO-FABrication Headers & Exhaust, Earnhardt Technologies Group, QA1 Driveshafts, PPM Racing Products, FK Rod Ends, Accu-Force Shock Dyno, Performance Bodies & Parts, Wilwood Disc Brakes, Winters Rearends, and MyRacePass Marketing Services.
For the latest information on Mike Marlar Racing please visit the team website at www.MikeMarlar.com .
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Hagar Earns Fifth Victory of Season During ASCS Mid-South Region Race at Greenville Speedway
Inside Line Promotions - GREENVILLE, Miss. (May 9, 2022) - Derek Hagar is off to the best start to a season since 2014.
Hagar captured his fifth feature triumph during his eighth winged sprint car race of 2022 last Saturday at Greenville Speedway, which hosted an ASCS Mid-South Region event.
"We have the team back and it's starting to shape up like 2014 and 2016 when we won all of those races," he said in reference to career-best seasons that each yielded 16 triumphs. "I don't see why we can't keep doing it."
Hagar advanced from fourth to second place during a heat race on Saturday when he made his first appearance at the track since May 2019.
"We haven't been there the last couple of years and we didn't have the fastest race car," he said. "We got to second and that put us in the top four in the feature redraw. We drew the No. 3 to start third in the 25-lap feature.
"The track was pretty gnarly. It was slick for the most part, but it was really flat on the bottom until it got to the top and then it was like Daytona banking. You had to get up there and man up and run against the fence. You had to try to stay out of the holes where it wouldn't bounce you into the wall."
Hagar quickly advanced into the runner-up position before taking the lead near the midpoint of the race.
"Tim Crawley was amazing," he said. "He probably put half a track on me and really had a good car. He got caught up with a lapped car and it knocked the front end out of his car. We inherited the lead and held on for about the last 12 laps. It was treacherous to be up there. You had to burn the brakes off it to bound the car up so if it got to bouncing you could still control it."
Hagar's next race is this Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark. A win would match the best start to a season in winged sprint cars with six triumphs in the first nine races, which he accomplished eight years ago.
QUICK RESULTS -
May 7 - Greenville Speedway in Greenville, Miss. - Heat race: 2 (4); Feature: 1 (3).
SEASON STATS -
9 races, 5 wins, 6 top fives, 7 top 10s, 7 top 15s, 8 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Saturday at Riverside International Speedway in West Memphis, Ark.
MEDIA LINKS -
SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT - J&J Auto Racing
Located in McKenzie, Tenn., J&J Auto Racing has manufactured sprint car chassis and racing parts for more than 40 years. For more information, visit http://www.JandJAutoRacing.com .
"They've been in the family since J&J Auto Racing started building cars," Hagar said. "My stepdad's dad owned race cars back in the Riverside days. They are good, safe, dependable race cars and great people to deal with."
Hagar would like to thank Pafford Medical Services, KO Motorsports, B & D Towing and Recovery, FK Rod Ends, Summit Truck Group, Dynotech Performance, Fragola Performance Systems, Administrative Consulting Services, Killer Coatings, Xtreme Race Graphics, Southern Collision Centre, Jeff's Heating and Cooling, ButlerBuilt Professional Seat Systems, Weld Wheels, DHR Suspension, Hinchman Racewear, Wix Filters, Valvoline, Ti64 and Builtwiser Wings for their continued support.
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