Brandon Overton Sweeps
Swainsboro for Third-Straight Southern Nationals Triumph
21, 2018) Brandon Overton captured his third-straight
Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Sunoco
Race Fuels and Tennessee RV on Saturday Night at Swainsboro (Ga.)
Raceway. (McLeod Media Services Photo)
This was the eighth career victory for Overton, of Evans, Ga.,
while driving the Billy Franklin-owned, BCI Asphalt, Textron Off
Road, Hoosier Racing Tire, RW Powell Construction-sponsored Clements
Racing Engines-powered Rocket Chassis.
Three caution flags slowed the 53-lapper. The first caution flew
on the opening lap as Brian Connor, Casey Roberts and Aaron Ridley
all got together in turn two but with no laps complete by series
rules, all cars were re-aligned for the restart. The race would
remain green until lap 50 when Casey Roberts would slow with just
three circuits to go. On the restart, Shanon Buckingham would
slow going down the backstretch and bring out the caution flag.
Buckingham would have a flat right-rear tire and was running third
before the caution came out. Overton would hold off Bailes for
the race win and $5,300. Third place finisher would be Dale McDowell
for the third straight night while Aaron Ridley finished fourth
and John Henderson would round out the top-five.
Round Six will take the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels and Tennessee RV to Rome
Speedway in Rome, Ga. racing 53 laps for $5,300-to-win.
Official Summary of Results
Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series
Round 5-Swainsboro raceway-Swainsboro, GA
1. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
2. Ross Bailes-Clover, S.C.
3. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
4. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
5. John Henderson-North Augusta, S.C.
6. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
7. Clay Harris-Jupiter, Fla.
8. Joey Coulter-Concord, N.C.
9. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
10. Billy Franklin-Calera, Ala.
11. Dennis Franklin-Gaffney, S.C.
12. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
13. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
14. Cla Knight-North Augusta, S.C.
15. Forrest Trent-Talbott, Tenn.
16. Brian Connor-Martinez, Ga.
17. Ivedent Lloyd Jr.-Ocala, Fla.
18. Blake Smith-Dublin, Ga.
Overall Fast Qualifier:
Time of Race: 23 minutes, 21 seconds
Lap Leaders: Overton (1-53)
Cautions: Three (laps 0, 50, 50 RS)
Red Flags: None
CT525 Engine Bonus: Clay Harris ($200)
Current Series Points (after five races):
1. Dale McDowell-968
2. Casey Roberts-948
3. Brandon Overton-942
4. Donald McIntosh-920
5. Aaron Ridley-898
6. Forrest Trent-890
7. Shanon Buckingham-878
8. Joey Coulter-876
9. Cla Knight-858
10. Robby Moses-858
11. Craig Vosbergen-763
Dale McDowell-Wythe Raceway-$10,000 (July 14)
Cory Hedgecock-411 Motor Speedway-$3,500 (July 17)
Brandon Overton-Toccoa Raceway-$3,500 (July 19)
Brandon Overton-Swainsboro Raceway-$5,300 (July 20)
Brandon Overton-Swainsboro Raceway-$5,300 (July 21)
* All Photos Below Courtesy of McLeod