Overton Is Crossville LM Star

Brandon Overton
Pearson Lee Williams has been hired to drive the Rum Runner Racing No. 2 entry. (Michael Moats photo)

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. — Brandon Overton banked $3,500 for winning Thursday night’s Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels feature at Crossville Speedway.

It was Overton’s third straight win in this event for the tour at this track, having also won the race in 2017 and ’18.

Overton’s victory was his third win with the tour in 2019 and his 13th career series victory and would come behind the wheel of the Rumrunner Racing owned Rumrunner Racing.

Overton took the lead at the start of the event, with Dakotah Knuckles Jason Jameson, Donald McIntosh and Cory Hedgecock in pursuit.

The front five would remain the same as Overton would begin to work slower traffic on lap seven, while Jameson would take second from Knuckles and McIntosh would also pass Knuckles to take third on the same circuit.

Overton pulled away a bit at this point, while Hedgecock would begin to pressure Knuckles for fourth. The first caution would wave on lap 11 as disaster would strike Hedgecock as he would spin in turn two while battling for the fourth position with Knuckles.

The restart would see Overton and Jameson pull away from the pack a bit, with McIntosh holding third. Michael Chilton would begin to charge at this point and would make his way into the top five on lap fifteen and would take fourth on lap 21.

The second caution of the race would wave on lap twenty-three when Kenny Cobble would roll to a stop on the frontchute. This restart saw Overton and Jameson pull away, with McIntosh hanging onto to third, while Tanner English would make his way into fifth on lap 28.

Third-place running McIntosh would bring out the final caution of the event on lap twenty-nine with a flat right-rear tire and he would pull to the work area and change the tire and return to action. The final restart saw Overton pull away from Jameson in the final few laps to score the victory, with Jameson settling for second

Chilton, English and Knowles rounded out the top five.

The finish:

Brandon Overton, Jason Jameson, Michael Chilton, Tanner English, Jake Knowles, David Payne, Tyler Clem, Cla Knight, Walker Arthur, Donald McIntosh, Dakotah Knuckles, Kenny Collins, Brad Skinner, Patrick Duggan, Cory Hedgecock, Kenny Cobble, Craig Greer, Dusty Carver.