Overton Leaves Rum Runner, Joins Wells Motorsports

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Brandon Overton has joined Wells and Sons Motorsports after departing Rum Runner Racing. (Heath Lawson Photo)
Brandon Overton has joined Wells and Sons Motorsports after departing Rum Runner Racing. (Heath Lawson Photo)

HAZARD, Ky. – Brandon Overton has departed the Rum Runner Racing dirt late model team owned by Joey Coulter and has landed a new ride at Wells and Sons Motorsports.

“We’re thrilled to have Brandon as the newest addition to the Wells Motorsports team,” said team manager Eric Wells. “We’re looking forward to ending 2019 on a high note and sky’s the limit for 2020.”

Overton spent this season driving for Rum Runner Racing, earning 12 victories for the team, including three with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. He also secured the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series title this year.

Overton is already well-acquainted with both Eric Wells, and his father, David. The duo often traveled and parked alongside each other while Overton was a World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series regular in 2015 and ’16.

The 28-year-old driver is preparing to compete in the Nov. 22nd-24th events at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Ga.), Lancaster (S.C.) Speedway, and Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.).

Wells and Overton are formulating plans for 2020, including Overton’s possible return as a World of Outlaws regular and the hiring of two full-time crewmen to assist Overton in maintaining the team’s stable of Cornett-powered Longhorn entries.

Wells and Sons Motorsports recently parted ways with Kyle Strickler, who joined the team in the spring for his first season in a dirt late model.