Overton Stars At Smoky Mountain

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

MARYVILLE, Tenn. — Brandon Overton won Tuesday night’s Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels late model feature at Smoky Mountain Speedway.

Madden took the lead on lap 22 and never looked back en route to a $3,500 payday.

Overton’s victory was his second win on the tour in 2019 and his 12thcareer Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series triumph.

The start of the race would see Michael Chilton grab the race lead, with Donald McIntosh, Dakotah Knuckles, Brandon Overton, and Jake Knowles giving chase. The only caution of the race would appear on lap two for debris on the track in turn three.

The restart would see Chilton maintain the race lead, while Overton would take the third position and one lap later, eighth place starting Tommy Kerr would grab the fourth position. Chilton would begin to stretch his lead over McIntosh at this point, while Overton would close in on McIntosh and begin to challenge him for the second position.

Ashton Winger would make his way into the top five at this point and would take the fourth position on lap 14.

Meanwhile, Chilton would open about a three-quarters of straightaway lead over the battle for second between McIntosh and Overton as Chilton would start working slower traffic on lap 17 and Overton would overtake McIntosh for the second position on the same circuit.

Overton would quickly begin to close the gap between himself and Chilton at this point and would pull alongside Chilton on lap 21 and take the race lead one circuit later.

Overton would slowly drive away from Chilton in the remaining laps of the event to claim the victory by 2.369 seconds over Chilton, with McIntosh finishing in the third position. Winger and Knuckles would complete the top five finishers

The finish:

Brandon Overton, Michael Chilton, Donald McIntosh, Ashton Winger, Dakotah Knuckles, Jake Knowles, Tommy Kerr, David Crabtree, Tanner English, Robby Moses, Cla Knight, Bobby Giffin, Stacy Boles, Craig Greer,Kyle Strickler