Overton Stops Madden In Rural Retreat


RURAL RETREAT, Va. — Brandon Overton took the lead from Chris Madden on lap 21 and led the remaining distance despite a late challenge from Madden to win Saturday’s Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series event at Wythe Raceway.

Overton earned $10,053 for his efforts. It was his 14th series victory.

Two cautions slowed the event. The first caution would come on lap three as G.R. Smith slowed in turn four. The final yellow came on lap 19 as a driveshaft from Cory Hedgecock’s car came out on to the racing surface.

Dale McDowell finished third, followed by Ross Bailes and Donald McIntosh.

The next event for the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series will be Monday July 13 at Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tenn., paying $3,500-to-win.

The finish:

Brandon Overton, Chris Madden, Dale McDowell, Ross Bailes, Donald McIntosh, Kyle Hardy, Mark Whitener, Chris Ferguson, Tyler Millwood, Trent Ivey, Jake Knowles, Pearson Lee Williams, Corey Gordon, Ryan Crane, Cory Hedgecock, Vic Hill, Jensen Ford, Rick Utsman, G.R. Smith, Daniel Baggerly.