Takes Back-to-Back Southern Nationals Victories with Swainsboro
20, 2018) Brandon Overton overtook longtime race leader
Casey Roberts on lap 47 and held on for the remaining six circuits
and the $5,300 payday at Swainsboro (Ga.) Raceway during Round
Four of the tour. (McLeod Media Services Photo)
This was the seventh 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.
Two cautions and one red flag slowed the event. The first caution
flag came on the opening lap as a multi-car incident halted the
race. On the restart, a red flag stopped the field for the second
time. On lap 27, the final caution flag flew as Dennis Franklin
came to a stop in turn four with a flat tire.
The Series will stay at Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Ga.
for Round Five on Saturday racing 53 laps for $5,300-to-win.
Official Summary of Results
Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series
Round 4-Swainsboro raceway-Swainsboro, GA
1. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
2. Casey Roberts-Toccoa, Ga.
3. Dale McDowell-Chickamauga, Ga.
4. Joey Coulter-Concord, N.C.
5. Ross Bailes-Clover, S.C.
6. Shanon Buckingham-Morristown, Tenn.
7. Ivedent Lloyd Jr.-Ocala, Fla.
8. John Henderson-North Augusta, S.C.
9. Forrest Trent-Talbott, Tenn.
10. Aaron Ridley-Chatsworth, Ga.
11. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
12. Dennis Franklin-Gaffney, S.C.
13. Cla Knight-North Augusta, S.C.
14. Pearson Williams-Dublin, Ga.
15. Brian Connor-Martinez, Ga.
16. Kale Green-Pelion, S.C.
17. Robby Moses-Maryville, Tenn.
18. Craig Vosbergen-Perth, W. Australia
19. David Doherty-Sydney, Australia
20. J.R. Moseley-Columbus, Ga.
Overall Fast Qualifier: Casey Roberts-14.810
Time of Race: 38 minutes, 30 seconds
Lap Leaders: Roberts (1-46), Overton (47-53)
Cautions: Two (laps 0, 27)
Red Flags: One (lap 0)
Heat-1 Finish: Aaron Ridley, John Henderson, Brian Connor, Cla
Knight, Craig Vosbergen, Donald McIntosh, David Doherty, Pearson
Williams, Kale Green, J.R. Moseley (Did Not Start).
Current Series Points (after four races):
1. Dale McDowell-774
2. Casey Roberts-772
3. Brandon Overton-742
4. Donald McIntosh-732
5. Forrest Trent-720
6. Aaron Ridley-706
7. Shanon Buckingham-704
8. Joey Coulter-692
9. Craig Vosbergen-688
9. Cla Knight-688
11. Robby Moses-676
* All Photos Below Courtesy of McLeod