Brandon Overton Dominates
Crossville for Sixth Southern Nationals Victory
23, 2020) After four straight years of victories at Crossville
Speedway, you can officially hand over the keys to Brandon Overton.
The Evans, Ga. driver led start-to-finish on Thursday Night during
Round 10 of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series
presented by Sunoco Race Fuels as he claimed the $3,500 payday.
Overton has now won the last four years at Crossville while driving
for four different car owners. (Brian McLeod/Dirt
Thursday’s win at Crossville was Overton’s 19th career
tour victory while picking up his sixth victory of the season
while driving the Wells and Sons Motorsports, Crossfit Overton,
Allstar Concrete, RW Powell Construction, Allstar Performance,
Hoosier, Penske, E-Z-GO and Big Dog Stump and Tree-sponsored Clements
Racing Engine-powered Longhorn Chassis.
Brandon Overton would take the lead at the start of the event,
while Donald McIntosh, Ross Bailes, Cory Hedgecock, and Chris
Madden would give chase. The front five would remain the same
as the first caution flag of the event waved on lap four for Craig
Greer slowing in turn three and Dalton Polston would also stop
on the front-chute with engine issues. The restart would see Hedgecock
take the second position from McIntosh, with Madden going third,
followed by McIntosh and Bailes. Hedgecock and Madden would battle
for the second position, while Bailes would work past McIntosh.
Jensen Ford would draw the next caution flag on lap twelve after
he would stop at the top side of turn four. The restart saw Overton
remain on the point, while Bailes and Madden would work their
way past Hedgecock after an entertaining battle for the runner-up
slot. With Overton maintaining a comfortable lead, Bailes and
Madden would begin to battle for the second position and the bad
luck bug would strike Bailes once again as he and Madden would
make contact in turn three, resulting in Bailes spinning his entry
and drawing the caution flag on lap seventeen.
The next restart would see Overton lead Hedgecock and Madden,
while McIntosh and Pearson Lee Williams now running fourth and
fifth. Bailes would slow on the track on lap nineteen to draw
the next caution and would duck into the work area and would return
to action. This restart would see Madden get shuffled back to
fifth, but he would quickly make his way back toward the front
and would get to third behind Hedgecock as the last caution appeared
on lap twenty-six for Jadon Frame’s machine slowing in turn
three. The final restart of the race would see Overton motor away
once again, while Madden would get around Hedgecock with six laps
remaining and would close a bit in the final few circuits, but
Overton would drive to the victory, with Madden settling for runner-up
honors, while Hedgecock would complete the podium finishers in
third. McIntosh and Tyler Millwood would complete the top-five
finishers. Bailes would recover to lead the second-five finishers
to the checkered flag with a sixth place finish, with Brett Wyatt,
Riley Hickman, Williams, and Jake Knowles completing the top ten.
The next event for the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Series will be Friday July 24, 2020 at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour,
Tenn. paying $10,053-to-win.
For more information on the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals
Series presented by Sunoco Race Fuels, please log on to www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com
or call promoter Ray Cook at (828) 360-5353.
Sponsors of the Southern Nationals Series include: Schaeffer’s
Oil & Specialized Lubricants, Sunoco Race Fuels, American
Race Tires, Delph Communications, E-Z-GO, Arizona Sport Shirts,
Capital Race Cars, Collins Signs, DirtonDirt.com, FK Rod Ends,
Hoosier Racing Tire, Keyser Manufacturing, MasterSbilt Race Cars,
RockAuto.com, Wiles Driveshafts, Vic Hill Racing Engines, The
Steering Buddy, Knowles Race Parts & Bodies, Coosa Heating
& Air, Dirt Scenes, The Joie of Seating, and DirtCarLift.com.
Official Summary of Results
Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Sunoco
Crossville Speedway-Crossville, TN
July 23, 2020
1. Brandon Overton-Evans, Ga.
2. Chris Madden-Gray Court, S.C.
3. Cory Hedgecock-Loudon, Tenn.
4. Donald McIntosh-Dawsonville, Ga.
5. Tyler Millwood-Kingston, Ga.
6. Ross Bailes-Clover, S.C.
7. Brett Wyatt-Crossville, Tenn.
8. Riley Hickman-Ooltewah, Tenn.
9. Pearson Lee Williams-Dublin, Ga.
10. Jake Knowles-Rome, Ga.
11. David Payne-Murphy, N.C.
12. Jadon Frame-Winchester, Tenn.
13. Kenny Cobble-Cookeville, Tenn.
14. Jensen Ford-Johnson City, Tenn.
15. Logan Roberson-Waynesboro, Va.
16. Heath Hindman-Signal Mountain, Tenn.
17. Dalton Polston-Lithia Springs, Ga.
18. Craig Greer-Cleveland, Tenn.
Time of Race: 26 minutes, 9 seconds
Margin of Victory: 1.180 seconds
Yellow Flags: Five (laps 4, 112, 17, 19, 26)
Red Flags: None
Lap Leaders: Overton (1-35)
Overall Fast Qualifier: Brandon Overton-12.983 seconds
Highest Finishing CT525 Engine ($200): None
Highest Finishing Steel Head/SPEC Engine ($200): None
Provisional Starters: None
Heat One Finish: Logan Roberson, Dalton Polston, Jadon Frame,
Heath Hindman, Jake Knowles, Brett Wyatt, Kenny Cobble, Craig
Current Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Points (after
1. Brandon Overton-1,978
2. Chris Madden-1,958
3. Ross Bailes-1,876
4. Donald McIntosh-1,856
5. Tyler Millwood-1,794
6. Pearson Lee Williams-1,778
7. Jake Knowles-1,730
8. Mark Whitener-1,262
9. John Baker-1,155
10. Cory Hedgecock-1,134
2020 Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series Schedule:
Friday July 10-Smoky Mountain Speedway-Maryville, TN-CHRIS MADDEN
Saturday July 11-Wythe Raceway-Rural Retreat, VA-BRANDON OVERTON
Monday July 13-Volunteer Speedway-Bulls Gap, TN-CHRIS MADDEN
Tuesday July 14-I-75 Raceway-Sweetwater, TN-CORY HEDGECOCK
Thursday July 16-Senoia Raceway-Senoia, GA-BRANDON OVERTON
Friday July 17-Needmore Speedway-Norman Park, GA-BRANDON OVERTON
Saturday July 18-Screven Motor Speedway-Sylvania, GA-BRANDON OVERTON
Sunday July 19-Cochran Motor Speedway-Cochran, GA-BRANDON OVERTON
Tuesday July 21-Tri-County Race Track-Brasstown, NC-CHRIS MADDEN
Thursday July 23-Crossville Speedway-Crossville, TN-BRANDON OVERTON
Friday July 24-411 Motor Speedway-Seymour, TN-$10,053 to win
Saturday July 25-Tazewell Speedway-Tazewell, TN-$10,053 to win
Below Courtesy of Brian McLeod/Dirt Scenes Photo