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Bouncing back from DQ, Overton wins at Screven

June 5, 2011, 9:52 am
By Roby Helm
NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series
Brandon Overton (76) races three-wide en route to victory at Screven. (Carlson Race Photos)
Brandon Overton (76) races three-wide en route to victory at Screven. (Carlson Race Photos)

SYLVANIA, Ga. (June 4) — One night after being disqualified for using a chemically-altered tire in an apparent victory at Oglethorpe Speedway Park in Savannah, Ga., Brandon Overton of Appling, Ga., was back in action in a NeSmith Chevrolet Dirt Late Model Series event at Screven Motor Speedway Saturday night and scored a $2,500 victory in the 50-lap race. | Slideshow

Overton started third, took the lead on lap 16 and never looked back to take a 2.682 margin of victory at the checkered flag.

“This is our first late model win, and it feels good to be able to take this trophy home with us after last night,” Overton said. “Our car was a little on the tight side, so just tried to keep it on the bottom of the track. If anyone was going to pass me, they were going to have to do it on the outside.”

Two-time series champion David Earl Gentry of Murfreesboro, Tenn., took the runner-up finish after apparent runner-up finisher Bob Robertson of Evans, Ga., was light at the scales.

Series point leader Dan Breuer of Troutman, N.C., was involved in a lap 23 spin, but charged back through the field and finish third. Chesley Dixon of Swainsboro, Ga., took the fourth spot while Jeremy Faircloth of Swainsboro, Ga., started 16th and finished fifth.

NeSmith @ Screven: (1) Brandon Overton, (2) David Earl Gentry, (3) Dan Breuer, (4) Chesley Dixon, (5) Jeremy Faircloth, (6) Matthew Turner, (7) Brian Connor, (8) Ches Chester, (9) Robert Diekemper, (10) Mark Rosner, (11) Shannon Lee, (12) Donnie Austin, (13) Steve Cook, (14) Frank Wilson, (15) Mark Tice, (16) Tootie Arnonld, (17) Albert Cosnahan, (18) Chase Edge, (19) Mitch Fulford, (20) Ty Lowe, (21) Jimmy Sharpe, (22) Chris Cantrell, (23) Brad Comer, (24) Bob Robertson. Fast qualifier (among 26 cars): Diekemper, 15.915 seconds. Consolation race winners: Cantrell, Edge.

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