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October 23
Lavonia Speedway,
Lavonia, GA
Sanction: Carolina Clash Super Late Model Series (Buck Simmons Memorial) - $6,000
Information provided by: Series and track reports (last updated October 24, 9:47 am)
Overton wires Carolina Clash field at Lavonia
Buck Simmons Memorial
  1. Brandon Overton
  2. Brent Dixon
  3. Trent Ivey
  4. Brett Hamm
  5. Cla Knight
  6. Kenny Collins
  7. Anthony Sanders
  8. Steven Roberts
  9. Zack Mitchell
  10. Matthew Nance
  11. Brian Nuttall Jr.
  12. Larry Grube
  13. John Price
  14. Will Harris
  15. Nick Schlager
  16. Josh Richeson
  17. David Yandle
  18. Adam Yarbrough
  19. Brian Connor
  20. Ricky Weiss
  21. Jeff Smith
  22. Dennis Franklin
  23. Joshua Bishop
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Richard Barnes
Brandon Overton takes the checkers at Lavonia Speedway.
What won the race: Claiming his second victory in as many nights, outside front-row starter Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., led all 40 laps of Friday's Carolina Clash-sanctioned Buck Simmons Memorial to score a $6,000 victory at Lavonia Speedway. Overton, who also won Thursday's Fall Nationals race at Tri-County Racetrack in Brasstown, N.C., won at Lavonia by 0.864 seconds over runner-up Brent Dixon.
Key notes: Friday's victory was the fourth of Overton's career with the Carolina Clash series and his second win at Lavonia this season. He also won the track's World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series event on Sept. 4. ... Overton has now won in his last eight appearances in his home state going back to May 23. … Winner of the Ultimate Southeast Series' stop at Lavonia on July 3, Zack Mitchell of Enroee, S.C., finished ninth. … After earning fast qualifier honors earlier in the evening, polesitter Ricky Weiss of Headingley, Manitoba, was involved in an incident and made contact with the wall prior to completing a lap, relegating him to 20th-place finish. ... Series points leader Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, S.C., was also involved in a first lap incident and credited with finishing 22nd. ... During qualifying, Matthew Nance of Ronda, N.C., was discovered to have an unapproved tire and Brian Connor of Augusta, Ga., was found too light at the scales. Both drivers' qualifying times were disallowed, forcing them to start the feature from the rear of the field. ... It was the tour's first stop at Lavonia since 2017 and fourth-ever visit to the Georgia oval. ... Four caution flags slowed Friday's event, a race that lasted over 34 minutes. ... Only the top 11 finishers completed all 40 laps. ... The Carolina Clash series resumes at Lancaster Speedway (S.C.) on November 21, for a $10,000-to-win show.
On the move: After having his qualifying time disallowed earlier in the evening, Matthew Nance of Ronda, N.C., started 22nd and finished 10th.
Winner's sponsors: Overton’s Wells Motorsports Longhorn Chassis is powered by a Clements Race Engine and sponsored by CrossFit Overton, Allstar Concrete, E-Z-Go, Big Dog Stump & Tree, R.W. Powell Construction, Cleanway Clearing & Grading, Convenient Lube, Allstar Performance, Topnotch Kustom Koncepts and Big Dog Stump & Tree.
Points chase: Entering Lavonia’s event, Dennis Franklin of Gaffney, S.C., has 731 points to lead David Yandle (654) and Brett Hamm (642).
Current weather: Clear, 68°F
Car count: 23
Fast qualifier: Ricky Weiss
Time: 15.158 seconds
Polesitter: Ricky Weiss
Next series race: November 21, Lancaster Speedway (Lancaster, SC) $10,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.

Feature lineup

Row 1: Weiss, Overton
Row 2: Dixon, Hamm
Row 3: Mitchell, Franklin
Row 4: Ivey, Sanders
Row 5: Nuttall Jr., Knight
Row 6: Roberts, Yarbrough
Row 7: Collins, Schlager
Row 8: Smith, Bishop
Row 9: Price, Richeson
Row 10: Yandle, Harris
Row 11: Grube, Nance
Row 12: Connor

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