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October 5
411 Motor Speedway,
Seymour, TN
Sanction: World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series - $10,000
Information provided by: Staff and series reports (last updated October 6, 7:57 am)
Overton leads final 35 laps for WoO win at 411
  1. Brandon Overton
  2. Darrell Lanigan
  3. Brandon Sheppard
  4. Cade Dillard
  5. Shane Clanton
  6. Dennis Erb Jr.
  7. Chase Junghans
  8. Dale McDowell
  9. Ricky Weiss
  10. Vic Hill
  11. Boom Briggs
  12. Brent Larson
  13. Michael Page
  14. Michael Chilton
  15. Blake Spencer
  16. Logan Roberson
  17. David Crabtree
  18. John Tweed
  19. Cory Hedgecock
  20. Ross Bailes
  21. Ryan King
  22. Ray Cook
  23. Bo Eaton
  24. Lynn Leach
  25. Donald McIntosh
presented by
Jim DenHamer
Brandon Overton crosses the finish line first at 411.
What won the race: Taking the lead on lap 16 when race-long leader Cory Hedgecock slowed with mechanical trouble, Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., led the final 35 circuits to win Saturday’s World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model feature at 411 Motor Speedway. Overton finished 2.126 seconds ahead of runner-up Darrell Lanigan in earning $10,000.
On the move: Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., advanced eight positions and finished third.
Winner's sponsors: Overton’s Rum Runner Racing Rocket Chassis is sponsored by Broward Armature & Generator, CIV Driver Optimization, Molecule, Race-Fan, Simpson Products, Darrell Gwynn Foundation, Burning Bright Band, Dean Guitars, Shell Shock and Tempest Cycles.
Points chase: After 411: 1. Brandon Sheppard (5,296); 2. Chase Junghans (4,976); 3. Darrell Lanigan (4,968); 4. Shane Clanton (4,960); 5. Ricky Weiss (4,944); 6. Dennis Erb Jr. (4,768): 7. Cade Dillard (4,580); 8. Boom Briggs (4,416); 9. Brent Larson (4,390); 10. Blake Spencer (3,637).
Current weather: Cloudy, 75°F
Car count: 25
Fast qualifier: Ricky Weiss
Time: 14.160 seconds
Polesitter: Darrell Lanigan
Heat race winners: Ricky Weiss, Cory Hedgecock, Chase Junghans
Next series race: November 8, Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, NC) $12,000
Editor's note: Results and race details are unofficial.
From series and staff reports

SEYMOUR, Tenn. (Oct. 5) — Returning to World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series victory lane for the second straight night, Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., earned a $10,000 payday on Saturday at 411 Motor Speedway.

Grabbing the lead on lap 16 when leader Cory Hedgecock of Loudon, Tenn., slowed with mechanical issues, the 28-year-old Overton led the remaining distance, outrunning Darrell Lanigan of Union, Ky., to score a repeat victory after winning Friday’s World of Outlaws event at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, S.C.

“That’s pretty cool,” Overton said. “That’s what we expect out of ourselves. Everything’s going our way right now. We’re getting the breaks when we need them. The cards are just falling in our favor and the car’s really good. We’re making the right adjustments to it. … We’ve been busting our butts all year and I’m glad it’s all coming together.”

Second-starting Hedgecock, the winner of last year’s series stop at 411, shot to the front of the field at the drop of the green flag, maintaining his lead through early restarts. It was on lap 15 that disaster struck, as the local favorite slowed his smoking No. 23 machine down the backstretch and retired to the infield.

Inheriting the point, Overton stretched his lead late-race, finishing 2.216 seconds ahead of Lanigan at the checkered flag. The Rum Runner Racing pilot captured his fourth World of Outlaws victory of the season, finishing no worse than third in the tour’s weekend tripleheader.

After battling with Overton in the early stages, Lanigan finished second, with Brandon Sheppard of New Berlin, Ill., rallying from the 11th starting spot to run third. Fifth-starting Cade Dillard of Robeline, La., finished fourth, with Shane Clanton of Zebulon, Ga., advancing from the eighth starting spot to round out the top five.

It was another solid weekend for Lanigan, the three-time World of Outlaws champion who scored his first World of Outlaws victory of the season on Sept. 21 at Selinsgrove (Pa.) Speedway. Posting a top-10 finish on Thursday at Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway, Lanigan ran fifth on Friday at Cherokee.

“Brandon (Overton) had a good car,” Lanigan said. “I was trying everything I could. I was just a little bit freer that he was. But all in all, we had a good piece. … We definitely went home and worked on it and definitely got it a whole lot better. The last couple of weeks it’s definitely showing.”

Posting a pair of fourth-place finishes in the first two rounds of WoO weekend action, Sheppard closed the weekend tripleheader on the podium. With his third-place finish, the Rocket house car driver officially clinched his second career World of Outlaws championship.

“I had to get the ol’ shovel out tonight and dig myself out of a hole,” Sheppard said. “I qualified terrible and didn’t do as good as I should have in the heat race. It put me in a bad starting spot for that feature. But luckily my guys never gave up on me.

“The car was phenomenal for that feature there. Mark (Richards) chose the right tires once again and we were able to get up through there. I really liked them restarts because I could go top, middle, bottom, wherever I needed to. Those would really help me out. Congrats to Overton, congrats to Darrell. They both did a great job.”

Feature lineup

Row 1: Lanigan, Hedgecock
Row 2: Junghans, Overton
Row 3: Dillard, Weiss
Row 4: Erb, Clanton
Row 5: Bailes, Roberson
Row 6: Sheppard, McDowell
Row 7: Briggs, Hill
Row 8: Page, King
Row 9: Larson, Chilton
Row 10: Crabtree, Cook
Row 11: Spencer, Leach
Row 12: Tweed, Eaton
Row 13: McIntosh
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