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May 23
Needmore Speedway,
Norman Park, GA
Sanction: Unsanctioned special events (Gene Maine Memorial) - $6,000
Information provided by: Staff and track reports (last updated May 24, 9:13 am)
Overton cruises to Gene Maine Memorial victory
Gene Maine Memorial
  1. Brandon Overton
  2. Kyle Bronson
  3. Jonathan Davenport
  4. Billy Moyer Jr.
  5. Brian Shirley
  6. Mark Whitener
  7. Steven Roberts
  8. Joseph Joiner
  9. Ross Robinson
  10. Kerry King Jr.
  11. Casey Roberts
  12. Clay Harris
  13. Shane Clanton
  14. Austin Horton
  15. Dalton Cook
  16. Russell Brown Jr.
  17. Tristan Sealy
  18. Ahnna Parkhurst
  19. Larry Harrod
  20. J.O. Nobles
  21. John Baker
  22. Ryan Scott
presented by
Richard Barnes
Brandon Overton and members of the Gene Maine family.
What won the race: Polesitter Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., ran away and hid Saturday at Needmore Speedway for a $6,000 victory in the unsanctioned Gene Maine Memorial. Overton led by a nearly half-track margin with 10 laps remaining and took the checkers 1.384 seconds ahead of runner-up and new track record-holder Kyle Bronson.
Quotable: "It's just great to see all the fans back (here), and it's just a special race to win. I wanted this one really bad," Overton said. "Last week I was talking to one of my old racing buddies and he was telling me stories about Gene Maine, so for his family to be here, obviously he's got a lot of history around these parts. ... (The car) was a handful after that last restart. I don't know if I sealed my right-front (tire) up or what ... but we held on."
Key notes: Hometown driver John Baker drew a lap-seven caution when he lost a left-rear wheel. ... Dalton Cook drew a lap-15 yellow and lap-32 caution fell for debris. ... The event drew a large crowd for the first Super Late Model event at Needmore in five seasons. ... Kyle Bronson lowered the track record in qualifying with a 14.114-second lap, but he lost the first heat after being penalized for jumping the start. ... The inaugural event honored late racer Gene Maine of Valdosta, Ga., who died in a December automobile accident at the age of 55.
On the move: Jonathan Davenport of Blairsville, Ga., started 11th and finished fourth.
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.
Current weather: Clear, 73°F
Car count: 23
Fast qualifier: Kyle Bronson
Time: 14.114 seconds
Polesitter: Brandon Overton
Heat race winners: Brandon Overton, Billy Moyer Jr., John Baker
Editor's note: Fixes Overton engine to Clements

NORMAN PARK, Ga. — Super Late Model updates from Saturday’s Gene Maine Memorial at Needmore Speedway, an unsanctioned $6,000-to-win event (results unofficial):


Polesitter Brandon Overton of Evans, Ga., ran away and hid Saturday at Needmore Speedway for a $6,000 victory in the unsanctioned Gene Maine Memorial. Overton led by a nearly half-track margin with 10 laps remaining and held on for a victory over runner-up and new track record-holder Kyle Bronson.

Heat race results

(Eight laps; all transfer)

First heat: Brandon Overton, Kyle Bronson, Brian Shirley, Dalton Cook, Mark Whitener, Russell Brown, Clay Harris.

Second heat: Billy Moyer Jr., Shane Clanton, Casey Roberts, Jonathan Davenport, Steven Roberts, Ross Robinson, Ryan Scott.

Third heat: John Baker, Larry Harrod, Joseph Joiner, Tristan Sealy, Austin Horner, Anna Parkhurst, J.O. Nobles.

Time trials (unofficial)

Driver (car no.), hometown
Kyle Bronson (40B), Brandon, Fla., 14.114
Billy Moyer Jr. (21jr), Batesville, Ark., 14.225
Brandon Overton (76), Evans, Ga., 14.381
Shane Clanton (25), Zebulon, Ga., 14.462
Austin Horton (16), Newnan, Ga., 14.490
Dalton Cook (44D), Smiths Station, Ala., 14.547
Casey Roberts (101), Toccoa, Ga., 14.621
Joseph Joiner (10), Milton, Fla., 14.750
Steven Roberts (111), Jesup, Ga., 14.811
Larry Harrod (27), Plains, Ga., 14.897
Mark Whitener (5), Middleburg, Fla., 14.974
Jonathan Davenport (49), Blairsville, Ga., 14.984
Brian Shirley (3S), Chatham, Ill., 15.016
Tristan Sealy (35TC), Moultrie, Ga., 15.026
Clay Harris (6), Jupiter, Fla., 15.070
Ross Robinson (7), Georgetown, Del., 15.094
Ahnna Parkhurst (23), Evans, Ga., 15.181
Russell Brown Jr. (00), Valdosta, Fla., 15.189
Ryan Scott (0), Pittsfield, Pa., 15.596
J.O. Nobles (JO), Nahunta, Ga., 16.782
Kerry King (0KB), Delmar, Del., no time
John Baker (5), Norman Park, Ga., no time

Saturday’s schedule

6:30-7 p.m. - Drivers’ meetings
7 p.m. - Hot laps
- Super street
- Super Late Model
- 602 Sportsman
- Street stock
- Enduro
- Skeeter
Opening ceremonies
- Super street heats (8 laps)
- Super Late Model time trials (2 laps)
- Enduro heats (8 laps)
- Super Late Model heats (8 laps)
- Skeeter heats (8 laps)
- 602 Sportsman consolation
- Enduro consolation
Feature events
- Super street (15 laps)
- Super Late Model (40 laps)
- Enduro (15 laps)
- Street stock (20 laps)
- 602 Sportsman (20 laps)

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