In a story originally posted by DirtonDirt.com it has come to light that Dirt Late Model racing star Brandon Overton of Evans, Georgia has parted ways with Rum Runner Racing and will begin competing immediately for Wells Motorsports. The former World of Outlaws Late Model Series Rookie of the Year and reigning Southern Nationals champion will race this weekend under the Wells banner.
Eric Wells campaigned for several years for Wells Motorsports including a stint on the WoO Late Models circuit in his father’s cars but has since taken on the role of team manager.
The 28-year-old Overton posted solid results for the Rum Runner organization in 2019 with twelve feature wins including a home state WoO Late Models victory on the opening weekend of the season for that national tour at Screven Motorsports Park along with the aforementioned Southern Nationals title.
According to the DirtonDirt story, Rum Runner principle Joey Coulter stated a need to scale back from the hectic schedule his team ran in 2019 as a reason for parting ways with their driver.
Throughout most of the 2019 season Wells Motorsports fielded cars for North Carolina driver Kyle Strickler. The Modified ace turned Late Model racer had earlier separated from the Kentucky-based outfit due to the distance between their shop and his home.
Overton will drive for the David Wells-owned operation this weekend in a triple-header weekend featuring an Ultimate Southeast event at Screven on Friday, a Carolina Clash sanctioned race at Lancaster(SC) Speedway on Saturday, and a Carolina Clash/Xtreme DIRTcar co-sanctioned affair at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, SC on Sunday.
Wells employs Longhorn Chassis with Cornett power.
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