Brandon Overton drove to his second straight ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series South East Region win on Saturday night at Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia.
The Evans, Georgia driver pocketed $20,000 for the victory after battling Jonathan Davenport early in the event. Overton took the lead for good on lap 28 of the 60 lap feature.
Dale McDowell finished in second, with Mike Marlar in third, Davenport in fourth and Chris Madden in fifth.
After starting on the outside of the front row, Davenport took the lead from polesitter Overton with a crossover move to the inside coming off the second turn on the first lap.
Overton returned the favor on Davenport to take the lead on lap two. The caution flag flew for the first time on lap three when 2016 ULTIMATE SE Rookie of the Year Glenn Elliott spun in turn four. Marlar gave up the third spot on the track to pit under caution.
Back under green, Overton retook the lead, with Davenport in tow. The fifth lap saw Davenport pull alongside Overton to battle for the lead.
Overton pulled in front of Davenport on lap seven, and Madden worked his way back around Hubbard for the third spot. Davenport made an inside move on Overton coming off the fourth turn on lap nine to take the lead. .
Davenport reached the cars on the tail end of the lead lap on lap 13, allowing Overton to chase down Davenport in lap traffic, and began to challenge for the lead on lap 20.
Davenport was able to keep Overton behind him in lapped traffic, but once they had clear race track in front of them, Overton dove to the inside going into turn three on lap 28 to take the lead from Davenport. McDowell then closed on Davenport and they raced side-by-side for second on lap 30. Elliott brought out the caution flag for a second time on lap 32 to bunch up the field for a restart.
McDowell passed Davenport for second on the restart, with Chris Ferguson bolting into the fifth spot. Marlar came from out of nowhere to take over the sixth spot.
By lap 35, Overton had pulled out to a half straightaway lead over McDowell. The final caution flag of the race came out on lap 44 for debris in turn four. Overton retook the lead on the restart, and drove away to the victory.
The next race for the ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series will be on April 15 at South Carolina’s Modoc Speedway.
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ULTIMATE Super Late Model Series
Virginia Motor Speedway – Jamaica, VA
Race Results – April 8, 2017
POS STRT CAR # DRIVER
1. 1 116 Brandon Overton Evans, GA 60 $20,000
2. 6 17m Dale McDowell Rossville, GA 60 $10,000
3. 4 157 Mike Marlar Winfield, TN 60 $5.000
4. 2 49 Jonathan Davenport Blairsville, GA 60 $3,000
5. 3 44 Chris Madden Gray Court 60 $2,000
6. 5 11 Austin Hubbard
7. 7 7 Rick Eckert York, PA 60 $1,500
8. 11 66c Matt Cosner
9. 10 22 Chris Ferguson Mt. Holly, NC 60 $1,100
10. 17 0 Dale Hollidge
11. 15 72 Jason Covert
12. 12 18 Brett Hamm
13. 9 7r Ross Robinson
14. 8 31 Tyler Millwood
15. 13 24 Kenny Mooreland
16. 21 4 Amanda Whaley
17. 19 55 Darryl Hills
18. 23 29 Jason Welshan Maryville, TN 58 $725
19. 24 5 Glenn Elliott
20. 18 92 Nick Davis
21. 22 27 Michael Lake Uniontown, PA 42 $650
22. 14 2 Dennis Franklin
23. 20 32 Dustin Mitchell
24. 16 1 Willie Milliken