In a team statement, Wells and Sons Motorsports have revealed that moving forward Brandon Overton will be their house car driver. The Evans, Georgia racer makes his debut this weekend in the team’s Longhorn Chassis/ Cornett Racing Engine-powered Super Late Model.
“We’re thrilled to have Brandon as the newest addition to the Wells Motorsports team,” said team manager, Eric Wells. “We’re looking forward to ending 2019 on a high note and the sky’s the limit for 2020!”
Brandon Overton is already well-acquainted with both Eric Wells and his father David. The duo often traveled and parked alongside each other while Overton was a World of Outlaws (WoO) Late Model Series regular in 2015 and 2016.
The 28-year-old standout makes his debut with the team this weekend. He’s preparing to compete in the November 22nd-24th events at Screven Motor Speedway (Sylvania, Georgia), Lancaster (South Carolina) Speedway, and Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina).
Wells and Overton are currently formulating plans for 2020. Among the possibilities is a possible return as a WoO regular. Additionally, the team is looking to hire two full-time crewmen to assist Overton in maintaining the team’s stable of Cornett-powered Longhorn entries.
Meanwhile, Eric Wells plans to compete in an array of local and regional Late Model and Modified events next season.
Wells Motorsports began the 2019 campaign, with Modified standout Kyle Strickler piloting both Dirt Late Model and Modified entries for the team. The Pennsylvania native visited Victory Lane in both entries, but perhaps his most notable performance came in June’s Dirt Late Model Dream at Ohio’s Eldora Speedway. In his Dirt Late Model debut at the hallowed, 1/2-mile oval, Strickler led several laps of the $100,00-to-win finale before a melee ultimately halted his chances at a win.
Strickler and Wells and Sons Motorsports amicably split ways a month ago. The biggest challenge for Strickler proved to be his commute between his North Carolina home and the Kentucky-based team operations.