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July 28, 2018 - Overton Stays Red Hot With Two More Southern Nationals Victories; Finishes 2nd in Points
1On Tuesday night both drivers of the Franklin Enterprises team were in action with David Breazeale at Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) and Brandon Overton at Boyd’s Speedway (Ringgold, Georgia). In a field of 23 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series entries, Breazeale jumped up one spot in his heat scoring a 3rd place finish. Earning the 9th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, David dropped two positions logging an 11th place finish. (Mike Ruefer photo)

1For the seventh round of the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series, Overton registered the third fastest time in his qualifying group earning him the 6th-starting position for the A-Main. With $3,500 on the line, Brandon suffered a broken oil pump on the second lap ending his night early.

1The following night at Crossville Speedway (Crossville, Tennessee), Brandon locked his spot into the main event with the third fastest time in his group. Overtaking Casey Roberts and Michael Chilton for the top spot on lap 10, Overton paced his way to his fourth win of the season over Casey Roberts, Dale McDowell, Michael Chilton, and Craig Vosbergen. He was awarded a $3,500 payday for his efforts. (Brian McLeod photo)

On Friday night Franklin Enterprises saw both David Breazeale and Brandon Overton in action in two different events. Drawing 29 Super Late Models to Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Southern Nationals Series sanctioned event, Overton was able to record the third fastest time in his qualifying group before steady rain moved in and washed out the night.

1David Breazeale was piloting the Franklin Fence #54 Super Late Model entry at Fairbury American Legion Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned Prairie Dirt Classic. With 61 cars on hand for four rounds of preliminary features, David logged the 20th fastest time in his group earning him the 10th-starting position for the $2,500-to-win show. Losing one spot in the 25-lapper, Breazeale logged an 11th pace outing.

1On Saturday night Overton stopped at Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) for the Southern Nationals Series finale. Holding his spot in his 10-lap heat, Brandon scored a 3rd place finish positioning him 8th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Overtaking Michael Chilton for the lead on lap-31 after a restart, Overton led for the next 8 circuits until Chilton regained the top spot while battling through lap-traffic. Sliding past Chilton on lap-50, Brandon Overton held on in the remaining three laps capturing his fifth win of the season over Donald McIntosh, Michael Chilton, Casey Roberts, and Dale McDowell. He pocketed a $10,000 prize for his late-race heroics. (Brian McLeod photo)

Brandon wrapped up the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series point standings in third after his performance on Saturday.

Returning on Saturday night for consolation event, Breazeale placed 8th in his heat B-Main forcing him to rely on a provisional into the 29th annual Prairie Dirt Classic. Starting in 28th, David gained eight spots recording a 20th place finish after drawing a caution on lap-31.

David remains leading the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year chase and 9th in the overall point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 22, 2018 - Overton Captures Three Straight Southern Nationals Wins
1After losing Monday’s opener to Mother Nature, Brandon Overton returned with the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern National Series on Tuesday evening at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee). In a field of 31 Super Late Models, Overton locked his spot into the A-Main with a 10-lap consolation victory. Starting in 12th, Brandon gained eight spots in the 35-lapper reeling in a 4th place finish behind Cory Hedgecock, Eric Wells, and Michael Chilton with Casey Roberts coming in 5th. (Michael Moats photo)

1On Thursday evening at Toccoa Speedway (Toccoa, Georgia), Brandon laid down the fastest time in his qualifying group earning him the 2nd-starting position for the feature. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Overton navigated through lap-traffic late to capture his first win of the season aboard the Franklin Enterprises #76 entry. Topping Casey Roberts, Dale McDowell, Shannon Buckingham, and Cade Dillard at the line, Brandon was awarded a $3,500 payday for his dominant performance in the 35-lap affair. (Brian McLeod photos)

1The following night brought the Southern Nationals Series to Swainsboro Raceway (Swainsboro, Georgia) for the two-day special. With 20 Super Late Models registered in for action, Overton timed in third fastest in qualifying positioning him 3rd on the starting grid for the feature. Using a late-race caution to his advantage, Brandon slipped by Casey Roberts on lap-47 and held the top spot for the next six circuits scoring his second straight victory and a $5,300 payday. Roberts, Dale McDowell, Joey Coulter, and Ross Bailes rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

1Returning on Saturday night with both Brandon Overton and Billy Franklin in action, Overton secured his spot into the feature with the fastest time in his qualifying group. Rolling off on the front row, Brandon led flag-to-flag registering his third straight win over Ross Bailes, Dale McDowell, Aaron Ridley, and John Henderson Jr. He captured a $5,300 payday for his triumphant victory in the 53-lapper.

1Billy Franklin logged the seventh fastest time in his qualifying group earning him the 14th-starting position for the feature. Breaking into the Top-10, Franklin jumped up four spots reeling in a 10th place outing.

On Sunday night Overton was one of 29 Super Late Models on hand at Rome Speedway (Rome, Georgia). Following the ninth fastest time in his qualifying group, Brandon gained one spot in his B-Main to place 3rd. Starting in 17th, Brandon Overton improved eight spots in the 53-lapper notching a 9th place finish.

Brandon is currently third in the Southern Nationals point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 14, 2018 - Breazeale Follows World of Outlaws on Northern Swing
1Tuesday night found the David Breazeale and the Franklin Enterprises team in action at Black Hills Speedway (Rapid City, South Dakota) following the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. After laying down the ninth fastest time in qualifying, David sored a 5th place finish in his heat positioning him 9th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Losing one spot in the 50-lapper, Breazeale logged a 10th place finish.

1On Friday night the World of Outlaws returned to action at River Cities Speedway (Grand Forks, North Dakota) for the $10,000 top prize. In a field of 23 cars, Breazeale edged his way into the feature with an 8th place finish in his heat. Rolling off 22nd, David advanced through the field 14 spots reeling in an 8th place finish. (Scott Swenson photo)

Wrapping up northern stint, David stopped at Devil’s Lake Speedway (Lakota, North Dakota) on Saturday evening. Following the second fastest time overall in qualifying, Breazeale bagged a 10-lap heat race victory positioning him on the pole for the finale. Hanging on to a Top-10 finish, David Breazeale fell back to a 9th place outing in the 50-lap affair.

1Also on Saturday night, Brandon Overton invaded Wythe Raceway (Rural Retreat, Virginia) kicking off the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series. With 31 Super Late Models registered in for action, Brandon laid down the fastest time overall in his qualifying group before charging to a heat race win. Earning the 2nd-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main, Overton ran into mechanical issues on lap 29 that ended his night early.

David sits out front in the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year chase and 9th in the overall point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

July 7, 2018 - Brandon Overton Scores Runner-up Finish at Cherokee Speedway
1David Breazeale returned with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series on Friday night at Dubuque Speedway (Dubuque, Iowa) for the $10,000 top prize. In a field of 28 cars, David locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 3rd place finish in his heat. Falling shy of a Top-10 finish, David slipped back to a 15th place outing the 40-lap affair.

1During the same night, Brandon Overton visited Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) powering the Billy Franklin-owned #76 Super Late Model for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned contest. With 30 Super Late Models on hand for the Grassy Smith Memorial, Brandon edged his way into the $12,000-to-win A-Main with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat. Rolling off 13th, Brandon Overton charged through the field 11 spots reeling in an impressive runner-up finish behind Scott Bloomquist with Josh Richards, Don O’Neal, and Dennis Erb Jr. completing the Top-5 finishers. (Heath Lawson photo)

On Saturday night Breazeale stopped at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) for the 39th annual Gopher 50. Following a 4th place finish in his heat race, David ran into mechanical issues in the feature on lap-14 dropping him back to a 22nd place outing.

David continues to lead the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year chase and 9th in the overall point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.LucasDirt.com.