Pulls Double Duty in Super Bowl of Racing
28, 2023) After last night's disappointing
turn of events, Cody Overton wrapped up the three-day
'Super Bowl of Racing' weekend tonight by once again
pulling double duty. In 604 Crate Late Model competition,
Cody stopped the clock second fastest overall during
the qualifying session and later wound up fourth in
the final finishing order of the $2,500 to win main
event. Behind the wheel of a 602 Late Model, Cody
won his consolation race to advance into the $1,500
to win feature, but a flat tire early in the A-Main
dropped him to a disappointing twenty-fifth place
showing. (Chris Anderson Photo)
(January 27, 2023) It
was an up-and-down night for Cody Overton tonight
in the second leg of the 'Super Bowl of Racing' at
Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. Cody
laid down the fastest lap in Group B during the 604
Crate Late Model qualifying session and later came
out on top of the A-Main to record an apparent $2,000
victory. In the 602 division, Cody posted the third
quickest time in Group A during qualifying and appeared
to run a strong third in the $1,000 to win feature
event. However, both impressive finishes were disallowed
and Cody was disqualified for incorrect transponder
location - something that could have easily been prevented
if there was pre-race technical inspection.
(January 26, 2023) Cody
Overton, of Evans, Georgia, started the 'Super Bowl
of Racing' weekend tonight at Golden Isles Speedway
near Brunswick, Georgia. In the 604 Crate Late Model
division, Cody timed in third quickest overall during
the qualifying session before driving to an impressive
runner-up effort in the A-Main behind only $1,500
winner Trey Mills. Behind the wheel of a 602 Late
Model, Cody clicked off the tenth fastest lap during
time trials prior to passing six competitors during
the $900 to win main event to finish fourth in the
Overton Competes in Sunshine Nationals at VSP
21, 2023) Due to an unstable weather forecast
and area predictions calling for afternoon and early
evening rain, track and Crate Racin' USA Late Model
Series officials have canceled the final night of the
fourth annual 'Sunshine Nationals' at the half-mile
Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida. The $10,000
to win spectacular - scheduled for tonight - will not
be rescheduled. (Chris Anderson Photo)
(January 20, 2023) Night
two of the 'Sunshine Nationals' took center stage tonight
at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park and the Crate Racin' USA
Series competitors once again vied for a $1,500 top
prize in one of four qualifying features. Cody Overton
timed in thirty-second quickest in Group B during 604
Crate Late Model qualifying and later moved past six
racecars during his 20-lap main event to finish in the
(January 19, 2023) Evans,
Georgia standout Cody Overton returned to competition
tonight in the first round of the 'Sunshine Nationals'
at Volusia Speedway Park. A total of 67 Crate Racin'
USA Series stars rolled into the Daytona Beach-area
speedplant and Cody started off the evening by laying
down the fifteenth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying.
After starting his $1,500 to win qualifying feature
from the outside of the fourth row, Cody was able to
pick off a pair of competitors during the 20-lapper
en route to a solid sixth place effort.
Grabs Top Ten in Season-Opening Ice Bowl
8, 2023) Cody Overton, of Evans, Georgia, lifted
the lid to his 2023 racing season over the January 6-7
weekend at Talladega Short Track in Eastaboga, Alabama.
In the Crate Racin' USA Series portion of the 32nd Annual
'Ice Bowl,' Cody timed in fourth fastest in his group
during qualifying on Friday before grabbing the fourth
transfer spot through his heat race. After starting Saturday's
$3,000 to win headliner from the outside of the seventh
row, Cody was able to steer past a handful of competitors
during the 40-lap affair en route to a steady ninth place
effort in his season opener. He also competed in a Mini
Stock over the weekend at TST, but a myriad of bad luck
cost him a chance to vie for that $3,000 top prize. Complete
results from the entire 'Ice Bowl' weekend can be viewed
online at www.talladegashorttrack.com.
Overton Claims Ninth Victory at Swainsboro!
5, 2022) During a busy three-day, season-ending
weekend, Cody Overton racked up a victory, four podium finishes,
and an additional top ten effort in events at Swainsboro
Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia and Cochran Motor Speedway
in Cochran, Georgia from December 2-4! Cody's ninth win
of the year came on Saturday night in the 'Turkey 100' finale
for the 602 Late Models, as he set Fast Time during qualifying
before beating runner-up Allen Styck, Cameron Tribble, Trey
Mills, and Brandon McDaniel to the checkers in the feature
to bag the $3,000 payday!
The Evans, Georgia standout also competed
in the 604 Late Model division on Saturday and was able
to record an impressive runner-up performance behind only
$7,500 winner John Ruggiero, Jr. In earlier action at Swainsboro
on Friday evening, Cody placed second in the 602 division
behind only victor Brandon McDaniel, while he blasted past
twenty competitors in the 604 class to land on the podium
in third behind only winner John Ruggiero, Jr. and runner-up
Trey Mills. In Sunday's weekend finale at Cochran Motor
Speedway, Cody only competed in the 604 Late Model division
and was able to climb three spots during the $2,000 to win
headliner to finish in the sixth position. Complete results
from both Peach State venues, which wrapped up the 2022
campaign, can be found online at www.swainsbororaceway.com
(Richard Barnes Photo)
Runner-Up in 604 Turkey Tuneup Contest!
27, 2022) Over a rainy Thanksgiving holiday weekend,
Cody Overton was able to get one night into the record book
on Thursday, November 24 at Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro,
Georgia. In the 'Turkey Tuneup' program, Cody entered both
the 604 and 602 Late Model divisions on Thanksgiving evening.
He started on the pole of the 602 feature and appeared to
pick up the $2,000 first place prize until an unfortunate
post-race disqualification relegated him to nineteenth in
the final finishing order. Behind the wheel of a 604 Late
Model, Cody moved up one spot during the 30-lap feature to
finish an impressive runner-up behind only $3,000 victor Carson
Ferguson! Complete results from both classes can be accessed
online at www.swainsbororaceway.com.
(Richard Barnes Photo)
Gets Win #8 at Needmore Speedway!
20, 2022) Evans, Georgia standout Cody Overton recorded
his eighth triumph of the 2022 racing season at Needmore Speedway
in Norman Park, Georgia over the November 18-19 weekend! Aboard
his #97 602 Late Model, Cody earned Fast Time honors during
the qualifying session and later emerged victorious in the main
event on Saturday to pocket the $2,500 first place prize over
a top five that included runner-up Mark Whitener, Wiley McDaniel,
Brayden Johnson, and Allen Styck.
The popular young driver known as "Lil' Sexy"
also piloted a Ty Giles entry in the $10,000 to win 'Early Bird
50,' which was sanctioned by the Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late
Model Series. Cody clicked off the second quickest lap in his
group during qualifying on Friday, but unfortunately hooked
an inside tire while battling in the top five of Saturday's
50-lapper and nose damage dropped him to disappointing twenty-third
place showing. Complete results from the entire weekend at Needmore
Speedway can be accessed online at www.raceneedmorespeedway.com.
for Overton in $30,000 National 100...
30, 2022) Cody Overton pulled double duty during the
annual running of the 'National 100' on October 28-29 at the storied
East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama. Behind the
wheel of Benji Cranford's #93 BWRC entry in the Super Late Model
division, Cody showed speed all weekend and was a threat to pocket
the whopping $30,000 payday. After timing in twelfth quickest
overall during qualifying on Friday night and finishing second
in his heat race, Cody started Saturday's 100-lapper from the
outside of the fourth row. The young Evans, Georgia standout then
streaked to the front to battle his brother Brandon Overton for
the lead, officially led laps 10-21 and 24-53, and was sitting
inside of the top five late until oil pressure problems dropped
him to a disappointing twelfth place effort.
In the 604 Crate Late Model division during the
'National 100' weekend, Cody laid down the seventh fastest lap
overall during the qualifying session on Friday evening to land
the inside of the fourth row for Saturday's $5,000 to win main
event. Unfortunately, problems during the feature relegated "Lil
Sexy" to twenty-first in the final rundown. Complete results
from EAMS can be accessed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
(Simple Moments Photography)
Overton Drives Borrowed Ride in Powell Memorial
23, 2022) Piloting a #40 car for owner Greg James, Cody
Overton competed in the 27th Annual 'Powell Family Memorial' on
October 21-22 at All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Florida. The
Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series presided over the lucrative
Crate Late Model showdown, which drew a 73 car field to vie for
the $27,000 first place prize money. Cody laid down the quickest
lap in his group during qualifying on Friday night prior to running
a close second in his heat race. After starting Saturday's 67-lap
headliner from the outside of the fifth row, Cody unfortunately
got into the wall late in the distance and was relegated to a
disappointing twenty-second place showing. Full results from the
'Powell Family Memorial' can be accessed online by clicking on
Eleventh in Showdown on the Coast
16, 2022) Cody Overton and his #97 team struck out to
Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia on October 14-15
for the annual running of the 'Showdown on the Coast.' With the
Crate Racin USA Dirt Late Model Series, Cody timed in fourth quickest
in his group during qualifying on Friday night before running
second in his heat race. After starting seventh on the grid in
Saturday's $10,000 to win headliner, Cody wound up eleventh in
the final finishing order following sixty green flag circuits.
Behind the wheel of his 602 Late Model on Saturday evening, the
Evans, Georgia standout knocked down the second fastest lap overall
during time trials and later placed fourth in the A-Main behind
only $1,000 victor Scott Waters, Jason Garver, and Trey Mills.
Complete results from both divisions during the 'Showdown on the
Coast' can be found online at www.gisdirt.com.
Overton Sweeps Swainsboro for Two Wins!
9, 2022) Cody Overton, of Evans, Georgia, is now sitting
on seven feature wins in 2022 following a pair of victories on
Saturday night, October 8 at Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro,
Georgia! In both the 604 Late Model and 602 Late Model divisions,
Cody earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session for
both classes and later led each and every circuit in the pair
of feature events. He beat Ricky McLain, Caleb Gay, Terry Lumley,
and Jeremy Faircloth to record the $1,000 payday behind the wheel
of his 604, while he bested Ryan Davis, Cameron Tribble, Kyle
Connell, and Dustin Watkins in the 602 to bag the $700 top prize!
Complete results from last night's sweep at Swainsboro Raceway
can be accessed online at www.swainsbororaceway.com.
(Richard Barnes Photo)
Tenth in Red Farmer Tribute Finale
2, 2022) Evans, Georgia ace Cody Overton was in the pit
area at Talladega Short Track on September 30-October 1 for a
pair of Crate Racin' USA Series battles that made up the 'Red
Farmer Tribute' weekend. On Friday night in the $3,700 to win
opener at the Eastaboga, Alabama facility, Cody placed second
in his consolation race before winding up twenty-fifth in the
final rundown of the 37-lap feature. At TST on Saturday evening
with a $6,000 top prize was up for grabs, Cody won his consolation
event before moving up to finish tenth in the weekend finale.
Complete results from both 'Red Farmer Tribute' races can be found
online by clicking on www.crateracinusa.com.
Overton Makes Late Minute Trip to Tri-County
23, 2022) "Lil' Sexy" Cody Overton made a last
minute trip to Tri-County Race Track in Brasstown, North Carolina
on Thursday evening, September 22 for the inaugural running of
the 'Russell Thomas Memorial.' The Super Late Model special at
Ray Cook's racetrack boasted a $5,700 winner's check. Cody clicked
off the ninth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session
to earn the rights to the inside of the fifth row for the 57-lap
main event. Unfortunately, Cody suffered mechanical issues on
the fourth circuit and was forced to retire from the 'Russell
Thomas Memorial' in the nineteenth finishing position. Complete
results from last night at the "Tiger Pit" can be accessed
online at www.tricountyracetrack.net.
Strong in Alabama State Championship!
19, 2022) Cody Overton, of Evans, Georgia, was ultra-busy
over the September 17-18 weekend at East Alabama Motor Speedway
in Phenix City, Alabama. The 50th Annual 'Alabama State Championship'
races were held over the weekend at EAMS and a $5,000 winner's
check was up for grabs in the 604 Crate Late Model division. Cody
clicked off the twelfth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying
on Saturday before starting the 40-lap feature on Sunday from
the outside of the twelfth row. He then stormed through the pack
and just missed out on a top five performance, as he crossed underneath
the checkered flag in the sixth finishing position.
In Super Late Model action over the weekend, the
Southern All Stars Dirt Racing Series (SAS) presided over a pair
of $4,050 to win battles to celebrate the 50th Annual 'Alabama
State Championship.' On Saturday, Cody laid down the seventh fastest
time in Group B during qualifying and later picked off ten competitors
during the 40-lapper to land in the fourth spot behind only victor
Kenny Collins, Austin Horton, and J.R. Moseley. At EAMS in the
finale on Sunday, Cody stopped the clock third quickest in Group
A during time trials prior to blasting all the way up to second
in the 40-lap headliner en route to an impressive runner-up effort
behind only race winner Wil Herrington! Complete results from
each of these contests can be found online at www.eamsdirt.com.
Overton Cashes $5,000 at Natural Bridge!
5, 2022) Evans, Georgia ace Cody Overton racked up his
fifth checkered flag of the 2022 campaign on Friday night, September
2 at Natural Bridge Speedway in Natural Bridge, Virginia! Cody
earned Fast Time honors during American Pro Late Model All-Star
Series qualifying and later ran second in the fast dash. He then
led the final thirteen circuits of the 50-lap headliner to pocket
the $5,000 first place prize money over a top five that included
runner-up Josh Dietz, Kyle Hardy, Benji Hicks, and Logan Roberson!
The #97 team then followed the American Pro Late
Model All-Star Series to Beckley Motor Speedway in Mount Hope,
West Virginia on Saturday evening, September 3 for a $10,000 to
win throwdown. Cody placed third in his loaded heat race before
passing eight competitors during the 'Back the Blue '76' en route
to a solid eighth place showing. In Sunday's weekend finale at
Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina, Cody laid down the
fourth quickest lap in Crate Late Model qualifying and later advanced
up to third during the 20-lap feature to land on the podium behind
only $1,200 victor Dillon Brown and runner-up John Ruggiero, Jr.!
Complete results from each of these races can be found online
(Tara Chavez Photo)