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Overton Pulls Double Duty in Super Bowl of Racing

(January 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 final rundown.

Cody Overton Competes in Sunshine Nationals at VSP

(January 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 tenth position.

(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.

Overton Grabs Top Ten in Season-Opening Ice Bowl

(January 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.

Cody Overton Claims Ninth Victory at Swainsboro!

(December 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 and www.cochranspeedway.com. (Richard Barnes Photo)

Overton Runner-Up in 604 Turkey Tuneup Contest!

(November 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)

Cody Overton Gets Win #8 at Needmore Speedway!

(November 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. (MommaD Photography)

Heartbreaker for Overton in $30,000 National 100...

(October 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)

Cody Overton Drives Borrowed Ride in Powell Memorial

(October 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 www.crateracinusa.com.

Overton Eleventh in Showdown on the Coast

(October 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.

Cody Overton Sweeps Swainsboro for Two Wins!

(October 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)

Overton Tenth in Red Farmer Tribute Finale

(October 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.

Cody Overton Makes Late Minute Trip to Tri-County

(September 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.

Overton Strong in Alabama State Championship!

(September 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.

Cody Overton Cashes $5,000 at Natural Bridge!

(September 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 at www.crateracing.com and www.cherokeespeedwaysc.com. (Tara Chavez Photo)

 

 

 

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