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Cody Overton Battles Back for Needmore Top Ten

(May 15, 2022) The #97 team invaded Needmore Speedway in Norman Park, Georgia on Saturday, May 14 for the annual running of the 'Gene Maine Memorial.' The Crate Racin' USA Dirt Late Model Series presided over the single-day throwdown in the Peach State and 39 competitors signed into the pit area to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Cody Overton stopped the clock ninth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to placing second in his B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the eighth row in the 50-lap headliner, Cody had vaulted all the way up to fifth in the running order before suffering an untimely flat tire. The Evans, Georgia ace was then forced to rally from the tail to salvage a ninth place performance in the 'Gene Maine Memorial.' Complete results from last night at Needmore Speedway can be accessed online by clicking on www.crateracinusa.com. (Brian McLeod Photo)

Overton Makes Late Dash to Swainsboro; Finishes Second!

(May 1, 2022) After the big Open Wheel Modified special was washed out at East Bay (FL) Raceway Park, Cody Overton made a late dash north to Swainsboro Raceway in Swainsboro, Georgia on Saturday, April 30. The annual 'Pinetree 100' was held last night at Swainsboro and a $3,000 paycheck was up for grabs for the Crate Late Models. Cody stopped the clock fourth quickest overall during the qualifying session to earn the outside of the second row for the start of the A-Main. At the checkers, the Evans, Georgia ace had moved all the way up to second to finish behind only victor John Ruggiero, Jr. Complete results from the 'Pinetree 100' can be accessed online by clicking on www.swainsbororaceway.com. (Richard Barnes Photo)

Cody Overton Competes in Florida Dirt Nationals

(April 24, 2022) The April 22-23 weekend saw Cody Overton and the #97 team venture to All-Tech Raceway in Ellisville, Florida for the two-day 'Florida Dirt Nationals,' which was sanctioned by the XR Super Series. In the $25,000 to win weekend opener on Friday night, Cody broke a rear end in his heat race before winding up ninth in his B-Main. At All-Tech on Saturday evening in the $50,000 to win grand finale, Cody ran sixth in both his heat race and his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Evans, Georgia ace was unable to crack the starting grid for either of the main events at the Sunshine State speedplant. Complete results from each of these lucrative races can be found online by clicking on www.racexr.com.

Overton Up to Second in Cotton Tail 60 Before Troubles

(April 17, 2022) The Jeff Mathews Motorsports team and driver Cody Overton invaded Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia on Saturday, April 16. The 604 Crate Late Models raced for a $10,000 top prize in the 'Cotton Tail 60.' Cody laid down the fifteenth fastest lap overall during the qualifying session before running fifth in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the tenth row in the 60-lap headliner, Cody blasted all the way up to second and was looking for the win when he unfortunately suffered terminal motor problems late in the feature distance. The Evans, Georgia ace was officially paid for a ninth place performance despite the mechanical troubles. Full results from last night at GIS can be located online at www.gisdirt.com.

New Website Launched for Lil' Sexy Cody Overton

(April 11, 2022) Evans, Georgia driver Cody Overton, Jeff Mathews Motorsports, and Delph Communications are all excited to announce the launch of the brand-new www.CodyOverton97.com! Cody is in his first full season of driving for car owner Jeff Mathews, of Riverview, Florida, and has already racked up a trio of special event victories during the 2022 season.

The young driver known as "Lil' Sexy" has already entered 30 Super Late Model and Crate Late Model events this year and has many more on his tentative schedule, as he plans an all-out assault on the popular DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour in the Midwest during the months of June and July. Keep up on the latest news, schedule dates, results, photos, and much more online at www.CodyOverton97.com. You can also purchase the latest #97 apparel and merchandise by clicking on www.ShopCodyOverton97.com, which was also developed and will be maintained by Delph Communications! (Heath Lawson Photo)

Overton Hangs on for Top Ten in Greenville Special

(April 10, 2022) The #97 Jeff Mathews Motorsports team ventured to Greenville Speedway on April 8-9 for the two-day 'Rumble on the Gumbo,' which was sanctioned by the Crate Racin' USA Series. On Friday night during preliminary action, Cody Overton knocked down the sixth quickest lap in his group during qualifying - despite making hard contact and riding the wall on his first lap - and later rallied to grab the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in Saturday's 60-lap headliner, Cody had his sights set on climbing through the field to capture the $10,000 windfall. The Evans, Georgia ace vaulted all the way up to fifth in the running order before a late right front flat tire caused him to limp home in the ninth finishing position. Complete results from the Greenville, Mississippi oval can be found online by clicking on www.crateracinusa.com.

#97 Team Rained Out at East Bay Raceway Park

(April 3, 2022) Due to the amount of rain that fell on Thursday evening and Friday morning, as well as the dooming forecast for additional rain, the racing program for Saturday, April 2 at East Bay Raceway Park has been cancelled. The scheduled $2,500 to win 'Donnie Tanner Memorial' 50-lap main for the 604 Late Models has been rescheduled for Saturday, May 14 at the Gibsonton, Florida oval. Next up for Cody Overton and the Jeff Mathews Motorsports (JMM) team will be a trip to Greenville, Mississippi with the Crate Racin' USA Series on April 8-9. The two-day show at Greenville Speedway will be headlined by a $10,000 to win feature next Saturday evening!

No Luck for Cody Overton in Rock Gault Memorial

(March 27, 2022) Cody Overton and the #97 team invaded the "Place Your Momma Warned You About" on March 25-26, as the World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model Series presided over the 'Rock Gault Memorial.' On Friday night at Cherokee Speedway in the weekend opener, which shelled out a $10,000 payday, Cody stopped the clock fifteenth quickest in Group A during qualifying before finishing seventh in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main. At the historic Gaffney, South Carolina facility on Saturday evening in the $20,000 to win grand finale, Cody timed in sixteenth fastest in Group A prior to running seventh in his heat race and sixth in his B-Main once again. Unfortunately, the Evans, Georgia standout was unable to crack the feature starting grid on both occasions. Complete results from the 'Rock Gault Memorial' can be accessed by logging onto www.woolms.com. (Jacy Norgaard Photo)

Overton Sixth in Shamrock at Boyd's Speedway

(March 20, 2022) Jeff Mathews Motorsports (JMM) and driver Cody Overton trekked north on I-75 to Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia on Saturday, March 19 for the annual running of the 'Shamrock' race. The Ultimate Super Late Model Series presided over the single-day throwdown at the Chattanooga-area oval and 42 competitors showed up to do battle for the $5,000 top prize. Cody laid down the third fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session, which locked him into the outside of the third row for the start of the 40-lap headliner. The driver known as "Lil' Sexy" then fought hard for a top five showing in the contest before landing in the sixth finishing position of the 'Shamrock' behind only victor Ricky Weiss, Payton Freeman, Jimmy Owens, Cory Hedgecock, and Cameron Weaver! Complete results from yesterday at Boyd's Speedway can be located online by clicking on www.ultimatesupers.com. (Chad Wells Photo)

 

 

 

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