CONCORD, N.C. — With a combined 42 dirt-late-model victories this season, Brandon Sheppard and Brandon Overton are bringing the next chapter of ‘The Brandon and Brandon Show’ to the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series this weekend.
In 24 previous encounters, Sheppard and Overton have competed against each other in 10 World of Outlaws events, nine Lucas Oil Late Model races, and five DIRTcar sanctioned shows. Sheppard has five early season victories in those races, but since racing returned in May, Overton has been on a hot streak, collecting four victories to Sheppard’s one. Overton is coming off a clean sweep of the World of Outlaws’ USA Nationals at Cedar Lake (Wis.) Speedway worth $57,000 in August
Sheppard leads the nation as the winningest dirt late model driver with 25 victories. Overton’s victory count sits at 17. A winner at both Lavonia and Lancaster, Sheppard has been to victory lane with the Morton Buildings Late Models at both venues on the docket this weekend. Overton is the most recent winner of the two at Lancaster, topping a May trip to the Lancaster, S.C. half-mile.
Each eyeing their own historic accomplishments, Sheppard is chasing his 14th World of Outlaws victory of the season — just four away from tying the single-season record of 18, and the 69th of his career.
Overton is looking for his 10th career with the World of Outlaws, which would make him the 17th different driver in series history with 10 or more victories.
Along with Sheppard and Overton, a stout crew of World of Outlaws full-time competitors including Ricky Weiss, Cade Dillard, Darrell Lanigan, Chase Junghans, Dennis Erb Jr., Ashton Winger, Scott Bloomquist, Boom Briggs and Brent Larson will be looking to stop ‘The Brandon and Brandon Show.’