Brandon Overton (76) and Brandon Sheppard (1) compete in World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series (Scott Swenson photo).

Tale of Two Brandons Headline World of Outlaws Late Models

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.

With stops at Lavonia (Ga.) Speedway on Friday and Lancaster (S.C.) Motor Speedway on Saturday, Sheppard and Overton will go head-to-head for the 25th and 26th time in 2020.

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 WeissCade DillardDarrell LaniganChase JunghansDennis Erb Jr.Ashton WingerScott BloomquistBoom Briggs and Brent Larson will be looking to stop ‘The Brandon and Brandon Show.’