Brandon Overton raced his way to his biggest career win two weeks ago. The 27-year-old from Evans, Ga., claimed the $50,000 victory in the 50th running of the Hillbilly Hundred at Tyler County Speedway in West Virginia.

A win in one of the sport’s crown jewel events is huge in prestige. Combine that with a large payday and it becomes legendary.

Overton carried his recent hot streak into Screven Motor Speedway in Sylvania, Ga., last Saturday. He left there with a Southern All Star Dirt Racing Series trophy and the $10,000 first-place prize.

48th World 100

The most distinguished and sought-after trophy in Dirt Late Model racing is the World 100 globe trophy.

This year’s pursuit of the coveted prize was postponed until Oct. 12-13 due to weather. Eldora Speedway in Ohio was inundated with rain last weekend, forcing the rescheduling.

Two preliminary $10,000 to win races were held on Sept. 6. They were won by Scott Bloomquist of Mooresburg, Tenn. and Jimmy Owens of Newport, Tenn.

Knoxville Late Model Nationals

The 15th Annual Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals took center stage this weekend.

Action got underway Thursday night with a $7,000 to win race at the Iowa half-mile track. Tyler Erb of New Waverly, Texas, picked up his first national touring series victory in the event.

Racing was to continue Friday night with another $7,000 to win race. The weekend was scheduled to culminate on Saturday night with the $40,000 to win finale.

Mike Marlar of Winfield, Tenn., won the last two Knoxville Late Model Nationals. He did not enter this year.

Davenport and Madden

Jonathan Davenport of Pelzer is still atop the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points standings. He led Josh Richards of Shinnston, WVa., by 220 points heading into Thursday night’s race. Bloomquist was in third, 70 points behind Richards.

There are six races left on the Lucas Oil season schedule after this weekend.

Chris Madden of Gaffney still leads the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series points chase. He is in a three-way battle for the crown with Marlar (-22 points) and Brandon Sheppard (-30 points) of New Berlin, Ill.

There are seven races remaining on the World of Outlaws 2018 tour.

One Year Since Duvall Passed

Wednesday marked one year since Mike Duvall passed away.

My childhood hero had not been able to make it to the racetrack but a few times in the years leading up to his passing. Despite that, thoughts of the Flintstone Flyer always crossed my mind whenever I looked at the cars racing into the corners.

Not much has changed as far as that goes. I guess a part of me will always be looking for the F1 at the front of every field of cars.

I sure do miss him. I know I’m not alone.

See you at the races.