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Practice Night and The Finishline Graphics Chili Feed Kicks Off the Yakima Weekend!
2015 Summer Thunder Schedule
Here 2 Wire Inc. Jump Starts Summer Thunder Sprint Series Points Fund!
Yakima Dirt Track to host the Summer Thunder Sprint Series Season Opener!
Season Tickets on Sale!
Practice Night and The Finishline Graphics Chili Feed Kicks Off the Yakima Weekend!

Practice Night and The Finishline...

2/17/2015 -
The inaugural Yakima Valley Sprint Car Challenge is just around the corner and the event continues to grow! A practice night has been added on Friday night April 3rd from 5:00pm - 8:00pm. Sprint cars and modifieds are welcome to
2015 Summer Thunder Schedule

2015 Summer Thunder Schedule

2/10/2015 -
2015 Summer Thunder Sprint Series Schedule: April 4: Yakima Dirt Track May 2: Skagit Speedway June 6: Grays Harbor Raceway June 25-26-27: Dirt Cup - Skagit Speedway - ASCS National Series July 3-4: Fred Brownfield Classic -
Here 2 Wire Inc. Jump Starts Summer Thunder Sprint Series Points Fund!

Here 2 Wire Inc. Jump Starts Summer...

1/31/2015 -
All over the country every track has its super fans that support racing in their area. The Pacific Northwest is no different; several people over the decades have stepped up to support the sport they love. For many years Glen and
Yakima Dirt Track to host the Summer Thunder Sprint Series Season Opener!

Yakima Dirt Track to host the Summer...

1/29/2015 -
Funtime Promotions is pleased to announce the 2015 season opener for the Summer Thunder Sprint Series will be at the Central Washington State Fairgrounds Dirt track Saturday April 4th. The ‘Yakima Valley Sprintcar Challenge’
Season Tickets on Sale!

Season Tickets on Sale!

1/27/2015 -
Season Tickets for the 2015 Grays Harbor Racing Series are now on sale! Season tickets will be good for ALL 2015 events. Why buy a season ticket?? • Save $$$ over buying individual tickets • Guarantee your same
Tickets
  • 32 Elma McCleary Road
  • Elma, WA 98541
  • 360-482-4374

Driver Profile

Quick Info

HometownGlenpool, OK
Nickname"Lighting"
OccupationRace Car Driver
Birthday11/9/1989
WebsiteVisit Website

Classes

ASCS Sprints#95

Driver Bio

Matt Covington

About Matt

At age five, Matt began his racing career as a member of the Tulsa Quarter Midget Association. For the next eight years, Matt traveled the States and into Canada accumulating over 100 A-Feature wins and three national titles. In 2004, he was inducted into the Quarter Midget Hall of Fame.

After Quarter Midgets, Matt made the crossover from asphalt to dirt, by driving a 600 micro. Matt was able to keep the success going in the micros with 10 feature wins. In his first ever Micro National appearance, he turned heads by placing 4th among some of the top contenders in the country at the 2004 Micro Nationals. Since 2004, Matt has made yearly appearances at the Tulsa Shoot-Out, and has raced the Chili Bowl Midget Nationals several times with hopes of making yearly appearances.

Currently, Matt is running a 360 Sprint Car in the Lucas Oil ASCS National and Regional Sprint Car Series. In 2008, He finished 4th in points in the ASCS Sooner Region. In 2009 Matt finished 2nd in the ASCS Sooner points only 32 points back from clinching his first sprint car championship while also mixing in half of the ASCS National schedule while and picked up a win at the famed Knoxville Raceway followed by a Knoxville 360 nationals A-Main start. In 2010 Matt ran the Full Lucas Oil ASCS National Series with a National win at Kilgore and also picked up a win at the "Ditch" in West Memphis. 2011 saw Matt winning the ASCS Lonestar Series championship and a runner-up finish in the ASCS Sooner region. Matt also added another national tour win at the end of 2011 at Las Cruzes, New Mexico. In 2012 and 2013, Matt became only the second driver in American Sprint Car Series history to earn two Regional championships in the same season by winning both the Sooner and Lonestar regional championships. In 2014, Matt rejoined the National Tour and picked up two National Tour wins along with an 8th place points finish .In 2015, Matt will once again run the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and build on the success of the previous seasons hoping to finish inside the top-5 in points with multiple wins.

Matt understands the importance of education and attends Tulsa Community College. He plans on transferring to Northeastern State University in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma for a degree in Education. If his racing plans do not work out, he would like to become a high school wrestling coach. Matt’s spare time is spent in the Glenpool High School wrestling room assisting the wrestlers while keeping in shape.

Career Highlights

3-Time Quarter Midget National Champion, Inducted into the Quarter Midget Hall Of Fame,4-ASCS National Tour Wins, 2-Knoxville 360 Nationals A-main qualifier, 3-Time ASCS Lone Star Region Champion, and 2-Time ASCS Sooner Region Champion

Hobbies

If I am not racing, I love to hunt and fish.

Crew Members

JustIn Mowery
Tyler Covington
Mike Ritter
Bill Covington
Eric Covington

Sponsors

A-Rock Materials, T&L Foundry, Winters Performance Products, Butlerbuilt Motorsports Equipment, Simpson Performance Products, Wesmar Racing Engines, Pro Shocks, Factor One Racing, Triple X Race Components, DMI, GME Nields Steerings, Schoenfeld Headers, Brodix Inc, Allstar Performance Products, Keizer Aluminum Wheels
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