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Washington Modified Tour Storms into Gra...
MAY 21 EVENTS CANCELED
No Sweat for Sweatman on Cold Night
Full Night of Action Ahead at GHR
Beaulieu Wins Washington Modified Tour F...
Washington Modified Tour Storms into Gra...

Washington Modified Tour Storms into Gra...

5/24/2016 -
Elma, WA – The second of five Washington Modified Tour events rolls into the lightning quick Grays Harbor Raceway this weekend with as many questions are there are answers. A whopping 52 drivers have competed under the WMT banner
MAY 21 EVENTS CANCELED

MAY 21 EVENTS CANCELED

5/21/2016 -
Tonight's events have been canceled due to persistent inclement weather at and around the track. We will see you next week when the Washington Modified Tour, Wingless Sprint Cars, Street Stocks & Outlaw Tuners will all be in
No Sweat for Sweatman on Cold Night

No Sweat for Sweatman on Cold Night

5/16/2016 -
Mother Nature decided to play fair with Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday night, with a few rain showers early in the day, the evening was dry, and the dirt was flying around the 3/8 banked clay oval as the 360 Sprint Cars, Cut Rat
Full Night of Action Ahead at GHR

Full Night of Action Ahead at GHR

5/13/2016 -
A full night of racing is on the docket for Grays Harbor Raceway as tomorrow night, 360 Sprint Cars, Modifieds, Street Stocks and Tuners will all take on the 3/8 mile oval for the third event of the season. Spectator Gates open a
Beaulieu Wins Washington Modified Tour F...

Beaulieu Wins Washington Modified Tour F...

5/7/2016 -
The sun was shining bright, and temperatures were in the low 80's for race two of the 2016 season at Grays Harbor Raceway. On tap on Saturday was the Washington Modified Tour, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, Sportsman Sprints,
Tickets
  • 32 Elma McCleary Road
  • Elma, WA 98541
  • 360-482-4374

Driver Profile

Quick Info

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

Classes

410 Sprints - Winged
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 and 2015, Matt raced with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour and picked up two National Tour wins along with an 8th place points finish in 2014 followed by a 5th place year end standings in 2015 .In 2016, 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-3 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

Hunting and Fishing

Crew Members

Tyler Covington
Lane Goodman
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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