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OCCU Midseason Championship THIS SATURDA...
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Hafertepe Adds Grays Harbor Raceway To W...
July 29 & 30: Shipwreck Beads Northwest...

July 29 & 30: Shipwreck Beads Northwest...

7/25/2016 -
Elma, WA - The 17th Annual Shipwreck Beads Northwest Modified Nationals will roar to life on July 29th and 30th at Grays Harbor Raceway's 3/8 mile banked clay oval along with the PHRA Dwarf Cars for the Dwarf Car Nationals. Last y
OCCU Midseason Championship THIS SATURDA...

OCCU Midseason Championship THIS SATURDA...

7/13/2016 -
Spectator Gates Open: 5:00pm Opening Ceremonies: 7:00pm Tickets: Adult (18-61): $16 Junior (7-17) / Senior (62+) / Active Military: $11 Kids (6 & Under): FREE Premium Seating: $21 Family Pass (2 adults & up to 4 kids age
Goetz, Sweatman, Blood, and Briggs Winne...

Goetz, Sweatman, Blood, and Briggs Winne...

7/20/2016 -
Elma, WA - You couldn't have asked for a better evening for racing as it was Our Community Credit Union Midseason Championship and Fan Appreciation Night featuring the 360 Sprint Cars, Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Cut Rate Auto Part
Barnes, Blood and Berg Victorious at Gra...

Barnes, Blood and Berg Victorious at Gra...

7/18/2016 -
Grays Harbor Raceway was back in action this past Saturday night with the Sportsman Sprints, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks and Outlaw Tuners taking to the 3/8 banked clay oval in front of a great crowd and partly sunny skies.
Hafertepe Adds Grays Harbor Raceway To W...

Hafertepe Adds Grays Harbor Raceway To W...

7/2/2016 -
(Image Credit: Malcolm White) ELMA, Wash (July 1, 2016) When you’re hot, you’re hot and right now, Sam Hafertepe, Jr. is smoking the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series presented by the MAVTV Motorsports Network as the Sunnyval
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  • 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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