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Racing & Fireworks THIS SATURDAY!

Racing & Fireworks THIS SATURDAY!

5/19/2015 -
This Saturday, 360 Sprint Cars return to the Grays Harbor 3/8 mile oval for ground-pounding motorsports action, joined by the Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, Northwest Focus Midgets & Outlaw
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5/18/2015 -
Another weekend of dirt track racing would hit the 3/8's banked clay oval of Grays Harbor Raceway on Saturday Night. Fans were treated with the Northwest Wingless Tour/Oregon Double Shot Series wingless sprint cars, along with the
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5/11/2015 -
With the sun shining bright, and the temperature in the low 80's, Grays Harbor Raceway fans were treated to a great field of 360 Sprint Cars, Shipwreck Beads Modifieds for the Washington Modified Tour, and also on hand were the
Kerrigan, Sweatman, Helsel, and Wright Victorious at Grays Harbor Raceway

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5/3/2015 -
With tempatures in the low 70's, 4 divisions of cars took to Grays Harbor Raceway for the second race of the 2015 season. The Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, Shipwreck Beads Modifieds, Sportsman Sprints, and Outlaw Tuners were
Wild Night For Grays Harbor Raceway Season Opener

Wild Night For Grays Harbor Raceway...

4/27/2015 -
Engines roared to life, with the 2015 racing season beginning at Grays Harbor Raceway Saturday night, with over 80 cars in the pit area between all classes of cars. The 360 Sprint Cars, Shipwreck Bead's Modifieds, Cut Rate Auto
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  • 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, 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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