Matt Covington

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Covington Gains Experience With the Outlaws
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3/21/2024

3/21/2024

Matt Covington


Covington Gains Experience With the Outlaws

Matt Covington Racing, Glenpool, Ok (March 20th, 2024) – With the ASCS National Tour opener rained out, Matt Covington and team swapped out the 360 for a 410 to run with the NOS Energy World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series last weekend during the Texas Two-Step at Cotton Bowl Speedway.

"It was a big learning experience," Matt said. "For running with the Outlaws, I feel like we had a good weekend and gained a lot of knowledge moving forward. I haven’t run a 410 car but a handful of times over the last couple years."

Covington qualified 17th on Friday to kick off the doubleheader. He then finished 4th in the heat race to lock into the night’s A-main.

In the feature, the track was very racy, and Covington battled, fighting in and out of the top 10, eventually coming home 13th aboard his Triple X Chassis/Reece Construction mount.

"We struggled a little bit with racing in dirty air and fighting the car," he said. "We fought a little motor temp issue that was causing it to cool down under yellow and bogged it down some after restarts. When I was running the cushion, I started trying to enter the corner a little lower so we didn’t turn the thing over or get too tight with the loss of torque. It cost us some corner speed when I moved down. We lost a few positions late but came home with a respectable 13th place, with all things considered.

With the threat of rain holding out, Covington returned to the Cotton Bowl oval on Saturday, where he timed in 8th quickest, earned a 4th place finish in the heat and unfortunately, a DNF in the feature.

"In the heat we were good, but had three great cars in front of us. These outlaw guys are tough and go 110% every lap," Covington said. “I was looking forward to the feature and getting another full race in, but, unfortunately, we got caught up in a crash in front of us. Two cars got together, and there wasn't much room for me to go anywhere but between the top car and the wall. That ended our night. We got everything rebuilt and ready to go again with the Outlaws this weekend.”

Covington will try his hand again with the 410 when he takes on the World of Outlaws at the Big O Speedway Friday and Kennedale Speedway Park on Saturday in Texas.

Matt and his team would like to thank all partners who are making this 2024 season possible. We look forward to the continued relationship throughout the year, along with future seasons to come: Triple X Chassis, All-Star Performance, Missile Motorsports, Reece Construction, Outlaw Wings, KSE Steering, Winters Performance, A-Rock Materials, Smiley’s Racing Products, Hoosier Tire, Keizer Wheels, Factor 1 Racing, Smith Titanium, Simpson Race Products, Huggins Cams, Kaeding Performance /FK Shocks, Ultra Lite Brakes, Maxima Racing Oils, Lawhon Solutions, Eaton Industrial, Hot Rod Powder Coating, Rod End Supply, Maxwell Oil, Schoenfeld Headers, KEN Enterprise, Edison Auto Body, Brodix Cylinder Heads, Swindell Bleeders, D&W Towing, and T&L Foundry.

2024 STATS: Starts-5, Wins-0, Top 5’s-1, Top 10’s-2

ON TAP:
3/22/24 Hunt County Raceway - Ennis, TX
3/23/24 Kennedale Speedway Park - Kennedale, TX

LIVE RACE COVERAGE: This weekend's action will be live video streamed on DirtVision. You can also catch live scoring data and follow along on myracepass.com.

MERCHANDISE: Check out the New 2024 shirts that are now live on the website along with pitside in the trailer. www.mattcovingtonracing/shopping/

STAY CONNECTED: For all the latest news of Matt Covington during the 2024 season, visit his website, www.mattcovingtonracing.com, like him on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/mattcovingtonracing, or follow him on X (formally known as twitter), @mattcovington95 along with Instagram @mattcovingtonracing and Tik Tok at @mattcoivngtonracing


Submitted By: Matt Covington

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Factor One Racing
KSE Racing Products
Brodix Heads
Maxwell Oil
Edison Auto Body
Hotrod Powder Coating
Smileys Racing Products
Huggins Cams
Outlaw Wings
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Smith Precision Titanium
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DW Towing
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