Covington 11th with ASCS National Tour at Salina

Matt Covington (95) and Logan Forler (2L) (Serena Dalhamer photo)



A wild Southern Iowa Speedweek closed with disappointing results for Matt Covington, but the Glenpool, OK driver returned to action on Saturday night with the Lucas Oil ASCS National Tour, and turned in a performance he was happy with.


Matt Covington (95) and Logan Forler (2L) (Serena Dalhamer photo)
Matt Covington (95) and Logan Forler (2L) (Serena Dalhamer photo)

“We tried some things in our set up that just did not work out how we had hoped,” Covington said. “We were okay, and in the big picture, we closed the points gap on the Sooner Region points, which is great for us.”


With 30-cars on hand at the Salina Highbanks, Covington continued to draw high-pills, as he found himself starting sixth in the first heat.


Getting a great start, Covington worked up into the third spot, putting his T&L Foundry/Triple X/Winters backed entry in the feature event, though he missed out on the re-draw, and lined up in the 12th spot.


Trying something a little different for the feature event, Covington did not seem to have the forward bite he needed to get going.


Trying several different lines, Covington had is share of struggles in the feature event, as he wound up scoring an 11th place finish.


“Obviously if we could do it over we wouldn’t of made the changes we did, but in the big picture, like I said, we got closer to winning another ASCS Regional championship.”


Matt and his Covington Racing team would like to thank T&L Foundry, Triple X Chassis, Winters, Brodix, C.G. Martin Company, Factor 1 Racing, All-Star Performance, Outlaw Wings, Pro Shocks, DMI Components, Keizer Wheels, ButlerBuilt, Simpson Race Products, GME Steering, Wesmar Racing Engines, and Schoenfeld Headers for their support in 2013.


2013 BY THE NUMBERS: Starts-31, Wins-2, Top 5’s-11, Top 10’s-16


ON TAP: Covington will be in action for a pair of events this weekend as he will be at Heart O’ Texas Speedway on Friday night before heading to the Devil’s Bowl Speedway on Saturday.


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