Covert Dominates to Notch Topless Nininger Memorial Victory

Hagerstown, MD (June 29, 2014) Jason Covert added another trophy to his collection following his overall fourth triumph of the Red Nininger Memorial Hoosier Tire Mid Atlantic Late Model event at Hagerstown Speedway/Dirt Capitol on  Saturday evening. Covert powered past Nick Dickson on a fifth lap restart and later sped past the checkered flag with a 6.359 second advantage over Dickson for his overall fourth win of the season and career 15th at Hagerstown which was worth $2,700 including $200 additional lap money from the Nininger family.   
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“This is a fantastic night,” Covert of York Haven, PA said. “Thanks to the crew for helping get the car back together. I was trying to win last night and got into the wall a little bit. Thanks to Glenn (Nininger) and everything the family has done for racing. He means a lot to this sport, especially in this area.”

 

The late models began with a four car invert with Covert and Dickson on the front row as Dickson powered off the outside but Covert was peeking to the inside by the fourth lap. Following a fifth lap yellow when Marvin Winters, aboard Frankie Plessinger’s car, slowed to a stop, Covert quickly charged around Dickson on the restart and immediately began distancing himself from the field.

 

Covert was more than three seconds ahead by a lap 11 when 2012 event winner Kenny Moreland came to a stop.  Covert again took off with green flag racing the rest of the way. Trailing by more than four seconds with five to go, Dickson was being chased by previous week’s winner, seventh starting Roy Deese Jr. and sixth starter, C. S. Fitzgerald. Covert was in his own time zone and had stretched his lead to 6.359 seconds at the finish. Jamie Lathroum came from 14th to finish fifth. Trevor Feathers was sixth with Dylan Yoder, Gary Stuhler (11th), Steve Axtell Jr. (15th) and Andy Anderson to complete the top ten. Feathers, Colby Frye and Deese won the heats.

 

“When you win at Hagerstown, you’ve done something, “Covert said. “That’s why every time you get one, it could be your last. It’s very important to win here. It’s huge for me personally and for my team. I’m just so fortunate and blessed to have Pete (Cameron), Lisa and Roland (Mann) give me this opportunity. What a great team. This is the first topless win I’ve ever won and I like it.” FULL RESULTS HERE


Covert Beats NDRL Field at Bedford Speedway

Bedford, PA (June 22nd, 2014) Jason Covert waited over half the race but rallied late to score the NDRL race at Bedford Friday night.  For Covert, who usually rises to the occasion in Bedford’s bigger races, it was his first 2014 win at the track. Pole sitter Keith Barbara got the jump on the field in the NDRL event and easily led the opening laps. Covert was up to second when the first caution flew on lap 3 for Jeff Rine.  The yellow flew again on the restart as Jared Miley was involved in a back stretch fracas and Rine made yet another pit visit.


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On that restart, Barbara seemingly had the field covered, running away from Covert and Dylan Yoder to a wide margin lead.  But as the laps ticked off Covert began to close.  After a Rance Garlock yellow on lap 18, Covert was all over Barbara for the lead.  On lap 22, Covert made a serious challenge but overshot the runway in turn one and lost a lot of ground.

 

But Covert stayed with the program and three laps late was back all over Barbara.  As the pair completed lap 26, Covert made a bold move and grabbed the lead.  From that point on, Covert got faster and faster and ran off from the field. FULL RESULTS

Jason Covert Finishes Speedweek Second in Points
York Haven, PA (June 3, 2014)  Jason Covert of York Haven, PA competed with the cars and stars of the mid-Atlantic region during the annual Appalachian Mountain Speedweek from May 30 through June 2. The tour kicked off on Friday, May 30 at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex in Markleysburg, PA where Covert captured a sixth place finish. The tour then went to Hagerstown (MD) Speedway on Saturday, May 31. Jason finished in the runner-up spot at the famed Maryland oval before heading to Bedford (PA) Speedway on Sunday, June 1. Covert picked up his second top-five in two days with a fourth place finish before the mini series came to an end on Monday, June 2 at Port Royal (PA) Speedway. Jason came home ninth in the finale and finished the mini series second in points collecting an extra $1,750 for his efforts. For full results and stories from the Appalachian Mountain Speedweek please visit www.dirtondirt.com.
Covert Battles with Vic Coffey and Dan Stone during Speedweeks
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