Covers Claims Hagerstown Opener

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HAGERSTOWN, Md. – Jason Covert wheeled his No. 43A late-model to victory during the season opener at Hagerstown Speedway Saturday night.

“What a car,” Cover said. “Thanks to the guys. I had to work today and they took care of the car for me, so all the credit goes to them. They worked that hard so I thought I better drive that hard.”

After starting seventh in the stellar field, he battled and inched his way to the front until taking the lead from last season’s opening day winner, Gregg Satterlee.

“I sure hope the fans liked that race. From where I was sitting, it sure was fun,” Covert said.

Covert was also reminded that the triumph was his overall career 100th.

“That’s a long time for what I’ve done and where I came from,” Covert said. “It’s kind of humbling. When I first started, I didn’t know if I’d ever get one and then I got one and it was four or five years until I got another one.”

In the Ernie D’s pure stocks, it was Frederick’s Kevin Boyer who was in the thick of things until the end to pull off a two length win over defending champion, Tony Catlett.