Three-State Flyers: Covert
From 14th to Win Roaring Knob Thriller
MARKLEYSBURG, Pa. - Aug. 13. York Haven, Pa.’s Jason Covert brought the crowd on its feet, driving from his
14th starting spot to win his fourth Three State Flyers Series feature event this season on Saturday at Roaring
Knob Motorsports Complex.
Mason Zeigler grabbed the lead at the drop of the green and held veteran Butch McGill at bay lap after lap,
while Gregg Satterlee joined them and made it a three car battle royal for the lead. As the three of them were
occupied with each other, 14th starting Jason Covert wasted no time getting to the front, moving into the top five
on lap 12.
On two occasions, Satterlee took the lead, only to have a caution come out before a lap was completed. Zeigler
drove like a seasoned veteran as he continued to hold off Satterlee, McGill and Jamie Lathrom. Covert joined the
party and the five drivers went side by side, keeping the fans holding their breath for over 12 laps before Covert
made a breath taking outside pass to take the lead on lap 22.
Covert then began to pull away when the action slowed on lap 32. The final three laps had Lathrom glued to
Covert's bumper, but Covert withstood the challenge and drove to his fourth series win this season. Lathroum was
second ahead of Butch McGill, Mel Minnick, Jr., Keith Jackson, Tim Senic, Billy Holbert (from 23th), Sam Stile,
Matt Cosner and Bob Gordon.
Three-State Flyers at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex
1) Jason Covert, 2) Jamie Lathroum, 3) Butch McGill, 4) Mel
Minnick, Jr., 5) Keith Jackson, 6) Tim Senic, 7) Billy Holbert, 8) Sammy Stile, 9) Matt Cosner, 10) Bob
Gordon, 11) Scott Rhodes, 12) Danny Pugh, 13) Gregg Satterlee, 14) Danny Mitchell, 15) Jacob Hawkins,
16) L.C. Powers, 17) Mason Zeigler, 18) Gary Dalton, 19) Ron Delano, Jr., 20) Richard Frazier, 21)
Dusty Hamrick, 22) Keith Barbara, 23) Jack Pencil, 24) Chuck Harper, 25) Jared Hawkins
winners (27 entries): Minnick, Zeigler, Delano
Kevin Fisher photo