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August 1, 2020 - Top 10 finish in ULMS action at Bedford Speedway
1Friday night found Matt Cosner in action at Bedford Speedway (Bedford, Pa.) for the Zimmer’s United Late Model Series (ULMS) sanctioned program. In a field of 20 cars, Cosner secured his spot into the $4,000-to-win A-Main with a heat race win. Rolling off fourth, Matt faded five spots in the 40-lap affair to register a ninth place finish.

For full results from this event, please visit www.ULMSRacing.com.

July 25, 2020 - Matt Cosners bags a pair of fifth place finishes in Modified and Late Model
1On Friday evening Matt Cosner visited Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex (Markleysburg, Pa.) hopping behind the wheel of his R.H. Lapp Mechanical Contractors No. 66c Modified entry. Reeling in a Top-5 finish in the feature, Cosner scored a fifth place spot.

1The following night at Greater Cumberland Raceway (Cumberland, Md.) for the Ultimate Northeast Series-sanctioned Summer Sizzler 30, Cosner earned the fifth-starting position for the $3,500-to-win via preliminary events. Holding his spot for all 30-laps, Matt notched a fifth place finish behind Dan Angelicchio, Jared Miley, Max Blair, and Alex Ferree.

For full results from these events, please visit www.RoaringKnob.com and www.UltimateSupers.com.

July 18, 2020 - Fourth place finish at Cumberland Raceway
1Matt Cosner invaded Cumberland Raceway (Cumberland, Md.) on Saturday night competing in his Nelson Auto Sales No. 66c Late Model. Reeling in a Top-5 finish in the feature, Cosner notched a fourth place spot behind Drake Troutman, Chuck Clise, and Travis Stickley with Kirk Baker coming in fifth.

For full results from this event, please visit www.TheGreaterCumberlandRaceway.com

July 5, 2020 - Top 5 finish in Ernie Jones Memorial at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex
1Sunday afternoon saw Matt Cosner return to action at Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex (Markleysburg, Pa.) piloting his R.H. Lapp Mechanical Contractors No. 66c Late Model for the Ultimate Northeast Series-sanctioned Ernie Jones Memorial. Earning the eighth-starting position for the $3,000-to-win A-Main via preliminary events, Cosner gained four spots in the 30-lapper to place fourth behind Dan Angelicchio, Jared Miley, and Ryan Montgomery with Michael Lake coming in fifth.

For full results from this event, please visit www.RoaringKnob.com

June 30, 2020 - Matt Cosner Mourns Loss of His Father-In-Law
1Matt Cosner and his family are mourning the sudden passing of Matt’s father-in-law, Barry Mason. This unexpected loss to their family is forcing some changes in the team’s racing schedule. (Jason Shank photo)

The West Virginia native is temporarily scaling back his driving efforts to devote more of his focus to his grieving family, and the day-to-day operations of their business.

The devastating loss has not only left a void in the families hearts, but also in the daily operations of the family-owned Nelson Auto Sales, the largest volume pre-owned auto dealer in the Tri-State.

“He was a huge part of my racing career and a huge part of running the business while I was away racing,” said Cosner. “With his passing, I’m left with no choice but to scale back racing for now. To ensure our business continues to be successful, I can’t be away from the dealership for long periods of time without his help.”

Cosner is hopeful he’ll have the opportunity to tackle a national tour again in the future. “The WoO tour was tough, but it was a lot of fun. I really think to RoY battle was going to be close between Winger and I, we had fun with that. He and I became friends and I wish him and the rest of the Outlaws the best the rest of the season.”

While Cosner is unsure of his schedule for the remainder of the season, he noted that he’ll stay close to home when he does have the opportunity to race. “I’m not sure what the rest of the season is going to look like, but when we do race, it won’t be far from home. I’m also looking forward to messing around with the Modified during our down time. I have really enjoyed helping a few friends recently with their Modifieds and going to watch them when we weren’t on the road. I plan to do more of that in the future.”

June 27, 2020 - Matt Cosner attends Firecracker 100 weekend at Lernerville Speedway
1On Thursday evening Matt Cosner was one of 48 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pa.) for the 14th annual Firecracker 100 weekend. Coming in sixth in his heat race, Cosner transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Failing to place second or better, Matt was granted a provisional into the show. Jumping up one spot in the 25-lap affair, Matt posted a 25th place outing.

The following night for another $6,000-to-win preliminary feature, Cosner followed up an 11th place finish in his heat with a ninth place outing in his B-Main. He was granted a provisional into the A-Main but failed to make the call for the 25-lapper.

He was scratch from Saturday night’s program to save equipment.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

June 13, 2020 - Cosner attends season-opener at Port Royal Speedway
1On Saturday afternoon Matt Cosner invaded Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.) for the track’s season opener. Drawing a stout field of 32 cars, Cosner logged a seventh place finish in his heat, transferring him into the B-Main. Needing a fourth place finish or better to make the $2,500-to-win A-Main, Matt came one spot shy with a fifth place outing.

For full results from this event, please visit www.PortRoyalSpeedway.com.

May 30, 2020 - Matt Cosner Visits Hawkeye State for Davenport Speedway Doubleheader
1Following the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series, Matt Cosner made the trip to Davenport Speedway (Davenport, Iowa) on Friday night for the doubleheader at the facility that offers a quarter-mile oval inside of the half-mile oval. With the 38-car field being split into two separate groups for qualifying, Cosner laid down the 16th fastest time in his group before placing ninth in his heat. Failing to place third or better in his B-Main, Matt was granted a provisional into the opening night feature. Passing five cars in the 30-lapper, Cosner recorded a 20th place outing.

The following night on the half-mile, Matt followed up a seventh place finish in his heat with a seventh place finish in his consolation event. Relying on a provisional into the $10,000-to-win finale, Cosner jumped up eight spots to register a 15th place finish.

Matt remains in in tenth in the lastest World of Outlaws point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

May 23, 2020 - 10th Place Finish in World of Outlaws Return at Jackson Motorplex
1After more than a two-month hiatus due to the ongoing Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, Matt Cosner returned behind the wheel of his R.H. Lapp Mechanical Contractors No. 66c Late Model on Friday night at Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, Mn.) for the Drydene Double Down Invitational. Drawing 26 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries, Matt edged his way into the $6,000-to-win opening night feature with a seventh place finish in his heat. Breaking into the Top-10, Cosner passed 11 cars in the 30-lap affair to register a 10th place finish.

On Saturday evening for the $20,000 top prize, Cosner posted a fifth place finish in his heat, which positioned him 23rd on the starting grid for the finale. Coming two spots shy of a Top-10 finish, Matt advanced through the field 11 spots in the 60-lapper to place 12th.

Matt is currently in tenth in the lastest World of Outlaws point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

May 12, 2020 - Matt Cosner Caps Off eDirt Racing Shootout at Charlotte with 13th Place Finish
1Matt Cosner was one of 19 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings competitors on hand at the (virtual) Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, N.C.) on Monday night competing in the third and final eDirt Racing Shootout. Earning the 12th-starting position for the A-Main via preliminary events, Matt dropped one spot to register a 13th place outing.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

May 5, 2020 - Top 10 Finish with World of Outlaws at Virtual Volusia Speedway Park
1On Monday night the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational brought Matt Cosner to the (virtual) Volusia (FL) Speedway Park. With the event leading up to the eDirt Racing Shootout on CBS Sports Network on Tuesday, Cosner came one spot shy of a transfer position in his heat with a fourth place finish. Picking up a 12-lap consolation victory, Matt locked into the 14th-starting position for the main event. With $1,000 on the line, Cosner gained four spots to register a 10th place finish.  

The following night for the eDirt Racing Shootout, Matt advanced forward four spots in the 35-lap feature to place 13th.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

April 28, 2020 - 8th Place Finish in eDirt Racing Shootout at Eldora Speedway
1Monday night found Matt Cosner in action at the (virtual) Eldora (OH) Speedway for another round of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational. Coming one spot shy of a transfer spot in his heat with a fourth place finish, Cosner transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the $1,000-to-win A-Main. Needing to place third or better, Matt fell one spot short with a fourth place outing.

Earning a spot into the eDirt Racing Shootout the following night at the famed half-mile oval, Cosner shot into the lead from his pole position on the opening circuit and led the first ten laps. Hanging on to a Top-10 finish in the remaining distance, Matt posted an eight place finish.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

April 24, 2020 - Top 10 Finish with Lucas Oil Esports at Lanier Speedway
1Following the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational, Matt Cosner headed to the (virtual) Williams Grove (PA) Speedway on Monday afternoon competing in a field of 49 cars. After laying down the fourth fastest lap overall, Cosner posted a second place finish in his heat behind Eric Riggins Jr., which positioned him ninth on the starting grid for the main event. With $1,000 on the line, Matt dropped three spots to place 12th.

1The following night at the same venue piloting his R.H. Lapp Mechanical Contractors No. 66c Sprint Car with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drinks Sprint Car iRacing Invitational Series, Matt fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fourth place finish. Coming shy of a transfer spot in his B-Main, Cosner was granted a provisional into the $1,000-to-win A-Main. Passing eight cars in the 35-lap feature, Matt Cosner registered a 16th place outing.

1On Friday evening at the (virtual) Lanier National (GA) Speedway with the Lucas Oil eSports Series, Cosner locked his spot into the main event with an eighth place finish in his heat. Wheeling his way into the Top-10, Matt advanced through the field 14 spots to reel in an eighth place finish.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.LucasDirt.com.

April 17, 2020 - iRacing Invitational Brings Cosner to Virtual Lernerville Speedway
1On Monday evening Matt Cosner was one of 54 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries on hand at Lernerville (PA) Speedway for another round of the iRacing Invitational. After failing to record a lap in time trials, Cosner came in fifth in his heat, transferring him into the B-Main. Sending the Top 3 into the $1,000-to-win A-Main, Matt slipped back to a 14th place outing.

1Returning to action on Friday, Cosner visited the (virtual) Kokomo (IN) Speedway competing in a field of 24 Lucas Oil eSport Series entries. Following the seventh fastest time overall in qualifying, Matt picked up a 12-lap consolation victory, which positioned him seventh on the starting grid for the A-Main. Falling shy of a Top-10 finish, Matt Cosner dropped back to a 17th place outing in the 75-lap affair.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.LucasDirt.com.

April 10, 2020 - 20th Place Finish in Lucas Oil eSports Series Opener at Knoxville Raceway
1Matt Cosner was back behind the wheel of his (virtual) Late Model on Friday night at Knoxville (IA) Raceway as the Lucas Oil eSports Series came to life. With the entire 29-car field making the feature, Cosner posted a fifth place finish. Starting the feature in 20th, Matt held his spot for all 100-lap to place 20th.

For full results from this event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

April 8, 2020 - Matt Cosner Follows iRacing Invitational to Knoxville Raceway
1On Monday night Matt Cosner followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational to Knoxville (IA) Raceway competing in a stout field of 49 cars. Coming in seventh in his heat race, Cosner transferred into the C-Main for another shot at the main event. Sending the Top 4 into the B-Main, Matt edged his way with a fourth place finish. Needing a 7th place finish or better in his B-Main, Cosner logged a 14th place outing.

The following night in the Sprint Car ranks, Matt posted a seventh place finish in his heat race, sending him into the C-Main. Transferring the Top 4 into the B-Main, Cosner fell two spots short with a sixth place finish.

1During the same night on Tuesday, Matt entered the 13th annual Schaffer’s Oil Spring Fling presented by VLR at The (virtual) Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) as 180 drivers converged on the 4/10 mile oval for the three-day event. With the field being split into three groups for two rounds of preliminary action to set the grid for Thursday night’s $4,000-to-win A-Main, Cosner fell short of a qualifying for the 100-lap feature.

On Wednesday evening for another round of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational at Knoxville (IA) Raceway, Cosner locked into the 19th-starting position for the $1,000-to-win A-Main via preliminary events. Passing five cars in the 40-lap affair, Matt posted a 14th place finish.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com and www.TeamVLR.com.

March 30, 2020 - Cosner Attends iRacing Invitational at the Dirt Track at Charlotte
1With the regular season still on delay due to the rise of Coronavirus, Matt Cosner hopped behind the wheel of his (virtual) Late Model on Monday night at The (virtual) Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model iRacing Invitational. Drawing 43 cars, Cosner followed up the 18th fastest lap in qualifying with a seventh-place finish in his heat. Needing a third-place finish or better in his B-Main to make the $1,000-to-win A-Main, Matt slipped back to a 13th-place outing.

For full results from this event, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

March 7, 2020 - Matt Cosner Follows World of Outlaws to Volunteer State
1Friday night saw Matt Cosner return with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series at Duck River Raceway Park (Wheel, Tennessee) competing in a doubleheader in the Volunteer State. In a field of 33 cars, Cosner laid down the seventh fastest lap in his time trial group before placing eighth in his heat race. Coming one spot shy of a transfer position in his B-Main with a fourth-place finish, Matt was granted a provisional into the opening night feature. Improving nine spots in the 50-lap affair, Matt Cosner recorded a 16th-place outing.

The following night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Tennessee Tipoff, Matt came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Logging a fifth-place outing in his B-Main, Cosner was forced to rely on a provisional into the show. With $12,000 on the line, Matt improved six spots in the 60-lapper to place 18th.

Matt is currently in tenth in the latest World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings. For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

February 15, 2020 - 13th Place Finish in Fifth Round of DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia
1Matt Cosner was one of 44 DIRTcar Late Models on hand at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida) on Monday afternoon to kick off the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals. Following the tenth fastest lap in his time trial group, Cosner posted a 10th place outing in his heat race, sending him into the B-Main. Transferring the Top 5 into the opening night feature, Matt logged a 11th place outing.

On Tuesday evening, Matt came in fourth fastest in his group before placing 6th in his heat race. Needing a 2nd place finish or better in his B-Main to make the $7,000-to-win A-Main, Cosner recorded a 9th place finish.

1For the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned program on Wednesday, Cosner followed up a 7th place finish in his heat with a 7th place finish in his B-Main. Relying on a provisional into the A-Main, Matt improved five spots to register a 22nd place outing.

The following night for another $10,000-to-win A-Main, Matt recorded a 6th place finish in his heat, giving him another shot at the feature with a B-Main appearance. Failing to place 2nd or better, Cosner was granted a provisional into the show. Jumping up two spots in the 40-lap affair, Matt Cosner recorded a 26th place finish.

1For the fifth round of the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Friday, Cosner placed 5th in his heat before grabbing the 3rd and final transfer spot in his B-Main. With $10,000 on the line in the feature, Matt passed eight cars in the 40-lapper to place 13th. (Rick Neff photo)

On Saturday afternoon to wrap up the 49th annual DIRTcar Nationals, Matt followed up an 11th place finish in his heat with a 12th place outing in his B-Main. Earning a provisional into the $10,000-to-win finale, Cosner improved five spots to record a 21st place outing.

For full results from these events, please visit www.DIRTcar.com and www.WoOLMS.com.

February 8, 2020 - Georgia-Florida Speedweeks Bring Cosner to Golden Isles
1On Monday evening Matt Cosner returned to action at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) for the 44th annual Wrisco Winternationals. Drawing a stout field of 62 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) entries for the six-day event, Matt fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 4th place finish. Needing to place 2nd or better in his B-Main to make the opening night feature, Cosner slipped back to a 16th place outing.

1The following night for another $5,000-to-win A-Main, Cosner came in 8th in his heat race, transferring him into the B-Main. Sending only the race winner, Matt logged a 5th place finish, giving him one final shot at the feature with the Berry Barn Strawberry Dash. Transferring the Top 2, Matt Cosner fell short with an 8th place finish. (Heath Lawson photos)

For the third round of the Wrisco Winternationals on Wednesday afternoon, Matt rebounded to place 8th in his heat after failing to record a time in qualifying. Transferring into the B-Main for another shot at the $7,000-to-win A-Main, Cosner fell short of a transfer spot with a 7th place outing.

On Thursday evening, Cosner fell one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a 4th place finish. Coming in 2nd in his B-Main behind Chase Junghans, Matt locked into the 24th-starting position for the feature. With $7,000 on the line, Matt Cosner jumped up four spots to place 20th.

1After coming in 7th in his heat on Friday night, Matt posted a 4th place finish in his B-Main, sending him into the Berry Barn Strawberry Dash for one final shot at the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Needing to place in the Top 2, Cosner fell short with an 11th place outing.

Wrapping up the 44th annual Wrisco Winternationals on Saturday, Cosner recorded a 4th place finish in his heat, giving him one final chance at the $12,000-to-win A-Main with a B-Main appearance. Streaking to a 12-lap consolation victory, Matt earned the 20th-starting position for the feature. Losing four spots in the 50-lap affair, Matt Cosner registered a 24th place outing.

For full results from these events, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

February 1, 2020 - Georgia-Florida Speedweeks Bring Cosner to Golden Isles
1After Mother Nature washed out Friday night’s opener, Matt Cosner was one of 45 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries signed in at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia) on Saturday evening for the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing. Coming one spot shy of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish, Cosner transferred into the B-Main for another shot at the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Needing a 3rd place finish or better to make the show, Matt was battling for a transfer spot late when he got spun around on the inside berm in turn-three. He slipped back to an 8th place outing. (Zach Yost Racing Photography)

For full results from this event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

January 5, 2020 - Cosner Begins 2020 Season with Battle at the Border in New Mexico
1Matt Cosner kicked off the 2020 season on Friday evening at Vado Speedway Park (Vado, New Mexico) with the inaugural Battle at the Border. Drawing 42 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries for the three-day event, Cosner recorded the seventh fastest lap in his time trial group before placing 8th in his heat race. Needing a 3rd place finish or better in his B-Main to make the opening night feature, Matt posted a 5th place finish. Receiving a provisional into the $5,000-to-win main event, Matt Cosner jumped up three spots to place 23rd.

1The following night, Matt came in 7th in his heat before registering a 5th place finish in his consolation event. Relying on a provisional into the show, Cosner improved six spots to reel in a 21st place outing. (James Adams Jr. photo)

For the final round of the Battle at the Border on Sunday, Cosner fell two spots short of a transfer position in his heat with a 6th place finish. Coming one spot shy of a transfer position in his B-Main with a 4th place finish, Matt was granted a provisional into the finale. With $15,000 on the line, Matt Cosner passed nine cars in the 75-lap affair to place 16th.

For full results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

December 10, 2019 - Matt Cosner Set to Tackle Next Career Challenge, Focuses on WoO Rookie of the Year Title Run
1When West Virginia’s Matt Cosner embarks on his seventh year of Dirt Late Model competition in 2020, it will be with a new challenge on the horizon. The pilot of the Nelson Auto Sales No. 66c R.H. Lapp Mechanical Contractors/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Hershey’s Racing Engine Super Late Model is tossing his name into hat as a contender for the Rookie of the Year title with the World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series. <<MORE>>

November 21, 2019 - West Virginia's Matt Cosner Launches into Cyber Space
1Ridgeley, West Virginia's Matt Cosner is the latest addition to the MSR Mafia team and has launched a brand-new cyber home at www.MattCosner.com.

Cosner has been racing for 22 years. The 29-year-old competitor began racing at the age of seven in the Quarter Midget ranks. He currently competes in the Super Late Model division in his Nelson Auto Sales No. 66c R.H. Lapp Mechanical Contractors/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Hershey's Racing Engine entry.

While the 2019 season is now complete for the team, Cosner is already looking ahead to the 2020 campaign.

Check back in the coming weeks as more information regarding the 2020 campaign is added to the site.