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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.

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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.

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