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David Gravel Charges through the Field to Finish Sixth in the Finale of the World Finals

November 10th, 2013

By DDR Motorsports PR

WATERTOWN, Conn. — Nov. 10, 2013— Starting in the 24th position in the 30-lap finale of the World Finals for the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series on Saturday, Nov. 9, at The Dirt Track at Charlotte, David Gravel had his work cut out for him. He masterfully used all 30 laps to slice his way through the field, finishing sixth, earning the KSE Racing Products Hard Charger Award aboard his familiar No. 89 FMR Racing/JRC Transportation/Musco Fuel/Model Craft J&J with a Kistler Mopar under the hood.

“I just kind of put my head down in the feature and the car really came alive and we were able to make up a ton of ground,” said Gravel. “We had a disappointing night on Friday, so to come from the back to the front on Saturday and get the Hard Charger Award was the perfect way to wrap up the weekend and the season. We passed a lot of good cars on Saturday night and I am pretty proud of that.” Read more »

David Gravel Wraps up the Season at the World Finals in Charlotte

November 7th, 2013

By DDR Motorsports PR

WATERTOWN, Conn. — Nov. 6, 2013— David Gravel has received quite an education this year competing full-time with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. Traveling from coast-to-coast he has raced nearly 60 times against the best sprint car drivers in the world. He has a couple of classes remaining this week as the series heads to Charlotte to wrap up the 2013 campaign with the seventh running of the World Finals at The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, N.C.

The Seventh Annual World Finals are set for Thursday, Nov. 7, Friday, Nov. 8 and Saturday, Nov. 9. Thursday night will serve as the qualifying night, with two rounds of time trials setting heat race lineups for Friday and Saturday. Heat races, a dash, consolation races and a 30-lap main event will comprise the race program on both Friday and Saturday. CBS Sports Network will be on-hand taping the action for broadcast in December. Along with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, the World of Outlaws Late Model Series and Super DIRTcar Series will be on the bill at the World Finals. Read more »

David Gravel Wins ASCS Race at Southern New Mexico Speedway

November 4th, 2013

By DDR Motorsports PR

WATERTOWN, Conn. — Nov. 3, 2013— David Gravel had won in the past with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series, the UNOH All Star Circuit of Champions, the United Racing Company (URC) and the NRA Sprint Invaders. The 21-year-old can now add the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) presented by MAVTV American Real to the list of sanctioning bodies that he has visited Victory Lane with, after a convincing triumph at Southern New Mexico Speedway on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Gravel lined up on the outside of the front row for the 30-lap main event in the Buffalo Wild Wings No. 82 and took the top spot on the second circuit. He would pace the remainder of the distance, opening a four-plus second lead at one point as the laps wound down. For Gravel, it was his third overall win of the season to go along with a pair of victories with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Series. Read more »

David Gravel Heads to the Southwest to Race at El Paso and Las Cruces

October 31st, 2013
By DDR Motorsports PR

WATERTOWN, Conn. — Oct. 31, 2013— The number of tracks that David Gravel has visited for the first time this year continues to grow. He’ll add another venue to the list this weekend as he competes at Southern New Mexico Speedway, while he’ll also return to a track that he made his debut at in the spring and had a very strong performance at, with that being El Paso Speedway Park in Texas. Both events are part of the National Tour for the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) presented by MAVTV American Real.

The weekend opens for Gravel aboard the Buffalo Wild Wings machine for Blazin Racing at El Paso Speedway Park on for Friday, Nov. 1. He’ll wrap up the pair of events on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Southern New Mexico Speedway in Las Cruces. Read more »

David Gravel Has Up-and-Down Time at the Short Track Nationals

October 28th, 2013

By DDR Motorsports PR

WATERTOWN, Conn. — Oct. 28, 2013— At an event like the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark., with over 100 car in attendance, a driver must have a fast car to be in contention, and they also need quite a bit of luck on their side. David Gravel had a strong car and plenty of speed throughout the event, as evidenced by his sixth-place finish on the second preliminary night, but he also had more than his fair share of bad luck getting caught up in accidents in both the finale and the inaugural edition of the Short Track Nationals Open that kicked-off the event.

The Short Track Nationals marked Gravel’s first event behind the wheel of the No. 82 Buffalo Wild Wings machine for Blazin Racing, owned by Todd and Susan LaHaise. He ran among the top-10 in each of the three main events he took part in over the course of his second visit to I-30 Speedway for the mega-event sanctioned by the Lucas Oil American Sprint Car Series (ASCS) presented by MAVTV American Real. Read more »

David Gravel to Pilot the No. 82 at the Short Track Nationals

October 23rd, 2013
By DDR Motorsports PR

WATERTOWN, Conn. — Oct. 23, 2013— Big events traditionally dot the calendar during the last few weeks of the sprint car season. Last weekend, it was the Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in California, taking the spotlight and this weekend, the COMP Cams Short Track Nationals will be front and center at I-30 Speedway in Little Rock, Ark. David Gravel made a strong statement in his debut at the Trophy Cup, coming home second in a photo finish with Tim Kaeding in the opener and was 10th in the finale, with a field of over 80 cars in attendance. This week, the native of Watertown, Conn., heads to Little Rock, to compete against a field that has surpassed the 90 entry mark for the event sanctioned by the Lucas Oil ASCS Presented by MAVTV American Real.

Gravel will pilot the No. 82 Buffalo Wild Wings machine for the Blazin Racing team, owned by Todd and Susan LaHaise. He hits the track for the first time tonight in the inaugural Short Track Nationals Open. Gravel then will return to the action on the second preliminary night on Friday, Oct. 25. The $15,000-to-win finale of the Short Track Nationals is set for Saturday, Oct. 26. Read more »

A Photo Finish for David Gravel on the Opening Night of the Trophy Cup

October 21st, 2013

By DDR Motorsports PR

WATERTOWN, Conn. — Oct. 20, 2013— The Trophy Cup at Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., has long been known as one of the most exciting events in all of sprint car racing. A massive field traditionally gathers at the always racy high-banked, one-third-mile for the 360-sprint car event that benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This year was no different, as 80-plus cars filled the pits and the crowd was treated to one of the most thrilling finishes in Trophy Cup history on Friday, Oct. 18, and David Gravel was a part of it, as he his maiden trip to the event, finishing second in a photo finish with Tim Kaeding.

Gravel led the majority of the 30-lap feature and came up a mere 0.003-seconds shy of Kaeding at the line. Gravel led coming off turn four when he engine began to go sour, allowing Kaeding to pull even, as the pair drag raced to the line in front of a huge crowd, with the electronic scoring needed to determine the winner of the race. Read more »

David Gravel Tackles the Trophy Cup at Tulare

October 16th, 2013
By DDR Motorsports PR

WATERTOWN, Conn. — Oct. 16, 2013— David Gravel got his first taste of Thunderbowl Raceway in Tulare, Calif., earlier this year with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series. After a successful first visit to the high-banked, one-third-mile he was looking forward to hopefully returning to the track next season. Thanks to opportunity to drive for Rod Tiner in the prestigious Trophy Cup, Gravel won’t have to wait that long, as he’ll return to Tulare this week.

The 20th Annual Southwest Contractors Trophy Cup is set for Friday, October 18 and Saturday, October 19 at Thunderbowl Raceway. The event benefits the Make-A-Wish Foundation. A full race program will be contested on the opening night, with event points earned. On Saturday, heat races and features will be run, with the night culminating with a 50-lap main event that is completely inverted based on event points. The driver that earns the most overall event points following the 50-lapper will be crowned the Trophy Cup Champion and take home the $25,000 top prize. Over 90 cars/drivers are currently entered for the winged sprint car portion of the Trophy Cup. Read more »

David Gravel Ready for Rolling Wheels as Part of Super Dirt Week Festivities

October 10th, 2013
By DDR Motorsports PR

WATERTOWN, Conn. — Oct. 10, 2013— David Gravel and his fellow World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series competitors were part of the biggest sprint car race in the Northeast last weekend at the famed Williams Grove Speedway, and this weekend will be part of the largest week of short track racing in the Northeast — NAPA Auto Parts Super Dirt Week in the Syracuse area of New York. The week culminates at the New York State Fairgrounds with the running of the traditional 200-lap event for the Super DIRTcar Series, while the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series will take to the track at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park as part of the festivities leading up to the event for the Big Block Modifieds at the Syracuse Mile.

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series event at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park in Elbridge, N.Y., will hit the track on Saturday, Oct. 12. The night will begin with hot laps, followed by time trials, heat races, a dash and a 25-lap main event that pay $10,000 to the winner. The event will be taped for broadcast on the CBS Sports Network on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 9 p.m. Eastern. Read more »

David Gravel Finishes Eighth in Finale of the National Open

October 6th, 2013

By DDR Motorsports PR

WATERTOWN, Conn. — Oct. 6, 2013— David Gravel had his sights set pretty high heading into this year’s running of the Morgan Hughes National Open at the famed Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pa. After qualifying for the A-Feature in the finale of the historic event for the first time in his career last year, he repeated that achievement on Saturday, Oct. 5, and wound up finishing eighth, with a stout 62-car field in attendance for the event sanctioned by the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.

“To finish in the top-10 with the strong field of cars that was there is a great accomplishment,” said Gravel, who drives the FMR Racing/JRC Transportation/Musco Fuel/Model Craft J&J. “We timed in the right spot and were able to get in the dash and that’s always important, especially at a place like Williams Grove. We knew we were capable of running up there, we just had to have everything work out, and it did.” Read more »

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