SEPTEMBER SLAYER: Gravel Add’s Top-5’s at Night Before the Crowns & Commonwealth Clash

September 28th, 2016
Champion Racing Oil Williams Grove National Open up next for the Pennsylvania based team
CARLISLE, PA. – September 28, 2016 –  Winning races is absolutely key to winning championships. Another key element is solid, top-5 finishes. David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team are rapidly achiving championship by both of those metrics. Though they did not add to their win count, the racing weekend featuring stops at Eldora Speedway and Lernerville Speedway netted the team two more top-5 runs.
“Our car was pretty good at Eldora,” said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “We won there earlier in the summer and ran well in the spring. We had a good car but the 8 invert in the dash set us back a bit. Our car was great.We just didn’t get upt front and contend for the win. It was still a very good night.” Read more »

THE REBOUNDER: Gravel Bounces Back from Clay County with Podium Finish at US 36 Raceway

September 21st, 2016
Rescheduled date at Hartford leads into final stops at Eldora Speedway and Lernerville Speedway
CARLISLE, PA. – September 21, 2016 –  With over 90 nights of racing on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series, a team is bound to have some good and bad luck. With nine victories on the season, David Gravel and the #5 team have had their fair share of success. As the team has moved back east following their second west coast tour, racing luck shifted a tad.
The first stop on the trek back east was at El Paso County Speedway at Calhan, Colorado on Wednesday, September 14th. Gravel was among the 24 competitors on site. Read more »

WEST COAST FINISHER: Gravel Closes Out Second West Coast Swing with Three Straight Top-10’s

September 14th, 2016
Series now comes back east with stops in Colorado, Iowa and Missouri in September
CARLISLE, PA. – September 14, 2016 –  David Gravel and the #5 team continued their season long march towards a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title along the west coast.
Fresh off of back-to-back wins at the Skagit Speedway near Alger, Wash., the Pa based team took on the Willamette Speedway near Lebaon, Ore. on Wednesday, September 7th.
“We had a pretty solid run in Oregon,” said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “Car felt pretty good. We didn’t make the dash or and ground in our heat race so we had to get going in the feature, which went by really fast. It was close to eight minutes since there were no yellows.” Read more »

SET UP FOR THE FUTURE: Mainstream Holdings L.L.C. to Continue as Primary Sponsor for CJB

September 12th, 2016
Windom, Minn. based company extends agreement for 2017 & 2018
CARLISLE, PA. – September 12, 2016 –  CJB Motorsports is proud to announce that Mainstream Holdings, L.L.C., which owns brands such as Big Game Treestands and Muddy Outdoors, has agreed to continue their primary sponsorship of the #5 machine driven by David Gravel into the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
“It was around this time last year that we were fortunate enough to get partnered up with Tod Quiring and his staff at Mainstream Holdings L.L.C.,” said team owners, Chad & Jenn Clemens. “Since then, they have been fantastic folks to work with as we have grown CJB Motorsports. With David Gravel coming on board with us this year and Sammy Swindell helping us out in a second car, we have experienced our most successful year yet. We’ve been to victory lane a total of 11 times with even more races to go to add to that total. Most importantly, we’ve been able to work with Tod to help grow the Big Game Treestands and Muddy brands. We greatly appreciate his vote of confidence in our race team with this agreement. This will allow our team to continue to chase its goals of winning our sports crown jewel events as well as a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title.” Read more »

LABOR DAY SMACKDOWN: Gravel Sweeps Skagit While Swindell Powers Forward at Jackson

September 7th, 2016
Gravel heads down west coast to tackle tracks in Oregon and California before returning east
CARLISLE, PA. – September 7, 2016 –  Labor Day weekend conjures up memories of back yard BBQ’s, lake visits and quality time with family and friends. For CJB Motorsports, however, it was another opportunity to flex some muscle. The team, based out of Carlisle, Pa., added to it’s win total once again as David Gravel swept the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at Skagit Speedway near Alger, Wash.
Gravel and the #5 team arrived for the first night of the Outlaw Energy Showdown on Friday, September 2nd. After timing in 5th of 23 cars, Gravel quickly proved he had the car to beat with strong showings in his heat race and the dash. Fellow youngster Logan Schuchart led from the get go in the nights 25 lap feature as Gravel lurked from second. A last lap pass brought the fans to their feet. Read more »

SUMMERTIME SIMMER: Gravel & Swindell Primed For Big Labor Day Weekend Challenges

August 31st, 2016
CJB Grabs Strong Finishes in North Dakota to close out the month of August
CARLISLE, PA. – August 31, 2016 –  The eighth month on the calendar comes to a close as the CJB Motorsports team continue their season long quest for victories.
Coming off of back-to-back top-5’s at Angell Park Speedway and Junction Motor Speedway, David Gravel and the #5 team headed towards North Dakota for the second event of the season at River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks. Gravel timed in 3rd in his flight for time trials.
“We started off behind a little bit but got better,” said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “Our car was really good in the heat race and dash. The track was a bit greasy in the feature and we slid back some. I think I overused my right rear and that got me in trouble because I was running up high. I should have stayed on the bottom. My left rear was fine.” Read more »

HEADING WEST & EAST: Swindell Grabs Win While Gravel Adds Podiums for CJB 

August 25th, 2016
‘Duel in the Dakotas’ is next for Gravel while Swindell Looks Forward to Jackson 
CARLISLE, PA. – August 24, 2016 –  Podium finishes continue to come for the CJB Motorsports tandem of David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. Even with both drivers on opposites ends of the country, the Pennsylvania based teams continue to race up front and, for Swindell, add victories.
David Gravel and his #5 team started their post Knoxville Nationals western swing on Tuesday, August 16th at Junction Motor Speedway near McCool Junction, Neb.
“We had another great night,” said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “Our car raced really well all night long and we just kept getting better and better. We made up some spots in the dash and that put us up a row for the feature. We ran second to Donny again and I thought we might get to him in lap traffic.” Read more »

KNOXVILLE KNOCKOUT: Gravel & Swindell Charge to Strong Finishes at Knoxville 

August 17th, 2016
Gravel heads west for second time while Swindell heads east to for duel
CARLISLE, PA. – August 15, 2016 –  There is no race a sprint car driver wants to win more than the 5 Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. It only comes around once a year. And each time you race in the four day extravaganza, you learn something new.
For CJB Motorsports drivers David Gravel and Sammy Swindell, the duo set out to deliver the organization their first National trophy on Saturday, August 13th. The drivers lined up for the 50 lap event around the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway in the 11th and 12th positions. Read more »

A SHOT AT IMMORTALITY: CJB Locks Itself into 5 Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals

August 14th, 2016
Gravel & Swindell Set to chase $150,000-to-win payday in Sprint Car Racings Biggest Event
CARLISLE, PA. – August 13, 2016 –  No week in the sprint car racing world match the intensity of the 5 Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals. With over 100 entries from all corners of the world and Australia, the competition is among the toughest anywhere on the schedule.
CJB Motorports driver David Gravel & Sammy Swindell kicked off their Nationals week by competing in the annual Front Row Challenge at Southern Iowa Speedway near Okslaoosa. Read more »

IRONCLAD PERFORMANCE: Gravel Wins Prelude to the Ironman 55 at Pevely

August 9th, 2016
Gravel & Swindell now set for 5 Hour ENERGY Knoxville Nationals
CARLISLE, PA. – August 8, 2016 –  When momentum is with you, it’s hard to stop.
With a win in the Prelude to the Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on Friday, August 5th, David Gravel and his #5 CJB Motorsports team extended the notion that they are among the hottest sprint car teams in the country right now.
The night began with David Gravel and the #5 team timed in fourth, finished second in the heat and won the dash. The driver, the most recent series winner at Wilmot (Wis.) Raceway, head the best view in the house for the 35 lap feature. Read more »

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