BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER: CJB & Gravel Team Up Again in 2018

October 14th, 2017
Successful pairing continues into a third season in pursuit of Outlaw title
 
CARLISLE, PA. – October 14, 2017 –  One of the most successful pairings over the past few years on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour is returning for a third year.
 
CJB Motorsports is proud to announce that driver David Gravel will return to pilot the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, JRC Transportation #5. The team is also pleased to announce that veteran crew chief Barry Jackson will once again to the wrenches. The pairing has proven to be extremely potent having scored 28 event wins thus far, including triumphs in the $50,000-to-win Champion Racing Oil National Open, the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. The duo was also dangerously close to pulling off a win in sprint car racing’s crown jewel event, the 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals. Read more »

17 in 17: Gravel Wheels the CJB Machine to Another Win in New York

October 10th, 2017
Trio of races on tap as the team chases their 20th victory of the season
 
CARLISLE, PA. – October 10, 2017 –  One of CJB Motorsports stated goals was to achieve double digit wins in a season. By taking the checkered flag at Fulton (N.Y) Speedway, David Gravel and the CJB team have registered the 17th World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series of the season, and their 19th of 2017 overall.
 
The lone race of the weekend for the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ was held on Saturday, October 7th and was a part of the annual NAPA SuperDIRT week. The #5 team timed in 5th, won their heat race and finished the Craftsman Club dash in the 4th position. Read more »

NATTY OPEN CHAMPION: Gravel and CJB Scores Huge Win at the Grove

October 4th, 2017
Two race wins in three-day show has CJB looking to close season strong
 
CARLISLE, PA. – October 3, 2017 –  David Gravel first won the Champion Racing Oil National Open in 2014. The win, which is a highlight in the career of the young driver, was mired by a controversial finish.
 
Ever since, the Watertown, Conn. Has hoped for the opportunity to win one of sprint car racings’ crown jewel events once again to thoroughly enjoy the victory. On Saturday, September 30th, Gravel and the CJB team were able to visit victory lane and truly celebrate the moment.    Read more »

BACK TO FORM: Gravel and CJB Dominate for Lernerville Win

September 27th, 2017
Good run at Eldora setups win; team no prepares for National Open
 
CARLISLE, PA. – September 26, 2017 –  David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team seem to have found their winning formula again. It had been a little over a month since the team visited victory lane before leading all 37 circuits of the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, PA. on Saturday, September 23rd. The return was quite a relief.
  
“It felt really good to win,” explained Gravel. “When you’ve won quite a few races and get used to it, it can be pretty tough to go a while without getting to victory lane. It boosts your spirits and the teams a bit. We needed this.” Read more »

CALISTOGA CLOSES CALIFORNIA: Strong Finish Pushes CJB East

September 19th, 2017
Historic tracks like Eldora & Lernerville begin home stretch of Outlaw season
 
CARLISLE, PA. – September 19, 2017 –  With the vineyards of Napa Valley surrounding them, CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel aimed to tackle the Calistoga (CA) Speedway as they closed out their second western swing of the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.
 
Night one at the legendary half mile oval took place on Friday, September 15th as saw Gravel qualify his CJB machine in the 4th position. Following a second-place finish in their heat race and a fourth place finish in the Craftsman Club dash, all eyes were on the #5 car as the feature began. Read more »

CALIFORNIA CHALLENGE: Gravel & CJB Make Up Big Ground Out West

September 13th, 2017
Calistoga closes out second west coast tour of the season for Outlaws
 
CARLISLE, PA. – September 12, 2017 –  Sometimes, you just have to battle through adversity. For David Gravel and the CJB team, challenges came knocking for three events in a row as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour continued their march south along the Pacific Coast.
 
Before entering California, the tour made its’ lone stop of the year in Oregon at Willamette Speedway near Lebanon. For the show on Wednesday, September 6th, the #5 car timed in 13th quick, finished 7 in the heat race but made a huge charge from 19th to 9th in the feature.      Read more »

COASTAL CHASER: CJB Machine Dazzles in Washington over Labor Day

September 6th, 2017
Oregon leads into Big Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway at Chico
 
CARLISLE, PA. – September 6, 2017 –  The month of September began in earnest for David Gravel and the CJB #5 as the team took the banks of Skagit Speedway near Alger, Wash. on Friday, September 1st and Saturday, September 2nd. Gravel and Co were looking for their third and fourth straight wins, respectively, as the 3/10th’s of a mile bullring, having swept the events last season.
 
On Friday night, Gravel timed in 11th, finished third in the heat race and lined up eighth for the feature event.   Read more »

ROLLIN’ WEST: Gravel and CJB Add Strong Finishes on their way to West Coast

August 29th, 2017
Skagit Speedway double header kicks off Labor Day weekend for Outlaws
 
CARLISLE, PA. – August 28, 2017 –  The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues their long march through the 2017 season.
 
On Friday, August 25th, the tour made its’ first stop at Black Hills Speedway near Rapid City, S.D. since 2011. CJB Motorsports driver David Gravel timed in second quick in car #5. A second plash finish in his heat race scored the driver a spot in the Craftsman Club Dash, where he finished 5th.  
“We started out with a good run in time trials,” explained Gravel. “Our engine stumbled a little bit on the start of the heat race when we were trying to get going. That put us back a bit but we recovered. We didn’t get the dash draw we needed so we experimented a bit. All in all, we came home sixth, which was solid.”

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CLEMENTINE CLOSER: Gravel Ends Victory Run for Schatz at Minot

August 23rd, 2017
CJB Closes Out the Month of August with Stops in South Dakota and Montana
 
CARLISLE, PA. – August 22, 2017 –  The sting of a Knoxville Nationals defeat didn’t hang out too long with David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team. Though disappointed their run at sprint car racings biggest prize came up short, the Chad & Jenn Clemens owned team knew there was still plenty of victories to be captured as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series headed west for the second time in 2017.
 
Up first was the second of two stops at River Cities Speedway near Grand Forks, N.D. Gravel timed in 6th in the first flight of time trial cars. A fourth place finished netted the CJB team a 15th place starting position in the nights feature event. Read more »

GUT WRENCHER FOR GRAVEL: Car #5 Suffers Setback While Leading Nationals

August 16th, 2017
CJB team shows speed and poise; set to heat into the Great North    
 
CARLISLE, PA. – August 15, 2017 –  The Knoxville Raceway was abuzz with excitement as the 57th annual 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals neared its halfway point. Watertown, Conn.’s David Gravel had proven that his CJB Motorsports #5 was the class of the field by leading the first 22 circuits of the fifty-lap event.
 
However, as Gravel contended the 23rd lap, something went amiss under the hood that hushed the entire crowd of 30,000 plus spectators at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

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