ROUTED BY RAIN: Outlaws Lose an Entire Weeks Worth of Racing to Mother Nature

May 20th, 2018

New Jersey, North Carolina and Indiana make up Memorial Day trifecta for ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’

CARLISLE, PA. – May 20, 2018 – Mother nature certainly has not been a race fan thus far in 2018. Heavy rains the in the central Pennsylvania area have caused series and track officials to cancel or delay the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series events at Lincoln Speedway near Abbottstown and Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg. The news was obviously a disappointment to both CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel.

“Losing this many races really stinks,” said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “The Gettysburg Clash at Lincoln is one of our favorite events and we won that one last year so we were looking forward to it. We heard the are working on a new date for it. We know we’ll race at the Grove during the Summer Nationals for more money on Friday night ($13,000.) That’ll be exciting.” Read more »

HAUBSTADT HAMMER: Indiana Bullring Yields Another Win for CJB & Gravel

May 16th, 2018

Pennsylvania swing up next as the Outlaws tour marches through the month of May

 

CARLISLE, PA. – May 15, 2018 – Victories have been harder to come by in 2018 for David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team. However, after a strong showing over Mothers Day weekend, the team may be back to it’s 2017 form. Read more »

TOP-5’s IN MID SOUTH: CJB #5 Continues Climb in Standings with Solid Outings

May 9th, 2018

Action packed weekend at Eldora and Tri-State Speedway on tap for ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’

CARLISLE, PA. – May 8, 2018 – David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team appear to be finding their groove as the calendar flips over from April to May. After grabbing their first win of the season at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Texas, the team added two more top-5’s to their season tally at Lake Ozark Speedway near Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri and the Salina High Banks Speedway near Salina, Oklahoma.

The event at Lake of the Ozarks Speedway was contested on Friday, May 4th and marked the first visit for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to the facility in 11 years. Gravel timed in 7th, finished second in his heat race and 4th in the Craftsman Club dash. Read more »

VICTORY AT LAST: Gravel & CJB Breakthrough for Big Win at Cottonbowl 

May 1st, 2018

Double header at Devils Bowl caps off monster sized Texas weekend for car #5

CARLISLE, PA. – April 30, 2018 – Sometimes, race teams will begin to wonder when the next victory will come. For David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team, 20 wins last season gave the organization plenty of confidence heading into the 2018 campaign. Victory lane has proven to be elusive, thus far in 2018, but the team made a strong statement as the tour returned Cotton Bowl Speedway near Paige, Texas. Not only did the CJB team score their first victory of the season, they did so in convincing fashion by setting quick time on the night, winning their heat race and the Craftsman Club Dash.

“It was just an all-around dominant night said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “We were looking forward to going back there. We did get delayed one night by the rain but it didn’t bother us. Barry, Zach and Derek gave me an aswesome car and we led right from the get go. I heard Brad (Sweet) coming a few times but I was able to just go anywhere on the track and got away. It feels so great to get this team back to victory lane. It is what they deserve.” Read more »

DOUBLE 5: CJB Grabs Two Top-5’s as Outlaws Get Back to Action in Midwest

April 25th, 2018

Tour heads south to Texas for events at Cottonbowl Speedway and Devils Bowl Speedway

CARLISLE, PA. – April 24, 2018 – After several rain outs on the season, the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series was finally back in action as the series took to Riverside International Speedway near West Memphis, Tenn. On Friday, April 20th. David Gravel and the #5 CJB machine timed in 10th before finished 8th in his heat race.

“We missed where we wanted to qualify by just a few spots,” said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “In our heat race, we had a rear end issue and had to thrash in order to get a new one in before the Lase Chance Showdown. We tried something new for that and it helped. We kept adjusting on the car for the feature and drove from 21st to 5th.  Read more »

WEEKEND WASH-A-WAY: Outlaws Lose Weekend to Rain in the Midwest

April 18th, 2018

Events at Jacksonville and Tri-State rescheduled; Riverside and Pevely up next for CJB

CARLISLE, PA. – April 16, 2018 – Mother nature continues to be a thorn in the side of many racing series across the nation. The weekend slate of shows at Jacksonville Speedway in Illinois and Tri-State Speedway near Haubstadt, Ind. Have been rescheduled. Jacksonville will attempt their show again on June 27th while Tri-State will re-attempt on Sunday, April 22nd.

The Tri-State date now makes for a potent trio of events in the Mississippi river valley events. Up on Friday, April 20th is Riverside International Speedway near West Memphis, Arkansas. The following night, the tour makes a stop at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 near Pevely, Missouri. The visit to Tri-State caps off the weekend on Sunday, April 22nd. Read more »

HEADING EAST: CJB Looks to Heartland Swing to Turn UP Performance

April 12th, 2018

Illinois and Indiana bullrings are on tap for the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt.’

HEADING EAST: CJB Looks to Heartland Swing to Turn UP Performance

Illinois and Indiana bullrings are on tap for the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt.’ Read more »

BAKERSFIELD BULLET: Gravel Charges Forward in Final West Coast Event of the Spring

March 28th, 2018

Outlaws take a week off: will be back in action at Arizona Speedway on Saturday, April 7th

CARLISLE, PA. – March 28, 2018 – Mother nature didn’t rain on the Outlaws final parade of the 2018 Spring Break tour out west. Scheduled racing for Friday, March 22nd at Ocean Speedway near Watsonville, Calif. was washed away by heavy rain. Despite multiple rain outs throughout the series tenure in March, the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ was able to race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on Saturday, March 24th.

CJB Motorsports driver David Gravel timed in 22nd on the night, finished 5th in his heat race and charged from 18th to 12th in the feature. Read more »

STOCKTON TURNAROUND: CJB Motorsports Makes Gains at Stockton Dirt Track

March 21st, 2018

Placerville delayed to September; Tour to continue at Ocean Speedway and Bakersfield Speedway

CARLISLE, PA. – March 20, 2018 –  Rain continues to be a source of frustration for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Mother Nature forced the cancellation of the opening night of racing action at the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track on Friday March 16th. The series was able to get the second night through the full program.

CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel took the #5 machine and timed in second quick. They won their second heat race of the season and made the Craftsman Club dash for the first time since the opening night of the season at Volusia.   Read more »

SPRING BREAK TOUR: Gravel and CJB sail through Thunderbowl Raceway

March 13th, 2018

Another race night lost to Mother Nature; Outlaws back in action at Stockton for St. Patty’s Day 

CARLISLE, PA. – March 13, 2018 – Mother Nature isn’t playing too well with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. A weekend in Texas was washed away and now one of the two scheduled nights of competition at Thunderbowl Raceway near Tulare, Calif. has been lost due to rain.

Racing did commence, however, on Friday, March 9th at the west coast bull ring. David Gravel and the CJB team were looking for their third win at the track in as many years. Car #5 timed in fifth in the second flight of time trailers, sled back one spot on the heat race and started the feature in 13th. Read more »

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