SWEEPING UP AT THE WORLD FINALS: GRAVEL AND THE JJR #41 CREW WIN NIGHT TWO OF THE CAN-AM WORLD FINALS TO SWEEP THE WEEKEND AND END THE 2019 SEASON ON A HIGH NOTE IN VICTORY LANE AT CHARLOTTE!

November 9th, 2019

CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA (November 9, 2019) – After putting his 50 career World of Outlaws win in the books on Friday night, David Gravel and the JJR #41 crew were back at The Dirt Track at Charlotte for the final night of racing action in the Can-Am World Finals. There were again 53 sprint cars that took time trials for the Saturday event card and the grandstands were completely sold out at the track. Philip Dietz open the hauler doors and rolled the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Waco Metal #41 to the bottom of the door as they prepared their Maxim Racing hotrod for the night of high speed action.

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A MILESTONE MEMORY AT THE DIRT TRACK: DAVID GRAVEL WHEELS THE WEIKERT’S LIVESTOCK #41 MAXIM UNDER THE CHECKERED FLAGS AT THE CAN-AM WORLD FINALS TO EARN HIS 50TH CAREER WORLD OF OUTLAWS VICTORY

November 8th, 2019

CONCORD, NORTH CAROLINA (November 8, 2019) – As they say in the racing circles, all dirt roads truly do lead to Charlotte for race teams in early November.  As the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series brings their season to a close at the three day Can-Am World Finals, 53 sprint cars took laps against the clock in time trials on Thursday night for the first night of racing action on Friday. David Gravel, currently sitting third in the season long point standings, was eyeing up his weekend as he searched to not only end the season strong, but also collect his 50th career World of Outlaws (WoO) victory. Philip Dietz, Tyler Elliott and Patrick Dudzinski had their driver’s high speed chariot ready to roll at the beautiful facility located just across the highway from the famed NASCAR track and next to zMAX Dragway.

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SETTING QUICK TIME AT THE SPEED PALACE: THE OUTLAWS INVADE PENNSYLVANIA FOR THE TWO-DAY NITTANY SHOWDOWN AND GRAVEL DRIVES THE WEIKERT’S LIVESTOCK #41 MAXIM TO A 9TH PLACE FINISH ON NIGHT ONE

October 25th, 2019

PORT ROYAL, PENNSYLVANIA (October 25, 2019) – As the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series season winds down, the traveling troop of speed stars made their way back to Central Pennsylvania to take on PA Posse at Port Royal Speedway, which is dubbed The Speed Palace. Located on the Juniata County Fairgrounds, the big half mile oval welcomed 52 teams on Friday evening to complete of the first of two nights in the Nittany Showdown.  The pit area was full and the fans in the stands were brimming with excitement, as David Gravel and the JJR #41 crew prepared their Weikert’s Livestock/Buckwalter Trucking, LLC #41 Maxim for the night of racing action.

 David Gravel and the JJR #41 Sets Quick Time for the 21st Time in 2019 Aboard the Weikert’s Livestock #41 Maxim!

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FULFILLING DREAMS AND ACCOMPLISHING GOALS AT THE LAKE: GRAVEL RACES TO THE WIN IN THE JASON JOHNSON CLASSIC AT LAKE OZARK SPEEDWAY AS HE HELPS CHECK OFF ONE OF THE BOXES IN JASON’S BLACK BOOK

October 19th, 2019

ELDON, MISSOURI (October 19, 2019) – There are a lot of dreamers. There are a lot of diligent and hard workers. And, there are a few people who just focus and work extremely hard every day to make their dreams a reality. Jason Johnson was one of those few people. His sheer determination was one of his many defining traits. He was determined to live his dreams to the fullest – every single day – no matter what the road ahead looked like. Unfortunately, in a life that was cut short way too soon back in June 2018, one of those dreams or goals he envisioned and had written in his black book was not fulfilled. He always wanted to promote a race. Not just a race . . . a World of Outlaws sprint car race. That did not sit well with his devoted widow and dedicated partner in life and racing Bobbi Johnson. So she was just as determined as her husband to check another one of his goals off the list in his little black book. So was David Gravel who joined the Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) team for the 2019 season, and well has just fit in perfect as part of the JJR family.

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CONTINUING SEASON IN KANSAS AT LAKESIDE: GRAVEL RUNS HIS WELD RACING WHEELS #41 MAXIM TO A TOP TEN FINISH AT LAKESIDE SPEEDWAY IN THE FVP PLATINUM BATTERY SHOWDOWN IN FRONT OF PACKED HOUSE

October 18th, 2019

KANSAS CITY, KANSAS (October 18, 2019) – Earlier this year, Lakeside Speedway was under water after this part of the country suffered severe flooding. The water receded and left a mess for the track owners and team, through their Midwestern work ethic they were able to salvage a part of the season and welcome the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series to the impressive 4/10 mile oval on Friday night in front of an absolutely packed house as fans not only filled the stands, but also the surrounding areas with a standing room only crowd. David Gravel and the JJR #41 team were one of 32 teams lined up in the pit area off turns three and four ready to compete in the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown in their Weld Racing #41 Maxim.

David Gravel Rallies to a 7th Place Finish in the FVP Platinum Battery Showdown at Lakeside Speedway!

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FINAL BATTLE IN THE HOOSIER STATE THIS SEASON: A RUGGED NIGHT OF RACING ACTION CHALLENGES THE FIELD AS GRAVEL PERSEVERES AND SALVAGES A HARD EARNED 12TH PLACE FINISH AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY

October 13th, 2019

HAUBSTADT, INDIANA (October 13, 2019) – After rain washed out racing action on Saturday night at the Terre Haute Action Track, the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series had their traveling crew of speed stars in Haubstadt at Tri-State Speedway, for their 38th appearance in history at the track, to conclude the weekend at the quarter-mile bullring surrounded by cornfields. David Gravel and the JJR #41 team rolled their Engler Machine & Tool #41 Maxim out of the trailer to prepare for some high speed racing. There were 28 teams entered on this beautiful fall day in southern Indiana.

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DAVID GRAVEL SETS QUICK TIME FOR 20TH TIME IN 2019: AFTER A FAST START IN THE NATIONAL OPEN FINALE, HE WINS HEAT AND DRIVES THE KISTLER POWERED JONESTOWN KOA #41 MAXIM TO A TOP FIVE FINISH!

October 5th, 2019

MECHANICSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (October 5, 2019) – Fresh off their win on the opening night of the Williams Grove National Open, David Gravel and the JJR #41 team were back at it at the famous half-mile oval with a bridge on the back straightaway. The boys worked tirelessly following their win as they cleaned the car and did all of their general maintenance procedures to ready the Jonestown KOA/Team Jack Foundation #41 Maxim for the $65,000-to-win 57th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open. There were 49 cars back at the track as the fans filled the stands and the infield to pack the house.

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A PERFECT WAY TO KICK OFF THE GROVE: GRAVEL CONTINUES HIS SUCCESS AT WILLIAMS GROVE SPEEDWAY BY PUTTING TOGETHER A PERFECT NIGHT ON HIS WAY TO WINNING THE CHAMPION RACING OIL NATIONAL OPEN OPENER

October 4th, 2019

MECHANICSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA (October 4, 2019) – With cooler fall temperatures in the October air, your 2019 Knoxville Nationals Champion, along with his JJR crew, traveled to Central Pennsylvania to compete in the two-day 57th Annual Champion Racing Oil National Open. This prestigious event always attracts a good field of cars, 53 on this night, and a lot of fans for this late season gem at the track with the backstretch bridge. When you open the history books it is truly a who’s who of racing legends. David Gravel etched his name into these books twice before collecting wins in 2014 and again in 2017 alongside names like Gordon Johncock, Lou Blaney, Kenny Weld, Steve Smith, Van May, Kramer Williamson, Stevie Smith, Smokey Snellbaker, Doug Wolfgang, Steve Kinser and Don Kreitz Jr. just to name a few.

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YINZ SEE THAT RUN IN PITTSBURGH: GRAVEL BRINGS A TASTE OF NEW ENGLAND TO THE PODIUM AT LERNERVILLE SPEEDWAY AS HE SECURES A THIRD PLACE FINISH IN THE COMMONWEALTH CLASH AFTER A SHORT RAIN DELAY

September 28th, 2019

SARVER, PENNSYLVANIA (September 28, 2019) – The last time David and the JJR #41 team visited Lernerville Speedway back on July 23, they all left with smiles on their faces as they won the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup race. After a late night in Eldora following the rain and a seventh place finish, the crew was trucking Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) style as they rolled into western Pennsylvania to visit the racy track located just north of Pittsburgh Pennsylvania where the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates and the term “yinz” dominate the conversations. There were 32 cars sitting in the pit area located behind turns three and four at the track. It was go time in the Pittsburgh area.

A Podium Finish in the Commonwealth Clash at Lernerville Speedway in Western Pennsylvania!

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CRUISING THROUGH THE BUCKEYE STATE: AFTER RAIN DELAYED THE START, GRAVEL AND THE JJR #41 TEAM WORK HARD TO SECURED A TOP TEN FINISH AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY IN THE BEFOUR THE CROWNS SHOWDOWN

September 27th, 2019

ROSSBURG, OHIO (September 27, 2019) – The JJR team’s journey eastbound was rolling. After a stop in Jacksonville, Illinois on Wednesday evening, the team and the traveling tour of speedsters stopped at the famous Eldora Speedway on Friday evening for the popular BeFour the Crowns Showdown at the high-banked, fast half mile oval. David Gravel and the Greber Racing Components (GRC)/Kistler Engines #41 Maxim entry were one of 44 drivers and teams entered to race for the winner’s crown on this fall night with rain in the forecast. That rain hit hard after the teams got their initial hot laps in and delayed the start of the action by 2.5 hours. Track officials and the push truck drivers did a fantastic job reclaiming the surface and getting it ready to race.

A Top Ten Finish for David Gravel and the JJR #41 Team at Eldora Speedway in the BeFour the Crowns Showdown!

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