LIGHTS, CAMERAS, ACTION: GRAVEL AND THE JJR #41 TEAM HAVE AN IMPRESSIVE SHOWING IN FRONT OF THE CBS SPORTS NETWORK CAMERAS AS THEY LEAD THE FIRST 31 LAPS BEFORE FINISHING IN THE RUNNER-UP SPOT

July 4th, 2020

NEW RICHMOND, WISCONSIN (July 4, 2020) As people across the country paused to celebrate our America’s independence, the World of Outlaws and a field of competitors were back at Cedar Lake Speedway for the finale of the Independence Day Spectacular. After two strong nights of racing and outcomes, David Gravel and the JJR #41 team were looking to top off the weekend with another performance worthy of note in the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/Schoenfeld Headers #41 Maxim. Since 1957 when Cedar Lake Speedway was built, fans have been coming to this racing facility for entertainment. Located less than one hour to the northeast of Minneapolis they attract crowds from all over. This night was a little different as the stands were full of eager race fans who had passed through COVID-19 testing/screening, but there also were fans with their televisions on tuned in for the live broadcast on the CBS Sports Network.

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LIGHTING THE FUSE IN WISCONSIN: A STRONG RUN IN THE FRIDAY PORTION OF THE INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECTACULAR FOR GRAVEL AND THE JJR CREW NETS A FOURTH PLACE FINISH AND PROVIDES MOMENTUM

July 3rd, 2020

NEW RICHMOND, WISCONSIN (July 3, 2020) – With the sun shining over Wisconsin, the JJR crew was hard at work cleaning and maintaining the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Greber Racing Components (GRC) #41 Maxim after Thursday night’s qualifying action and a fifth place finish in the Elimination Showdown feature to kick off the Independence Day Spectacular weekend. The fans who attended night one returned with smiles on their faces as they were ready to enjoy more high caliber sprint car entertainment World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series style! The 30 teams were back in the pit area as they readied for the second night of racing competition.

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ROLLING IN THE CHEESE STATE: TWO GOOD QUALIFYING EFFORTS AND A FIFTH PLACE FINISH IN THE FIRST EVER ELIMINATION SHOWDOWN KICKS OFF THE INDEPENDENCE DAY SPECTACULAR AT CEDAR LAKE SPEEDWAY

July 2nd, 2020

NEW RICHMOND, WISCONSIN (July 2, 2020) – The JJR #41 team, along with their driver David Gravel, headed to Wisconsin for the July Fourth weekend to race in Cedar Lakes Speedway’s 3-day Independence Day Spectacular! The Badger State, which got that nickname back in the 1800s when miners were searching for lead ore and dug tunnels into the hillside where they sometimes lived while working, is now filled with dirt track racing enthusiasts who love when the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series comes to town. The sprint cars stars of the series were joined by their late model partners for the entire weekend at the 3/8-mile oval. There were 30 sprint cars lining the pit area ready to put on a show for the fans!

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A TOP FIVE SHOWING IN THE STATE OF LAKES: THE WATERTOWN WARRIOR BATTLES TO A FIFTH PLACE FINISH IN THE BEST APPEARING CAR AT THE 42ND ANNUAL AGCO JACKSON NATIONALS ABOARD THE MVT #41 MAXIM

June 28th, 2020

JACKSON, MINNESOTA (June 27, 2020) – The officials at the Jackson Nationals presented the 42nd Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals with the finale on Saturday night as it was the first big money race of the 2020 season for the competitors. A total of 45 cars showed up to take a shot at earning points to have the opportunity to take home the winner’s share of the purse. Many of those drivers and teams represent the best-of-the-best in sprint car racing, including David Gravel and the Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) #41. Gravel and the JJR #41 team stuck together and overcame many challenges and obstacles to earn a total of 932 points which put him fourth overall in points after the two qualifying nights of racing that locked him in the King of the Hill Dash.

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A DETERMINED EFFORT: THE JJR #41 TEAM AND DAVID GRAVEL HAVE A SOLID POINTS NIGHT WITH A 7TH PLACE FINISH TO POSITION THEMSELVES FAVORABLY FOR THE FINALE AT THE 42ND ANNUAL AGCO JACKSON NATIONALS

June 26th, 2020

JACKSON, MINNESOTA (June 26, 2020) – Following a 15th place finish in the Thursday portion of the show, after getting postponed and getting involved in an early race accident, David Gravel and the JJR #41 team were determined to improve their performance with a strong showing in the Friday night portion of the show at the Jackson Motorplex. Even after all of the challenges they encountered on the first night, the driver and team were situated in 9th place overall in the Jackson Nationals point system with 452 points. There was 44 cars again registered to continue on this night with one new addition to the field of competitors and one that was unable to continue due to mechanical problems.

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GETTING THE JACKSON NATIONALS ROLLING: GRAVEL RALLIES BACK FOR A 15TH FINISH IN THE RAIN DELAYED THURSDAY NIGHT PORTION OF THE JACKSON NATIONALS ABOARD THE WEIKERT’S LIVESTOCK #41 MAXIM

June 25th, 2020

JACKSON, MINNESOTA (June 25, 2020) – David Gravel and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series traveling tour of speed demons headed north to The Gopher State to kick off three nights of action at the Jackson Motorplex for the 42nd Annual AGCO Jackson Nationals at the beautiful racing facility. After a strong showing at last year’s event – a runner-up finish on Thursday, then followed that up with a 6th place run on Friday, and topped it off with a 4th place finish in Saturday’s finale – Gravel and the JJR #41 team were excited to be back in town in the Jason Johnson Memorial #41 entry. Jackson is located in the southwest corner of the state just over the Iowa state line. There were 44 cars signed into the pit area on Thursday night ready to go racing!

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WITH THE CBS SPORTS NETWORK CAMERAS ROLLING: GRAVEL NAVIGATES AND COMPETES HARD ON NIGHT TWO AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY TO SCORE A 12TH PLACE FINISH ABOARD THE ENGLER MACHINE & TOOL #41 MAXIM

June 20th, 2020

HAUBSTADT, INDIANA (June 20, 2020) – After a 3rd place podium finish to kick off the weekend at Tri-State Speedway, David Gravel along with Crew Chief Philip Dietz and the JJR crew were back at the track ready to race around the Haubstadt challenging oval. This night would be special because Gravel and the field of competitors would be racing the feature live television on CBS Sports Network which was broadcast nationally. There were 33 drivers in the pit area and everyone wanted to be the star of the show when the checkered flag flew over the high profile feature event.

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BACK ON THE ATTACK AT HAUBSTADT: GRAVEL PUTS ON AN INCREDIBLE SHOW WITH A BOLD DRIVE FORWARD TO FINISH IN THIRD PLACE AFTER LOTS OF THREE-WIDE RACING AT TRI-STATE SPEEDWAY

June 19th, 2020

HAUBSTADT, INDIANA (June 19, 2020) – It sure is good to be back sprint car racing on a weekly basis. The re-mapped journey, post-COVID, this week brought David Gravel and the JJR #41 team to Tri-State Speedway in southern Indiana for two nights of high speed competition with the best in the business – the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series. Tri-State Speedway, affectionately known as “The Class Track”, is a high-banked quarter mile dirt oval located just 16 miles north of Evansville and always produces exciting racing. The race track challenges even the best drivers, but also delivers great rewards for those that figure it out. As the sun started its descent over the fields of southern Indiana on Friday evening, there were 33 teams lining the pit area off turns one and two all ready to do what they do best. The crew rolled the Engler Machine & Tool/Maxim Racing/C&R Racing #41 out of the hauler ready to take on the night.

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THROWING THE KITCHEN SINK AT IT: THE JJR #41 TEAM FIGHTS THROUGH A CHALLENGING NIGHT IN THE SECOND NIGHT OF THE BROWNELLS BIG GUNS BASH TO SALVAGE A TOP 20 FINISH AT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY

June 13th, 2020

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (June 13, 2020) – What is better than one night of racing action at Knoxville Raceway? Well that is easy, two nights of racing at the beautiful facility! After driving to a third finish on Friday night in the Weikert’s Livestock/Waco Metal #41 Maxim, David Gravel was back in the saddle of the JJR #41 for night two of the Brownells Big Guns Bash. There is always excitement around the Marion County Fairgrounds when there are sprint cars and haulers on the grounds in Marion County. On Saturday night there were again 53 teams registered to race for the winner’s check and the chance to stand on top of the podium at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” in front of the fans who came out to see the stars of the sport!

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SPEEDING AT THE SPRINT CAR CAPITAL: AFTER SETTING QUICK TIME AND WINNING HIS HEAT RACE AND THE DASH, GRAVEL DRIVES THE DURST #41 MAXIM TO HIS SECOND STRAIGHT PODIUM FINISH

June 12th, 2020

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (June 12, 2020) – David Gravel and the JJR #41 team were back at Knoxville Raceway with smiles on their face as they prepared for two nights of racing action at the Marion County Fairgrounds in the Brownells Big Guns Bash with the Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution/Winters Performance Products #41. When the checkered flag flew here on May 8th when they returned to racing, Gravel and the JJR boys were standing in victory lane in front of no fans. The JJR #41 team with a new Maxim Racing machine displaying the In Memory of Jason Johnson decal on both sides of the hood, along with 52 other teams, were back in the pit area at the “Sprint Car Capital of the World” ready to put on a show . . . this time in front of fans at Knoxville Raceway!

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