THAT’S A WRAP: 2018 Season Marks Another Successful Chapter for CJB Motorsports

November 20th, 2018

More Outlaw wins, strong runs and exposure for partners lead team into 2019 campaign

CARLISLE, PA. – November 19, 2018 – Another season has yielded success on multiple fronts for CJB Motorsports. The Pennsylvania based team contested the highly competitive World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule for the sixth consecutive year.

Coming off their best season as an organization in 2017, the expectations for 2018 were quite high. With driver David Gravel behind the wheel of the GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, Weikert’s Livestock, JRC Transportation, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete #5 for a third season, the season began with strong runs at the annual DIRTcar Nationals at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. From there, the tour made it’s first of two treks to the west coast by way of Texas and Nevada. Cancellations and postponements due to rain were, unfortunately, a common theme throughout the year. Read more »

WORLD FINALS FINALE:  CJB and David Gravel Strong in Final Run Together

November 6th, 2018

Top-10’s at the Dirt Track at Charlotte Close Out Successful Partnership; Madsen Strong in 2nd Car

CARLISLE, PA. – November 5, 2018 – David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team took to the Dirt Track at Charlotte to close out the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season. The World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am was a three-day affair that saw the tandem of driver and team notch two more top-10’s before ending their time together.

Action for the much-anticipated event began on Thursday, November 1st with a qualifying night that saw Gravel time in 3rd for Friday evening’s event and 1st for Saturday evenings event. Read more »

TOP-5 AT TUSCARORA 50: Gravel and CJB Motorsports Strong in Pennsylvania

October 30th, 2018

World of Outlaws World Finals presented by Can-Am wraps up the 2018 season

CARLISLE, PA. – October 29, 2018 – After rain canceled one night of racing and delayed another, Mother Nature finally allowed the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series to run the Tuscarora 50 at Port Royal (Pa.) Speedway. David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team took to the fast-half-mile with $51,000 on the line. The GoMuddy.com, Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation, Nyce, Crete and Landis Block and Concrete #5 car timed in 13th, finished 3rd in his heat race and started the feature event in 17th.

“We missed the invert by one spot in time trials,” Gravel said. “Instead of being on the pole for the heat race, we hard to towards the back. The track was really fast in the heats and luckily, we made up a few spots. A few guys fell out. Later on, during the feature, we were really good early on. The track was still really fast, and we just made our way up through the field as the race wore on.” Read more »

PASSING THE TORCH:  CJB and David Gravel to Part Ways After 2018 Campaign

October 24th, 2018

Shane Stewart to join Pennsylvania based team in 2019; organization to field 2nd car to close out 2018

CARLISLE, PA. – October 24, 2018 – In racing, as in life, change is a constant part of the story. After three highly successful years, CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel will dissolve their partnership at the conclusion of the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.

 “Before we get into anything else, our family, Barry Jackson, his family, our crew and all of our partners want to thank David Gravel and his family for an incredible three-year run,” said team owners Chad and Jenn Clemens.  “From the moment David and Barry were paired together, they were a force to be reckoned with. The stats show that clearly. We’ve had some of the best years we’ve ever had with David behind the wheel. We’ve won coast-to-coast and won some of the biggest races in the sport. In this business, as with most forms of motorsports, relationships tend to run their course. With that being said, we all agreed that this relationship, though highly successful, had run its course and it was time for a change for all parties.” Read more »

EMPIRE ENFORCER: Top-10 on Lone Race Weekend Keeps CJB in the Hunt

October 9th, 2018

Triple header weekend across Illinois, Indiana and Ohio up next for ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’

CARLISLE, PA. – October 8, 2018 – October opened with a strong run at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway for CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel. Taking part in the event, which was a scheduled during the annual NAPA SuperDIRT week, the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5 machine timed in 10th, finished 4th in the first heat race and started the feature in 10th.

“We went alright at Fulton,” Gravel said. “We were tight all night. Nothing really happened in the heat race because the track was still a bit heavy and narrow. We were running 8th in the feature and got better in the second half of it. If the race had been a bit longer, I think we could have gotten at top-5.” Read more »

NATIONAL OPEN CONTENDER: Podium Finish on Opening Night Sends Strong Message for CJB

October 2nd, 2018

Fulton Speedway and SuperDIRT Week visit opens October for ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’

CARLISLE, PA. – October 1, 2018 – September wrapped up as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invaded the famed Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the annual Champion Racing Oil National Open.

David Gravel and his CJB Motosports team returned to competition at what they consider their “home track.” On the opening night, ran on Friday, September 28th, the #5 team timed in 6th in the first flight of time trials, finished 2nd in their heat race and won the first of two Craftsman Club Dashes. That put the #5 car on the pole for the nights feature event. Read more »

STRONG RUN AT THE ‘BIG E’: CJB Adds Top-5 at Ohio’s Legendary Half-Mile

September 25th, 2018

Williams Grove Champion Oil National Open on Tap for CJB Motorsports and David Gravel

CARLISLE, PA. – September 24, 2018 – For the second time this season, David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team raced on with heavy hearts. On Thursday, September 20th, fellow sprint car racer Greg Hodnett lost his life in an incident at Bedford (Pa.) Auto Speedway. With their roots in central Pennsylvania, Gravel and the team will well versed in how talented Hodnett was.

“Greg was a fierce competitor,” Gravel said. “He was a factor about any time he hit the track. Very intense. Off of it, he was kind of quiet but he had a great sense of humor. He was a really good guy. I only have great things to say about him. Hopefully we take the necessary steps at the tracks to prevent this type of thing from happening again.”  Read more »

CRUSIN’ DOWN THE COAST: CJB Records Podium Finish at Willamette; Charging Finishes at Chico

September 11th, 2018

Placerville and Calistoga will wrap up second west coast swing for Outlaw tour

CARLISLE, PA. – September 10, 2018 – Strong finishes continue to populate the 2018 schedule for CJB Motorsports. A podium finish at Willamette (Ore.) Speedway led the way as the #5 team also competed in events at Silver Dollar Speedway near Chico, Calif.

Willamette Speedway saw the driver David Gravel time in 7th, finish 1st in his heat race and 2nd in the Craftsman Club dash. Read more »

RACING WEST: Gravel & CJB Motorsports Take Aim at West Coast Again

August 29th, 2018

8th place finishes in South Dakota and Montana have team looking for more

CARLISLE, PA. – August 27, 2018 – A pair of 8th place finishes has the CJB Motorsports looking for a bit of redemption as they head towards the second west coast swing of the season.

The team and driver David Gravel were in action as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series took on the Black Hills Speedway near Sioux City, S.D. on Friday, August 24th. Gravel timed in 6th quick, finished second in his heat race and fourth in the Craftsman Club dash. Read more »

NORTH DAKOTA HEARTBREAK: Gravel Flexes Muscle at Red River Valley 

August 22nd, 2018

Trek to the west coast continues with stops in South Dakota & Montana 

CARLISLE, PA. – August 21, 2018 – CJB Motorsports continued their post 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals trek west as they stopped in North Dakota for a pair of events that resulted in 7th and 18th place finishes.

Up first was a Friday night stop at River Cities Speedway near Grand Forks. The high-banked, 3/10th’s of a mile oval is a favorite of the #5 team and driver David Gravel. On the event that was held on August 17th, Gravel timed in 16th, finished 5th in the heat race and started 13th in the feature. Read more »

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