BIG GATOR HUNTING: CJB Motorsports Capture Overall DIRTcar Nationals Title

February 22nd, 2017
All-star win highlights strong run through adversity in Florida
CARLISLE, PA. – February 15, 2017 – One of CJB Motorsports goals for 2017 was to begin the season off on a strong note. After five nights of racing at Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida, David Gravel and the team stood above the rest by capturing the overall points championship for the week.
 
 “It was really cool to make it through the week that we had and end up holding the big gator trophy,” said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “We wanted a fast start and we got that.”
Gravel began the week on Wednesday, February 15th at the “World’s Fastest Half Mile Oval.” The first two nights of the annual DIRTcar Nationals were run under the sanction of the Arctic Cat Allstar Circuit of Champions. Read more »

David Gravel gets a Gator; wins Arctic Cat All Star DIRTcar Nationals finale at Volusia Speedway Park

February 17th, 2017

BARBERVILLE, FL (February 16, 2017) – For the first time in his young career, Watertown, Connecticut’s David Gravel is a main event winner in the Sunshine State, capturing the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions DIRTcar Nationals finale at the Volusia Speedway Park near Barberville, Florida. The victory, the third of his career during Arctic Cat All Star competition and his first since 2012, was conducted in near-demanding fashion; holding back Donny Schatz and Brad Sweet to lead all 30 circuits around the Volusia Speedway Park half-mile.

“This is definitely awesome,” David Gravel stated in victory lane. “I’ve never got to win in Florida and I’ve never got to win one of these gator trophies, so this is definitely cool. I have to thank all of the guys on the team; Barry, Zack, Derrick, Chad, Jen. They all did a great job preparing these race cars all winter. All of my sponsors; they make all of this possible. We are working for really good things this year, so this is a great start to that.”

Gravel, who started on the outside-front row, wasted no time getting to the front of the field, taking command during the initial drop of the green flag and stretching his early advantage to a near-three second lead. Even with two cautions, traffic coming into play by lap 10, and an abrasive coat of rubber starting to form on the surface of the speedway by lap 15, the pilot of the CJB Motorsports/GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands/No. 5 continued to hold his advantage, navigating forward while keeping Donny Schatz at a distance. Read more »

OCALA ALL STAR: Gravel & CJB Motorsports Get Their Feet Wet at Winternationals

February 15th, 2017
DIRTcar Nationals now on tap to begin 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series Schedule
 
CARLISLE, PA. – February 15, 2017 – David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team got their 2017 season off to a solid start with a familiar series.
 
 “We got off to a solid start for sure,” said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “Ocala was a good place to shake the rust off for me a bit and to give these CJB guys a chance to try out some of the things they have been working on this winter.” Read more »

BUILDING ON THE FOUNDATION: Gravel & CJB Motorsports Begin Second Campaign Together

February 9th, 2017
Pennsylvania based team encouraged by ’16 successes; aims sights higher in ’17
CARLISLE, PA. – February 9, 2017 – CJB Motorsports came into the 2016 season with a new driver and high expectations. Throughout a ten-month season and thousands of miles, CJB and driver David Gravel proved that the combination was to be a formidable pairing with nine wins, including marquee victories at Lernerville Speedway and Eldora Speedway.
 
“I think we met and even exceeded our expectations for it being our first year together as a team,” said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “We started had a couple of bumps early but once the summer months came around, we were really stout. I felt like we were one of the best cars in the country at that point and we won some big races. I’d say we were extremely happy with it.” Read more »

BANNER YEAR: CJB Motorsports Finishes Off Best Year in Teams History

November 21st, 2016
Gravel and Swindell add to teams legacy as eyes now turn toward 2017
 
CARLISLE, PA. – November 21, 2016 –  CJB Motorsports team owners Chad & Jenn Clemens seemed to sum up their 2016 season pretty well when asked.
 
“We felt like it rocked,” said the couple that fielded the #5 Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape machine for David Gravel and the #1 Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.Com for Sammy Swindell. “All in all, we were very satisfied with what we achieved together as a team. Read more »

November 3rd, 2016
CHARLOTTE CLOSER: CJB Motorsports Ties Up Their Best Season Yet
Gravel adds one final podium finish to bring 2016 Outlaw Season to a Close
 
CARLISLE, PA. – November 2, 2016 –  David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team rolled into the season ending Bad Boy Off Road World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte with the intent to pick up their 10th and 11th wins on the season.  
 
As the final checkered flag flew on the season, the team came up just one spot short of making it double digits in the win column. Read more »

ROCKET MAN: Gravel & CJB Claim Back-to-Back Quick Time Awards

October 26th, 2016
Team gains momentum on the eve before season ending World Finals
CARLISLE, PA. – October 26, 2016 –  Like the wind that rips across the plains, David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team proved to be a strong force that the competitors of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series had to deal with.
With only four events remaining in the 2016 campaign, the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ made a stop at Lakeside Speedway near Kansas City, Kan. on Friday, October 21st. Gravel, the driver from Watertown, Conn. used Kistler Racing Engines power to lay down a lap in time trials that was good enough to secure him his seventh quick time award of the season. Read more »

GROVE GAINER: Gravel Notches Podium Finish in National Open Make Up

October 19th, 2016
Team heads for Midwest as end of 2016 season rapidly approaches
CARLISLE, PA. – October 5, 2016 –  With one of the biggest races of the season on his mind, David Gravel rolled into Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. on Friday, October 14th.
The driver from Connecticut was joining the rest of the drivers from the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’
For the rescheduled crown jewel event at the paperclip shaped half mile oval. With $20,000 on
the line and bragging rights, the driver of car #5 got off to a great start by charging from 4th to
1st in his heat race. Read more »

FULTON CHARGER: Gravel and CJB team race on into Empire State for Showdown

October 10th, 2016
Rescheduled National Open and tilt at Port Royal Speedway up next for team
CARLISLE, PA. – October 5, 2016 –  David Gravel was quite confident heading into the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series event at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway on October 8th. The driver from Watertown, Conn. held the track record, which was set the last time the series visited the facility in 2014.
Heading into the 2016 edition of the event, Mother Nature almost played the role of spoiler. Series and track officials stood strong and the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ was able to field 32 machines.
Gravel and the #5 team timed in 22nd to kick off the night. Read more »

WILLIAMS GROVE WASH OUT: National Open Delayed Until October 14th

October 5th, 2016
Outlaws head to Empire State and the Fullton Speedway to be apart of NAPA SuperDIRT week
CARLISLE, PA. – October 5, 2016 –  Sometimes, Mother Nature is simply not a race fan.
Torrential and persistent rains forced Williams Grove Speedway and World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series officials to delay the annual Champion Racing Oil National Open until Friday, October 14th.
“It’s pretty disappointing,” said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “We were obviously looking forward to the three day format at the Grove and racing in front of plenty of familiar folks. The purse will be cut from $50,000-to-win to $25,000-to-win. I know we all appreciate the tracks efforts to get the show in and we’re glad that is it rescheduled for same weekend as Port Royal.” Read more »

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