BACK FOR THE BIG MONEY: FOCUSED AND DETERMINED, GRAVEL BEATS A HARD-CHARGING KYLE LARSON TO THE FINISH LINE TO WIN THE $52,000 GOVERNORS REIGN FINALE AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY AGAINST THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS

September 23rd, 2020

ROSSBURG, OHIO (September 23, 2020) – The competitors rolled into the track that Earl Baltes carved into the cornfields of northwest Ohio back in 1954, and Tony Stewart purchased in 2004. The drivers and their teams were back for the final night of the invitation only Governors Reign event that had a $52,000 check awaiting the winner in the livestream only event on FloRacing. After setting a New Track Record (NTR) on Tuesday night with a lap of 12.599 seconds and a disappointing 17th place finish, after having an on track mishap on a lap 20 restart while running third on the opening night, David Gravel and the JJR #41 team were back at Eldora Speedway focused and determined to continue their speed and drive a better overall outcome on the night when all of the big money was up for grabs. There were 46 of the 48 invited participants and their affiliated teams back in the pit area as they were spaced throughout the pit area again ready to get up to speed in some high sped action at Eldora Speedway!

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KICKING OFF BUSY WEEK AT ELDORA: DAVID GRAVEL BLASTS INTO FALL SETTING A NEW TRACK RECORD IN TIME TRIALS ON THE FIRST OF TWO NIGHTS OF THE INVITATION ONLY GOVERNORS REIGN BEFORE REJOINING FIELD AND COLLECTING A 17TH PLACE FINISH

September 22nd, 2020

ROSSBURG, OHIO (September 22, 2020) – Following the race at Devil’s Bowl on Saturday night, the team trucked from Texas to Ohio, Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) and J.R.C. Transportation style, for the kickoff off of the Governors Reign at the famous Eldora Speedway under Ollie’s Bargain Outlet All Star Circuit of Champions (ASCoC) presented by Mobil 1 sanction. Announced on August 18th, the invitation only event would happen behind closed doors due to the State of Ohio’s ongoing restrictions in response to COVID-19 health crisis. Fans could watch both nights of action live only on FloRacing as the 48 invitees prepared for action with no fans in the stands. The pit area was hustling as each of the teams were hard at work getting their speed chariots ready for their driver to perform at speed in this unprecedented two-day event.

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BACK WHERE IT ALL BEGAN FOR THE OUTLAWS: A STRONG SHOWING AT THE HISTORIC DEVIL’S BOWL SPEEDWAY FOR GRAVEL AS HE DRIVES THE WACO METAL #41 TO A RUNNER-UP FINISH IN THE TEXAS OUTLAW NATIONALS

September 19th, 2020

MESQUITE, TEXAS (September 19, 2020) – After the checkered flag flew at Lawton Speedway and the dust settled, there was work still to do for the JJR crew as they had to wash and maintain the car and head to The Lone Star State of Texas to race on Saturday night at the historic Devil’s Bowl Speedway. The famous half mile oval is where is all began for Ted Johnson’s travel tour of speedsters back in 1978 when Jimmy Boyd captured the first ever World of Outlaws feature win on March 18th. This place is like home for crew chief Philip Dietz. Not only is he a native Texan, but for many years he and his cousin Jason Johnson lived right up the road in Greenville when they were together and racing with the late Lanny Row’s operation, the beloved The Shop Motorsports star car, and have had a lot of success at the half mile track. That success continued with the World of Outlaws when they collected the win in the JJR #41 back on April 14, 2017 together. On this night there were 22 signed into the pit area readying to race in the Texas Outlaw Nationals. Philip, David, Clyde and Nate were ready to continue the success of JJR at Devil’s Bowl.

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A LITTLE RED CLAY SOONER ACTION: GRAVEL AGAIN STEPS ON THE PODIUM WITH A THIRD PLACE FINISH ABOARD THE T-FAB CUSTOM METAL FABRICATION #41 MAXIM IN THE RETURN TO LAWTON SPEEDWAY IN OKLAHOMA

September 18th, 2020

LAWTON, OKLAHOMA (September 18, 2020) – As the days fly by in the month of September, David and the JJR #41 sprint car team headed south from their Rocky Mount, Missouri home base for the weekend with the first stop being in Oklahoma at Lawton Speedway. The World of Outlaws have not been at the 1/4 mile, red clay bullring since 1985 when Sammy Swindell took the win. The drivers and teams were up for the challenge as 22 teams were registered and lining the pit area. The crews were getting their driver’s speed chariots ready to roll on Lawton’s on the red clay surface.

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COMPETING HARD IN KANSAS OUTLAW STYLE: A PODIUM FINISH ON THE LAST NIGHT OF THE BOOT HILL SHOWDOWN FOR GRAVEL AND THE JJR SPRINT CAR TEAM ABOARD THE PRO POWDER COATING (PPC) #41 MAXIM

September 12th, 2020

DODGE CITY, KANSAS (September 12, 2020) – After finishing fourth to open the Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park on Friday evening, David Gravel and the JJR #41 team were back at the track aboard their Pro Powder Coating (PPC)/C&R Racing Maxim entry. The beautiful 3/8-mile oval was groomed to perfection and the fans who made the trek out to the track were in for an exciting evening of racing. There were 22 cars again lining the paved pit area at Dodge City Raceway Park eager to get out on the track to perform at speed for the fans.

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GATHERING A TOP FIVE IN KANSAS: DODGE CITY RACEWAY PARK WELCOMES DAVID GRAVEL AND THE WORLD OF OUTLAW STARS AS HE CHARGES TO ANOTHER TOP FIVE FINISH ON NIGHT ONE OF THE BOOT HILL SHOWDOWN

September 11th, 2020

DODGE CITY, KANSAS (September 11, 2020) – The World of Outlaws are coming! The World of Outlaws are coming! David Gravel traveled across the plains of Kansas with the Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) #41 Racing Team to complete in the two-day Boot Hill Showdown at Dodge City Raceway Park (DCRP). The 3/8-mile, semi-banked oval has produced some good racing and welcomed 22 cars to the pit area to take a shot at getting their name in the history books at the track. The overcast skies that were present during the day cleared out and the sun was shining bright overhead. It was time to go racing at Dodge City Raceway Park as the country paused to recognize and remember those lost on 9/11 as part of the Patriot’s Day remembrance!

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BACK TO WORK ON LABOR DAY WEEKEND: DAVID GRAVEL PUNCHES IN AND WORKS HARD ALL NIGHT TO BRING HOME A PODIUM FINISH IN THE WALKER PERFORMANCE FILTRATION #41 AT HUSET’S IN THE FINALE

September 6th, 2020

BRANDON, SOUTH DAKOTA (September 6, 2020) – Many times the life for the professional race drivers and teams are often misunderstood and even sometimes glamourized. The men and women of this sport are incredibly engaged at what they do and give it their all night in and night out. Because of the race schedule Along with the continuous and required travel, these teams give up what most would consider a “normal” life to chase their dreams racing around the country against the best in the business. Sure they are competitors on the track and down merchandise alley, but they create a bond that is stronger than normal as they are together going up and down the road most of the year. That bond doesn’t make the work or associated sacrifices any easier, but it does make it more enjoyable knowing others are there with you and have your back. So on this Labor Day weekend, when most were cooking out and enjoying time in the pool, all of these impressive individuals were back at Huset’s Speedway for the second night of high speed racing action as 38 drivers and teams were ready to do battle in their sprint cars as they were vying for the $20,000 winner’s check.

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TIRES WEAR OUT FIELD AT HUSET’S SPEEDWAY: KICKING OFF LABOR DAY WEEKEND, THE AIR GOES OUT OF THE RIGHT REAR AS DAVID GRAVEL SALVAGES A TOP TEN ABOARD THE WALKER PERFORMANCE FILTRATION MAXIM

September 5th, 2020

BRANDON, SOUTH DAKOTA (September 5, 2020) – The sprint car racing community received a gift when Tod Quiring purchased Huset’s Speedway back in July 2020. The beautiful 3/8-mile high-banked, dirt oval, located between Sioux Falls and Brandon, South Dakota off Highway 11, was carved into a soybean field by a local farmer and business person, Til Huset, in 1953. Throughout the years, Huset’s Speedway has been the high speed playground of sprint car legends for many years until a new owner purchased it in 2015 and changed its’ name to Badlands Motor Speedway and the track eventually closed the doors back in 2017. Under Tod Quiring’s ownership, he changed the name back to Huset’s Speedway and on Saturday night the pit area was again filled with talented teams and drivers as he welcomed 37 teams to race in the two-day Labor Day World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series weekend show at the famed racing facility.

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OVERCOMING OBSTACLES IN THE CORNHUSKER STATE: DAVID GRAVEL AND JJR #41 SPRINT CAR TEAM SHOW STRENGTH IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY AS THEY DRIVE FORWARD TO A TOP FIVE FINISH AT I-80 SPEEDWAY

August 30th, 2020

GREENWOOD, NEBRASKA (August 30, 2020) – When racing wrapped up at U.S. 36 Raceway on Saturday evening ending with a fourth place finish, David Gravel and the JJR #41 Sprint Car Team loaded up and started their trek to the Cornhusker State where I-80 Speedway would be hosting the best in the business on Sunday evening. The team has been fast and consistent all season but continued to search for more speed and traction as they unloaded in Nebraska. The fans came out to pack the grandstands for a chance to watch these winged warriors. There were 35 teams situated in the pit area at the 4/10-mile oval that sits just north of Lincoln off Interstate 80 on your way to Omaha.

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SHOW-ME STATE WELCOMES WoO TEAMS: DAVID GRAVEL RUNS FOURTH ABOARD THE DURST/TEAM JACK FOUNDATION #41 MAXIM IN THE HOME STATE OF JASON JOHNSON RACING (JJR) AT U.S. 36 RACEWAY

August 29th, 2020

OSBORN, MISSOURI (August 29, 2020) – With the days remaining in August dwindling down in this atypical racing season, David Gravel and the Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) #41 team stayed in their home state as they ventured 3.5 hours to the northwest to race on Saturday evening to compete at U.S. 36 Raceway. The 3/8-mile track is located north of Kansas City as they opened their gates and welcomed the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series stars to the track for an evening of high speed entertainment. There were 27 teams registered through the pit gate to battle for position sprint car style in the ‘Show Me’ state of Missouri.

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