CALISTOGA CLOSES CALIFORNIA: Strong Finish Pushes CJB East

September 19th, 2017
Historic tracks like Eldora & Lernerville begin home stretch of Outlaw season
 
CARLISLE, PA. – September 19, 2017 –  With the vineyards of Napa Valley surrounding them, CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel aimed to tackle the Calistoga (CA) Speedway as they closed out their second western swing of the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.
 
Night one at the legendary half mile oval took place on Friday, September 15th as saw Gravel qualify his CJB machine in the 4th position. Following a second-place finish in their heat race and a fourth place finish in the Craftsman Club dash, all eyes were on the #5 car as the feature began. Read more »

CALIFORNIA CHALLENGE: Gravel & CJB Make Up Big Ground Out West

September 13th, 2017
Calistoga closes out second west coast tour of the season for Outlaws
 
CARLISLE, PA. – September 12, 2017 –  Sometimes, you just have to battle through adversity. For David Gravel and the CJB team, challenges came knocking for three events in a row as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour continued their march south along the Pacific Coast.
 
Before entering California, the tour made its’ lone stop of the year in Oregon at Willamette Speedway near Lebanon. For the show on Wednesday, September 6th, the #5 car timed in 13th quick, finished 7 in the heat race but made a huge charge from 19th to 9th in the feature.      Read more »

COASTAL CHASER: CJB Machine Dazzles in Washington over Labor Day

September 6th, 2017
Oregon leads into Big Gold Cup at Silver Dollar Speedway at Chico
 
CARLISLE, PA. – September 6, 2017 –  The month of September began in earnest for David Gravel and the CJB #5 as the team took the banks of Skagit Speedway near Alger, Wash. on Friday, September 1st and Saturday, September 2nd. Gravel and Co were looking for their third and fourth straight wins, respectively, as the 3/10th’s of a mile bullring, having swept the events last season.
 
On Friday night, Gravel timed in 11th, finished third in the heat race and lined up eighth for the feature event.   Read more »

ROLLIN’ WEST: Gravel and CJB Add Strong Finishes on their way to West Coast

August 29th, 2017
Skagit Speedway double header kicks off Labor Day weekend for Outlaws
 
CARLISLE, PA. – August 28, 2017 –  The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues their long march through the 2017 season.
 
On Friday, August 25th, the tour made its’ first stop at Black Hills Speedway near Rapid City, S.D. since 2011. CJB Motorsports driver David Gravel timed in second quick in car #5. A second plash finish in his heat race scored the driver a spot in the Craftsman Club Dash, where he finished 5th.  
“We started out with a good run in time trials,” explained Gravel. “Our engine stumbled a little bit on the start of the heat race when we were trying to get going. That put us back a bit but we recovered. We didn’t get the dash draw we needed so we experimented a bit. All in all, we came home sixth, which was solid.”

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CLEMENTINE CLOSER: Gravel Ends Victory Run for Schatz at Minot

August 23rd, 2017
CJB Closes Out the Month of August with Stops in South Dakota and Montana
 
CARLISLE, PA. – August 22, 2017 –  The sting of a Knoxville Nationals defeat didn’t hang out too long with David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team. Though disappointed their run at sprint car racings biggest prize came up short, the Chad & Jenn Clemens owned team knew there was still plenty of victories to be captured as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series headed west for the second time in 2017.
 
Up first was the second of two stops at River Cities Speedway near Grand Forks, N.D. Gravel timed in 6th in the first flight of time trial cars. A fourth place finished netted the CJB team a 15th place starting position in the nights feature event. Read more »

GUT WRENCHER FOR GRAVEL: Car #5 Suffers Setback While Leading Nationals

August 16th, 2017
CJB team shows speed and poise; set to heat into the Great North    
 
CARLISLE, PA. – August 15, 2017 –  The Knoxville Raceway was abuzz with excitement as the 57th annual 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals neared its halfway point. Watertown, Conn.’s David Gravel had proven that his CJB Motorsports #5 was the class of the field by leading the first 22 circuits of the fifty-lap event.
 
However, as Gravel contended the 23rd lap, something went amiss under the hood that hushed the entire crowd of 30,000 plus spectators at the Marion County Fairgrounds.

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MR. PERFECTION: Gravel & CJB Smash the Competition on Toyota Qualifying Night

August 12th, 2017
Youngster will start on the pole of the $150,000-to-win main event
 
CARLISLE, PA. – August 12, 2017 –  Some nights, you just have it.
 
David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team put months of work into the annual 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals at the Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway. Their efforts were rewarded as they pulled off a rare “clean sweep” of their qualifying night. 

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ROAD TO KNOXVILLE: Gravel and CJB Set for Biggest Week of the Year

August 9th, 2017
Pennsylvania team red hot heading into Ironman 55 and Knoxville Nationals
 
CARLISLE, PA. – August 8, 2017 –  Sprint car teams across the world look forward to this week. For seven days, the collective eyes of the sport are singularly focused on a small town in Iowa. The 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals is a special event for sure. It’s the one event every driver and team want to win, including the David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports organization.
Before taking on the famed half mile at the Marion County Fairgrounds, the team had a date with Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 near Pevely, Mo. The annual “Ironman” weekend included a two-night program with the opener occurring on Friday, August 4th. Gravel timed in 9th overall before finishing third in his heat race.

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BACK-TO-BACK: Wilmot & Hartford Yield Thrilling Wins for Gravel & CJB

August 1st, 2017
Pennsylvania team red hot heading into Ironman 55 and Knoxville Nationals
 
CARLISLE, PA. – July 31, 2017 –  There are certain periods of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season that a team wants to be on a roll. One such stretch is the weeks leading up to the annual 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway in August. By virtue of sweeping the final weekend in July, David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team have indeed found that elusive “roll.”  
 
The team began the final week in the calendars seventh month in Canada. The Arrow Express Six Nations Showdown at Ohsweken (Ont.) Speedway on Tuesday, July 25th gave the #5 team another shot at victory. Gravel timed in 4th, finished third in his heat race and started the feature in 12th. Read more »

GROVE GAINER: Gravel Scores Thrilling Win in Brad Doty Classic at Attica

July 24th, 2017
Youngster also flexes muscle at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend
 
CARLISLE, PA. – July 24, 2017 –  The month of July continues on and David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team continue to be right in the thick of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title fight.
 
Fresh off of a strong Kings Royal weekend, the team made its’ way to western Pennsylvania and the Lernerville Speedway outside of Sarver for the annual Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup on Tuesday, July 18th. Gravel and the time took home the trophy and the $25,000 pay day. In the 2017 edition, Gravel timed in third before winning his heat race. A fifth-place finish in the Craftsman Club Dash allowed the driver to roll off for the feature in prime position. Read more »

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