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 »

ATTICA ATTACKER: Gravel Scores Thrilling Win in Brad Doty Classic at Attica

July 18th, 2017
Youngster also flexes muscle at Eldora Speedway during Kings Royal weekend
 
CARLISLE, PA. – July 17, 2017 –  Many sprint car racers count former driver Brad Doty among their personal heroes.
 
The driver was injured in a terrible crash in 1988. Since then, the affable Ohio native has gone on to enjoy a successful broadcasting career as well as being a promoter of the race that bears his name. All throughout the pit area, any driver will tell you that a win in the “Doty” is to be counted among the highlights of a career. CJB Motorsports driver David Gravel can now add that accomplishment to his career.

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CEDAR LAKE ROCKET: CJB Adds More Strong Finishes Before ‘Month of Money’

July 11th, 2017
Attica Raceway Park kicks off the week before trip to fabled Eldora Speedway
 
CARLISLE, PA. – July 10, 2017 –  The famed ‘Month of Money’ is among the most exciting times on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Beginning with the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic on Tuesday, July 11th and concluding with the final night of the 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals on Saturday, August 12th, more money and prestige will be up for grabs than at any other time during the year.
 
David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team began their march towards their big pay day by completing a rain shortened event at Deer Creek Speedway near Spring Valley, Minn. on Thursday, July 6th. Gravel had timed in fourth before winning his heat race and the Craftsman Club dash on the events original date of June 29th. With three circuits of the forty-lap feature completed, Mother Nature delayed the event.

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CJB STOUT TO END JUNE: Gravel and Co. Head into Red Hot July with Speed

July 6th, 2017
Deer Creek event rescheduled to July 6th; Cedar Lake doubleheader on tap
CARLISLE, PA. – July 5, 2017 –  Right as the heart of the sprint car racing schedule settles in, David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team are ready for grind.
 
With speed and confidence at their side, the Pennsylvania based team tore into the event at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway on Tuesday, June 26th. Gravel timed in second before finishing second and sixth in his heat race and the Craftsman Club dash, respectively.

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CJB ADD’S TOP-10’S IN UPPER MIDWEST: #5 Machine Nets Top-5 in Minnesota

June 27th, 2017
Stop in Illinois kicks off end of June swing that includes visits to Minnesota & South Dakota
CARLISLE, PA. – June 26, 2017 –  As another month ends, David Gravel and the #5 team continue their incredible run through the 2017 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series schedule.
 
Granite City Speedway near Sauk Rapids, Minn. hosted the series known as the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt,’ on Tuesday, June 20th. Car #5 timed in 11th, started and finished the heat race in fourth and rolled off for the feature in 11th. Read more »

KNOXVILLE KNOCKOUT: CJB Scores Back-to-Back Runner Up Finishes in Iowa  

June 12th, 2017
Nebraska & North Dakota stops are on the docket for the #5 team
 
CARLISLE, PA. – June 12, 2017 –  Knoxville (Iowa) Raceway hosts the biggest sprint car race on the planet every August. Track time on this famed half-mile oval is a hot commodity for all teams and the CJB Motorsports organization is no exception. With the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series making a two-night stop at Knoxville, the #5 team seized the opportunity to add to their notebook for August.
 
The opening night of the Brownells Big Guns Bash was Friday, June 9th and the CJB team timed in seventh in the first flight of time trials. A solid drive from 4th to 2nd in heat race number one sent the #5 machine to the Craftsman Club dash, where Gravel finished 3rd.

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CJB SHOWS SPEED AT JACKSON: Top-10’s highlight three-night swing in Minnesota

June 6th, 2017
Two-day trip to Knoxville Raceway provides team with a chance to ‘beef up” notebook before Nationals
 
CARLISLE, PA. – June 5, 2017 –  It was a “home race” of sorts for David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team as they ventured to the Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex for the 39th annual AGCO Jackson Nationals. The team, with support of local companies Muddy Outdoors and Big Game Treestands, put on a thrilling show for their partners and nearly snared a victory (or two.)
 
Thursday, June 1st was the opening day of the three-night event and began with Gravel 
establishing a new track record. The youngster finished second in his heat as well as the Craftsman Club dash. Read more »

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