A STRONG NIGHT MINING FOR GOLD IN CALIFORNIA: A STRONG FOURTH PLACE FINISH AT SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY CAPS OFF ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL WEEKEND OF RACING AT THE GOLD CUP RACE OF CHAMPIONS

September 7th, 2019

CHICO, CALIFORNIA (September 7, 2019) – There are certainly places in the country that you go that have deep heritages and traditions that are tied to the competition and riches. In California, the racing competition is always tough and demands the best out of you and your team if you expect to be successful . . . or even to survive. On the West Coast this tenacity of purpose may be tied back to The California Gold Rush in 1848 when James W. Marshall found some of the precious metal at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. People from out of nowhere flocked into the area to find riches and were willing to work hard to get what they want. On Saturday night, there were 29 cars lining Silver Dollar Speedway’s pit area all ready to mine for their type of gold, sprint car style, in the Gold Cup Race of Champions finale.

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KICKING IT OFF IN CALIFORNIA: THE DRIVER AND TEAM SHOW THEIR PERSEVERANCE IN THE OPENING NIGHT OF THE GOLD CUP RACE OF CHAMPIONS AND COLLECT A 14TH PLACE FINISH AT SILVER DOLLAR SPEEDWAY

September 6th, 2019

CHICO, CALIFORNIA (September 6, 2019) – The team made their way down the West Coast into California for two consecutive nights of racing in the 66th running of the Gold Cup Race of Champions at Silver Dollar Speedway. Philip pulled the JJR #41 hauler into their parking spot in the pit area as there were a total of 30 teams entered to race on this night at the fast and technical high-banked, quarter mile bullring. It was time to go racing California style at Silver Dollar Speedway!

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A WILEY ONE MID-WEEK AT WILLAMETTE: GRAVEL AND SWEET TUSSLE IN OREGON AND PUT ON AN EXCITING HIGH SPEED SHOW AT WILLAMETTE SPEEDWAY WITH THE JJR #41 COMING HOME WITH A RUNNER-UP FINISH

September 4th, 2019

LEBANON, OREGON (September 4, 2019) – As David and the JJR #41 crew work their way down the West Coast towards California for action this weekend, they stopped at Willamette Speedway in Oregon for a mid-week high speed entertainment show at the fast and racy 3/10-mile oval. There were 17 cars entered to race for the winner’s share of the purse. Philip Dietz, Tyler Elliott and Patrick Dudzinski were working hard prior to the racing activities commencing to prepare the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/High Performance Lubricants #41 Maxim for competition.

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THE JOURNEY CONTINUES IN THE NORTHWEST: THE WORLD OF OUTLAWS PUT ON A GOOD SHOW ON LABOR DAY AT GRAYS HARBOR RACEWAY AS GRAVEL COLLECTS A FOURTH PLACE FINISH IN THE JONESTOWN KOA #41

September 2nd, 2019

ELMA, WASHINGTON (September 2, 2019) – As the country celebrated Labor Day and was riveted to their televisions watching the destruction of Hurricane Dorian over the Bahamas, David Gravel and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink series competitors turned their focus on the job at hand – their race at Grays Harbor Raceway. There were 17 sprint car drivers and teams lining the pit area, along with a host of midget competitors, preparing to put on a show for the devoted fans who made this entertainment part of their holiday weekend.

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LOCKING DOWN ANOTHER TOP TEN IN THE NORTHWEST: ANOTHER HARD NIGHT OF WORK AT SKAGIT SPEEDWAY FOR THE JJR #41 TEAM RESULTS IN AN EIGHTH PLACE FINISH TO WRAP UP TWO NIGHTS OF ACTION IN WASHINGTON

August 31st, 2019

ALGER, WASHINGTON (August 31, 2019) – On the last day of August, David Gravel and the JJR #41 sprint car team were back in the pit area of Steve Beitler’s Skagit Speedway in the Pacific Northwest for the second of two nights of racing around the 3/10-mile, racy oval. There were 21 teams registered to race at the beautiful facility as the crowds mingled around the merchandise trailers during the Fan Fest buying shirts and talking to their favorite drivers as they waited for time to pass for the high speed, on track action.

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KICKING OFF LABOR DAY WEEKEND IN WASHINGTON: GRAVEL AND THE JJR #41 CREW SET NEW TRACK RECORD IN TIME TRIALS AND WORK HARD ON NIGHT ONE AT SKAGIT SPEEDWAY TO COLLECT A SIXTH PLACE FINISH

August 30th, 2019

BURLINGTON, WASHINGTON (August 30, 2019) – The JJR transporter made its way to Skagit Speedway, the 3/10-mile speed plant in Burlington, Washington that was born on Labor Day in 1954, for two consecutive days of his speed racing World of Outlaws style. Steve Beitler, along with his team at Skagit, always do a tremendous job welcoming the World of Outlaws to the Pacific Northwest each fall. As their motto states, “We Do Fun at Full Throttle”, there is always excitement and great racing at the track located in the Skagit Valley between Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington. There were 19 teams that checked in at the pit gate and David Gravel and the JJR #41 team were ready to roll.

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SHINING BRIGHT AT BIG SKY IN MONTANA: DAVID GRAVEL WHEELS THE MESILLA VALLEY TRANSPORTATION (MVT) #41 TO HIS NINTH VICTORY OF THE 2019 SEASON AT THE BRAWL AT BIG SKY SPEEDWAY

August 24th, 2019

SHEPHERD, MONTANA (August 24, 2019) – After loading up at Black Hills Speedway following their third place finish on Friday night, David Gravel along with Philip, Tyler and Patrick started their 5-hour trek westbound to Big Sky Speedway where the traveling speed entertainment group was bringing the stars of the sport to perform for the fans of Yellowstone County, Montana and surrounding areas on Saturday night at the 3/8-mile oval dirt track. There were 21 cars in attendance and the drivers ready to put their talents to the test against each other at Big Sky Speedway. One of those determined race cars was the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT)/Dissolvalloy Downhole Revolution #41 Maxim driven by David Gravel, the 2019 Knoxville Nationals Champion.

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TAKING THE PODIUM NEAR MOUNT RUSHMORE: GRAVEL SETS QUICK TIME FOR THE 13TH TIME THIS SEASON AND THEN CARVES OUT A THIRD PLACE RUN AT BLACK HILLS SPEEDWAY IN THE RUSHMORE OUTLAW SHOWDOWN

August 23rd, 2019

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA (August 23, 2019) – David Gravel and the JJR #41 team continued their journey to the West Coast with a stop in western South Dakota at Black Hills Speedway on Friday night for the $20,000-to-win Rushmore Outlaw Showdown at the fast half-mile. There were a total of 18 teams registered to race on this night in Rapid City, South Dakota as the fans purchased tickets and merchandise before taking their seats to enjoy the high speed action.

David Gravel and the JJR #41 Team were Quick Time Again at Black Hills Speedway and Drive to Another Podium Finish!

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TRUCKING TO NORTH DAKOTA MVT STYLE: JJR #41 TEAM HEADS NORTH AND KICKS OFF THE SECOND LEG OF THE NORTHERN TOUR AT RIVER CITIES SPEEDWAY WITH A RUNNER-UP FINISH IN A WILD NIGHT OF RACING

August 16th, 2019

GRAND FORKS, NORTH DAKOTA (August 16, 2019) – What do you do after winning the biggest sprint car race in the world, the Knoxville Nationals . . . well, you get back to work and prepare your team and equipment to continue to succeed and head out to the next race on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule. That track, on Friday evening, would be the 3/10-mile oval known as River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. There were a total of 31 cars lined up along the backstretch pit area and one of those was the Mesilla Valley Transportation (MVT) #41 Maxim of David Gravel.

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A DOMINANT RUN TO END THE 2019 KNOXVILLE NATIONALS: DAVID GRAVEL AND THE JJR #41 AXALTA TEAM RUN AWAY WITH THE WIN AT THE 59TH ANNUAL NOS ENERGY DRINK KNOXVILLE NATIONALS

August 10th, 2019

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 10, 2019) – The 59th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals. It truly is sprint cars version of the Indianapolis 500 or NASCAR’s Daytona 500. While every race is important to racers and race teams, there is just something extra special about the prestigious Knoxville Nationals. The energy is electric in this small Midwestern town of around 7,500 residents every August because of this race. They welcome the sprint car world to their hometown. Maybe what makes it special is the greats that have won it in the past like Kenny Weld, Joe Saldana, Jan Opperman, Eddie Leavitt, Steve Kinser, Sammy Swindell, Doug Wolfgang, Eddie Leavitt, Donny Schatz, Bobby Allen, Brad Sweet, Mark Kinser and Jason Johnson in 2016. I am really not 100% sure, but winning the Knoxville Nationals is unquestionably the most coveted trophy in sprint car racing . . . bar none. Sprint car drivers and race teams, dream of winning this race. This is the race. But, very few do as only 25 drivers in the history of the race have stood in Victory Lane since Roy Robbins held the checkered flag after winning the first Knoxville Nationals in 1961.

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