PASSING THE TORCH:  CJB and David Gravel to Part Ways After 2018 Campaign

October 24th, 2018

Shane Stewart to join Pennsylvania based team in 2019; organization to field 2nd car to close out 2018

CARLISLE, PA. – October 24, 2018 – In racing, as in life, change is a constant part of the story. After three highly successful years, CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel will dissolve their partnership at the conclusion of the 2018 World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series season.

 “Before we get into anything else, our family, Barry Jackson, his family, our crew and all of our partners want to thank David Gravel and his family for an incredible three-year run,” said team owners Chad and Jenn Clemens.  “From the moment David and Barry were paired together, they were a force to be reckoned with. The stats show that clearly. We’ve had some of the best years we’ve ever had with David behind the wheel. We’ve won coast-to-coast and won some of the biggest races in the sport. In this business, as with most forms of motorsports, relationships tend to run their course. With that being said, we all agreed that this relationship, though highly successful, had run its course and it was time for a change for all parties.” Read more »

EMPIRE ENFORCER: Top-10 on Lone Race Weekend Keeps CJB in the Hunt

October 9th, 2018

Triple header weekend across Illinois, Indiana and Ohio up next for ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’

CARLISLE, PA. – October 8, 2018 – October opened with a strong run at Fulton (N.Y.) Speedway for CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel. Taking part in the event, which was a scheduled during the annual NAPA SuperDIRT week, the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5 machine timed in 10th, finished 4th in the first heat race and started the feature in 10th.

“We went alright at Fulton,” Gravel said. “We were tight all night. Nothing really happened in the heat race because the track was still a bit heavy and narrow. We were running 8th in the feature and got better in the second half of it. If the race had been a bit longer, I think we could have gotten at top-5.” Read more »

NATIONAL OPEN CONTENDER: Podium Finish on Opening Night Sends Strong Message for CJB

October 2nd, 2018

Fulton Speedway and SuperDIRT Week visit opens October for ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’

CARLISLE, PA. – October 1, 2018 – September wrapped up as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invaded the famed Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the annual Champion Racing Oil National Open.

David Gravel and his CJB Motosports team returned to competition at what they consider their “home track.” On the opening night, ran on Friday, September 28th, the #5 team timed in 6th in the first flight of time trials, finished 2nd in their heat race and won the first of two Craftsman Club Dashes. That put the #5 car on the pole for the nights feature event. Read more »

STRONG RUN AT THE ‘BIG E’: CJB Adds Top-5 at Ohio’s Legendary Half-Mile

September 25th, 2018

Williams Grove Champion Oil National Open on Tap for CJB Motorsports and David Gravel

CARLISLE, PA. – September 24, 2018 – For the second time this season, David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team raced on with heavy hearts. On Thursday, September 20th, fellow sprint car racer Greg Hodnett lost his life in an incident at Bedford (Pa.) Auto Speedway. With their roots in central Pennsylvania, Gravel and the team will well versed in how talented Hodnett was.

“Greg was a fierce competitor,” Gravel said. “He was a factor about any time he hit the track. Very intense. Off of it, he was kind of quiet but he had a great sense of humor. He was a really good guy. I only have great things to say about him. Hopefully we take the necessary steps at the tracks to prevent this type of thing from happening again.”  Read more »

CRUSIN’ DOWN THE COAST: CJB Records Podium Finish at Willamette; Charging Finishes at Chico

September 11th, 2018

Placerville and Calistoga will wrap up second west coast swing for Outlaw tour

CARLISLE, PA. – September 10, 2018 – Strong finishes continue to populate the 2018 schedule for CJB Motorsports. A podium finish at Willamette (Ore.) Speedway led the way as the #5 team also competed in events at Silver Dollar Speedway near Chico, Calif.

Willamette Speedway saw the driver David Gravel time in 7th, finish 1st in his heat race and 2nd in the Craftsman Club dash. Read more »

RACING WEST: Gravel & CJB Motorsports Take Aim at West Coast Again

August 29th, 2018

8th place finishes in South Dakota and Montana have team looking for more

CARLISLE, PA. – August 27, 2018 – A pair of 8th place finishes has the CJB Motorsports looking for a bit of redemption as they head towards the second west coast swing of the season.

The team and driver David Gravel were in action as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series took on the Black Hills Speedway near Sioux City, S.D. on Friday, August 24th. Gravel timed in 6th quick, finished second in his heat race and fourth in the Craftsman Club dash. Read more »

NORTH DAKOTA HEARTBREAK: Gravel Flexes Muscle at Red River Valley 

August 22nd, 2018

Trek to the west coast continues with stops in South Dakota & Montana 

CARLISLE, PA. – August 21, 2018 – CJB Motorsports continued their post 5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals trek west as they stopped in North Dakota for a pair of events that resulted in 7th and 18th place finishes.

Up first was a Friday night stop at River Cities Speedway near Grand Forks. The high-banked, 3/10th’s of a mile oval is a favorite of the #5 team and driver David Gravel. On the event that was held on August 17th, Gravel timed in 16th, finished 5th in the heat race and started 13th in the feature. Read more »

KNOXVILLE KNOCKOUT: Gravel Charges Forward to Impressive Run at Knoxville Nationals

August 14th, 2018

Second west coast swing of the season begins with a jaunt through the Dakotas

CARLISLE, PA. – August 13, 2018 – David Gravel and the CJB Motorsports team were looking to return to the 5-Hour Knoxville Nationals for redemption. Merely a season removed from one of the most dominating performances in the events history, Gravel and the team were looking to “close the deal” and return home as champions of the biggest sprint car race of the year.

The team competed on Thursday, August 9th during Toyota Qualifying night. Gravel timed in 29th quick, finished fourth in his heat race and charged from 13th to 3rd in the feature. Read more »

PEVELY POWER FORWARD: Gravel Contends for Win in Dual Ironman 55’s at Pevely

August 8th, 2018

5-Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals are up next for a team looking for redemption

CARLISLE, PA. – August 7, 2018 – Few things could be better than dual, $20,000-to-win events at one of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series most exciting facilities.

Such a two step awaited the CJB Motorsports team and driver David Gravel as they ventured to Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 near Pevely, MO on Friday, August 3rd and Saturday, August 4th for the Ironman 55 weekend double. Last years event, which is comprised of 55 laps around one of the most demanding tracks on the circuit, was delayed to this year by rain. Read more »

RANSOMVILLE ROBBER:  Gravel Runs Off with Ransomville Outlaw Win

July 31st, 2018

    Huge Ironman weekend leads into the most epic week of the year for sprint car racing

CARLISLE, PA. – July 30, 2018 – Sometimes, you win a race with a thrilling late race pass. Other times, you lead from start to finish. Either way, a win is a win and CJB Motorsports driver David Gravel will take it every time.

Before striking at Ransomville (N.Y) Speedway, the team (and the series) endured another rain out as the scheduled event at Airborne Park Speedway near Plattsburgh, Pa. was canceled due to wet conditions. When the series returned to action at Ransomville (N.Y.) Speedway, Gravel timed in 9th, advanced to 2nd in his heat race and pulled off the same feat in the Craftsman Club Dash.  Read more » - Web Site by WRT Web Designs