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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SUCCESS CONTINUES FOR JJR AT KNOXVILLE: ON QUALIFYING NIGHT AT THE KNOXVILLE NATIONALS, GRAVEL DRIVES THE AXALTA #41 MAXIM TO THE WIN TO EARN A FRONT ROW STARTING POSITION IN SATURDAY’S FINALE

August 8th, 2019

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 8, 2019) – Coming off their victory on Sunday night in the Capitani Classic, David Gravel and the JJR #41 welcomed event sponsor Axalta, as well as their representatives and customers, to the Sprint Car Capital of the World on Thursday evening for their qualifying night. The excitement was in the air along with the beautifully Shell Shock hand painted Axalta car for the 59th Annual NOS Energy Drink Knoxville Nationals. There were 55 drivers signed into the pit area on a moderately hot and humid day in Iowa.

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KICKING THE WEEK OFF AT KNOXVILLE ON A HIGH NOTE: GRAVEL DRIVES THE HIGH PERFORMANCE LUBRICANTS #41 MAXIM TO VICTORY IN THE 8TH ANNUAL BELL HELMETS CAPITANI CLASSIC AT KNOXVILLE RACEWAY

August 4th, 2019

KNOXVILLE, IOWA (August 4, 2019) – Each year when the schedule comes out the drivers and teams circle the August dates at Knoxville Raceway on their calendars for a reason. Winning at any track is special, but when you pick up a win in August at Knoxville Raceway, the Sprint Car Capital of the World, it hold some additional meaning. Plus, it is never easy as the best from everywhere in the country show up to compete. After the feature concluded at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, David Gravel and the JJR #41 headed north to sprint car racing’s Mecca for the 8th Annual Bell Helmets Capitani Classic. There were 77 cars entered and lining the inside pit area at Knoxville Raceway.

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TOUGHING IT OUT IN THE IRONMAN: THE JJR #41 TEAM AND DAVID GRAVEL WORK HARD TOGETHER TO GRIND OUT ANOTHER TOP TEN FINISH IN THE IRONMAN 55 AT FEDERATED AUTO PARTS RACEWAY AT I-55

August 3rd, 2019

PEVELY, MISSOURI (August 3, 2019) – The weather continued to be beautiful in Pevely as the track crew prepared the surface at Federated Auto Parts Speedway at I-55 for one of the most grueling races on the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competitors – the Ironman 55. There were 27 cars and teams registered and up for the challenge on this night to see who would be the strongest in the field. Philip Dietz, Tyler Elliott and Patrick Dudzinski, along with their driver and speed partner David Gravel, were ready to go in the LogoDaddy Graphics/Pro Powder Coating (PPC) #41 Maxim.

David Gravel and the JJR #41 Team Grind Out a Top 10 Finish at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 in the Ironman 55!

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PUTTING IN THE WORK AT PEVELY: ANOTHER SOLID FIFTH PLACE FINISH IN THE NIGHT BEFORE THE IRONMAN AT FEDERATED AUTO PARTS RACEWAY AT I-55 PREPARES THE TEAM TO COMPETE IN THE IRONMAN 55

August 2nd, 2019

PEVELY, MISSOURI (August 2, 2019) – On an almost picture perfect day in Missouri, David Gravel and the Jason Johnson Racing (JJR) #41 team stayed in the team’s home state for two consecutive nights of high speed racing action at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55, often referred to as just Pevely or simply I-55, on Friday night. There were 26 World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series competitors lining the pit area that sits outside the track just over turn two and the backstretch to take their shot at the demanding 1/3-mile, high banked oval in the running of the Night Before the Ironman.

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