EAST COAST ENDURANCE: CJB Battles Vaunted PA Posse in trips to the Northeast

May 24th, 2016
Outlaws snake down east coast before bolting to Midwest for Memorial Day battle at Lawrenceburg
CARLISLE, PA. – May 24, 2016 –  Anytime the CJB Motorsports team heads close to their home (which is Carlisle, Pennsylvania) the question is often asked: is this team Posse or Outlaw?
With one full time machine touring with the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt,’ the argument could be made that the team identifies with the traveling band of sprint car warriors. On the other hand, with another machine that’s a threat to win each time it hits the track, the argument could be made for a Posse affiliation.
However, when it truly comes down to it, CJB drivers David Gravel & Sammy Swindell simply care about one thing: preforming well on CJB’s home turf.
The duo made their way to Abbottstown, Pa. for the start of their first east coast swing. The ‘Fabulous’ Lincoln Speedway was the site of the first battle in Outlaws vs. Posse 2016 but Mother Nature scored a decisive blow by delaying the action from Wednesday, May 18th to the following night. From the drop of the gun, both cars flashed speed.
“Lincoln is a tricky track,” said Gravel, driver of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “We timed in right where we wanted to be but got called back for jumping the start in our heat race. We were about a 9th place car in the feature and I lost some sports by choosing the wrong line here and there.”
“We put together a new car for Lincoln,” said Swindell, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1. “Anytime you do that, you might have some bugs crop up. We had a slight issue with our brakes and had to change some things around. That took us through time trials and the heat race to figure out. We had to race hard all night but we were just playing catch up and that kept us from making the feature.”
Friday night brought the first of seven scheduled nights of competition for the Outlaws at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg. The paperclip shaped track is considered the home track for CJB. Both drivers were anxious for a great result.
“The Grove is just a tough track,” said Gravel, who has an average finish of 7.9 in 2016. “We got behind in time trials and that set the tone for the night. The track was narrow for the feature; we were all riding around the bottom so it was tough. We just couldn’t make up any ground in the dirty air.”
“We were still shaking things out from our new car,” said Swindell, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.com #1. “Luckily, our guys got it going well and we able to make some ground. Our car was tight during time trials. The track changed a bit more and tightened up more during the heat race. For the B, we loosened it up a bit and that helped. We made the A and it was pretty much a narrow race track. I was able to pick up a few spots when guys made some mistakes.”
Mother nature washed away the Saturday night finale at the Grove. From there, Gravel and the # 5 team soldiered on to New York State and the Weedsport Speedway for a weekend night cap on Sunday, May 22nd.
“We’ve been running really well, then went to PA and struggled a couple of nights, so it’s good to back on the podium,” said Gravel, who added his 16th top-5 of the season. “It was a tricky track here tonight, and we were good at the end of the race. I got to thank all my guys – Austin, Derek, Barry – they worked their butts off on the long haul here.”
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With the final weekend in May coming into focus, the tour now moves onto New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway on Tuesday, May 24th before heading down to North Carolina and the the Dirt Track at Charlotte for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown on Friday, May 27th. The Outlaws cap the Memorial Day weekend with a stop at Lawrenceberg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30th.
“I’ve ran New Egypt for awhile when I was growing up ,” said Gravel, who is searching for his first wins at all three facilities. “It’s been good to me over the years. Charlotte is a cool race since it’s apart of the NASCAR weekend with everything going on at the big track and such. CJB has also won there before. Same thing with Lawrenceburg. It’s a high-banked, fast track that I like.”
Swindell will rejoin the hunt at Knoxville Raceway in June.
CAR #5:
Date Track Size Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish “A” start “A” finish Laps Led
5/19/2016 Lincoln 0.375 3 2 3 9 12 0
5/2020116 Williams Grove 0.5 12 6 5 19 21 0
5/22/2016 Weedssport 0.5 8 3 3 8 3 0
CAR #1: 
Date Track Size Time Trial Heat start Heat finish Dash start Dash finish “B” start “B” finish “A” start “A” finish
5/19/2016 Lincoln 0.375 11 6 7 5 9 N/A N/A
5/20/2016 Williams Grove 0.5 10 5 6 3 2 22 19
CAR #5 2016 STATS:
Events: 30
Quick Times: 1
Wins:  2
Top-5’s: 15
Top-10’s: 21
Heat Race Wins: 8
Dash Wins: 1
Average Time Trial: 8.5
Average A-main finish: 7.6
Total Laps Led: 75
CAR #1 2016 STATS:
Events: 21
Quick Times: 1
Wins:  0
Top-5’s: 3
Top-10’s: 7
Heat Race Wins: 4
Dash Wins: 0
Average Time Trial: 13.4
Average A-main finish: 12.2
Total Laps Led: 0
The ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ makes a visit to New Egypt (N.J.) Speedway on Tuesday, May 23rd before heading to the Dirt Track at Charlotte in North Carolina for the Circle K/NOS Energy Drink Outlaw Showdown on Friday, May 27th. The tour wraps up the Memorial Day weekend with a stop at Lawrenceburg (Ind.) Speedway on Monday, May 30th.
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CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with drivers David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. Founded in 2005, the Chad and Jenn Clemens owned organization has worked to establish a standard of excellence in short track racing through fielding competitive entries and providing exceptional exposure for marketing partners. The team is based out of Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
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