BAKERSFIELD BULLET: Gravel Charges Forward in Final West Coast Event of the Spring

March 28th, 2018

Outlaws take a week off: will be back in action at Arizona Speedway on Saturday, April 7th

CARLISLE, PA. – March 28, 2018 – Mother nature didn’t rain on the Outlaws final parade of the 2018 Spring Break tour out west. Scheduled racing for Friday, March 22nd at Ocean Speedway near Watsonville, Calif. was washed away by heavy rain. Despite multiple rain outs throughout the series tenure in March, the ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’ was able to race at Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway on Saturday, March 24th.

CJB Motorsports driver David Gravel timed in 22nd on the night, finished 5th in his heat race and charged from 18th to 12th in the feature.

“We just didn’t get qualified where we needed to be again,” said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “That really digs a deep hole that you spend the rest of the night overcoming. Our cars have speed in the features; we just need to get that to translate into better runs during time trials.”

The Outlaws now get the Easter weekend off and will be back in action on Saturday, April 7th at Arizona Speedway near Queen Creek, AZ. Gravel finished second to Rico Abreu in this event in 2017.

“Arizona should be good for us,” explained Gravel. “We’re taking the week off to enjoy some time with our families but to also work on our program a bit. We’re also hoping the rain will subside more as we move back to the Midwest. We’d like to get into a rhythm and we think that’ll help.”


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2018 STATS:

Events: 10     

Quick Times: 0

Wins: 0

Top-5’s: 5 

Top-10’s: 7

Heat Race Wins: 12

Dash Wins: 0                      

Average Time Trial: 10.4              

Average A-main finish: 9.1 

Total Laps Led: 0



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CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with driver David Gravel. 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.


CJB Motorsports would like to thank all of our loyal sponsors and product manufacturers for their support and great products. Click on the name of the partner below to be taken to their website for more information.

Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy,Weikert’s Live stock J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro TitaniumAll Star Performance, ATL Fuel CellsBrown & Miller Racing Solutions, Butlerbuilt, Cometic Gaskets, Energy Release, Fastener Specialties, FK Rod Ends, Factory Kahne Shocks, High Performance Lubricants, HRP Wings, Kinsler Fuel Injection, Kistler Engines, KSE Racing Products, Lincoln Welders, Moose Blocks, Inc., MSD Ignition, Outerwears, Safety-Klean, Saldana Racing Products, Schoenfeld Headers, Schroeder Torsion Bars, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, Textron OffroadWalker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.

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