STOCKTON TURNAROUND: CJB Motorsports Makes Gains at Stockton Dirt Track

March 21st, 2018

Placerville delayed to September; Tour to continue at Ocean Speedway and Bakersfield Speedway

CARLISLE, PA. – March 20, 2018 –  Rain continues to be a source of frustration for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. Mother Nature forced the cancellation of the opening night of racing action at the Stockton (Calif.) Dirt Track on Friday March 16th. The series was able to get the second night through the full program.

CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel took the #5 machine and timed in second quick. They won their second heat race of the season and made the Craftsman Club dash for the first time since the opening night of the season at Volusia.  

“We qualified where we needed to,” said Gravel, pilot of the Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. “We did well in our heat race. Didn’t quite get the pill draw we needed in the dash but we maintained our position. The track stayed really heavy all night and was pretty rough by the time the feature came around. We really don’t have a fix for that type of surface conditions so it was a battle. There were several crashes and we almost went over ourselves. The double file restarts didn’t help and I just held on. We’re happy we finished 9th.”

Saturated grounds have forced track and series officials to postpone Brad Sweet Placerville Short Track Showdown presented by NAPA Auto Parts from Wednesday, March 21st to Wednesday, September 12th. The series will now head to Ocean Speedway near Watsonville and Bakersfield (Calif.) Speedway to Friday, March 23rd and Saturday, March 24th to wrap up the tour’s first west coast swing of the year.

“Watsonville has seen lots of rain lately,” explained Gravel, who finished 3rd the last time the Outlaws visited Bakersfield in 2016. “It’s really small. It’ll be fun. Bakersfield will be as well. We passed a lot of cars there last time so I feel like we’ll have a really good handle on it.”

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2018 STATS:

Events: 9     

Quick Times: 0

Wins: 0

Top-5’s: 5 

Top-10’s: 7

Heat Race Wins: 12

Dash Wins: 0                      

Average Time Trial: 9.1              

Average A-main finish: 9 

Total Laps Led: 0



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CJB Motorsports gets the job done in the pits with Craftsman tools. Craftsman, one of the most enduring names in the tool industry, is a proud partner of the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series. You can experience the benefits of this legendary brand by joining the Craftsman Club here. CJB Motorsports would like to express their gratitude to Craftsman for supplying the team with dependable tools for their use, night in and night out. 


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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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