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.” 

Gravel and the team competed at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, OH on Friday, September 21st. The night got off to an excellent start as car #5 timed in 2nd quick in the ‘B” group for time trials, finished 2nd in the 4th heat race and charged from 8th to 2nd in the Craftsman Club Dash.

“We timed in where we needed to,” Gravel explained. “Our night went really well and normally, we’d be disappointed with a 5th place finish but, with the way we have ran, we’ll take it. It felt good to get back on track.”

The following night saw the team competing at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa.

“We timed in 9th, a good start,” commented Gravel. “We finished 3rd in the heat and 9th in the feature. We felt like we found a good baseline and we’re moving in the right direction.”

The team will stay in the state of Pennsylvania as the annual Champion Oil National Open is up next at Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg. The $50,000-to-win event finale on Saturday is near and dear to the team and they look forward to defending their 2017 victory.

“We felt really good with how we ran there earlier this year,” said Gravel. “That’s a very special place for us as a team. We want to run well there and I think we have a really good chance of defending our title.”

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2018 STATS:

Events: 65  

Quick Times: 3

Wins: 5

Top-5’s: 32 

Top-10’s: 52

Heat Race Wins: 22

Dash Wins: 4                      


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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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