ROLLIN' WEST: Gravel and CJB Add Strong Finishes on their way to West Coast
Skagit Speedway double header kicks off Labor Day weekend for Outlaws
CARLISLE, PA. - August 28, 2017 - The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series continues their long march through the 2017 season.
On Friday, August 25th, the tour made its' first stop at Black Hills Speedway near Rapid City, S.D. since 2011. CJB Motorsports driver David Gravel timed in second quick in car #5. A second plash finish in his heat race scored the driver a spot in the Craftsman Club Dash, where he finished 5th.
"We started out with a good run in time trials," explained Gravel. "Our engine stumbled a little bit on the start of the heat race when we were trying to get going. That put us back a bit but we recovered. We didn't get the dash draw we needed so we experimented a bit. All in all, we came home sixth, which was solid."
The following night, the team competed at BMP Speedway in Billings, Montana. Car #5, once again, qualified second for the night. A sixth-place finish in the Craftsman Club Dash allowed the CJB machine to start in the third row for the feature.
"We pretty much had two very similar nights," said Gravel, driver of the GoMUDDY.com, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape #5. "The engine we had in our car time trials really well but doesn't race really well for some reason. We just kept plugging away and got another decent finish."
The month of August is now in the books for the series. A two-night show at Skagit Speedway near Alger, Wash. is next for the 'Greatest Show on Dirt' on Friday, September 1st and Saturday, September 2nd. From there, the tour will make a stop at Greys Harbor Raceway near Elma, Wash. Gravel swept last years events at Skagit and would love to make it four in a row.
"We defiantly want to repeat of Skagit success from last year," commented Gravel. "That's a fun race track to go to and we seemed to have a good handle on it last year. Elma will be fun as well."
|Date||Track||Time Trial||Heat start||Heat finish||Dash start||Dash finish||"A" start||"A" finish|
Quick Times: 10
Heat Race Wins: 18
Dash Wins: 8
Average Time Trial: 6.8
Average A-main finish: 6.1
Total Laps Led: 337
*Stats from Williams Grove event on 7/22 not yet added.*
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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS:
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.
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Partners: Mainstream Holdings, Big Game Treestands, Muddy, J.R.C.Transportation Inc., Bairs Tree Service, Nyce, Crete & Landis Block and Concrete, All Star Performance, Henry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking
Manufacturers: Astro Titanium, Arctic Cat, ATL Fuel Cells, Brown & 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, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.