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CJB Returns the Whole Gang for 2018

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BACK AND BETTER THAN EVER: CJB & Gravel Team Up Again in 2018
Successful pairing continues into a third season in pursuit of Outlaw title

CARLISLE, PA. - October 14, 2017 -  One of the most successful pairings over the past few years on the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series tour is returning for a third year.

CJB Motorsports is proud to announce that driver David Gravel will return to pilot the, Big Game Treestands, JRC Transportation #5. The team is also pleased to announce that veteran crew chief Barry Jackson will once again to the wrenches. The pairing has proven to be extremely potent having scored 28 event wins thus far, including triumphs in the $50,000-to-win Champion Racing Oil National Open, the Ohio Logistics Brad Doty Classic and the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup. The duo was also dangerously close to pulling off a win in sprint car racing’s crown jewel event, the 5 Hour Energy Knoxville Nationals.

“It feels great to be back,” Gravel said. “We know that we have a really good team and we had a really good year this year so we’re looking forward to next year. I think we have a lot to build off of and I can’t wait to get started.”

“I’ve been out on the road with the Outlaws with this team now for five years,” Jackson said. “Coming into 2018, it’ll be the first year that we won’t have any major personnel or parts changes. Continuity is huge in this sport. I’m very happy that we have our driver back, our crew guys, Derek Miller and Zach Holloway, back, we’re not making any major parts changes. We have a really good area that we like to operate in and we believe it’s very, very good. We’ll be fine tuning some things, for sure. We’re also going to go back and look at the stretches of the season where we lost some ground in the points. I think winning 15, 20 races a year, like we have been able to do this year, is really good. I think duplicating that will be a big thing to accomplish. We just need to close the gaps on those nights where we didn’t win or finish in the top-5. Winning the World of Outlaws title is probably one of, if not the, toughest in motorsports. It wears you down to run all of the races we do and to keep your stuff looking nice. To win a title though, that would be something very, very special. That’s our goal for 2018. We also have some business to finish in Knoxville.”

“We’re very pleased with how this year has turned out,” Clemens said. “We wanted to get into the double digit win total and we’ve done that. We’ve won marquee events and nearly pulled off the win in the Knoxville Nationals. We really need to thank Tod Quiring and for their support. They’ve really been a big part of this. We look forward to 2018 with David and Barry together. They’ve proven that they’re one of the teams to beat on the tour. It’s our goal to bring home a championship and a win in the Knoxville Nationals.”

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Date Track Time Trial Heat start  Heat finish Dash start Dash finish "A" start "A" finish  Laps Led
10/7/2017 Fulton 5 2 1 3 4 4 1 17

2017 STATS:

Events: 80     

Quick Times: 10     

Wins: 19

Top-5's: 45 

Top-10's: 68

Heat Race Wins: 20

Dash Wins: 9                       

Average Time Trial: 6.8              

Average A-main finish: 6.1 

Total Laps Led: 420


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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 HoldingsBig Game TreestandsMuddyJ.R.C.Transportation Inc.Bairs Tree ServiceNyce, Crete & Landis Block and ConcreteAll Star PerformanceHenry Dunn Insurance, C&S Lawn and Landscape, Ecynbro Trucking

Manufacturers: Astro TitaniumArctic CatATL Fuel CellsBrown & Miller Racing SolutionsButlerbuiltCometic GasketsEnergy ReleaseFastener SpecialtiesFK Rod EndsFactory Kahne ShocksHigh Performance LubricantsHRP WingsKinsler Fuel InjectionKistler EnginesKSE Racing ProductsLincoln WeldersMoose Blocks, Inc.MSD IgnitionOuterwearsSafety-KleanSaldana Racing ProductsSchoenfeld HeadersSchroeder Torsion Bars,SimpsonWalker Performance FiltersWeld RacingWilwood BrakesWinters Performance.

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