ROUND UP: Weikert's Livestock Inc. Joins CJB Motorsports for 2018 Outlaw Season
Legendary Pennsylvania based company joins car #5 and driver David Gravel
CARLISLE, PA. - November 14, 2017 - Sprint car racing is drenched in tradition. On any given weekend, fans and competitors alike can recall famous drivers, crewman, owners and partners. In the racing hotbed of Central Pennsylvania, the logo of Weikert’s Livestock Inc. conjures up memories of legends.
That tradition will continue in 2018 as the company will join CJB Motorsports and driver David Gravel as they pursue a World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series title.
“We are extremely honored to welcome Todd Weikert and Weikert’s Livestock to the CJB family,” said Chad & Jenn Clemens, owners of the CJB Motorsports #5. “Being from Pennsylvania, we’ve seen many legends behind the wheel of Weikert sponsored machines. Guys like Doug Wolfgang, Kenny Jacobs, Jac Haundenschild and many more all have carried this famous logo. It is an honor that we get to be a part of that legacy now. We really do believe that we can be a valuable asset as they look to build their business across the nation. Racing with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series allows any organization to be in more media markets than any other form of motorsports. We’re seeing more and more businesses that are recognizing the value of this series and, in particular, what this team can do for their bottom line.”
For his part, Weikert’s Livestock Inc. President and CEO, Todd Weikert, saw similar opportunities evolve over the course of the 2017 season after meeting Clemens during the DIRTcar Nationals in February 2017.
“First off, we are all big sprint car fans here,” mentioned Weikert. “David Gravel is a driver that my dad, Bob, probably would have had to have, based on his demeanor and his driving style. Dad loved hard charging racers that drive smart and didn’t take the back seat to anyone. It’s also nice to be back on a team with Barry & Natalie Jackson. I have the utmost respect for those two and have worked with them in the past and loved it. Chad has also been very nice and pleasure to get to know. We’re cattle brokers and about 50% of our business takes place in Illinois to Kansas. Being a part of the CJB team allows us to get our name out there into those markets to hopefully enhance our business. We’re hoping that potential customers see our name at the races and that sparks up the idea to do some business together. Overall though, I’m just extremely excited about this deal and 2018. I’m really looking forward to it.”
Everyone at CJB Motorsports would like to welcome Weikert’s Livestock to the team and we look forward to continued success in 2018, both on and off the track.
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2017 FINAL STATS:
Quick Times: 10
Heat Race Wins: 23
Dash Wins: 9
Average Time Trial: 6.8
Average A-main finish: 6.4
Total Laps Led: 421
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JOIN THE CRAFTSMAN CLUB:
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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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.
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, 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, Sweet Engineering, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.