NATIONAL OPEN CONTENDER: Podium Finish on Opening Night Sends Strong Message for CJB
Fulton Speedway and SuperDIRT Week visit opens October for ‘Greatest Show on Dirt’
CARLISLE, PA. - October 1, 2018 - September wrapped up as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series invaded the famed Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa. for the annual Champion Racing Oil National Open.
David Gravel and his CJB Motosports team returned to competition at what they consider their “home track.” On the opening night, ran on Friday, September 28th, the #5 team timed in 6th in the first flight of time trials, finished 2nd in their heat race and won the first of two Craftsman Club Dashes. That put the #5 car on the pole for the nights feature event.
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“We put together an awesome night heading into the feature,” Gravel said. “Gio Scelzi had an awesome car as well and it was a good battle throughout the night. We ran 27 laps to honor Greg Hodnett, which was cool. I didn’t know what to do on the restarts, I tried both lanes. When I was on the outside, I didn’t take off as well as I would have liked, so I went back to the bottom to try and protect myself from the slide job. Congrats to Gio on the win. It’s an awesome feeling to pick up your first Outlaw win. At Williams Grove makes it even more special since it’s so tough to win there.”
After having victory snatched away, the team was ready for the following night, the $56,000-to-win National Open. Gravel timed in 6th again, fell from 2nd to 7th in his heat race and had to win the Last Chance Showdown in order to start 19th in the nights feature event.
“We timed in well again,” Gravel explained. “Had issues in the heat race and with that deep of a field, it really sets you back. We luckily won the Last Chance Showdown and started the feature. It was tough in the feature for us and passing. Wasn’t the result we wanted for sure. We expect to be better at Williams Grove.”
The month of October opens with a trip to the Empire State of New York and Fulton Speedway. It will be the Outlaws lone event of the weekend, held on Saturday, October 6th and in conjunction with the annual NAPA SuperDIRT week festivities.
“We won there last year,” commented Gravel. “Had a good car and ran really well so we’re looking forward to being back. SuperDIRT week is a fun thing to be a part of and hopefully we will have a strong run.”
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Quick Times: 3
Heat Race Wins: 22
Dash Wins: 5
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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.
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