OAKS, Pa. – David Gravel and his CJB Motorsports team, owned by Chad and Jenn Clemens, will part of the Pioneer Pole Buildings Motorsports 2018 Racecar and Trade Show Presented by Sunoco and Fueled by Insinger Performance at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center on Jan. 19-21.
Gravel’s sprint car career went from very good to outstanding in 2017.
The rising star of the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series kicked off his season with a win in the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions race at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Fla. and then he closed it out with a victory in the Textron Off Road World of Outlaws World Finals at The Dirt Track in Charlotte.
The win at Charlotte put Gravel third in the final World of Outlaw standings. Overall during the season he won 18 World of Outlaws features and 20 features total. The Connecticut racer, a fast rising star in sprint car racing, earned 72 top-10 finishes out of 86 races entered.
One of the team’s rare disappointments came on sprint car racing’s biggest stage. While leading the $150,000-to-win Knoxville Nationals, the engine in his sprint car failed. The team rebounded quickly by winning the Williams Grove Speedway National Open to pocket $50,000.
“We obviously still have the goals of winning an Outlaws championship, a Knoxville Nationals title and a Kings Royal. We have identified areas where we can do better,” said Gravel recently.
Show attendees will get to meet Gravel on Saturday afternoon and collect an autograph while hearing him talk about his great season and plans for 2018 in a casual setting near the team display.
CJB Motorsports will have one of their new GoMuddy.com/Big Game Treestands sponsored No. 5 410 sprint cars and their hauler on display and will be open for tours. The team will be debuting a new sponsor, Wiekert’s Livestock, who will join C&S Lawn & Landscape, Nyce Crete and Landis Block and Concrete, Bair’s Tree Service, J.R.C. Transportation and Ecynbro Trucking on his year’s race cars.
Gravel will be honored by Area Auto Racing News on Saturday along with other top Northeast winners. The group will include top Northeast dirt modified and overall biggest winner Matt Sheppard at the stage prior to the evening’s Oliver Construction sponsored Ms. Motorsports competition at 6:30 p.m.
Gravel, the top 2017 Northeast driver in open cockpit racing, will also be part of a group autograph session at 5 p.m. at the Area Auto Racing News display. Drivers will be signing a special full-color poster depicting all the top divisional winners during the season that will be given away only at the show.