OUTLAW SPRINT STANDOUT DAVID GRAVEL AT PPB MOTORSPORTS SHOW, CJB MOTORSPORTS SPRINT CAR AND HAULER READY FOR FAN INSPECTION
OAKS, PA December 28, 2017 . . . David Gravel’s Sprint car
racing season 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 Sprint
car race at Volusia Speedway Park in Barbourville, Florida and then
closed it out with a huge win in the in the Textron Off Road World of
Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track in Charlotte.
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 in Oaks, PA January 19-21.
The win at Charlotte put Gravel
third in the final World of Outlaw standings. Overall during the season
he won 18 WoO features and a total of 20 features. The Connecticut
racer, a fast rising star in Sprint car racing, earned 72 top-10
finishes out of 86 races entered. He led a total of 421 laps.
One of the team’s rare
disappointments came on Sprint Car racing’s biggest stage. While leading
this year’s $150,000 to win Knoxville (Iowa) Nationals the motor blew.
The team rebounded quickly by winning the Williams Grove (PA) 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
; Unique will be the opportunity for show
attendees 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 the
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. along
with overall top winner and top Modified winner Matt Sheppard at the
stage prior to the Saturday evening Mr. Motorsports competition.
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.
Top winners that are scheduled
to be part of the signing include Sheppard who won 41 events, Matt
Hirschman (tops in Asphalt Modified wins with 17), Mike Sweeney (winner
of 10 Asphalt Late Model victories) and Tyler Warren (top winner in 600
Micro Sprints with 16).
Also headlining the show on
Saturday will be three time NASCAR Cup Series champion Tony Stewart who
is now turning his racing efforts to the Sprint cars. Former NASCAR Cup
Series crew chief and FOX TV personality Larry MacReynolds will also be
part of the Saturday activities.
More than 250 racing vehicles
and booth displays will make up the three day show that fills 250,000
square feet of show space.
The show opens on Friday,
January 19th at 2 p.m. and closes at 9. Doors open on Saturday and
Sunday at 11 a.m. The box office and D-Hall exhibit area opens one hour
earlier each day.
Check out www.motorsportstradeshow.com or call 609-888-3618 for further information.