Gravel and Swindell add to teams legacy as eyes now turn toward 2017
CARLISLE, PA. – November 21, 2016 – CJB Motorsports team owners Chad & Jenn Clemens seemed to sum up their 2016 season pretty well when asked.
"We felt like it rocked," said the couple that fielded the #5 Big Game Treestands, J.R.C. Transportation Inc., C&S Lawn & Landscape machine for David Gravel and the #1 Big Game Treestands, GoMuddy.Com for Sammy Swindell. "All in all, we were very satisfied with what we achieved together as a team.
The Pennsylvania based organization began the season with strong runs in Florida and the momentum carried on throughout the year. While Sammy Swindell barnstormed the Midwest, Gravel toured with the World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series. It was the first year the 2013 Kevin Gobrecht Rookie of the year was with the team and the results were astounding.
"David picked up nine wins for us and we really wanted to get to double digits," said Clemens. "When Barry (Jackson) and I sat down last year and talked about our goals. Double digits in wins was one of them and we came dangerously close to that. We had a few that slipped away from us. We won some big races, like the Jokers Wild at Eldora (Speedway) and the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup at Lernerville (Speedway.) I also think we gave away some big races too. Either way, between how strong David was out on the tour and Sammy was in the Midwest."
Gravel’s stat line included nine wins, eight quick times, 48 top-5’s and 70 top-10’s while Swindell notched three wins, two quick times, 17 top-5’s and 21 top-10’s. Both teams ran well in the sports marquee events and were often a threat each and every time they pulled into the track.
Part of what made the 2016 season so successful was an enhanced and expanded partnership with Mainstream Holdings, LLC.
"It was huge for us to have Tod Quiring and his folks recognize the potential in our team and how we run our organization and want to partner with us," explained Clemens. "They have been a tremendous asset for us and we are very appreciative for their support. It’s a dream come true for us and it’s taken a while to get there. We also want to thank the entire army of partners we have that make racing possible. We had several folks continue to stand by us and that means the world. We’re also very excited and thankful for the new partners that came on board for 2016 as well."
For the Clemens family, 2017 represents an opportunity to continue to build on the impressive 2016 campaign.
"We believe that if we continue down the path we are, we will get to where we are winning
championships and major races, year in and year out," said Clemens. "Our team is getting there
and 2016 was a big step towards there. We can’t wait to see what the future will bring and
sincerely appreciate everyone’s support. May everyone have a happy and safe holiday season."
CAR #5 2016 STATS:
Quick Times: 8
Heat Race Wins: 25
Dash Wins: 7
Average Time Trial: 7.3
Average A-main finish: 6.1
Total Laps Led: 266
CAR #1 2016 STATS:
Quick Times: 2
Heat Race Wins: 7
Dash Wins: 0
Average Time Trial: 10.4
Average A-main finish: 9.9
Total Laps Led: 74
UP NEXT: The CJB Motorsports has concluded their 2016 campaign.
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ABOUT CJB MOTORSPORTS:
CJB Motorsports is a winged, 410 sprint car team that competes across the country with drivers David Gravel & Sammy Swindell. 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, Blackbeard Ltd., 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, Simpson, Sweet Engineering, TI22, Walker Performance Filters, Weld Racing, Wilwood Brakes, Winters Performance.