Oct
08

David Gravel, CJB Score 17th Win of Season at Fulton

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David Gravel, CJB Score 17th Win of Season at Fulton

Jason Johnson and Donny Schatz complete the podium in Super DIRT Week Showdown

FULTON, NY - October 7, 2017 - David Gravel inherited the lead on lap nine after race leader Daryn Pittman got into the back of a slower car and spun to a stop. Gravel survived a multitude of restarts and held off Jason Johnson and Donny Schatz to score his career-best 17th win of the season for CJB Motorsports at the Fulton Speedway Saturday night in conjunction with NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week.

Daryn Pittman muscled his way from fourth to second in his heat race, setting him up perfectly for the Craftsman Club Dash inversion of four. Pittman outdueled Jac Haudenschild in an entertaining Dash to earn the pole of the 25-lap Feature.

At the drop of the Green, Pittman and fellow front row starter Jason Johnson preferred the bottom line, while David Gravel was banging down the cushion.

Pittman had a healthy lead when he reached lapped traffic before disaster struck. Clyde Knipp was trying to pull off the racing surface, got on the brakes and Pittman hit the back of the Knipp and spun to a stop in front of the field off of turn four with eight laps complete. Pittman went to the work area and re-joined the field while Knipp called it a night.

Gravel assumed the lead and battled hard with Johnson on the ensuing restart as Donny Schatz maneuvered his way from his eighth-starting position to third. Another caution flag flew on lap 11 with Scott Kreutter, Parker Price-Miller and Paige Polyak, who qualified for her first ever Craftsman Club Dash earlier in the night, stopped in turn four.

Gravel continued to show the way on restarts and utilized the entire racing surface searching for the fastest way around.

A pair of yellows on lap 21 and 24 gave Johnson and the rest of the field chances to steal the win, to no avail as Gravel took the checkered flag nearly a second in front of Johnson and Schatz.
"The track got so technical. The top was good, then the bottom was good, then I thought the bottom was too slow," Gravel explained in Victory Lane.

"I ran just about every line you could run tonight," the driver of the CJB Motorsports No.5 said with a smile.

Greg Wilson charged from 14th to fourth with 'The Wild Child' Jac Haudenschild completing the top five. World of Outlaws Rookie Brent Marks had a strong night coming home sixth with 13th-starting Kraig Kinser finishing seventh.

Jason Johnson was pleased with his team's runner-up efforts. "We gave it our best shot tonight. I did my best to race clean and hard and finishing between [Gravel and Schatz] is an accomplishment in itself," Johnson said.

Brad Sweet, 22nd-starting Mike Mahaney and Sheldon Haudenschild completed the top ten. Mahaney, who is qualified for Sunday's Billy Whittaker Cars and Trux 200 at the Oswego Speedway, picked up the KSE Hard Charger award.

Donny Schatz, who extended his points lead, said, "We battled the best we could. That's what you have to do to win a championship.

The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series returns to action next Saturday at the Port Royal Speedway for one final date with the Pennsylvania Posse before returning to New York for a pair of rain date events at the Weedsport Speedway and Ransomville Speedway Sunday and Monday October 15 and 16, respectively. Information on all three of these events are available on the World of Outlaws website.

NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week concludes Sunday afternoon at the Oswego with Championship events for the Big Block Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds and Pro Stocks. Sunday's Billy Whittaker Cars and Trux 200 for the Big Blocks will pay a hefty $50,000 to the winner. For all things, Super DIRT Week, vist SuperDIRTWeekOnline.com!

RESULTS FROM FULTON SPEEDWAY - OCTOBER 7, 2017

Feature: (26 Laps due to green-white-checkered finish) 1. 5-David Gravel [4][$10,000]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [2][$5,500]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [8][$3,200]; 4. W20-Greg Wilson [14][$2,800]; 5. 17-Jac Haudenschild [3][$2,500]; 6. 19-Brent Marks [9][$2,300]; 7. 11K-Kraig Kinser [13][$2,200]; 8. 49-Brad Sweet [7][$2,100]; 9. 33-Mike Mahaney [22][$2,050]; 10. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [16][$2,000]; 11. 2-Shane Stewart [5][$1,500]; 12. 7S-Jason Sides [10][$1,200]; 13. 1A-Jacob Allen [21][$1,100]; 14. 4-Parker Price-Miller [20][$1,050]; 15. 9-Daryn Pittman [1][$1,000]; 16. 10-Paul Colagiovanni [19][$900]; 17. 49K-Scott Kreutter [15][$800]; 18. 87-Jason Barney [23][$800]; 19. 1S-Logan Schuchart [11][$800]; 20. 99L-Larry Wight [12][$800]; 21. 7-Ed Aikin [18][$800]; 22. 19P-Paige Polyak [6][$800]; 23. 13-Clyde Knipp [24][$800]; 24. 10K-Joe Kata [17][$800]; Lap Leaders: Daryn Pittman 1-8, David Gravel 9-26; KSE Hard Charger Award: 33-Mike Mahaney[+13]

Qualifying: 1. 41-Jason Johnson, 13.18; 2. 2-Shane Stewart, 13.185; 3. 19P-Paige Polyak, 13.211; 4. 49-Brad Sweet, 13.24; 5. 5-David Gravel, 13.272; 6. 17-Jac Haudenschild, 13.326; 7. 7S-Jason Sides, 13.392; 8. 15-Donny Schatz, 13.472; 9. 99L-Larry Wight, 13.488; 10. 9-Daryn Pittman, 13.509; 11. W20-Greg Wilson, 13.515; 12. 19-Brent Marks, 13.554; 13. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 13.565; 14. 1S-Logan Schuchart, 13.587; 15. 4-Parker Price-Miller, 13.635; 16. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild, 13.675; 17. 10K-Joe Kata, 13.71; 18. 10-Paul Colagiovanni, 13.731; 19. 1A-Jacob Allen, 13.746; 20. 13-Clyde Knipp, 13.762; 21. 49K-Scott Kreutter, 13.832; 22. 33-Mike Mahaney, 13.903; 23. 98-Joe Trenca, 14.042; 24. 7-Ed Aikin, 14.092; 25. 36-Matt Billings, 14.182; 26. 87-Jason Barney, 14.334; 27. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec, 14.46; 28. 18-Ryan Susice, 14.496; 29. OO-Dane Lorenc, NT

Heat #1 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 41-Jason Johnson [1]; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 3. 49-Brad Sweet [2]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [3]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [5]; 6. 93-Sheldon Haudenschild [6]; 7. 1A-Jacob Allen [7]; 8. 33-Mike Mahaney [8]; 9. 36-Matt Billings [9]; 10. 18-Ryan Susice [10]

Heat #2 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 5-David Gravel [2]; 2. 2-Shane Stewart [1]; 3. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 4. 1S-Logan Schuchart [5]; 5. W20-Greg Wilson [4]; 6. 10K-Joe Kata [6]; 7. 87-Jason Barney [9]; 8. 98-Joe Trenca [8]; 9. 13-Clyde Knipp [7]; 10. OO-Dane Lorenc [10]

Heat #3 (8 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer - 1. 17-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 2. 19P-Paige Polyak [1]; 3. 19-Brent Marks [4]; 4. 99L-Larry Wight [3]; 5. 49K-Scott Kreutter [7]; 6. 7-Ed Aikin [8]; 7. 10-Paul Colagiovanni [6]; 8. 4-Parker Price-Miller [5]; 9. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec [9]

Craftsman Club Dash (6 Laps) - 1. 9-Daryn Pittman [1]; 2. 41-Jason Johnson [4]; 3. 17-Jac Haudenschild [2]; 4. 5-David Gravel [3]; 5. 2-Shane Stewart [5]; 6. 19P-Paige Polyak [6]

Last Chance Showdown (12 Laps) - Top 6 Transfer: 1. 10-Paul Colagiovanni [2][-]; 2. 4-Parker Price-Miller [1][-]; 3. 1A-Jacob Allen [3][-]; 4. 33-Mike Mahaney [5][-]; 5. 87-Jason Barney [8][-]; 6. 13-Clyde Knipp [4][-]; 7. 18-Ryan Susice [10][$300]; 8. 36-Matt Billings [7][$250]; 9. 98-Joe Trenca [6][$225]; 10. OO-Dane Lorenc [11][$200]; 11. 19JK-Joe Kubiniec [9][$200]

CONTINGENCY WINNERS: MSD Ignition ($25 cash): Joe Kata; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): David Gravel; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Jac Haudenschild; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Brad Sweet; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Sheldon Haudenschild; Extended Stay America ($50 cash): Shane Stewart; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Super Flow ($50 cash): Parker Price-Miller; Craftsman Club ($100 cash): David Gravel, Daryn Pittman, Shane Stewart, Jason Johnson, Jac Haudenschild; Sears ($100): Paige Polyak; KSE Hard Charger: Mike Mahaney; Comp Cams ($50 product certificate: David Gravel; JE Pistons (Set of Rings): Paul Colagiovanni and Clyde Knipp

SEASON WINNERS:

Donny Schatz - 18 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 19, LoneStar Speedway on March 3, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 9, The Dirt Track at Las Vegas on March 10, Thunderbowl Raceway on March 18, Missouri State Fair Speedway on May 5, 81 Speedway on May 6, Eldora Speedway May 13, Knoxville Raceway on June 10, Granite City on June 20, Dirt Oval at Route 66 on June 27, Dakota State Fair Speedway on July 1, Eldora Speedway on July 15, Lernerville Speedway on July 18, Knoxville Raceway on August 12 (NP), River Cities Speedway on August 18, Calistoga Speedway on September 16)
David Gravel - 17 (Thunderbowl Raceway on March 17, Placerville Speedway on March 29, Perris Auto Speedway on April 1, Gator Motorplex on April 13, Plymouth Speedway on April 28, Lincoln Speedway on May 17, Williams Grove on May 19, New Egypt Speedway on May 24, River Cities Speedway on June 16, Attica Raceway Park on July 11, Hartford Speedway on July 28, Wilmot Raceway on July 29, August 20 at Nodak Speedway, Lernerville Speedway on September 23, Williams Grove Speedway on September 28, Williams Grove Speedway on September 30, Fulton Speedway on October 8)
Shane Stewart - 8 (Williams Grove Speedway on May 20, Lawrenceburg Speedway on May 29, West Liberty Raceway on June 23, Beaver Dam Raceway on June 24, Black Hills Speedway on August 25, Skagit Speedway on September 1, Grays Harbor on September 4, Silver Dollar Speedway on September 9)
Brad Sweet - 5 (Stockton Dirt Track on March 25, Devil's Bowl on April 15, Jackson Motorplex on June 3, Knoxville Raceway on June 9, Calistoga Speedway on September 15)
Kerry Madsen - 4 (Jackson Motorplex on June 2, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 7, Cedar Lake Speedway on July 8, Eldora Speedway on July 13)
Logan Schuchart - 4 (Keller Auto Speedway on March 31, Eldora Speedway on May 12, Charlotte Motor Speedway on May 26, Ohsweken Speedway on July 25)
Jason Johnson - 4 (Volusia Speedway Park on Feb. 17, Devil's Bowl on April 14, Red River Valley Speedway on August 19, Willamette Speedway on September 6)
Daryn Pittman – 3 (Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 on August 4, Billings Motorsports Park on August 26, Skagit Speedway on September 2nd)
Brian Brown - 1 (Cocopah Speedway on April 7)
Rico Abreu - 1 (Arizona Speedway on April 8)
Parker Price-Miller - 1 (Tri-State Speedway on May 14)
Ian Madsen - 1 (Jackson Motorplex on June 1)
Kyle Larson - 1 (Eagle Raceway on June 13)
Kraig Kinser - 1 (Deer Creek Speedway on July 6)
Christopher Bell - 1 (Eldora Speedway on July 14)
Brock Zearfoss - 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on July 21)
Kyle Hirst - 1 (Silver Dollar Speedway on September 8)
Greg Hodnett – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on September 28 – makeup from 7/22)
James McFadden – 1 (Williams Grove Speedway on September 29, 2017)

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