Johnny Gibson said, "It is official. David Gravel has cleared the scales in the CJB Motorsports No. 5, headed to Victory Lane”.
David Gravel said “I started 10th and was in second before I knew it, I knew it was a 40-lap race. I tried to be really patient with Paul McMahan. The curve got really really really tricky as the race went on, and I almost bit the wall a couple of times.”
Fan Favorite Sheldon Haudenschild hit the wall with 4 laps to go. This was his third tangle of the night. That send him bouncing off the wall outside of turn four, right into Brad Sweet.Sweet had been busy battling Donny Schatz for the fourth spot, which is precisely where Schatz remained after the checkered flag flew.
The inaugural Gator Bash had a packed house in Willis, Texas, where fans cheered on Kahne as he made his return to dirt in the iRacing.com 4K. Kahne spun out during the Feature, turning sideways in Turn 4 and causing Daryn Pittman and Dustin Gates to flip over each other.
Sides maintained his lead until lap 14, when McMahan took it from him. It wasn’t until 26 laps later that Gravel managed to clear both of them, leading them into the checker flag.
Paul McMahan said, "Finishing second right now feels like a win, the way all last year went. But second still sucks”.
The World of Outlaws Craftsman Sprint Car Series will return to action today, at Devil's Bowl Speedway for the Texas Outlaw Nationals in Mequite, TX.