David Gravel of Watertown, CT finally ended a long drought for his Big Game Motorsports squad with a win in the Jokers Wild at Eldora Speedway.
Gravel led flag-to-flag in Wednesday’s World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series feature t score his first win in 27 races with the tour, triumphing for the first time since Perris on March 26. Along the way Gravel had secured 13 top-fives and remained a frontrunner, but victory lane had eluded him.
“Man, it has felt like forever,” Gravel said. “It’s been a trying season, but we’ve honestly been solid all year, it’s just that we can’t win these races for whatever reason. It’s obviously tough on the morale and such, but I told Cody (Jacobs) we just have to keep working together and stick to it. You have to be on your A-game every single time you’re on the track against these guys.”
The race kicked off Kings Royal week for the Outlaws, running late in the evening after an afternoon rain storm delayed proceedings slightly. Gravel’s win helped him close to within 48 points of the championship lead, moving him to second in the standings.
Carson Macedo continued his strong season in second, with Brian Brown wrapping up the podium. Making up the rest of the top-five were Justin Peck and Kasey Kahne, with Rico Abreu, Donny Schatz, Brad Sweet, Giovanni Scelzi and Ayrton Gennetten completing the top-10.
The Outlaws will be back in action at Eldora tonight for the $100,000-to-wn Historical Big One.
(Source: Brian Walker / WorldofOutlaws.com)