Inside Line Promotions - BRISTOL, Tenn. (May 2, 2022) - David Gravel posted back-to-back fifth-place finishes last weekend during the World of Outlaws Bristol Bash.
Both nights played out similarly for the Big Game Motorsports driver as Bristol Motor Speedway put down dirt to host the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series for the second straight year. Gravel is the only competitor to record a top-five result during all four features.
"The track was so fast and you're running wide open around there," he said. "If the track had less grip it'd been better, but it was the way it was. It wasn't in our cards this past weekend."
Gravel qualified fourth quickest on Friday and sixth quickest on Saturday. He placed second in a heat race each night to advance into the dash. Gravel lost a spot in each dash, placing sixth on Friday and fifth on Saturday.
"There wasn't too much moving around," he said. "We didn't get the dash draws we needed. I thought on Saturday we had a good chance to have a good run as we started fourth in the dash. I wasn't able to take advantage. I had a bad start in turns one and two and fell back to fifth."
Gravel gained a spot in the feature on Friday and he maintained fifth throughout Saturday's main event. The results give him 11 top fives in 17 starts this season.
"I thought it was a solid weekend," he said. "We were in the mix all weekend. You want to win, especially when there's more money on the line, but running in the top five both nights was what was in our cards."
Next up for the team is a doubleheader at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, this Friday and Saturday. Gravel produced two podiums, three top fives and five top 10s in seven World of Outlaws races at the track last year.
"I'm looking forward to getting back to Eldora," he said. "I'm excited to go to tracks we go to multiple times a year and see where we stack up."
QUICK RESULTS -
April 29 - Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. - Qualifying: 4; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 6 (5); Feature: 5 (6).
April 30 - Bristol Motor Speedway in Bristol, Tenn. - Qualifying: 6; Heat race: 2 (2); Dash: 5 (4); Feature: 5 (5).
SEASON STATS -
17 races, 2 wins, 11 top fives, 14 top 10s, 16 top 15s, 16 top 20s
UP NEXT -
Friday and Saturday at Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, for the #LetsRaceTwo with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series
MEDIA LINKS -
HUSET'S SPEEDWAY -
Huset's Speedway is a dirt oval located in Brandon, S.D. The track opened in 1954 and has undergone a large renovation within the last few years, making it a premier destination for both marquee racing events and weekly programs. For more information, visit http://www.HusetsSpeedway.com.
JACKSON MOTORPLEX -
Jackson Motorplex is a 4/10-mile dirt track located in Jackson, Minn. It hosts special events from May through September, including races with the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series, Midwest Power Series, Tri-State Late Models and more. For more information, visit http://www.JacksonMotorplex.com .
TICKET LINK -
To purchase online tickets for events at either Huset's Speedway or at Jackson Motorplex, visit http://mpv.tickets.com/schedule/?agency=JKMV_PL_MPV&orgid=55369#/?view=list&includePackages=true .
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