CARLISLE, Pa. – official team release — TeeJay Crawford photo —
After running a limited schedule in 2015 for CJB Motorsports, Sammy Swindell will expand his slate of races to include more than 60 nights of racing in 2016.
“The schedule ended up being a bit more than I thought it would be,” said Swindell, driver of the Big Game Treestands/GoMuddy.com No. 1 machine for CJB Motorsports. “However, when you get to looking at things and the way the races fall, there were a lot of things that made sense for us. A lot of tracks had some nice weekend shows. Those two day events make it easier on the traveling side.”
Swindell will begin the season in tandem with teammate David Gravel by racing down in Florida with the Arctic Cat All Star Circuit of Champions and the World of Outlaws Sprint Car Series at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Fla., as well as neighboring Volusia Speedway Park.
From there, the No. 1 team will follow the World of Outlaws as they venture west across southern Texas, Las Vegas and into California.
Beginning in April, Swindell will barnstorm throughout the Midwest, racing with the World of Outlaws as well as the FVP National Sprint League. The schedule will also send Swindell and the No. 1 team will take on tracks like Eldora Speedway near Rossburg, Ohio, Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pa., Williams Grove Speedway near Mechanicsburg, Pa., and the Jackson (Minn.) Motorplex.
The famed “Month of Money” will begin with a three-day tilt at Eldora Speedway in mid-July. From there, stops for the Don Martin Memorial Silver Cup race at Lernerville Speedway near Sarver, Pa., and the Summer Nationals at Williams Grove Speedway dot the schedule. A payout of $20,000 is on the line in the annual Ironman 55 at Federated Auto Parts Raceway at I-55 near Pevely, Mo., in early August but all eyes turn to the most prestigious sprint car race in the world, the FVP Knoxville Nationals at Knoxville Raceway, Aug. 10-13.
Swindell will return to the annual Jackson Nationals to defend his crown in the $25,000-to-win event. The driver of the No. 1 machine swept both nights of racing action at the half-mile oval in 2015.
In the fall, stops at the Morgan Hughes National Open at Williams Grove Speedway and the World of Outlaws World Finals at the Dirt Track at Charlotte close out the season of racing for the No. 1 machine.
“We’re looking forward to this schedule,” said Swindell, “We’re not racing for points so that takes some of the pressure off. You may see us run up front near one night and then towards the back the next. That’s because we will have the ability to test and try new things. The ‘Month of Money’ will be an exciting time and I think we will be very competitive. We’ve got some opportunities to do well. Overall, we’re looking forward to contributing some notes and building a stronger team.”
CREDIT: CJB Motorsports