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Bayston Going WoO Racing With CJB

CARLISLE, Pa. — Spencer Bayston will join CJB Motorsports to run the full World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Car Series schedule next season.

Bayston will take the wheel of the familiar No. 5 entry with the addition of new sponsors, Signing Day Sports and J.R.C. Transportation.

“We felt like this was the right move to get our program back to where it needs to be,” explained crew chief Barry Jackson. “Racing night in and night out with the Outlaws requires the highest level of focus and attention to detail. It‘s not small undertaking. In talking with our team and partners, we felt like this was what was needed to restore our team to a winning, championship caliber organization.

“We believe that Spencer Bayston is one of the best up and coming drivers in the sport. He doesn‘t have as much winged sprint car experience as some, but he has won All Star and Outlaw races. We‘re excited to see how he can grow and learn while being on the tour. In many ways, we feel like he is a driver on the cusp of great things…. much like David Gravel was when he came to race for us.”

A former USAC midget champion, the 23-year-old Bayston won the Brad Doty Classic with the World of Outlaws in July and also posted a pair of All Star victories while driving for Sam McGhee Motorsports. Bayston left that team last week.

“I‘m really thrilled to join Chad (Clemens, team owner), Barry and the entire team at CJB,” Bayston said. “Being on the Outlaw tour is a dream that pretty much every dirt racer has. These are some of the best race car drivers in the world. To be able to compete nightly with them is a huge learning experience and a chance to help the CJB team return to championship form.”

In addition, veteran racer Paul McMahan, who has missed the last two months while recovering from a concussion suffered during the Knoxville Nationals, will return to the No. 5 for the All Star Circuit of Champions season finale Oct. 8-9 at Fremont Speedway.

Bayston will start with the team during this weekend‘s National Open at Pennsylvania‘s Williams Grove Speedway.

“We certainly feel great about this combination for 2022,” team owner Chad Clemens said. “We were thrown a number of curve balls in 2021 and that hurt our performance a bit. Getting back on a set schedule and having that focus is something we all agree is needed to get us back to where we were, which was consistently winning races and contending for championships.

“I want to thank Paul McMahan for stepping up the way he did this year and am very glad we can have him race one more time for us this year. I also want to thank Ian Madsen for his help over the last month. 2022 will be an exciting year and we‘re lucky that we will get a head start on it.”

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