Roth Motorsports has named Connecticut sprint-car driver David Gravel as the full-time driver of the Roth Enterprises No. 83 410 sprinter on the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series circuit.
Gravel replaces Tim Kaeding, who stepped out of the No. 83 entry two weeks ago to return home to California to attend to personal matters. Danny Lasoski has driven the No. 83 for Roth Motorsports the last two weeks while the team ironed out its long-term plans. Gravel had been driving the No. 59 entry owned by Tom and Sherry Leidig this season.
“We are looking forward to David Gravel coming on board and being our new driver,” said team owner Dennis Roth said. “He has done well over the last few years, and we think this is a great fit for both parties.”
The new arrangement will kick off this weekend as Gravel and his Roth Motorsports team take to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio, with the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series.
“I am beyond excited for the chance to work with the entire Roth Motorsports team,” Gravel said. “They have always put a great product on the track, and I am excited to see what we can do together. I also need to thank Tom and Sherry Leidig for the opportunity they gave me this year. It is tough to leave great people, but I wish them the best.”
Gravel has competed most of the 2014 season with the World of Outlaws, and has made a few other stops as well, totalling 21 races with a feature event win (Merced, Calif., with the World of Outlaws), four top fives, 13 top 10’s and two fast time awards.
Joining Gravel and the Roth Motorsports team of Scotty Martin and Brandon Hickman on the road will be long time Crew Chief Sonny Kreitzer. During the 2013 season, Kreitzer worked with the Roth Motorsports California team and helped them get off to a great start and ultimately claim the King of the West Title.
“We are excited to have Sonny back with us,” Roth said. “He helped us a bit in 2013, and was also in the pit area during the California swing, and we are hoping he can help us continue on for the rest of the 2014 season and pick up some feature wins.”