DENNIS ERB RACING RELEASES FULL 2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!
(January 21, 2018)
Dennis Erb Racing announced their intentions recently on www.DennisErb.com to return to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series in 2018 to vie for the national series championship and released a full version of their schedule of events. Dennis Erb, Jr., who finished eighth in last year's LOLMDS point standings, will kick off his '18 campaign on February 2-3 in the annual 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. The Carpentersville, Illinois star will then head to East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida from February 5-17 to compete in thirteen straight nights of dirt-slinging action to round out his "Speedweeks" journey. You can view Dennis' robust 2018 schedule, which currently sits at 99 race dates, by clicking on the SCHEDULE page of www.DennisErb.com!

ERB, JR. WRAPS UP 2017 SEASON IN GATEWAY DIRT NATIONALS
(December 17, 2017)
The 2017 racing season concluded for Dennis Erb, Jr. from December 14-16 in the 2nd Annual 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri. A stellar field of 94 Super Late Models converged on downtown St. Louis and things kicked off on Thursday night with qualifying. Dennis timed in seventh fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to winding up ninth in a special $5,000 to win 'Race of Champions.'

At the makeshift 1/5-mile indoor oval on Friday evening, Dennis grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race and later placed seventeenth in the 20-lap preliminary feature, which also boasted a $5,000 winner's check. When Saturday rolled around in the Show-Me State, all eyes were fixated on the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' and the whopping $30,000 payday. Dennis unfortunately missed transferring into the 40-lap grand finale by one mere position in his consolation race, as he finished third with only the top two runners advancing into the headliner. Complete results from the 'Gateway Dirt Nationals' can be found online at www.gatewaydirt.com. (Jeff Hall Photo)

DENNIS ERB, JR. LANDS ON PODIUM IN RUGGED NATIONAL 100!
(November 13, 2017)
Dennis Erb, Jr. concluded his southern swing on November 10-12 with a visit to East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama for the 43rd edition of the 'National 100.' In Friday's $5,000 to win weekend opener, which spilled over to Saturday afternoon due to unsafe track conditions, Dennis qualified second fastest in Group A during time trials to earn the third starting spot for the 43-lap feature, but a hole in the radiator during Saturday's race dropped him to fourteenth in the final finishing order. In Saturday night's $5,000 to win program, Dennis laid down the fifth quickest lap in Group A during qualifying and later wound up ninth in the final rundown of the rough and tumble 43-lapper.

By virtue of racking up the seventh most points during preliminary action, Dennis was in line to start seventh on the grid in Sunday evening's 'National 100,' which once again boasted a $20,000 paycheck and was delayed for hours due to rain. Dennis, who was the defending race winner and looking to repeat in the 100-lap affair, ran as high as second in the attrition-filled special and was the only driver not to pit for tires or any kind of repairs. The Carpentersville, Illinois native eventually placed third and on the podium alongside victor Dale McDowell and runner-up Scott Bloomquist. Complete results from the long, extended weekend at EAMS can be viewed by clicking on www.eamsdirt.com.

ERB STARS AT CHARLOTTE; ONE-TWO FINISH IN WORLD FINALS!!!
(November 5, 2017)
Dennis Erb Racing literally stole the show during the 11th edition of the 'World Finals' in front of a jammed-packed crowd at the state-of-the-art Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina on November 2-4! On Thursday night during World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series qualifying, Dennis Erb, Jr. wheeled his one-race-old Black Diamond Chassis to the second quickest lap in his group during both time trial sessions, which placed him on the pole of his heat races for the weekend. At the 4/10-mile speedplant on Friday evening, Dennis drove to a win in his stacked heat race and later passed leader Mike Marlar to officially lead laps 42 and 43 of the $12,000 to win, 50-lap headliner before knocking down a close runner-up performance behind only victor Brandon Sheppard.

A similar World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series show was then held at the Charlotte-area facility on Saturday and Dennis was able to finish one spot better to record his sixth triumph of the 2017 campaign! The Carpentersville, Illinois star once again won his heat race in preliminary action before starting fifth on the grid in the 50-lap 'World Finals' finale. Dennis was then able to overtake leader Mike Marlar in turn two on the 46th circuit and led the final handful of laps to claim the $12,000 windfall for one of his biggest career wins. Finishing behind his #28 machine at the checkered flag was Marlar, Jimmy Owens, Brandon Sheppard, and Tim McCreadie! Full results from the 'World Finals' weekend can be viewed by pointing your Internet browser to www.woolms.com. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

DENNIS DEBUTS NEW BLACK DIAMOND; ON PODIUM AT WHYNOT!
(October 29, 2017)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team unloaded a brand-new Black Diamond Chassis on October 27-28 in the annual running of the 'Coors Light Fall Classic' at Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi. The new car flashed immediate speed, as Dennis clicked off the fastest lap overall of the 42 competitors during Friday's qualifying session and later scored an impressive heat race triumph. When the unsanctioned 'Coors Light Fall Classic' went to green on Saturday evening, Dennis started the $15,000 to win affair from the pole position. After pacing the field for the first three circuits, the Carpentersville, Illinois ace raced all over the top five during the 100-lapper before eventually netting a strong third place podium showing. Finishing ahead of Dennis' machine at the unfurling of the checkered flag was winner Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Brandon Overton. Full results from the Magnolia State can be viewed by pointing your Internet browser to www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.

ERB, JR. RALLIES TO POST TEN TEN IN DTWC; EIGHTH IN POINTS
(October 22, 2017)
The Dennis Erb Racing team wrapped up the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion of their 2017 schedule on October 20-21 in the 37th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. A stellar field of 72 competitors converged at the southern Ohio facility - located on the banks of the Ohio River - for the $100,000 to win crown jewel spectacular. On Friday night at PRP, Dennis Erb, Jr. drove his #26 throwback entry (dedicated to his late father) to a second place finish in his first heat race of the evening, while he placed seventh in his second and final prelim.

In Saturday's B-Main, Dennis grabbed the second and final transfer spot to earn the inside of the eleventh row for the start of the 100-lap headliner. The Carpentersville, Illinois standout then climbed up inside of the top ten during the caution-plagued DTWC and eventually wound up tenth in the final finishing order. Following the season finale, Dennis was officially awarded eighth in the final version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the DTWC weekend can be obtained by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. RETIRES EARLY IN CHI-TOWN SHOWDOWN...
(October 15, 2017)
On October 13-14, the #28 team was in the pit area at the pristine Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois, as the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series sanctioned the two-day 'Chi-Town Showdown.' In Friday night's $10,000 to win weekend opener, Dennis Erb, Jr. clicked off the eleventh fastest lap overall during time trials before placing second in his loaded heat race. After drawing the outside of the front row for the start of the 50-lap headliner, Dennis unfortunately suffered handling issues on his Black Diamond mount and eventually retired due to these problems in the twenty-fourth position. The 'Chi-Town Showdown' finale on Saturday evening, which was scheduled to boast another $10,000 winner's share, was washed out early in the day due to inclement weather and will not be rescheduled. Full results from Joliet can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser to www.woolms.com.

DENNIS ERB RACING COMPETES IN PITTSBURGHER 100...
(October 8, 2017)
The penultimate event of the 2017 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season took the Dennis Erb Racing team to the sprawling Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania on October 6-7 for the 29th edition of the 'Pittsburgher 100.' On Friday night during preliminary action, Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the ninth quickest circuit in Group B during the time trial session prior to placing fifth in his stacked heat race. Following a B-Main triumph on Saturday evening, Dennis was heading towards an apparent top ten effort in the $20,000 to win feature event when rear-end issues on his #28 machine dropped him to a disappointing twentieth place performance after 100 green flag laps. The Carpentersville, Illinois native still finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting PPMS. Complete results from the 'Pittsburgher 100' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. FOLLOWS LUCAS OIL TOUR TO PEACH STATE OF GEORGIA
(October 2, 2017)
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series dipped south into the Peach State and took the Dennis Erb Racing team to Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on September 30-October 1 for two more pivotal point battles. On Saturday evening in the $12,000 to win 'Dixie Shootout,' Dennis Erb, Jr. was involved in a heat race skirmish and placed seventh in his stacked prelim. After running fifth in his B-Main, Dennis utilized a series provisional to roll off from the outside of the twelfth row in the 60-lap headliner. During the course of the prestigious 'Dixie Shootout,' the Carpentersville, Illinois standout drove past half of the field en route to a respectable twelfth place showing.

In the annual 'Rome Showdown' on Sunday night, Dennis finished ninth in his stacked heat race and eighth in his B-Main. After being forced to use another series provisional, Dennis started the $10,000 to win affair from the inside of the twelfth row. He then soldiered on to garner a twentieth place performance at Rome and still sits eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from the double-dip in Georgia can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. COMES OUT ON TOP OF BILL WAITE, JR. MEMORIAL!
(September 25, 2017)
Dennis Erb, Jr. celebrated in victory lane for the fifth time in his 2017 campaign on Sunday evening, September 24 in the 'Bill Waite, Jr. Memorial Classic' at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois! Dennis posted the fifth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to running second in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the third row in the unsanctioned 40-lap feature, Dennis worked the bottom of the 1/4-mile bullring to perfection and eventually grabbed the top spot from Chris Simpson heading to the white flag. The Carpentersville, Illinois star then led the final circuit to bag the $4,000 payday ahead of Simpson, Jason Feger, Paul Parker, and Jeremiah Hurst!

Earlier in the weekend, the #28 team was in Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition during the 38th Annual 'Jackson 100' at Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 22-23. On Friday night in the $7,000 to win weekend opener, Dennis grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race prior to winding up fourteenth in the 30-lap main event. In Saturday's $15,000 to win 'Jackson 100' at the Jackson County Fairgrounds venue, Dennis finished fifth in his heat race, third in the B-Main, and sixteenth in the 100-lap headliner. He left the south-central Indiana track still sitting eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from all three weekend races can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com and www.lasallespeedway.com. (Brendon Bauman Photo)

ERB, JR. ENDURES LONG WEEK AT JOLIET AND KNOXVILLE...
(September 17, 2017)
The Dennis Erb Racing team was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene from September 14-16 at Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, as the 14th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world. Things got underway in the Hawkeye State with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs and 56 entrants made their way to the 1/2-mile speedplant to compete in the three-day crown jewel spectacular. Dennis Erb, Jr. unfortunately could not find his way into either of the 25-lap prelims after finishing sixth in his heat race and tenth in the B-Main on Thursday night and suffering a flat tire in his heat race, winning the C-Main, and running eighth in the B-Main on Friday evening.

When Saturday rolled around at the Marion County Fairgrounds facility, Dennis wound up seventeenth in the loaded B-Main, but received a series provisional to gain access into the 100-lap grand finale. The Carpentersville, Illinois star was then making his way forward through the talented field from his thirty-first starting position before motor issues caused him to retire from the $40,000 to win affair in the twenty-ninth spot. Dennis still sits eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.'

Earlier in the busy week, the #28 team was in the pit area at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois on Wednesday, September 13 for a UMP Super Late Model special, which boasted a $5,000 payday. Dennis timed in second fastest during the qualifying session and later scored the victory in heat race action. After leading the field for the first seven circuits, Dennis unfortunately cut a tire down, which sent him hard into the outside retaining wall and relegated him to a disappointing twenty-first place showing in the 30-lapper. Complete results from both Joliet and Knoxville can be accessed online at www.dirtoval66.com and www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. TRANSFERS INTO 47TH ANNUAL WORLD 100
(September 10, 2017)
Dennis Erb, Jr. made his yearly September pilgrimage to the hallowed high-banks of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 7-9 for the 47th edition of the famed 'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel spectacular started with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, each of which paid $10,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Dennis narrowly missed out on transferring into the 25-lap main event by finishing fifth in his loaded heat race and third in his B-Main. Unfortunately, Dennis suffered the same fate on Friday evening at the "Big E" after once again running fifth in his heat race and third in his consolation race.

On Saturday at the Darke County facility, the largest crowd in the history of Eldora Speedway assembled to witness the 'World 100,' which boasted a gigantic $50,000 windfall. Dennis stormed past eight competitors in his heat race to earn the third and final transfer spot behind only Jonathan Davenport and Tim McCreadie. After rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in the 100-lap 'World 100,' the Carpentersville, Illinois native went down a lap to leader and eventual winner Davenport during the extra-distance affair, but wound up the first car a lapped down in the seventeenth position. Full results from the 1/2-mile speedplant in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

ERB, JR. COMPETES AT FARMER CITY AND TYLER COUNTY...
(September 4, 2017)
The Dennis Erb Racing team tackled a pair of special events over the Labor Day holiday weekend (September 1-3) in their home state of Illinois, as well as the Mountaineer State of West Virginia. On Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, a $5,000 top prize was on the line for the UMP Super Late Models in the final race of the season at the 1/4-mile bullring. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in second fastest in his group during qualifying prior to running third in his loaded heat race. Dennis then hung around the top ten in the feature event before pulling off the racing surface and settling for a fifteenth place showing.

Following a rain-out of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shootout on Saturday evening at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, the national touring series rolled into Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia on Sunday for the annual running of the 'Hillbilly Hundred.' Dennis placed seventh in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main, which forced him to rely on a series provisional to gain access into the $25,000 to win headliner. During the course of the 100-lap grind, the Carpentersville, Illinois native advanced past eleven competitors to salvage a steady twelfth place performance and still sits eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from both holiday weekend races can be viewed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. LEAVES LAWRENCEBURG EIGHTH IN WHISKEY CITY 60
(August 27, 2017)
A rare single-race weekend for the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #28 team to Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana on Saturday evening, August 26. The annual running of the 'Whiskey City 60' drew a large contingent of fans to the Hoosier State facility and 32 drivers were focused on the $12,000 payday. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the seventh quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. Dennis then started the 60-lapper from the inside of the fifth row and ran amongst the top ten throughout the distance before landing in the eighth finishing position. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace leaves Lawrenceburg eighth in the current version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the 'Whiskey City 60' can be located by pointing your Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. PITS EARLY IN TOPLESS 100; CHARGES TO PODIUM EFFORT!
(August 21, 2017)
Next up on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule for Dennis Erb Racing was a trip to Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas from August 18-20 for the 25th Annual 'Topless 100.' The popular roof-less event drew 41 competitors to the Batesville-area to vie for the whopping $40,000 winner's check. Dennis Erb, Jr. stopped the clock eleventh fastest in Group A during Friday's time trial session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After Saturday night's action was rained-out, Dennis rolled off from the inside of the seventh row in the 100-lap crown jewel event on Sunday afternoon.

Tire conservation was the name of the game during the daytime affair and Dennis pitted to get fresh rubber shortly after the halfway mark in the 'Topless 100.' In the second half of the caution-plagued race, the Carpentersville, Illinois ace charged towards the front and eventually landed in the third spot and on the podium behind only victor Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Gregg Satterlee. He still finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the impressive run in the Razorback State. Complete results from the 'Topless 100' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. SIDELINED BY MECHANICAL TROUBLE IN N/S 100
(August 13, 2017)
The Dennis Erb Racing team returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene on August 10-12 at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. The three-day weekend at the Cincinnati-area facility started on Thursday night with the 'North/South Shootout,' which paid $10,000 to the winner. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in twentieth fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to blasting to second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature from the outside of the fifth row, Dennis hung around the top ten in the caution-free affair before settling for a twelfth place showing.

On Friday evening, preliminary action for the 35th edition of the 'North/South 100' got underway at the undersized 1/2-mile oval with a double set of qualifying heat races. Dennis placed seventh in his first heat race, but unfortunately suffered a flat tire before the drop of the green flag in his final prelim. He then ran fifth in his B-Main on Saturday and utilized a series provisional to gain access into the $50,000 to win headliner. During the course of the 100-lapper, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout was making strides forward until breaking a rear-end on the 38th circuit, which dropped him to twenty-second in the final finishing order. Complete results from the crown jewel extravaganza can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. BATTLES OUTLAWS THROUGHOUT BADGER STATE...
(August 5, 2017)
The 30th edition of the 'USA Nationals' concluded tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin and each driver had their sights firmly set on capturing the whopping $50,000 windfall. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the eleventh fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session last night and later earned the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row earlier this evening in the 100-lap 'USA Nationals,' Dennis was able to drive past a handful of competitors during the crown jewel extravaganza. At the completion of the extra-distance race, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout was in the sixth position behind only winner Don O'Neal, Mike Marlar, Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, and Jimmy Owens!

(August 4, 2017) The 'USA Nationals' finally kicked off tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and a $6,000 payday was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series show at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Dennis Erb, Jr. qualified thirteenth fastest in Group B during time trials prior to running fifth in his loaded heat race. Following a B-Main triumph, Dennis pulled off the aggressive racing surface after only three circuits in the 30-lap prelim - settling for a twenty-second place outing.

(August 3, 2017) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'USA Nationals' preliminary event at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin has been rained-out and rescheduled for tomorrow evening. Also on tap tomorrow at CLS with the entire rain-postponed prelim program will be the regularly scheduled time trial session and heat races for Saturday's 'USA Nationals' headliner, which once again boasts a gigantic $50,000 winner's check.

(August 2, 2017) The #28 team made the overnight haul to Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin tonight for the annual running of the 'Sun Drop Shootout,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The $10,000 to win event marked the eighth straight year that the national tour has hosted an event at the sprawling 1/2-mile speedplant. Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the twenty-sixth quickest time overall during qualifying prior to grabbing the sixth and final transfer spot through his heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois native then moved up a couple of spots during the 50-lapper and was officially paid for a fifteenth place run.

(August 1, 2017) The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series made their first-ever stop to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin tonight and Dennis Erb Racing was in the pit area to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Dennis Erb, Jr. stopped the clock thirteenth fastest in Group A during qualifying before running seventh in his stacked heat race. After placing fourth in his B-Main, Dennis was unfortunately forced to watch the 50-lap main event from the grandstands, as only the top three runners advanced into the race that was eventually won by Brandon Sheppard.

 

 

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