ERB, JR. LEADS EARLY; FINISHES SIXTH IN $20K JACKSON 100
(September 25, 2016)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team rolled into the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana on September 23-24 for the 37th edition of the 'Jackson 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series once again sanctioned the mega event at 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval and 42 competitors signed into the pit area for the $20,000 to win contest. Dennis clicked off the fifth quickest lap in Group A during Friday's qualifying session and later scored the victory in his loaded heat race on Saturday night over Steve Francis, Brandon Sheppard, and Jonathan Davenport.

The Carpentersville, Illinois star then started the 100-lap headliner from the pole position and led the first two circuits of the 'Jackson 100.' Dennis kept his #28 entry towards the front of the stellar field before eventually slipping back to sixth at the checkers behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, Darrell Lanigan, Tim McCreadie, and Chris Simpson. He is now up to third in the current version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Jackson 100' weekend. Full results from Brownstown can be accessed online by visiting www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. NINTH AT KNOXVILLE DESPITE RUNNING OUT OF FUEL
(September 18, 2016)
Dennis Erb Racing rejoined the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tour from September 15-17 at the historic Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa, as the 13th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals' thrilled fans over the extended weekend in the Hawkeye State. The three-day crown jewel spectacular kicked off with a pair of preliminary showdowns - each of which paid $7,000 to the winner. At the 1/2-mile Marion County Fairgrounds complex on Thursday night, Dennis Erb, Jr. ran fourth in his heat race, sixth in the B-Main, and seventeenth in the 25-lap main event. On Friday evening, Dennis won his heat race prior to slipping back to fifteenth in the final rundown of the 25-lapper.

By virtue of racking up the sixteenth largest point total of the 69 entrants during preliminary action, Dennis was locked into the outside of the eighth row for Saturday's 100-lap 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals,' which once again boasted a whopping $40,000 payday. The Carpentersville, Illinois star then bolted all the way up inside of the top five until running out of fuel on the final circuit, which dropped him to a ninth place performance. Dennis still sits fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings exiting Knoxville Raceway. Complete results from the busy weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. LEADS WORLD 100 ON THREE OCCASIONS; FINISHES SECOND!
(September 11, 2016)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and the #28 team stormed into the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from September 8-10 for the 46th edition of the 'World 100.' The "Biggest Dirt Race in the World" was held over the weekend at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant and 108 competitors piled into the pit area to compete in the three-day extravaganza, which started with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night, Dennis ran second in his heat race prior to posting a strong third place podium effort in the 25-lap feature behind only victor Matt Miller and runner-up Shannon Babb. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Dennis was credited with a fourth place finish in his heat race and later blasted past thirteen cars during the 25-lapper en route to a stirring fourth place performance behind only winner Earl Pearson, Jr., Shane Clanton, and Darrell Lanigan.

When Saturday rolled around at Eldora Speedway, all eyes were fixated on the $49,000 winner's check and the famed globe trophy. Dennis, who had captured the $100,000 payday back in June in the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' at the storied facility, grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race and later started the 100-lap crown jewel spectacular from the inside of the seventh row. The Carpentersville, Illinois superstar then drove to the front of the stellar field and led the 'World 100' on three different occasions on laps 17-18, 24-39, and 53-55. At the checkers, Dennis found himself in the second position to post an impressive runner-up showing behind only fellow Illinois driver Bobby Pierce. Complete results from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

PAIR OF RUNNER-UPS FOR DENNIS ERB, JR. IN BUCKEYE STATE!
(September 5, 2016)
The #28 team bolted to the states of Ohio and West Virginia over the Labor Day holiday weekend (September 2-4) for a trio of high-profile Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns. The dirt-slinging action started in the Buckeye State with a $10,000 to win show at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio and a $12,000 to win program at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. On Friday at Attica, Dennis Erb, Jr. ran third in his heat race prior to passing ten competitors during the 50-lapper en route to a sterling runner-up effort behind only race winner Jonathan Davenport. In the 'Pepsi 60 River Days Rumble' on Saturday evening at PRP, Dennis placed second in his heat race, led laps 12-28 of the 60-lap headliner, and eventually wound up second once again behind only victor Jonathan Davenport.

Things then wrapped up on Sunday night with the annual running of the 'Hillbilly Hundred' at Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie once again boasted a hefty $25,000 payday. Dennis clicked off the seventh fastest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later ran third in his loaded heat race. After starting the 100-lap grind from the inside of the fifth row, the Carpentersville, Illinois star was able to move past a trio of racecars on the one-groove racing surface on his way to a steady sixth place performance. Dennis exited the holiday weekend fourth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from all three venues can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. IN TOP FIVE AT LINCOLN, PONDEROSA, & LAWRENCEBURG!
(August 28, 2016)
The Dennis Erb Racing team had a busy tripleheader weekend in store for them from August 25-27 in the states of Illinois, Kentucky, and Indiana and walked away with a trio of top five performances! Things kicked off on Thursday at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois with a $5,000 to win MARS DIRTcar Series battle. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in fourth quickest in his group during qualifying prior to running second in his heat race. Dennis then climbed four spots during the 40-lap feature event en route to a strong fourth place showing behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, and Billy Moyer.

A pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tilts then greeted the team at Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky and Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. On Friday in the $10,000 to win 'John Bradshaw Memorial' at Ponderosa, Dennis won his heat race and later placed third in the 50-lap main event behind only feature winner Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Tim McCreadie. At Lawrenceburg on Saturday evening in the $12,000 to win 'Whiskey City 60,' Dennis ran third in his heat race before eventually winding up fifth in the attrition-filled headliner behind Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Gregg Satterlee. Complete results from all three races can be viewed online at www.marsracingseries.com and www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. THIRD IN RALPH LATHAM; SIXTH IN NORTH/SOUTH 100
(August 14, 2016)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team traveled to the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky on August 11-13 for both the rain-postponed 'Ralph Latham Memorial' and the 34th Annual 'North/South 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the huge three-day weekend in the Cincinnati-area, as a whopping $80,000 in first place prize money was up for grabs. On Thursday night, Dennis posted the twenty-first quickest lap in Group A during qualifying for the 'Ralph Latham Memorial' prior to advancing up to third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the $30,000 to win headliner, Dennis blitzed past fourteen competitors during the 75-lapper en route to a sterling third place podium performance behind only victor Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Don O'Neal!

At Florence on Friday evening, a double set of heat races were held to kick off the 'North/South 100' portion of the weekend. Dennis placed fourth in his first heat race and third in his second and final prelim of the night. The Carpentersville, Illinois star accumulated the fifteenth most passing points, which locked him into the inside of the eighth row in Saturday's $50,000 to win crown jewel spectacular. During the course of the 100-lap extra-distance affair, Dennis climbed to as high as fifth in the running order before settling for a strong sixth place effort behind only winner Bobby Pierce, Scott Bloomquist, Dale McDowell, Devin Moran, and Don O'Neal. He still sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Florence Speedway. Full results from the long weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. SALVAGES TOP TEN IN $50K USA NATIONALS
(August 7, 2016)
Dennis Erb Racing headed north to the Badger State of Wisconsin from August 2-6 for World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series specials at Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin and Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. On Tuesday in a $10,000 to win show at Shawano, Dennis Erb, Jr. ran into trouble in Allen Murray's machine during preliminary action, received a provisional to advance into the 50-lapper, and eventually wound up twenty-second in the final finishing order behind the wheel of his own #28 car. At Cedar Lake on Thursday, Dennis unfortunately narrowly missed out on the $6,000 to win feature event after finishing fifth in his loaded heat race and fourth in his B-Main.

The stakes then heightened significantly over the weekend at CLS, as a whopping $50,000 payday was up for grabs in the 29th edition of the 'USA Nationals.' Dennis timed in eighth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session on Friday evening and later grabbed the second transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in Saturday's 100-lap grind, the Carpentersville, Illinois star quickly bolted all the way up to third in the running order before suffering an untimely flat Hoosier tire. Dennis then rallied from the back of the pack to salvage a steady tenth place performance in the crown jewel spectacular. Complete results from the hectic week in Wisconsin can be found by clicking on www.woolms.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. DRIVES TO STERLING RUNNER-UP EFFORT IN PDC!
(July 31, 2016)
The 27th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic' weekend was the focus of the #28 team on July 29-30 at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. A $27,000 winner's check was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series special. On Friday night, Dennis Erb, Jr. started off the weekend by laying down the seventh quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race.

After an engine change before Saturday's 100-lap 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' Dennis started the extra-distance affair from the outside of the eighth row. He did not stay towards the back for long, as he quickly started picking off cars all over the 1/4-mile bullring. Dennis eventually moved all the way up to second in the running order and hounded leader Josh Richards over the final 25 circuits. The Carpentersville, Illinois star came up just short in his bid for the big victory and settled for an impressive runner-up showing behind only victor Richards. Complete results from FALS can be obtained by clicking on www.woolms.com.

ERB CLIMBS TO SIXTH IN ST. LOUIS U-PIC-A-PART 100 AT MACON
(July 27, 2016)
A short turnaround after I-80 saw the Dennis Erb Racing team invade the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois on Tuesday night, July 26 for the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle drew 21 competitors to the 1/5-mile oval and all eyes were fixated on the $12,000 top prize. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in seventeenth quickest during the qualifying session and later placed fifth in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the seventh row in the 100-lap grind, Dennis methodically picked off eight competitors on his way to a strong sixth place effort behind only race winner Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Earl Pearson, Jr., Don O'Neal, and Darrell Lanigan. Following the 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100,' the Carpentersville, Illinois standout still sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results from Macon can be obtained online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. KNOCKED FROM CONTENTION AT I-80...
(July 24, 2016)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team pulled through the pit gate at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 22-23 for the 6th edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which was co-sanctioned by both the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series. The unique format for the $40,000 to win crown jewel event kicked off with double heat races on Friday night and passing points determined the lineup for Saturday's portion of the weekend. Dennis ran third in both of his heat races on Friday and accumulated the eleventh most passing points during the prelims.

After starting the 80-lap headliner from the inside of the sixth row, Dennis stormed to the front of the talented field and battled for the lead with Jonathan Davenport shortly after the halfway mark in the race. Unfortunately, the Carpentersville, Illinois star suffered a flat left front tire on lap 66 after contact caused by Brandon Sheppard on two successive restarts. A frustrated Erb returned to the track with a new tire, but could only muster a fourteenth place finish in the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' Dennis still sits sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following I-80. Full results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. LANDS IN TOP FIVE OF BATTLE AT THE BEACH 50!
(July 17, 2016)
Dennis Erb Racing ventured to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on July 15-16 for a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tilts. On Friday night in the 'Battle at the Beach 50' at Granite City, Dennis Erb, Jr. clicked off the fastest time in Group A during qualifying prior to finishing second in his heat race. After starting the rough-and-tumble $10,000 to win main event from the inside of the third row, Dennis kept his nose clean and eventually wound up right where he started the 50-lapper... in the fifth spot behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Earl Pearson, Jr., Don O'Neal, and Brandon Sheppard.

At Wheatland on Saturday evening, the annual running of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals' was held and a $12,000 payday was on the line. Dennis timed in sixteenth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session and later ran eighth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main. The Carpentersville, Illinois star then utilized a series provisional to gain access into the 60-lap feature before picking off ten competitors to salvage a thirteenth place performance. Dennis now finds himself sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend. Full results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. GRABS TOP TEN IN GRASSY SMITH MEMORIAL
(July 10, 2016)
The #28 team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee from July 7-9 for what was supposed to be a huge triple shot of racing action. Following a rain-out on Thursday at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina, the annual 'Grassy Smith Memorial' kicked off the dirt-slinging competition on Friday evening at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the sixteenth fastest lap in qualifying and later ran fifth in his loaded heat race. After a long rain delay, Dennis was able to work his way past six competitors during the $10,000 to win headliner to bag a solid seventh place performance.

At Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on Saturday night, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic.' Dennis laid down the ninth quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois star had then blasted all the way up to fifth in the running order in the 60-lapper before unfortunately dropping a driveshaft on lap 52. Dennis was eventually placed fifteenth in the final finishing order and still sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Smoky Mountain. Full results from the long weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. BATTLES LUCAS OIL FOES IN BUCKEYE STATE DOUBLE-DIP
(July 4, 2016)
A Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series doubleheader greeted the cars and stars of the national touring series on July 2-3 in the Buckeye State, as $12,000 winner's checks were on the line at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio and Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio. On Saturday night at PRP, Dennis Erb, Jr. ran third in his heat race and later started the 'Independence 60' from the inside of the sixth row. Dennis then quickly vaulted up to fourth in the 60-lapper before problems underneath of the hood unfortunately dropped him to a disappointing seventeenth place performance.

At Zanesville on Sunday evening, another $12,000 top prize was up for grabs in front of a standing-room-only grandstand crowd. Dennis clicked off the sixth fastest time in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 60-lap headliner, the Carpentersville, Illinois ace was able to muscle past a couple of competitors on his way to a solid sixth place effort behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, Jared Landers, Earl Pearson, Jr., and Brandon Sheppard. Dennis still sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the holiday weekend. Full results from both shows can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB RACING BUSY THIS WEEK ON SUMMER NATIONALS
(June 25, 2016) Dennis Erb, Jr. and the #28 team wrapped up a busy week on the "Hell Tour" tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, as another $10,000 top prize was on the line. Dennis qualified eighth quickest in Group A during time trials, but unfortunately was involved in a wreck during heat race action. With heavy damage to his Black Diamond mount, Dennis scratched from the remainder of the program and did not compete in the 50-lapper.

(June 24, 2016) The Dennis Erb Racing team followed the grueling UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois tonight for another $10,000 to win extravaganza. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in eleventh fastest in Group A during qualifying prior to placing fifth in his stacked heat race. After taking the victory in the B-Main, Dennis discovered problems with his powerplant and started the 40-lap feature at the tail behind the wheel of Don Hammer's #45 machine. The Carpentersville, Illinois native eventually wound up twenty-first in the final rundown tonight at the St. Louis-area venue.

(June 23, 2016) Dennis Erb, Jr. picked up the $10,000 payday tonight for his third feature win of 2016 in UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals action at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois! Dennis posted the second quickest lap in Group A during qualifying and later scored the win in his heat race. After drawing the pole position prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap main event, Dennis led each and every circuit of the "Hell Tour" stop en route to bagging the five figure loot over Billy Moyer, Bobby Pierce, Mike Marlar, and Kevin Weaver! (Jim DenHamer Photo)

(June 22, 2016) Tonight's $10,000 to win "Hell Tour" stop at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa was unfortunately washed out and will not be rescheduled. Tomorrow the #28 team will be back in competition at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois!

(June 21, 2016) Dennis Erb Racing started a busy week on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour tonight at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, as a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the fourth quickest lap in his group during qualifying prior to running second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap feature from the inside of the third row, Dennis slipped back a few spots during the race and eventually wound up seventh at the checkers.

ERB, JR. MOVES UP TO SIXTH IN CAUTION-FREE CLASH AT THE MAG
(June 19, 2016)
Following their epic 'Dirt Late Model Dream' triumph the previous weekend, Dennis Erb, Jr. and the #28 team were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on June 17-18 in the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag' at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. Due to strong thunderstorms on Friday, the two-day extravaganza was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday paying $12,000 to the winner. Dennis knocked down the eleventh fastest lap in Group B during the time trial session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race.

After starting the 60-lap main event from the outside of the fifth row, Dennis methodically worked his way forward during the caution-free affair. At the checkers, Dennis found himself in the sixth finishing position behind only race winner Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, and Jared Landers. The Carpentersville, Illinois star still sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Magnolia. Full results from the 'Clash at the Mag' can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. CASHES IN $100,000 FOR WINNING DREAM XXII!!!
(June 12, 2016)
Dennis Erb, Jr. finally got his elusive crown jewel victory on Saturday night, June 11 and it came on one of the sport's grandest stages in the 22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! Dennis won his heat race on Saturday to earn the outside of the front row for the start of the 100-lap grind. Utilizing the bottom grooves around the 1/2-mile speedplant during the exciting extra-distance affair, Dennis paced the stout field on four different occasions (laps 1-3, 31-35, 57-69, 90-100) and survived a last lap caution flag to bag the hefty $100,000 windfall. At the checkers, the Carpentersville, Illinois star was ahead of Josh Richards, Dale McDowell, Jonathan Davenport, and Don O'Neal to etch his name into the "Big E" record books!

Earlier in the three-day weekend, Dennis put forth impressive performances in a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday evening, Dennis ran seventh in his heat race before winning his B-Main and climbing all the way up to eighth in the 25-lap sprint, which paid $5,000 to the winner. In Friday's $10,000 to win show, Dennis won his heat race and led a couple of laps during the 25-lapper before eventually placing a strong runner-up behind only prelim winner Brandon Sheppard. Full results from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be obtained by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Heath Lawson Photography)

TOP FIVE FOR ERB, JR. IN $10,000 TO WIN TOYOTA KNOXVILLE 50!
(June 5, 2016)
The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #28 team to the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee and the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky over the June 3-4 weekend. At Tazewell on Friday night, a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the annual running of the 'Toyota Knoxville 50.' Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the twentieth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session and later advanced up to third in heat race action. After starting the 50-lapper from the outside of the fourth row, Dennis was able to work his way past four competitors on his way to a stellar fourth place effort behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Steve Francis.

Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial' at Florence was then rained-out and rescheduled for Thursday, August 11. Dennis, who hails out of Carpentersville, Illinois, still finds himself seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting "The Taz." Complete results from Friday can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

 

 

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