DENNIS ERB RACING
READY TO KICK OFF '17 SEASON DOWN SOUTH!
16, 2017) Following a successful 2016 season
which saw him capture victories in both the 'Dirt Late Model
Dream' for $100,000 and the 'National 100' for $20,000, Dennis
Erb, Jr. and his #28 team will look to start their 2017 campaign
on a strong note in Georgia and Florida during "Speedweeks."
In all and weather pending, Dennis will enter fifteen special
events at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia, East
Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, Bubba Raceway Park in
Ocala, Florida, and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida
from February 10-25. As has been the case in recent years, Dennis
plans to follow the entire Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
schedule in '17 to vie for the series championship. You can
view confirmed schedule dates for the Dennis Erb Racing team
by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website! (Todd Healy Photo)
ERB, JR. CLOSES
OUT SEASON WITH $20,000 NATIONAL 100 TRIUMPH!
7, 2016) The Dennis Erb Racing team wrapped
up their tremendous 2016 racing season in triumphant fashion
on Sunday evening, November 6 by emerging victorious in the
42nd version of the 'National 100' at the historic East Alabama
Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama! Dennis Erb, Jr. started
from the outside of the sixth row in the 100-lap mega-event
by virtue of racking up the twelfth most points in preliminary
action on Friday and Saturday. Dennis methodically worked his
way to the front and stalked leader Tim McCreadie for the point
before assuming command of the talented field on the 79th circuit.
The Carpentersville, Illinois star then led the remainder of
the distance to pocket the $20,000 payday over McCreadie, Brandon
Overton, Darrell Lanigan, and Don O'Neal!
Earlier in the weekend, a pair of $5,000 top prizes
were on the line in 'National 100' preliminary events at EAMS.
On Friday, Dennis timed in seventh quickest in Group B during
qualifying prior to running second in his B-Main and seventeenth
in the 42-lap feature event. In Saturday's showdown, Dennis
posted the second fastest lap in Group B during time trials,
which automatically locked him into the outside of the second
row for the start of the 42-lapper. He then finished right where
he started in the caution-free affair... in the fourth position
behind only victor Tim McCreadie, Don O'Neal, and Brandon Overton.
Full results from the season-ending 'National 100' weekend can
be accessed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
DENNIS ERB RACING
HEADS TO CHARLOTTE FOR WORLD FINALS
30, 2016) Dennis Erb, Jr. and Dennis Erb Racing
helped wrapped up the 2016 World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model
Series schedule over the October 27-29 weekend in the annual
running of the 'World of Outlaws World Finals' at the pristine
Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina. Things kicked
off at the 4/10-mile speedplant on Thursday evening with two
rounds of qualifying, which determined the lineups for heat
race action the remainder of the weekend. Dennis clicked off
the seventh quickest lap in Group A for Friday's program, while
he timed in sixth fastest in Group B for Saturday's showdown.
When Friday night rolled around in the Charlotte
area, Dennis ran second in his heat race prior to winding up
sixth in the $12,000 to win main event. After fifty green flag
circuits, the Carpentersville, Illinois star found himself trailing
only victor Josh Richards, Chris Madden, Darrell Lanigan, Brandon
Overton, and Shane Clanton. In Saturday's $12,000 to win 'World
of Outlaws World Finals' finale, Dennis once again placed second
in his heat race and later crossed underneath the checkers thirteenth
in the 50-lapper. Full results from the three-day extended weekend
can be viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com.
ERB, JR. RALLIES
FROM PIT STOP TO GRAB TOP FIVE AT WHYNOT!
23, 2016) Dennis Erb Racing ventured south
to Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi on October
21-22 for the annual running of the 'Coors Light Fall Classic.'
The unsanctioned Super Late Model program boasted a $15,000
top prize. On Friday night, Dennis Erb, Jr. clicked off the
eighth fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session
prior to rallying to the front to score an impressive heat race
triumph. After starting Saturday's 100-lapper from the outside
of the second row, Dennis unfortunately went too hard on tires
and had to make a pit stop for softer rubber. The Carpentersville,
Illinois standout then charged from the rear of the field to
salvage a solid fifth place effort behind only victor David
Breazeale, Scott Bloomquist, Dane Dacus, and Tyler Erb. Complete
results from Whynot can be accessed online at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.
DENNIS ERB, JR.
SIXTH IN FINAL LOLMDS POINTS AFTER DTWC
16, 2016) The 2016 version of the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series season wrapped up over the October 14-15
weekend at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, as the
36th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' took center stage
and 80 competitors piled into the southern Ohio facility to
vie for the whopping $100,000 winner's check. Things kicked
off on Friday evening at PRP with two rounds of heat races and
combined passing points set the field for Saturday's championship
Dennis Erb, Jr. ran second in his first heat race,
but was later involved in a wreck in his second and final prelim
on Friday, which led to an eighth place finish. After placing
sixteenth in the B-Main on Saturday, Dennis utilized a series
provisional and started twenty-fourth on the grid in the 100-lap
DTWC. Unfortunately, a broken lower shaft in the rear-end of
his #28 machine forced him to draw a lap fourteen caution and
Dennis was relegated to a disappointing twenty-fifth place performance.
The Carpentersville, Illinois standout wound up sixth in the
final rundown of the LOLMDS point standings. Complete results
from Portsmouth can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
ERB, JR. ADVANCES
UP TO SIXTH IN $20K PITTSBURGHER 100
9, 2016) The penultimate event of the 2016
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series campaign took the #28 team
to the sprawling Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial,
Pennsylvania on October 7-8 for the 28th edition of the 'Pittsburgher
100.' Following a wash-out of Friday's action at the monster
1/2-mile speedplant, the entire $20,000 to win program was contested
on Saturday. Dennis Erb, Jr. clicked off the eleventh quickest
lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later grabbed
the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After
starting the 100-lap headliner from the inside of the seventh
row, Dennis blasted all the way up inside of the top five before
eventually settling for a solid sixth place performance. At
the checkers, Dennis found himself trailing only winner Josh
Richards, Scott Bloomquist, Gregg Satterlee, Don O'Neal, and
Jimmy Owens and still finds himself fourth in the latest LOLMDS
point standings exiting the 'Pittsburgher 100.' Complete results
from PPMS can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
DENNIS ERB RACING
FOLLOWS LUCAS TOUR SOUTH TO GEORGIA
3, 2016) Dennis Erb Racing made the trip to
the Peach State with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on
October 1-2 for a pair of single-day throwdowns at Dixie Speedway
in Woodstock, Georgia and Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia. Things
kicked off at Dixie on Saturday night with the annual running
of the 'Dixie Shootout,' which paid $12,000 to the winner. Dennis
Erb, Jr. posted the eighth fastest lap in Group B during the
qualifying session prior to running third in heat race action.
After starting the 60-lapper from the outside of the eighth
row, Dennis was able to improve four spots on his way to a twelfth
place showing in the 'Dixie Shootout.'
At Rome on Sunday evening, a $10,000 top prize
was on the line in the 'Rome Showdown.' Dennis laid down the
fourth quickest time in Group B during qualifying and once again
ran third in his loaded heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois
star then rolled off twelfth on the grid in the 50-lap headliner
before ultimately finishing the contest in the eleventh position.
Dennis now sits fourth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point
standings following the doubleheader weekend. Full results from
both Dixie and Rome can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
ERB, JR. LEADS EARLY;
FINISHES SIXTH IN $20K JACKSON 100
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
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
ERB, JR. LEADS WORLD
100 ON THREE OCCASIONS; FINISHES SECOND!
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!
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
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.