ERB, JR. POSTS PAIR OF TOP FIVES IN LAND OF LINCOLN
(September 20, 2020)
Dennis Erb Racing was busy in their home state of Illinois from September 15-19 in a trio of high-profile races at three different Land of Lincoln venues. Things kicked off on Tuesday night at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois with a 'One for the Road' show that boasted a hefty $15,000 top prize. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in seventh quickest in Group A during the qualifying session before finishing third in his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap main event from the inside of the fifth row, Dennis immediately pulled into the infield at the drop of the green flag with mechanical issues and retired from the DIRTcar Racing headliner in the twenty-second position.

At Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois on Friday evening, a $5,000 winner's check was on the line in a rain-postponed DIRTcar Summer Nationals program. Dennis stopped the clock second fastest in his group during time trials, won his heat race, and later drove up to the second spot in the caution-free feature to land a strong runner-up performance behind only victor Jeremiah Hurst. In the final event of the week on Saturday at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois, Dennis placed third in his heat race prior to advancing past four competitors during the $10,000 to win 'Harvest 50' to finish fourth behind only race winner Garrett Alberson, Ryan Unzicker, and Jason Feger. Full results from each of these races can be accessed online at www.fairburyspeedway.com, www.peoriaspeedway.com, and www.sycamorespeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

DENNIS ERB, JR. RALLIES TO FOURTH IN ELDORA BIGGIE!
(September 13, 2020)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team made their yearly September pilgrimage to Eldora Speedway from September 10-12, but not for the annual 'World 100' like in year's past. The fan-less 'Intercontinental Classic' was held at the Rossburg, Ohio speedplant this past weekend and 48 of the top Super Late Model drivers in the country were in attendance for the three-day extravaganza. On Thursday night in the weekend opener, Dennis placed fourth in his heat race before moving up to finish eleventh in the $10,000 to win main event. At Eldora on Friday evening in a similar $10,000 to win prelim, Dennis ran fifth in his heat race and second in his B-Main prior to blitzing past ten competitors during the 30-lapper on his way to a solid ninth place showing.

The Carpentersville, Illinois ace then vied for the whopping $50,000 top prize at the "Big E" on Saturday in the 'Intercontinental Classic' finale. Dennis finished fifth in his stacked heat race, but blew a lot of smoke out of his #28 machine while doing so. After receiving a high point provisional and fixing a broken oil line, Dennis rolled off from the inside of the ninth row in the 67-lap headliner. He was fast from the drop of the green flag in the contest and eventually steered past thirteen racecars en route to a sterling fourth place effort behind only race winner Jonathan Davenport, Tim McCreadie, and Shannon Babb! Complete results from each of the three races that made up the 'Intercontinental Classic' weekend can be viewed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

ERB, JR. RUNNER-UP AT LAVONIA; FIFTH AT LANCASTER!
(September 6, 2020)
Dennis Erb Racing was back on the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series trail in the Southeast on September 4-5 in a pair of $10,000 to win shootouts in the states of Georgia and South Carolina. On Friday night at Lavonia Speedway in Lavonia, Georgia, Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the ninth fastest lap overall during qualifying before running second in his heat race. After drawing the pole position for the start of the 50-lap main event, Dennis raced towards the front the entire distance, officially led lap 43, and wound up a strong runner-up in the 'Charlie Size Memorial' behind only victor Brandon Overton!

The dirt-slinging action quickly shifted to the sprawling Lancaster Motor Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina on Saturday evening for another single day program that boasted a $10,000 paycheck. Dennis clicked off the thirteenth fastest time during the qualifying session and later placed third in his loaded heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois star then rolled off from the inside of the fourth row in the 50-lapper and was up to as high as fourth in the running order before settling for a solid fifth place showing behind only race winner Brandon Overton, Ricky Weiss, Ross Bailes, and Brandon Sheppard. Dennis still finds himself sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Labor Day holiday weekend. Full results from both races can be obtained by clicking on www.woolms.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. NABS PAIR OF TOP FIVES AT PEORIA SPEEDWAY!
(August 30, 2020)
The month of August wrapped up for Dennis Erb Racing in a MARS Racing Series double-dip at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois over the August 28-29 weekend. In Friday night's $5,000 to win program, Dennis Erb, Jr. laid down the quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session and later won his heat race. After starting third on the feature grid in the 50-lap 'Steve Lance Sr Night,' Dennis hung around the front and eventually landed in the fourth finishing position behind only winner Brian Shirley, Ryan Gustin, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.

At Peoria on Saturday evening, another $5,000 top prize was up for grabs in the annual running of the 'Illinois State Championship' race. Dennis once again posted the fastest lap in his group during time trials before securing another heat race triumph. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace then rolled off from the outside of the second row in the 50-lapper and with passing at a premium, he was able to steer to a strong third place podium effort behind only victor Brian Shirley and runner-up Jeff Herzog! Complete results from both showdowns at Peoria Speedway can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

ERB, JR. SCORES $10,000 PAYDAY IN ERIEZ SPEEDWAY TRIUMPH!!!
(August 23, 2020)
A busy three-race weekend in the Keystone State from August 20-22 netted Dennis Erb, Jr. his first official World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series win of the 2020 racing season! In the tripleheader finale on Saturday night at Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pennsylvania, Dennis stopped the clock second fastest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to securing a heat race triumph. After drawing the pole position for the 50-lap main event, Dennis hounded race leader Boom Briggs for the point and eventually made the winning pass on the 41st circuit. The Carpentersville, Illinois star then went on to lead the final ten laps to record the $10,000 top prize ahead of Briggs, Brandon Sheppard, Ashton Winger, and Alex Ferree!

Earlier in the triple shot, the #28 team competed for the $12,000 winner's check on Thursday in the 'Billy Vacek and Huey Wilcoxon Memorial' at Lincoln Speedway in Abbottstown, Pennsylvania and the $10,000 payday on Friday at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Dennis had similar finishes at both ovals, as he ran third in his heat race on both Thursday and Friday prior to placing twelfth in the final finishing order of the 50-lapper at Lincoln and eleventh in the final rundown of the 40-lap Williams Grove contest. Dennis still finds himself sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Pennsylvania tripleheader. Full results can be located online at www.woolms.com. (Joe Grabianowski Photo)

BUSY WEEK NETS A QUARTET OF TOP TENS FOR DENNIS ERB, JR.!
(August 16, 2020)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team entered a total of five DIRTcar Summer Nationals shootouts in successive days from August 11-15 and racked up a pair of Top Fives and two more additional Top Ten efforts. The best performance for Dennis came on Friday night in a $10,000 to win battle at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois. Dennis clicked off the fourth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior to securing a heat race triumph. After rolling off from the inside of second row in the 50-lap main event, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout moved up to second early in the distance before winding up third and on the podium behind only race winner Brian Shirley and runner-up Shannon Babb!

The other top five showing came a night earlier on Thursday evening in the annual running of the 'Herald & Review 100' at the mighty Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. Dennis placed second in his stacked heat race prior to finishing fifth in the final rundown of the 100-lap headliner behind only $5,000 victor Brandon Sheppard, Brian Shirley, Jason Feger, and Shannon Babb. In other action during the busy week, Dennis ran sixth on Tuesday at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois, sixth again on Wednesday at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, and sixteenth on Saturday at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri after suffering a broken valve spring. Complete results from all five "Hell Tour" contests can be located online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

DENNIS ERB, JR. GRABS TOP TEN IN USA NATIONALS OPENER
(August 9, 2020)
Dennis Erb Racing invaded the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from August 6-8 to compete in the 33rd edition of the storied 'USA Nationals,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Thursday night in the $6,000 to win preliminary program, Dennis Erb, Jr. fired off the third quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session before running second in his loaded heat race. After starting from the inside of the third row in the 30-lap sprint and battling hard for a top five showing, Dennis was eventually awarded a steady seventh place effort against the strong field of competitors.

At Cedar Lake on Friday evening in the double set of qualifying heat races, Dennis won his first prelim of the night, but later suffered motor issues in his second heat race, which dropped him to a ninth place finish. After running fifth in his B-Main on Saturday, Dennis won the Last Chance Qualifier to earn the inside of the twelfth row for the start of the $50,000 to win 'USA Nationals.' The Carpentersville, Illinois ace was steadily moving forward in the 100-lap grind before front end damage caused him to slow on lap 56 to draw a caution. Dennis eventually retired from the crown jewel headliner in the twenty-first position and still finds himself sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results from the lucrative weekend at Cedar Lake Speedway can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

ERB, JR. CLIMBS TO EIGHTH IN HOOSIER DIRT SHOOTOUT OPENER
(August 5, 2020)
Dennis Erb, Jr. followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour to the states of Indiana and Wisconsin from July 31-August 4 for a pair of marquee events. On Friday night in the 'Hoosier Dirt Shootout' opener at Kokomo Speedway in Kokomo, Indiana, Dennis laid down the fifteenth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and later blasted past seven competitors during the $2,500 to win preliminary feature to nab an eighth place performance. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace was then slated to roll off from the outside of the eighth row in Saturday's 75-lap 'Hoosier Dirt Shootout,' but the $25,000 to win headliner was unfortunately rained out on both Saturday evening and on Sunday afternoon. Officials are scouring over schedules for a possible make-up date for the mega-event at the Hoosier State oval.

The #28 team then ventured north to Beaver Dam Raceway in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin on Tuesday for another World of Outlaws battle, which boasted a $10,000 payday. Dennis clicked off the third quickest lap in his group during time trials before securing an impressive victory in heat race action. He then redrew the fourth starting spot prior to the start of the 50-lapper, but unfortunately ran into troubles early in the distance. His nose folded under, which made steering a handful, and Dennis was forced to pit on several different occasions while soldiering on to an eighteenth place showing. Complete results from both Kokomo and Beaver Dam can be located online at www.woolms.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. PICKS UP FIRST WIN DURING HECTIC WEEK!!!
(July 30, 2020)
During a hectic seven-day stretch of racing action from July 23-29, Dennis Erb, Jr. competed in six different events in four different states and was able to record his first official win of the 2020 racing season! On Sunday night, July 26 at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee, Dennis posted the quickest lap in his group during DIRTcar Summer Nationals qualifying and later secured a heat race triumph. After drawing the pole position for the 40-lap main event, Dennis was able to nab the point at the drop of the green flag and held off all challenges to lead each circuit en route to capturing the $5,000 winner's check. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace beat Brian Shirley, Frank Heckenast, Jr., Billy Moyer, and Jason Feger to claim his 23rd career "Hell Tour" victory!

The #28 team entered three additional DIRTcar Summer Nationals specials last week from July 23-25. Last Thursday evening at Springfield Raceway in Springfield, Missouri, Dennis ran second in his heat race and advanced up to second during the $5,000 to win headliner before winding up fifth at the checkers behind only race winner Frank Heckenast, Jr., Mason Oberkramer, Brian Shirley, and Jesse Stovall. At Lake Ozark Speedway in Eldon, Missouri on Friday, Dennis laid down the fastest lap in his group during qualifying, won his heat race, and later placed sixth in the $10,000 to win feature event. In a similar $10,000 to win program on Saturday at Clarksville Speedway, Dennis earned Fast Time honors overall during the qualifying session before running second in both his heat race and the 50-lap A-Main, as he trailed only victor Brian Shirley at the unfurling of the checkered flag.

The busy stretch spilled over into this week with shows at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa on Tuesday, July 28 and LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on Wednesday, July 29. Dennis kept his string of strong performances going, as he placed fourth in his loaded heat race at Davenport before climbing to ninth in the $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series feature event. At LaSalle last night in another DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop, which boasted a $5,000 payday, Dennis timed in third quickest in Group A during qualifying, finished second in his heat race, and later drove his XR1 Rocket Chassis to a strong third place podium effort in the 40-lapper to trail only race winner Brian Shirley and runner-up Tyler Erb. You can view complete results from these races online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com and www.woolms.com. (Josh James Artwork)

ERB, JR. SEVENTH IN FARGO; FOURTH IN TRIP TO RIVER CITIES
(July 20, 2020)
Dennis Erb Racing remained in the upper Midwest for a trio of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series programs in the states of Wisconsin and North Dakota from July 14-19. Last Tuesday night at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin, Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the tenth fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior to finishing fifth in his loaded heat race and sixth in the B-Main. After rolling off from the outside of the eleventh row in the $10,000 to win headliner, Dennis was able to steer past seven competitors during the 50-lapper on his way to a fifteenth place showing.

At Red River Valley Speedway in West Fargo, North Dakota on Saturday evening, Dennis stopped the clock third quickest in Group B during time trials before running second in his heat race and ultimately winding up seventh in the 50-lap main event. The tripleheader week with the Outlaws then wrapped up on Sunday with a visit to River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. The Carpentersville, Illinois standout earned Fast Time honors during qualifying, finished second in his stacked heat race, and drove to an impressive fourth place effort in the 50-lap feature to trail only victor Brandon Sheppard, Cade Dillard, and Ricky Weiss. Dennis still finds himself sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Northern Swing. Complete results from each of these three races can be viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. WINDS UP TENTH AT OUTAGAMIE SPEEDWAY
(July 12, 2020)
Dennis Erb, Jr. was back in the Badger State on July 10-11 in a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series contests. On Friday night in the series' first-ever visit to Outagamie Speedway in Seymour, Wisconsin, Dennis clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session prior to picking up an impressive heat race triumph. After drawing the pole position before the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap main event, Dennis led the first lap in the race, but ultimately slipped back to tenth in the final finishing order.

The second night of the doubleheader weekend took the #28 team to Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin on Saturday evening for another WOOLMS battle, which also paid out a $10,000 top prize. Dennis posted the fourth quickest time in Group A during qualifying and later ran a strong second in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the third row in the 50-lapper, the Carpentersville, Illinois ace unfortunately ran into troubles with a flat tire during the feature and was eventually paid for a sixteenth place performance. Complete results from both weekend races can be viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com.

DENNIS DRIVES TO PAIR OF FOURTH PLACE CEDAR LAKE EFFORTS!
(July 5, 2020)
The Dennis Erb Racing team made the trek to the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin from July 2-4 for a special Independence Day weekend spectacular, which featured both the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series and the World of Outlaws NOS Energy Drink Sprint Cars. The three-day extravaganza in the Badger State started on Thursday night with two separate rounds of qualifying and a $3,000 to win elimination showdown. Dennis Erb, Jr. laid down the third quickest lap in qualifying for Friday and the second fastest time for Saturday prior to advancing to seventh in the night's preliminary feature.

A pair of $20,000 top prizes were then on the line over the weekend at Cedar Lake. Dennis placed third in his loaded heat race on Friday evening before advancing past five competitors during the 40-lap main event to land in the fourth finishing position behind only victor Ashton Winger, Brandon Sheppard, and Ricky Weiss. In front of the CBS Sports Network cameras on Saturday night in the grand finale, Dennis secured a heat race triumph and later drove to another stellar fourth place performance in the 40-lapper to finish behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Cade Dillard, and Ricky Weiss. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace is now up to sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the fireworks-filled holiday weekend. Complete results from all three contests can be viewed online by clicking on www.woolms.com.

ERB, JR. ADVANCES TO FOURTH IN $30,000 FIRECRACKER!!!
(June 28, 2020)
Next up on the racing calendar for the #28 team was a visit to the storied Lernerville Speedway on June 25-27, as the Sarver, Pennsylvania facility played host to the annual running of the 'Firecracker 100,' which kicked off with a pair of $6,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series preliminary programs. On Thursday night at the Keystone State oval, Dennis Erb, Jr. ran second in his heat race, but was unfortunately involved in a lap three pileup and was relegated to a disappointing twentieth place showing in the 25-lap opener. At Lernerville on Friday evening in a similar $6,000 to win prelim, Dennis placed third in his heat race and fourteenth in the 25-lapper.

When Saturday rolled around at the 4/10-mile speedplant, all eyes were fixated on the finale of the 'Firecracker 100' weekend and the hefty $30,000 payday. Dennis grabbed the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race and was awarded the outside of the sixth row for the start of the 50-lap headliner. The Carpentersville, Illinois star then rallied past eight competitors during the race - that was broadcast LIVE on the CBS Sports Network - to bring home a stellar fourth place performance behind only victor Cade Dillard, Max Blair, and Darrell Lanigan! Complete results from the lucrative 'Firecracker 100' weekend can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. LEADS LAPS IN BULLS GAP OPENER; FINISHES SECOND!
(June 21, 2020)
The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series took the Dennis Erb Racing team to the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee on June 19-20 for a pair of $10,000 to win throwdowns. On Friday night following afternoon thunderstorms at "The Gap," Dennis Erb, Jr. clicked off the fifth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and later placed third in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the fifth row, Dennis worked the bottom groove of the hammer-down, 4/10-mile speedplant to perfection and eventually led laps 30-33. At the unfurling of the checkered flag, the Carpentersville, Illinois star found himself in the runner-up spot behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard!

Another $10,000 winner's check was on the line on Saturday evening at Bulls Gap and Dennis started off the night by posting the eleventh quickest time in Group B during the qualifying session. After finishing sixth in his heat race and fifth in his B-Main, Dennis rolled off from the inside of the eleventh row in the 50-lapper. He was then able to advance past nine competitors during the contest to salvage a twelfth place showing and still sits seventh in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend in the Volunteer State can be viewed by clicking on www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

 

 

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