DENNIS ERB RACING READY TO KICK OFF '17 SEASON DOWN SOUTH!
(January 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!
(November 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. (Heath Lawson Photography)

DENNIS ERB RACING HEADS TO CHARLOTTE FOR WORLD FINALS
(October 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!
(October 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
(October 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 night.

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
(October 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
(October 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
(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.

 

 

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