DENNIS ERB RACING
RELEASES FULL 2018 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS!
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
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!
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
ERB STARS AT CHARLOTTE;
ONE-TWO FINISH IN WORLD FINALS!!!
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
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!
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
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
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...
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...
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
ERB, JR. FOLLOWS
LUCAS OIL TOUR TO PEACH STATE OF GEORGIA
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!
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
(Brendon Bauman Photo)
ERB, JR. ENDURES
LONG WEEK AT JOLIET AND KNOXVILLE...
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
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
DENNIS ERB, JR.
TRANSFERS INTO 47TH ANNUAL WORLD 100
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
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
DENNIS ERB, JR.
LEAVES LAWRENCEBURG EIGHTH IN WHISKEY CITY 60
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!
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
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
ERB, JR. BATTLES
OUTLAWS THROUGHOUT BADGER STATE...
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