Dennis Erb, Jr. Amasses Trio
of Podiums in First Week of Hell Tour!
20, 2022) Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team were
ultra-busy last week in the first six events of the DIRTcar
Summer Nationals tour, which took place at six different dirt
ovals in the states of Illinois and Iowa from June 14-19. Dennis
was able to amass a trio of podium finishes during the first
week of the "Hell Tour" and was very consistent in
not finishing outside of the top eight. His best run came on
Friday at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, as Dennis
timed in second fastest in his group during qualifying before
picking up a heat race triumph. After drawing the pole position
and leading the first 26 circuits in the 40-lapper, the Carpentersville,
Illinois standout brought his XR1 Rocket Chassis home with an
impressive runner-up effort behind only $10,000 victor Bobby
The other podium performances for the Dennis Erb Racing team
came on Tuesday at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois
and at Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday.
In the DIRTcar Summer Nationals lid lifter at Kankakee, Dennis
placed second in his heat race and made a late bid for the win
before sliding back to third in the $5,000 to win contest to
finish behind only race winner Ryan Unzicker and runner-up Bobby
Pierce. At FALS, Dennis once again ran second in his heat race
before leading laps 28-29 and 35-40 of the $10,000 to win main
event. At the checkers in the exciting 50-lap affair, he found
himself in the third spot behind only victor Chris Simpson and
runner-up Bobby Pierce.
Other finishes for the week included a sixth at Peoria Speedway
in Peoria, Illinois on Wednesday, an eighth at Davenport Speedway
in Davenport, Iowa on Thursday, and a fifth on Sunday at Sycamore
Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois. For the year, Dennis has entered
52 races in 2022 and has racked up 5 feature wins, 19 Top Fives,
and 36 Top Tens. Complete results from each of these six events
can be found online by clicking on www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Erb, Jr. Claims Pair of Top Tens
in Million and Dream Prelims
12, 2022) Dennis Erb Racing made their annual
June pilgrimage from the Land of Lincoln to the famed Eldora
Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 8-11 - this time for both
the 'Eldora Million' and the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' Following
a washout on Wednesday in the Buckeye State, the entire 'Eldora
Million' program was contested on Thursday. In the $12,000 to
win preliminary show in the afternoon, Dennis Erb, Jr. timed
in seventeenth fastest in his group during qualifying before
running third in his heat race and ninth in the 25-lap sprint.
In the nightcap, Dennis grabbed the third and final transfer
spot through his heat race to gain access into the $1,002,022
to win 'Eldora Million' headliner and was eventually paid for
a fifteenth place performance in the 101-lap affair.
The annual running of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' then took
center stage over the weekend at the "Big E." On Friday
evening, Dennis stopped the clock twentieth fastest in his group
during time trials and later placed fourth in his loaded heat
race. In the 25-lap feature event, which boasted a $12,000 top
prize and was pushed back to Saturday afternoon due to inclement
weather, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout picked off nine
competitors en route to a solid seventh place showing. Later
that day, Dennis finished fourth in both his heat race and his
B-Main leading into the 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which just
narrowly kept him out of the $128,000 to win crown jewel headliner.
Complete results from each day at Eldora Speedway can be found
online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Josh James Artwork)
Dennis Erb, Jr. Lands on Podium
in Tri-City Weekend Opener!
4, 2022) Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team found
themselves in the pit area at Tri-City Speedway on June 2-3
for a pair of Super Late Model special events. On Thursday night
in a $5,000 to win DIRTcar program, Dennis timed in fourth quickest
in Group A during qualifying prior to running second in his
heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row
in the 30-lap feature, Dennis was able to move past four competitors
on his way to a strong third place podium effort behind only
race winner Ryan Gustin and runner-up Kyle Bronson!
The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model
Series then rolled into the Granite City, Illinois oval on Friday
to preside over a single-day shootout, which boasted a $10,000
payday. Dennis clicked off the tenth fastest lap in Group A
during the time trial session before grabbing the fourth and
final transfer spot through his heat race. The Carpentersville,
Illinois ace was then able to advance past a trio of racecars
during the 40-lap headliner to cross underneath the checkers
in the twelfth finishing position. Dennis still finds himself
atop the current WOOLMS point standings following the Granite
City showdown. Complete results from both races at the St. Louis-area
facility can be viewed online at www.tricityspeedway.net.
(Josh James Artwork)
Erb, Jr. a Strong Fourth in $20,000
Throwdown at Sharon Speedway
29, 2022) The World of Outlaws Case Construction
Late Model Series took the Dennis Erb Racing team to the Buckeye
State for a pair of events on May 27-28 at Sharon Speedway in
Hartford, Ohio. Following a rain-out of the weekend opener on
Friday, a $20,000 winner's check was up for grabs in Saturday
night's weekend finale.
Dennis Erb, Jr. stopped the clock third fastest in Group A
during the qualifying session before securing a victory in his
heat race. After drawing the inside of the second row for the
start of the 60-lap headliner, Dennis drove to a strong top
five showing in the contest, as he brought his #28 machine home
in the fourth finishing position. The current WOOLMS point leader
trailed only victor Ryan Gustin, Shane Clanton, and Josh Richards
at the unfurling of the checkered flag. Complete results from
Sharon Speedway can be viewed online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)
Point Leader Dennis Erb, Jr.
Bests Connor Bobik Memorial for $10,000!
22, 2022) Current World of Outlaws Case Construction
Late Model Series point leader Dennis Erb, Jr. recorded his
fifth victory of 2022 and his second with the national touring
series on Friday, May 20 at Marion Center Raceway in Marion
Center, Pennsylvania! Dennis laid down the quickest lap in Group
B during qualifying for the 'Connor Bobik Memorial' and later
picked up a heat race win. After drawing the outside of the
front row before the start of the 40-lap headliner, Dennis led
each and every circuit to bag the $10,000 top prize over a top
five that included runner-up Shane Clanton, Josh Richards, Gordy
Gundaker, and Jonathan Lee!
Earlier in the tripleheader weekend in the Keystone State,
another $10,000 winner's check was on the line on Thursday at
Bloomsburg Fair Raceway in Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania. Dennis
placed second in his stacked heat race before moving past five
competitors during the 40-lapper to land in the runner-up spot
behind only victor Max Blair. In Saturday's $10,000 to win weekend
finale at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania, the
Carpentersville, Illinois star ran third in heat race action
and later advanced up inside of the top ten during the 40-lap
feature to wrap up the triple shot with a steady ninth place
performance. Complete results from all three weekend races can
be viewed online by pointing your web browser to www.woolms.com.
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)
Dennis Erb, Jr. Pockets $22,022
with FloRacing Night in America Series!
15, 2022) In a busy four-race week - dubbed
as "Illinois Speedweek" - Dennis Erb, Jr. was consistently
fast at each stop in the Land of Lincoln and was able to capture
one of the biggest wins of his career on Thursday night, May
12 at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois! Dennis earned Fast
Time honors during Castrol FloRacing Night in America Series
qualifying prior to securing a popular victory in his heat race.
After starting the 50-lapper from the outside of the front row,
Dennis took control of the stout field on the fifth circuit
and held off a hard-charging Brandon Sheppard in the waning
laps to pocket the hefty $22,022 windfall. At the checkers,
the Carpentersville, Illinois star found himself heading to
victory lane for the fourth time in 2022 over a top five that
included runner-up Sheppard, Garrett Alberson, Chris Simpson,
and Stormy Scott!
On Wednesday evening in a similar $22,022 to win Castrol FloRacing
Night in America Series stop to Spoon River Speedway in Banner,
Illinois, Dennis ran second in his heat race prior to advancing
past two competitors during the 50-lap feature to land a sixth
place performance. At Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois
on Friday in a $15,000 to win MARS Racing Series shootout, Dennis
once again placed second in heat race action before moving up
to sixth in the final rundown of the 47-lap headliner. In Saturday's
"Illinois Speedweek" grand finale at Fairbury Speedway
in Fairbury, Illinois, which boasted a $30,000 paycheck, Dennis
laid down the fastest lap in Group B during MARS qualifying,
won his heat race, and was running second late in the 50-lap
main event before settling for a solid fifth place showing behind
only victor Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, Hudson O'Neal, and
Mike Marlar. Full results from all four races can be accessed
online at www.floseries.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
Erb, Jr. Blasts to Top Five Finish
in $50,000 Dairyland Showdown!
8, 2022) The World of Outlaws Case Construction
Late Model Series took the #28 team north to Mississippi Thunder
Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin from May 5-7 for the lucrative
'Dairyland Showdown.' The tripleheader weekend kicked off with
a pair of $10,000 to win preliminary programs. On Thursday night
in the opener, Dennis Erb, Jr. earned Fast Time honors overall
during the qualifying session before finishing second in his
stacked heat race and seventh in the 40-lap feature event. At
MTS on Friday evening, Dennis ran seventh in his heat race and
fifth in his B-Main before utilizing a provisional and advancing
to fourteenth in the final rundown of the 40-lapper.
In Saturday's grand finale in the Badger State, a whopping
$50,000 payday was up for grabs to wrap up the 'Dairyland Showdown.'
Dennis stopped the clock sixth fastest in Group B during time
trials prior to placing fifth in his loaded heat race. Following
a triumph in his B-Main, the Carpentersville, Illinois was able
to steer past thirteen competitors during the 75-lap headliner.
At the checkers, the current WOOLMS point leader found himself
in the fifth spot behind only victor Mike Marlar, Tyler Erb,
Josh Richards, and James Giossi! Complete results from the 'Dairyland
Showdown' can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)
Point Leader Dennis Erb, Jr.
Competes in Bristol Bash at BMS
1, 2022) The month of April for Dennis Erb
Racing wrapped up in a big way on April 29-30 with the 2nd Annual
'Bristol Bash' at the dirt-covered Bristol Motor Speedway in
Bristol, Tennessee. The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late
Model Series presided over a pair of lucrative events, each
of which boasted a $25,000 winner's check. On Friday night during
the weekend opener, Dennis Erb, Jr. placed fourth in his loaded
heat race prior to knocking down a thirteenth place effort in
the 30-lap feature. In Saturday's grand finale, Dennis finished
fifth in heat race action before advancing to a fourteenth place
performance in the 30-lapper. Full results from both 'Bristol
Bash' battles can be found online by logging onto www.woolms.com.
(Josh James Artwork)
Erb, Jr. Stretches WOOLMS Point
Lead with Strong Atomic Finishes
24, 2022) After weeks of inclement weather
and rained-out events, Dennis Erb Racing returned to action
over the April 22-23 weekend in a doubleheader at Atomic Speedway
in Alma, Ohio. The World of Outlaws Case Construction Late Model
Series presided over the 'Outlaw Invasion' weekend at the Buckeye
State facility, which kicked off with a $10,000 to win opener
on Friday night. Dennis Erb, Jr. laid down the sixth fastest
lap in Group B during qualifying before grabbing the third transfer
spot through his heat race. Dennis then advanced into the top
five during the 40-lap main event and was officially paid for
a fourth place performance behind only victor Tyler Erb, Josh
Rice, and Tanner English.
At Atomic Speedway on Saturday evening, a $15,000 top prize
was up for grabs in the 'Outlaw Invasion' finale. Dennis qualified
fourth quickest in Group B during time trials prior to nabbing
another third place finish in his heat race. After rolling off
from the outside of the sixth row in the 50-lapper, the Carpentersville,
Illinois ace blasted towards the front, battled with Brandon
Sheppard for the point in the late stages of the contest, and
eventually recorded an impressive runner-up effort - only 0.675
seconds behind winner Sheppard. With the pair of strong runs
over the weekend, Dennis stretched out his current WOOLMS point
lead and now finds himself ahead by 44 markers. Full results
from the 'Outlaw Invasion' can be found online at www.woolms.com.
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)
Dennis Erb, Jr. Takes Over World
of Outlaws Late Model Series Point Lead!
27, 2022) For the first time since the completion
of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' back in February, the World of Outlaws
Case Construction Late Model Series returned to competition
on March 25-26 at Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina.
A pair of special events at the "Place Your Momma Warned
You About" made up the annual 'Rock Gault Memorial.' On
Friday night in the $10,000 to win weekend opener, Dennis Erb,
Jr. stopped the clock fifth quickest in Group A during qualifying
before running second in his heat race. After drawing the outside
of the third row for the start of the 40-lap feature, Dennis
moved up two spots during the contest to land in the fourth
finishing position behind only victor Michael Brown, Ryan Gustin,
and Max Blair!
At Cherokee Speedway on Saturday evening, a $20,000 top prize
was up for grabs in the 'Rock Gault Memorial' grand finale.
Dennis knocked down the fourth fastest lap in Group B during
time trials and later placed second once again in his loaded
heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois native then drew the
outside of the third row for the 60-lap headliner and ultimately
wound up finishing right where he started... in the sixth position.
With his strong runs over the weekend in the Palmetto State,
Dennis now finds himself atop the WOOLMS point standings by
thirty markers over reigning champion Brandon Sheppard! Complete
results from both weekend races can be found online at www.woolms.com.
Erb, Jr. Grabs Top Ten in $12,000
Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic Speedway
21, 2022) Dennis Erb Racing was scheduled to
hit a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series shows over the
March 19-20 weekend in the states of Indiana and Ohio. Following
a rain-out of the 'Indiana Icebreaker' on Saturday at Brownstown
(IN) Speedway, the #28 team invaded Atomic Speedway in Alma,
Ohio on Sunday for the annual running of the 'Buckeye Spring
50.' A strong field of 31 competitors signed in at the 3/8-mile
oval to do battle for the $12,000 top prize.
Dennis Erb, Jr. started his evening off by laying down the
eleventh quickest lap in Group B during the qualifying session
before grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his loaded
heat race. Dennis was then able to pick off four competitors
during the 50-lap main event to earn a spot inside of the top
ten. At the checkers, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout
found himself tenth in the final finishing order. Complete results
from the annual 'Buckeye Spring 50' can be accessed online at
Dennis Erb, Jr. Claims Another
Clarksville Win; Runner-Up in Toilet Bowl Finale!
6, 2022) Dennis Erb, Jr., of Carpentersville,
Illinois, continued his hot start to the 2022 season by picking
up his third feature win of the young year on Friday evening,
March 4 in the opening night of the annual 'Tuckasee Toilet
Bowl Classic' at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee!
Dennis knocked down the fourth quickest time in DIRTcar Super
Late Model qualifying prior to running second in his heat race.
After starting fourth on the grid in the 25-lap weekend opener,
Dennis stormed to the front on the sixth circuit and never looked
back en route to bagging the $3,000 top prize over a top five
that consisted of runner-up Rusty Schlenk, Josh Putnam, Cory
Hedgecock, and Tanner English!
At Clarksville on Saturday, March 5, the Dennis Erb Racing
team was gunning for the $7,500 winner's check in the 18th Annual
'Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic' grand finale. Dennis, who was
seeking a fourth career Toilet Bowl trophy, clicked off the
fastest lap during the qualifying session before securing a
heat race victory. He then started on the pole of the 40-lap
headliner and led the first thirteen circuits in the contest
prior to crossing underneath the checkers in the runner-up spot
behind only winner Cory Hedgecock. Complete results from both
weekend races in the Volunteer State can be accessed online