DENNIS ERB RACING CLOSES OUT SEASON IN COTTON PICKIN' 100
(November 15, 2020)
Dennis Erb Racing ventured to Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on November 13-14 for the annual running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin 100,' which closed out their 2020 campaign. The unsanctioned doubleheader at "The Mag" kicked off with a $4,000 to win program on Friday night. Dennis Erb, Jr. laid down the quickest lap overall to earn Fast Time honors and later ran second in his loaded heat race. After starting fifth on the grid in the 30-lap sprint, Dennis ran inside of the top five through most of the contest before slipping back to seventh at the unfurling of the checkered flag.

On Saturday evening in the weekend and season finale, a $12,000 top prize was up for grabs for the ground-pounding Super Late Models. Dennis posted the eleventh quickest lap in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. In the 70-lapper, the Carpentersville, Illinois ace had climbed up inside of the top ten before an incident with another competitor resulted in a bent tie-rod and a disappointing eighteenth place showing. Full results from the season-ending 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.magnoliadirt.com.

ERB, JR. RUNNER-UP IN LAST CALL OPENER; BREAKS AT EAMS
(November 9, 2020)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team made the trek to both The Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina and East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama from November 4-8 for a lucrative stretch of Super Late Model racing. Things kicked off in Charlotte with a pair of midweek World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series events that made up the 'Last Call.' On Wednesday in the $12,000 to win opener, Dennis timed in eighth fastest in Group A during qualifying and ran second in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the 50-lap feature event, Dennis steered his XR1 Rocket Chassis past seven different competitors en route to a sterling runner-up performance behind only race winner Brandon Overton!

Another $12,000 top prize was up for grabs at the 4/10-mile speedplant on Thursday night in the WOOLMS grand finale. Dennis clicked off the seventh quickest lap in Group B during time trials prior to placing third in his stacked heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois standout then started the 50-lapper from the outside of the seventh row, but was caught up in an incident and eventually retired with damage in the twenty-sixth position. Despite the troubles, Dennis was awarded fourth in the final version of the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series point standings.

The action then quickly turned to EAMS over the weekend for the 46th edition of the 'National 100,' which boasted a $15,000 paycheck. On Saturday during preliminary action, Dennis posted the fourth fastest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later finished fourth in his heat race. He then started Sunday evening's 100-lap headliner from the outside of the fifth row and quickly moved up to the third spot. Unfortunately, rear-end issues on his #28 machine caused him to retire from the 'National 100' after only 69 circuits and relegated Dennis to a disappointing eleventh place showing. Full results from both Charlotte and Phenix City can be found online at www.woolms.com and www.eamsdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. POCKETS $15,000 FOR WINNING FALL CLASSIC!!!
(October 25, 2020)
After years of near misses at Whynot Motorsports Park, including setting Fast Times, winning heat races, leading laps, and consistently knocking down top five finishes, Dennis Erb, Jr. finally broke through at the Meridian, Mississippi oval on Saturday night, October 24 to pick up the $15,000 win in the 26th edition of the Coors Light 'Fall Classic!' On Friday during preliminary action, Dennis clicked off the fastest lap in Group B during qualifying and later won his loaded heat race to secure the outside of the front row for Saturday's 100-lap grand finale.

The Carpentersville, Illinois ace led early in the extra-distance affair before swapping the top spot with both Cade Dillard and Tyler Erb. Dennis wound up leading the unsanctioned contest on three different occasions and secured the point for good when unrelated Tyler Erb stopped on the track with mechanical woes on the 66th circuit. He then led the final 34 laps and crossed the finish line 2.049 seconds ahead of Cade Dillard, Spencer Hughes, Dane Dacus, and Jason Hiett to claim his third overall win of 2020! Full results from the 'Fall Classic' weekend can be accessed online at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com. (Robert Holman Photo)

ERB, JR. COMPETES IN MLRA FINALE WEEKEND AT GRANITE CITY
(October 18, 2020)
The #28 team was in action over the weekend (October 16-17) in the Land of Lincoln, as the Lucas Oil MLRA Series wrapped up their tour with a pair of shows at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois. On Friday night in the $5,000 to win weekend opener, Dennis Erb, Jr. improved to fourth in his heat race prior to winding up eighteenth in the final finishing order of the 30-lap sprint. At the St. Louis-area venue on Saturday evening, a $7,000 winner's check was up for grabs in the MLRA finale. Dennis placed fifth in his loaded heat race and later won his B-Main before retiring early in the 40-lap headliner and settling for a twenty-fifth place showing. Full results from last weekend at Tri-City Speedway can be viewed by logging onto www.mlraracing.com. (Fast Track Photos)

DENNIS ERB RACING SHOWS SPEED THROUGHOUT TRIPLEHEADER
(October 12, 2020)
Dennis Erb Racing was able to stay in their home state of Illinois from October 9-11 to enter the final three MARS Racing Series contests of the 2020 campaign. The tripleheader kicked off on Friday night with a visit to Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois. Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the fourth fastest time in Group B during qualifying before running second in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fourth row in the $5,000 to win main event, Dennis steered his XR1 Rocket Chassis all the way up to the second position before winding up third and on the podium in the 40-lap contest behind only winner Brian Shirley and runner-up Brandon Sheppard!

At Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening, a $15,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of 'FALS Frenzy.' Dennis stopped the clock sixth fastest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to finishing second in his heat race and eighth in the 50-lap headliner. The triple shot of racing action then wrapped up on Sunday with a trip to LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois, as a $10,000 payday was up for grabs. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace clicked off the second quickest time in Group A before placing second again in his heat race and seventh in the 50-lapper. Full results from all three races can be viewed by clicking on www.marsracingseries.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

ERB, JR. SEVENTH IN WOOLMS STOP AT 411 MOTOR SPEEDWAY
(October 4, 2020)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team ventured to the Southeast over the October 2-3 weekend for a pair of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tilts in the states of South Carolina and Tennessee. On Friday night, the renowned Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina played host to the 'Mike Duvall Memorial.' Dennis stopped the clock seventh fastest in Group A during the qualifying session before running fourth in his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap contest from the inside of the seventh row, Dennis eventually crossed underneath the checkers in the fourteenth finishing position.

Another $10,000 top prize was up for grabs on Saturday evening at 411 Motor Speedway in Seymour, Tennessee. Dennis clicked off the tenth fastest lap in Group A during time trials and later ran third in heat race action. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace then rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in the 50-lapper and was able to pick off four competitors en route to a solid seventh place showing. Dennis still finds himself sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Volunteer State. Full results from both venues can be accessed by clicking on www.woolms.com. (MRM Racing Photos)

DENNIS ERB, JR. CLIMBS TO FIFTH IN THUNDER MOUNTAIN FINALE
(September 27, 2020)
The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series schedule heated back up on September 25-26 with a pair of $10,000 to win events dubbed as 'Thunderfest' at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Knox Dale, Pennsylvania. In the opener at the Keystone State oval on Friday night, Dennis Erb, Jr. broke a ring-and-pinion during time trials and was forced to a back-up car for the remainder of the evening. Dennis then battled back to finish fifth in his loaded heat race and later won his B-Main. After rolling off from the inside of the ninth row in the 50-lap feature, the Carpentersville, Illinois ace rallied past eleven competitors on his way to a solid sixth place performance.

A similar contest was then held at Thunder Mountain on Saturday and another $10,000 top prize was on the line. Dennis stopped the clock sixth fastest in Group B during qualifying before grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. Dennis then steered his #28 machine past seven racecars during the 50-lapper en route to a strong fifth place effort behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard, Jared Miley, Ashton Winger, and Michael Norris. He still sits sixth in the latest WOOLMS point standings heading into the month of October. Complete results from the doubleheader weekend can be located online at www.woolms.com.

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)

 

 

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