ERB, JR. DROPS IN ON UMP SUMMER NATIONALS TOUR...
(June 23, 2017)
Another day, another "Hell Tour" stop for the #28 team, as they rolled into Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois today for a $10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals show. Dennis Erb, Jr. stopped the clock second fastest in his group during the time trial session and later ran second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside of the fourth row, Dennis methodically worked his way to the front of the stellar field and swept by race-long leader Tony Jackson, Jr. on the final circuit to notch his 21st career series victory in exciting fashion. The Carpentersville, Illinois star beat Jackson, Jr., Chris Simpson, Shannon Babb, and Bobby Pierce to the checkers to pocket the $10,000 payday!!! (Jim DenHamer Photo)

(June 22, 2017) The Dennis Erb Racing team was in the pit area tonight at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois for a UMP Summer Nationals program, which boasted a $5,000 winner's check. Dennis Erb, Jr. laid down an ultra-fast lap during qualifying to set a New Track Record prior to scoring the victory in heat race action. After leading the first nineteen circuits in the 40-lap feature event, Dennis eventually settled for a strong runner-up effort behind only race winner Bobby Pierce!

DENNIS ERB, JR. VAULTS TO RUNNER-UP IN CLASH AT THE MAG!
(June 18, 2017)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series grind on June 16-17 in the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag' on the black-ice of Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. Following a rain-out of Friday's preliminary action, the entire show was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday evening at "The Mag." Dennis tripped the clock ninth fastest in Group A during the qualifying session and later placed third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the $12,000 to win headliner, Dennis maneuvered his Black Diamond Chassis past seven competitors during the 60-lap affair, which landed him in the runner-up position at the checkers behind only victor Mike Marlar. The Carpentersville, Illinois standout still sits eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the 'Clash at the Mag.' Full results from Magnolia Motor Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. POSTS TOP FIVE IN DIRT LATE MODEL DREAM PRELIM
(June 11, 2017)
Dennis Erb Racing traveled to the Buckeye State of Ohio from June 8-10 for the 23rd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream.' A stellar field of 79 Super Late Model competitors signed in at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio and all eyes were focused on the whopping $100,000 winner's share. Things kicked off at the "Big E" on Thursday and Friday with a pair of preliminary programs, which paid $5,000 and $10,000 to win respectively in Twin 25 lap sprints.

Dennis Erb, Jr. placed third in Thursday night's heat race before climbing to fifth in the 25-lap feature to finish behind only winner Scott Bloomquist, Chris Madden, Jimmy Mars, and Billy Moyer. On Friday evening, Dennis earned Fast Time honors during qualifying prior to winning his heat race and finishing eighth in the 25-lapper. Looking to repeat in Saturday's 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' the Carpentersville, Illinois ace grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his heat race, but could only muster a fifteenth place showing in the 100-lap headliner. Comprehensive coverage from the crown jewel extravaganza over the weekend at Eldora can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. LANDS IN TOP TEN IN $30K SHOW-ME 100!
(May 29, 2017)
Following I-80, the #28 team ventured to the pristine Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri from May 25-28 for the 25th Annual 'Show-Me 100,' which was co-sanctioned by both the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Dennis Erb, Jr. was unfortunately involved in a scrap with Jesse Stovall in Thursday's $6,000 to win preliminary program and finished twenty-second, while he won his heat race before notching a solid eighth place effort in Friday's $6,000 to win prelim. After inclement weather pushed back the 'Show-Me 100' to Sunday evening, Dennis earned the rights to the fifteenth starting spot for the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza, which boasted a hefty $30,000 payday. The Carpentersville, Illinois star was able to steer his Black Diamond mount by eight racecars during the 100-lapper to finish seventh and still finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the extended 'Show-Me 100' weekend can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. CHARGES TO TOP TEN IN GO 50 AT I-80 SPEEDWAY
(May 24, 2017)
The cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series rolled into I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on Tuesday, May 23 for a special mid-week battle, as a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the inaugural running of the 'Go 50.' Dennis Erb, Jr. laid down the fifteenth fastest lap in Group B during qualifying before placing sixth in his stacked heat race. Following a triumph in his B-Main, Dennis was able to drive past eight competitors during the 50-lap feature event on his way to a solid tenth place performance. Complete results from last night's 'Go 50' at I-80 Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. ON PODIUM IN LASALLE'S LOLMDS STOP!
(May 21, 2017)
The Dennis Erb Racing team was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail from May 18-20 with scheduled stops in the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota. On Thursday night in the weekend opener at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois, Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in nineteenth fastest overall during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature event from the outside of the fifth row, Dennis blasted past seven competitors during the $10,000 to win 'Spring Shootout' on his way to a stellar third place podium performance behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Mike Marlar!

In the first-ever series visit to Luxemburg Speedway in Luxemburg, Wisconsin on Friday evening, another $10,000 top prize was on the line for the #28 team. Dennis stopped the clock fourteenth quickest overall during time trials and later wound up fifth in his stacked heat race. With passing at a premium during the 50-lapper, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout was able to move past four racecars to finish tenth at the Badger State venue. Saturday's $12,000 to win 'NAPA North Star Nationals' at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota was then unfortunately washed out by inclement weather. Dennis still finds himself eighth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings following the shows over the weekend in the Upper Midwest. Full results from LaSalle and Luxemburg can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. CASHES IN AT FAIRBURY FOR $10,000 PAYDAY!!!
(May 14, 2017)
Dennis Erb, Jr. recorded his second victory of the 2017 racing season and his largest payday to date on Saturday evening, May 13 at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois! The MARS Dirt Car Series and American Late Model Series (ALMS) co-sanctioned the annual 'FALS Frenzy' and a strong field of competitors were on hand at the Land of Lincoln bullring. Dennis stopped the clock seventh fastest in Group A during qualifying and later scored the victory in his heat race. After starting third on the grid in the 50-lap headliner, Dennis worked his way past leader Chase Junghans at the halfway mark in the race and beat Junghans, Ryan Unzicker, Don O'Neal, and Chris Ferguson to the checkers to claim the $10,000 windfall!

Earlier in the busy weekend, the #28 team invaded Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois for the inaugural running of the 'Farmer City 74.' On Thursday night in the $3,000 to win opener, Dennis ran second in his heat race prior to advancing up to seventh in the 35-lapper. In Friday's 'Farmer City 74,' which boasted a whopping $20,000 winner's check, the Carpentersville, Illinois star finished fourth in his heat race and second in his B-Main before picking off thirteen competitors during the 74-lap finale en route to a steady seventh place performance. Complete results from the tripleheader weekend can be viewed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.fairburyspeedway.com. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

DENNIS ERB, JR. RUNS INTO MECHANICAL ISSUES IN KY & TN
(May 8, 2017)
Dennis Erb Racing entered a pair of high-profile Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series throwdowns in the states of Kentucky and Tennessee on May 6-7. The lucrative doubleheader started on Saturday night at the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky, as the Cincinnati-area facility played host to the 31st edition of the 'Ralph Latham Memorial.' Dennis Erb, Jr. ran sixth in his loaded heat race and fourth in his B-Main prior to utilizing a series provisional to gain access into the $12,000 to win main event. Early in the 60-lap affair; however, a broken crank trigger would send Dennis pitside and relegate him to a disappointing twenty-first place performance.

Action then quickly turned to the high-banks at the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee for the 'Toyota of Knoxville 50,' which boasted a $10,000 top prize on Sunday evening. Dennis knocked down the fifteenth quickest time overall during the qualifying session prior to advancing up to third in his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the 50-lapper, Dennis had his sights set on a strong run before a broken ring & pinion dropped the Carpentersville, Illinois ace to nineteenth in the final finishing order. He now finds himself eighth in the current version of the heated LOLMDS point standings exiting the Volunteer State. Full results from the weekend can be viewed by pointing your web browser to www.lucasdirt.com. (MRM Racing Photo)

ERB ADVANCES TO SEVENTH AT PORT ROYAL; SEVENTH IN POINTS
(April 24, 2017)
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series grind heated back up from April 20-23 with four scheduled events in the states of Ohio, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. The quadruple header kicked off for the Dennis Erb Racing team on Thursday night with the annual 'Buckeye Spring 50,' which boasted a $10,000 winner's check at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in thirteenth quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lapper from the inside of the seventh row, Dennis was headed towards a solid top ten performance until a skirmish left him with left rear suspension problems and a twelfth place effort.

On Friday evening, a rugged racetrack greeted the #28 team at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio and series competitors unanimously voted that the $10,000 to win special become a non-points race due to the sub par track conditions. Dennis finished seventh in his heat race, second in his B-Main, and twenty-fourth in the 50-lap main event. Following a rain-out of Saturday's program at Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland, the hectic weekend wrapped up on Sunday with another $10,000 to win showdown at Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania.

Dennis earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session before slipping back to sixth in his loaded heat race. After a second place run in his B-Main, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout then blitzed past twelve competitors during the 50-lap feature en route to a strong seventh place showing. Dennis now sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Keystone State. Complete results from each of these races can be found by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. STEADY IN SLOCUM 50 AT BURLINGTON
(April 16, 2017)
Carpentersville, Illinois standout Dennis Erb, Jr. jumped behind the wheel of a Jay Johnson-owned #28 Black Diamond Chassis on Saturday evening, April 15 at 34 Raceway in West Burlington, Iowa. The Corn Belt Clash Super Late Model Series presided over the annual 'Slocum 50' and a hefty $10,555 winner's check was on the line. Dennis knocked down the fifteenth fastest lap overall during the qualifying session prior to advancing to third in his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature from the inside of the fifth row, Dennis was able to move past two competitors during the caution-free affair on his way to a solid seventh place showing. Full results from the 'Slocum 50' can be viewed by clicking on www.cornbeltclash.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

ERB, JR. IMPROVES TO NINTH IN BATESVILLE'S BAD BOY 98
(April 9, 2017)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team found themselves in the pit area at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas on April 7-8 for the annual running of the 'Bad Boy 98.' The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series biggie drew 45 entrants to the Razorback State for the two-day extravaganza, which boasted a whopping $20,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Dennis logged the fourteenth fastest time in Group A during qualifying before placing seventh in his loaded heat race.

After grabbing the third and final transfer spot through Saturday's B-Main, Dennis experienced rocker arm problems in doing so and was forced to unload his back-up car for the 98-lap headliner. The Carpentersville, Illinois star then rolled off from the tail of the talent-rich field and promptly blasted up inside of the top ten - eventually landing in the ninth finishing position. Dennis now finds himself seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the 'Bad Boy 98' weekend. Complete results from Batesville Motor Speedway can be viewed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. STEADY IN SOUTHERN LUCAS OIL TRIPLE SHOT
(April 3, 2017)
The Dennis Erb Racing team tackled a trio of lucrative Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series showdowns from March 31-April 2 in the states of Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee. Things kicked off on Friday night at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia, as a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs at the Chattanooga-area facility. Dennis Erb, Jr. ran seventh in his stacked heat race and fourth in his B-Main prior to receiving a series provisional to gain access into the 50-lapper. After starting the feature from the inside of the twelfth row, Dennis methodically worked his way past twelve competitors on his way to a steady eleventh place performance.

On Saturday evening, the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama took center stage, as the annual 'Alabama Shootout' boasted a $12,000 winner's check. Dennis placed third in his stacked heat race and was in the seventh position when he crossed underneath the checkered flag following sixty green flag racing laps. In the $10,000 to win weekend finale at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee on Sunday, Dennis timed in sixth quickest overall in qualifying, won his loaded heat race, and later knocked down a strong fifth place effort in the 50-lap headliner, as he trailed only winner Don O'Neal, Scott Bloomquist, Tanner English, and Brandon Overton at the checkers. The Carpentersville, Illinois hotshoe now finds himself eighth in the latest version of the heated LOLMDS point standings exiting the tripleheader weekend. Full results can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. CLIMBS TO FIFTH IN THAW BRAWL OPENER AT LASALLE
(March 26, 2017)
The #28 team drove through the pit gate at LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on Friday, March 24 for the opening event of the 6th Annual 'Thaw Brawl.' The two-day extravaganza at the 1/4-mile bullring was tri-sanctioned by the American Late Model Series (ALMS), the Corn Belt Clash Late Model Series, and MARS West tours. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the tenth quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session prior to finishing third in his loaded heat race. During the course of the $7,000 to win feature event, which went caution-free for the 40-lap distance, Dennis worked his way past a handful of competitors en route to a solid fifth place showing. The Carpentersville, Illinois star trailed only victor Josh Richards, Chris Simpson, Tim McCreadie, and Bobby Pierce at the checkers.

Saturday evening's $17,000 to win 'Thaw Brawl' finale unfortunately fell victim to Mother Nature, as heavy rain showers ultimately canceled the special event. Full results from LaSalle Speedway can be viewed online at www.lasallespeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

ERB EARNS SECOND TOILET BOWL CLASSIC WIN AT CLARKSVILLE!
(March 5, 2017)
Dennis Erb, Jr. sat on the throne on Saturday evening, March 4 at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee, as he laid claim to his second career 'Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic' triumph! Dennis clicked off the second quickest time in Group A during MARS Dirt Car Series qualifying prior to scoring the victory in heat race action. After drawing the pole position before the start of the 40-lap headliner, Dennis led the talented field from green to checkers to pocket the $5,000 windfall and the unique Toilet Bowl trophy over Rodney Sanders, Scott Crigler, Gordy Gundaker, and Tony Jackson, Jr.!

Earlier in the weekend at Clarksville, Dennis laid down the fastest lap in his group during Friday's qualifying session and later finished third in his heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois standout was then running inside of the top ten during the 30-lapper when he opted to pull off the one-groove racing surface, which relegated him to a twenty-first place showing in the $3,000 to win MARS weekend opener. Complete results from the 'Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic' can be accessed by clicking on www.marsracingseries.com. (Josh James Artwork Photo)

 

 

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