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DENNIS ERB, JR. PLACES EIGHTH IN PORT ROYAL VISIT
(August 19, 2019)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team headed east to the Keystone State from August 16-18 for a trio of $10,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series shootouts. With the Sunday rain-out at Eriez Speedway in Hammett, Pennsylvania, Dennis competed in only a pair of weekend contests that kicked off on Friday evening at Williams Grove Speedway in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Dennis timed in seventeenth fastest overall during the qualifying session prior to vaulting up to third in his loaded heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fourth row in the 40-lap main event, Dennis was battling up inside of the top five when an unfortunate flat tire helped relegate the standout driver to a disappointing seventeenth place showing.

The dirt-slinging action quickly shifted to Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on Saturday night for a similar program, which also boasted a $10,000 payday. Dennis clicked off the sixth quickest lap in Group A during time trials and later grabbed the second transfer spot through his heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace then drew the sixth starting spot before the drop of the green flag in the 40-lapper and was battling hard for a top five showing before a late race caution helped drop him to eighth in the final finishing order. Dennis still sits sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Keystone State. Full results can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

ERB, JR. POSTS PODIUM FINISHES IN LAND OF LINCOLN!
(August 11, 2019)
Dennis Erb Racing took advantage of an idle weekend on the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series schedule to stay close to home and enter a pair of weekly Super Late Model races at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois and Fairbury Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on August 9-10. On Friday night in a $1,000 to win battle at FCR, Dennis Erb, Jr. qualified well and won his heat race in preliminary action before leading several laps in the headliner. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace eventually slipped back to third by the time the checkered flag waved to finish behind only victor Mike Spatola and runner-up Allen Weisser.

At FALS on Saturday evening, a weekly 'FALS Cup' program was held and a strong field of competitors were in attendance to vie for the $2,500 top prize. Dennis earned Fast Time honors during the qualifying session and later picked up the victory in his heat race. After leading much of the 30-lap contest from the pole position, Dennis settled for a strong runner-up effort behind only race winner Mike Spatola. Complete results from both weekend tilts can be viewed by clicking on www.farmercityracing.com and www.fairburyspeedway.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. LANDS TOP TEN IN $50K USA NATIONALS
(August 4, 2019)
The 32nd Annual 'USA Nationals' took center stage in the Dirt Late Model world from August 1-3 at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin. In the $6,000 to win World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series preliminary program on Thursday night, Dennis Erb, Jr. finished sixth in his loaded heat race, third in his B-Main, and twentieth in the 30-lap feature event. In Friday's double set of qualifying heat races, Dennis won his first heat race from the fifth starting spot prior to advancing to fourth in his final prelim.

After placing fourth in the dash for those drivers earning the most passing points, Dennis rolled off from the outside of the second row in Saturday's 100-lap crown jewel event. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace ran amongst the top five early in the extra distance affair, which carried a whopping $50,000 top prize, and eventually crossed the finish line in the eighth spot at the completion of the 'USA Nationals.' Full results from the big weekend in the Badger State can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

ERB, JR. ENDS HECTIC JULY WITH MID-WEEK STOPS IN WISCONSIN
(July 31, 2019)
A very busy month of July wrapped up for the #28 team on July 29-30 with a pair of $10,000 to win mid-week stops with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series in the state of Wisconsin. On Monday night at Plymouth Dirt Track in Plymouth, Wisconsin, Dennis Erb, Jr. finished third in his heat race prior to picking off four competitors during the course of the 50-lap feature event to nab a strong fifth place performance behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Chase Junghans, Ricky Weiss, and Brian Shirley. At the sprawling Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin on Tuesday evening, Dennis timed in sixth quickest overall during qualifying and ran second in his heat race, but unfortunately slipped back to twelfth in the final finishing order of the 40-lap 'Sundrop Shootout.' Complete results from both of these races can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

BUSY WEEK IN IOWA AND ILLINOIS FOR DENNIS ERB RACING
(July 27, 2019)
By virtue of his stellar second place run last night in his 25-lap qualifying race, Dennis Erb, Jr. was in the redraw tonight at Fairbury Speedway and drew the eighth starting position for the 30th edition of the 'Prairie Dirt Classic.' Gunning for the $30,000 winner's check in the PDC, Dennis ran as high as sixth early in the 100-lap grind before slowing on the homestretch to bring out a caution flag on lap 89. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace was eventually paid for an eighteenth place showing in the PDC. (Todd Healy Photo)

(July 26, 2019) Next up was the opening night of the 30th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic' tonight at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the twenty-third fastest lap in Group A during World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series qualifying prior to blasting past ten competitors during the 25-lap qualifying feature to land in the runner-up spot behind only $2,500 victor Brandon Sheppard!

(July 25, 2019) The completion of the June 30 DIRTcar Summer Nationals show at Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois took place tonight and a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs. With 24 laps remaining in the rain-postponed contest, Dennis Erb, Jr. restarted from the fifth spot. After being involved in a pair of caution flags, Dennis retired from the 40-lapper in the tenth finishing position.

(July 24, 2019) A lucrative week in the states of Iowa and Illinois for Dennis Erb Racing kicked off tonight at the sprawling Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa. Dennis Erb, Jr. earned the twelfth fastest lap during the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series qualifying session and later placed fourth in his loaded heat race. After starting the $10,000 to win feature event from the outside of the sixth row, Dennis was able to move up inside of the top ten and eventually netted a solid eighth place performance in the 40-lap affair.

ERB, JR. LANDS INSIDE OF TOP TEN AT I-80 SPEEDWAY
(July 21, 2019)
Next up on the racing calendar for the #28 team was a trip to the Cornhusker State, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the annual running of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals' from July 18-20 at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska. On Thursday evening in the $12,000 to win 'Malvern Bank Go 50,' Dennis Erb, Jr. qualified twelfth fastest in Group B during time trials prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After starting the 50-lap weekend lid lifter from the outside of the eighth row, Dennis was able to steer past seven competitors on his way to a solid ninth place effort.

In Friday's double set of qualifying heat races, Dennis placed sixth in his first heat race of the night, while he finished fourth in his final prelim. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace then ran third in Saturday's consolation event to earn the rights to the outside of the twelfth row for the start of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals,' which boasted a whopping $53,000 payday. During the course of the 80-lap crown jewel extravaganza, Dennis once again moved forward and jumped inside of the top ten to eventually wind up tenth in the final finishing order. Complete results from the action-packed weekend at I-80 can be accessed online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. HAS CONSISTENT WEEK; NABS PAIR OF TOP FIVES
(July 15, 2019)
Following a seventh place effort to start his hectic week on Monday, July 8 in a $10,000 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals make-up feature at Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois, Dennis Erb, Jr. returned to the Upper Midwest to compete in four more World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series contests - all of which boasted a $10,000 top prize. On Tuesday evening, July 9 at ABC Raceway in Ashland, Wisconsin, Dennis ran fourth in his loaded heat race prior to moving up to ninth in the 50-lap main event, which was delayed on lap 18 by rain and completed with no further issues. At River Cities Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota on Friday, July 12, Dennis placed second in his heat race and later blasted up to third in the 50-lapper to land on the podium behind only race winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Ricky Weiss!

The Dennis Erb Racing team then made the overnight haul to Ogilvie Raceway in Ogilvie, Minnesota on Saturday night, July 13 for another $10,000 to win points battle. Dennis finished fourth in heat race action, started tenth on the grid in the 50-lap headliner, and later worked his way past six competitors en route to a strong fourth place performance behind only victor Shane Clanton, Brandon Sheppard, and Jimmy Mars. The busy week then wrapped up on Sunday, July 14 with a visit to Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race and once again steered forward in the 50-lap feature to bag a sixth place showing. Dennis still finds himself sixth in the latest WOOLMS point standings exiting the week in the Upper Midwest. Full results from each of these five races can be accessed online at www.thehelltour.com and www.woolms.com.

ERB, JR. CLAIMS PAIR OF TOP TENS IN IOWA & MINNESOTA
(July 7, 2019)
The Dennis Erb Racing team trekked to Iowa and Minnesota with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series on July 5-6 for a pair of $10,000 to win point battles. On Friday night at Independence Motor Speedway in Independence, Iowa, Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in eighth fastest overall during qualifying, placed third in his heat race, and later moved past two competitors during the 50-lap finale to land in the sixth finishing position behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Chris Simpson, Chase Junghans, Brent Larson, and Tyler Bruening. In the annual running of the 'Gopher 50' on Saturday evening at Deer Creek Speedway in Spring Valley, Minnesota, Dennis finished seventh in his stacked heat race and second in his B-Main prior to blasting past ten cars in the 50-lapper to leave Deer Creek with a solid tenth place effort. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace currently finds himself sixth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings. Full results from these weekend battles can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. SLINGS DIRT ACROSS MIDWEST IN HECTIC STRETCH
(July 4, 2019)
Finally Mother Nature cooperated for the first time in several days and the DIRTcar Summer Nationals was able to get the annual 'Herald & Review 100' into the record books tonight at the mighty Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois. Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the fastest lap in his group during the qualifying session before finishing second in his heat race. After running third in the fast dash, Dennis started the $5,000 to win headliner from the inside of the second row. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace then raced all over the top five or six throughout the 100-lap affair before winding up fifth in the final finishing order behind only victor Gordy Gundaker, Bobby Pierce, Brian Shirley, and Jason Feger.

(July 3, 2019) Due to heavy afternoon rains and the forecast for additional wet weather, tonight's DIRTcar Summer Nationals visit to the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa has been nixed. No immediate announcement was made concerning a make-up date for the $5,000 to win show.

(July 2, 2019) With persistent rain showers starting to fall early in the evening, tonight's DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop at Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin has been rained out and the $5,000 to win program will not be rescheduled.

(July 1, 2019) Tonight's $7,500 to win DIRTcar Summer Nationals contest scheduled for the pristine Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois has been canceled due to inclement weather. The race will not be rescheduled and the "Hell Tour" will move on to Wilmot Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin on Tuesday, July 2.

(June 30, 2019) The last day in June took the #28 team to Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois tonight for another round of DIRTcar Summer Nationals competition. Dennis Erb, Jr. - fresh off his win last night at FALS - logged the sixth quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session before advancing up to third in heat race action. Dennis then started the 40-lap main event from the inside of the fifth row, but the $5,000 to win race was canceled due to heavy rain that started falling during a lap 16 caution period. No make-up date was immediately announced by track or "Hell Tour" officials.

(June 29, 2019) Dennis Erb, Jr. slipped into Fairbury American Legion Speedway in downtown Fairbury, Illinois tonight and walked away with his second feature win of the 2019 campaign! Dennis laid down the seventh quickest time overall during qualifying prior to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the weekly 30-lap 'FALS Cup' headliner from the inside of the fourth row, Dennis stormed towards the front and eventually passed leader Mike Spatola on the final circuit to bag the $2,500 payday! Finishing behind the #28 at the checkers was Spatola, Chase Junghans, Ryan Unzicker, and Donny Walden! (Rocky Ragusa Photo)

(June 28, 2019) The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series joined the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tonight for a co-sanctioned battle at the sprawling Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana. A $10,000 to win program was held and 22 entrants were on hand at the Hoosier State facility. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the fifth quickest time in his group during qualifying and later ran second in his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in the 30-lap main event, Dennis slipped back in the caution-free affair and eventually wound up thirteenth in the final finishing order.

(June 26, 2019) The DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour took the Dennis Erb Racing team to Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois tonight to vie for a $5,000 winner's check in another rain-postponed program. Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the third quickest time in his group during qualifying before running third in his heat race. After starting the 40-lapper from the inside of the fifth row, the Carpentersville, Illinois native finished right where he started in the A-Main... in the ninth position.

(June 25, 2019) The #28 team rejoined the "Hell Tour" tonight with a visit to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois for a rain-postponed showdown, which boasted a $7,500 paycheck. Dennis Erb, Jr. clicked off the fifth fastest time in Group A during qualifying and later placed third in his loaded heat race. During the course of the rough-and-tumble 40-lap main event, Dennis stayed out of trouble and inside of the top ten and was eventually paid for an eighth place effort.

ERB, JR. MAKES FIRST TRIP TO LERNERVILLE FOR FIRECRACKER
(June 23, 2019)
The Dennis Erb Racing team headed to the Keystone State on June 21-22 for the 13th edition of the 'Firecracker 100' at the storied Lernerville Speedway in Sarver, Pennsylvania. The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series marquee event drew a stout 46 car field and things kicked off at the 4/10-mile oval on Friday night with a $6,000 to win preliminary event. In his first ever race at the facility, Dennis Erb, Jr. finished seventh in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main prior to receiving a series provisional and gaining fourteen positions in the 30-lap opener to place ninth in the final rundown.

On Saturday evening in the 'Firecracker 100,' which boasted a whopping $30,000 payday, Dennis grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race and later started the 100-lap headliner from the inside of the fifth row. Unfortunately, the Carpentersville, Illinois ace slipped backwards in his first 'Firecracker 100' and was eventually paid for a seventeenth place performance. Dennis currently finds himself sixth in the latest WOOLMS point standings - only twenty markers out of the top five. Complete results from Lernerville Speedway can be accessed online at www.woolms.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. BUSY THIS WEEK WITH SUMMER NATIONALS
(June 16, 2019)
Wet weather continues to plague the 2019 version of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals, as today's event at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois was rained out. No makeup date for the $5,000 to win show was immediately announced by track or series officials.

(June 15, 2019) With showers and thunderstorms arriving early in the afternoon and with more storms on the way, tonight's DIRTcar Summer Nationals showdown at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois has been rained out. Officials announced that the $10,000 to win program has been rescheduled for Monday, July 1 at the pristine speedplant.

(June 14, 2019) The first $10,000 top prize of the DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour was up for grabs tonight in a visit to Sycamore Speedway in Maple Park, Illinois. Dennis Erb, Jr. stopped the clock second fastest in his group during time trials and later scored a convincing heat race triumph. By virtue of drawing the one pill following preliminary action, Dennis was slated to start the main event from the pole position. However, intensifying rain shortly before the start of the A-Main caused series officials to postpone the headliner to Monday, July 8.

(June 13, 2019) The first race of the 2019 DIRTcar Summer Nationals took place earlier tonight at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the fourth quickest lap in his group during qualifying prior to grabbing the second transfer spot through his heat race. After starting the $5,000 to win main event from the outside of the third row, Dennis was battling hard for a top five finish when motor problems caused him to retire late in the 40-lap distance and relegated him to a disappointing seventeenth place showing.

(June 12, 2019) Due to rain, tonight's DIRTcar Summer Nationals lid lifter at Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois has been postponed. The $5,000 to win program for the Super Late Models has been rescheduled for June 26. The month-long tour will now kick off its 2019 season on Thursday, June 13 at Kankakee County Speedway in Kankakee, Illinois with a similar $5,000 to win show.

ERB, JR. STEADY THROUGHOUT DLM DREAM WEEKEND
(June 9, 2019)
The Dennis Erb Racing team made their way to the 1/2-mile, high-banked Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio from June 6-8 for the 25th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream,' which got underway with a pair of $10,000 to win Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday night at the "Big E," Dennis Erb, Jr. grabbed the fifth and final transfer spot through his heat race prior to picking off five competitors during the 25-lap main event to wind up fifteenth in the final rundown. At Eldora on Friday evening in a similar $10,000 to win showdown, Dennis finished sixth in his stacked heat race, second in his B-Main, and seventeenth in the 25-lap sprint.

When Saturday rolled around at the hallowed speedplant, a huge crowd filed in to Eldora Speedway to witness one lucky driver walk away with a $125,000 payday. Dennis was involved in one of the craziest heat races in recent memory - a 15-lap prelim that was halted on lap ten when a sudden downpour caused the lead cars to pile up in turns one and two. After repairs were made to those running in heat five, Dennis returned to the racetrack and appeared to finish second until Scott Bloomquist was disqualified for weighing in light at the scales, which gave the heat race triumph to Erb. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace then started the 100-lap crown jewel extravaganza from the outside of the front row, but battled a tight racecar throughout the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' and eventually pulled into the pit area to settle for a twenty-sixth place effort. You can view full results from the famed Buckeye State facility by pointing your web browser to www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Todd Healy Photo)

TOP TENS FOR DENNIS ERB RACING IN SOUTHEAST!
(June 2, 2019)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and the #28 team followed the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series tour to Cochran Motor Speedway in Cochran, Georgia and Lancaster Speedway in Lancaster, South Carolina on May 31-June 1 for a pair of pivotal point races - each of which carried a $10,000 winner's check. On Friday night at Cochran, Dennis knocked down the eighth fastest lap overall during qualifying before scoring a victory in his stacked heat race. After drawing the third starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap headliner, Dennis battled hard for a top five showing before driving his loose racecar to a sixth place performance behind only winner Brandon Overton, Chase Junghans, Ricky Weiss, Brandon Sheppard, and Darrell Lanigan.

At the sprawling Lancaster speedplant on Saturday evening, Dennis was gunning for another $10,000 top prize with the national touring series. Dennis stopped the clock fourteenth quickest overall during time trials and later grabbed the fourth transfer position through his loaded heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois star then rolled off from the inside of the sixth row in the 50-lapper and had vaulted up to sixth in the running order before slipping back to an eighth place effort following a late race caution period. He currently sits seventh in the latest WOOLMS point standings after the doubleheader weekend. Complete results from both weekend battles in the Southeast can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.

ERB, JR. VICTORIOUS AT MERRITT FOR FIRST WIN OF 2019!
(May 27, 2019)
Dennis Erb, Jr. celebrated in victory lane for the first time in his 2019 campaign on Saturday evening, May 25 at Merritt Speedway in Lake City, Michigan! After inclement weather had washed out an American Ethanol Late Model Tour (AELMT) showdown at Thunderbird (MI) Raceway, Dennis landed at Merritt to compete in the weekly Super Late Model event. Dennis timed in second quickest in his group during qualifying before securing a heat race triumph. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace then rolled off from the outside of the third row in the headliner before taking the lead late in the distance en route to pocketing the $1,200 winner's check!

On Sunday night, May 26, the AELMT Series rolled into Merritt to sanction a $4,000 to win shootout. Looking to pick up two straight wins at the Wolverine State venue, Dennis started off the evening by posting the quickest lap overall of the 38 entrants during qualifying prior to placing second in heat race action. After drawing the outside of the fourth row before the start of the 40-lap main event, Dennis vaulted up inside of the top five before settling for a sixth place showing behind only winner Dona Marcoullier, Rusty Schlenk, Brandon Thirlby, Rich Bell, and Travis Stemler. Complete results from both holiday weekend shows can be accessed online at www.merrittspeedwaymi.com. (Jim DenHamer Photo)

 

 

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