NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM VOLUSIA
23, 2017) Back-to-back rain-outs have stricken
the annual 'DIRTcar Nationals,' as tonight's $10,000 to win
World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tilt at Volusia
Speedway Park was nixed by inclement weather early in the afternoon.
The event will not be rescheduled and the rain-out leaves only
two races left during the 2017 version of the 'DIRTcar Nationals'
at the Barberville, Florida facility.
(February 22, 2017)
The 'DIRTcar Nationals' program scheduled for
tonight at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida was
canceled after heavy rain hit the 1/2-mile oval in the morning
with more wet weather forecasted throughout the day. The evening's
$10,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Series-sanctioned throwdown will
not be rescheduled. Action will resume at VSP on Thursday night
with the first of three consecutive evenings of World of Outlaws
Craftsman Late Model Series competition.
(February 21, 2017)
Another $7,000 payday was on the line tonight
at Volusia (FL) Speedway Park, as the UMP DIRTcar Series presided
over yet another 'DIRTcar Nationals' battle at the Daytona Beach-area
speedplant. Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the seventh fastest time
in his group during qualifying and later ran fourth in heat
race action. After grabbing the second transfer spot through
his B-Main, Dennis was able to improve four positions during
the 30-lapper on his way to an eighteenth place outing.
(February 20, 2017)
The 46th edition of the six-race 'DIRTcar Nationals'
started tonight at the ultra-fast Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Florida with a $7,000 to win UMP DIRTcar Series showdown. Dennis
Erb, Jr. knocked down the third quickest lap in his group during
the qualifying session prior to placing third in his loaded
heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row
in the 30-lap headliner, Dennis vaulted all the way up to fourth
in the running order before eventually settling for a strong
fifth place performance behind only victor Chris Madden, Brian
Shirley, Tyler Erb, and Shane Clanton!
ERB, JR. LANDS ON
PODIUM AT OCALA; LEAVES SEVENTH IN POINTS
19, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
portion of "Speedweeks 2017" concluded tonight with
a $10,000 to win affair at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida.
The annual running of the 'Bubba Army Winter Nationals' drew
a stellar 44 car field to the 3/8-mile, D-shaped venue. Dennis
Erb, Jr. qualified third fastest in Group B during time trials
before running second in his stacked heat race. The Carpentersville,
Illinois ace then started sixth on the grid in the 50-lap headliner
and drove up to as high as second and pressured leader Scott
Bloomquist late in the distance. At the checkers, Dennis found
himself in the third finishing position behind only race winner
Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Scott Bloomquist. He will leave
the "Sunshine State" seventh in the latest version
of the LOLMDS point standings following Golden Isles, East Bay,
NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM EAST BAY
18, 2017) Tonight's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series-sanctioned 'Winternationals' finale at East Bay (FL)
Raceway Park, which was scheduled to pay $12,000 to win, has
been washed out and will not be rescheduled.
(February 17, 2017)
The penultimate event of the 'Winternationals'
took place earlier this evening at East Bay Raceway Park in
Gibsonton, Florida. The points race for the Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series paid $10,000 to the winner and drew a stout 42 car
field. Dennis Erb, Jr. started his night by posting the eighth
quickest time in Group B during qualifying prior to grabbing
the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. After
rolling off from the outside of the eighth row in the 50-lapper,
Dennis was able to move forward a bit during the headliner and
eventually crossed underneath the checkers in the thirteenth
(February 16, 2017)
The 41st edition of the 'Winternationals' soldiered
on tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, as
a $7,000 top prize was on the line for the cars and stars of
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Dennis Erb, Jr. qualified
sixth fastest in Group A during time trials before running second
in heat race action. Dennis then started the 45-lap main event
from the inside of the fourth row and was battling for the fourth
position on lap 23 when he was unfortunately wrecked by Michael
Lake. The Carpentersville, Illinois star returned to the racing
surface at the tail end of the field and salvaged a thirteenth
place showing tonight at the "Clay by the Bay."
(February 15, 2017)
Tonight's $7,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series battle at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida
has succumbed to Mother Nature and will not be rescheduled.
Heavy afternoon rains deluged the Tampa-area and the track was
not able to be worked into shape to host racing action this
(February 14, 2017)
Another $5,000 windfall greeted the competitors
in round two of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series portion
of the 'Winternationals' tonight at East Bay (FL) Raceway Park.
Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the sixth fastest lap in Group
A during qualifying prior to finishing third in heat race action.
The Carpentersville, Illinois native then started the 25-lapper
from the inside of the sixth row before claiming a solid tenth
(February 13, 2017)
The #28 team made their way to East Bay Raceway
Park for tonight's 41st Annual 'Winternationals' opener at the
Gibsonton, Florida facility. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
presided over the dirt-slinging action at the "Clay by
the Bay" and a $5,000 winner's check was up for grabs.
Dennis Erb, Jr. clicked off the sixth fastest lap in Group A
during time trials and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer
spot through his loaded heat race. After starting the 25-lap
sprint from the inside of the eighth row, Dennis wound up fourteenth
in the final rundown.
SUPER BOWL OF RACING
NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM BRUNSWICK
11, 2017) Night two of the 'Super Bowl of Racing'
doubleheader weekend at Golden Isles (GA) Speedway took center
stage this evening and a $12,000 top prize was on the line in
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series extravaganza. Dennis Erb,
Jr. laid down the fifth quickest time in Group B during qualifying,
but later finished ninth in his heat race and twelfth in his
B-Main. The Carpentersville, Illinois star took a provisional
to advance into the 60-lapper and was eventually awarded a seventeenth
(February 10, 2017)
Dennis Erb Racing lifted the lid to their 2017
campaign tonight in round one of the annual 'Super Bowl of Racing'
at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia. The Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the $10,000 to win opener,
which drew a stout 51 car field. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in sixteenth
fastest in Group B during the qualifying session prior to running
fifth in his heat race and fourth in his B-Main. After receiving
a series provisional to gain access into the 50-lap main event,
Dennis was caught up in a lap six skirmish and eventually wound
up twenty-second in the final finishing order.
DENNIS ERB RACING
READY TO KICK OFF '17 SEASON DOWN SOUTH!
16, 2017) Following a successful 2016 season
which saw him capture victories in both the 'Dirt Late Model
Dream' for $100,000 and the 'National 100' for $20,000, Dennis
Erb, Jr. and his #28 team will look to start their 2017 campaign
on a strong note in Georgia and Florida during "Speedweeks."
In all and weather pending, Dennis will enter fifteen special
events at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia, East
Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, Bubba Raceway Park in
Ocala, Florida, and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida
from February 10-25. As has been the case in recent years, Dennis
plans to follow the entire Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series
schedule in '17 to vie for the series championship. You can
view confirmed schedule dates for the Dennis Erb Racing team
by clicking on the SCHEDULE
page of the website! (Todd Healy Photo)