DENNIS ERB, JR. SIDELINED BY MECHANICAL TROUBLE IN N/S 100
(August 13, 2017)
The Dennis Erb Racing team returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene on August 10-12 at Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky. The three-day weekend at the Cincinnati-area facility started on Thursday night with the 'North/South Shootout,' which paid $10,000 to the winner. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in twentieth fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to blasting to second in his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature from the outside of the fifth row, Dennis hung around the top ten in the caution-free affair before settling for a twelfth place showing.

On Friday evening, preliminary action for the 35th edition of the 'North/South 100' got underway at the undersized 1/2-mile oval with a double set of qualifying heat races. Dennis placed seventh in his first heat race, but unfortunately suffered a flat tire before the drop of the green flag in his final prelim. He then ran fifth in his B-Main on Saturday and utilized a series provisional to gain access into the $50,000 to win headliner. During the course of the 100-lapper, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout was making strides forward until breaking a rear-end on the 38th circuit, which dropped him to twenty-second in the final finishing order. Complete results from the crown jewel extravaganza can be accessed by pointing your Internet browser to www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. BATTLES OUTLAWS THROUGHOUT BADGER STATE...
(August 5, 2017)
The 30th edition of the 'USA Nationals' concluded tonight at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin and each driver had their sights firmly set on capturing the whopping $50,000 windfall. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the eleventh fastest lap in Group B during the qualifying session last night and later earned the third transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row earlier this evening in the 100-lap 'USA Nationals,' Dennis was able to drive past a handful of competitors during the crown jewel extravaganza. At the completion of the extra-distance race, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout was in the sixth position behind only winner Don O'Neal, Mike Marlar, Bobby Pierce, Brandon Sheppard, and Jimmy Owens!

(August 4, 2017) The 'USA Nationals' finally kicked off tonight at Cedar Lake Speedway and a $6,000 payday was on the line in the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series show at the New Richmond, Wisconsin facility. Dennis Erb, Jr. qualified thirteenth fastest in Group B during time trials prior to running fifth in his loaded heat race. Following a B-Main triumph, Dennis pulled off the aggressive racing surface after only three circuits in the 30-lap prelim - settling for a twenty-second place outing.

(August 3, 2017) Tonight's $6,000 to win 'USA Nationals' preliminary event at the renowned Cedar Lake Speedway in New Richmond, Wisconsin has been rained-out and rescheduled for tomorrow evening. Also on tap tomorrow at CLS with the entire rain-postponed prelim program will be the regularly scheduled time trial session and heat races for Saturday's 'USA Nationals' headliner, which once again boasts a gigantic $50,000 winner's check.

(August 2, 2017) The #28 team made the overnight haul to Shawano Speedway in Shawano, Wisconsin tonight for the annual running of the 'Sun Drop Shootout,' which was sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series. The $10,000 to win event marked the eighth straight year that the national tour has hosted an event at the sprawling 1/2-mile speedplant. Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the twenty-sixth quickest time overall during qualifying prior to grabbing the sixth and final transfer spot through his heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois native then moved up a couple of spots during the 50-lapper and was officially paid for a fifteenth place run.

(August 1, 2017) The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series made their first-ever stop to Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin tonight and Dennis Erb Racing was in the pit area to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Dennis Erb, Jr. stopped the clock thirteenth fastest in Group A during qualifying before running seventh in his stacked heat race. After placing fourth in his B-Main, Dennis was unfortunately forced to watch the 50-lap main event from the grandstands, as only the top three runners advanced into the race that was eventually won by Brandon Sheppard.

HUGE WEEK OF RACING IN HOME STATE OF ILLINOIS FOR #28 TEAM
(July 29, 2017)
Dennis Erb, Jr. rolled into Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois for this weekend's 28th Annual 'Prairie Dirt Classic,' which was once again sanctioned by the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series and boasted a lucrative $30,000 payday. Last night in preliminary competition, Dennis clicked off the twentieth fastest lap in Group A during qualifying before blasting up to fourth in his $2,500 to win prelim feature to finish behind only race winner Shane Clanton, Ryan Unzicker, and Brian Shirley. After starting tonight's 100-lap PDC from the outside of the seventh row, Dennis drove up inside of the top ten before eventually sliding back to fourteenth by the time the checkered flag fell over the talented field.

(July 26, 2017) Next up on the schedule for the #28 team was a visit to Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown, Illinois tonight for an $8,000 to win World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series mid-week throwdown. Dennis Erb, Jr. tripped the clock sixteenth quickest overall during qualifying and later grabbed the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the fifth row in the 40-lap affair, Dennis was unfortunately an early retiree in the race and was relegated to a twenty-fourth place effort.

(July 25, 2017) A lucrative week in the Land of Lincoln started tonight at the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois, as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series rolled into the 1/5-mile bullring to preside over the $12,000 to win 'St. Louis U-Pic-A-Part 100.' Dennis Erb, Jr. qualified twenty-fourth fastest overall during time trials before advancing to fifth in his stacked heat race. After starting the 100-lap grind from the inside of the eighth row and getting caught up in a lap 31 incident, Dennis was able to advance up inside of the top ten - eventually placing eighth in the final rundown tonight at Mighty Macon.

DENNIS ERB, JR. WINS HEAT RACE; FINISHES TWELFTH IN SDN
(July 23, 2017)
Following the mid-week special in South Dakota, the #28 team crossed through the pit gate at I-80 Speedway in Greenwood, Nebraska on July 21-22 for the 7th edition of the 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The two-day Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series spectacular, which paid a record high $53,000 to the winner, started on Friday night with two rounds of qualifying heat races. Dennis Erb, Jr. won his first heat race of the evening before recording a sixth place finish in his final prelim. By virtue of racking up the twelfth most passing points, Dennis rolled off from the outside of the sixth row in Saturday's 80-lap 'Silver Dollar Nationals.' The Carpentersville, Illinois native was then caught up in a lap 52 pileup, but soldiered on to a twelfth place performance. Dennis still finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Cornhusker State. Full results from the weekend at I-80 Speedway can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. TENTH IN FIRST-EVER LUCAS OIL STOP IN ABERDEEN
(July 19, 2017)
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series made their first-ever visit to Brown County Speedway in Aberdeen, South Dakota on Tuesday evening, July 18 for the 'Bullet Sportswear Shootout,' which boasted a $10,000 winner's check. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the fourth fastest time in Group B during qualifying and later ran second in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap feature event from the outside of the fourth row, Dennis put forth a strong run in the action-packed race - eventually guiding his #28 Black Diamond Chassis to a strong tenth place effort. Full results from last night in South Dakota can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB RACING LEAVES WHEATLAND WITH TOP TEN FINISH
(July 16, 2017)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team continued their hectic month of July with two more Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series programs at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois and the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri on July 14-15. On Friday night in the $10,000 to win 'NAPA Know How 50' at Granite City, Dennis timed in eighth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to running sixth in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his B-Main, Dennis worked past ten competitors during the 50-lap headliner en route to a respectable eleventh place performance.

At Wheatland on Saturday evening, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'CMH Diamond Nationals.' Dennis stopped the clock fourth quickest in Group B during time trials and later finished third in heat race action. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 60-lapper, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout maneuvered his Black Diamond Chassis past a handful of racecars on his way to a steady seventh place showing. Dennis still finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the doubleheader weekend. Full results from both facilities can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. CLIMBS TO NINTH IN MOUNTAIN MOONSHINE CLASSIC
(July 9, 2017)
The Dennis Erb Racing team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to the states of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee from July 6-8 for a trio of pivotal point battles. Up first were two $10,000 to win programs at Fayetteville Motor Speedway in Fayetteville, North Carolina and Cherokee Speedway in Gaffney, South Carolina. On Thursday night at Fayetteville, Dennis Erb, Jr. ran fifth in his loaded heat race, but motor woes during the 50-lap feature unfortunately dropped him to a nineteenth place effort. At Cherokee on Friday evening in the annual 'Grassy Smith Memorial,' Dennis placed fourth in heat race action and later climbed three spots during the 50-lapper on his way to a solid twelfth place showing.

In the weekend finale on Saturday at Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee, a $12,000 winner's check was on the line in the annual running of the 'Mountain Moonshine Classic.' Dennis posted the fifth fastest time in Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth transfer spot through his stacked heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois star then pointed his Black Diamond Chassis to the front in the 60-lap finale and was able to maneuver past four competitors en route to a ninth place performance. He still sits eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting the Southeast. Full results from all three weekend races can be found online at www.lucasdirt.com.

BUSY FOURTH OF JULY WEEK FOR DENNIS ERB RACING...
(July 3, 2017)
A hectic stretch for Dennis Erb Racing leading into Independence Day wrapped up tonight at Muskingum County Speedway in Zanesville, Ohio, as a $12,000 top prize was on the line in a Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series battle. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in eighth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session, but unfortunately broke a motor during his stacked heat race. After unloading a back-up car and taking a provisional to gain access into the 60-lapper, Dennis moved forward early in the distance before retiring from the attrition-filled race in the twelfth position. He still finds himself eighth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the tripleheader in the Buckeye State.

(July 2, 2017) The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #28 team north to Mansfield Motor Speedway in Mansfield, Ohio tonight for the $10,000 to win 'Freedom 50.' Dennis Erb, Jr. laid down the seventh quickest lap during time trials and later ran second in heat race action. After starting the 50-lap feature from the outside of the second row, Dennis unfortunately slid back a few spots during the distance and eventually settled for a tenth place effort in his first-ever visit to Mansfield.

(July 1, 2017) Dennis Erb Racing was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tonight at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, as the annual running of the 'Independence 60' paid $12,000 to the victor. Dennis Erb, Jr. stopped the clock eighteenth fastest in qualifying prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the inside of the fifth row in the 60-lap main event, Dennis eventually guided his #28 Black Diamond entry to a fourteenth place showing tonight at PRP.

(June 30, 2017) The $10,000 to win showdown between the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series versus the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals scheduled for tonight at Terre Haute Action Track in Terre Haute, Indiana has been canceled due to a heavy afternoon storm paired with persistent rain throughout the rest of the day.

(June 28, 2017) A hectic 4th of July holiday week for Dennis Erb Racing started tonight in the 'Outlaw Clay Classic' at the Dirt Oval at Route 66 Raceway in Joliet, Illinois. The World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series tour presided over the $10,000 to win program at the pristine Chicago-area facility. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in eleventh fastest of the 26 competitors during the qualifying session and later advanced up to second in his stacked heat race. Dennis was then slated to roll off from the outside of the second row in the 50-lap headliner, but heavy rains and dangerous lightning unfortunately postponed the event to October 13.

ERB, JR. DROPS IN ON UMP SUMMER NATIONALS TOUR...
(June 26, 2017) Dennis Erb, Jr. recorded his 22nd career UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals triumph tonight at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee! Dennis swept the night's racing action at the Volunteer State oval, as he posted the fastest lap in his group during qualifying, won his heat race, and later led all forty circuits of the main event. The former series Champion beat Billy Moyer, Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, and Shannon Babb to the checkered flag tonight at Clarksville to pocket the $5,000 winner's share! (Jim DenHamer Photo)

(June 25, 2017) Sunday's UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals stop took Dennis Erb, Jr. to the pristine Tri-State Speedway in Haubstadt, Indiana tonight for a $5,000 to win battle. Dennis laid down the sixth quickest time in his group during the qualifying session prior to running fourth in his loaded heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois star then strolled past six competitors during the 40-lapper en route to a steady fifth place showing behind only race winner Tyler Erb, Shannon Babb, Bobby Pierce, and Billy Moyer.

(June 24, 2017) Next up was a visit to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois tonight for another Summer Nationals tilt, which carried a $10,000 top prize. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in ninth fastest in Group B during qualifying before grabbing the second transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 50-lap feature event, Dennis quickly made his way up to the second position and eventually earned a runner-up performance behind only victor Shannon Babb!

(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)

 

 

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