Erb, Jr. Continues Summer Surge
with $10,000 Grand Forks Victory!
19, 2021) A six-race World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series swing through the Upper Midwest
concluded from July 13-18 with quartet of $10,000 to win events
in the states of Wisconsin, North Dakota, and Minnesota. Dennis
Erb, Jr. continued his summer surge by racking up his third
series win of the 2021 campaign on Friday night at River Cities
Speedway in Grand Forks, North Dakota. Dennis swept the entire
program by earning Fast Time honors during qualifying, winning
his heat race, and leading all but one circuit in the 40-lap
headliner. The Carpentersville, Illinois star cashed the five-figure
payday by besting Jimmy Mars, Ryan Gustin, Cade Dillard, and
In other action last week, Dennis won his heat race on Tuesday
at Gondik Law Speedway in Superior, Wisconsin and led the first
23 laps of the A-Main before landing on the podium in third
behind only victor Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Chris Madden.
On Saturday evening at I-94 Sure Step Speedway in Fergus Falls,
Minnesota, Dennis placed fourth in his heat race, but unfortunately
suffered rear-end issues during the 40-lapper and was forced
to retire in the twenty-first position. Things then wrapped
up on Sunday at Red Cedar Speedway in Menomonie, Wisconsin and
Dennis secured his third heat race win of the week before slipping
back to tenth in the final finishing order of the 40-lap main
event. Complete results from each of these four races can be
found by logging onto www.woolms.com.
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)
Dennis Erb, Jr. Scores Emotional
Win at Jackson; Secures $20,000 Windfall!!!
11, 2021) Dennis Erb, Jr. secured an emotional
victory on Saturday night, July 10 at the pristine Jackson Motorplex
in Jackson, Minnesota! Racing with a heavy heart from the recent
loss of both his uncle and his beloved dog Joey that had traveled
up and down the road with him for about 13 years, Dennis clicked
off the second fastest lap overall during World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series qualifying before placing second
in his loaded heat race. After drawing the outside of the front
row for the 50-lap headliner, Dennis dominated much of the feature
distance before surviving several challenges in a flurry of
late-race restarts. The Carpentersville, Illinois star held
on to capture the whopping $20,000 top prize for his second
WOOLMS triumph of the year over a top five that consisted of
runner-up Frank Heckenast, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Chris Madden,
and Cade Dillard!
On Friday evening, July 9, a $10,000 winner's check was up
for grabs in the weekend opener at Jackson Motorplex. Dennis
laid down the thirteenth quickest time during the qualifying
session prior to running sixth in his heat race. He then rolled
off from the inside of the sixth row in the 40-lap main event
and was able to steer his XR1 Rocket Chassis past a handful
of competitors en route to a solid sixth place effort behind
only victor Frank Heckenast, Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Ryan Gustin,
Chris Madden, and Brent Larson. Dennis now finds himself fifth
in the latest version of the World of Outlaws point standings
exiting the Gopher State double-dip. Full results can be viewed
online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
(Jacy Norgaard Photo)
Erb, Jr. Makes Summer Nationals
Return; Racks Up Trio of Top Tens
5, 2021) Dennis Erb Racing kicked off what will
be a hectic month of July schedule with a quartet of DIRTcar
Summer Nationals battles from July 1-4 in the states of Iowa
and Illinois. On Thursday night in a $5,000 to win shootout
on the 1/4-mile oval at Davenport Speedway in Davenport, Iowa,
Dennis Erb, Jr. placed third in his heat race to earn the inside
of the sixth row for the 40-lap main event. Dennis, who is a
three-time "Hell Tour" Champion, vaulted all the way
up to third in the running order before winding up sixth at
the checkers behind only victor Bobby Pierce, Frank Heckenast,
Jr., Brandon Sheppard, Tony Jackson, Jr., and Shannon Babb.
Following Davenport, the action shifted to the Land of Lincoln
for three straight nights of racing action at the Dirt Oval
at Route 66 in Joliet, Illinois, Fayette County Speedway in
Brownstown, Illinois, and Lincoln Speedway in Lincoln, Illinois.
On Friday in a $10,000 to win throwdown at the sprawling Joliet
oval, Dennis won his heat race in preliminary action before
slipping back to seventh in the final rundown of the 30-lapper.
In a similar $10,000 to win Summer Nationals clash on Saturday
evening at Fayette County, Dennis placed third in his heat race,
but was an early retiree in the 50-lap headliner and wound up
being paid for an eighteenth place showing. A $5,000 top prize
was then up for grabs on Sunday at Lincoln and the Carpentersville,
Illinois ace ran second in his heat race and eighth in the 40-lap
feature. Full results from all four Independence Day weekend
races can be viewed online at www.dirtcarsummernationals.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Dennis Erb, Jr. Lands on Podium
of $30,000 Firecracker 100 at Lernerville!
27, 2021) Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team paid
a visit to Lernerville Speedway from June 24-26 to compete in
the 15th Annual 'Firecracker 100.' The World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series once again presided over the three-day
shootout, which drew more than 50 competitors to the Sarver,
Pennsylvania facility. In the first of two $6,000 to win preliminary
programs on Thursday night, Dennis placed fifth in his heat
race, second in his B-Main, and nineteenth in the 30-lap sprint.
On Friday evening in a similar $6,000 to win show, Dennis secured
a heat race triumph prior to winding up fourth in the 30-lapper
behind only race winner Brandon Overton, Michael Norris, and
When Saturday rolled around at Lernerville Speedway,
a huge crowd assembled to see who would emerge victorious in
the 'Firecracker 100,' which boasted a whopping $30,000 winner's
check. Dennis finished a very close second in his heat race
and later started the 100-lap headliner from the outside of
the fourth row. The Carpentersville, Illinois standout then
blitzed all the way up to second in the running order until
slipping back to third in lapped traffic late in the distance.
Dennis, who now finds himself fifth in the latest WOOLMS point
standings, landed on the podium of the 'Firecracker 100' with
victor Brandon Overton and runner-up Chris Madden! Complete
results from each of the three events over the weekend in the
Keystone State can be found online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Erb, Jr. Claims Top Ten Finish
Over Soggy Weekend in Northeast
20, 2021) Dennis Erb Racing trekked to the Northeast
from June 17-19 for what was supposed to be a tripleheader weekend
with the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
in the states of New York and Pennsylvania. However, inclement
weather wiped out a pair of $10,000 to win programs on Friday
at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Knox Dale, Pennsylvania and
on Saturday at Selinsgrove Speedway in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
The lone event that escaped the wrath of Mother Nature occurred
on Thursday evening, June 17 at Stateline Speedway in Busti,
New York. Dennis Erb, Jr. clicked off the third quickest time
in Group B during the qualifying session before running second
in heat race action. After drawing the fifth starting spot for
the $10,000 to win headliner, Dennis ran inside of the top five
early in the 40-lap distance before slipping back to seventh
in the final rundown. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace still
finds himself seventh in the latest version of the WOOLMS point
standings exiting the Stateline Speedway show. Full results
can be located by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Dennis Erb, Jr. Rallies to Sixth
in $127,000 to win Dirt Late Model Dream!
13, 2021) A very lucrative week at Eldora Speedway
took place from June 9-12, as a pair of 'Dirt Late Model Dreams'
were held at the storied Rossburg, Ohio oval. On Wednesday evening
in his Twin 25 preliminary program, Dennis Erb, Jr. grabbed
the fifth transfer spot through his heat race before finishing
nineteenth in his $10,000 to win feature. At the "Big E"
on Thursday, Dennis placed eleventh in his stacked heat race
before advancing up to finish third in his B-Main. The Carpentersville,
Illinois ace then blasted past nineteen competitors during the
$127,000 to win headliner to land in the sixth position after
100 green flag circuits behind only victor Brandon Overton,
Tim McCreadie, Kyle Bronson, Dale McDowell, and Brandon Sheppard!
The 26th Annual 'Dirt Late Model Dream' then took
center stage at the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant over the
weekend. In Friday's $10,000 to win Twin 25, Dennis ran fifth
in his heat race before climbing five spots during his 25-lapper
to claim a fourteenth place feature showing. All eyes were then
fixated on capturing the $126,000 top prize in Saturday's crown
jewel extravaganza. Unfortunately, Dennis suffered terminal
engine problems while in a transfer position during his heat
race and was unable to advance into the 100-lap biggie that
was ultimately won again by Brandon Overton. Full results from
all four days of racing action at Eldora Speedway can be located
online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
Erb, Jr. Earns $10,000 for First
Win of 2021 Campaign at Circle City Raceway!
6, 2021) The Dennis Erb Racing team finally
broke through in 2021 to capture their first win of the racing
season in their maiden trip to the new Circle City Raceway in
Indianapolis, Indiana! The World of Outlaws Morton Buildings
Late Model Series sanctioned the shootout on Friday night, June
4 in the Hoosier State and 33 competitors showed up to do battle
at the newly-constructed facility. After timing in fourth fastest
in Group B during the qualifying session, Dennis Erb, Jr. picked
up a heat race triumph and later drew the outside of the front
row for the start of the 40-lap headliner. The Carpentersville,
Illinois ace then paced the stellar field for the first 25 circuits
around the rugged racetrack before having to regain the point
from Ryan Gustin on the 32nd lap. He went on to bag the $10,000
payday in Indy over a top five that consisted of runner-up Brandon
Sheppard, Gustin, Max Blair, and Frank Heckenast, Jr.!
The WOOLMS tour then took the #28 team to Plymouth Speedway
in Plymouth, Indiana on Saturday evening, June 5. Making his
first-ever laps around the Plymouth oval, Dennis laid down the
sixteenth fastest lap overall during qualifying before placing
fifth in his stacked heat race. He then picked off four competitors
during the $10,000 to win feature to land in the ninth finishing
position after forty green flag circuits. Dennis now finds himself
seventh in the latest version of the World of Outlaws Morton
Buildings Late Model Series point standings exiting the Hoosier
State double-dip. Complete results can be located online by
clicking on www.woolms.com.
(Rich LaBrier Photo)
Dennis Erb, Jr. Seventh at Fayette
County; Fourth at Spoon River
31, 2021) Dennis Erb, Jr. stayed in the Land
of Lincoln over the Memorial Day holiday weekend for a pair
of $5,000 to win MARS Racing Series showdowns. Things kicked
off on Saturday, May 29 at Fayette County Speedway in Brownstown,
Illinois. Dennis timed in fifteenth fastest overall during Super
Late Model qualifying before running fourth in heat race action.
After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the 40-lap
feature event, Dennis moved past a handful of competitors during
the contest to land in the seventh finishing position.
At Spoon River Speedway on Sunday, May 30, another $5,000 top
prize was on the line at the Banner, Illinois oval. Dennis clicked
off the third quickest lap overall during the time trial session
prior to picking up an impressive heat race triumph. After starting
the 40-lapper from the inside of the second row, the Carpentersville,
Illinois standout stayed inside of the top five to eventually
earn a strong fourth place performance behind only victor Brandon
Sheppard, Ryan Unzicker, and Tanner English! Complete results
from the MARS double-dip can be accessed online by clicking
Dennis Erb Racing Follows Outlaws
East to Port Royal Speedway
23, 2021) Dennis Erb Racing trekked east to
Port Royal Speedway in Port Royal, Pennsylvania on May 21-22
for a pair of World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series
shootouts. On Friday night in the 'Huey Wilcoxon Memorial,'
which paid out $10,000 to the winner, Dennis Erb, Jr. ran eighth
in his loaded heat race and sixth in his B-Main. After utilizing
a series provisional to gain access into the 40-lap main event,
Dennis was able to climb four spots during the course of the
contest to land in the nineteenth finishing position.
The doubleheader at Port Royal then wrapped up on Saturday
evening with the 'Billy Vacek Memorial.' Dennis stopped the
clock tenth quickest in Group A during qualifying prior to nabbing
the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. The
Carpentersville, Illinois ace eventually wound up seventeenth
in the final rundown of the $15,000 to win headliner and now
finds himself eighth in the latest version of the WOOLMS point
standings following the completion of the 50-lapper. Complete
results from the weekend in the Keystone State can be viewed
online at www.woolms.com.
Dennis Erb, Jr. Earns Pair of
Runner-Up Efforts Over Consistent Weekend!
17, 2021) Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team were
up front throughout a lucrative tripleheader in the states of
Illinois and Wisconsin from May 14-16. On Friday night in the
$10,000 to win 'Farmer City 74,' Dennis clicked off the second
fastest lap in Group A during MARS Racing Series qualifying
and later secured a victory in his heat race. After starting
fourth in the 74-lap headliner at Farmer City Raceway, Dennis
was able to maintain that position to bring home a steady fourth
place performance behind only victor Brandon Sheppard, Bobby
Pierce, and Tanner English.
A $15,000 top prize was then on the line on Saturday evening
in the 'Spring Showcase' at Fairbury Speedway in downtown Fairbury,
Illinois. Dennis timed in third quickest in Group B during the
MARS qualifying session prior to running second in heat race
action. The Carpentersville, Illinois star then rolled off from
the outside of the third row and advanced all the way up to
second in the 50-lap feature to finish a close runner-up behind
only race winner Tanner English!
Sunday saw the Dennis Erb Racing team in competition at Wilmot
Raceway in Wilmot, Wisconsin, as the Dirt Kings Late Model Tour
presided over the 'Diamond 43.' Dennis picked up a victory in
his heat race and later started the $4,300 to win main event
from the outside of the front row. After leading the first 39
circuits of the 43-lap affair, Dennis eventually crossed the
finish line in the second spot once again behind only winner
Taylor Scheffler. Complete results from the trio of races can
be viewed online at www.marsracingseries.com
(Todd Healy Photo)
Erb, Jr. Still Seventh in WOOLMS
Points Exiting Dairyland Showdown
9, 2021) The May 7-8 weekend took the #28 team
to Mississippi Thunder Speedway in Fountain City, Wisconsin
for the 'Dairyland Showdown,' which was sanctioned by the World
of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night
in the $12,500 to win weekend lid lifter, Dennis Erb, Jr. qualified
twelfth quickest in Group B during the time trial session prior
to placing fifth in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the
second transfer spot through his B-Main, Dennis was able to
work his way past seven competitors during the 40-lap main event
to claim a thirteenth place showing.
In the 'Dairyland Showdown' grand finale on Saturday evening,
a $22,500 top prize was up for grabs at the Badger State facility.
Dennis ran eighth in his heat race and tenth in his B-Main,
but later received a series provisional to gain access into
the 60-lap headliner. Unfortunately, a broken flywheel caused
the Carpentersville, Illinois ace to retire early from the contest
and relegated him to a disappointing twenty-fifth place effort.
Despite the mechanical gremlins, Dennis still sits seventh in
the latest version of the WOOLMS point standings exiting the
doubleheader weekend. Complete results from MTS can be accessed
online by clicking on www.woolms.com.
Dennis Erb, Jr. Suffers Battery
Problem in $30,000 Hawkeye 100...
2, 2021) The Dennis Erb Racing team trekked
to Boone Speedway in Boone, Iowa on April 30-May 1 for the inaugural
running of the 'Hawkeye 100,' which was sanctioned by the World
of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series. On Friday night
in the two $3,000 to win preliminary events, Dennis Erb, Jr.
timed in eleventh quickest overall during the qualifying session
before running fourteenth in the first 25-lapper and sixteenth
in the final "Twin Hawk" race.
At Boone on Saturday evening, a whopping $30,000 paycheck was
on the line in the 'Hawkeye 100' grand finale. Dennis ran seventh
in his stacked heat race, which lined him up starting twenty-first
on the grid in the 100-lap headliner. Unfortunately, the Carpentersville,
Illinois star ran into battery issues during the extra-distance
affair and wound up finishing twentieth in the final rundown.
Dennis still finds himself seventh in the latest version of
the WOOLMS point standings exiting the Hawkeye State. Complete
results from the 'Hawkeye 100' weekend can be viewed online