DENNIS ERB, JR. RELEASES TENTATIVE VERSION OF 2015 SCHEDULE!
(December 30, 2014)
As the new year rapidly approaches, Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team released a tentative version of their upcoming 2015 racing schedule today right here at www.DennisErb.com! The bulk of the events will be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, as Dennis once again plans to follow the national touring series on a full-time basis. The 2015 campaign will start with the annual running of the 'Super Bowl of Racing' at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia from February 5-7. You can view the released dates by clicking on the SCHEDULE page of the website!

DENNIS ERB RACING CLOSES OUT SEASON IN DEEP FRIED 75...
(November 16, 2014)
Dennis Erb Racing wrapped up their 2014 campaign over a chilly November 14-15 weekend at Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee. The 3rd Annual 'Deep Fried 75' was a Southern Nationals Bonus Race and an $11,000 top prize was on the line. On Friday night, Dennis Erb, Jr. clicked off the fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later finished second in heat race action on Saturday afternoon. After starting the 75-lap headliner from the inside of the third row, Dennis was running in the sixth position on lap 11 when a broken timing chain caused him to retire in the twenty-third spot. Complete results from the season-ending 'Deep Fried 75' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.southernnationalsseries.com.

ERB SOLID DURING WORLD FINALS AT DIRT TRACK AT CHARLOTTE
(November 9, 2014)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team traveled to the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord, North Carolina from November 6-8 for the 8th Annual 'World of Outlaws World Finals.' The final two events of the World of Outlaws Late Model Series season paid $12,000 to the winner and drew a stellar field of 77 entrants. On Thursday night during the two rounds of qualifying, Dennis posted the seventh fastest lap in Group A for Friday's program and the nineteenth quickest time in Group B for Saturday's showdown.

In front of a huge crowd at the 4/10-mile speedplant, Dennis won his heat race on Friday evening and later drew the pole position prior to the 50-lap main event. After leading the first lap, Dennis wound up a strong fifth in the final rundown behind only victor Darrell Lanigan, Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, and Jimmy Owens. On Saturday, the Carpentersville, Illinois ace ran fifth in his loaded heat race, second in his B-Main, and seventeenth in the 50-lap 'World Finals' finale. Full results from the action-packed weekend at the Dirt Track at Charlotte can be accessed by visiting www.woolms.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. SIXTH IN 40TH ANNUAL NATIONAL 100 AT EAMS
(November 3, 2014)
Dennis Erb Racing ventured to the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on November 1-2 for the 40th edition of the 'National 100.' A $20,000 top prize was on the line in the unsanctioned mega-event, which attracted 33 competitors to EAMS. On Saturday night, Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the second fastest lap during the qualifying session prior to running second in heat race action behind only prelim victor Dale McDowell. After rolling off from the outside of the third row in the 100-lap headliner on Sunday evening, Dennis wound up finishing right where he started... in the sixth position behind only race winner Jonathan Davenport, Chris Madden, Scott Bloomquist, Don O'Neal, and Rick Eckert. Complete results from EAMS can be obtained online by clicking on www.eamsdirt.com.

ERB NOTCHES SIXTH PLACE FINISH IN COORS LIGHT FALL CLASSIC
(October 26, 2014)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team made the trip south to Whynot Motorsports Park in Meridian, Mississippi on October 24-25 for the 20th edition of the Coors Light 'Fall Classic.' The unsanctioned mega-event drew a 48 car field to the 3/8-mile oval to vie for the $15,000 payday. Dennis qualified well on Friday night and later ran second in heat race action to secure the ninth starting spot in Saturday's headliner. During the course of the 100-lap grind, Dennis was able to move up three spots to notch a strong sixth place performance. The Carpentersville, Illinois star trailed only winner Randy Weaver, Chris Simpson, Bub McCool, Mike Marlar, and Billy Moyer at the checkers. Complete results from the 'Fall Classic' weekend at Whynot can be obtained by clicking on www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. CLIMBS TO SEVENTH IN DTWC AT PORTSMOUTH
(October 20, 2014)
Dennis Erb Racing put the finishing touches on the 2014 version of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season over the October 17-19 weekend at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio. The 34th Annual 'Dirt Track World Championship' attracted 89 competitors to the south-central Ohio facility and Dennis Erb, Jr. was gunning for the whopping $50,000 winner's check. On Friday night, Dennis knocked down the twenty-third quickest lap in Group B during the time trial session prior to finishing fifth in his stacked heat race.

Following a rain-out on Saturday evening, the conclusion of the crown jewel spectacular took place on Sunday afternoon at PRP. Dennis grabbed the second and final transfer spot through his B-Main, which lined him up starting from the outside of the twelfth row in the 100-lapper. In front of a huge crowd and the television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout was able to move past seventeen competitors during the daytime affair to bag a solid seventh place effort. After posting a top ten in the series finale, Dennis was officially placed ninth in the final version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the 'Dirt Track World Championship' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB BAGS TOP TEN IN MAGNOLIA STATE COTTON PICKIN' 100
(October 12, 2014)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team rolled into Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi on October 10-11 for the annual running of the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100.' The unsanctioned mega-event drew a whopping 72 competitors to "The Mag" and all eyes were focused on the hefty $20,000 top prize. Dennis posted the fourteenth quickest lap overall during Friday's qualifying session and later placed a close second in his loaded heat race behind only prelim winner Randy Weaver. After starting the 100-lap headliner on Saturday evening from the outside of the sixth row, Dennis was able to move past three competitors during the distance en route to a solid ninth place showing. Complete results from the 'Magnolia State Cotton Pickin' 100' weekend can be obtained by clicking on www.magnoliadirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. HEADS TO PEACH STATE WITH LUCAS OIL SERIES
(October 6, 2014)
Dennis Erb Racing made the long haul south to the Peach State for a pair of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series tilts on October 4-5. On Saturday night, the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia played host to the annual running of the 'Dixie Shootout.' Dennis Erb, Jr. finished ninth in his heat race and eighth in his B-Main, which forced him to take use of an emergency provisional to gain access into the 50-lap headliner. After starting from the inside of the thirteenth row in the 'Dixie Shootout,' Dennis was able to move up six spots on his way to a nineteenth place performance.

The doubleheader weekend then wrapped up at the ultra-fast Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia on Sunday evening and another $10,000 winner's check was on the line. Dennis knocked down the sixth fastest lap in Group A during the qualifying session and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois standout then started fifteenth on the grid in the 50-lapper prior to advancing past four competitors en route to a respectable eleventh place effort. Complete results from both Georgia tracks can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB COMPETES IN LUCAS OIL LATE MODEL KNOXVILLE NATIONALS
(September 28, 2014)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series west to the hallowed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on September 25-27 for the 11th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' The three-day crown jewel spectacular kicked off with a pair of $7,000 to win preliminary programs at the 1/2-mile Marion County speedplant. On Thursday night, Dennis narrowly missed out on transferring into the 25-lap sprint after finishing fourth in his loaded heat race and eighth in the B-Main. At Knoxville on Friday evening, Dennis ran sixth in his heat race, third in the B-Main, and twenty-third in the caution-free 25-lapper.

By virtue of his point total from Friday, Dennis earned a starting spot on the outside of the twelfth row in Saturday's $40,000 to win 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' In front of a huge grandstand crowd and the cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout improved nine positions during the 100-lap headliner to claim a fifteenth place performance. Dennis still finds himself ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the extended weekend in the Hawkeye State. Full results from Knoxville Raceway can be obtained online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. NABS TOP TEN IN 35TH ANNUAL JACKSON 100
(September 21, 2014)
Dennis Erb Racing returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series scene on September 19-20 in the 35th edition of the 'Jackson 100' at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown, Indiana. Things kicked off at the 1/4-mile, semi-banked oval on Friday night with qualifying and Dennis Erb, Jr. started his weekend by posting the sixth fastest lap in Group A during the time trial session. When Saturday rolled around at Brownstown, Dennis earned the second transfer spot through his heat race behind only prelim winner Steve Casebolt.

The Carpentersville, Illinois star then started the $20,000 to win mega-event from the inside of the fourth row and was looking for his first 'Jackson 100' title. Dennis was a fixture inside of the top ten through much of the 100-lap distance and eventually netted a solid seventh place performance. He still sits ninth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following Brownstown. Complete results from the 'Jackson 100' weekend can be obtained online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. SEVENTH IN BOTH ST. LOUIS SHOWDOWN EVENTS
(September 14, 2014)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team stormed into a pair of venues in Illinois and Missouri on September 12-13 for the 'St. Louis Showdown.' On Friday night at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois, the UMP DIRTcar Series presided over a $10,000 to win shootout. Dennis qualified second fastest in his group during time trials and later placed second in his heat race. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the outside of the third row, Dennis wound up finishing seventh in the final rundown in night one of the 'St. Louis Showdown.'

A similar program was held on Saturday evening at Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri and another $10,000 payday was on the line. Dennis clicked off the fifth quickest lap in his group during the qualifying session prior to advancing up to second in heat race action. The Carpentersville, Illinois hotshoe then started sixth in the 40-lapper and eventually brought home his second seventh place effort of the weekend following the action-packed race. Full results from both Granite City and Pevely can be accessed online at www.tricityspeedway.net and www.i55raceway.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. LEADS HARD CHARGER OF THE YEAR STANDINGS!
(September 8, 2014)
In the chase for the Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Year award on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Dennis Erb, Jr. of Carpentersville, IL holds a slim lead over Jared Landers of Batesville, AR. With five races left to complete in the 2014 season, Erb is looking to earn additional awards at the series year end awards banquet by winning the Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Year. Erb, a second generation driver of the famed number 28 Barry Wright Chassis, is in his second full season of following the LOLMDS. Erb has one win on the tour and currently sits 9th in the series championship point standings in 2014.

The Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Year Award will honor the driver that passes the most cars on the series in 2014. That driver will receive a cash award at the series year-end awards banquet, compliments of Optima Batteries. To view the Optima Batteries Hard Charger of the Year point standings visit http://lucasdirt.com/?page_id=47.

ERB, JR. STEADY THROUGHOUT 44TH ANNUAL WORLD 100
(September 7, 2014)
The Dennis Erb Racing team rolled into the hallowed grounds of Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 4-6 for the 44th edition of the 'World 100.' The three-day crown jewel extravaganza once again kicked off with a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs, which boasted two $5,000 winners each night. On Thursday, Dennis Erb, Jr. started his weekend by finishing third in his heat race and seventeenth in his 25-lap main event. At the "Big E" on Friday evening, Dennis won his heat race and ran up front early in his 25-lapper before eventually netting a solid seventh place performance.

When the stakes were raised on Saturday night at Eldora Speedway, all eyes were focused on the prestigious globe trophy and the $47,000 top prize. Dennis finished fourth in his loaded heat race and later advanced into the 'World 100' by virtue of his fourth place effort in his B-Main. After starting the 100-lap grind from the inside of the fourteenth row, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout was able to move up twelve positions during the extra-distance affair to record a fifteenth place showing. Complete results from the action-packed 'World 100' weekend can be accessed online at www.eldoraspeedway.com.

LABOR DAY WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTED BY FOURTH IN HILLBILLY 100
(September 1, 2014)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team ventured to the states of Ohio and West Virginia with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series for a trio of high-profile Labor Day holiday weekend showdowns from August 29-31. On Friday night at Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, Dennis ran fourth in his heat race prior to nabbing a respectable eleventh place performance in the $10,000 to win main event. A similar program was held on Saturday evening at Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth, Ohio, as another $10,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble.' Dennis once again finished fourth in heat race action at PRP and later crossed underneath the checkers thirteenth at the conclusion of the 50-lapper.

The huge tripleheader then wrapped up on Sunday with a visit to I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, West Virginia for the 46th edition of the 'Hillbilly 100.' Dennis knocked down the fourth quickest lap in Group B during qualifying and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. After rolling off from the outside of the sixth row in the $25,000 to win mega-event, the Carpentersville, Illinois native drove past eight competitors during the 100-lap grind. Dennis earned the impressive fourth place outing by finishing behind only winner Don O'Neal, Jimmy Owens, and Steve Francis. Complete results from all three venues can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 

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