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...
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
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
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
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
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
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
DENNIS ERB, JR.
HEADS TO PEACH STATE WITH LUCAS OIL SERIES
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
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
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
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
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
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
DENNIS ERB, JR.
LEADS HARD CHARGER OF THE YEAR STANDINGS!
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
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
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
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.