DENNIS ERB RACING BUSY THIS WEEK ON SUMMER NATIONALS
(June 25, 2016) Dennis Erb, Jr. and the #28 team wrapped up a busy week on the "Hell Tour" tonight at Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois, as another $10,000 top prize was on the line. Dennis qualified eighth quickest in Group A during time trials, but unfortunately was involved in a wreck during heat race action. With heavy damage to his Black Diamond mount, Dennis scratched from the remainder of the program and did not compete in the 50-lapper.

(June 24, 2016) The Dennis Erb Racing team followed the grueling UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour to Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois tonight for another $10,000 to win extravaganza. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in eleventh fastest in Group A during qualifying prior to placing fifth in his stacked heat race. After taking the victory in the B-Main, Dennis discovered problems with his powerplant and started the 40-lap feature at the tail behind the wheel of Don Hammer's #45 machine. The Carpentersville, Illinois native eventually wound up twenty-first in the final rundown tonight at the St. Louis-area venue.

(June 23, 2016) Dennis Erb, Jr. picked up the $10,000 payday tonight for his third feature win of 2016 in UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals action at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois! Dennis posted the second quickest lap in Group A during qualifying and later scored the win in his heat race. After drawing the pole position prior to the drop of the green flag in the 50-lap main event, Dennis led each and every circuit of the "Hell Tour" stop en route to bagging the five figure loot over Billy Moyer, Bobby Pierce, Mike Marlar, and Kevin Weaver! (Jim DenHamer Photo)

(June 22, 2016) Tonight's $10,000 to win "Hell Tour" stop at Farley Speedway in Farley, Iowa was unfortunately washed out and will not be rescheduled. Tomorrow the #28 team will be back in competition at Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois!

(June 21, 2016) Dennis Erb Racing started a busy week on the UMP DIRTcar Summer Nationals tour tonight at Jacksonville Speedway in Jacksonville, Illinois, as a $5,000 top prize was up for grabs. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the fourth quickest lap in his group during qualifying prior to running second in his heat race. After starting the 40-lap feature from the inside of the third row, Dennis slipped back a few spots during the race and eventually wound up seventh at the checkers.

ERB, JR. MOVES UP TO SIXTH IN CAUTION-FREE CLASH AT THE MAG
(June 19, 2016)
Following their epic 'Dirt Late Model Dream' triumph the previous weekend, Dennis Erb, Jr. and the #28 team were back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on June 17-18 in the annual running of the 'Clash at the Mag' at Magnolia Motor Speedway in Columbus, Mississippi. Due to strong thunderstorms on Friday, the two-day extravaganza was condensed into a single-day shootout on Saturday paying $12,000 to the winner. Dennis knocked down the eleventh fastest lap in Group B during the time trial session prior to grabbing the third transfer spot through his heat race.

After starting the 60-lap main event from the outside of the fifth row, Dennis methodically worked his way forward during the caution-free affair. At the checkers, Dennis found himself in the sixth finishing position behind only race winner Darrell Lanigan, Jimmy Owens, Brandon Sheppard, Scott Bloomquist, and Jared Landers. The Carpentersville, Illinois star still sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting Magnolia. Full results from the 'Clash at the Mag' can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. CASHES IN $100,000 FOR WINNING DREAM XXII!!!
(June 12, 2016)
Dennis Erb, Jr. finally got his elusive crown jewel victory on Saturday night, June 11 and it came on one of the sport's grandest stages in the 22nd edition of the 'Dirt Late Model Dream' at the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio! Dennis won his heat race on Saturday to earn the outside of the front row for the start of the 100-lap grind. Utilizing the bottom grooves around the 1/2-mile speedplant during the exciting extra-distance affair, Dennis paced the stout field on four different occasions (laps 1-3, 31-35, 57-69, 90-100) and survived a last lap caution flag to bag the hefty $100,000 windfall. At the checkers, the Carpentersville, Illinois star was ahead of Josh Richards, Dale McDowell, Jonathan Davenport, and Don O'Neal to etch his name into the "Big E" record books!

Earlier in the three-day weekend, Dennis put forth impressive performances in a pair of Twin 25 preliminary programs. On Thursday evening, Dennis ran seventh in his heat race before winning his B-Main and climbing all the way up to eighth in the 25-lap sprint, which paid $5,000 to the winner. In Friday's $10,000 to win show, Dennis won his heat race and led a couple of laps during the 25-lapper before eventually placing a strong runner-up behind only prelim winner Brandon Sheppard. Full results from the extended weekend in the Buckeye State can be obtained by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com. (Heath Lawson Photography)

TOP FIVE FOR ERB, JR. IN $10,000 TO WIN TOYOTA KNOXVILLE 50!
(June 5, 2016)
The ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series took the #28 team to the bad-fast Tazewell Speedway in Tazewell, Tennessee and the venerable Florence Speedway in Union, Kentucky over the June 3-4 weekend. At Tazewell on Friday night, a $10,000 winner's check was on the line in the annual running of the 'Toyota Knoxville 50.' Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the twentieth quickest lap overall during the qualifying session and later advanced up to third in heat race action. After starting the 50-lapper from the outside of the fourth row, Dennis was able to work his way past four competitors on his way to a stellar fourth place effort behind only victor Scott Bloomquist, Jimmy Owens, and Steve Francis.

Saturday's $30,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial' at Florence was then rained-out and rescheduled for Thursday, August 11. Dennis, who hails out of Carpentersville, Illinois, still finds himself seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings exiting "The Taz." Complete results from Friday can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

24TH ANNUAL SHOW-ME 100 NIGHTLY RESULTS FROM WHEATLAND
(May 28, 2016)
The grand finale of the 24th Annual 'Lucas Oil Show-Me 100' took place in front of a huge crowd tonight at Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. Dennis Erb, Jr. had his sole focus set on bagging the whopping $30,000 payday that was up for grabs in the Memorial Day weekend special. By virtue of his strong preliminary performances, Dennis locked himself into the outside of the second row for the start of the 100-lap extravaganza. During the course of the rough and tumble 'Show-Me 100,' Dennis tried his best to stay out of trouble on the choppy racing surface and eventually brought his #28 machine home in the ninth position.

(May 27, 2016) Another $6,000 top prize was on the line tonight at the state-of-the-art Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri in a special Tribute to Don and Billie Gibson event, which was once again co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series. Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the sixth quickest time in Group A during the qualifying session and later ran second in heat race action. After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 40-lapper, Dennis was able to move past five cars on his way to a strong sixth place showing behind only winner Jared Landers, Scott Bloomquist, Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens, and Steve Francis!

(May 26, 2016) The 24th edition of the 'Lucas Oil Show-Me 100' kicked off tonight at the immaculate Lucas Oil Speedway in Wheatland, Missouri. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and Lucas Oil MLRA Series co-sanctioned the 'Cowboy Classic' prelim tonight, which drew 57 competitors to vie for the $6,000 winner's check. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in sixteenth fastest in Group B during qualifying prior to running fifth in his loaded heat race. After grabbing the second transfer spot through his B-Main, Dennis blasted past fourteen competitors during the 45-lap headliner en route to a steady ninth place effort.

DENNIS ERB RACING SEVENTH IN LOLMDS POINTS AFTER LASALLE
(May 22, 2016)
Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail to a pair of venues in Wisconsin and Illinois over the May 20-21 weekend. On Friday night at Oshkosh Speedzone Raceway in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Dennis timed in thirteenth quickest in Group A during the qualifying session prior to grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. After starting the $10,000 to win main event from the inside of the seventh row, Dennis wound up finishing right where he started the 50-lapper... in the thirteenth position.

At LaSalle Speedway in LaSalle, Illinois on Saturday evening, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Spring Shootout.' Dennis clicked off the second fastest lap in Group B during time trials at the 1/4-mile oval and later scored an impressive victory in his heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace then rolled off from the outside of the second row in the 60-lap headliner and had a top five car until experiencing a freak mechanical issue that hampered the throttle linkage on his #28 machine. At the checkers of the 'Spring Shootout,' Dennis found himself eighth in the final finishing order and still sits seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results from both weekend shows can be obtained online by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. ADVANCES TO FIFTH IN INAUGURAL BUCKEYE NATIONALS!
(May 15, 2016)
Dennis Erb Racing extended their recent string of top five finishes over the May 13-14 weekend in the inaugural running of the 'Buckeye Nationals' at Atomic Speedway in Alma, Ohio! The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the two-day extravaganza, which boasted a whopping $50,000 payday and drew a stellar field of 49 entrants. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the eighteenth fastest lap in Group B during Friday's qualifying session prior to blasting up to second in his heat race to finish behind only prelim winner Darrell Lanigan.

All eyes were then fixated on the 'Buckeye Nationals' on Saturday evening and Dennis rolled off from the outside of the sixth row in the 75-lap headliner. The Carpentersville, Illinois native methodically picked off seven competitors during the action-packed race and nipped Steve Francis at the finish line to garner a strong fifth place showing. Dennis, who now sits seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings, trailed only victor Scott Bloomquist, Jonathan Davenport, Josh Richards, and Chris Madden at the checkers. Complete results from Atomic Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB, JR. KNOCKS DOWN TOP FIVES AT FARMER CITY & FALS!
(May 8, 2016)
With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sitting idle over Mother's Day weekend, Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team took advantage by staying closer to home to enter a pair of high-profile MARS DIRTcar Series and American Late Model Series (ALMS) showdowns in their home state of Illinois on May 6-7. On Friday night at Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, a $5,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Douglas Dodge 40.' Dennis clicked off the fourth fastest lap in his group during qualifying prior to running second in heat race action. After starting the 40-lap headliner from the outside of the fourth row, Dennis blasted forward and fought valiantly for a podium finish before eventually garnering a fourth place performance behind only victor Billy Moyer, Brandon Sheppard, and Kevin Weaver.

The dirt-slinging action quickly shifted to Fairbury American Legion Speedway in Fairbury, Illinois on Saturday evening for the $10,000 to win 'FALS Frenzy.' Dennis laid down the fifth quickest time overall during the qualifying session and later scored an impressive heat race triumph. After rolling off from the outside of the second row in the 50-lapper, the Carpentersville, Illinois star advanced all the way up to second before finishing a close third behind only race winner Bobby Pierce and runner-up Earl Pearson, Jr. Full results from both weekend shows can be accessed online at www.marsracingseries.com.

ERB SETS FAST TIME, WINS HEAT, AND FINISHES THIRD IN BUD 50
(May 1, 2016)
The Dennis Erb Racing team drove through the pit gate at Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois on Friday night, April 29 to compete in the $10,000 to win 'Budweiser 50,' which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the quickest lap during the qualifying session to earn Fast Time honors and later scored an impressive heat race triumph. After starting the 50-lap headliner from the pole position, Dennis ran up front throughout the 'Budweiser 50' and eventually claimed an impressive podium performance. At the checkers, the Carpentersville, Illinois ace found himself in the third position behind only race winner Scott Bloomquist and runner-up Jonathan Davenport!

On Saturday evening, Dennis and the rest of the stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series were slated to invade the tiny Macon Speedway in Macon, Illinois for a $12,000 to win shootout. Unfortunately, Mother Nature took the win and pushed the race back to Tuesday, July 26. Dennis currently finds himself seventh in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following the weekend in the Land of Lincoln. Full results from Friday's show at Tri-City Speedway can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB RACING HEADS EAST WITH LUCAS OIL SERIES
(April 24, 2016)
Dennis Erb Racing ventured east with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on April 22-23 with scheduled events in the states of Ohio and Maryland. With Friday's rain-out at Sharon Speedway in Hartford, Ohio, the doubleheader weekend turned into a single-day affair on Saturday evening at the legendary Hagerstown Speedway in Hagerstown, Maryland. Dennis Erb, Jr. qualified fifteenth fastest in Group B during time trials prior to finishing seventh in his loaded heat race.

After grabbing the third and final transfer spot through his B-Main, Dennis started the $12,000 to win main event from the outside of the eleventh row. Despite drawing a lap 22 caution, Dennis was able to move up to fifteenth by the checkers of the 60-lap 'Stanley Schetrompf Founders Day Classic.' The Carpentersville, Illinois hotshoe now finds himself ninth in the heated Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings exiting Hagerstown. Complete results can be obtained online at www.lucasdirt.com.

ERB, JR. RALLIES TO EIGHTH IN $20K BAD BOY 98 AT BATESVILLE
(April 17, 2016)
The #28 team was back on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series trail on April 15-16, as the nation's premier Dirt Late Model touring series sanctioned the annual running of the 'Bad Boy 98' at Batesville Motor Speedway in Locust Grove, Arkansas. The two-day extravaganza drew a 45 car field to BMS and each driver had their sights set on the hefty $20,000 winner's check. Dennis Erb, Jr. knocked down the seventeenth quickest lap in Group A during Friday's time trial session and later placed seventh in his stacked heat race.

On Saturday evening, Dennis vaulted up to third in his B-Main to earn the final transfer spot into the night's 98-lap feature event. Despite suffering problems on laps 51 and 64 to draw the yellow flag, Dennis was still able to rally through the stellar field to bag an eighth place effort in the 'Bad Boy 98.' The Carpentersville, Illinois hotshoe is now up to sixth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following Batesville. Full results from the weekend can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

DENNIS ERB RACING KNOCKS DOWN PAIR OF TOP TENS IN SOUTHEAST
(April 3, 2016)
Dennis Erb Racing ventured south with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on April 1-2 to two new series venues in the states of Georgia and Alabama. On Friday night at Boyd's Speedway in Ringgold, Georgia, a $10,000 to win shootout was held in front of a jammed-packed grandstand at the Chattanooga-area facility. Dennis Erb, Jr. ran seventh in his stacked heat race, but later grabbed the third and final transfer spot through his consolation event. After starting the 50-lap main event from the outside of the eleventh row, Dennis steadily drove past twelve competitors during the contest en route to a solid tenth place performance.

At the historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama on Saturday evening, a $12,000 top prize was on the line in the annual running of the 'Bama Bash.' Dennis timed in seventeenth quickest overall during the qualifying session and later ran fifth in heat race action. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace then rolled off from the outside of the seventh row in the 60-lapper and drove up inside of the top five before suffering a flat right front tire. After heading pitside for new rubber, Dennis rallied back up to finish eighth in the 'Bama Bash' and currently sits tied for seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from the doubleheader weekend can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.

 

 

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