ERB, JR. HEADS TO
MID-ATLANTIC WITH NDRL TOUR...
14, 2014) Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team ventured
to the states of Pennsylvania and Virginia over the April 10-13
extended weekend for a trio of high-profile National Dirt Racing
League (NDRL) battles. Things kicked off on Thursday night at
Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania
with the annual running of the 'PENNational.' Dennis relied
on a series provisional to gain access into the $10,000 to win
feature event and started the 50-lapper from the outside of
the thirteenth row. Unfortunately, the Carpentersville, Illinois
star was only able to complete seventeen circuits and was relegated
to a twenty-fifth place performance in the 'PENNational.'
Next up for the Dennis Erb Racing team was a trip
to the pristine Virginia Motor Speedway in Jamaica, Virginia
on Saturday evening for the Aaron's 'King of the Commonwealth,'
which boasted a hefty $20,000 top prize. Dennis ran second in
heat race action at VMS, started the 60-lap main event from
the outside of the third row, and eventually recorded a solid
ninth place effort in the 'King of the Commonwealth.' On Sunday,
the NDRL tripleheader wrapped up with the rain-postponed 'Gunters
Honey 50' at Winchester Speedway in Winchester, Virginia. Unfortunately,
Dennis was not able to transfer into the $10,000 to win feature
event. Complete results from the busy weekend can be viewed
by clicking on www.thendrl.com.
DENNIS ERB, JR.
CLIMBS TO ELEVENTH AT ARK-LA-TEX SPEEDWAY
6, 2014) The Dennis Erb Racing team rejoined
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Saturday evening, April
5 at Ark-La-Tex Speedway in Vivian, Louisiana. The national
touring series held their first-ever event at Ark-La-Tex and
51 competitors were on the grounds to compete for the $10,000
winner's check. Dennis Erb, Jr. laid down the fifteenth fastest
lap in Group A during time trials and later climbed up to fourth
in his stacked heat race. After grabbing the second and final
transfer spot through his B-Main, Dennis started the 50-lap
main event from the inside of the eleventh row. The Carpentersville,
Illinois star then rallied through the field, as he picked off
ten competitors during the A-Main en route to a steady eleventh
Unfortunately, the rest of the weekend was a wash
for the cars and stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series.
Both $10,000 to win showdowns - scheduled for Friday at Jackson
Motor Speedway in Jackson, Mississippi and for Sunday at Outlaw
Motorsports Park in Muskogee, Oklahoma - succumbed to inclement
weather. Dennis emerged from the April 4-6 weekend still eleventh
in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings. Full results
from Saturday's tilt at Ark-La-Tex Speedway can be accessed
online at www.lucasdirt.com.
ERB, JR. POCKETS
$15,000 FOR WINNING THAW BRAWL AT LASALLE!!!
30, 2014) Dennis Erb, Jr. captured his second
feature win of the young 2014 racing season on Saturday evening,
March 29 in the 3rd Annual 'Thaw Brawl' at LaSalle Speedway
in LaSalle, Illinois! After Mother Nature took home the win
in Friday's $2,000 to win weekend opener, Dennis and twenty-eight
other competitors converged on the 1/4-mile bullring on Saturday
for the 'Thaw Brawl' finale. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace
started his night by clicking off the second quickest lap in
his group, which put him on the outside of the front row for
the start of the heat race.
Following a convincing heat race triumph, Dennis
drew the outside of the front row once again for the start of
the 75-lap 'Thaw Brawl.' He immediately took the lead at the
drop of the green flag and paced the stellar field through the
rough track conditions caused by the harsh Illinois Winter.
When the dust had settled at LaSalle Speedway, Dennis had led
each of the 75 circuits to collect the hefty $15,000 payday
over Bobby Pierce, Ryan Unzicker, Scott Bloomquist, and Jason
Riggs. Full results from this UMP DIRTcar Series and American
Late Model Series battle can be accessed by clicking on www.lasallespeedway.com.
DENNIS ERB, JR.
BACK IN ACTION IN INDIANA ICEBREAKER...
23, 2014) The Dennis Erb Racing team returned
to Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series competition on Saturday
evening, March 22 at the legendary Brownstown Speedway in Brownstown,
Indiana. The 17th edition of the 'Indiana Icebreaker' was held
at the famed 1/4-mile fairgrounds oval and 45 competitors piled
into the pit area to vie for the $10,000 top prize. Dennis Erb,
Jr. started off his night by timing in nineteenth fastest in
Group B during qualifying and later finished tenth in his stacked
After running sixth in his B-Main, Dennis was
forced to take use of a LOLMDS provisional to gain access into
the 50-lap feature event. In front of a jammed packed grandstand,
Dennis started the 'Indiana Icebreaker' from the outside of
the twelfth row. The Carpentersville, Illinois standout was
then able to climb three positions during the caution-free affair
and eventually netted a twenty-first place effort in the single-day
showdown. Dennis now sits eleventh in the current version of
the LOLMDS point standings following Brownstown. Full results
can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
DENNIS ERB RACING
TACKLES TENNESSEE TIPOFF CLASSIC...
9, 2014) Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team invaded
Smoky Mountain Speedway in Maryville, Tennessee on March 7-8
for the inaugural 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic,' which was sanctioned
by the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL). In his first career
visit to the Volunteer State speedplant, Dennis was forced to
use a provisional both nights, which caused him to start near
the back of both the $7,500 to win main event on Friday night
and the $12,500 to win feature on Saturday evening. The Carpentersville,
Illinois native eventually finished twenty-third in Friday's
40-lapper, while he moved up to nineteenth in Saturday's 60-lap
headliner. Full results from the 'Tennessee Tipoff Classic'
doubleheader can be accessed online at www.thendrl.com.
TOP TEN FOR DENNIS
ERB, JR. IN 17TH ANNUAL BAMA BASH!
2, 2014) The Dennis Erb Racing team kicked off
the National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) championship chase on
February 28-March 1 with the 17th Annual 'Bama Bash' at the
historic East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama.
The first points paying race for the NDRL gang drew a stout
38 car field, all of whom were vying for the hefty $17,017 top
prize. On Friday night, Dennis Erb, Jr. started his weekend
by posting the eighth quickest lap in his group during qualifying
prior to finishing fifth in his stacked heat race.
Following a triumph in his B-Main on Saturday
evening, Dennis started the 75-lap 'Bama Bash' from the inside
of the ninth row. The Carpentersville, Illinois star drove a
steady race early before pitting for new rubber around the lap
thirty mark. Dennis then rallied through the talented field
to earn a top ten effort in the caution-plagued event, as he
crossed underneath the checkers in the eighth position. Complete
results from the 'Bama Bash' weekend can be found online at
RESULTS FROM VOLUSIA SPEEDWAY PARK
22, 2014) The 43rd edition of the 'DIRTcar Nationals'
officially came to a close tonight at Volusia Speedway Park
and Dennis Erb, Jr. had his sights set on the $10,000 payday.
Dennis timed in third fastest in Group A during WOOLMS qualifying
before finishing a strong second in his heat race behind only
prelim victor Scott Bloomquist. After drawing the outside second
row starting spot prior to the drop of the green flag in the
50-lapper, Dennis ran amongst the top five early in the race
before fading to a disappointing twenty-second place outing.
(February 21, 2014)
Rolling afternoon thunderstorms forced Volusia Speedway
Park officials to cancel this evening's action at the 'DIRTcar
Nationals' presented by Summit Racing Equipment, setting the
stage for a huge finale on Saturday night featuring the World
of Outlaws Late Model Series. The winner of the 50-lapper tomorrow
night at VSP will receive a $10,000 paycheck. More info can
be found online at www.woolms.com.
(February 20, 2014)
The World of Outlaws Late Model Series roared into
the Daytona Beach area tonight to sanction round four of the
'DIRTcar Nationals' at Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville,
Florida. Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the twelfth quickest lap in
Group A during time trials prior to finishing eleventh in his
heat race and tenth in his B-Main. The Carpentersville, Illinois
ace was unfortunately unable to transfer into the $10,000 to
win feature event, which was won by Casey Roberts.
(February 19, 2014)
The 43rd Annual 'DIRTcar Nationals' continued tonight
at Volusia Speedway Park with another UMP DIRTcar Series battle,
which boasted a $10,000 top prize. Dennis Erb, Jr. clicked off
the third quickest time in his group during qualifying, but
problems caused him to scratch from the remainder of the program.
Dennis unfortunately did not compete in the A-Main for the third
straight night at the Barberville, Florida venue.
(February 18, 2014)
Round two of the 'DIRTcar Nationals' took place earlier
this evening at Volusia Speedway Park and another $7,000 winner's
check was on the line. Dennis Erb, Jr. laid down the eighth
fastest lap in his group during UMP time trials and later finished
ninth in both his heat race and his B-Main. Unfortunately, Dennis
was unable to transfer into the night's 30-lap feature event,
which saw Kenny Pettyjohn take the checkers.
(February 17, 2014)
A new week and a new venue for Dennis Erb Racing, as
they pulled into Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida
for tonight's $7,000 to win 'DIRTcar Nationals' opener. Dennis
Erb, Jr. started his evening at VSP by timing in ninth fastest
in his group during UMP DIRTcar Series qualifying, but unfortunately
suffered terminal problems under the hood late in his heat race.
Unfortunately, Dennis was forced to scratch for the remainder
of the night and missed out on the 30-lap main event, which
was won by Floridian Ivedent Lloyd, Jr.
RESULTS FROM EAST BAY RACEWAY PARK
15, 2014) The long week at East Bay Raceway
Park wrapped up tonight with the 38th Annual 'Winternationals'
finale, which paid $10,000 to the winner and was taped by the
television cameras of the Lucas Oil Production Studios. Dennis
Erb, Jr. posted the quickest lap in Group A during LOLMDS qualifying
and later finished second in heat race action behind only prelim
victor Jimmy Owens. After rolling off from the inside of the
third row in the 60-lap feature event, Dennis ran in the top
five early in the race before his car went away. He eventually
slowed to bring out a caution on lap 49 and was placed eighteenth
in the final finishing order.
(February 15, 2014)
A huge day/night doubleheader to close out the 38th
Annual 'Winternationals' started earlier this afternoon with
a $7,000 to win tilt, which was originally scheduled for Wednesday
and subsequently postponed due to heavy rain showers. Dennis
Erb, Jr. laid down the third fastest lap in Group B during Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series time trials at East Bay Raceway Park
prior to finishing second in his heat race behind only prelim
victor Billy Moyer, Jr. The Carpentersville, Illinois star,
who started the 35-lap main event from the outside of the third
row, wound up a disappointing eighteenth in the final rundown
after suffering a flat right rear tire late in the daytime affair.
(February 14, 2014)
The first Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series points race
of the week at East Bay Raceway Park took place tonight and
a $10,000 payday was up for grabs. Dennis Erb, Jr., fresh off
his big win last night, timed in sixth fastest in Group B during
the qualifying session and later grabbed the fourth and final
transfer spot through his heat race behind Earl Pearson, Jr.,
Don O'Neal, and Ricky Weiss. After rolling off from the outside
of the eighth row in the 50-lap feature event, Dennis was able
to pick off five competitors during the race on his way to an
eleventh place finish.
13, 2014) Dennis Erb, Jr., of Carpentersville,
Illinois, picked up his first feature win of the young 2014
racing season tonight in front of a LIVE MAVTV television audience
and a healthy crowd at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida!
Dennis clicked off the fastest lap overall during the Lucas
Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying session and later scored
the win in heat race action. After starting the 45-lap main
event from the outside of the front row, Dennis ran second throughout
most of the race. However, he turned up the wick late, passed
leader Billy Moyer for the point on lap 38, and led the remainder
of the distance to claim the $7,000 top prize over Moyer, Jimmy
Owens, Scott Bloomquist, and Brandon Sheppard! (Rick
(February 12, 2014)
Officials of East Bay Raceway Park and the Lucas Oil
Late Model Dirt Series have postponed tonight’s events
from the 38th Annual 'Winternationals' due to rain. Tonight’s
$7,000 to win showdown is rescheduled for Saturday morning,
February 15. Tomorrow night’s - Thursday, February 13
- series program from East Bay Raceway Park will air LIVE on
MAVTV starting at 9:30 PM EST. MAVTV can be found on DIRECTV
on channel 214 and on DISH Network on channel 248. For cable
subscribers, please check the local listings in your area.
(February 11, 2014)
Round two of the six-race 'Winternationals' took place
tonight at East Bay Raceway Park and another $5,000 top prize
was on the line. Dennis Erb, Jr. laid down the fifth quickest
lap in Group B during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series time
trial session prior to finishing second in heat race action.
The Carpentersville, Illinois ace then started the 25-lap main
event from the outside of the third row before eventually recording
a solid seventh place performance at the track deemed as the
"Clay by the Bay."
(February 10, 2014)
Dennis Erb Racing kicked off the 38th Annual 'Winternationals'
tonight at East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, as the
Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over a $5,000 to win
showdown. Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the sixth fastest lap in Group
A during the qualifying session and later ran third in his heat
race. After starting the 25-lap feature event from the inside
of the sixth row, Dennis had a solid run in the A-Main and wound
up tenth in the final rundown.
SUPER BOWL OF RACING
RESULTS FROM GOLDEN ISLES SPEEDWAY
8, 2014) Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team wrapped
up the three-race 'Super Bowl of Racing' tonight at Golden Isles
Speedway with another televised event, which boasted a $10,000
winner's check. Dennis clicked off the tenth fastest lap in
Group A during the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series qualifying
session and later placed third in his heat race behind only
prelim winner Brandon Sheppard and runner-up Dennis Franklin.
After rolling off from the inside of the sixth row in the 50-lapper,
Dennis vaulted all the way up to fourth in the running order
before troubles on his #28 eventually relegated the Carpentersville,
Illinois ace to a disappointing sixteenth place effort.
(February 7, 2014)
In the 'Super Bowl of Racing' nightcap tonight at Golden
Isles, a $10,000 top prize was up for grabs for the cars and
stars of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Dennis Erb, Jr.
qualified twelfth quickest in Group B during time trials and
later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his
heat race. During the course of the 50-lap televised race, Dennis
was able to move past two competitors en route to a fourteenth
(February 7, 2014)
Dennis Erb Racing debuted a new C.J. Rayburn racecar
earlier today in the rain-postponed Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt
Series opener at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia.
Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the ninth fastest lap in Group B during
qualifying, but was unfortunately involved in a wreck early
in his heat race. After making repairs to his #28 machine and
grabbing the fourth and final transfer spot through his B-Main,
Dennis started the $5,000 to win feature event from the outside
of the twelfth row. The Carpentersville, Illinois native was
the first retiree in the 25-lap race, which was non-points,
and was placed twenty-fourth in the final rundown.
(February 6, 2014)
Tonight's Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series season opener
at Golden Isles Speedway in Brunswick, Georgia has been postponed
until tomorrow morning due to persistent rain showers. The $5,000
to win event tomorrow morning will serve as the first race in
a big doubleheader at GIS, as the regularly scheduled $10,000
to win showdown will be held in the evening. Additional information
concerning the twin bill can be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.