ERB, JR. CLOSES
OUT 2013 CAMPAIGN WITH RUNNER-UP AT DUCK RIVER!
17, 2013) Dennis Erb Racing wrapped up their
version of the 2013 racing season from November 15-16 at the
Duck River Raceway Park in Wheel, Tennessee. The 2nd Annual
'Deep Fried 75' took place over the weekend at DRRP and a $10,000
top prize was on the line in the unsanctioned showdown. On Friday
night during preliminary action, Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in sixth
quickest in Group A during the qualifying session and later
placed third in his stacked heat race behind only prelim victor
Ray Cook and runner-up Tanner English.
When the 75-lap main event rolled off on Saturday
evening, Dennis started the race from the inside of the sixth
row. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace primarily utilized the
bottom to middle grooves of the racy oval to make his way to
the front of the field. With under ten laps to go, Dennis had
moved up to the third spot and was sizing up the leaders in
lapped traffic. However, a caution with five to go effectively
negated his chance at the win, but he did wind up a strong runner-up
behind only winner Josh Putnam in the 'Deep Fried 75.' Full
results from Duck River can be accessed online at www.duckriverracewaypark.com.
DENNIS ERB RACING
HEADS TO CHARLOTTE FOR WORLD FINALS
10, 2013) Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team were
in the pit area at the pristine Dirt Track at Charlotte in Concord,
North Carolina from November 7-9 for the seventh annual 'World
Finals.' Things kicked off at the Charlotte area venue on Thursday
night with a pair of World of Outlaws Late Model Series qualifying
sessions, which set the heat race lineups for the two $12,000
to win blockbuster events. Dennis posted the fourth fastest
lap in Group B for Friday's showdown, while he laid down the
nineteenth quickest circuit in Group B for Saturday's program.
At the 4/10-mile speedplant on Friday night, Dennis
ran second in his heat race, which locked him into the outside
of the fifth row for the start of the 50-lap main event. The
Carpentersville, Illinois native hung around the top ten for
much of the distance before slipping back to a thirteenth place
performance. On Saturday evening, Dennis unfortunately failed
to transfer into the 'World Finals' finale after running seventh
in his stacked heat race and twelfth in his B-Main. Complete
results from Charlotte can be viewed by pointing your web browser
SIDELINE ERB, JR. IN NATIONAL 100...
4, 2013) The Dennis Erb Racing team bolted south
to the storied East Alabama Motor Speedway in Phenix City, Alabama
for the 39th edition of the 'National 100' on November 2-3.
The unsanctioned Super Late Model biggie drew 40 competitors
to EAMS and all eyes were fixated on the hefty $20,000 top prize.
On Saturday, Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in twenty-sixth quickest
during the qualifying session and later moved up to finish fourth
in his stacked heat race behind only prelim winner Rick Eckert,
William Thomas, and Jonathan Davenport. After starting the 100-lap
headliner on Sunday from the outside of the seventh row, Dennis
unfortunately succumbed to mechanical troubles under the hood
during the 'National 100' and retired in the eighteenth position.
Full results from EAMS can be accessed online at www.eamsdirt.com.
ERB, JR. CLIMBS
TO TOP TEN IN FALL CLASSIC AT WHYNOT!
(October 27, 2013) Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28
team headed south to the Magnolia State on October 25-26 for
the 19th Annual Coors Light 'Fall Classic' at the Whynot Motorsports
Park in Meridian, Mississippi. A strong field of cars piled
into Whynot over the weekend for the $15,000 to win, unsanctioned
program. Dennis logged the seventeenth fastest lap in Group
B during the qualifying session, but later advanced up to third
in his heat race to finish behind only prelim victor Jeremy
Payne and runner-up Ray Moore. After starting the 100-lap feature
event on Saturday from the outside of the eighth row, Dennis
was able to work his way past eight competitors during the 'Fall
Classic' en route to a solid eighth place performance. Full
results from Whynot can be viewed online at www.whynotmotorsportspark.com.
DENNIS ERB, JR.
BLITZES TO EIGHTH IN 50K DTWC!
20, 2013) Dennis Erb Racing wrapped up the 2013
version of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule on
October 18-19 with the 33rd edition of the 'Dirt Track World
Championship,' which boasted a whopping $50,000 top prize. A
strong field of 79 competitors converged on Portsmouth Raceway
Park in Portsmouth, Ohio for the crown jewel extravaganza. On
Friday night, Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in twenty-fifth fastest
in Group B during the qualifying session and later advanced
up to fifth in his stacked heat race.
Dennis then wound up fourth in his B-Main on Saturday
evening, which was two mere spots away from a transfer position
into the 100-lap DTWC. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace did
receive a series provisional to gain access into the extra-distance
affair and rolled off from the outside of the thirteenth row.
Dennis then rallied past eighteen competitors during the race
to claim an impressive eighth place effort in the 'Dirt Track
World Championship.' With the top ten performance, Dennis officially
claimed a fifth place finish in the final Lucas Oil Late Model
Dirt Series point standings. Full results from Portsmouth can
be accessed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
ERB, JR. COMPLETES
NDRL SEASON WITH PITTSBURGHER 100
13, 2013) Carpentersville, Illinois standout
Dennis Erb, Jr. wrapped up the 2013 version of the inaugural
National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) tour on October 11-12 at
the Pittsburgh Pennsylvania Motor Speedway in Imperial, Pennsylvania.
In night one of the 25th edition of the 'Pittsburgher 100' on
Friday, Dennis ran sixth in his heat race and third in his B-Main.
After receiving a series provisional to gain access into the
$10,000 to win main event, Dennis was able to move up seven
spots during the 50-lapper en route to a sixteenth place performance.
On Saturday at the storied 1/2-mile facility,
a $25,000 payday was up for grabs in the 'Pittsburgher 100.'
Dennis was once again forced to utilize a NDRL Series provisional
after winding up sixth in his heat race and ninth in his B-Main.
He was then the first retiree from the 100-lap extra-distance
affair and was relegated to a disappointing twenty-fifth place
finish. Following the completion of the NDRL tour, Dennis found
himself seventh in the final series point standings. Additional
information on the doubleheader at PPMS can be obtained online
NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED
FOR DENNIS ERB RACING!
(October 11, 2013) Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28
team, along with Delph Communications, Inc., are excited to
launch the brand-new www.DennisErb.com into cyberspace. The
new site has the same great features and information as the
old website, but with a fresh, new look. Dennis has been a fixture
with both the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the National
Dirt Racing League (NDRL) during the 2013 racing season and
currently finds himself in the top five of each national series
point standings. Keep logging onto www.DennisErb.com throughout
the year to keep up on the Carpentersville, Illinois driver
and his Dirt Late Model team!
DENNIS ERB, JR.
COMPETES IN DIXIE SHOOTOUT
7, 2013) The Dennis Erb Racing team ventured
south to the Peach State of Georgia on October 5-6 for a pair
of $10,000 to win Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series events. On
Saturday night, the historic Dixie Speedway in Woodstock, Georgia
played host to the prestigious 'Dixie Shootout.' Dennis Erb,
Jr. timed in seventeenth quickest in Group A during qualifying
and later finished ninth in his heat race and eighth in his
B-Main. After taking use of a series provisional to gain access
into the 50-lapper, Dennis was able to climb six positions on
his way to a seventeenth place effort.
Sunday's $10,000 to win 'Rome Showdown' scheduled
for the ultra-fast Rome Speedway in Rome, Georgia was unfortunately
wiped out due to inclement weather. Dennis still finds himself
fifth in the latest version of the LOLMDS point standings following
the trip to Georgia. Full results from Dixie Speedway can be
viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
ERB HEADS TO IOWA
FOR KNOXVILLE LM NATIONALS
29, 2013) Dennis Erb, Jr. and his #28 team followed
the rigorous Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule to the
hallowed Knoxville Raceway in Knoxville, Iowa on September 26-28
for the 10th Annual 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.'
The three-day extended weekend kicked off with a pair of $7,000
to win preliminary shows at the 1/2-mile Marion County Fairgrounds
facility. On Thursday, Dennis ran third in his heat race, but
was later involved in a hard wreck on the seventh circuit of
the 25-lapper, which led to a disappointing twenty-third place
performance. At Knoxville on Friday, Dennis unfortunately failed
to transfer into the 25-lap feature event after finishing seventh
in his heat race and eighth in the C-Main.
The action wrapped up at the black-dirt oval on
Saturday evening with the $40,000 to win crown jewel main event.
After placing sixteenth in the B-Main, Dennis was awarded a
LOLMDS provisional and later started the 100-lapper from the
thirty-first position. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace stayed
out of trouble throughout the extra-distance affair and was
eventually paid for thirteenth following the conclusion of the
rough and tumble race. Dennis still sits fifth in the latest
version of the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings
following the 'Lucas Oil Late Model Knoxville Nationals.' Complete
results from Knoxville can be viewed online at www.lucasdirt.com.
TOP TEN FOR ERB
IN 34TH ANNUAL JACKSON 100
22, 2013) Dennis Erb Racing rejoined
the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule of events on September
20-21 in the states of Kentucky and Indiana. Following a rain-out
of the $10,000 to win 'Ralph Latham Memorial' at the Florence
Speedway in Union, Kentucky on Friday night, the #28 team rolled
into the legendary Brownstown Speedway on Saturday evening.
The 34th edition of the 'Jackson 100' was held at the 1/4-mile
Brownstown, Indiana facility and a $15,000 top prize was on
Dennis Erb, Jr. posted the seventh quickest lap
in Group B during the qualifying session and later grabbed the
fourth and final transfer spot through his heat race behind
only prelim winner Don O'Neal, Eddie Carrier, Jr., and Scott
Bloomquist. After starting the 100-lap 'Jackson 100' from the
outside of the seventh row, Dennis survived the rough track
conditions and a late-race pit stop to claim a solid ninth place
performance in the extra-distance affair. The Carpentersville,
Illinois ace still finds himself fifth in the latest LOLMDS
point standings following the Brownstown biggie. Complete results
can be obtained by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
DENNIS ERB, JR.
TACKLES WOOLMS DOUBLEHEADER
15, 2013) Dennis Erb, Jr. and
his #28 team tackled a pair of World of Outlaws Late Model Series
showdowns in the states of Illinois and Missouri over the September
13-14 weekend. On Friday night at the tiny Belle-Clair Speedway
in Belleville, Illinois, Dennis timed in fourth fastest in Group
A during qualifying and later ran fifth in both his heat race
and his B-Main. Unfortunately, the Carpentersville, Illinois
ace was not able to find a way into the $10,000 to win 'Photobilly
50,' which was won by fellow Land of Lincoln driver Brandon
At the Federated Raceway at I-55 in Pevely, Missouri
on Saturday evening, another $10,000 top prize was on the line
in the annual running of the 'Pevely Nationals.' Dennis clicked
off the fourth quickest lap in Group B during time trials and
later grabbed the second transfer spot through his heat race.
After drawing the third starting position prior to the 55-lap
feature event, Dennis wound up slipping to eighth in the final
rundown of the 'Pevely Nationals.' Complete results from both
shows can be viewed online at www.woolms.com.
ERB IN ACTION DURING
WORLD 100 AT ELDORA SPEEDWAY...
8, 2013) Dennis Erb Racing ventured to
the hallowed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September
5-7 for the 43rd edition of the fabled 'World 100.' The expanded
three-day format kicked off with a pair of Twin 25s - each of
which paid $5,000 to the winner. On Thursday night, Dennis Erb,
Jr. ran third in his heat race prior to winding up twenty-second
in the final rundown of the 25-lap feature event. At the "Big
E" on Friday evening, Dennis once again finished third
in heat race action and later posted a fourteenth place effort
in the 25-lapper.
The huge weekend then wrapped up on Saturday at
the 1/2-mile, high-banked speedplant with the $46,000 to win
'World 100.' Unfortunately, Dennis' night was a short one, as
he experienced terminal mechanical trouble during the 15-lap
prelim and finished seventeenth. The Carpentersville, Illinois
native was not able to transfer into the 'World 100,' which
was won by fellow Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series driver John
Blankenship. Complete results from the "Granddaddy of Them
All" can be found by clicking on www.eldoraspeedway.com.
(Todd Healy Photo)
DENNIS ERB, JR.
FLEXES MUSCLE OVER HOLIDAY WEEKEND
3, 2013) Dennis Erb, Jr. struck out to
the states of Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania from August
30-September 2 to enter four big Labor Day weekend showdowns.
The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series sanctioned the first three
events of the weekend, while the upstart National Dirt Racing
League (NDRL) presided over Monday's weekend finale. On Friday
night at the Attica Raceway Park in Attica, Ohio, Dennis timed
in ninth fastest in Group A during the qualifying session and
later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race.
After starting the $10,000 to win headliner from the inside
of the fifth row, Dennis picked off two competitors during the
50-lapper to score a solid seventh place performance.
At the Portsmouth Raceway Park in Portsmouth,
Ohio on Saturday evening, a $15,000 top prize was on the line
in the annual running of the 'Pepsi 50 River Days Rumble.' Dennis
ran third in his heat race, started twelfth in the 50-lap main
event, and later blasted past nine cars en route to a sterling
third place effort behind only race winner Billy Moyer and runner-up
Jimmy Owens. In Sunday's 45th Annual 'Hillbilly 100,' which
boasted a hefty $25,000 winner's check, Dennis won his heat
race at the I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, West Virginia prior
to leading the first sixty laps of the crown jewel main event.
Unfortunately, the Carpentersville, Illinois native's chances
of claiming the $25,000 payday literally went up in smoke and
he retired from the 100-lapper in the eighteenth position.
The #28 team then concluded their holiday weekend
on Monday, September 2 at the Roaring Knob Motorsports Complex
in Markleysburg, Pennsylvania. Dennis clicked off the eleventh
quickest lap in NDRL time trials and later ran second in heat
race action. After drawing the outside of the front row for
the start of the $20,000 to win A-Main, Dennis ran second early
in the race, but a flat tire late in the 75-lap affair dropped
him to an eighth place finish. Following the four-race weekend,
Dennis now finds himself fifth in the latest Lucas Oil Late
Model Dirt Series point standings and fourth in the NDRL Championship
hunt. Complete results can be viewed online at www.dirtondirt.com.