CARPENTERSVILLE, IL (May 2) – With the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series idle over the April 27-28 weekend, the Dennis Erb Racing team took advantage of the opportunity to race locally. On Friday night at the Farmer City Raceway in Farmer City, Illinois, Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in seventh fastest during qualifying and later won his heat race in preliminary action. During the course of the $1,000 to win UMP main event, Dennis started from the pole position and wound up a strong runner-up behind only winner Brandon Sheppard.
Saturday took the #28 team to the Peoria Speedway in Peoria, Illinois for a $2,000 to win Budweiser Super Late Model Series showdown. Dennis laid down the fourth fastest lap in his group during time trials and later grabbed the third transfer spot through his heat race. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace then charged up to the third spot in the A-Main to nail down another solid podium finish. Complete results from both Land of Lincoln venues can be viewed online at www.farmercityracing.com and www.peoriaspeedway.com.
The Dennis Erb Racing team will resume the 2012 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series schedule this upcoming weekend (May 4-5) in the states of Illinois and Kentucky. The Tri-City Speedway in Granite City, Illinois will play host to the cars and stars of the national touring series on Friday night, while the Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Kentucky will do the same on Saturday evening. Dennis comes into the pair of $10,000 to win battles seventh in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Additional information on the doubleheader can be accessed by clicking on www.lucasdirt.com.
Dennis would like to thank all of his sponsors including: McBride Mack, JL Scrap Metals, Vic Hill Racing Engines, Team Zero by Bloomquist, Petersen Aluminum, Performance Rod & Custom (PRC), C.J. Rayburn Race Cars, Hoosier Racing Tires, Fusion Graphics & Sign Company, AFCO Racing Products, Allstar Performance, Aurora Rod Ends, Beyea Custom Headers, Brinn Transmissions, Butler Built Motorsports Equipment, Champ Pans, CV Products, Delph Communications, Dyer’s Top Rods, Envy Suspension & Race Consultants, Fel-Pro Gaskets, Five Star Performance Bodies, Frankland Racing Supply, Joe Gibbs Driven Racing Oil, K-B Carburetors, Mason Racin’, Performance Engineering & Manufacturing, Peterson Fluid Systems, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Mfg., T&D Machine Products, VP Racing Fuels, Weld Wheels, Wiles Driveshafts, and Wilwood Engineering.
The latest dirt on the Dennis Erb Racing team can be found all year long at www.DennisErb.com.
Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications