(CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS) The Dennis Erb Racing team kicked off the annual running of the UMP Summer Nationals last week with five shows in the states of Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin from June 13-17. A strong field of cars were on hand at the Brownstown (IN) Speedway, the Kankakee County (IL) Speedway, the Cedar Lake (WI) Speedway, and the Wilmot (WI) Raceway, but Dennis Erb, Jr. was able to transfer into each of the five feature events. While Dennis was not able to turn in a top ten performance in the first week on the “Hell Tour,” he did finish twelfth in the first two $5,000 to win programs at Brownstown and Kankakee.
You can read a complete race-by-race recap of Dennis’ journey so far on the UMP Summer Nationals by logging onto www.denniserb.com. For complete results and video coverage from each stop, please point your web browser to www.dirtondirt.com.
While the first week on the “Hell Tour” did not go as scripted for the Three-Time Summer Nationals Champion, Dennis will be back at it tonight, June 19 at the Spoon River Speedway in Banner, Illinois. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace has committed to running Spoon River tonight, along with the Highland (IL) Speedway on Wednesday and the Fayette County (IL) Speedway on Thursday. After the race in Brownstown, Illinois on Thursday evening, the #28 team will have to make the decision whether to follow the entire UMP Summer Nationals grind or return to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, where Dennis currently sits tenth in the latest Championship point standings.
June 19 | Spoon River (IL) Speedway, UMP SN | $5,000 to win
June 20 | Highland (IL) Speedway, UMP SN | $5,000 to win
June 21 | Fayette County (IL) Speedway, UMP SN | $5,000 to win
More dates will be available after Thursday on www.denniserb.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