(CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS) The Dennis Erb Racing team invaded the Mountaineer State of West Virginia from August 31-September 2 for a trio of high-profile races. On Friday and Saturday, the Tyler County Speedway in Middlebourne, West Virginia was the track of choice by hosting the ‘Black Diamond 125.’ In the $8,000 to win UFO Race Championship show on Friday night, Dennis Erb, Jr. ran third in his heat race, won his B-Main, and later moved up to tenth in the 50-lap main event. Saturday’s World of Outlaws Late Model Series portion of the ‘Black Diamond 125’ was unfortunately washed out by Mother Nature.
Labor Day weekend wrapped up for the #28 team on Sunday at the I-77 Raceway Park in Ripley, West Virginia. The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the annual ‘Hillbilly Hundred’ and a hefty $25,000 top prize was on the line. Dennis finished ninth in his loaded heat race, but later advanced up to third in his B-Main to earn the twenty-second starting spot in the 100-lapper. The Carpentersville, Illinois ace was eventually credited with a sixteenth place effort in the historic ‘Hillbilly Hundred.’ Full results from the action-packed holiday weekend can be viewed online at www.dirtondirt.com.
Up next for Dennis Erb Racing will be their yearly trek to the famed Eldora Speedway in Rossburg, Ohio on September 7-8 for the 42nd Annual ‘World 100.’ The biggest event in the Dirt Late Model industry will kick-off this Friday night with qualifying, while heat races, consolation events, and the 100-lap main event are slated for Saturday evening. The victor of the 2012 ‘World 100’ will receive a $45,000 winner’s check and the famous globe trophy. Dennis finished fourteenth in last year’s version of the ‘World 100,’ while he claimed an impressive fifth place outing in the $100k ‘Dirt Late Model Dream’ back in June. Additional information on the big weekend at the “Big E” can be accessed by logging onto www.eldoraspeedway.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