(CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS) After a hectic “Speedweeks” in Georgia and Florida, Dennis Erb Racing has been busy in recent days refreshing their equipment for their next weekend of racing action, which will take place at Clarksville Speedway in Clarksville, Tennessee on March 4-5. The annual running of the ‘Tuckasee Toilet Bowl Classic’ will be held in the Volunteer State this upcoming weekend and the MARS DIRTcar Series will preside over all of the dirt-slinging competition. A $3,000 top prize will be on the line in Friday night’s opener, while Saturday’s finale boasts a $5,000 payday. Additional information on the doubleheader weekend can be accessed by clicking on www.marsracingseries.com.
Dennis Erb, Jr. kicked off his 2016 campaign with high-profile events at Golden Isles Speedway near Brunswick, Georgia, East Bay Raceway Park in Gibsonton, Florida, Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala, Florida, and Volusia Speedway Park in Barberville, Florida from February 4-20. In all, Dennis entered sixteen shows and was able to accumulate a pair of Top Five efforts and five Top Ten performances. With the ultra-competitive Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, Dennis emerged from “Speedweeks” tied for seventh in the current national point standings.
His best two showings came in a three-day stretch at East Bay and Volusia. In the televised $12,000 to win ‘Winternationals’ finale on February 13, Dennis started the 60-lap headliner from the outside of the fifth row and proceeded to pick off seven competitors at the Tampa-area facility. At the checkers, Dennis found himself in the third position behind only victor Mason Zeigler and runner-up Scott Bloomquist.
On February 15 in the ‘DIRTcar Nationals’ opener for the UMP Super Late Models at Volusia, Dennis won his heat race in preliminary action to earn the pole position in the $7,000 to win feature event. When the dust had settled at the Daytona Beach-area speedplant, the Carpentersville, Illinois standout was an impressive runner-up behind only race winner Billy Moyer, Jr.! You can read a race-by-race recap from all sixteen specials in Georgia and Florida by pointing your Internet browser to www.DennisErb.com.
Shown below is Dennis’ tentative upcoming racing schedule:
Friday, March 4 – Clarksville Speedway, Clarksville, TN, MARS Series, $3,000 to win
Saturday, March 5 – Clarksville Speedway, Clarksville, TN, MARS Series, $5,000 to win
Friday, March 18 – Atomic Speedway, Alma, OH, Lucas Oil Series, $10,000 to win
Saturday, March 19 – Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, IN, Lucas Oil Series, $12,000 to win
Friday, March 25 – LaSalle Speedway, LaSalle, IL, MARS Series, $5,000 to win
Saturday, March 26 – LaSalle Speedway, LaSalle, IL, MARS Series, $15,000 to win
Dennis would like to thank all of his sponsors including: J.R. McBride Leasing, McBride Mack, M&S Concrete, Ideal Ready Mix, M&M Painting & Construction, Cheap Cars, Performance Rod & Custom (PRC), Midwest Sheet Metal, Jay D1ckens Racing Engines, Hoosier Racing Tires, PrintWorx, Allstar Performance, Aurora Rod Ends, Beyea Custom Headers, Black Diamond Chassis, Brinn Transmissions, Butlerbuilt Safety Systems, CV Products, Delph Communications, Dyer’s Top Rods, Envy Suspension & Race Consultants, Fel-Pro Gaskets, Five Star Performance Bodies, Frankland Racing Supply, Hypercoils, Jones Racing Products, K-B Carburetors, Maxima Racing Oils, Peterson Fluid Systems, Quarter Master, Simpson Race Products, Sweet Mfg., T&D Machine Products, TWM Racing 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