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    Dennis Erb, Jr. Eyes Four-Race Labor Day Weekend in Ohio, West Virginia, & Pennsylvania

    Lucas Oil Late Model Series(CARPENTERSVILLE, ILLINOIS) The Dennis Erb Racing team bolted to the states of Tennessee, Kentucky, and Indiana from August 22-24 for a trio of high-profile events. On Thursday night at the ultra-fast Volunteer Speedway in Bulls Gap, Tennessee, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series presided over the annual running of the ‘Scorcher 50,’ which paid $10,000 to the winner. Dennis Erb, Jr. timed in eighth fastest in Group A during the qualifying session and later grabbed the fourth and final transfer spot through his loaded heat race. After starting the 50-lap feature event from the inside of the eighth row, Dennis was able to pick off five competitors en route to a strong tenth place outing.

    Friday evening took the #28 team to the Ponderosa Speedway in Junction City, Kentucky for the first time for the 6th Annual ‘Friday Night Rumble.’ Dennis posted the thirteenth quickest lap during time trials and later finished third in heat race action. The Carpentersville, Illinois native then had a solid run during the unsanctioned $7,500 to win main event, as he crossed underneath the checkers in the ninth position.

    The huge tripleheader weekend wrapped up on Saturday with a trip to the Lawrenceburg Speedway in Lawrenceburg, Indiana for the annual ‘Whiskey City 50,’ which was sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series. Dennis laid down the nineteenth fastest lap overall during qualifying prior to finishing fifth in his stacked heat race. Dennis, who currently sits sixth in the latest version of the national series point standings, then hung around the top ten throughout the $10,000 to win A-Main before being paid for twelfth at the pay window following fifty green flag circuits. Complete results from the triple shot of racing action can be found by clicking on

    If last weekend wasn’t busy enough, the upcoming Labor Day holiday weekend will feature four lucrative events for the #28 team in the states of Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania. The first three shows of the weekend will be sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series, while the upstart National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) will preside over the $20,000 to win extended weekend finale on Monday at Roaring Knob. Dennis currently finds himself fifth in the NDRL point standings. You can watch Dennis sling dirt from August 30-September 2 at the following venues:

    August 30 | Attica (OH) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil Series | $10,000 to win
    August 31 | Portsmouth (OH) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil Series | $15,000 to win
    September 1 | I-77 (WV) Raceway Park, Lucas Oil Series | $25,000 to win
    September 2 | Roaring Knob (PA) Motorsports Complex, NDRL | $20,000 to win

    Dennis would like to thank all of his sponsors including: J.R. McBride Leasing, JL Scrap Metals, Kuntz & Company 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, Butlerbuilt Safety Systems, Dyer’s Top Rods, Envy Suspension & Race Consultants, Fel-Pro Gaskets, Five Star Performance Bodies, Frankland Racing Supply, 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.

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    Media Contact: Ryan Delph – Delph Communications

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