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August 17, 2019 - Erb Suffers Motor Issues in Topless 100 Prelim, 13th Place Finish in Finale
1On Thursday evening Tyler Erb made the trek to Batesville Motor Speedway (Batesville, Arkansas) kicking off the Topless 100. With 46 cars on hand for the event co-sanctioned by the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series and the Comp Cams Super Dirt Series, Erb laid down the second fastest lap in his group behind Mike Marlar before placing 2nd in his heat behind Brandon Overton. Starting the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature in 7th, Tyler was running in 5th when he suffered engine issues during a caution that ended his night early.

1The following night for another preliminary feature, Tyler edged his way into the show with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat. With $5,000 on the line, Erb dropped one spot in the 30-lapper to place 14th. (Heath Lawson photo)

Returning on Saturday rolling off on the front row of his B-Main, Erb soared to a 12-lap consolation victory which locked his spot into the $40,000-to-win Topless 100. Rolling off 18th, Tyler Erb gained five spots in the 100-lap affair reeling in a 13th place finish.

Tyler is currently tied for third in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

August 10, 2019 - Top 10 Finish in North/South Shootout
1Thursday night brought 52 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries to Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the North/South Shootout. Following a 6th place finish in his heat, Tyler came one spot short of a transfer position in his B-Main with 3rd place finish. Relying on a provisional into the opening night feature, Erb improved 14 spots reeling in a 9th place finish.

Returning on Friday afternoon for a pair of heat races, Erb recorded a 4th and 3rd place finish sitting him 12th overall in passing points which locked him into Saturday’s North/South 100.

Rolling off 12th for the $50,000-to-win finale, Tyler dropped six spots in the 100-lapper registering an 18th place outing.

Tyler remains in third in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

August 3, 2019 - 6th Place Finish in USA Nationals Prelim
1Tyler Erb returned to action on Thursday night at Cedar Lake Speedway (New Richmond, Wisconsin) for the 32nd annual USA Nationals. In a field of 45 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries, Erb recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him 12th on the starting grid of the $6,000-to-win preliminary feature. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Tyler passed six cars reeling in a 6th place finish. (Todd Boyd photo)

1On Friday night for two rounds of heat races, Erb passed five cars in his first heat to place 3rd. Starting on the front row of his second heat, Tyler captured a 12-lap victory which positioned him fourth overall in passing points. Earning a spot into the Pole Dash, Tyler Erb streaked to an 8-lap victory which locked him on the pole for Saturday’s main event.

With $50,000 on the line, Tyler slipped over the cushion on the opening lap that dropped him back to 8th. He was running in the Top 10 for the majority of the race until contact with two-to-go dropped him back to a 16th place outing.

Full results from these events are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

July 27, 2019 - Erb Visits Fairbury Speedway for Prairie Dirt Classic
1On Friday night Tyler Erb invaded Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, Illinois) competing in a field of 72 World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series entries for the 30th annual Prairie Dirt Classic. Laying down the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Brandon Sheppard, Erb earned the pole position for his $2,500-to-win preliminary feature. Getting collected in a tangle while battling for 2nd, Tyler was an early retiree from the 25-lapper on the fourth lap with front-end damage. (Todd Healy photo)

1Returning on Saturday night starting near the tail of his B-Main for one more shot at the $30,000-to-win Prairie Dirt Classic, Tyler had passed six cars in the first nine laps and was challenging for 5th when another competitor spun leaving him nowhere to go.

Full results from these events are available at www.WoOLMS.com.

July 20, 2019 - 7th Place Finish in Bullet Sportswear Shootout
1Tuesday night saw Tyler Erb return with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at Brown County Speedway (Aberdeen, South Dakota) for the Bullet Sportswear Shootout. In a field of 24 cars, Erb recorded a 7tth place finish in his heat which positioned him 19th on the starting grid for the A-Main. Breaking into the Top-10, Tyler passed 12 cars reeling in a 7th place finish.

1After losing Wednesday’s program at Jackson Motorplex (Jackson, Minnesota) to Mother Nature, Erb followed the LOLMDS to I-80 Speedway (Greenwood, Nebraska) on Thursday for the Malvern Bank Go 50. Starting the night off with a heat race victory, Tyler earned the 4th-starting position for the feature. With $12,000 on the line, Tyler grabbed the lead from Tyler Bruening on the second lap held the top spot for the next five circuits. He eventually fell back to a 15th place outing after getting collected in a tangle following a restart on lap-35. (Heath Lawson photo)

1Returning on Friday for the two-day Imperial Tile Silver Dollar Nationals, Erb followed up a 2nd place finish in his first heat behind Bill Leighton Jr. with a 3rd place finish in his second attempt. Starting the $53,000-to-win finale in a 5th on Saturday night, Tyler slipped back to a 25th place outing after drawing a caution on lap 39.

Tyler sits in third in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle.
Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

July 14, 2019 - Tyler Erb Grabs Lucas Oil Opener at Tri-City
1Tyler Erb carried his hot hand into battle with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series on Thursday night at Tri City Speedway. The end result was his second-straight, series victory in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 XR1 Rocket Chassis/ #Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Heath Lawson photo)

Kicking off a four-race weekend, Erb hit the ground running in Miller Welders qualifying at Tri City Speedway (Pontoon Beach, Illinois) by registering the fastest lap over the 31-car field at the 3/8-mile oval. He then backed up his qualifying performance with a heat race win to lock into the pole position for the Hoker Trucking 50.

1For the first 22 laps of the finale, Erb chased Jimmy Owens for the top spot. On lap 23 Tyler edged ahead for the first time to take the lead, and led the next four circuits before losing the lead on lap 27. Not to be denied though, the Texas native blasted back to the lead on lap 30 and went on to pace the final 20 circuits for his fifth series win of 2019.

Mike Marlar, Tim McCreadie, Jimmy Owens and Earl Pearson Jr. completed the Top-5 finishers.

"That was a pretty exciting race. I really didn't want to see that last caution because I had gotten into a rhythm," Erb noted. "I was kind of kicking myself when Jimmy [Owens] got back by me for the lead. I knew when Mikey [Marlar] was behind me that things were going to be tough. I could hear Jimmy under me and then the same thing with Mikey. I just kind of let it go for broke in the last four laps. About a month ago I was in the same position [at Tri City Speedway] and I wasn't going to let what happened last time, happen again.

“Unfortunately, as good as Thursday night went for us was about how bad the rest of the weekend went. We just couldn’t catch a break, but sometimes it goes that way. We’re focused now on banking some wins and big paydays this week.”

On Friday night the team again competed at Tri City Speedway in another $12,000-to-win event. Unfortunately, luck would not be on Erb's side throughout the night, and he was only able to manage a 15th-place finish in the Napa Know How 50.

Saturday found LOLMDS action shifting west to Lucas Oil Speedway (Wheatland, Missouri) for the first night of a doubleheader at the CMH Diamond Nationals. Thirty-nine competitors entered the $15,000-to-win event, and Tyler earned the 22nd-starting spot for the feature via B-Main action. In the finale, he advanced to a 16th-place finish.

On Sunday night the final night of the Diamond Nationals was held. Unfortunately, Tyler's luck wouldn't improve. After starting 11th in the feature, he spun late in the going and was able to only rebound to a 21st-place finish.

Tyler is currently second in the latest LOLMDS standings, and he continues to lead the Rookie of the Year battle.
Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

July 6, 2019 - Erb Finds LOLMDS Victory Lane at Tyler County
1 After Mother Nature wiped out Wednesday’s opener, Tyler Erb followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) to Portsmouth Raceway Park (Portsmouth, Ohio) for the Independence 50. In a field of 29 cars, Erb locked his spot into the opening night feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Devin Moran. Starting in 5th, Tyler faded two spots in the 50-lapper logging a 7th place finish.

1The following night at Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, West Virginia) for the 25th annual Topless 50, Tyler followed up the fifth fastest time in his qualifying group with a 10-lap heat race victory. Rolling off front row, Erb jumped into the lead on the drop of the green flag and led wire-to-wire en route to his seventh win of the season over Josh Richards, Devin Moran, Chris Ferguson, and Tim McCreadie. He earned a $12,000 payday for his dominant performance in the 50-lap affair. (Heath Lawson photo)

Tyler is currently third in the latest LOLMDS standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle. Full results from these events are available at
www.LucasDirt.com.

June 29, 2019 - 6th Place Finish in Ralph Latham Memorial at Florence
1 Tuesday night saw Tyler Erb return with the DIRTcar Summer Nationals for the $7,500 top prize at Tri-City Speedway (Granite City, Illinois). Following the second fastest lap in his time trial group behind Kyle Bronson, Erb streaked to a 10-lap heat race victory which positioned him 3rd on the starting grid for the A-Main. After Erb slid past Kyle Bronson for the lead early in the race, Tyler dropped out of the top spot after bouncing through a hole in turn one. Swapping back in forth for the lead late in the race, Erb was credited with a 10th place finish after contact with him and another competitor while battling for the lead left him pinned against the wall.

On Friday night 27 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) competitors headed to Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tennessee) for the $12,000-to-win opener. Posting a runner-up finish in his heat behind Jimmy Owens, Erb earned the 5th-starting position for the A-Main. Falling one spot shy of a Top-10 finish, Tyler slipped back to an 11th place outing.

1The following night at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the Ralph Latham Memorial, Tyler secured his spot into the $12,000-to-win finale with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Jimmy Owens. Starting the feature in 5th, Erb dropped one spot in the 50-lapper to place 6th. (Heath Lawson photo)

Tyler is currently third in the latest LOLMDS standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle. Full results from these events are available at www.HellTour.com
and www.LucasDirt.com.

June 22, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Hell Tour Stop at Spoon River Speedway
1After losing the Firecracker 100 opener at Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania) to Mother Nature, Tyler Erb traveled to Spoon River Speedway (Banner, Illinois) on Thursday evening for the eighth round of the rain-plagued DIRTcar Summer Nationals Hell Tour. In a field of 34 cars, Erb set a new track record in qualifying before capturing a heat race win. Earning the 4th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main, Tyler improved two positions to place 2nd behind Brian Shirley with Frank Heckenast Jr., Tanner English, and Bobby Pierce trailing him the to the checkers. (Mike Ruefer photo)

1On Friday evening the team rolled into Lernerville Speedway (Sarver, Pennsylvania) for the opening round of the annual Firecracker 100. The World of Outlaws (WoO) Morton Buildings Late Model Series event drew a field of 46 entries. Tyler started the night by setting fast time in qualifications with a 17.087-second lap. He finished second in his heat race to earn the eighth-starting spot for the 30-lap feature.

By lap 15 Tyler was up to the second position, but bad luck struck with a flat tire. Erb headed pitside before rejoining the tail of the field. He rebounded to finish 13th.

On Saturday evening Tyler started fourth in his heat race. He was running in a transfer spot on the final lap of his heat race, when a broken torque arm knocked him from contention. As a result he failed to qualify for the feature. His night was not over though as he earned a spot in the $3,000-to-win, Uncle Sam 30 non-qualifier's race. Erb battled with Max Blair for the lead early in the race, and actually led the field on lap 6 before Blair took the top spot back. Tyler went on to finish second behind Blair.

Full results from the events are available at www.HellTour.com
and www.WoOLMS.com.

June 15, 2019 - 3rd Place Finish in Wayne Gray Memorial at Fayetteville
1 Following the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS), Tyler Erb was one of 30 Super Late Models on hand at Fayetteville Motor Speedway (Fayetteville, North Carolina) for the Dunn Benson Ford Wayne Gray Memorial. Starting the night off with a heat race victory, Tyler earned the pole positions for the opening night feature. After leading the first 12 circuits, Erb held on to a 3rd place finish behind Kyle Bronson and Brandon Overton with Hudson O’Neal and Jonathan Davenport rounding out the Top-5. (Heath Lawson photo)

1On Friday evening at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, South Carolina) for the Grassy Smith Memorial, Erb recorded a 3rd place finish in his heat which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Jumping up two spots in the 50-lap affair, Tyler notched a 10th place finish.

The following night at Smoky Mountain Speedway (Maryville, Tennessee) for the Big Daddy 60, Tyler came in 2nd in his heat behind Ricky Weiss locking his spot into the $15,000-to-win finale. Coming one spot shy of a Top-5 finish, Erb gained two spots in the 50-lapper to place 6th.

Tyler has climbed to second in the latest LOLMDS standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle. For complete results and the latest standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


June 8, 2019 - Erb Lands Top 5 Finish in Dirt Late Model Dream at Eldora
1It was a home-game kind of weekend for Tyler Erb as he and Best Performance Motorsports thundered into the famed Eldora Speedway (Rossburg Ohio) for the 25th running of the Dirt Late Model Dream.

The weekend ended with Erb piloting the Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model to a Top-5 finish in the finale for the crown jewel.

"The first 40-50 laps [of Saturday night’s finale] I was trying to kind of save my stuff, but I was slipping backwards so I knew it was time to go by the time we got to the midway point," Erb said. "I'm happy with our performance, but it's kind of disappointing too. It's so hard to get to the front of these big races, so when you get this close you really want to win. When I got to second, I made some mistakes that cost us some position on the track. With what we've learned here, hopefully we can come back and win the World 100 in September. We just have to keep digging."

Located just down the road from their St. Mary's Ohio shop, the team invaded Eldora Speedway on Thursday night as the first crown jewel event of the 2019 campaign came to life. With 92 competitors on hand for the opener, Tyler streaked to a heat-race win, which locked him into the fifth-starting spot for the 25-lap, $10,000-to-win, preliminary feature. He would go on to fight a tight race car home to an eighth-place finish.

On Friday evening, the field was again split into a pair of $10,000-to-win programs. Tyler qualified ninth fastest in his group, which positioned him in the second starting spot for his heat race. He slipped to a third-place performance in the heat, but the finish was good enough to send him to the 25-lap, preliminary feature, where he started ninth. He again found himself chasing the handle on his No. 1 entry. He crossed the finish line in 11th.

1Via his performances in preliminary action, Tyler was positioned third on the grid for his Saturday night heat race. A charge to a second-place finish locked him into seventh-starting spot for the coveted, $125,000-to-win finale in front of a massive crowd. (Zachary Yost Photography)

During the early stages of the 100-lap affair Erb would slip back in the pack to just outside the Top 10. However, as the race progressed, so did the forward drive for the Texas native. By the late stages of the event he battled for the runner-up position before slipping to a fifth-place finish following a late-race restart. He followed Brandon Sheppard, Dale McDowell, Shane Clanton, and Chris Ferguson across the finish line.

For complete results from the weekend, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.


June 1, 2019 - 6th Place Finish in Clash at the Mag Finale at Magnolia
1Tyler Erb followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Mississippi) on Thursday night for the opening night of the Geico Clash at the Mag. Posting a 3rd place finish in his heat, Erb earned the 10th-starting position for the $5,000-to-win preliminary feature. Gaining three spots in the 25-lap affair, Tyler scored an 7th place finish.

1Returning on Friday for another preliminary feature, Erb came in 2nd in his heat behind Mike Marlar locking him into the 6th-starting position for the A-Main. With $5,000 on the line, Tyler held his spot for all 25-laps to place 6th. (Heath Lawson photo)

With his spot already locked into the $15,000-to-win finale on Saturday evening, Erb passed one car in the 100-lapper reeling in a 6th place finish.

Tyler remains in third in the latest LOLMDS standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle. For complete results and the latest standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


May 25, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in Regular Show at Florence Speedway
1On Saturday evening Tyler Erb was one of 38 Super Late Models on hand at Florence Speedway (Union, Kentucky) for the $5,000 top prize. Coming in 5th in his heat race, Erb earned the 18th-starting position for the A-Main. Wheeling his way into the Top-5, Tyler advanced through the field 13 spots in the 50-lapper to place 5th behind Darrell Lanigan, Zack Dohm, Mike Marlar, and Kent Robinson.

Sunday night’s ALMS sanctioned program at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) was rained out.

For full results the event, please visit please visit www.FlorenceSpeedway.com.


May 18, 2019 - Runner-up Finish in Truck Country 50 at 300 Raceway
1Thursday night found Tyler Erb in action at 34 Raceway (Burlington, Iowa) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned TruAcre 50. With 35 cars registered in for action, Erb edged his way into the opening night feature with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat race. Starting in 13th, Tyler fell one spot in the 50-lapper to place 14th.

1The following night at 300 Raceway (Farley, Iowa) for the Truck Country 50, Erb scored a runner-up finish in his heat behind Brian Birkhofer earning him the 4th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Improving two positions in the 50-lap affair, Tyler posted a 2nd place spot behind Jonathan Davenport with Devin Moran, Josh Richards, and Tim McCreadie rounding out the Top-5. (Heath Lawson photo)

Saturday’s NAPA North Star Nationals at Deer Creek Speedway (Spring Valley, Minnesota) was rained out.

Tyler sits in third in the latest LOLMDS standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle. For complete results and the latest standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


May 10, 2019 - Top 10 Finish in Farmer City 74 at Farmer City
1On Friday night Tyler Erb was one of 52 Schaeffer’s Oil Mars Racing Series entries signed in at Farmer City Raceway (Farmer City, Illinois) for the Farmer City 74. Starting the night off with a heat race victory, Erb earned the 3rd-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Dropping four spots in the 74-lap affair, Tyler posted a 7th place finish.

Saturday's FALS Frenzy at Fairbury Speedway (Fairbury, IL) fell victim to Mother Nature.

For full results the event, please visit please visit
www.MarsRacingSeries.com.

April 28, 2019 - 4th Place Finish in Atomic 100 at Atomic Speedway
1With Mother Nature wiping out the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series doubleheader slated in Illinois, Tyler Erb headed to Atomic Speedway (Alma, Ohio) on Sunday for the Atomic 100. Following the fifth fastest time in a field of 31 Super Late Models, Erb cruised to a heat race victory positioning him on the pole for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. Jumping out to an early lead, Tyler lost the top spot Tyler Carpenter until Erb regained the lead when Carpenter suffered a flat-tire. Holding on until lap-55, Tyler surrendered the lead to Tim McCreadie and went on to place 4th behind McCreadie, Kyle Stickler, and Devin Moran with Tyler Carpenter coming in 5th. (Zach Yost photo)

For full results the event, please visit please visit
www.AtomicSpeedway.net.

April 20, 2019 - Erb Suffers Battery Failure in Slocum 50 at 34 Raceway
1Tyler Erb entered a single event over the weekend in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. The 11th annual Slocum 50 took the team to 34 Raceway (West Burlington, Iowa), where Erb had his sights set on the $10,555 top prize.

Thirty-seven competitors entered the Lucas Oil Midwest Late Model Racing Association (MLRA) event, and Tyler raced to a third-place finish in his heat race, which locked him into the 10th-starting spot for the finale.

Unfortunately, Erb's hopes of a first Slocum title were sidelined by a battery failure early in the feature, while he was racing inside the Top 10. He was credited with a 19th-place finish.

For complete results and the latest standings, please visit
www.MLRARacing.com.

April 14, 2019 - 7th Place Finish in Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic
1Thursday night saw the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series kick off the four-day slate at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) for the fifth annual Buckeye Spring 50. In a field of 33 cars, Erb secured his spot into the opening night feature with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind R.J. Conley. Starting in 5th, Tyler dropped two spots in the 50-lapper to place 7th.

After losing Friday’s program at Sharon Speedway (Hartford, Ohio) to rain, Erb headed to Hagerstown Speedway (Hagerstown, Maryland) on Saturday for the Stanley Schetrompf Classic. Coming in 2nd in his heat behind Jimmy Owens, Tyler earned the 7th-starting position for the $12,000-to-win A-Main. Falling short of a Top-10 finish, Erb slipped back to a 14th place outing.

Sunday’s Rumble by the River at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pennsylvania) fell victim to Mother Nature.

Tyler remains in second in the latest LOLMDS standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle. For complete results and the latest standings, please visit
www.LucasDirt.com.

April 6, 2019 - Tyler Erb Records a Pair of 9th Place Finishes in LOLMDS Action
1Tyler Erb returned to the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) circuit over the weekend in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model as the tour sanctioned a pair of events in Tennessee and Georgia.

Action opened on Friday night at 411 Motor Speedway (Seymour, Tennessee), where 29 cars registered for action in the "Tennessee's Action Track 50." A third-place finish in his heat race locked Tyler into the 12th-starting spot for the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win finale.

During the course of the main event he raced his way to a ninth-place finish.

1Saturday night took the team south to North Georgia Speedway (Chatsworth, Georgia), where another $12,000 top prize was on the line for the LOLMDS competitors. A runner-up position in his heat race found Tyler earning the eighth-starting spot for the 50-lap feature. (Heath Lawson photo)

As the main event went green, Tyler began clawing his way forward through the field. By lap 32 he was up to the second spot as he set his sights on leader, Jonathan Davenport. Unfortunately, he hooked the cushion on lap 37, causing him to spin to a stop.

Tyler was able to continue as he rejoined the tail of the field. Over the remainder of the event he rebounded to finish ninth.

Tyler continues to sit second in the latest LOLMDS standings and leads the Rookie of the Year battle. For complete results and the latest standings, please visit
www.LucasDirt.com.

March 31, 2019 - Erb Continues Red-Hot Season; Wins Thaw Brawl Thriller at LaSalle
1Tyler Erb claimed his richest, career payday on a cool Sunday afternoon at La Salle Speedway (La Salle, Illinois). The Texas native streaked to a $15,000 triumph in the eighth annual Hoker Trucking Thaw Brawl in his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 New Point Lighting and Design/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model. (Jim DenHamer photo)

“I was riding back in eighth or so for the first 40 or so laps, and just kept telling myself to be patient until we caught lapped traffic,” Erb said. “You had to go with your gut and run the top, even though it wasn’t really the desired line. I knew I had to hit it just right.

“I want to thank Eric Brock and Jeff Babcock and all my sponsors for giving me this opportunity. I couldn’t be more excited about how this year has started. We’ve got a long year still, but everything’s going real well right now.”

1After seeing Saturday’s program washed away by rain, thirty-one Super Late Models took to Tony Izzo Jr.’s La Salle Speedway on a very cool Sunday afternoon. Via preliminary action, Tyler earned the 11th-starting spot for the 75-lap, $15,000-to-win finale.

For the first half of the race Erb bided his time as he ran just inside the Top 10. However, as the race entered its latter stages he began to pick up the pace as the front runners negotiated lapped traffic. Erb used the high side to go to the lead on lap 64 but surrendered the top spot two circuits later.

Despite losing the lead, Tyler would not be denied. On lap 72 he shot to the cushion in turns one and two and propelled himself to the lead. Erb went on to leading the closing laps to claim the $15,000 prize, which marked the richest of his career. Pierce, Chris Simpson, Dennis Erb Jr. and Ricky Weiss completed the Top-5 finishers.

The victory was the sixth overall on the year for Tyler Erb.


For full results the event, please visit please visit www.LaSalleSpeedway.com.

March 16, 2019 - Top 5 Finish in Indiana Icebreaker at Brownstown Speedway
1Tyler Erb returned to action on Friday night at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Buckeye Spring 50. With 32 cars on hand, Mother Nature moved in shortly after qualified started and postponed the event to April 11th.

1On Saturday night Erb was one of 34 LOLMDS entries signed in at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Indiana) for the Indiana Icebreaker. Coming in 2nd in his heat behind Brandon Sheppard, Erb earned the 5th-starting position for the $12,000-to-wn A-Main. Holding his spot for all 50-laps, Tyler Erb notched a 5th place finish behind Brandon Sheppard, Devin Moran, Jonathan Davenport, and Hudson O’Neal. (Michael Hamilton photo)

Tyler remains in second in the latest LOLMDS point standings. For full results these events, please visit please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

February 16, 2019 - Tyler Erb Pilots Steven Roberts Owned Ride for DIRTcar Nationals
1Wednesday night saw Tyler Erb return to action behind the wheel of the Steven Roberts-owned #91 Super Late Model for the World of Outlaws Morton Buildings Late Model Series sanctioned event at Volusia Speedway Park (Barberville, Florida). Drawing 44 cars for the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals, Erb secured his spot into the $10,000-to-win A-Main with the 4th and final transfer spot in his heat. Starting in 15th, Tyler got caught behind a slowing car on lap-35 that knocked a hole in his radiator. He was an early retiree from the 50-lap affair. (Heath Lawson photo)

1The following night, Tyler came up two spots short of a transfer position in his heat with a 5th place finish. Transferring into the B-Main, Erb edged his way into the A-Main with a runner-up finish in his B-Main behind Jimmy Owens. Improving four positions in the 50-lap feature, Tyler Erb logged a 20th place outing.

For the third round on Friday, Tyler followed up a 5th place finish in his heat with a runner-up finish in his B-Main behind Kent Robinson. Gaining one position in the main event, Erb recorded a 21st place finish.

Wrapping up the 48th annual DIRTcar Nationals on Saturday evening, Erb improved two spots in his heat to place 5th. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Tyler earned the 17th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win finale. Passing four cars in the 50-lap affair, Tyler Erb posted a 13th place finish.

For full results these events, please visit please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

February 9, 2019 - Erb Goes 3-for-4 in Speedweeks Starts; Dominates Night Two at East Bay
1Tyler Erb continued his red-hot start to the 2019 season on Monday night as the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) rolled into East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida) for the first of six races during the annual Winternationals. The pilot of the
New Point Direction & Lighting #1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Franklin Enterprises/ Rocket XR1/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model streaked to the $5,000 win. (Heath Lawson photos)

1"I am super-excited to get this opportunity to work with Randall Edwards, Eric, and Kelly," Erb said. "This is a dream come true for me. I have been dreaming of this chance for a long time and to finally get to this point is very satisfying, but you have to stay hungry. We still have a lot of racing left this year, but we couldn't ask for a better start to the season.

"It feels really great to win here at East Bay! This is such an historic track. I led two or three races here last year but let them slip away. I could feel Josh underneath me in three and four and I knew that if I lost the race, it wasn't going to be because of a lack of effort."

After winning his heat race, Tyler started on the pole for the 30-lap, $5,000-to-win feature. He wouldn't get the best of starts in the feature, and as a result he initially slipped back to the fifth position. Over the course of the ensuing laps he began clawing his way forward, and on lap 13 he took control of the lead from Brandon Sheppard. Once out front he never looked back on his way to his second LOLMDS win of the season and his fourth victory overall. Josh Richards, Sheppard, Austin Hubbard and Don O'Neal rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

1Returning on Tuesday night for the $5,000 top prize, Tyler registered the fastest time overall in a field of 56 cars before capturing a 10-lap heat race win. Rolling off on the front row, Erb jumped into the lead on the drop of the green flag and led wire-to-wire en route to his fifth win of the season over Earl Pearson Jr., Dennis Erb Jr., Brandon Sheppard, and Jimmy Owens.

On Wednesday night, Erb followed up the fourth fastest time in his qualifying group with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Brian Shirley. Earning the 8th-starting position for the $7,000-to-win A-Main, Tyler improved six spots reeling in a 2nd place finish behind Jonathan Davenport with Josh Richards, Brandon Overton, and Brando Sheppard completing the Top-5 finishers.

The following night for the fourth round of the Wrisco Winternationals, Tyler secured his spot into the main event with a 10-lap heat race victory. Starting in 3rd, Erb overtook Kyle Bronson for the top spot on lap 8 but a handful of cautions prevented him from building an early lead. Following late-race contract after trying to defend the top spot, Erb came up short in the final laps to place 3rd behind Hudson O’Neal and Earl Pearson Jr. with Devin Moran and Kyle Bronson rounding out the Top-5.

On Friday night, Tyler Erb entered the fifth round of the 43rd annual Wrisco Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park (Gibsonton, Florida). He qualified second-fastest in his group in time trials, and then won his heat race to lock into the third-starting spot for the $12,000-to-win feature event. Tyler jumped to the second position early in the feature as he set his sights on race leader, Jonathan Davenport. Erb powered into the top spot on lap 15 and paced the field for the next 22 circuits. Following a late-race restart Davenport slipped past for the lead. Erb continued to apply pressure to Daveport, but on a rubbered-up track he was forced to settle into a runner-up finish. Earl Pearson Jr., Scott Bloomquist and Devin Moran completed the Top-3 finishers.

On Saturday evening 41 cars returned for the final night at East Bay Raceway Park. Tyler won his heat race to lock into the fourth-starting spot for the 50-lap feature. He ran in the Top-5 throughout the main event before surging late to finish second behind race winner, Jonathan Davenport. Devin Moran, Tanner English and Justin Williams.

Sunday night's LOLMDS Speedweeks finale at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Florida) fell victim to Mother Nature.

Tyler currently sits in second in the LOLMDS point standings. For full results these events, please visit please visit www.LucasDirt.com.


February 2, 2019 - Tyler Erb Wins in Best Performance Debut at Golden Isles
1Tyler Erb hit the ground running in his debut with Best Performance Motorsports. The 22-year-old Texan scored the season opening win with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Saturday afternoon during the annual RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing.

The victory came aboard the team's New Point Direction & Lighting #1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Roberts Bee Company/ Rocket XR1/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model.

"I want to thank Eric and Kelly Brock and Randall Edwards for having faith in me to drive their car," Erb commented. "This is a great way to start the season! There is so much tough competition here. I was a little worried in traffic, but those guys gave me plenty of room to get by. It was fast today, for sure. I want to thank Wayne Childress of New Point Lighting and Design, and Billy Franklin for helping us out this year."

Erb entered his first-career event with Best Performance Motorsports on Friday night at Golden Isles Speedway (Brunswick, Georgia). He started his night with a heat race win to lock into the fourth-starting position for the 50-lap, $12,000-to-win finale.

Mother Nature intervened before the feature could be run as a steady rain pushed the finale to early Saturday afternoon.

1As the race went green Tyler quickly advanced into a podium position. By lap 10 he climbed into the second spot, and on lap 13 he overtook Hudson O'Neal for the lead. Once out front Erb kept the field at bay for the remainder of the event, en route to the victory. It marked his third overall win of 2019, and his second-career Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victory. (Heath Lawson photo)

On Saturday night the second round of the RhinoAg Super Bowl of Racing came to life. After a lengthy rain delay, Erb started his night by qualifying second in his group, and then backed it up with a heat race win. Starting the feature fourth on the grid for the second-straight event, Tyler ran in the Top-5 throughout the feature before crossing the finish line in the fourth position behind Earl Pearson Jr., Jonathan Davenport and Scott Bloomquist.

Tyler is currently tied for second in the latest LOLMDS standings. For more information on the event, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

January 19, 2019 - Erb Tops Night Three of Steel City Nationals at Collie; Crowned Steel City Champion
1 Tyler Erb followed the Di Candilo Steel City Late Model Nationals to Collie Speedway (Collie, Western Australia) on Friday night for the third stop of the USA vs WA Invasion Tour. Laying down the fourth fastest time in a field of 19 cars, Erb went on to place 2nd and 1st in his two heats. Streaking to a 2-lap dash victory, Tyler locked into the pole position for the main event. Jumping out to the lead on the opening lap, Erb began building a commanding lead as each lap passed. Navigating his way through lap traffic after a handful of restarts, Tyler Erb cruised to his second win of the season over Jamie Oldfield, Michael Holmes, Kye Blight, and Billy Moyer. (Peter Roebuck photos)

1The following night at Bunbury Speedway (Bunbury, Western Australia), Tyler came in fourth fastest in qualifying before capturing a 10-lap heat race victory. Outrunning Brad Blake for his 2-lap dash, Erb earned the 2nd-starting position for the finale. Slipping underneath Billy Moyer for the lead on lap 3, Tyler set a consistent pace for the next 10 circuits when a caution reset the field. Losing the lead to Moyer after the restart, Tyler Erb reeled in a 2nd place finish in the remaining distance trailing Billy Moyer across the line with Brad Blake, Paul Stubber, and Michael Holmes completing the Top-5 finishers.

Tyler topped Billy Moyer by a mere 6 points to pick up the Di Candilo Steel City USA vs WA Invasion Tour points championship.

For more results from these events, please visit www.CollieSpeedway.com.au and www.BunburySpeedway.com.au.

January 12, 2019 - Tyler Erb Soars to First Win of the Season in Night Two of Di Candilo Steel City Nationals
1On Wednesday Tyler Erb returned to action at Perth Motorplex (Kwinana Beach, Western Australia) for opening night of the Di Candilo Steel City Late Model Nationals. With 28 Super Late Models registered in for action, Erb timed in tenth fastest overall in qualifying before charging to a heat race win. Falling one spot shy of a Top-5 finish in the feature, Tyler posted a 6th place spot in the 30-lap affair.

1For the second round of the Di Candilo Steel City Late Model Nationals, Tyler Erb was one of 25 cars that returned to Perth Motorplex (Kwinana Beach, Western Australia) on Saturday evening. After cruising to an 8-lap heat race win in his first attempt, Tyler passed five cars in his second heat to place 5th. Earning the 3rd-starting position for the main event, Erb set a steady pace in the early stages of the race before he made his move to the front. Using a late-race caution to his advantage, Tyler Erb slipped underneath the leader and held off late-rae challenges to pick up his first win of the season. Billy Moyer, Michael Holmes, Joe Godsey, and Marc Giancola completed the Top-5 finishers in the 40-lap affair.


For more results from these events, please visit www.Motorplex.au.

December 30, 2018 - Fuel Issues Cuts Short Erb's Australia Opener
1Tyler Erb kicked off his Australia trip on Sunday evening at Valvoline Raceway (Granville, New South Wales) powering the Booth Transport #U91 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model. In a field of 22 cars, Erb followed up the fastest time overall in qualifying with a 10-lap heat race victory. Battling for a podium spot in the opening night feature, Tyler was an early retiree on lap-11 after suffering fuel issues. (Anthony Loxley photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.ValvolineRaceway.au.

December 12, 2018 - Tyler Erb Joins Forces With Best Performance Motorsports in 2019
1Best Performance Motorsports is busily gearing up for the 2019 season, which is shaping up to be the team’s most ambitious campaign to date.

The team will field entries for both Tyler Erb and Landon Simon. Erb will set his sights on the 2019 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series championship and rookie of the year crown behind the wheel of the Best Performance Motorsports #1 Bulk Material Lift/ XR1 Rocket Chassis Super Late Model. <<MORE>>


November 26, 2018 - Tyler Erb to Pilot Best Performance Motorsports Ride
1After a successful two-year partnership, Best Performance Motorsports and Josh Richards have agreed to amicably part ways for the 2019 season. Texas hot shoe, Tyler Erb will be taking over the driving duties of the team’s potent Dirt Late Model.

“We enjoyed a lot of success with Josh (Richards), and I wish him nothing but the best in his future ventures,” Best Performance Motorsports’ Eric Brock said on Monday afternoon. “We are now extremely excited about the future with Tyler Erb as our driver. He’s got a lot of talent and enthusiasm and will be a great fit for our organization.”

Additional details regarding Tyler Erb joining forces with Best Performance Motorsports as well as the team’s 2019 plans will be released at a later date.


November 16, 2018 - Tyler Erb Wraps Up 2018 Season With 10 Wins; To Begin 2019 Slate in Australia
Traveling to a total of 89 events during the 2018 season, Tyler Erb captured ten wins aboard his New Point Lighting and Design Inc. #91 Roberts Bee Company/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. With the weather determining the outcome of six of his scheduled dates, Erb collected 53 Top-10 outings and 33 Top-5 finishes. He also finished eighth in the final World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series point standings.

November 3, 2018 - Erb Places 7th in World Finals Feature at Charlotte; Finishes 8th in World of Outlaws Point Standings
1Thursday night brought Tyler Erb to the Dirt Track at Charlotte (Concord, North Carolina) for the World of Outlaws Craftsman Late Model Series World Finals. Drawing 76 Super Late Models for a round of qualifying, Erb registered the ninth fastest time in his qualifying group.

1Starting in 3rd in his heat race on Friday, Tyler scored a runner-up finish behind Brandon Sheppard locking his spot into the opening night feature. With midnight curfew postponing Friday’s feature to Saturday, Tyler improved five spots in the 50-lap affair to place 7th. (Zach Yost photo)

Later Saturday night, Tyler locked his spot into the $12,000-to-win finale with a 2nd place finish in his heat behind Earl Pearson Jr. Rolling off 12th, Tyler Erb brought out the first caution of the race on lap 6 that dropped him back to a 27th place outing.  

Tyler finished eighth in the final World of Outlaws point standings. For more results from these events, please visit www.WoOLMS.com.

October 27, 2018 - Top 5 Finish in Coors Light Fall Classic at Whynot
1Tyler Erb was one of 43 Super Late Models signed in at Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Mississippi) on Friday night for the 24th annual Coors Light Fall Classic. After laying down the fastest time overall in his qualifying group, Tyler cruised to a 10-lap heat race victory positioning him 3rd on the starting grid for the Saturday’s $15,000-to-win A-Main. Holding the lead at three different points in the 75-lap feature, Erb came up short at the line to place 5th behind Devin Moran, Brandon Overton, David Breazeale, and Earl Pearson Jr. (R. Victory photo)

For more results from this event, please visit www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com.

October 20, 2018 - Tyler Erb Wins in Steven Roberts Back-up Car at Senoia
1 On Friday night Tyler Erb made the trek to Senoia Raceway (Senoia, Georgia) piloting the Steven Roberts-owned #111e Super Late Model for the Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Bonus Series sanctioned doubleheader. In a field of 30 cars, Erb secured his spot into the opening night feature with a heat race victory. Starting in 11th, Tyler passed seven cars in the 40-lap affair to place 4th behind Shane Clanton, Ashton Winger, and Michael Page with Tyler Millwood coming in 5th.

1The following night, Tyler came in second fastest in qualifying behind Shane Clanton positioning him 2nd on the starting grid for the finale. Jumping into the lead on the drop of the green flag, Erb held off late-race challenges from Michael Page to capture his tenth win of the season and a $6,000 payday. Page, Casey Roberts, Tyler Millwood, and Austin Horton completed the Top-5 finishers in the 50-lap affair. (Brian McLeod photo)

For more results from these events, please visit www.SouthernNationalsSeries.com.

October 13, 2018 - Podium Finish in World 100 at Eldora Speedway
1Tyler Erb recorded an impressive third-place finish on Saturday night in the 48th running of the coveted World 100 behind the wheel of his New Point Lighting and Design Inc. #91 Roberts Bee Company/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

“I’m so proud of what we were able to accomplish (in the World 100 feature). Man, honestly, before this year, I don’t think I’ve ever even finished a 100-lap race. And I ran eighth at Knoxville and run third here,” Erb said. “I’m just maturing a little bit behind the wheel and trying to take care of my equipment … I don’t know, it just takes time. I’m only 21, so we’ll just have to see what happens next year.

“It was awesome in the feature. I really honestly didn’t get to race with Jimmy (Owens) there. We got to (a lapped car) and I just made a mistake and drove it into the fence off of (turn) two. And I was like, ‘Man, I just need to slow down and maintain and run third and get out of this place.’ It was an awesome, awesome run, and I’m super proud of my team."

On Saturday morning Tyler Erb was one of 78 Super Late Models registered at Eldora Speedway (Rossburg, Ohio) for the rescheduled World 100. Gaining one spot in his heat race, Erb grabbed the fourth-and-final transfer spot, which positioned him 16th on the starting grid for the final $10,000-to-win preliminary feature of the day. Improving one spot in the 25-lap affair, Tyler scored a 15th-place outing.

Saturday evening found the final leg of the mega event contested. Tyler locked his spot into the $51,000-to-win A-Main with a third-place finish in his heat race.

1Rolling off 16th for the 100-lap finale, Tyler Erb quickly charged through the field as he worked his way to as high as the runner-up spot in the closing laps. Contact with the backstretch wall with just a few circuits remaining found him slipping back to the third position, and that’s where he would cross the finish line behind Tim McCreadie and Jimmy Owens with Scott Bloomquist and Brandon Overton completing the Top-5 finishers.

For more results from these events, please visit www.EldoraSpeedway.com.