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April 18, 2021 - Runner-up finish in Castrol lid-lifter at Tyler County
1Taking part in the inaugural Castrol FloRacing Night in America, Best Performance Motorsports pilot Tyler Erb traveled to Tyler County Speedway (Middlebourne, W.Va.) on Thursday afternoon for the $10,000 prize. In a field of 29 cars, Tyler clocked in 10th fastest overall before placing second in his heat behind Jacob Hawkins. Making a late-race charge for the lead against race-long pacesetter Jonathan Davenport in the feature, Erb fell 0.681 seconds short at the line to place second, trailing Davenport to the checkers with Kyle Larson, Mason Zeigler, and Jacob Hawkins rounding out the Top-5. (Tyler Carr photo)

1On Saturday at Hagerstown Speedway (Hagerstown, Md.) for the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) sanctioned Red Nininger Tribute, Erb posted a runner-up finish in his heat behind Ricky Thornton Jr., which positioned him sixth on the starting grid for the $15,000-to-win A-Main. Improving one spot in the 50-lap affair, Tyler notched a fifth-place finish. He followed Tim McCreadie, Thornton Jr., Jonathan Davenport, and Gregg Satterlee across the line.

The following night at Port Royal Speedway (Port Royal, Pa.), Tyler edged his way into the finale with the fourth-and-final transfer spot in his heat race. With $10,000 on the line, Erb jumped up one spot in the 40-lapper to finish 14th.

Tyler is currently 10th in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.FloRacing.com and www.LucasDirt.com.

April 3, 2021 - Erb notches podium finish in Bill Corum Memorial at Tazewell
1Saturday night found Tyler Erb piloting his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports/ XR1 Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model to a podium finish in the 2021 edition of the Lil’ Bill Corum Memorial at Tazewell Speedway. (Michael Moats photo)

"We did all we could," Erb said after the race. "I just needed to win the heat race and put ourselves in a better (feature starting) spot. But these two (Jonathan Davenport and Kyle Larson), they were really fast. They were good at Bristol, and I'm just happy to come home third. It's crazy racing here.

“We’ll take this podium finish and head to Missouri looking for some big checks this coming weekend.”

1Best Performance Motorsports and Tyler Erb were back in action on Saturday evening at Tazewell Speedway (Tazewell, Tenn.) as 35 Schaeffer’s Spring Nationals Series / Valvoline Iron Man Series entries were on hand for the Lil’ Bill Corum Memorial.

After setting the bar in time trials with a blistering lap of 11.420 seconds, Erb recorded a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Donald McIntosh, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the main event.

With a $21,000 top prize on the line, Tyler worked his way into a podium spot early and would eventually overtake Kyle Larson for second following a lap-40 restart. Unable to close the distance on race-long leader Jonathan Davenport, Erb slipped back to third when the checkered flag flew, trailing Davenport and Larson across the line with Dale McDowell and Donald McIntosh rounding out the Top-5. 

Full results from this event are available at www.SpringNationals.com.

March 27, 2021 - Runner-up finish at Florence Speedway
1On Saturday afternoon Tyler Erb made the short trip to Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) to compete in a field of 23 Late Models. Starting the night off with a heat race victory, Erb locked into the third-starting position for the $5,000-to-win A-Main. Taking part in a three-way battle for the lead throughout the 50-lapper, Erb settled with a runner-up finish when the checkered flag flew, trailing Josh Rice across the line with Scott James, Devin Gilpin, and Robby Hensley rounding out the Top-5.

Full results from this event are available at www.FlorenceSpeedway.com.

March 21, 2021 - Tyler Erb finishes seventh in Buckeye Spring 50 at Atomic
1Saturday night saw Tyler Erb return with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) at Brownstown Speedway (Brownstown, Ind.) for the Indiana Icebreaker. Transferring the Top 4 from heat races into the $15,000-to-win A-Main, Erb posted a sixth place outing, sending him into the B-Main. After three violent wrecks in four heat races, LOLMDS officials made the decision to postpone the remaining consolation events and the feature to May 2nd.

1The following night at Atomic Speedway (Chillicothe, Ohio) for the Buckeye Spring 50, Tyler secured his spot into the main event with a third place finish in his heat race. With $12,000 on the line, Erb clawed forward three spots in the 50-lap affair to register a seventh-place finish. (Heath Lawson photo)

Tyler has climbed to ninth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

March 13, 2021 - Top-5 finish in Spring 50 at Florence Speedway
1Tyler Erb made the short trip to Florence Speedway (Union, Ky.) on Saturday night to pilot the Best Perfromance Motorsports No. 1 Late Model for the 45th annual Spring 50. Coming in second in his heat behind Ricky Thornton Jr., Erb locked into the fourth-starting position for the $10,000-to-win A-Main. After running as high as second, Tyler slipped back on the rough conditions to finish fifth, trailing Thornton Jr., Bobby Pierce, Jimmy Owens, and Darrell Lanigan across the line. (DIRTSTAR photo)

Full results from this event are available at www.FlorenceSpeedway.com.

March 7, 2021 - Erb attends March Madness at Cherokee Speedway
1Sunday saw Tyler Erb and the Best Performance Motorsports team return to action at Cherokee Speedway (Gaffney, S.C.) for the third annual Ginger Owens March Madness. In a stout field of 40 Southern All Star Series entries, Erb posted a third place finish in his heat, which positioned him 10th on the starting grid for the A-Main. With $10,000 on the line, Tyler faded six spots in the 60-lap affair to register a 16th-place outing. (Steve Moore photo)

Full results from this event are available at www.SASDirt.com.

February 2, 2021 - Top-10 finish Lucas Oil Speedweeks finale at BRP
1 On Monday afternoon, the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) picked back up at Bubba Raceway Park (Ocala, Fla.) for the final two events of the Florida Speedweeks slate. With 49 cars on hand, Tyler came one spot short of a transfer position in his heat with a fifth place finish, transferring him into the B-Main for another shot at the opening night feature. Streaking to a 10-lap consolation victory, Erb locked into the 17th-starting position for the $10,000-to-win opening night feature. After challenging for a Top-10 finish early in the 40-lapper, Tyler was involved in numerous incidents in the closing laps that dropped him back to 21st when the checkered flag flew.

1For another $10,000-to-win A-Main on Tuesday, Erb followed up the ninth fastest lap in his time trial group with a third place finish in his heat. Rolling off ninth, Tyler clawed forward one spot in the 40-lap affair to finish eighth. (Heath Lawson photos)

Tyler is 13th in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

January 28, 2021 - Tyler Erb pockets a pair of East Bay Winternationals victories
1 Tyler Erb continued his red-hot start to the 2021 season with a pair of Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series victories during the 45th Annual Wrisco Industries Winternationals at East Bay Raceway Park.

For the second stop of the Florida Speedweks, Tyler Erb followed the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series to East Bay Raceway Park in Tampa, Fla. on Monday. for the opening round of the Wrisco Industries Winternationals. In a stout field of 76 cars, Erb laid down the eighth fastest time in his qualifying group before picking up a heat race win in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model.

Starting the opening night feature in fifth, Tyler wrestled the lead away on the eighth lap and held the top spot until lap 17 when contact with another competitor sent him into a spin. Marching from the tail of the field over the remaining distance, Erb salvaged a seventh-place outing.

On Tuesday, Tyler followed up the tenth fastest lap in his time trial group with a second-place finish in his heat race behind Kyle Bronson. Earning the ninth-starting position for the feature, Erb began his charge forward early overtaking Brian Shirley for third on lap 18.

With Brandon Overton and Brandon Sheppard battling it out for the top spot up front, Tyler closed in on the leaders as the laps wind down. After sneaking past Sheppard on lap 24 on the bottom, Erb stayed loyal to the bottom groove, sliding ahead of Overton for the lead on lap 28.

1With a caution realigning the field on the final lap, Tyler Erb held off Overton’s last-lap charge to secure his third win of the season and a $5,000 prize. Overton, Brian Shirley, Josh Richards, and Kyle Bronson completed the Top-5 finishers in the 30-lap affair.

“I thought that would have made a great tv thing. We were able to pull through. It made my heart skip a beat when I headed to the checkered and then the caution came out. I was not happy about that. We definitely had to work for everything we have gotten this week. I can’t thank the crew enough for all they do. Eric Brock gave me the opportunity of a lifetime to drive his car and we hope to be in for a long time.”

The following night for the third round of the Winternationals, Erb posted a runner-up finish in his heat race behind Brandon Overton, which positioned him 12th on the starting grid for the $7,000-to-win A-Main. After Mother Nature shifted the 40-lapper to Thursday night, Tyler rebounded to finish 13th after getting involved in a tangle on the sixth circuit.

In Thursday night’s regularly scheduled program, Tyler laid down the ninth fastest qualifying time before picking up an eight-lap heat race victory. With $7,000 on the line in the feature, Erb faded back to a 13th-place outing.

During Friday night’s $12,000-to-win program, Tyler was disqualified following an on-track incident with another competitor.

Returning for Saturday’s finale, Erb charged to a convincing heat race win to lock into the fourth-starting position for $15,000-to-win feature. Erb was able to get the lead from Brandon Sheppard on lap 14. He held the top spot until a lap 19 restart when Tim McCreadie took over.

1McCreadie started to pull way until a caution appeared with 32 laps scored. On the ensuing restart, Tyler went from third in the running to retake the lead. Holding off Jonathan Davenport at the checkers by 0.322 seconds, Erb sailed to his second Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series win of the season. Sheppard, McCreadie, and Hudson O’Neal rounded out the Top-5. (Heath Lawson photos)

“The top was pretty hard to run and I gave up the lead on a restart by running up there. I was like man, that could have been the race! McCreadie drove off and he was good. I really didn’t have much traction on the restarts, and I picked the top. I had a really good run on those guys, but needed a little luck. He [McCreadie] just kind of missed the bottom getting into one and I was able to get by him.”

“Randall [Edwards] was showing me that my lead was getting a little close at the end, so I just tried to hit my marks. I got real wide on that last corner and hoped for the best. I just tried not to burn my stuff up.  This is the first time we ever put a different tire on here and it worked out. I am just super excited to win.”

 The Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series will wrap up their edition of the 2021 Florida Speedweeks with a doubleheader at Bubba Raceway Park in Ocala. A complete program is on tap for Monday and Tuesday, highlighted by a $10,000-to-win feature each night.

Tyler is currently seventh in the latest Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series standings. Full results from these events are available at www.LucasDirt.com.


January 23, 2021 - Tyler Erb finishes sixth Lucas Oil season opener at All-Tech
1After Mother Natured wiped out the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) season opener on Friday, Tyler Erb returned to All-Tech Raceway (Lake City, Fla.) on Saturday afternoon for the General Tire Winter Nationals. Drawing 57 cars, Erb followed up the second fastest lap overall in time trials behind Mike Marlar with a 10-lap heat race victory. Earning the pole position for the $15,000-to-win A-Main, Tyler set the pace for the first 13 circuits until a charging Kyle Larson snuck by. He ran in a podium spot for the next 30 circuits until the final three laps when he slipped back to sixth when the checkered flag flew. (Heath Lawson photo)

Tyler is currently tied for fourth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.

January 17, 2021 - Erb bags back-to-back WWS wins, finishes second in points chase
1Tyler Erb and the Best Performance Motorsports team are enjoying a successful start to the 2021 season.

Opening the 2021 campaign with the 15th Annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout, Erb has already had his share of success in only six starts thus far. Invading FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway for the six-night miniseries Erb never finished outside the Top-10, which included two victories and two runner-up performances.

"Man, it’s awesome," said the driver of the Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Rocket Chassis/ Clements Racing Engine Super Late Model. "It's a testament to everybody that helps. We've got the best equipment we can ask for. I love going racing with these guys, and that's half the business. I just can't thank everyone that helps us enough."

On Wednesday, Tyler Erb was one of 57 Late Models on hand to compete in the third round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout. Following the fifth fastest lap in his time trial group, Erb edged his way into the $5,000-to-win A-Main with the third and final transfer spot in his heat race.

Rolling off 17th, Tyler navigated through the field early and was up to second by lap 20 to challenge race-long pacesetter Jonathan Davenport. With the pair making slight contact as they crossed the line on lap 21, Erb was unable to close the distance in the final nine circuits, marking him second in the final rundown behind Davenport. Jason Papich, Mike Marlar, and Bobby Pierce rounded out the Top-5.

In a field of 62 Late Models on Friday, Tyler laid down the third fastest lap in his time trial group before picking up an eight-lap heat race victory. With front-row starter Jason Papich setting the pace early in the feature, Erb tracked down the leader on lap 12 and made an impressive pass for the top spot on lap 13 when he slid in between Papich and challenger Ricky Thornton Jr.

1After Erb and Thornton Jr. took part in a heated battle for the next ten circuits, Tyler grabbed the lead for good on lap 24 en route to his first win of the season and a $5,000 prize. He topped Thornton Jr., Jonathan Davenport, Bobby Pierce, and Stormy Scott at the line. (Mike Ruefer photos)

On Saturday for the final preliminary feature, Erb outran Mike Marlar in his heat race to pick up the win, which positioned him fifth on the starting grid for the main event. Muscling ahead of Jonathan Davenport for the lead on fifth lap, Tyler paced the field for the next 26 circuits until Davenport regained the top spot on lap 32.

1Outdueling Davenport in the final five laps, Tyler Erb streaked to his second win in as many nights over Davenport, Ricky Thornton Jr., Jimmy Mars, and Jason Papich. He earned $5,000 for his efforts.

For the final round of the Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout on Sunday, Tyler came in fourth fastest in his qualifying group before placing third in his heat race. Earning the 11th-starting position for the $25,000-to-win finale, Erb was up to eighth by the 10th lap and began challenging for a Top-5 spot near the midway point of the 50-lapper.

Tyler continued to work his way forward but was unable to close the distance on himself and race-long pacesetter Jonathan Davenport, marking him second on the rundown behind Davenport at the checkers. Ricky Thornton Jr., Brian Shirley, and Bobby Pierce rounded out the Top-5 finishers.

Erb’s impressive string of podium finishes landed him second in the final miniseries point standings, trailing Jonathan Davenport.

Full results from these events are available at www.WildWestShootout.net.

January 10, 2021 - Pair of Top-10 finishes at Arizona Speedway to open 2021
1Tyler Erb kicked off his 2021 season on Saturday night at FK Rod Ends Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.) piloting the Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 Late Model. Drawing a stout field of 57 Late Models for the 15th annual Keyser Manufacturing Wild West Shootout, Tyler came in third fastest in his time trial group before picking up an eight-lap heat race victory. With $5,000 on the line in the feature, Erb faded three spots in the 40-lapper to register a sixth-place finish.

1For another $5,000-to-win A-Main on Sunday afternoon, Erb came two spots short of a transfer position in his heat race with a fifth place outing, dropping him into the B-Main for another shot at the main event. Cruising to a 12-lap consolation victory, Tyler locked into the 19th-starting position for the A-Main. Marching into the Top-10, Tyler Erb improved 12 spots to finish seventh. (Jacy Norgaard photo)

Full results from these events are available at www.WildWestShootout.net.

December 4, 2020 - Erb tallies six-win 2020 season; Wild West Shootout to open 2021
In a year that saw several events cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Tyler Erb participated in a total of 76 races behind the wheel of the Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 Late Model. He ended the season with six wins, 28 Top-5 finishes, and 48 Top-10 outings. He finished fifth in the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series point standings.

His 2021 season will kick off January 9th at Arizona Speedway (Queen Creek, Ariz.) for the 15th annual Wild West Shootout. Once the six-round miniseries is complete, he will head to East Bay Raceway Park (Tampa, Fla.) to begin the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) slate on January 22nd.

November 14, 2020 - Top-5 finish in night two of Cotton Pickin' 100 at Magnolia
1Behind the wheel of his Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 Late Model, Tyler Erb invaded Magnolia Motor Speedway (Columbus, Miss.) on Friday afternoon for the Cotton Pickin’ 100 weekend. Drawing 34 cars for the two-day event, Erb secured his spot into the opening night feature with a runner-up finish in his heat behind Spencer Hughes. With $4,000 on the line, Tyler faded two spots in the 30-lapper to register a ninth place outing.

1On Saturday afternoon, Tyler came in fifth fastest in his time trial group before picking up a 10-lap heat race victory. Starting the $15,000-to-win Cotton Pickin’ 100 in second, Erb blasted into the lead on the drop of the green flag and led the first 23 circuits. With eventual race-winner Chris Madden sneaking by on lap 24, Tyler was challenging for a podium spot until a caution with 13 laps remaining dropped him back to seventh. Muscling his way back into the Top-5, Tyler Erb notched a fifth place finish behind Madden, Tim McCreadie, Billy Moyer Jr., and Chris Ferguson. (Robert Holman photo | DirtonDirt.com)

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

October 31, 2020 - Tyler Erb scores $10,000 Jambalaya 100 finale at Pike County
1Tyler Erb returned to his winning ways, scoring a dominating victory in Saturday night’s Jambalaya 100 at Pike County Speedway.

Erb went unchallenged after taking the lead in his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model and drove away to a 5.031 second margin of victory.

“We’ve been running really good and just needed to get a win,” said Erb, who notched his sixth overall victory of the season. “I’m happy to get a win. I’ve been so close and last week we lost a lot of money because of a part failure. We’re getting a little bit of it back.

“This is pretty cool. I think I came here when I was like 10 years old and watched a guy that raced for my dad drive he re. It’s a super fun track. It’s different. One end is different from the other.”

1Friday night found Tyler Erb in action at Pike County Speedway in Magnolia, Miss. to kick off the two-day Jambalaya 100. Erb secured his spot into the $3,000-to-win opening night feature with a 10-lap heat race victory.

Starting in third, Tyler blasted past polesitter Dane Dacus on the opening lap but a caution negated the move. Making a late-race charge to challenge leader Jason Feger, Erb came up short to finish second behind Feger with Spencer Hughes rounding out the podium.

For the finale on Saturday, Tyler started the night off with a heat race win, which positioned him third on the starting grid for the main event. Navigating around Jason Feger on lap 31, Erb cruised to his sixth win of the season over Feger, Spencer Hughes, Michael Arnold, and Luke Bennett.

Finishing more than five seconds ahead of the Feger when he crossed the finish line at the conclusion of the 70-lapper, Tyler Erb earned $10,000.

“I got to follow Jason for 100 laps this weekend. That made it a little bit easier,” Erb said. “I kind of saw what he was doing and tried to figure out where I could pass him. I knew it was probably gonna rubber. I could feel it. I didn’t want to show him my nose so when I got around the outside, so I just kept ducking down low and made it work. Congrats to him and Spencer. We all ran top three two nights in a row, so that’s pretty cool.”

To learn more about Pike County Speedway, find them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Pike-County-Speedway-683045138539704/

October 24, 2020 - Erb breaks while leading Fall Classic at Whynot
1On Friday afternoon Tyler Erb visited Whynot Motorsports Park (Meridian, Miss.) piloting the Best Performance Motorsports No. 1 Late Model for the 26th annual Coors Light Fall Classic. Drawing 43 Late Models for the two-day event, Tyler passed three cars in his heat race to place third. (Chris McDill photo)

1Starting Saturday night’s $15,000-to-win Coors Light Fall Classic in ninth, Erb broke into the Top-5 early an began challenging for the lead near the halfway point of the 100-lapper. Sneaking by Dennis Erb Jr. on lap 51 to assume command of the top spot, Tyler led the next 15 circuits until a broken lift bar brought an immediate end to his evening.

Full results from this event are available at www.WhynotMotorsportsPark.com.

October 17, 2020 - Top-5 finish in Dirt Track World Championship at Portsmouth
1Tyler Erb and the Best Performance Motorsports team put a wrap on the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series 2020 campaign over the weekend at Portsmouth (Ohio) Raceway Park. 

Erb drove his Industrial Resourcing Group No. 1 Best Performance Motorsports/ Rocket Chassis/ Durham Racing Engine Super Late Model from deep in the field to register a fifth-place finish in Saturday’s 40th Annual Dirt Track World Championship.

“We got behind on Friday night and had to come through the B-Main. Fortunately, we were able to bring home a solid fifth-place finish,” said Erb. “It’s been an up and down season, so a Top-5 in the highest paying race of the year is a great way to cap off the Lucas Oil season. We’re planning a few more races to end the year. I’m looking forward to finishing out the year strong.”

1Tyler Erb was one of 63 Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series entries on hand at Portsmouth Raceway Park on Friday night to wrap up the 2020 season. With the Top-3 from each heat race transferring to the finale, Erb came one spot short with a fourth-place finish, sending him to a B-Main on Saturday. (Heath Lawson photo)

Finishing second behind Jimmy Owens, Tyler locked into the 22nd-starting position for the $100,000-to-win Dirt Track World Championship. Wheeling his way to a Top-5, Erb advanced 17 spots in the 100-lap affair to register a fifth-place finish behind Brandon Sheppard, Ricky Thornton Jr., Tim McCreadie, and Chris Madden.

Erb finished fifth in the final Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series Championship standings. To view full results from this event and complete standings, please visit www.LucasDirt.com.

October 3, 2020 - Flat tire drops Erb to 15th in Pittsburgher 100 at PPMS
1After a pair of rainouts wiped out his plans on Friday night, Tyler Erb returned with the Lucas Oil Late Model Dirt Series (LOLMDS) on Saturday evening at Pittsburgh Pa. Motor Speedway (Imperial, Pa.) for the 32nd annual Pittsburgher 100. In a field of 35 cars, Erb came two spots short of a transfer position in his heat with a sixth place finish, transferring him into the B-Main. Scoring a runner-up finish behind Jared Miley, Tyler locked into the 19th-starting position for the $20,000-to-win Pittsburgher 100. With the 100-lapper getting slowed by multiple cautions due to numerous flat tires, Tyler Erb suffered a flat on lap 90 while running in the Top-10, which dropped him back to a 15th place outing. (Heath Lawson photo)

Tyler is currently fifth in the latest LOLMDS point standings. Full results from this event are available at www.LucasDirt.com.