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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

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

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

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